COVID19: LOCKDOWN

Learning at Home during Level 3 and Level 4

We have a whole school "3 steps +" Learning from Home plan which provides for daily teacher contact with every learner, interesting activities to keep the learning going, as well as a range of independent activities that learners can engage with at any time.

Step 1 - The Daily Message

Teachers will write a daily message and share this with ākonga and their whānau. This message will describe the Daily Activities and give any other information that whānau and ākonga need. Teachers will record this daily message in a Google Doc so that all whānau and ākonga get the same information. Make sure you check this each day. You will receive the first (or first few) messages via email, then teachers will use the Teacher Messages function in the @school app to highlight anything too important to miss.

Step 2 - The Daily Activity

Each day teachers will provide one interesting activity for your child to complete. This may be something that they do offline (e.g. a treasure hunt outside) or may be something they do online (e.g. visit a museum website).

Teachers will set up a place to share the work that children do. This may be a Google Doc or Slides, or they may ask ākonga to post to their personal Spotlight blog.

Step 3 - The Kaitiaki Catch-Up

Your child will have 1 scheduled GoogleMeet each day with their Kiatiaki Kaiako. During this meet they can catch up with their friends and their teacher and discuss their learning from the previous day's Daily Activity.

You can find the links to Kaitiaki Catch Ups (here) or in our school events calendar.

Step + - The Independent Learning opportunities

All children should be reading at home every day, whether we are in lockdown or not!

Year 4 - 8 children will have access to Mathletics and should continue to use this daily. Teachers will continue to set tasks and will indicate how much time children should spend using Mathletics each day, but they can always do more!

There are various online activities that children can engage with during lockdown. We've listed some of our favourites in this Links for Learning doc.

Do what you can

We are not trying to recreate school online. We know that many of our parents are busy working and need to have flexibility in how they support their children to learn from home. We also understand that lockdown can cause all sorts of stress at home, so we simply encourage parents to 'do what you can'.

Some teachers are able to offer online extra support for children with particular learning needs. They may contact you about this. If you have concerns for your child's learning while in lockdown, either at Level 4 or Level 3, contact your child's teacher via email.

Need to borrow a device?

If your child needs to borrow a school device to use while Learning from Home, please complete a request via this form.

Extended absence in Term Time

Families seeking school work for children who will be absent from school for more than a few days can use this Remote Learning Plan. Teachers do not provide school work for children taking holidays during term time.
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