Covid19 Update for Students in all programmes

We are already fully online, and we will continue teaching and learning so that you can continue your study from anywhere at any time.

We are all potentially facing difficult and stressful times ahead during the Level 4 lockdown and we appreciate for some of you this will mean priorities will change. Stay safe and stay at home. 

Do not be concerned about fulfilling your field-based requirements, i.e. home centre hours and practicum attendance (if this applies to your programme), as Te Rito Maioha will be working with Teaching Council and NZQA to ensure that you are not disadvantaged in any way in your studies due to lockdown requirements.

We, as a provider, are very well set up for online learning and our mahi is not disrupted in occurrences such as these.

We wanted to share with you that as your tertiary provider we are constantly monitoring the ever-evolving climate of COVID-19 and what that means for you in terms of your study with us. We have been here before and will continue to support you in your studies. 

For us it will always be paramount that you, your whānau and our staff’s wellbeing and safety comes first.  As you will be aware, we have moved to Alert Level 4, the government update is here.

So, what does this mean for you and your study?

We are already fully online, and we will continue teaching and learning so that you can continue your study from anywhere at any time.

All home centre hours, home ECE centre, school based primary hours and practicum visits are currently suspended and we will communicate with you in due course with what we will be doing.  There will be some workarounds being implemented so that your study has minimal disruption, and you are supported to complete your courses.

Our promise to you is that we will keep you informed of any changes that may happen to your course of study.

We encourage you to keep going with your study, especially now that you are home under the current self-isolating environment.  We are still here to support and teach, and for you to learn and achieve your goals.

This is the perfect time for you to study to help you maintain health and wellbeing through connectedness. We recognise the importance associated with these changes in levels and are here to support you with your study; be kind to each other and awhi your classmates in your online forums and in your zoom hui.

We will keep you updated as further Government announcements are made.

If you have any queries, please speak to your lecturer in the first instance or contact National Office on 0800 244 532.  Your local Regional Education Centre can be contacted here, if required.

Most of all, we wish you and your whānau much aroha as we all work through this unsettling time. Kia kaha.

 

Me mahi tahi tātou mō te oranga o te katoa

We should work together for the wellbeing of everyone