Learning At Home
Learning at Home programmes are available while NZ is in Alert Level 4. Our main message for parents is to just do what they can! We understand that every family situation is different, so our learning at home programmes are designed to be flexible. For those of you with tamariki in more than one team, you can mix and match activities between teams from the ideas that are offered.
Teachers will let you know the times when they are available to answer questions from parents as well as their timetable for staying in contact with the children themselves. There will also be non-contact times when teachers are in team or staff meetings – these are Wednesday and Friday afternoons. Teams have staggered their daily check-in times so that more children can take part.
Our learning at home plans isn’t the same as a traditional school day at Paparangi. However, they do provide students with age-appropriate home learning options and specific tasks that are directly related to the curriculum. The learning at the home plan will follow the school timetable: Monday-Friday, but there is lots of flexibility in order to meet the different needs of families.
As parents, it is your choice as to how you manage to learn time in lockdown, as you are right there and best able to judge what your child’s needs are. You can choose to:
- Opt-in to most/all of the learning at home programmes provided for your child
- Opt-in to some of the learning at home programmes provided for your child
- Opt-out of all of the learning at home programme, instead of providing your own learning opportunities
You will know what works best for you and your child/ren on a day-to-day basis. If you or they are tired or distracted – do something different, go for a walk or build a hut from blankets!
Only some of the learning ideas provided are meant to be done online. Many of the suggestions are off-line and do not require a device to complete them.
Parents are able to contact their child’s teacher by email. They will respond as soon as they can. Please remember that they will be working with other families, as well as taking care of their own!