We have set up this section of our website to support our whanau with options for home learning while we are being isolated and the school is unable to open. The period of isolation is initially set for a four week period with school holidays being brought forward to begin Monday 30 March and end Tuesday 14th April. The week before this and however many weeks after this date, we will continue to provide online learning options for parents to consider using with their children while at home. These will include a variety of options for you. Some may be printed and some may just be simple ideas for you to help keep your child engaged in some form of learning.
Not all learning has to be of an academic nature and we strongly believe you are your child's first educator. If you decide that your child isn't going to be able to engage with anything sent home and is going to spend the entire period playing in the backyard, or baking, or painting, that is your choice. There is nothing to stress or feel guilty about - we fully support these decisions.
During the times that schools should normally be open for instruction, you are welcome to email the teachers for any questions related to the tasks set. They will respond during the school days between 12pm and 2pm if they are able to (depending on their isolation circumstances). Please be aware that some of our staff also have their own families to tend to so their ability to respond may be limited also.
Links to home learning options.
This link Home Learning at Kihikihi School will take you to a google drive folder (best opened in Chrome). You can select from the folders what type of learning you would like to look at for your child. The folders are divided into Auraki (English Medium classes) and Rūmaki (Māori Medium classes). Within these folders there will be other dividing folders for you to choose from based on your needs. You will be able to view and down load copies or click on links to simply read them online.
Here are a couple more links that you might find useful which the Ministry of Education have provided for all schools across New Zealand.
Stay safe during these times whānau and please follow the advice given during isolation in order for this to be contained accordingly.