Kia ora koutou

I hope you are all safe and well in your bubbles and getting an opportunity to enjoy some of the warmer Spring weather.

This week we will support your children to engage in distance learning. The Years 1 – 6 Learning Advisors will share the links to the resources and activities in the community newsletter, which will be published at 5pm on Sunday evening. You are welcome to engage as much, or as little as suits you and your family. Years 7 – 13 learners are asked to check their school emails and google classrooms for guidance and instructions.

Home Base Learning Advisors will be in touch with their students this week to complete 1:1s. These discussions will support students to make learning plans for the week and give your children a chance to discuss any issues they might be facing with distance learning.

As always, please be in touch if you have any concerns or queries.

I have also included the list of agencies that are available for support below.

Ngā mihi


Agencies you can contact for assistance

 Many families may find it tough going back into Alert Level 3 and 4. It can be challenging having children at home, being cut off from family and friends and trying to make ends meet. Here are a number of agencies and resources that might be helpful. 

 The Ministry of Education has a number of resources to support the wellbeing of children and young adults during a lockdown. Here is a link to their website helping children and young people while they are learning at home

 The Ministry of Health website outlines the different alert levels and how to keep yourself and your family safe and well. Ministry of Health Latest COVID information

Explore 0800 000421 is a phone service available to provide advice and support for people with disabilities or autism. This includes advice or support around challenging behaviours. This service is available Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm. 

 Women’s Refuge                                    0800REFUGE or 0800 733 843

Alcohol and Drug Helpline                    0800 787 797

Narcotics Anonymous                            0800 628 632

Alcoholics Anonymous             0800 229 6757

Oranga Tamariki Call Centre   0508FAMILY

Lifeline                                                    0800 543 354 or free text 4357

Youthline                                                 0800 376 633 or free text 234

Samaritans                                              0800 726 666

Outline (LGBTQI+)                                  0800 688 5463

Mana Ake                                  

Healthline for COVID-19 advice 0800 358 5453

Work and Income services centres are closed. However, you can apply for assistance via MyMSD or phone the contact centre on 0800 559 009.