Learning & Info Update 14 April

Tuesday 14th April

Kia Ora Koutou,

We hope you are all well in your bubble! During this new phase of ‘online learning’ the expectation is that you and your whānau are safe and well in your bubble first and foremost. Your child’s wellbeing is the most important thing for us at Tamatea High School.

By now, your child will have received, via their school email, their amended timetable starting tomorrow (Wednesday 15/4). They have one scheduled time to have contact with each of their subject teachers, each week. Teachers will use Google docs, Google classroom, email, Zoom or a combination of these and provide ongoing feedback. Teachers are looking forward to students engaging with them in this new learning environment.

Please do not feel overwhelmed or stressed if your child does not complete all of their work. We don’t expect parents to replace their child’s teacher. Take this time to enjoy being together and please stay safe.

Teachers, Deans and Senior Leaders can be contacted your child needs support or if you have any questions (see the school website for contact details).

Other support available includes:

Learning Support

Sarah Leonard is our SENCO – Special Education Needs Coordinator. She is available to help support students with special learning needs. If you have any questions about your child’s learning during this time please feel free to contact Sarah on sarahl@tamatea.school.nz. Alternatively, Nicky Anderson (Deputy Principal) can be contacted on nickya@tamatea.school.nz.

Technical Support

Kay Le Comte is available for technical support for anybody needing assistance with their passwords, Chromebooks or online learning. She can be contacted on kayl@tamatea.school.nz.

Guidance Counsellor Support

Wendy Isakson is our Guidance Counsellor and is available to provide support to students during this time. If your child is feeling anxious or overwhelmed during the lockdown period, Wendy can be contacted on wendyi@tamatea.school.nz.

Check out the Ministry of Education’s website Learning from Home for distance learning support – Resources, guidance and information for parents, whānau, teachers and leaders from early learning to senior secondary.

Ngā mihi nui

Tamatea High School Staff

Contact us By phone on (06) 844 6600 Or you can email us at enquiries@tamatea.school.nz

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