Distance Learning - Covid-19


For the latest updates from the government please continue to refer to the official website: https://covid19.govt.nz/

Nayland College has also provided a number of updates to families, however they quickly become out of date.  The latest two updates can be found here:

Update 27 March
Update 24 March
Talking to young people about Covid-19 - 24 March
Update 23 March - School Closed

Distance Learning

From Wednesday 15 April it is expected that teachers will provide your child with online learning opportunities.

Teachers may email their classes with instructions or links but the other ‘go to’ place will be the Microsoft Office ‘Team’ for each class.  The login can be found here.

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Students can access these by opening the ‘Teams’ app on their device and looking in the ‘Shared with me’ section for the appropriate Team. Each Team includes a Onenote which is the digital equivalent of an exercise book for students and of the whiteboard for teachers.

This demo site gives a very good overview of Teams if you are unfamiliar with the software.

Learning at home

  • In most cases teachers will set small, familiar tasks that don’t use too much data.
  • Teachers will try to provide at least one face to face discussion opportunity per week for each class through a Teams video conference.
  • Students should also be exercising and reading regularly.  Assisting around the house is a great way to get some physical exercise!
  • If teachers get sick, they may need to pause the remote learning for a time.

If you would like to contact your child’s teachers the school email address format is firstname.lastname@nayland.school.nz.

Available resources

The Ministry of Education has launched two website in response to the sudden requirement for schools and parents to provide distance learning, Learning from Home and Ki te Ao Mārama (in Māori or English).

These websites include resources for teachers, leaders, parents, and whānau. Resources span the learning pathway from early learning through to senior secondary, and more resources will be added as they’re developed.

Other resources provided by Nayland College that might be useful:

ETV provides a huge range of recorded TV programmes and live internet TV from across the world.  Have a look - some people think the selection is better than Netflix! Just log in using your Nayland College email and password.

Wheelers E-Books
Thousands of new titles now available to read on e-books!  Just log in using your Nayland College email and password.  The Nayland College Library site also has a fantastic selection of links, including to the public libraries.

Mr. Science - At 11:00am each school day during the lock down our own Mr Science (Sterling Cathman) is doing a 'viral lockdown series' exploring science.  Log in through zoom code: 265-351-3815.