We have been made aware that a suspicious male approached a Northcote Intermediate student this morning (Wednesday 8 March), asking the student to get into their van and go with them.
This incident took place by the Northcote Countdown at about 8.30am this morning. The student involved is safe and did all the right things, reporting the incident as soon as they arrived to school. The individual concerned was driving a white van with possible tinted windows, had long dark hair and a tattoo on their left arm. The Police were notified immediately of the incident and have asked if you see anyone fitting this description and/or acting in a suspicious manner to call 111.
Please discuss this with your children today in whatever manner you feel applicable, so they know what to do if they are approached or confronted in a situation like this. It is a very pertinent reminder that student safety in our community is paramount.
We will continue to work with the Police and Ministry of Education to make sure our students remain safe.
If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the School Office.