Our first week of Remote learning!

Kia Ora e te whānau,

Firstly I’d like to say a big thank you to the whānau who are supporting their tamariki at home. The tamariki for getting involved with their learning. And last but not least our wonderful teachers at RSS for continuing to provide learning and great feedback and feedforward for our tamariki! Everyone has been working extremely hard! NGA MIHI!!

Our first few days back have been quite different but we are all working hard to make sure our tamariki are still receiving high quality learning. I wanted to share some of our staffs proudest moments from the last few days! We made a padlet wall where everyone had an opportunity to share what they were most proud of…this is only a small snap shot of our wall! I am so grateful to be part of such a beautiful staff and wider community!

I am so proud of my children and their families! The effort that they have made to support their children has been mind blowing! I am loving the chance to have a snippit of time to actually listen and respond 1:1 to a learner. And I am super proud of how they have invited me into their homes and lives.

I’m proud of the relationships I’ve fostered with the children and whānau to have both families praise me for the work I’m doing/have done, and having the kids say they are missing me all throughout their posts. To know that something I regard so highly and pride myself on working my …. off to do well is recognised by whānau gives me the warm fuzzies. 


RSS Remote learning will continue online through learning tasks on Seesaw. If you still need to connect to your class Seesaw activities please click the link below which will take you to a slide with QRCodes for each class. If you need any further assistance, please email your child’s teacher.

Remote Learning set up

The Ministry of Education has also provided robust distance learning through…

  • more online resources for schools and kura, parents, ākonga and whānau available through the Learning from Home and Ki te Ao Mārama websites
  • providing insurance cover for devices your schools and kura send to student homes
  • PLD to support teachers and kaiako, tumuaki and leaders to work remotely with their students, ākonga and whānau
  • TV channels in English and te reo Māori offering learning programmes for learners from early learning to year 10. You will see at least one channel will be for accessing educational content from 15 April. This will cover a broad curriculum.
  • Extending access to the Virtual Learning Network.

Free internet safety filter for parents

While children are learning from home, they are away from the online safety and security services provided by Network for Learning (N4L) at school. So together with N4L and Netsafe, we have launched www.switchonsafety.co.nz – a free way to block the worst of the web for students and teachers.

Monday 20th April Cabinet meeting (Making a decision over level 4 alert)

Well that’s it from me whānau mā.

Have a great weekend and don’t forget to make time for you to do something you love to do. Mine is walking. Check out my view this morning.

Be safe, be kind and take care!

Kia Kaha tonu,