Learning From Home

Online Learning During the Covid-19 Shutdown

The school being physically closed during the Covid-19 shut down does not mean that we intend to stop teaching. We are still open for instruction, it will all just move online.

There are two key periods for this. The first will be the remainder of this week, the 24th to the 27th of March, the second will be after the school holidays which will now end on April the 15th.

Just to clarify this, the times of the school holidays for 2020 have been changed as a result of Covid-19. They have been brought forward two weeks and will now run from Saturday the 28th of March until Tuesday the 14th of April. This means that the first week of Term 2, 2020 will be taught entirely online.

As a staff we have been working hard to prepare for online teaching so that we can continue to support the education of our students.

If you are wondering how teaching and learning will work during this period there is more information below.

Expectations surrounding online learning

Online learning will bring us new, interesting challenges over the next month or so. We have compiled a document which outlines expectations of staff, students and parents for online learning. Please click on image to the right to see what those expectations are.

Expectations for Online Learning at Kāpiti College

Where do I find work that has been set?

The primary place for Kāpiti College students to access their school work is on Google Classroom. We are fortunate that the great majority of our teachers are already using Google Classroom on a daily basis.

If you want to know what it is that the student(s) in your care should be doing you can find out on their Google Classroom. Each student will have a different online classroom for each subject meaning that each student will be in 5-6 different classroom.

Teachers are able to give you access to the work that is posted on there. If you wish to be added as a guardian email the teacher in charge of that class directly or ask the students in your care to add you as a guardian.

Communicating with teachers

Our staff are still available to communicate with parents and provide feedback on work. The best way to contact staff is by email. All email addresses can be found on our contact page.

Pastoral Care

We still want to be able to provide pastoral care for all of our students. Although this can be more difficult remotely the key adults in the lives of our students still very much want to help out. Our senior management team, deans and form teachers will continue to support students online. Please make contact with any of them if a student in your care needs help and support. A list of key people in the pastoral team can be found here.

Counselling

Our students counselors Rysz and Mahalia will still be available to support student needs. We have set up an online counselling system and the counselors will continue to work with many of the students that they already see. If you has a concern about a student at our school a referral can be made by filling in this form.

Extra supported needed?

We realise that for some people in the school community this will not be an easy time. If you need any further support there is information available on the documents below.

a-ok Community Resources 2018:2019.docx
Getting Support.pdf