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Parents and whānau

Advice for learning from home during an emergency event

Learning from home

If an emergency event occurs, your child/ren’s early learning service, school, kura or wharekura will put their learning from home plans in place. 

They’ll explain how learning from home will work and may provide learning resources or links to learning resources online. There are also resources available on our learning resources page.

Learning from Home – Learning Resources

Talk to your child/ren’s teacher if they need to learn from home. The resources on our learning resources page can also be used.

How to prepare for learning from home

If there’s an emergency event in your area, your child/ren’s early learning service, school, kura or wharekura will contact you to explain how learning from home will work. In the meantime, there are things you can do to prepare.

Learning resources

  • Ideally your child/ren will have a device they can use to learn and an internet connection to access online lessons/resources.
  • If it’s not possible for them to have a device to use for learning and/or you don’t have an internet connection at home, let your school/kura/wharekura know. They can discuss alternative resources to support distance learning with you. 

Staying connected

  • Make sure you have the right contact details for your child/ren’s teachers, so you can get in touch with them if needed.
  • Decide how you’ll stay connected with a co-parent/caregiver if you have that kind of arrangement.

Work arrangements

Talk with your whānau about how you’ll support distance learning along with your work and/or other commitments while at home.

Who to contact for support

  • Your early learning service, school, kura or wharekura will be your first point of call if you have questions or concerns. 
  • Regional Ministry of Education staff will continue to support individual early learning services, schools, kura and wharekura.