School kids have the tools to learn

14 April 2020

With Term 2 starting tomorrow, a bunch of Raglan Area School students now have the tools to learn thanks to help from Waikato district Civil Defence staff.

Civil Defence Operations staff worked with Raglan Area School earlier this week to deliver 373 packs to students so they had the resources needed to continue learning from home as the new school term starts.

Waikato district Mayor Allan Sanson couldn’t be prouder of the work being done in the district to support people through this crisis.

“Council staff are juggling their usual work with their Civil Defence responsibilities and are doing a fine job of supporting our communities. Making sure our young people receive resources like this is just one of the ways we’re doing our bit to help out.”

Raglan Area School Board of Trustees chair and Raglan Ward Councillor Lisa Thomson thanked Waikato district Civil Defence for assisting the school to deliver essential learning packs to their students.

“This situation is new to all of us and finding ways to connect and engage with our community is challenging, but having the support of Civil Defence has enabled us to plan, to prepare and support our whanau and students.”

ENDS

Photo: Operations staff delivered 373 packs to Raglan Area School students ahead of Term 2 starting remotely.

Editor’s note: Waikato district Civil Defence is being run out of a wider combined North Waikato EOC made up of Waikato district and Hamilton City staff.

For more information please contact:
Teresa Hancock
Senior Communications & Engagement Advisor
Waikato District Council
027 706 5776
communications@waidc.govt.nz