School Newsletter In Christ, we educate, encourage and empower

25 March 2020

Greetings in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, 


The New Zealand government has moved to Alert Level 4 with regards Covid 19. This comes into effect later today and continues for a minimum of 4 weeks. For more details go to  These measures are to avoid community transmission and decrease the spread of Covid-19.

Presently LAC House is in isolation as based on advice from the Ministry of Health (MOH) and Ministry of Education (MOE). Fortunately, we have been preparing for this possibility. This allowed for a relatively quick response in the last two days.

Some of the things we have already done;

  Personal hygiene - Hand washing
  Hand Sanitizer Stations
  Physical Distancing
  School Closure
  No Town Trips/Excursions

Rest assured our first concern is your child's health. The next four weeks will have its challenges but I am really proud of the deans and students who have already banded together to make the most of this time. The school holidays fall within these four weeks as does the first weeks of term 2. The day school will be providing learning opportunities online in term 2.

Some of the things we, students and staff, are currently planning;

  Regular activities
  Movie Nights

We are grateful to the School Principal and Deputy Principal and teaching staff living on-site, for volunteering personal time during the lockdown to assist with supervision and team building activities. 

Please email (boys) or (girls) anytime.

‘We may be surprised at who God sends to answer our prayers’ Janette Oke


Yours in His Service,

Maria Henry, Boarding Director


For your information:

Boys’ dormitory

Girls’ dormitory

15x  boys aged 11 - 18 yrs

Staff who live in Boys’ Dormitory –

Mr Lance Stimpson, Mr Wily Cruz,

Mr Wynn Llena

Senior Boys’ dean, Mr Jefferson Souza, living nearby in a campus house

1 boy per twin share size room

The entire dorm is alarmed at bedtime and deactivated the next day by duty dean

11x  girls aged 13 - 18 yrs

Staff who live in Girls’ Dormitory – 

Mrs Maria Henry, Miss Lorraine Edwards, Miss Kelsey Landa

1 girl per twin share size room

The entire dorm is alarmed at bedtime and deactivated the next day by duty dean

Usual dorm routines to be maintained – Room care, personal hygiene/grooming, Morning Watch/evening Soul Time, meals attendance.

Personal Devices – boarders will be allowed to hold onto their devices in the evening should the need for parental contact occur. 

However, boarders are requested to follow dorm expectations of attendance to worships, meals and duties.  Non-compliance may result in limited use of these devices. 

Weekend worship services will be held on campus and student-led worships are expected.


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