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Kia ora e te whanau,

We are currently under Alert Level 2


1. Will buses and school van be running? Yes, buses and school van will be running.

2. Will lunch be provided for my child? Yes, Libelle will be continuing with Healthy Lunches during Alert Level 2.

3. Can I drop my child off? Yes you can drop your child off at the gate where the bus children get dropped off. Opposite the pataka.

4. Can I come into my child’s classroom or the office? No. You can phone or email to make appointments if necessary. Otherwise communicate as you have been during Level 3. If you must come in please wear a mask.

5. How will I pick my child up? You may meet your child where the buses collect children, opposite the Pataka . Please pick up at 2.40 pm if a non-bus student. There will be no free play after school.

6. Can I send my child to school if they are saying they are unwell? No. Please keep unwell children at home. Children who are at school and show symptoms will be isolated and sent home.

7. Is there anything else I need to think about returning at Level 2?
– Full school uniform. Warriors jacket (it gets cold in our playground)
– Provide morning tea for your tamaiti. Food in a container ONLY for your child; please talk to them about not sharing kai.
– A gentle reminder to your child on personal hygiene practices e.g. maintaining physical distance, coughing or sneezing into your elbow and regular handwashing and drying.

Nga mihi,
Whangamarino School Staff

Distance Learning @ Whangamarino School

Online Learning Links

The following websites have activities or games that our tamariki can complete with or without parent, caregiver or whānau support. We always recommend that parents, caregivers and whānau view the content for themselves before allowing tamariki to use websites.

Alternative Learning Around Home

Here are some ideas of simple things you can do at home with your tamariki.

  • Participate in Manukura Challenges and post online.
  • How to tie your laces (you’d be surprised).
  • How to follow a recipe.
  • Make your own kai kart
  • How to plan a meal and a grocery list on a budget.
  • How to write a CV (resume).
  • How to look after the whare- vacuum, mow the lawn, do the recycling, budget and pay bills…
  • Spend time reading- libraries have an online app to get them digitally. Ask your tamaiti questions about what they are reading, read together, make predictions, discuss why characters behave the way they do.
  • Spend time writing- keep a journal, keep a gratitude list, write instructions for something, write an alternative ending to a favourite story or movie, write a story, keep a book of facts…
  • How to advocate for positive change – write a letter, create a petition for example.
  • How to maintain a vehicle- (tyre, oil).
  • Get physical- yoga, play catch, play frisbee, kick a ball around, online exercise programmes.
  • Build fine motor skills- draw, colour, knit, cross-stitch, sew, weave.
  • Exist without the internet for periods of the day!
  • Research things you’re interested in’.
  • Get them to do a science (STEM) challenge- build a tower, bridge just using newspaper or a boat out of random household materials.
  • Having time together, talking, playing card games and board games are also brilliant ways to use this hard time to connect.

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Skool Loop Information

Whangamarino School has introduced the ‘Skool Loop App’ which has been developed to meet increased parent-teacher demand for simple communication between school staff and whānau. The app is completely free to use for schools and parents, and is trusted by thousands of schools across New Zealand and Australia.

It features an easy-to-use interface and the latest in school communication technology, the Skool Loop app includes shared calendars, e-permission slips, notices, absentee reporting, parent teacher interviews and more.

Please download the Skool Loop app today.