Latest News/Updates

We will use this page to keep you updated.  Any significant information will continue to be emailed and sent out through SchoolApps.

Home Learning - for all information for what you can do at home with your child


School grounds are closed until the end of Alert 3.  Nobody is permitted to enter school grounds during the lockdown.

By Order

New Zealand Government

Information from the Ministry of Education regarding school holidays

School holidays brought forward

School holidays are being brought forward so that they are completed within the 4 week period. Holidays will now begin from Monday 30 March to Tuesday 14 April inclusive (a reminder that the Tuesday after Easter Monday is always a closed day for schools).

At the end of the school holidays, schools will be open for distance learning but not physically open for staff to work at the schools.

Please note the instruction to stay home (Alert Level 4) will continue beyond the new school holiday period but schools will be technically open for distance instruction. Teachers will be working offsite.

Emergency Dental Treatment for Students 

Information from Waitemata District Health Board

To our community

Now we are in COVID-19 Alert Level 2 we wanted to let you know about the services that will be available from the Children’s Community Dental Service (Auckland Regional Dental Service).

We are not able to offer routine appointments just yet, but we will let you know as soon as this changes. This means that routine appointment may be delayed.

Some of our dental clinics will be open to offer appointments to children with urgent dental care needs. Our staff will be in contact with the parent or caregiver of any child who requires an urgent appointment.

If a child is in pain, or if you have an immediate concern about a child’s teeth, please ask the parent or caregiver to phone 0800 TALK TEETH to speak to one of our therapists. The therapist will be able to give advice and may arrange an appointment for the child if needed.

We have asked parents and caregivers not to come to the clinics if they do not have an appointment booked. This is because we require all children and their parents/caregivers to answer COVID-19 screening questions before they come for an appointment.

If you have any queries, please phone the Clinical Team Leader in your area (contact details provided below). If you have any unresolved concerns contact Operations Manager Patsy Prior (021 571 620) or Acting Clinical Director Dr. Kirsten Miller (021 968 346).

Thank you for your understanding and support during this time.

Kind regards,

The Children’s Community Dental Service.

Geographical area

Clinical Team Leader’s Name

  • Silverdale, Whangaparoa, Warkworth, Wellsford, Forrest Hill and East Coast Bay

            Roberta Blair-Stilwell - 021 719 181

  • Glenfield, Albany, Birkenhead, Belmont and Takapuna

            Vikky Jang - 021 968 975