Kereru Distance Learning

The following information is for Year 5 & 6 students who are currently in the following classes; Te Moana, Te Marama & Tirohanga

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

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 Lit, Social Sciences, Science, Mathematics, Languages, Health and PE, Māori

Optional Exploring:

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

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

Please note that this platform is only available between 9-3pm Monday-Friday.

Class codes have been sent out via Google Classroom.

Access to unlimited texts online.

Students can access online texts.

Google Classroom

Your child has access to Google Classroom through their gmail account. We use this in our regular class programme. Students are familiar with this. Teachers post activities and messages on here regularly during the week.

Students have a class Google Classroom page and also a Reading Class page. They will receive an email notification when new information or work is posted.

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

Wave One Home Learning Pack

Writing Exercise Book

For independent writing and writing tasks set on Google Classroom

Action English

1 – 2 pages per day

Dragon Maths

1 – 2 pages per day

Well Being

Mindfulness Breathing: Magic Minute

Mindfulness: Body Scan

Mindfulness breathing techniques and body awareness to help students relax and manage their feelings.

Jump Jam

Fun exercise videos the whole family can enjoy!

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.

Mandala Art for Kids

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

Gratitude Journal Find one new thing everyday that you are grateful for. Record this your green writing book or you can use one of the templates below.

Gratitude Journal (editable) 1

Gratitude Journal (editable) 2

Five Daily Mental Health Practices

Five ways we can be mindful each day.

Find a time each day to step outside and take a moment to think about your senses. What can you see, hear, smell and feel at that time? Do these things remind you of anything? Record this in your green writing book.

30 Day Fitness Challenge

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

Fun Zone

The Virtual Traveler (PDF)

Knitted mice SPCA

Activity: Smiley Stress Balls

Story & Writing with Murray Gadd: Voices in the Park

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

Tutorial: How to use the app

App: ‘Stop motion studio’. 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.

1 Million Dollar Challenge

Can you complete the challenge?

Anzac Activities

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