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The Prime Minister has extended the level 4 lockdown through to Tuesday night, so as promised, I am emailing regarding the beginning of online learning on Monday. The staff have been working on a comprehensive plan to help our young people continue to learn during this time. They have planned for the weeks ahead in case the lockdown continues beyond Tuesday also.
Monday will be a day whereby teachers connect and ensure all families are able to access online learning with Tuesday being the official start of learning. The main platform for this learning is:
Y0-4 Via the Seesaw app
Y5-11 Via Google classroom
More information regarding how to connect will be sent on Monday Morning. We wish to remind parents of the continual need to remain vigilant around internet use and encourage you to do all you can to keep safe. Netsafe is a good place to find information on this.
It is important no one is onsite during level 4. If you have a device onsite that you need, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will work on getting it to you.
Please be patient with staff as many have their own families to look after also. We look forward to seeing you on Monday, please reach out if you need help.
Below are details from each area of the school, please read carefully:
Stay safe and God bless,
Our Year 0 - 4 students will use the Seesaw Class app for online learning and our
Year 5 &6 students will have all their online learning through Google Classroom. We will post new school work every day at 5pm for the following school day. Teachers will be available online between 9 -12 every day if you need any assistance and also to connect with students, mark any assignments and give student feedback on their work.
We already use the Seesaw Family app for communication with parents in Junior School and instructions on how to download and log in to the Seesaw Class app will be sent out Monday morning via email by your classroom teacher. Each student has a unique log in to ensure their work is only seen by them and their classroom teacher, it is not public.
The year 5 & 6 students have already used their Google Classroom accounts this year. They can use their email address to log in to access Google Classroom.
We would like to see all students log in on their online learning platform on Monday and there will be some activities for them to complete to ensure they know how to find, use and submit work and assignments back to teachers. Lessons will begin on Tuesday.
If you require any further assistance, please message your classroom teacher on Seesaw, email me, or alternatively email email@example.com if you need help with getting connected.
God bless you all,
Years 7 - 10 will have scheduled “Google meet” time with their subjects teachers from 9am until 12 pm every day. These sessions will run for a maximum of 20 minutes each. After this students are to work independently on that subject on their google classroom page until their next lesson.
Year 7 and 8: A timetable will be available on their Google classroom homeroom page. Year 9 and 10: A timetable will be duplicated on their English, Maths and Science pages. Please check this with them. Any subject related questions please email your child's subject teacher. Teachers will be available online from 9am until 12 pm daily and will reply to emails when they can during this time. For any further inquiries or assistance for years 7-10 please contact Mrs Pigou who will be available online from 9am to 3pm daily.
Mon 23rd will just be connecting with students online and explaining how the timetable will work. Lessons will begin on Tuesday the 24th at 9am.
Teachers email address are
See below for an example timetable
Year 11 students will need to continue with their online learning during this time. They will have work set for them through their Google Classrooms by their individual subject teachers. It is important that they regularly check these Classroom pages for updates and new tasks.
As for the Middle School, teachers will be available via email from 9am - 12pm each day. We will also be running tutorial sessions via Google Meet for each subject for 30min on a rotation across the week. It is very important that students attend these sessions as teachers will discuss set tasks and work expectations.
We are still able to assess students for NCEA during a lockdown period and teachers will explain more details of this as the need arises with classes.
The prelim examinations that were set for next week have been postponed. A new set of dates will be announced once we have more details about returning to on-site learning.
Any questions about learning within a subject or about set tasks should be directed to subject teachers. Any technical questions or questions about NCEA can be directed to:
Teachers email addresses are:
See below for the current year 11 Google Meeting time
Proud Principal of Richmond View School.