27 Oct 2021

Parents respond to plan for primary schools to reopen

From Checkpoint, 5:07 pm on 27 October 2021

School is still out until November 15 at the earliest for some of the youngest students in Auckland and Waikato.

That is the provisional return date set by the government, but it is very much indicative, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said.

School's back in real-life session for years 11, 12 and 13 - but for years one to 10.. the learning is still happening at home.

When primary schools return, the government is looking at bubbles, outdoor lessons and days on and off.

Checkpoint reporter Nick Truebridge and cameraman Nick Monro to Auckland's Onepoto Domain playground to ask parents how they feel about that.