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.
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. Here is a really good video of child psychologist Nigel Latta talking about how to cope with learning at home: https://www.geps.school.nz/download_file/view/3977/342
Here is a message from Dave Dalliston our Social Worker in Schools with some ways to keep your whānau safe during this time. Looking after your whānau during COVID-19.
Please click on the appropriate link below to find ideas for your tamariki to do while learning at home.