Alert Level Two Information for students and families

14 Feb Alert Level Two Information for students and families


Villa Maria College Alert Level Two

Information for students and families


Updated 28 February, 2021:

Latest Information:

  • Sport is still proceeding under Level Two but with some restrictions likely, which we will advise of as they are announced. Please ensure you are following hand hygiene requirements, ie sanitising before and after the game. Sanitiser will be in your team gear bag. You must also sign in using the QR code at each venue.
  • The Intermediate Picnic that was to be held Monday 1 March is postponed. The postponement date is to be confirmed.
  • Tuesday Assembly is split with Seniors Y11-13 in the Hall and Juniors Y7-10 in the Gym
  • College Production rehearsals continue as usual, as do Polyfest practices and Choir rehearsals
  • We will communicate decisions on Monday about the following events:
    • The Year 9&10 Junior Curriculum evening on Tuesday 2 March is postponed.
    • The lockdown drill scheduled for Wednesday 3 March
    • The First Aid course for Gateway and FISS students on Wednesday 3 March
    • The John Parsons Cybersafety parent evening on Thursday 4 March i
    • The Science Pathways Antarctic Centre visit on Thursday 4 March
    • The Y11 Art Gallery visit on Thursday 4 March


Dear parents/caregivers and students,

We will continue to update our website with the latest information.

Opening and Attendance

  • Anyone who has been in Auckland should stay home until tested if that is required of them, depending on where they have been and symptoms.
  • Students with symptoms such as a cold, a head cold, blocked ears, cough, sneezing, chills and a fever should stay home and contact Healthline for advice, which may include getting tested for COVID-19 as a precaution.
  • Self-isolation is required for those who display relevant symptoms of COVID-19, test positive for COVID-19, have been in close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19, or have been overseas in the last 14 days.
  • We continue with the regular start and finish times.



Social Distancing

  • We are returning to set entrances into and exits out of each building to assist with keeping a distance when moving around the College. Please refer to the map at the end of this guide.
  • When moving around the College through corridors and common spaces, you must keep to your left.
  • When assemblies are held they will be split, such as juniors and seniors, and in different venues, to enable greater distance to be maintained.
  • Students and staff maintain a physical distance so that they are not breathing on or touching each other. There does not need to be a specific measurement but where practicable 1 metre can be used as a guide, particularly between adults.
  • Y13 can no longer leave site for lunchtime or study, unless study is at start or end of day.
  • Library will close if it gets too full at break times.
  • Girls to maintain a record of who they are with during their break times
  • Use these designated indoor spaces on cold or wet days for Interval and Lunch
Year Areas
 Y7&8 CL102  HA101  CL101
 Y9 ME101  ME102  ME103  PR101  PR102  HA104
 Y10 BR101  BR102  HA102  GY101  ME105  ME106
Year 11 Downstairs Kia Toa breakout and KT102  KT103  KT104 and Upstairs KT212  KT213  KT214
Year 12 Upstairs Kia Toa breakout and KT201  KT202  KT204  KT205 KT206  KT207
Year 13 Common Room and Hall
International ME104



  • We have three spaces available for use as sickbays if needed.
  • There are hand sanitiser units placed at entrances to buildings. In addition there is hand sanitiser in every classroom.
  • Supplies are in classrooms for use as required for wiping down high-touch surfaces.
  • Students are encouraged to keep doors open for good ventilation where practical.
  • There is no sharing of food
  • Year 13 need to BYO plates, cups, cutlery for own use in Common Room.
  • Drinking fountains are not to be used except for filling of water bottles by tap
  • The Canteen is operated by an outside provider and will be open and following recommended hygiene practices.

Contact tracing

  • Students are to keep their own record of close contacts outside of class time.
  • When using common areas such as break out spaces during class time, students must limit close contacts to within their own class members.
  • There is an extension for students to use phones at start of lunch to 10 mins
  • Use the extra time to photograph or record in another way who you are sitting with.

Sport and PE

  • PE classes and contact sport are able to occur
  • Cleaning of equipment will occur after each session
  • Students to wash hands or sanitise before and after activities.
  • Contact register kept of visitors on site
  • We will follow the directives of various codes/sporting organisations.

Cultural and Service Activities

  • All cultural groups are able to occur, with 1m distancing for singing and wind instruments
  • Visitor audiences are limited to 100 external visitors (non-students) for all events.

Events and EOTC 

  • Events will be approved on a case by case basis, based on risk assessment.