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Learning Support Packs

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Information about hard packs for children with additional learning needs

Following the last lockdown, most schools and kura will have prepared hard pack materials in case of further disruptions to learning. The Ministry is prepared and ready to provide support in case there is an extended lockdown in Auckland. We will be working closely with schools and kura to support them where needed.

The Ministry is working with Auckland schools and kura to gauge the level of need for hard pack learning materials above and beyond what they may already have.

We are asking schools and kura in Auckland to consider how many packs they may need and to ensure they have up-to-date address information for students to minimise any delays and ensure packs that are needed get to the right places.

In the event of the need to support distance learning there are also two learning packs available for students receiving Ongoing Resourcing Scheme (ORS) support and students working long term at level 1 of the NZ Curriculum. There is a Sensory/play based Pack and a Youth Pack.

Each pack is intended to support and complement student learning alongside existing school and website resources as students attend and transition back to their school or kura. The school or kura may work with whānau to identify if one of the packs will support the particular needs of their student or child, and if so which one.

If you have questions about hard packs please contact hard.packs@education.govt.nz.


Photograph of arts and craft materials, sheets of paper with instructions, stationery and a textured red rubber ball.

The Sensory/play based pack

The Sensory/play based pack includes:

  • Visual Schedules and coreboard
  • Coloured Card
  • Coloured paper
  • Glue stick
  • Blu tack style adhesive
  • Paints with Palette
  • Chunky brush
  • Balloons
  • Feathers
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Playdough
  • Sensory ball (15cm diameter)
  • Printed resources with sensory play recipes and ideas
  • Printed resource @Home Sensory
  • Printed Recipes for cooking skill practice with others.

Photograph of arts and craft materials, sheets of paper with instructions and stationery.

The Youth pack

The Youth pack targets older students who are receiving support through the ORS and other students working long term within Level 1 of the NZ Curriculum.

The Youth pack includes:

  • Coloured Card
  • Coloured paper
  • Scrapbook
  • Felt Tip Pens
  • Glitter Glue Pens
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Blu tack style adhesive
  • Paints with Palette
  • Chunky brush
  • Printed resource @Home Words
  • Printed resource @Home Numbers
  • Printed resource @Home Projects
  • Printed Recipes for cooking skill practice with others