Welcome back to School !

Click on the video for Celeste's message about returning to school

Click on the image above to learn about our expectations for Home Learning.

Staying Safe Online

When children learn from home, it’s important to make sure they stay safe online. Here’s a simple, FREE way to block the worst of the web. To Switch on Safety, you need to change the ‘DNS’ setting on your child’s device. Click here for simple instructions on how to do this

Sites to support Literacy

Free online reading resource where students can have interest high interest texts read to them or they can read online between 8am and 4pm on school days. Students will have a class code that is available from their classroom teacher.

This is a fantastic site for students to learn about current events and to access non-fiction reading. To access the Quiz, Feature Articles and Homework, please request the school username and password. 

Storytime is Radio New Zealand's collection of free children's audio books. All written and produced in New Zealand for little kids, kids and young adults.

Sites to support Numeracy

This is the recommended site from the Ministry of Education to support numeracy. Your classroom teacher will be able to recommend specific modules. Students in Rooms 1,2,3,5 & 6 will already have their own username and password for this site. Parents / caregivers of students in Rooms 7, 11 & 12, please contact susie.sumner@hcm.school.nz to join.

This is an excellent site for practicing basic facts - students should consistently get 100% and recall their basic facts quickly before proceeding to the next stage.

Have fun learning your timetables with these clever songs. This is a Holy Cross resource and is only available when you have signed in using your school email address.

Enrichment / Wellbeing sites

The beloved Goodnight Kiwi and Cat are joined by celebrity storytellers to bring the magic of New Zealand story books to life! 

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Learn the songs we use for pōwhiri and how to use NZSL. This is a Holy Cross resource and is only available when you have signed in using your school email address.

There are various projects here for students of all levels of coding ability. Students in Rooms 1,2,3,5 & 6 will already have their own username and password for this site. Check out the amazing tutorials for inspiration.

These activities have been designed for kiwi kids to promote wellbeing through music.
These 10 videos are an at-home resource for children that use Māori story telling and simple movement to teach simple mindfulness tools like breath and visualisation. 

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Learn more about the amazing world of science by enjoying our fun science experiments, cool facts, online games, free activities, ideas, lesson plans, photos, quizzes, videos & science fair projects.

These Sparklers activities have been shown to improve wellbeing and boost resilience. Many of these will already be an important part of your family’s life but it’s always nice to know they’re having a positive effect!

Families / whānau can access accurate and easy-to-understand information about the coronavirus in this science video by presenter Michelle Dickinson. It explain the coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak and how to keep safe in a clear and simple way.

One of the tabs on this website is Faith Family and within this area there are links to many beautiful and powerful reflections. Each of these reflections has the same three headings  • Discover • Feed your Soul • Live Your Faith.