Thursday, 2 April

Pānui #8 – Wage Subsidy Reminder

Kia ora koutou katoa
On 24 March we advised Kōhanga Reo not to apply for the wage subsidy provided by Work and Income.
The Trust made this recommendation as most Kōhanga Reo will not experience a reduction in revenue by 30% or more, because:
1. The Ministry of Education committed to fund Kōhanga Reo based on enrolments not attendance; and 2. The funding rate increase (effective 1 January 2020) will apply for the full funding period through to July’s funding drop.
Employers who receive the wage subsidy who do not experience a 30% decline in revenue may be required to repay the money to the government. It is important that any Kōhanga Reo who is considering, or who have applied for the wage subsidy, only do so on the written advice of your accountant. If your Kōhanga doesn’t have an accountant and you believe you have or will experience a 30% decline in revenue related to COVID-19, please contact us on: comms@kohanga.ac.nz …for a full pānui click below

CLICK HERE FOR A FULL COPY OF PDF PĀNUI UPDATE 8

Pānui 7 26 March 2020

Thursday, 26 March
COVID-19 Update Pānui no. #7
THERE IS A PRINTABLE PDF ATTACHED.

If you have symptoms of the coronavirus, call the NZ Covid-19 Healthline on 0800 358 5453

Tēnā tātou e te whānau e mihi tonu ki ā tatou i raro tonu i ngā ākina me ngā karawhiu o te wā.
The following kōrero is from the Ministry of Health and explains our current state of enforced isolation and what Covid-19 Level 4 means.
Key messages from the Ministry of Health

At 11:59pm last night, New Zealand moved to Alert Level 4.
The messages are clear – Stay home, save lives – Noho kainga, Noho haumaru.
New Zealanders not working in essential services must stay at home and stop all interactions with others outside of their household.

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Pānui 6 24 March 2020

Tuesday, 24 March
COVID-19 Update Pānui no. #6 – Kōhanga Funding

If you have symptoms of the coronavirus, call the NZ Covid-19 Healthline on 0800 358 5453
This pānui covers:
– Maramataka Online – Meeting Payroll – Wage Subsidy and Leave Payment

Maramataka

From today Maramataka Online (MOL) will be closed. The Trust will process the MOL using the Health and Safety closedown mechanism for all Kōhanga as at yesterday, 23 March. This means your funding for the next four weeks will be based on this month’s enrolments.
As of today, we will add for every kohanga “HS” health and safety for kaimahi and tamariki in the KIS system. There is no need for your kohanga to do anything as we the Trust have taken this on board for you.

Payroll

It is important that you continue to meet your payroll obligations. For those using NetPay you can arrange and pre-authorise payroll payments in advance. You should consider doing this today for the next four weeks.
If you need assistance, you can contact NetPay on 0800 111 414 or email answers@netpay.co.nz.

CLICK HERE FOR A FULL COPY OF PDF PĀNUI UPDATE 6

Pānui 5 23 March 2020

Tēnā koutou katoa

The Government has announced New Zealand is at COVID-19 Alert Level 3 for the next 48 hours before moving to Level 4.

This means all Kōhanga Reo will be required to close from Wednesday, 25 March for at least a month. All playgrounds and other community facilities will be closed. For more information on what this means visit covid19.govt.nz.

Kōhanga funding will be maintained throughout the period New Zealand is under Alert level 4. The government have indicated funding will be not be impacted for non-attendance.

For full Pānui click on the link below.

CLICK HERE FOR A FULL COPY OF PDF PĀNUI UPDATE 5

Thursday, 19 March – COVID-19 Update Pānui no. #4

PLEASE FORWARD THIS MESSAGE ON TO YOUR WHĀNAU. THERE IS A PRINTABLE PDF ATTACHED.

“Te reo, he taonga, te mokopuna, te tino taonga.”

Ngā manaakitanga ō te wā ki a koutou katoa,

The purpose of this pānui is to provide you with an update on the Trust’s response and planning to this point. This update includes:

  • The Current State of Covid-19 in Aotearoa
  • Mitigation Strategies
  • Managing suspected cases
  • Important information for Kōhanga Reo
  • TKRNT’s Response

The Current State of Covid-19 in Aotearoa…(for the full Pānui) click on the link below.

CLICK HERE FOR A FULL COPY OF PDF PĀNUI UPDATE 4

Pānui Update 3: COVID- 19 (NOVEL CORONAVIRUS)
Te Tari Matua
17  March Poutūterangi 2020

“Kauparehia ngā haukino o te wā kia wātea kia mahea, kia tau te āio nuku, te āio rangi ki te mata o te whenua, kia whāno, haumi e, hui e, tāiki e!”

Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust is taking COVID-19 (Coronavirus) seriously. A National Office team has been convened to keep whānau informed and send updates out every 48 hours. This will be reviewed and changed if the situation evolves.

This email covers essential information for all kōhanga reo to understand. This email covers:

  1. Advice and support to whānau;
  2. What to do if you suspect infection;
  3. What the Trust is doing to be prepared……..(for the full Pānui) click on the link below.

CLICK HERE FOR A PDF COPY OF PĀNUI UPDATE 3

Pānui: COVID- 19 (NOVEL CORONAVIRUS)
Te Tari Matua
4 March Poutūterangi 2020
Te Pou Tuawha – Whaioranga ā te Mokopuna me te Whānau

Tēnā koutou e ngā whānau o ngā Kōhanga reo puta noa,

We are conscious of the concerns surrounding CORONAVIRUS or COVID -19 and the impact this may be having on whānau across the motu. While there are now two reported instances in Aotearoa, the Ministry of Health is saying the risk remains low and there are many preventative measures we already have in place that will help to contain the risk.

COVID -19 comes from a large family of viruses that cause sicknesses ranging from the common cold to more serious illnesses. Symptoms are fever, coughing, and difficulty of breathing, with older people and young children more likely to develop a serious form of the illness….(for the full Pānui) click on the link below.

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