While school is closed due to COVID-19, please refer to the Home Learning Ideas document for a variety of learning activities to undertake with your children.
Once school starts again on Wednesday 15 April, teachers will be in touch with you and your child(ren) regarding their online/home learning. Please make sure you have read this document which explains how Whitney Street School will be approaching Online/Home learning. The document gives you tips and helps you to prepare so that this new way of learning will be hopefully, a successful, enjoyable experience for us all
Wairau Hub Home Learning Site. Year 5 and 6 students are encouraged to check their emails and Seesaw in the morning for any messages.
- Taylor and Ōpaoa Online Learning – this will be via Seesaw. Please contact your child(ren)’s teacher if you require any support.
Google Hangouts and Meets Y3-6
In preparation for online learning, we have enabled video calling and webchat through our Google accounts. This means teachers can connect with Y3-6 students during this period of isolation using Google Hangouts and Google Meet. This also allows for students to contact each other and have video calls and chats. While we embrace the fact that our students are able to keep in touch, we are also aware that it could result in conversations taking place that we (as teachers) are not able to monitor. We ask that parents are mindful of this feature and ensure that they know the content of conversations in these chats – in regards to what your child is saying and what is being said to them. When logging in with their @whitneystreet email, your child will only be able to have a Google Hangout with fellow students or teachers who also have an @whitneystreet account.
The school own the “@whitneystreet.school.nz” accounts, therefore, all content the children share on there is school property. If a student is unable to show ‘The Whitney Way – The Way We Learn’ online, all ability to conduct Hangouts and Meets would be lost. This includes lessons or conversations facilitated by the teacher. Please contact the teacher of your child if you notice someone not displaying our values of being honest, caring, respectful, learners.
Marutau, kia atawhai, kia kaha – be safe, be kind, stay strong.