This is a useful Ministry of Education page on helping children
Children’s well-being is connected to your well-being. Be kind and look after yourself too
Kiwi Educational speaker Karen Boyes on Parenting Coronokids
Further information to support wellbeing
The Ministry of Health’s website includes Top ways to look after your mental wellbeing during the Covid-19 lockdown.
https://www.iamhope.org.nz/ – I AM HOPE is the youth and community focused support group run by The Key to Life Charitable Trust, started by Mike King.
https://www.facebook.com/nathanwallisxfactoreducation/ – Nathan Wallis has some helpful videos on his Facebook page for parents and whānau
https://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/get-help/covid-19/ – tips on looking after mental health and wellbeing during COVID-19 from the Mental Health foundation
https://depression.org.nz/covid-19/ – a website by the Health Promotion Agency to help New Zealanders recognise and understand depression and anxiety. `
25 Mental Health Wellness Tips during Quarantine from Eileen M Feliciano, Psy.D. – although overseas-based this is a good list and highlights some things particularly important for children. Remember the rules of New Zealand’s level 4 lockdown still apply.
How to manage with teenagers!
Reach Out – an Australian site with wonderful resources:
Also – a UK site – Teen Tips: https://www.teentips.co.uk/resources/
A New Zealand based site: The Lowdown is great for teens who might be experiencing low mood or anxiety. https://www.thelowdown.co.nz/
Aunty Dee is another New Zealand site where young people can seek online support. https://www.auntydee.co.nz/
Remember, now more than ever be kind to yourself and others.
Learning resources and things to do
David Walliams; reading a story a day for the next 30 days including some from The World’s Worst Children 2 a is a side-splitting companion to David’s blockbuster hit, The World’s Worst Children, perfect for fans aged 9 and up. https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/
Joe the PE coach; for those that don’t get access to Mr Frosts or Mr Metcalfs workouts every day. Suitable for most ages. I thought I would start with day 1
And with all this internet traffic
Removing data caps for internet
In addition to Spark, Vodafone, Vocus/Slingshot, and 2Degrees, Trustpower has now also advised they have removed their data caps and the possibility of any extra charges based on usage – Ask.Trustpower.co.nz –
Pre COVID-19 Important information
New Enrolments are welcome; please call at the office to complete the process. You can download and fill out the relevant forms from here.
All students from Y 1-13 wear uniform items, see here.
Term Dates 2020 were modified in late March, these are written in below
Course confirmation for Year 11-14 Tuesday 28th Jan, All start Wednesday 29th January.
Term 1: Wednesday 29th January to Friday March 27th (9 weeks)
Waitangi day 6th Feb. Easter and ANZAC days are in school holidays.
Term 2 Tuesday 15th April to Friday 3rd July (12weeks), but for the first two weeks we will still be in lockdown
(ANZAC day observed on Monday 27th April, Queens Birthday 1st June)
Term 3 Monday 20th July to Friday 25th September (10 weeks)
Term 4: Monday 12th October to Wednesday 9th December (or until school has been open for 380 half days).
(Labour Day 28th October)
2021 school terms and holidays
|START DATE||END DATE||HOLIDAYS|
|Term 1 – Between 10-11 weeks||Between Monday 1 February (at the earliest); and Tuesday 9 February (at the latest)||Friday 16 April
|Public holidays: Waitangi Day 6 February,
Easter: Good Friday 2 April, Easter Monday 5 April
School holiday: Saturday 17 April – Sunday 2 May (includes ANZAC day 25 April).
|Term 2 – 10 weeks||Monday 3 May||Friday 9 July (98 half-days)||Public holiday: Queen’s Birthday 7 June
School holiday: Saturday 10 July – Sunday 25 July
|Term 3 – 10 weeks||Monday 26 July||Friday 1 October (100 half-days)||School holidays: Saturday 2 October – Sunday 17 October|
|Term 4 – up to 10 weeks||Monday 18 October||All schools no later than Monday 20 December (80-90 half-days) *||Public holidays: Labour Day 25 October, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day
School holiday: 5 or 6 weeks (from school’s closing date until opening date of school the following year)