Piwakawaka Distance Learning

The following information is for Year 0, 1 & 2 students who are currently in the following classes;
Parekereke, Te Whenua & Te Ra

Here is a sample [Team Piwakawaka] 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


1 Unit per week


Stories and activities correspond to the students reading level. Stories are available for students to complete at their own pace.


This is an optional platform for students in Piwakawaka.

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

Offline Learning (Hard Materials)

(Wave One Home Learning Pack)

Hard MaterialsGuidelines for students

Maths worksheets

3-4 pages a week

Handwriting Book

1 page a day

Exercise Book

Keep a diary or write a recount about what you are up to everyday.

Feel free to write a story, a report, poem or a description.

Well Being

Jump Jam

Fun exercise videos the whole family can enjoy!

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Fun mindfulness and yoga activities for active screen time.


Storyline Online is available 24 hours a day for children, parents, caregivers and educators. Reading aloud to children has been shown to improve reading, writing and communication skills, logical thinking and concentration, and general academic aptitude, as well as inspire a lifelong love of reading.

Auckland Zoo webcam!This will be up and running shortly but for now students can watch the recent livestreams -watching the family of otters splashing around in the water is so relaxing!

Go wild with the Auckland Zoo Kids Club which has plenty of fun activities and information about your favourite animals.

Feel good activity chartie: Play cards, build a play space. (From http://www.sparklers.org.nz)

Feel good activities chart 2 Ie. leave a chalk note for someone, gratitude ideas (From http://www.sparklers.org.nz)

Stay Connected

Phone, video chat or write a letter to a family member or friend. See how they are doing and share what you have been doing in your bubble.

Juicy, Crispy, Crunch

Slow down, use your senses and enjoy the moment.

Belly breathingSesame Street Video Need to relax? Learn how to use belly breathing to calm your body and your mind.

Letterbox cricket!

Something for the whole family!

Make your walks more interesting and do some math too!

What I Am

Believe in yourself and you can achieve what you put your mind to. You can keep on getting stronger!

(From Sesame Street)

Fun Zone


Discover Auckland Museum online with virtual tours, interactive quizzes and more.

Teach Your Monster to Read

Learn all about the letters of the alphabet and sounds they make while teaching your monster to read.


Stuck for ideas on what to write about? Pick a picture from this website and talk about it with your family. Write a sentence or story about it.

Kitchen Science Watch fun episodes of Michelle Dickinson (Nanogirl & The Imaginauts) and her helpers as they create fun and exciting science experiments that you can do at home.

Some activities – A candle made out of a nut? A soap-powered boat? A chicken in a cup? It’s all possible on Kitchen Science.

ANZAC Biscuit recipe

I Feel Better When I’m Dancing

Have a break! Get your family together with some of your favourite songs and have a dance party. This is a great way to be active and have some fun at the same time.

Leaf Threading

Fine motor activity threading leaves. Find Autumn leaves and happy threading!

Make rolled paper beads

Create a necklace or bracelet!

Kidspot Science Activities

Simple science experiments you can do at home with your kids are a fun way to introduce children of all ages to basic scientific concepts. Find easy science experiments now with easy to follow step by step instructions.

Making Table Creation -Using recycled containers around the house, what creation can you make?

Crash Course Kids Science

This is a great channel that makes science fun! Kids can learn about gravity, the food chain, engineering, space and more, in a way that is easy for growing minds to digest


Create a puppet at home using whatever materials you have available. Once it is made you can have hours of fun playing games, telling stories or even put on a show for your family.

Origami Projects for kids.

Some origami tutorials are photo tutorials, and some are diagrams. Print out the diagrams to have the instructions on-hand while you complete the project. Make cute cat finger puppets or little paper boats that float. Share your creations with us!

Origami Frogs Video tutorial -something to try with mum or dad.

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