Getting ready for Monday

Friday 15 May It’s been a fantastic couple of days working with the staff of Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery. We’ve been hard at work making sure that school is ready for all of our students to return to school. We’re all excited about seeing you all again and transitioning back to learning at Ao Tawhiti. […]

Alert Level 2 Update

What an awesome moment it was to hear that as a country we are another step closer to returning to normal. With the PM confirming the move to Alert Level 2, there are a few things I can share right now to help with your preparation for this week and next. There is obviously going […]

Moving towards Alert Level 2

The PM’s announcement about what the country would look like at Alert Level 2 provided us with a great deal of insight into what learning at schools will look like. The MOE is still in the process of finalising the exact details but we have enough information for myself and the staff to start planning […]

Friday 1 May – Info

Friday 1 May Anniversary Tomorrow marks a pretty special anniversary for Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery. On 2 May 2019 we opened for students at our CBD premises. For those of you who came in for your IEM on that Thursday, you’ll remember that things were still in a state of flux (builders were all over […]

Friday 24 April – Info

Friday 24 April There’s actually not a huge amount of new stuff to report to you today. I guess that’s a sign that the schooling at Ao Tawhiti during the lockdown has officially started to become a bit normal. Reminders 2.1 courses start next week. More info will come out about the specifics on the […]

Thursday 23 April – Info

Thursday 23 April 1:1s on Friday Just a reminder that tomorrow there are no classes running. Students will be having their 1:1s throughout the day. I’m really keen to make sure that our school, with its focus on relationships, keep these essential meetings happening. They allow your child the chance to plan and reflect on […]

Monday 20 April – Info

Monday 20 April I hope you’ve all had an enjoyable weekend. It’s certainly going to be an interesting week. At Ao Tawhiti we’re finishing up our work from last term this week and getting prepared to start Term 2.1 courses next week. Last Week of 1.2 Firstly a reminder that this is the last week […]

Friday 17 April – Info

Update Government Announcement – Level 3 and schools You are likely to have heard the Prime Minister outline the high level descriptions of COVID-19 alert levels, with a focus on alert level 3. It’s important to remember that we are still at level 4. The Ministry of Education contacted schools last night to say the following. There […]

Thursday 16 April – Info

Thursday 16 April Thanks I checked in with a handful of the LAs yesterday and all of them really enjoyed catching up with their homebase students. It was clear from speaking with my homebase students that as parents you’re doing a fantastic job of juggling your extremely challenging circumstances while also keeping your children engaged […]

Start of Term Info

Monday 13 April 2020 Kia ora whanau I hope you are all keeping well and finding simple ways to enjoy the lockdown.  It’s certainly been an interesting experience watching my neighbourhood cope with our nationwide restrictions – mostly by walking around our community in numbers that I’ve never seen before.  I feel like there are […]

School Holiday: Update

30 March 2020 School Holidays The school holidays started on Saturday 28 March and finish on Tuesday 14 April. This decision was made by the MOE. Our LAs have already provided the work for Term 1 / 1.2 courses as well as some possibilities for (see links below). You can continue with this work throughout […]

COVID-19: School closed

Wednesday 25 March 2020 Learning from home Our fantastic LAs are super keen to be as supportive of you and your child’s learning needs as possible.  With that said, please remember that they are only human (awesome humans but humans nonetheless) and are also experiencing this lock down just as you are.  All of them are […]

COVID-19: Update

24 March 2020 We hope you are all doing well and settling down for the interesting times ahead. School Holidays School holidays are being brought forward so that they are completed within the 4 week lock-down period. Holidays will now begin from Monday 30 March to Tuesday 14 April inclusive (a reminder that the Tuesday […]