Tuesday 28 April 2020
Some families within our school communities will experience difficult and uncertain times due to the Covid-19 virus and periods of self-isolation. Below are a few links to provide information to assist parents and careers on how to access various levels of support.
Ministry of Education provided links
The links below, from the MoE, cover several well-being related posts:
Three new tip sheets from the Ministry of Education
- Tips for teachers, parents and caregivers – supporting toddlers
- Tips for teachers, parents and caregivers – supporting children
- Tips for teachers, parents and caregivers – supporting young people
With some medical centres closed, and you need medical support, please contact the Medical Centre you are registered at for advice.
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Selwyn District Council
Christchurch City Council
Canterbury District Health Board
Work and Income New Zealand
School Community Dentistry
Due to recommendations from the Dental Council and the Ministry of Health we will be suspending delivery of our service to the Community for the foreseeable future. We will be removing our mobile dental vans and clinics from schools that currently have one on-site over the next few days.We will be providing relief of pain clinics from tomorrow and to access these appointments please call our Contact Centre on 0800 846 983.
For any dental advice please call the Contact Centre on 0800 846 983.
Parent Helpsheet for students online
Information on Facebook
- Manaaki Ellesmere
- Selwyn Parenting Network
- Selwyn Sports Trust
Wednesday 15 April 2020
Wellbeing for all
Alongside priorities for learning, the wellbeing of our children and families is paramount at this time. The Ministry of Education have plenty of information also focused on supporting a child’s learning at home for parents, caregivers and families. The resource link below adds to the information they have previously provided supporting conversations with children about COVID-19. It’s well worth a look. Click here
Mana Ake – Stronger for Tomorrow provides mental health and wellbeing support for children in primary school years 1-8 across Canterbury. They have launched their own website that you can find at https://manaake.health.nz/
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.mentalhealth.org.
- 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.
Wednesday 25 March 2020
A good message from Nathan Wallis for these first few days – click here
Monday 23 March 2020
Selwyn District Council Update
All Selwyn District Council community facilities will be closed until further notice, from Monday morning (23 March).
This includes all Selwyn Libraries and service centres (Darfield, Leeston, Lincoln, Rolleston) Selwyn Aquatic Centre, Lincoln Event Centre, Rolleston Community Centre, West Melton Community and Recreation Centre, Tai Tapu, Community Centre and Dunsandel Community Centre, and all other council-owned community centres. The Council’s Rolleston headquarters will remain open from 8.30am Monday, but some services may be restricted or unavailable.
Friday 20 March 2020
Selwyn District Council COVID-19 page click here