March 1, 2022, 10:30 a.m.
Many schools and early childhood centres throughout Aotearoa have been experiencing the impact of the Covid-19 public outbreak on students and school staff. Janelle Popata, a kaiako at Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Tūtūtarakihi provides an update on how they are dealing with the current circumstances while ensuring the safety of the students, staff and whānau is at the forefront of all their decisions. Janelle says that the board, staff and whānau of Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Tūtūtarakihi had met and agreed to close the kura for two weeks and provide learning packs to the students for home-based learning during this temporary closure. Along with the standard bookwork, Janelle talks about providing other resources like hand fishing lines and kits to allow students to continue basic environmental practices.