TV education channels launching on April 15

From Wednesday April 15, TV goes educational.

From that date, Home Learning | Papa Kāinga TV channel will start education broadcasting for early learners and students (Years 1–10) from 9am on Wednesday April 15.

Māori Television will be launching a series of te reo educational programmes (for ages 0 to 18) on the same day. 

Home Learning | Papa Kāinga TV will be free to air, on TVNZ channel 2+1 and on TVNZ on Demand, as well as on Sky Channel 502.

It will run from 9am to 3pm on schooldays with programming for children and young people aged 0 to 15, as well as for parents

Papa Kāinga TV programming will be grouped for early learners, primary and secondary students.

All programmes will feature highly experienced teachers and presenters, along with a range of wellbeing and movement experts.

Content will include play, literacy mathematics, science, te reo Māori, fitness and wellbeing. There will also be  Pacific language content.

Māori Television te reo content will focus on learning at home for tamariki, rangatahi and whānau, aged between 0 to 18.

Using this content, tamariki will be able to learn on their own, with siblings or as a whānau. Programming will feature some of the most recognised faces in te ao Māori.

We don’t expect you to replace your child’s teacher and we hope that early learning and schooling can resume as soon as possible. In the meantime, we hope that Home Learning | Papa Kāinga TV and Māori TV’s education programming will help make learning fun and engaging for all the whānau.

The programmes are aimed at children and students who, for whatever reason, find it tricky to learn online, or who don’t have hard pack learning resources. But they will also support the learning pack materials some students will be receiving, and the learning programmes students will be getting from their school or early learning service.

Keep checking our Learning from Home(external link) and Ki te Ao Mārama(external link) sites for updates of what’s on Home Learning TV and Māori Television. We’ll be sending out updates on social media as well.

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