This is a link to the MOE online resources for distance learning. Including NZ Maths, Epic, School Journal, and many other ideas for each level of the school and curriculum.
Another website link that has a lot of learning opportunities for Reading, Writing and Maths is:
Home Learning TV will start education programme broadcasting for early learners and students (Year 1-10) from 9am Wednesday 15th April. I will be shown free to air on TVNZ channel 2 and 1 as well as on Sky Channel 502.
Helping students stay safer online from home
As you know, children's online safety is important. At school, Network for Learning (N4L) helps keep your child safe from the bad side of the internet. When children learn from home, it’s important to help them stay safe online, so N4L has worked out a way to help parents keep their children safely connected at home.
The free N4L safety filter (by global cyber-security leader, Akamai) blocks websites containing known cyber threats like phishing scams, malicious content and viruses, while also protecting children from content deemed the worst of the web (like adult sites).
To enable the safety filter on your child's learning devices from home go to switchonsafety.co.nz to find clear instructions on how to do this.
It is an extension of one of the many safety and security services we have in place at schools and is a valuable layer of protection to help keep children safe online. Please remember that technology is not a silver bullet and the filter should be used in combination with Netsafe's online parent safety toolkit.
Paengaroa School Notice to all Parents and Caregivers.
The Government has announced that the school will be open for normal tuition from Monday 18th May.
The school teachers are preparing to have full classes on Monday 18th May and would appreciate parents emailing them if their child(ren) will not be attending, including the reason why.
The Ministry of Education has informed schools that they can expect all children to return to school from Monday 18th May. The Staff and Board of Trustees have reviewed their Health and Safety plan and procedures for keeping the pupils and staff safe during Alert level 2.
While we know there will be some children and parents anxious about returning to a more normal school day, you can be assured that the school is taking all reasonable steps and applying all guidance to make sure our pupils and staff are safe while at school.
The school buses will be running from Monday 18th May
As per MOH/MOE guidelines the buses have all been thoroughly sanitised.
Each bus has sanitiser in it for students and each bus is wiped down/sanitised between am and pm runs and then again at the end of the day.
Children should be encouraged to sit together on the bus, distancing where possible from other schools students.e.g Te matai, Te Puke Intermediate or High School pupils.
The only challenge is in being able to track and trace the children on the bus during every trip to and from school.
It is important that children are consistent in their mode of travel to and from school so that we can more easily track their use of buses. Please let the school know by phone or email if your child will not be using the bus on any school day where they normally would use the bus. Thank you.
The schools newsletter this week will have all other relevant information included.
Thank you for your wonderful support and clear communication.
Principal Paengaroa School