COVID-19 update

Tēnā koutou te Whānau Whanui Te Kareti Taitama o Wairau.


The Government has kept with their cautious approach when responding to COVID-19, and as a result, we will stay at Alert Level 2 for a bit longer. The feedback by our leading health professionals is that it is only a matter of time before we see community transmission occurring outside current Alert Level 3 regions.


We are very proud of how our communities have responded to this outbreak, with over 90% of the Marlborough region receiving their first injection and 65% being fully vaccinated.

The Nelson – Marlborough DHB will be offering onsite vaccinations next term for our students.


We are required to have a record of your son’s vaccination status – whether he has had his first or second vaccine dose, or is exempted from being vaccinated. This information will be held by us in accordance with the Privacy Act and will only be shared with public health authorities.


At the beginning of the new term, we will ask for this information once our data collection system for this process is in place.


  • Face coverings are required to be worn by Year 9 to 13 students when on school transport at all Alert Levels.

  • All staff members who work in schools and kura and workers who may have contact with children and students will be required to have a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by 15 November 2021 and be fully vaccinated by 1 January 2022.

  • In-school DHB Vaccination Dates Tuesday 26th October 9am - 3pm & Wednesday 27th October 3.15pm- 5pm


If your son is unwell, please do not send them to school. Please e-mail Marlborough Boys’ College Office attendance@mbc.school.nz or telephone the school on 03 578 0119 to inform us of this absence.


We have heard some vital messages from Māori role models and leaders who are working hard to increase vaccination rates. This message was well encapsulated by the musician Teeks this week when he said on social media,


“Taking the vaccine doesn’t diminish your sovereignty or mana motuhake, it only enhances and protects the very essences of what these principles stand for.” - Te Karehana Gardiner-Toi


We are looking forward to welcoming all of our students back!


Noho ora mai

John Kendal | Tumuaki - Principal