Year 7 Camp

Kia ora whānau,

We’d like to confirm with everyone that our camp is going ahead as planned.

  • Camp 1 (Jordan & Binsted) – Sunday 20th to Tuesday 22nd September
  • Camp 2 (Buchanan & Grainger) – Tuesday 22nd to Thursday 24th September

We want to assure all parents and caregivers that we can safely provide an awesome and enjoyable camp for our students. As we have done so throughout this year, we will continue to follow the most up to date advice and guidelines from the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health.

With camp being located outside of the Auckland region, Ngaruawahia CYC have been fully operational throughout the recent lockdown, safely catering for groups each week. If you have any concerns or queries related to camp, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

If for any reason you’d like to withdraw your child from the upcoming camps, please do so by clicking on the Withdraw my child from camp link. Otherwise, your child will still be included and you don’t need to do anything further.


Barry O’Halloran

Out of Zone Enrolments – Closing soon!

Although the recent lockdown pushed pause on a lot of dates in the diary, one date that hasn’t changed is our out of zone enrolments for 2021 both here at Royal Oak Intermediate and our surrounding high schools. Understandably in recent weeks I’m sure everyone’s priorities and focus may well have been on other things, so we do want to encourage our wider parent community to be mindful of enrolments closing this week as a lot of families may have missed this date.

By Wednesday 2nd September (this week)

Royal Oak Intermediate School – Out of zone enrolments close

Onehunga High School – Out of zone enrolments close

One Tree Hill College – Out of zone enrolments close


If you are enrolling a child from out of zone for us or enrolling a child from out of zone for the surrounding colleges, please do so before Wednesday this week.

31 August – Back to school – Level 2

Kia ora koutou

We are looking forward to welcoming our students and staff back to school on Monday following the return to Covid Alert Level 2. Our health and safety plan is in place as it has been under every alert level, and you can be assured we’ll continue doing everything we can to keep children safe.

Please continue with good hand hygiene and with cough and sneeze etiquette at home, appropriate physical distancing when out and about and keeping your child home if they are sick.

The Prime Minister has announced that face coverings will be required on public transport from next Monday, at Alert Level 2 and above. This does not apply to any child who is under 12 years of age and does not apply to school transport, as we have good systems in place to manage safety on school transport.

Children and young people also do NOT have to wear face coverings at school due to the existing health control measures in place, including children and staff staying home if they are sick, contact tracing, and hygiene requirements. However if your child wants to wear a face covering or if you want them to, that is fine.

We are continuing contact tracing by having QR code posters at our entrances, so please check in if you need to come onsite. If you haven’t already downloaded the NZ COVID Tracer app you can find instructions here:

We will also keep a visitor register for anyone who doesn’t have the App through the normal visitor sign-in process. This will help us with contact tracing in the unlikely case it is needed.

For more information about public health measures at Alert Level 2 you can visit, and if you have any questions about next week please get in touch with us.