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School Closure Activities

E tauwhiro ana ko ngā manaakitanga o te aio,

o te rangi me the whenua i a koutou otira, ki a tātou katoa. 

Haere pai atu, hoki pai mai, E tika ana, ka tutakitaki tahi ai tātou

hei te maramama kei te haere mai nei.

Mā o tātou mātua tIpuna, mā o tātou kaitiaki katoa tātou e ārahi

e arataki i runga i ngāāhuatanga o te wā.

Mauri ora ki te whai ao, ki te ao marama, Mauri ora ki a tatou katoa.

Te Kura Māori o Ngā Tapuwae place great importance on our whānau and as such do not want to cause any more distress by expecting 'normal' schoolwork to continue throughout the school closure. The Ministry have said that the two-week school holidays begin at the start of the official closure period and then distance learning can continue thereafter.

There are several activities for all our students to work through, but they are not mandatory. These should be seen by whānau as support activities and not 'must do' homework tasks. We have a different range of opportunities available to you, from a timetable for a day or feel free to take different areas of what we have offered to suit your whānau and their needs.

We are aware that there are many whānau without internet access so have included activities that can be done offline. We would however like to note that any hard-copied documents must not be returned to school for marking due to the possible transference of germs

As outlined on some of the activity sheets/links teachers have provided their email addresses if you or your child have any queries.

Please note that teachers will not be available 24-7 but they will endeavour to reply to your email as they are able, as they also have to manage their own whānau.

Term one reports have been posted to all whānau as of Today

Ngā manaakitanga o te Atua ki runga i a koe ko tō whānau

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Additional Information

We know that as the lock-down continues there are additional supports that you may require. Please see some of the Ministry of Education recommendations below for distance learning information, cyber safety and wellness tips.

Online Learning - Ki te Ao Mārama

Ki te Ao Mārama is a new online space on that provides whānau with practical advice, guidance and resources to use with their tamariki. It's also intended to support the learning plan that kaiako may have prepared for their ākonga.

This site is available in both Te Reo Māori and English, and has a range of leaning materials to cover ākonga in kōhungahunga, kura, wharekura and Te Reo Māori immersion settings. the content includes activity templates, planning guides, links to helpful resources and access to storybooks, all conveniently arranged by age group.


Please check it out via

Online Learning - Learning From Home

Learning From Home is an English Medium based website with a range of resources that may also be of interest to you and your children.

Feel free to check it out via

The Connected Learning Advisory

Help desk support is available for teachers, kaiako, leaders, tumuaki, parents and whānau from early learning through to secondary in English medium and Māori medium settings, You can phone the Learning From Home help desk on 0800 700 401 and Ki Te Ao Mārama on 0208 294 462 between 8am and 5pm on business days

Sparklers at Home

Sparkles at Home was officially launched, with dozens of wellbeing activities for parents and caregives to do with their tamariki to support their/whānau wellbeing. The Prime Minister shared our campaign on her social media (this got so much pick-up that the Sparklers website crashed, with nearly 30,000 people trying to visit in less than half an hour

Home Learning - Papa Kainga TV

Māori TV has a series of Reo focused education broadcasts running from 9am to 3pm every school day to support the activities that our staff have already provided to your child.

Home Learning | Papa Kāinga TV has started education broadcasting for early learners and students in Years 1 - 10. It will be free to air, on TVNZ channel 2+1 and on TVNZ on demand, as well as on Sky Channel 502. It will run from 9am to 3pm on schooldays with programming for children and young people, as well as for parents. Content will be grouped for early learners and students by age range, and will include play, literacy, mathematics, science, Te Reo Māori, physical education and well-being. All of the programmes will feature highly experienced teachers and presenters. along with well-being and movement experts.


Free internet safety filter for parents.

While children are learning from home, they are away form the online safety and security services provided by Network for Learning (N4L) at school. So together with N4L and Netsafe, we have launched

A free way to block the worst of the web for students and teachers.


Please follow the instructions provided on the website to set up your child's device for safer connectivity while they learn from home. Please remember that no technical solution is a silver bullet. Parents should complement this with digital citizenship tool-kits provided by Netsafe


Netsafe provides comprehensive support information to support everyone to stay safe as they work, learn and play online. Netsafe has new updated resources for parents, whanau and students at

Mental Health Wellness Tips

From overseas, this 25 Mental Health Wellness Tips during Quarantine from Eileen M Feliciano, Psy D. is a good list and highlights some things particularly important for children. remember the rules of New Zealand's level 4 still apply.

We are still awaiting confirmation from the Ministry of Education regarding hard-copy resources and/or laptops that will hopefully be distributed to our students. As soon as we know more we will inform you.

Take care and stay safe.

Kura Tuatahi

Whare Ako 1 - Whare Ako 8

All Kura Tuatahi work will be posted below. Hiaroa and Hoturoa each have individual worksheets for students to complete, they are both in Te Reo Māori and English so parents are able to support students with their learning at home


All supporting documents needed to complete these worksheets can be downloaded in the link below

Hoturoa - Whare Ako 5 - Whare Ako 8 Worksheet

Kura Tuarua

Year 9 - Year 13

All Kura Tuarua work will be posted below. The Kura Tuarua Overview that is attached below is a document that all students could implement at home and will be a base for all distance learning.

All students should know what classes they take and should be capable of navigating through this section of the website to find their subjects and or taahu classes - Each link has attached the staff members initials so students are able to identify the correct work they should be doing.

Additional Links Kura Tuatahi

Here are additional activities for students and parents to work through together if they have completed all of the work within their Whare Ako

Mahi Toi / Mahi Kai - Arts and Crafts / Cooking

Wā Pānui Pukapuka - Reading Material

Additional Links Kura Tuarua

Here are additional activities for students and parents to work through together if they have completed all of the work within their Taahu and/or Subject areas.

All Subject Areas

Cooking Videos

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