Kia ora e te Whānau o Sylvia Park School
At Red, schools and kura are open for on site learning for all students. We do not require students to be vaccinated to be at school. You are not required to share the vaccination status of your child.
SPS Connect (Distance Learning)
SPS will support off site learning with a learning pack for those required to self-isolate or waiting for a test result.
Support will also be required for children with complex medical needs, especially if not fully vaccinated, and who are learning from home following advice from a health professional.
If we are forced to deliver SPS Connect (distance learning), just like last time we will be using Google Classroom and Seesaw for our distance learning which we call SPS Connect. Our inquiry is:
SPS - Our Turangawaewae
How can I keep our whakapapa alive?
We aim to provide a mix of online and offline learning that can be done with as much student engagement and independence as possible.
We know that every whānau lives their lives differently to others for lots of reasons. For some families routine and structure is important and for others a more organic approach works best. At the end of the day we want to encourage our families to stick to what works best for you. However, to provide a sense of consistency of support and guidance, our teachers will be online each school day at the below set times to connect with your child/ren. The only set time that we hope all of the students will be available at the same time online is between 9 and 9.30 on every school day. We have other times where teachers will be online to support student learning on SPS Connect. See table below:
To connect to Google Classroom, you will need your child's SPS email address and password. If you do not have this, please contact your child’s teacher and they will provide it for you. Go to edu.google.com, click on sign in and then enter the child's SPS email and password. This will take them to their Room’s Google Classroom.
To connect to Seesaw at home, students in Years 1-4 will need their home learning code. Students in Years 5-8 will use their SPS email and password. If you do not have this, please contact your child’s teacher and they will provide it for you. On a laptop or computer go to web.seesaw.me, click on login then select I’m a student and enter their home learning code in the text code box OR their email address and password (Year 5-8). On a tablet or iPad download the app Seesaw CLASS and follow the above steps.
Devices will remain at school unless we are forced to deliver online learning at home.
Your key contacts are:
Your first contact for learning is nearly always your child’s teacher. You can contact them via SeeSaw, Google Hangouts during the contact times, or by email.
Teri Teei (Whaea Teri) - If your child has been working with an outside agency (e.g. Hearing Nurse, Speech Language Therapist, SWiS, Resource Teachers) and you would like further support or information, please contact our Learning Support Coordinator, Teri Teei. Teri can also help with food packages and wellbeing support.
Esther Casey (Whaea Esther) - for help finding reading material and information for research and additional technical support
Dagmar Dyck (Whaea Dagmar) - for general support
Whaea Barb for general support
If you need help with any school work, please get in touch with your class teacher, all our email addresses are on our website, or you can contact us through SeeSaw or Google Hangouts.
There are some excellent resources to help with your mental health on the new Getting Through Together website.
We have been using many tools and strategies the students are already familiar with now so we hope this transition will be easier than last time. We love that we have such a supportive community to be on this journey with us. Please keep in touch about how it is going for you.
Finally, consistency and a sense of purpose for our students is vitally important. We expect all students to be up and dressed ready to attend and participate in the class sessions every day. We expect too that they will complete all the wide range of learning activities that they have designed as well as the activities that their teachers have planned for them.