Distance Learning

Distance Learning Explained

“Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy in this time of uncertainty and distress. Sustain and support the anxious and fearful, and lift up all who are brought low; that we may rejoice in your comfort knowing that nothing can separate us from your love in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen”

We encourage our students to follow the DISTANCE LEARNING TIMETABLE below.


Important things to know about Distance Learning at St Joseph’s Catholic School:

Distance Learning is not the same as school or homeschooling.  The expectation is that 2 hours of school work be done a day.


Expectations of St Joseph’s Catholic School Teachers in relation to Distance Learning:

  • Teachers will design learning tasks that consolidate previous learning and that enhance your child’s love of learning.
  • Daily online lessons via Google meets.


St Joseph’s parents and whanau will contribute to Distance Learning for their children by:

  • Parents will provide the support and space needed for their child to carry out their Distance Learning activities.
  • Parents are encouraged to engage with their child’s teacher should they require support

I am aware that every family will be having a different experience with their isolation. We have families who are essential workers, still working while caring for their family full time, families who may be experiencing loss of employment, parents who are working from home and still caring for children.  I encourage you to be flexible and courageous in exploring and navigating this new way of learning for our tamariki.

If you have any questions please contact me at cmassey@sjs.school.nz.

Mā te Atua koutou katoa e tiaki, e manaaki.

May God protect and care for you all.

Carolyn Massey


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