This term has been an interesting and challenging one and has it felt a lot…
Kia ora koutou e te Whanau
Tomorrow, we start a new term, in a new way. The teaching staff have just completed a virtual staff meeting and I am pleased to say we are all ready to go online with your children from 9am tomorrow.
Our teachers will be posting work on Monday and Wednesday each week. This allows you time to see what is coming up without being overwelmed. We ask you to please respond to the daily roll request that will be sent out each morning, as we are still required to mark our attendence rolls as normal.
To be consistent, all teachers have used the same coding in their timetables for each day. Any activity with an asterix * is what we term as a ‘Must Do’ as it relates to one of the three core subjects. The teachers have also provided a number of possible acitivites childen can then work on if you wish. These are the ‘Can Do’ activities.
Families do not have to complete work in any particular order as it may work better for some families when all children are doing the same activities at the same time, while for others we understand that it may work better for some children to be doing creative / can do activities while a parent is helping another child with one of the ‘Must Do’ activities. Whatever works for your family works for us. Just do your best and we understand there may be times you are unable to complete all of the ‘Must Do’ activities. Please let us know if you are struggling to get these ‘Must Do’ activities completed most days, as we can work with you to ensure success for your family.
Teachers will be online i.e contactable by email or google classrooms between 9 and 11am and then from 2.30-4pm. Any emails received outside those times will be replied to when the teacher is next on line. Please appreciate that we also have a number of teachers, who will be also need to be available for their their own children each day, as their own chidren complete online learning set by their teachers.
NB: Some teachers may choose to contact their children at set time via a zoom session, however, we have not made this an expectation for every teacher. Invitations will be sent out to parents for any zoom session and not directly to the children.
Teachers will be focusing on marking and providing feedback on ‘Must Do’ activities. This is not to say other work won’t be commented on, however, the priority for all is on the three core subjects. Any further activities you want your children to do above what the teachers have provided each day will need to be sourced and marked by you.
Throughout this time the leadership team will also be contactable via email, if you need to reach us during this time:
This schedule below is one we previously published and this is the one that all teachers have modelled their daily timetables on.
*Adapted from a resource developed by Jessica McHale Photography
Please be patient as we roll this out, as I am sure we will hit some speed bumps that we may not of thought of yet. Just let us know any issues you may be encountering and we will do our best to help.