Kia ora koutou,
We have put together a range of digital and unplugged activities for you to encourage and support your tamariki to do while they are learning at home. Some of the digital activities require individual student logins. Please email your teacher if you haven't received these already.
When children learn from home, it’s important to help them stay safe online. Network for Learning (N4L) helps to keep your child safe at school. So while your child is learning from home, they have provided a simple, FREE way to block the worst of the web.To ‘Switch on Safety’, you need to change the ‘DNS’ settings on your child’s device. You can find simple instructions on how to do this for the different devices at switchonsafety.co.nz. There is some great advice and some tips on netsafe around helping your child be safe when online that are worth a read. https://www.netsafe.org.nz/advice/parenting/
Don’t stress and feel as though you need to replicate what we do at school while you are at home. The mental health of your tamariki at the end of all of this will be more important than their academic skill. Though this is a scary time, it could very well be a time our tamariki remember as one of the best times of their childhood.
Please click on the appropriate link below to find ideas for your tamariki to do while learning at home.
Some other learning from home resources for you to access:
Epic! - A digital reading platform for kids 12 and under.
It has 40,000 books, audiobooks, learning videos, quizzes, more and is FREE.
Home Learning TV - Papa Kāinga TV is also back to support learning for children aged 2-to-11 years while Auckland remains in Alert Level 3 and the rest of the country in Alert Level 2. Home Learning TV . Papa Kāinga TV will take over TVNZ DUKE's daytime schedule 9am to 1pm on week days. Programming for younger children includes the popular Karen’s House at 9am. DUKE is available on Freeview channel 13, Sky and Vodafone TV channel 23. It can be live streamed on the TVNZ website, www.tvnz.co.nz. All earlier episodes of Home Learning TV | Papa Kāinga TV remain available on TVNZ OnDemand.Mauri Reo Mauri Ora is back to support learning for children aged 0 to 18 years.
Mauri Reo Mauri Ora will be airing once again on Te Reo Māori Channel via SkyTV, Vodafone channel 82 and Freeview Channel 15 from 9am to 3pm on week days. Korou Whangataua, Juneea Silbery and Ani-Piki Tuari will host these interactive sessions focused on kōhungahunga in the morning through to wharekura in the afternoon. Check out www.kauwhatareo.govt.nz/mauri-reo-mauri-ora for more information, schedules and previous sessions. Content will be available for catch up viewing on www.maoritelevision.com where you can also catch all the earlier episodes of Mauri Reo Mauri Ora.
Pacific families: For Pacific learners we have developed the Talanoa Ako Pacific Parent programme - Talanoa Ako on Air radio programme and Talanoa Ako Digital App Talanoa Ako app, both of which are still available.