Education Resources

Home school advice for parents

Strategies for parents teaching from home

Homework has taken on a whole new meaning in our current environment. It is the bane of many parents lives and one that can cause stress in an already stressful situation.

Does your child have the tools to continue learning?
If your child has not received anything to continue learning after the school holidays (either a school learner pack of materials or a device to learn from) please contact your child’s school to arrange for provision.

Some tips to help

  • Keep an eye on the amount of time tamariki are on devices – give them a 5 – 10 minute break every hour.
  • If you’re becoming stressed take a well deserved coffee break, go for a walk or find a quiet space to sit.
  • Designate one adult only place within your home for stressful times.
  • Turn some lessons into practical applications – play based learning from what is available in your home, use boxes to build, measure, decorate, explore and problem solve.
  • Books in Homes
  • Report: School-led learning at home – Voices of parents of Māori and Pasifika students

Oranga Tamariki

COVID-19 Information for caregivers

Oranga Tamariki – Information and resources for caregivers The above resource from Oranga Tamariki has information about:

  • Activities for tamariki
  • Advice and guidance for Māori and Pacific peoples
  • Explaining COVID-19 to tamariki in your care
  • General parenting/caregiving

Useful Links

This website contains advice and resources for parents and whānau, teachers and leaders spanning early learning through to senior secondary to support learning at home. The resources include activities that parents can use with their children and young people alongside what teachers provide. The resources are sorted in age groups and year levels to help you find things that you can use or adapt for your children’s learning.

He Reo Tupu, He Reo Ora is a teaching resource to support learning Te Reo Māori. These reomations are cool to share with kids. There are other resources on this website – sheet work, games & teaching tips.

Guidance for parents & caregivers, along with a video for children to understand what’s going on and why the lockdown.

Fun-filled activities for whānau

$5 wifi form

Who can apply? Whānau with children who are struggling financially, Whānau in rural communities, Whānau with disabilities, Migrants and Refugees with English as their second language, Māori and Pasifika youth, Offenders and ex-offenders, Kaumātua.
Apply Here.

Ngāi Tahu print-out resources for tamariki

The story of Poutini and Waitaiki
Pepeha colouring workbook