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Creatives in Schools programme

Creative opportunities abound for schools and kura in 2021. Applications are now open for the second round of the Creatives in Schools programme, which partners professional artists and creative practitioners with teachers and kaiako to foster new learning experiences for students and ākonga of all ages.

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National Volunteer Week, 21-27 June

National Volunteer week, 21-27 June honours the collective energies and mana of volunteers in Aotearoa. It is an opportunity for all of us to acknowledge volunteering, mahi aroha and social action as expressions of kindness. And to recognise the importance of everyday acts of kindness between friends, neighbours and whānau.

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Whānau learning resources continue to be available

Parents – and teachers – can still make use of all the resources that were developed during the COVID-19 lockdown. The extensive bank of resources will remain available to teachers, kaiako and whānau for use with their learners at school or children at home.
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NZ COVID Tracing- latest on the App & QR Codes

As of the end of last week over half a million people had downloaded the COVID Tracer app and the number of businesses displaying QR codes is continuing to increase. The Ministry of Health encourages as many people as possible to download and use the app. This will support contact tracing efforts in Level 1.

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Home learning TV continues for younger learners

With most children and young people now back at school, programming for older children has come to an end. However, from Monday 15 June until 3 July programmes for younger children, including Karen’s House and Suzy Cato’s junior maths and science lessons, will screen on TVNZ 2 from 8.15am to 9am weekdays, and an hour later on TVNZ 2 +1 (Freeview channel 7 and Sky channel 502).

You can stream live or watch anytime on TVNZ OnDemand.


Are your children doing NCEAs? Latest update from Ministry.

The changes, effective immediately, have been announced by the Ministry of Education and include delays to the NCEA examinations and a later finish date.

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Winter Sports Codes move carefully towards ‘Play’

Winter Sports Codes move carefully towards play with earliest start dates being confirmed.

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Ministry of Education Well-Being Pack

Looking for some advice to support your children through the transition back to school?

The Ministry of Education is sharing a Well-being Guide developed by clinical psychologist Julie McCormack, with support from Future Curious Limited. It consists of three modules and contains activities, tip sheets and resources to support children and young people and help them develop the resiliency skills they need in a time of stress and disruption.


The Winter Sports Codes at Level 2

Wondering when your children’s sport is going to get started again?

Here is a roundup of the latest information from the major Winter codes. These guidelines will be updated following the Government review of the COVID19 alert level on 25th May.

Sport NZ Level 2 Guidance – applies to all codes.
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