Our teachers communicate and offer learning support through Google Classroom, an efficient way to take learning online during remote study. All of our classes at Huanui College have an online presence, with resources and assessments available, and easily updated for each subject. The online courses mean students organise their studies, and revisit content easily.
There will be some parts of the learning plan/school curriculum that will continue, and home learning activities will be paused due to the circumstances of each lockdown.
During lockdown, our kura continues to follow the regular school timetable. This approach keeps structure and reliability, providing the familiar routine of learning the students are used to. We understand that this may not be possible for everyone, for a variety of reasons. For this, we ask that where possible, regular communication is kept between the College and families, so we can monitor and support each student together.
A high number of interactions are Zoom and Google Meet video lessons. This ensures we keep face to face time with one another, and helps with community spirit.
During this time of reduced physical interaction, it’s important we work together, keep to routines and seek the support and care we need.
Students are expected to be proactive and continue to their best abilities with projects they have started and to keep working as if it was a normal school day.
Individualised learning plans are in place for those receiving learning support, and while learning in lockdown it is understandable that more may need additional guidance. We ask that where possible, you support your children with their schoolwork, and offer assistance where needed.
We monitor our students during this time, and request parents stay in contact with the school so we can work together to ensure the individual needs and environments of learners are considered.
We know that not every child copes, or has experience with distance learning. There are unique challenge that some households face with online learning, and we encourage you to contact your child’s Whānau Leader, Whānau Teacher, or Subject Teachers directly regarding concerns.
Some of us in our community may be feeling overwhelmed, anxious, scared, uncertain or stressed. Shelley, our counsellor, is available for zoom meetings and phone sessions throughout Level Four restrictions.
If we have enough notice, the loan of Chromebooks, workbooks and resources can be organised before lockdown. If that is not possible, can we ask that you contact your child’s subject teachers in the first instance to make a plan with them on what you may need to use.