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Information for schools

Early Learning

Parents and whānau will be looking for support and reassurance. Work with your colleagues and leaders to develop a plan for how you may continue to support and stay in touch with the families and whānau of children enrolled at your service.  You may have ways of connecting remotely already.  Things to consider include:

  • how you will support each other and manage contact with your families and whānau
  • whether you have links to appropriate sources of information on emergency and pandemic planning such as the Ministries of Health and Education
  • what information and advice you can share with parents and whānau, for example:
    • ideas and ways that learning may be extended at home using other people and things they have in the home
    • encouragement on establishing daily routines and rhythms for the day that work for both them and their children
    • building on what they already do with their children and enjoying this time to learn together and sharing activities like reading and games
    • sources of advice on keeping children safe online
    • sources of advice on the optimum amount of time to spend on devices
    • Ministry of Education advice for parents
  • agree with your team a management plan for when your services resumes.

Resources

Browse resources for Early Learning

Primary

Working together with your leadership team and colleagues provide guidelines for parents and whānau that include the support you can provide, who they contact within the teaching team and the appropriate channels for contact.

Remember to reassure them that they are not expected to be the school teacher.

You might like to include the following in your guidelines:

  • What a home routine might include.
  • Identify work that takes priority; explain why and what it is essential to cover.
  • How long to spend on different learning tasks and appropriate break times.
  • Options for students with learning difficulties or disabilities.
  • Sources of advice on keeping students safe online.
  • Sources of advice on the optimum amount of time to spend on devices.
  • Ministry of Education advice for parents.

Resources

Browse resources for home learning literacy, mathematics and science organised in Years 1 – 4 and Years 5 – 8.

Years 1 – 4

Years 5 – 8

Secondary

Working together with your leadership team and colleagues to provide guidelines for parents and whānau that include the support you can provide, who they contact within the teaching team and the appropriate channels for contact.

Remember to reassure them that they are not expected to be the school teacher.

You might like to include the following in your guidelines:

  • What a home timetable might include.
  • Identify work that takes priority; explain why and what it is essential to cover.
  • How long to spend on different learning tasks and appropriate break times.
  • Options to support students working for NCEA. Check out the NZQA website for latest information.
  • Options for students with learning difficulties or disabilities.
  • Sources of advice on keeping students safe online.
  • Sources of advice on the optimum amount of time to spend on devices.
  • Ministry of Education advice for parents.

Resources

Browse resources for home learning literacy, mathematics and science organised in Years 9 – 13.

Years 9 – 13

Further resources for learning for those who need it

The Ministry will be providing kits for learners and whānau with limited or no access to digital learning.