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  

Medical Centres

With some medical centres closed, and you need medical support, please contact the Medical Centre you are registered at for advice.

Selwyn Parenting Network  ***  follow on Facebook


Everything Selwyn


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.


Try the free mindfulness app. Practice your daily meditation and mindfulness exercises from any device. Smiling Mind is a unique tool developed by psychologists and educators to help bring balance to your life.



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

Monday 6 April 2020

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

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 

Thursday 20 February 2020

John Parsons Workshop – Key Points Handout