Brandon Intermediate School
Information and resources to support wellbeing and support learning at home
- The Ministry of Education has developed a resource for parents, caregivers, whānau and family - http://education.govt.nz/
school/health-safety-and-. wellbeing/pastoral-care-and- wellbeing/talking-to-children- about-covid-19-coronavirus/
- The Ministry of Health’s website includes Top ways to look after your mental wellbeing during the Covid-19 lockdown.
- I AM HOPE is the youth and community focused support group run by The Key to Life Charitable Trust, started by Mike King - https://www.iamhope.org.nz/
- Nathan Wallis has some helpful videos on his Facebook page for parents and whānau - https://www.facebook.com/
- Tips on looking after mental health and wellbeing during COVID-19 from the Mental Health foundation https://www.
- a website by the Health Promotion Agency to help New Zealanders recognise and understand depression and anxiety - https://depression.org.nz/
- Although overseas-based this is a good list and highlights some things particularly important for children. Remember the rules of New Zealand’s level 4 lockdown still apply - 25 Mental Health Wellness Tips during Quarantine from Eileen M Feliciano, Psy.D.
Brandon Intermediate is closed.
The Prime Minister has announced that schools are now closed, effective from 3pm today.
(Tuesday 24th March 2020)
Brandon Intermediate staff will be here Tuesday and Wednesday for those students of essential community staff, such as doctors and nurses.
The school holidays have been brought forward. Our current understanding is that we will be having our two week break now, and commencing with learning at home plans following that break.
Our teachers will be at school over the next two days supporting those children still at school, and finalising our learning plans.
More information will be shared.
Term Dates for 2020
Term 1 Start: Monday, February 3rd. Finish: Thursday 9th April
School Holidays: Monday 13th April to Friday 24th April
Public Holidays: Waitangi Day, 6th February - Good Friday, April 10th
Term 2 Start: Tuesday 28th April Finish: Friday 3rd July
School Holidays: Monday 6th July to Friday 17th July
Public Holidays: Queen’s Birthday, 1st June - Anzac Day April 27th
Term 3 Start: Monday 20th July Finish: Friday 25th September
School Holidays: Monday 28th September to Friday 9th October
Term 4 Start: Monday 12th October Finish: Tuesday 15th December
Public Holidays: Labour Day, 28th October