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Newsletter – Week 1 Tuesday 19 October

Term 4, Week 1 2021     Kia ora koutou to our BDS Community, Welcome back to the start of Term 4 and a special welcome to our new families who are joining our BDS community.  We hope you and your children have had a chance to relax, rest and enjoy

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Announcement : 

Auckland is at Alert Level 3 until further notice. The school remains closed. 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
Scholastic

Stories Online

Storyline Online
Kiwi Kids News
Scholastic

Junior Syndicate

Middle Syndicate

Senior Syndicate

Additional Learning Links

Reading:
Botany Downs School eLibrary (available until 27 November 2021): https://botanydownsps.eplatform.co/
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: storylineonline.net
 
 
These publishers have activities available on their websites:
 
 
 
 
 
Popular Authors:
 
Dav Pilkey:
 
 
Roald Dahl:
 
 
 
Science & Nature:
 
 
New Zealand Geographic – daily activities: https://www.nzgeo.com/together-at-home/
 
Kiwi Conservation Club – https://kcc.org.nz/activities/
 
 
 
General:
NZ Home Learning TV / Papa Kāinga https://www.tvnz.co.nz/shows/home-learning-tv
 
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): https://www.maritimemuseum.co.nz/mini-mauis
 
 
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!