Distance learning package to support learning at home

When Term 2 begins on 15 April, a range of resources will be made available to support distance learning for your child. For some children under five, supports are also being prepared to help you keep them engaged in learning through play.

The package to support distance learning includes:

  • increasing access to Internet and devices
  • providing a range of subject-specific hard-copy resources for different year levels
  • launching two television channels broadcasting education-related content – one for English medium and one for Māori medium, including content targeted for Pacific and other communities
  • enhancing online resources for parents, available through the Learning from Home(external link) and Ki te Ao Mārama(external link) websites, and fast-tracking ways to connect Learning Support Coordinators with families remotely.

What parents and whānau need to do

Stay connected with your early learning service or school, and follow our website and Facebook page for the latest updates as work continues to get the distance learning package ready by 15 April.

The Learning from Home website has ideas and tips to support distance learning.

You can talk to your child’s teacher if you are worried about their learning during this time as they can help with how to support your child at home. If you have difficulty contacting your child’s school and the teacher doesn’t contact you, please get in touch with your nearest office of the Ministry of Education.

It is important not to get too concerned that your child is missing out as your schools and teachers will quickly identify your child’s needs when they return to school and ensure the learning programme addresses any needs. This is normal practise, teachers continually assess learner needs and change or add additional support if it is needed to support progress.

Ministry of Education Facebook page(external link)

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