Haast Distance Learning

The following information is for all Year 7 & 8 students in Team Haast.

Here is a Team Haast Sample Timetable IF you want one. It can be amended to meet YOUR schedule in YOUR bubble.

Online Learning

Online Learning PlatformLink to Student LoginParent InformationGuidelines for students


3 Learning Progressions per week


Complete 1 unit per week (Coursework)


Set Tasks are available for students to complete at their own pace. There are no expectations for students to complete by the due date.


Subject areas students can explore at their own pace and interest are:

English Literature, Social Sciences, Science, Mathematics, Languages, Health and PE, Māori

Optional Exploring:

There is a range of curriculum areas that students can access for free.


Set tasks are available for students to complete at their own pace.

Please note that this platform is only available between 9-3pm on weekdays.


Class codes have been sent out via gmail.

Access to unlimited texts online.

Students can access online texts.


Class codes have been sent out via gmail.

Online financial literacy programme for Year 7 & 8s.

Set modules are available for students to complete at their own pace. These tasks are optional.

Google Classroom

Your child has access to Google Classroom through their gmail. There are tasks and learning support materials uploaded to this classroom to support your child’s learning. They will receive an email notification when new information or work is posted.

An easy way of finding all of these is to go to the ‘classwork’ tab because everything is listed under topic headings.

Students are notified via their gmail every time information or work is posted on Google Classroom. Students need to check their school gmail account regularly.

Offline Learning (Hard Materials)

Wave One Home Learning Pack

Hard Materials

Guidelines for students

Dragon Maths book

1-2 pages per day

Action English book

1-2 pages per day

Exercise book

For independent writing and writing tasks set on Google Classroom

Well Being

Go Noodle

Active Screen Time

GoNoodle® gets kids up and moving to fun, engaging content and games. Every dance party, yoga session, mindfulness activity, and game session is an opportunity for kids to wake up their bodies, engage their minds, and be their best.

Letterbox Cricket

Fitness Challenge

30 Day Fitness Challenge

Design a 30 Day Fitness Challenge for you and your family.

Mindfulness Body Scan exercise

An exercise that boosts body-awareness, and helps students to relax and manage their feelings.

Video 1

Video 2

Wellbeing Bingo

Gratitude ‘journal’. Discover the things you’re grateful for each day.

Mandala Art for Kids

Using materials you can find near (preferably in nature) you create a mandala.

Fun Zone

The Virtual Traveler

Knitted Mice SPCA

Visual Arts: Photography Fun

Visual Arts: Architectural Letters

Marble Run Challenge

Create and design your own marble run!

Poetry Box bubble time: Paula Green reads her unpublished Very Very Very Strange Tail story and invites you to illustrate it so she can post it on her blog!

Anzac Activities

Stop Motion Activity

Create a stop – motion video about what your ‘new norm’ looks like at home.

Tutorial: How to use the app

App: ‘Stop motion studio’ (free version). This is an app that can be found in the app store on a parent/caregiver’s phone or on your laptop.

Get Creative! Design your own bird feeder from recycled materials around the house. Take photos/video and explain what materials you’ve used & why.

Here is a link to information about What To Feed Native Birds.

Activity: Smiley Stress Balls

My Favourite Animal

Create a poster, slide, brochure or diorama telling us about your favourite animal.

Diorama video links

How to Make a Diorama

Tips and Tricks for a Diorama

My Fairy Garden

PDF Link

Using materials found outside (or items not needed) students can create a fairy garden to display outside.

Video Link

DIY Fairy Gardens

Build your Dream Home!

Draw and design your dream home as a floor plan and also from different points of view.

NZ TV Education Channel

Home Learning | Papa Kāinga TV will start education broadcasting for early learners and students (Years 1–10) from 9am on Wednesday April 15. Māori Television will launch a series of te reo educational programmes (for ages 0 to 18) on the same day.

Home Learning | Papa Kāinga TV 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 Monday to Friday with programming for children and young people aged 0 to 15, as well as for parents. Home Learning TV will be on air for one month – with provision to extend beyond that depending on the lockdown situation.

Papa Kāinga TV programming will be grouped for early learners, primary and secondary students. All programmes will feature highly experienced teachers and presenters, along with a range of wellbeing and movement experts.

Content will include play, literacy mathematics, science, te reo Māori, physical education and wellbeing. There will also be  Pacific language content.

Māori Television te reo content will focus on learning at home for tamariki, rangatahi and whānau, aged from 0 to 18. It will also be tailored to specific age groups during the day, with learning content tamariki can do on their own, with siblings or as a whānau.

The channel will broadcast around 300 hours of educational content over the next 10 weeks. Programming will feature some of the most recognised faces in te ao Māori.

Home Learning | Papa Kāinga TV and Māori TV education programming is not intended to replace our teachers. 


9.00am – 9.10am Parenting – Nathan Wallis
9.10am – 9.25am Early Learning
9.25am – 9.40am Junior Health (Age 5 – 8)
9.40am – 9.55am Junior Literacy (Age 5 – 8)
9.55am – 10.05am Maia the Brave
10.05am – 10.30am Beginning Te Reo
10.30am – 10.50am Junior Science and Maths (Age 5 – 8)
10.50am – 11.00am Kai 5
11.00am – 11.15am Middle Literacy and Language (Age 9 – 11)
11.15am – 11.40am Middle Maths (Age 9 – 11)
11.40am – 12.05pm Junior Project
12.05pm – 12.30pm Fanimals
12.30pm – 12.40pm Parenting with Nathan Wallis
12.40pm – 1.00pm Aotearoa HIstory
1.00pm – 1.30pm Senior Literacy (Age 12 – 15)
1.30pm – 1.55pm Born to Move – (Teens)
1.55pm – 2.25pm Advanced Te Reo
2.25pm – 2.50pm Senior Project
2.50pm – 3.00pm Daily Diary