Covid-19 Updates for Students


Te Rito Maioha has put in place steps to create a safe environment for our students|tauira, staff and the tamariki we come into contact with, as well as all visitors to Te Rito Maioha sites.

Me mahi tahi tātou mō te oranga o te katoa 
We should work together for the wellbeing of everyone 

Changes in settings 

Students’ learning, block courses, practicum and noho marae can continue at every traffic light setting. Under red setting, your lecturer | pouako will tell you if any changes are needed. We’ll do all we can to support you to learn and succeed. 

Te Rito Maioha COVID-19 vaccination policy

As an early childhood and primary teacher training provider, the health of our students|tauira, staff, tamariki and visitors is our priority.  

Our vaccination policy is that anyone attending, studying, working at, or visiting Te Rito Maioha must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, regardless of the traffic light setting  that the area is operating in.  

In line with the Government mandate for the education workforce, all our students and staff in contact with tamariki in early learning services or schools must be fully vaccinated.  When attending home centres and practicums, they need to respect and follow the requirements of the early learning service or school. 

These decisions were not made lightly. They are based on careful risk assessment, consultation with staff, approval by our Council, and concern for tamariki and vulnerable members of our communities. They are in line with government and Worksafe guidelines.  

We support vaccinations because they help keep everyone safer – tamariki, students, staff and our wider community. This is backed by health experts and science. 

Student vaccine records 

If your programme involves contact with tamariki, noho marae, or attendance at one of our locations, you need to provide us with evidence of your vaccination dates and doses e.g., a screenshot of your online My Covid Record. We are required by Government to keep a register of our staff and students’ vaccination status – it’s part of the vaccination mandate for the education workforce. 

We know that not everyone feels sure about vaccinations. We encourage any of our students who are anxious to seek reliable and expert advice from a health professional they trust. 

When visiting Te Rito Maioha sites 

Anyone attending, studying, working at, or visiting Te Rito Maioha locations around the motu must take the following steps at every traffic light level: 

  • Carry your vaccine pass unless you have a valid exemption certificate or are ineligible to receive the vaccine. 
  • Wear your mask when entering or leaving our premises, or in any spaces shared with other organisations or the public, such as lifts and bathrooms. 
  • Scan in using the Government QR code. 
  • Sign in on our Health and Safety Registers located at the entrance of all our locations 
  • Practice good hygiene. 
  • Stay home if you’re sick. 

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