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The aim of the Twizel Area School Home Learning section is to group all the relevant information and support that students, parents and whānau may need during an emergency event such as a COVID-19 Alert Level Lockdown. You will find teacher contact details and student learning packs, along with links for resources and support for wellbeing, among other things.

Our distance learning programme will involve a combination of online learning, working from hard-copy resources, and practical tasks as appropriate.

Twizel Area School uses the Google Suite as the main tool to enable online learning. A range of other platforms may also be used by teachers and they will advise their classes about these as and when required.


If there’s an emergency, Twizel Area School will contact you to explain how learning from home will work. In the meantime, there are things you can do to prepare.

Learning resources

Ideally, your tamariki will have a device they can use to learn and an internet connection to access online lessons/resources.

If it’s not possible for them to have a device to use for learning and/or you don’t have an internet connection at home, let the school office know by emailing [email protected]. We can discuss alternative resources to support distance learning with you. 

Staying connected

Make sure you have the right contact details for your tamariki's teachers, so you can get in touch with them if needed. You can find them here: Teacher Contact Information

Please also make sure the school office has your correct contact information. You can change any incorrect details in the school portal here: School Portal Login

Decide how you’ll stay connected with a co-parent/caregiver if you have that kind of arrangement.

Work arrangements

Talk with your whānau about how you’ll support distance learning along with your work and/or other commitments while at home.