Online Learning During Covid 19

The teachers have been preparing our Emergency Remote Teaching (ERT) plan and resources during this holiday period.  We call it ERT as we have never trained or prepared for this in an organised way, unlike an organisation who have deliberately set up a distance or online learning programme.  We are not expecting parents to replicate what we do at school and you shouldn't expect teachers to do what we do at school, in your home.  We should note that these are exceptional times and that all of us can only try our very best.

The plans will reflect the following premises which have been based upon following experts advice.  

  • We are entering a period of Emergency Remote Teaching (ERT) and not online or distance learning
  • Teachers, families and students mental health is the priority.
  • Missing a few weeks or even a few months of school when students are primary aged will have little impact on their long term educational outcomes.
  • The content of distance learning will be a mix of Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Sustainability (Term 2 Topic), STEM and life skills delivered through a smorgasbord approach.  Learning will be synchronous or asynchronous.
  • Families and children can do as much or as little as they like of what is provided but can’t ask for more than what is currently being provided.  Providing additional meaningless worksheets to keep children "busy" does not help anyone.
  • Equity will be an issue for some during ERT and we will check to make sure everyone is coping.

Teachers will be emailing you or using seesaw over the weekend with links to a google classroom which will house all of the necessary links and all of the details of what is to be done and when.  From what I have seen so far it looks excellent and I am excited to see how it works.

Perhaps the most important thing we can do is to provide a chance for students to connect with their peers face to face via google meet.  At this stage we will start with 20-30 minute sessions each school day at the following times.  This will be a chance for teachers to read a story, have some show and tell and share what everyone has been learning about.  Once again, details on how to connect will come out before April 15 via google classroom or seesaw.

Room 1 - 2:00-2:30pm   --  join code  jy7p72a

Room 1A - 10-10:30 --  join code  wvzo7db

Room 2 - 10.30-11    --  join code vzpfzuj

Room 2A - 1.30-2pm --  join code 2azfuxt

Room 3 - 11:00 - 11:30 --  join code qw4vplx

Room 4 - 10-10:30        --  join code 3xfwljd

Room 5 - 11:00 - 11:30  -  join code yfren5m

Room 6 - 11:00 - 11:30 -  join code xwphywh

Room 7 - 9.30-10am  --  join code smrrhdy

Room 8 - 10-10:30am  --  join code smrrhdy

Room 9 - 9.30 - 10 am --  join code smrrhdy

Room 10 - 9.30-10.00am-  join code smrrhdy

Room 12 - 10-10.30am -  join code smrrhdy

Math Extension - 3pm Thursday and Monday?

Kapa Haka - 12:45-1:30 - join code 54hfqo4

This is the direct link -

If you go straight to google meets rather than following the link from the Google Classroom use this code to join - cbxrxyzyq7

1:1 Session booking form for learning support.

Compilation sites






Te Reo

Non Screen Ideas

Compilation site

Ministry of Education Site


 UK Home Learning



Reading Eggs

Read Theory

Listen to stories

David Walliams Stories for Free


This will largely come through Google Classroom once holidays finish.



Xtra Math to practice basic facts.

Student favourite prodigy

Username = covidkaik    password = 20kaik20

Hills Cluster Link

Scratch Games


Jump Jam


These websites are the main ones that we use to deliver online learning and this page will be added to as we go.  Google Apps for Education and Seesaw will be the main delivery platform for instructions from teachers and we will be setting up all students in the next few days.  If your child does not have or know their username and password please email [email protected] or [email protected]

Working from home and learning from home is very hard so please don't become stressed about doing a lot of school work with your child.  The most important thing is a happy household over these difficult times.