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COVID-19 Alert Level 2 Update


Updated Monday May 18th 2020 Update

We would like to thank Students for being patient during our safe plan back to OCA. As of May Monday 18th 2020, OCA has planned a scheduled level 2 alert timetable for specific workshops for our students. Our best interest is the safety of our students and staff. Each day will be divided between the various courses. OCA will be following this Alert Level 2 timetable until further notice. We will be adhering strictly to the government’s safety guidelines pertaining to self-distancing and hygiene.

Would i be able to return back to to course at Alert 2?

We are not fully open during Alert Level 2 but we have scheduled different groups for allocated days to come in for face to face learning. A mentor or tutor will contact you for more details-on allocated days back into the workshop.

  What if i am not required to return to OCA during Alert Level 2?

If you are not required to return to OCA during Alert Level 2, you should still be checking in online through Google Classroom with your Tutor. Your Tutor will still be in contact through online learning about classes and assignment.

COVID-19 Update – Tuesday 12/05/2020


Ministry of Education & NZQA Update

New Zealand remains at Alert Level 4 and all education services remain physically closed. On 20 April, the Prime Minister announced that New Zealand will move to Alert Level 3 from 11.59pm on Monday 27 April. At Level 3, all children and young people who can stay at home should stay at home and all children will have access to distance learning. Schools and early learning services are expected to be open for learning on 29 April for those children and young people, up to year 10, who need to return.

Education of students in Years 11 to 13 will continue remotely, as will most tertiary education. Under Alert level 3, the plan is for schools to re-open for a Teacher-Only Day on 28 April. Schools and early learning services will re-open for those needing to attend from 29 April. It may however, take a bit longer for some schools and early learning centres to be ready so parents should check the opening date with their school or service. Students and parents with any queries about distance learning should contact their school or kura.

Distance learning

New Zealand will remain at Level 3 for two weeks from 28 April, and Cabinet will review this alert level on 11 May. Refer to the Ministry of Health for health information, and the Government’s dedicated website for all other information and advice: Source: https://www.education.govt.nz/covid-19/