Silverdale Normal School

(07) 856 7604 62 Silverdale Rd, Silverdale, Hamilton 3216
Making a Positive Difference

Home Learning at Silverdale Normal School

Welcome to the Home Learning area of our website!

This is no doubt a very different time for you and your families. We know that many in our community have different pressures, circumstances and could be experiencing stress and uncertainty. I want to remind you that despite the tasks and learning experience ideas contained on this site, the most important thing at the moment is the hauora and wellbeing of your children. Having quality time with your whānau is key. The Mental Health Foundation's 5 daily mental health practises are:

  • Connect. Talk and listen to each other, build relationships with those around you.
  • Give. Your time, your words, your presence; do something nice for someone.
  • Take Notice. Be curious.
  • Keep Learning. Embrace new experiences, see opportunities, surprise yourself.
  • Be Active. Do what you can; enjoy what you do; move your mood.

What this could look like for you and your child:

  • Updates via email, school app, Seesaw
  • Teachers and Leadership team available from 9 - 3 daily for support
  • Regular connections with classroom teacher
  • Seesaw learning opportunities posted, feedback from teachers
  • Matrix of activities that link with learning focus and have a balance of online / physical activities
  • Zoom / Google Hangout sessions where children can connect with teachers and learners
  • Website updated with helpful links and learning ideas

Home Learning | Papa Kāinga TV

Home Learning | Papa Kāinga TV started education broadcasting in 2020 when we first found ourselves in Lockdown. 

Content is grouped for early learners and students by age range, and includes play, literacy, mathematics, science, te reo Māori, physical education and wellbeing. All of the programmes  feature highly experienced teachers and presenters, along with wellbeing and movement experts.

You can access this through the TVNZ On Demand website here:

Some files that could be useful

How To_ Home Learning with Seesaw One Pager for Students-2.pdf

Writing at home.docx

Literacy Learning At Home.pdf