Dual providers update COVID-19 lockdown

Source: Te Kura – Correspondence School

Supporting our dual partners

We will be supporting our dual partners in the following ways:

  • Learning programmes will be available through My Te Kura, our online platform
  • Where required, our Te Kura teachers will provide any available workbooks via PDF when they return after the school holidays
  • My Te Kura and TES systems are available for administration tasks
  • Our regional Relationship Coordinators will be available online and by phone
  • Te Kura kaiako (teachers) will be available online and by phone during the school term
  • Our Student and Whānau Support team will be available to support your ākonga (students) with general online learning queries and technical issues: hub@tekura.school.nz

School holidays brought forward

The school holidays for Te Kura, and all other schools, are now from Monday, 30 March 2020 to Tuesday, 14 April 2020 inclusive.

Non-returners process

We will not be running our non-returners process in March and April. Our expectation is that ākonga are engaged and returning work during this time, but they will not be removed from the roll if they are not able to return assessable work. 

Return of paper-based work from ākonga

Where possible we encourage everyone to use our online platform as the springboard for communication, learning and return of work. This is the easiest way to maintain the connection between kaiako, ākonga and their whānau.

We know there are some ākonga who are not able to access our online platform. With Te Kura offices shut down we cannot redirect work to our kaiako in their homes.  

If you work with ākonga who are unable to access our online platform, please ask them not to post or courier work to Te Kura. We ask that you support them with the following process to ensure work reaches kaiako as promptly as possible.
  1. Scan completed student work. For those who don’t have access to a scanner, CamScanner or Microsoft Office Lens will allow you to scan the work from a mobile device.
  2. Rename scanned work using this format: Student ID_Student name_subject_resource
    – Either: Email scanned and renamed work to online.team@tekura.school.nz
    – Or: Log in to My Te Kura and upload scanned and renamed work to the relevant dropbox.

We have a team in place ready to download emailed work and identify the kaiako it’s intended for. They will forward the work on to the relevant kaiako. 

It is important that you do not ask ākonga to email scanned work directly to their Te Kura kaiako. All work needs to be emailed to online.team@tekura.school.nz to be logged and allocated by our team.
Thank you for your ongoing support of our kaimahi and school community. Please keep an eye on your emails and connect with us on social media – we are active on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

He waka eke noa – we are all in this together.

Nāku noa, nā
Mike Hollings
Chief Executive, Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu