Kia-ora, Talofa lava, Malo e lelei, Bula Vinaka, Fakalofa lahi atu, Kia Orana,Sastrikal, Namaste, Salam and warm Pacific greetings to you all.

Welcome to our new look term.

I want to say on behalf of everyone in our Randwick Park community thank you all for respecting what is being asked of us at Alert Level 4. By all accounts, you are doing a superb job staying in your respective bubbles. We just need to keep going, hopefully for not too much longer.

Below is the Google Site we have at Randwick Park to support your tāmariki with their learning. To make it as easy as possible to navigate we have put it all in one place. Simply click on the home button and the different teams will drop down for you to click on. We look forward to receiving any feedback or suggestions you may have to assist us in making the most of this site.

To complement our site there are also two dedicated TV channels. Here is the link:

The Ministry of Education has also put up two learning sites to support the work we are doing:

Learning from Home

Ki te Ao Mārama

A number of you have been asking about digital devices and when you can expect to receive these. As soon as I am aware of the delivery process and the timeframe I will let you know. I know that priority was given to NCEA students to ensure the least interruption to their courses. Please do not stress if you are currently unable to access our site digitally. Once you receive a device there will be an opportunity to work through the learning tasks. In the meantime, the two TV channels above provide ongoing learning.

Some of you will be receiving hard copies of the learning. The digital version of this will be available on the Learning from Home site. So your class teacher can interact with you and the assigned learning tasks.

If you have any questions you are very welcome to make contact either with your child’s class teacher or myself through Linc Ed.

We are looking forward to hearing how you are getting on. Please send us your feedback, suggestions of things we can add/delete, whether the pace of the learning is appropriate?

He waka eke noa – kia kaha, kia maia, kia manawanui

We are all in this together – be strong, be steadfast

Nga mihi mahana,

Karen McMurray