Supporting distance learning


He moana pukepuke e ekengia e te waka.

A choppy sea can be navigated.

We hope you and your whānau are safe and well and taking care of each other.

The Ministry of Education are encouraging schools and kura to switch already contracted locally-focused PLD hours to support for distance learning if you want to.

Access our team's expertise in 3 ways:

1. Switch existing hours

If you have already contracted hours to work with a CORE facilitator, and you'd like to switch the focus of your PLD, you can either:

2. Apply for Covid-19 distance learning support

The Covid-19 Distance Learning Support package from the Ministry of Education is designed to help schools transition to distance learning at home.

Please email saying you want to work with CORE.

3. Personalise PLD support

If you would like to work with our specialist facilitators in virtual and distance learning, please contact Janelle or Greg below, or email

Our teams are ready with creative ways to work with you across a range of learning environments and communities, including bilingual and total immersion reo Māori settings.

Useful Information

In the coming days and weeks we will provide more useful information, tips and advice for schools, kura and centres and add it to this page to support you to transition to distance learning.


Resources, tools and content to support those teaching and learning te reo Māori -

Advice and resources to support learning at home -


Read helpful tips from our facilitation team in a series of blog posts:

Learning at home: start with relationships

Engaging junior learners and whānau from home

Teens learning from home: what to consider

Thinking differently: distance learning in senior primary

Te Whāriki at home: strategies for supporting young children's learning

Distance learning - thoughts on inclusive design

Five tips for connecting with your students through video


Join our He Kohinga Rauemi Tautoko - Support Resources for Schools, Kura and EY Centres group on edSpace

Note: To contribute to this discussion you will need to signup to edSpace and join the group.


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LEARNZ virtual experiences

LEARNZ is a programme of free virtual field trips, helping students access the inaccessible. Visit inspiring places around Aotearoa, Antarctica and beyond! We encourage you to use our lockdown activities, and back catalogue of field trip material.

Useful links

COVID-19: What you need to know - Education NZ

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