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Home Learning | Papa Kāinga TV – supporting teachers and learners


Home Learning | Papa Kāinga TV is continuing to support children and young people’s learning – whether they are at school or home.

New content is being added over the coming days, including Anika Moa leading the daily waiata (started 18 May), digital technology, and projects for junior and senior learners by Raranga Matihiko and the Learning Team at Te Papa Tongarewa (starting 28 May).

Teachers can now access details of the upcoming week’s lessons on the Learning From Home website so they can plan ahead, and incorporate the lessons into their teaching programmes.

Lesson plans will also be available through the site, which teachers can use and reuse to support teaching and learning.

The Covid-19 situation has highlighted that learning can take place anytime, anywhere – not just in the classroom, but at home, online, and outside, and in any blend of these contexts.

The lessons that have been developed and presented by teachers for Home Learning | Papa Kāinga TV will become part of a bank of resources that teachers, parents and learners will continue to have access to for some time to come.

Samoa Language Week – Sunday 24 May to Saturday 30 May 2020


Samoa Language Week / Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa is an opportunity to celebrate the identity, language, and culture of students from Samoa and students whose families are from Samoa.

This page from NZ Curriculum Online has ideas for classroom programmes and school-wide activities.

What's new in LEOTC


The Ministry were very impressed by the very high level of creativity and commitment of providers when we first went into lockdown. COVID-19 Level 4 forced everyone in New Zealand (including all those supporting student learning and wellbeing) to develop alternative ways of working and delivering their services. Our LEOTC providers were no exception!

We are still keen to help providers in their plans and can host links to your unique resources on our LEOTC page on TKI.

NCEA – Resources to support distance learning during COVID 19


The Ministry of Education is providing resources to schools and teachers to support their NCEA students with distance learning.

The NCEA subject pages contain resources including online courses, adapted assessment resources, online resources that substitute learning that can't be done by distance, and details of print-on-demand resources.

Learning from home: Supporting maths learning at home


NZ Maths has a collection of resources for parents and whānau to support their child’s maths learning at home.

View the introductory video, read the maths tips by year level, and use the task sheets to complete maths activities at home.

Task sheets are organised by levels and students may work across multiple levels at any point in time.

Includes years 1 -10.

Using social media to connect with your school community


Are you considering how to maintain connections and reach all of your school community during this time of social distancing?

This guide offers schools starting points for using social media with their communities.

A collection of school stories shows how schools are making these connections.

NZ Music Month, May 2020


Each May we celebrate NZ Music Month. The purpose of NZ Music Month is to promote music from New Zealand and the people who make it. 

This resource page from NZ Curriculum Online is packed with ideas on how you can celebrate this national event with your students. These ideas and activities can be used for both face to face and distance learning.

StudyIt's forums have reopened!


Parents and whānau of NCEA students!
If your young person is studying English, maths, or science, we've reopened StudyIt's forums so they can ask questions and discuss NCEA issues with other students and teachers.

Ready to Read Shared book texts now online

Ready to Read Shared book texts now online


There are 22 Ready to Read Shared books with texts newly online. 

You can find them all here

You can share the link with your students to view online or download them and share them that way.  

Please note these are Shared Readers, they are not levelled so you can use them as you like with whole class groups. 

If you want more information about Shared Reading, you can find out more in these case studies.

Virtual Learning Network (VLN) Community – COVID-19 response


The Virtual Learning Network (VLN) Community is extending its online programmes to more schools and more students during Term 2.

Does your school need support to take your learning online and would you like your students to access existing online programmes?

 The Ministry of Education will fund additional enrolments with the VLN Community by schools who need support to take learning online or would like their students to access existing online programmes.

PLD support is also available for schools. Find out how you can participate here: