Kia ora,

In order to clarify any misconceptions, West Harbour School is NOT INVOLVED in any programme to vaccinate our students or any children from the West Harbour community.

We were approached by the Waipareira Trust who asked if a pop-up vaccination caravan could be placed on school grounds to provide a service to families wanting to have their children vaccinated.

The West Harbour School Board of Trustees agreed to this request as we are aware of a demand for such a facility within the West Harbour community. We play no other role in that facility or its vaccination programme.

West Harbour School has been vigilant in meeting all requirements from the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education. We have never and will never mandate vaccination for our students. We will continue to place in front of our school community all options so that they can make an informed decision on all matters relating to vaccination.

Please direct any concerns to The Waipareira Trust.