Alert Level 4 Lockdown
Thank you all for following the rules of lock down.
Doing so keeps us all safe.
We have now seen how quickly the DELTA variant spreads, so the better we are at staying in our bubbles the quicker we will be able to get this under control again.
Please keep checking the Ministry of Health locations of interest page and get tested if you were at that location at the specified time, or if you have symptoms which could be COVID-19.
Wellbeing at Level 4
This is a stressful time, and can be more so if you have a child at home who has additional health needs. We hope you and your whānau are doing OK at the moment – but it is also OK if you aren’t.
As the Mental Health Foundation of NZ says, “it’s all right to feel a range of emotions right now. Going into a Level 4 lockdown is a big deal and it brings all sorts of different feelings to the surface, including frustration, worry and even gratitude. However you are feeling, know that you’re not alone – we’re all going through this together.”
The adjustment to distance learning can throw up some challenges.
The first priority is checking in with you and your child. Wellbeing is the priority, then learning can follow.
Teams are making contact with their respective whānau and ākonga, they will start with those that they have the most contact with, where we may be the specialist teacher.
If you have concerns about your child’s access to learning please make contact with BLENNZ.
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BLENNZ 2021 School Term Dates
- Starts Wednesday 3 February
- Ends Friday 16 April
- Starts Monday 3 May
- Ends Friday 9 July
- Starts Monday 26 July
- Ends Friday 1 October
- Starts Monday 18 October,
- Ends Wednesday 15 December
Partnership with peers supports effective access to learning - a student's perspective
This is where we showcase some of what is happening at BLENNZ. We have a number of videos related to student learning that cover a range of ages and curriculum areas. We also have clips from parents and educators sharing their experiences. It is also a great ‘go to’ space for information about resources and technology.