Distance Learning


School-wide we will continue to communicate via text and the school website http://www.nawton.school.nz. as well as the school phone app for improved communication functions. Additionally, staff have set up google classrooms to work with students. You can email your child’s teacher’s First name + Initial of their @nawton.school.nz e.g. Rhonda Smith rhondas@nawton.school.nz Staff emails are on the school website. Teachers will endeavour to reply within a day.

School App

We have launched our school app. This will enable us to send ‘push notifications’ out to our community to keep you up to date with what is happening in and around our school.

Please go to the following link to download to your smartphone/ device and subscribe to your classroom and other interest groups. You also have the ability to view the App in English and Te Reo Māori.


Alternatively search School Apps NZ in your play store, download the App and search Nawton School.

Up to date contacts

If you have changed your address or phone number and or haven’t received a text or email please email office@nawton.school.nz so that we can update our information. You are important to us.

Distance Learning experiences

We are providing some online learning and practical activities. We want to provide meaningful learning experiences for all students knowing things are different in each household. The Ministry suggests doing two hours of learning each day. You may want to break this up throughout the day. We know you will want to balance this with quality whānau time. We suggest you do what suits you and your whānau.

Activities for each syndicate have been posted on the school website: for learning/syndicate/ age group. For those without devices, teachers are able to send hard copy packs.

For helpful tips see: Learning from Home

Live and on-demand television content (in the event of school closure)

Mauri Reo, Mauri Ora

  • In partnership with Maaori Television, the Ministry of Education has launched the Mauri Reo, Mauri Ora Kōanga 2021 series to ensure Māori language learning can continue anywhere, anytime for tamariki during and after Alert Level 4.
  • The channel is full of new and engaging content, while also taking the chance to revisit some of the more popular lessons of the show enjoyed by tamariki in the comfort and safety of their bubbles.
  • Every episode is presented by Māori language teachers and exponents with support from expert educationalists. Tamariki are encouraged through play, art, song and imagination to continue learning whether they are in a classroom, at home or in isolation.
  • Mauri Reo, Mauri Ora Kōanga 2021 screens on Te Reo channel every weekday from 9am to 12pm. Programmes will also be available online on the Māori TV website and on the Māori+ App.

Home Learning | Papa Kāinga TV

  • Home Learning | Papa Kāinga TV is back online and on television weekdays between 9am–1pm.
  • Home Learning | Papa Kainga TV is primarily for learners without internet connectivity. It can be accessed on Duke+1 (Freeview channel 18). Those households who have Sky can also access Duke +1 on channel 504.
  • For households who have internet connectivity they can access the lessons through TVNZ On Demand. Schedules are published on Learning from Home.

Look after yourselves. Be kind. Herepū te Rā. Seize the day