Dear Parents and Caregivers
Thanks for all the great learning that is already happening online. This is certainly bringing new challenges for us as teachers, as well as for you as learners, parents, and whanau, as we all adjust to this new routine.
Some good news! Spark, Vodafone, Vocus/Slingshot, 2Degrees and Trustpower have advised they have removed their data caps and the possibility of extra charges based on usage during this Level 4 period.
Information and resources to support wellbeing and support learning at home from the Ministry of Education
~The Ministry of Education has developed a resource for parents, caregivers, whānau and family - http://education.govt.nz/school/health-safety-and-wellbeing/pastoral-care-and-wellbeing/talking-to-children-about-covid-19-coronavirus/.
~The Ministry of Health’s website includes Top ways to look after your mental wellbeing during the Covid-19 lockdown. https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-novel-coronavirus-health-advice-general-public/covid-19-taking-care-your-mental-wellbeing
~I AM HOPE is the youth and community focused support group run by The Key to Life Charitable Trust, started by Mike King - https://www.iamhope.org.nz/
~Nathan Wallis has some helpful videos on his Facebook page for parents and whānau - https://www.facebook.com/nathanwallisxfactoreducation/ -
~Tips on looking after mental health and wellbeing during COVID-19 from the Mental Health foundation https://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/get-help/covid-19/
~A website by the Health Promotion Agency to help New Zealanders recognise and understand depression and anxiety - https://depression.org.nz/covid-19/
~Although overseas-based this is a good list and highlights some things particularly important for children. Remember the rules of New Zealand’s level 4 lockdown still apply - 25 Mental Health Wellness Tips during Quarantine from Eileen M Feliciano, Psy.D.https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=109566894018896&id=109536567355262&__tn__=K-R
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Kaukapakapa School is situated on the Kaipara Coast Highway on land owned by Ngati Whatua. We are closely affiliated to the 5 Kaipara marae of Araparera, Kakanui, Puatahi, Haranui and Reweti. Originally settled by Europeans in 1869, The Kaukapakapa Public School first opened in 1873 with seventeen pupils.
Now a modern, vibrant and innovative school of approximately 300 students from Year 1 – 8, we appreciate the significant history that surrounds us, but are excited about creating citizens of the future through excellent learning opportunities across the New Zealand Curriculum. Please phone the school office to make a time to view all we have to offer within our environment.