Kia ora e te whānau
In our ongoing response to the rapidly changing education environment under the threat of COVID in our community, I am advising parents and caregivers of our intention to have a teacher-only day (TOD) on Friday 25 February.
The day will be used to prepare for our hybrid learning development in preparation for online and hybrid learning to support students required to self-isolate at home while they recover from COVID.
Much of the work has been undertaken already, however, I am concerned that the rapid increase in community COVID cases means that we have to be prepared earlier than expected and staff need time to implement the changes to modes of delivery and pedagogical practices that will support student learning during this term.
It is also fair to say that the hybrid learning design will support greater self-managed, self-paced, and self-directed forms of learning for students. This also means more need for students to assume greater responsibility for their learning outcomes. There will not be learning recognition credits this year. Students will have to manage learning throughout the crisis in partnership with their teachers working with dedication and determination to meet their goals.