Distance Learning

Nick's Distance Learning Korero

22nd August 2021

Ahiahi marie koutou,

I hope all is well at home. Let’s hope this yucky weather moves away soon.

I am writing to provide an update on home learning. A team of staff have been busy distributing devices and we have now dispatched nearly all our devices. Teachers have been preparing home learning opportunities and have designed activities that should not need specialist equipment. Teachers will be making contact soon.

As I have previously mentioned, staying positive, busy and connected are priorities and we certainly don’t want any home learning causing conflict at home. We also recognise that lots of other learning can happen when going for a walk or reading a book together. In addition, we know that homes can be busy and you have other responsibilities- do not feel pressure from us to complete everything that is shared by teachers. For these reasons, we are not setting expectations about the amount of time your child should spend on daily home learning.

There are dozens of age graded learning activities through this link Leaning from home.govt.nz that you might want to explore. This link also has a link to the home learning TV broadcasts. This is what you can expect from school:

Family Fun learning activities- Learning challenges that will be accessible to all ages and could be completed individually, with siblings or as a whole family.

Daily literacy and numeracy learning- completing either a task that is posted daily or selecting from a weekly list of activities.

Opportunity to engage in online learning using existing sites and apps such as Studyladder (for years 3-6).

Participating in one of 2-3 google meets per week (more of a focus on connection and engagement).

Teachers responding to parent or student emails/ Seesaw and teachers providing feedback on learning.

Once again, these are 'opportunities' not expectations.

Enjoy your time together.

Ngā manaakitanga,


Welcome to Nayland Primary School Learning by Distance. We are not aiming to provide 9-3 activities. We are aiming to provide opportunities for work that will keep your child engaged with learning. The amount of time your child spends online depends on you.

There is no expectation that you try to buy a computer for this to take place. If you can receive an email you can receive the activities many of which do not require a device to complete.

Click the syndicate name to find out how your child's class or syndicate is operating online.

Generally From Year 3-6 Communication is primarily through the Student email and Google account. Other classes use the Seesaw app.

For privacy and internet safety reasons many online activities and links will not work now unless your child is logged into their school account. Please make sure to can get signed in to that. If you can't please get in touch through the troubleshooting link.

We have the facility to run live video meetings via Google Hangouts Meet, either online through meet.google.com, or through the 'Hangouts Meet' App on phone or tablet.

If you have issues with logging into student account at home please check the troubleshooting page for tips, and contact our eLearning team by filling in the form at the bottom of that page.

Please be aware that we don't filter your internet connection like we can at school. We have mandatory google safe-search and youtube filtering, but only while students are logged in. We can't see their screens or open tabs.

N4l (Network for Learning) has worked some Magic..If you want to filter the Internet on Your child's device Click here

Keep an eye on things.