Covid-19: Distance-learning education package for students
Preparations are well underway to support schools and students with distance-learning when term 2 begins on 15 April.
Every learner in New Zealand will have at least one way to access education, even if they do not have a device or an internet connection at home.
While New Zealand’s Alert Level 4 lockdown is due to end on 22 April, the Ministry of Education is planning for every scenario.
The education package includes:
- Increasing the number of students who have internet access and devices.
- Hard-copy packs of learning materials for different year levels.
- 2 television channels that will broadcast education-related content for at least a month – for English and te reo Māori audiences, as well as tailored content for Pacific and other communities.
- More online resources for parents on the Learning from home and Ki te Ao Mārama websites, and ways to connect with learning support remotely.