Plan as a whānau

Rangatahi like to be part of decision making. They will have some great ideas, so sit down as a whānau and plan out how you can can make the most of the learning from home.

Find a quiet space for mahi

Its important to provide a quiet and safe space for your rangatahi away from distractions, so they can feel comfortable while learning from home.

Have a regular timetable

Keeping to a schedule will help your rangatahi stay focused on activities and tasks sent from their teachers. It will also help them to develop good learning habits.

Have fun

Make sure your rangatahi have fun and variety as part of their learning. Having regular breaks for games, fresh air and exercise will help their wellbeing.

Be there for them

Check in now and then and let them know you are there to support them. It will make a huge difference.

Connect with friends

Avoid letting it be all mahi and no play. They will be missing their mates during this rāhui, so let them connect during the breaks or afterwards. Rangatahi will have ways that they can stay connected through their favourite social media platforms. 

Most of all – be kind

Most of us aren't used to this whole distance learning thing. Things won't be perfect, for your teen or yourself. Be kind and know that everyone in Aotearoa is going through the same thing.

For more advice visit the Ministry of Education's advice for learning from home