|Learning at home, a handy guide
for students with tips for how to
plan your day.
|Student tips for successfully
managing video calls during
|Guide to accessing Schoology for
students and staff to communicate,
set and submit work.
|Adapted from our Lynfield College
Korowai of Values these are our
Remote Learning Values.
|Helping children and young people
while they are learning from home
from the Ministry of Education.
|Wellbeing support from Core
Education about learning at home
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Kia ora koutou,
As per the Prime Minister’s announcement at 9:00 pm yesterday evening, Auckland has moved to Alert Level 3 as of 6:00 am this morning (Sunday 28 February).
This means that the school is closed, including weekend sports and cultural activities, for the next 7 days for all students. Students who are in Year 9 and 10 are able to be supervised at school, if suitable supervision cannot be provided at home. This will not be teaching. Instead a member of staff will provide supervision for students completing online learning. Registrations are required. Please email Sandy Harris firstname.lastname@example.org to register your child.
If your son/daughter does not have a suitable device for them to complete online learning effectively please register through this link https://forms.gle/zi7kmgCoLi45U3yD6 The device will be ready to be picked up from the main office from 10.00 am - 12.00 noon tomorrow (Monday 1 March).
As we move to Remote Learning all learning activities will be posted on Schoology as this is our Learning Management System. Should you wish to access Schoology as a parent/caregiver, information about this can be found Here. On Monday please do not expect work for every lesson to be posted. Staff will be using the day to plan and prepare for this change in learning for the week. A copy of what our values should look like when remote learning can be found Here.
We recognise our young people want to continue to work toward their academic goals. To this end, we will work with our school leaders and teachers to focus on meaningful learning that lends to working from home. We will look to manage learning and assessment as effectively as we can and will keep you informed with any updates we receive from the Ministry of Education and NZQA (who manage NCEA) as they come to hand. As it is still early in the year we are primarily focused on connecting with you all and supporting our students’ engagement with their learning.
All school events which were scheduled for this week will not happen. This includes sports practices, games, and music concerts. Some of these will be rescheduled when we drop down Alert Levels.
We have been here before and together we have navigated our way through it. We will do so again.
Noho ora mai
Stay well, stay safe
Tumuaki | Principal
Wairua kaha: We are resourceful. As this year continues to throw up new challenges, we will need to be creative and innovative in how we overcome difficulties.
With Auckland moving to Alert Level 2 at 11.59 pm on Sunday 30 August, schools are reopening on Monday 31 August.
We will return to the same timetable that operated before we entered Lockdown with Monday 31 August being Day 1. Students need to be onsite at 8.40 am ready for a 8.45 am start. The school day will finish at 3.00 pm.
RETURNING TO LYNFIELD COLLEGE AT LEVEL 2
Classrooms and bathrooms have been cleaned and checked. Signs and supplies of sanitiser and disinfectant have been refreshed.
The water fountains have been covered. Students can fill their water bottles from the side dispensers. Water and drinks are also on sale at the tuckshop.
The wearing of face masks is optional.
A single queue will operate with entry from the Gym side. Payments will be taken at the first window before students move to the window closest to the Library to collect their purchases. This is in support of maintaining social distancing.
Students (or parents) can now also order food online at www.schoollunches.co.nz. Details on how to place orders are outlined in this flyer: https://tinyurl.com/y5k59e7k. Orders close at 9.00 am on the day of the order, and can be collected at interval (morning tea), or lunchtime (please specify when making the order). There will be a separate window open for collection of online orders. Students collecting online orders will be released by their teachers five (5) minutes before the bell.
TEACHING AND LEARNING
Students who are unwell must remain at home. We are aware that they and students with pre-existing medical conditions will be working from home in Level 2. Please ensure that you have advised their Dean and the Attendance Officer email@example.com if this applies to your child.
Class work will continue to be shared on Schoology. As this will be the same as what the students are doing in class the work may not be posted until after the class.
Teachers and our student leaders are currently working on supporting our learners as they return to onsite learning. Information on any extra workshops and tutorials will be posted on Schoology once dates and times have been confirmed.
Student Executive have prepared a series of activities to support wellbeing and the transition back to school. Updates and activities will be posted on Schoology regularly.
Students are asked to keep an eye out for each other. If they notice that someone is finding the transition back to school difficult they are encouraged to let their Dean or Guidance Counsellors know.
Further information about NCEA and assessments will be sent out early next week.
Tēnā koutou katoaIt was a big relief to hear we are moving back to Alert Level 2 at the beginning of next week. We look forward to welcoming all our students and staff back onsite on Monday 31 August.
Thank you once more to our parents and caregivers for the support and resilience you have shown through Alert Level 3.
We know all these things will help to keep our community as safe as possible. Because of these measures, your child does not need to wear a face covering while at school. We will of course support them should they choose to do so.
A further update will be emailed later in the week with more specific details about our return to onsite learning.
Noho ora mai
Cath Knell, Tumuaki | Principal
Tēnā koutou katoa
Our school value for this week is Wairua kaha: We persevere in challenging times.
The latest information from the Ministry of Education indicated an agreement to give flexibility to schools to bring back Year 12-13 students under Alert Level 3.
Lynfield College will not be open for students during Alert Level 3. The safety and wellbeing of our students, staff and community is paramount for us. We consider that opening the school is not in the best interests of our community.Students have access to a variety of learning opportunities at home. Work is posted on Schoology and staff are available for guidance and support. Students were able to collect resources yesterday and today in support of their learning. If your son or daughter was not able to come into school, please contact the subject teacher to arrange an alternative.
We know that some courses have been severely affected by the time offsite this year. We are currently considering a range of ways to support students in their learning including modified programmes and access to learning spaces outside of timetabled classes. There is also a possibility that some courses will continue into November so that students can complete practical work with the support of their specialist teachers.If you have any pastoral or academic concerns, please email your child’s Dean, the Careers Counsellor, the form teacher, or the subject teacher.
Ngā mihiCath Knell, Tumuaki | Principal
Kia ora koutouConfirming the announcement just made by the Prime Minister, we will remain at Level 3 for another 12 days. This means school will be closed until Thursday 27 August - date to be confirmed 21 August. There will be supervision available for students under 14 who are children of essential workers. If your child requires supervision, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
If your child requires a device to assist with their learning we do have a few still available that can be picked up from the main office from 9.00 am to 10.00 am on Monday morning.
Further details about the collection of subject specific resources will be posted on Schoology to the relevant students.
Kia ora koutou,
Our school value for this week is Wairua kaha: We are confident. We believe that our people, our community, and systems have the capability and the resilience to continue to cope with the unexpected.
School will be closed from 12.00 noon Wednesday 12 August until midnight Friday 14 August. Children of essential workers who are under 14 are able to be supervised at school if necessary. Please email Sandy Harris email@example.com to register your child. Students who aren’t registered will not be able to be supervised.
Teachers will be posting work on Schoology for students for their usual classes for Wednesday 12 August - Friday 14 August. Any assessments that are scheduled for this week will be rescheduled.
All school events which were scheduled for this week up until midnight Friday 14 August will not happen. This includes sports practices, games, and music concerts. Parent Teacher Conferences which were due to happen on Thursday 13 August and Friday 14 August will be rescheduled.
We understand that these are challenging circumstances for our community, and we will face whatever comes next together.
Noho ora mai
Cath Knell, Tumuaki | Principal
Kia ora koutou,
With the emergency announcement from the Government this evening that Auckland is going into Lockdown Level 3 as of 12.00 noon on Wednesday 12 August, Lynfield College will be closed from midday tomorrow.
If you can, please keep your children at home from tomorrow morning. Supervision will be available at school for any student that turns up. After midday supervision will be provided for students under 14 years of age and who are children of essential workers.
At this stage, school will be closed for the remainder of the week awaiting further announcements from the Government.
Stay safe, Noho ora mai
Richard Winn, Deputy Principal