Newsletter – Tuesday 14 December Last Day of 2021

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Announcement : 

Auckland is now in the RED Traffic light Covid conditions until further notice. We have welcomed our tamariki back to school, however parents/families are not allowed onsite. Please check your emails regularly for updates and notices.

Learning at Home Links

Learning - Botany Downs School

Learning Links

For All Year Levels

Khan Academy
Kiwi Kids News

Stories Online

Storyline Online
Kiwi Kids News

Junior Syndicate

Middle Syndicate

Senior Syndicate

Additional Learning Links

Botany Downs School eLibrary (available until 27 November 2021):
Please see the following PDF for login details and information – Introducing the Botany Downs eLibrary (1).pdf
Use your Auckland Libraries card to borrow ebooks and read using the Libby app. If you aren’t a member of the library you can sign up online.
Online stories:
2021 NZ Children’s Book awards finalists(courtesy of LIANZA):
Stories read by celebrities – Storyline Online:
These publishers have activities available on their websites:
Popular Authors:
Dav Pilkey:
Roald Dahl:
Science & Nature:
New Zealand Geographic – daily activities:
Kiwi Conservation Club –
NZ Home Learning TV / Papa Kāinga
A selection of sites with activities for kids including: Auckland Zoo, Auckland Museum, MOTAT, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, and Maritime Musuem
Maritime Museum Kids Club (Free):
Includes online jigsaws, quizzes, and a free downloadable activity booklet

Auckland Transport:

  • Search for and download the free GooseChase app in the app store (Android and iOS).
  • Open the app and either play as a guest or sign up for a new account.
  • Join the game by searching for ‘Travelwise Challenge’. Join as a family team (please ensure you play with your same household/bubble).
  • After joining, you will be taken straight to the mission list, so let’s go there!