Current Learning at Wainui School is ” distance learning”!! This means your child’s learning at home. We are not expecting you to take over and be the teacher !!! But things will be different!!! Each team with their year groups have set up different times to connect with your child at home. this has been going amazingly well!!! But it will have difficulties and will not suit every child.!!
Please ask for help we can do this with you. The times each team is meeting and the Platform they are using are listed below. I have also kept the routine / daily schedule for you in case you wish to use this and devise your own activities. These are unprecedented times and therefore some things will not work. we are all learning together!!!
Takahe team- use Google Meet daily 9:00-10:00 a.m then remeet at 3:00 pm.
Tui Team – use Google Meet daily 10-11:00 a.m
Kiwi team – use ZOOM and Meet On Monday and Thursday 10:00- 11:00 they use email to converse other days.
Pukeko team -use ZOOM and meet daily 10:00- 11:00
Please remember to ensure all children use the school values when participating in the class/team online classes.
Clarity over moving to level 3 COVID -19
Next week clarity will be given by the Ministry of Education on what moving to level 3 and schooling will look like. We will be sending home details early next week in the next newsletter of this
EXTRA resources for your online learning
The links below are to more wellbeing information to support your family during the lockdown.
Some good news to support you either working at home and/or studying at home – Spark, Vodafone, Vocus/Slingshot, 2Degrees and Trustpower have all advised they have removed their data caps and the possibility of any extra charges based on usage. Farmside has also just announced that there will be no extra charge for data used between midnight and 9 a.m.
Parents can email teachers and myself (Principal) and Wendy Taylor SENCO for support with learning at home You have the teacher’s emails already, but if not, they are on our website. Information and resources to support wellbeing and support learning at home:
Learning sites that could be useful!!!
This has some fantastic resources and ideas.
- http://mathslen.blogspot.com/ – kiwi maths teacher / lecturer!
The Ministry of Education has developed a resource for parents, caregivers, whānau and family – http://education.govt.nz/school/health-safety-and-wellbeing/pastoral-care-and-wellbeing/talking-to-children-about-covid-19-coronavirus/.
- The Ministry of Health’s Top ways to look after your mental wellbeing during the Covid-19 lockdown.
- Mike King – https://www.iamhope.org.nz/
- Nathan Wallis on his Facebook page for parents and whānau – https://www.facebook.com/nathanwallisxfactoreducation/ –
- Health Promotion Agency to recognise and understand depression and anxiety – https://depression.org.nz/covid-19/
- 25 Mental Health Wellness Tips during Quarantine from Eileen M Feliciano, Psy.D.
This last one has David Walliams reading his childrens books on.
Nga Mihi Nui