Early winter storm closes schools and ECE

The early winter storm working its way across the country has closed 19 schools and four ECE today.

We recommend parents and whānau keep in contact with their school/kura or early learning service to get information about further possible closures today and tomorrow as a result of the storm.

The best information will come from schools and early learning services themselves as they make decisions.

Parents are advised to check school or early childhood service websites or Facebook pages or contact them directly.

The decision to close remains that of the Board of Trustees for schools and Centre Managers/Owners for Early Learning services.

The closed schools are:

Methven School - Canterbury and Chatham Islands

Springfield School - Canterbury and Chatham Islands

South Westland Area School - Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast

Kakaramea School - Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatu

Kaponga School - Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatu

Manukorihi Intermediate - Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatu

Opunake High School - Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatu

Opunake School - Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatu

Pembroke School - Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatu

Sacred Heart Girls' College (N Plymouth) - Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatu

Spotswood College - Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatu

St Joseph's School (Hawera) - Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatu

St Joseph's School (Opunake) - Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatu

Rahotu School - Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatu

Tikorangi School - Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatu

Waitara High School - Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatu

Whareorino School - Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatu

Awahou School - Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatu

Orautoha School - Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatu

The closed ECE are:

Methven Pre-school Learning & Child Care Centre - Canterbury and Chatham Islands

Maxwell and Districts Kindergarten - Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatu

Opunake Communities Kindergarten Incorporated - Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatu

Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Namu - Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatu

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