Distance Learning at Home

What is our Sunnyhills Distance Learning at Home?

Distance Learning occurs when the learner and instructor, or source of information, are separated by time and distance and therefore cannot meet in a traditional classroom setting.

Here are some practical things you can do to help your child with their learning:

  • Set up a learning space so that your child can focus on their learning. Limit distractions by turning off the television.

  • Consider the technology you will need. We stress that only a portion of learning should be done digitally. This is an opportunity to include practical learning activities.

  • Create structure: This is not an extended holiday period, but school from home. Schools operate on timetables and routines and it may be helpful for you to follow the suggested plan for the day that is included below or set up a timetable that works for you and your child.

  • Know what your child should know: Refer to the learning links on the school website and the tasks on the class blogs.

  • Be around, but don't do their work for them. Tasks may contain elements of challenge. You might offer suggestions, but try to let them do things themselves. Encourage them to self regulate....take control of their own learning without relying on you.

We want our learners to be safe online. Click the free filtering link to get Internet filtering from N4L. Use the information in SHINE Online to help with online safety.

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How we connect =

via our Distance Learning at Home Page & Our Year Group sites

Koru Whanau Year 1 - 2

Click on each classroom to go directly to their page on their year group site.

Kowhai Whanau Year 3 - 4

Click on each classroom to go directly to their page on their year group site.

Kauri Whanau Year 5 - 6

Click on each classroom to go directly to their page on their year group site.

Specialist Teachers

What a Distance Learning day might look like

More Learning Resources

Check out these links for even more learning resources you can use at home.

Need some help with your technology?

Our TeXpert team and IT Helpdesk are here for our Sunnyhills Learners.

Click here to go to our Technology Teams page to find assistance.


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