Tena Koutou,

We have just received the following information from Sport Northland:
“Sport Northland in association with the Northland Secondary Schools Sports Council (NSSSC) wish to advise that all Northland Secondary Schools Sports Association (NSSSA) events are suspended until the end of Term One. This follows the Government announcement this week banning large gatherings and events and is consistent with the announcement made by School Sport NZ to suspend the National School Sport Calendar until 6 April.”
“We understand that this will lead to some disappointment for our students and school communities. We too, are disappointed. However, we have concluded that this is the best course of action at this time,” said Alec Solomon, Chair of the NSSSC.
Sport Northland Chief Executive, Brent Eastwood, said that “While the events are a significant way of encouraging young Northlanders to be active, the safety of everyone concerned is paramount and neither Sport Northland nor the NSSSC could guarantee that safety if the events were to proceed”.
“This decision will be reviewed before the start of the next school term. It is possible that alternative dates may be found for some events, however, others may be cancelled. NSSSA and Sport Northland will work with sporting associations and schools to make announcements in due course.”

Therefore, in response to these growing announcements designed to minimise the spread and effect of COVID-19, Ruawai College has made the decision to suspend all trips for the remainder of Term 1.

We thank you for your support as we all work together to play our part to minimise the spread/effect of COVID-19.