Te Kura and COVID-19

Current Information – April 2022

New Zealand is currently at Red on the COVID-19 Protection Framework.

A guide to our operations at different settings can be found below. 

He waka eke noa – we are all in this together.

A guide to Te Kura services and operations at COVID-19 Protection Framework settings

This guide is to give our ākonga (students), whānau and other members of our community an overview of our services and operations at different COVID-19 Protection Framework (traffic light) settings.

The measures below are specific to Te Kura, please ensure you comply with all advice from the Ministry of Health with regard to personal, whānau and community health (e.g. wearing masks): Unite Against COVID-19

Please note this guide is subject to change. We will keep this page updated.

Arrangements may also be different depending on your location.

Te Kura has regional offices located throughout New Zealand. If a regional office is in an area that is at a higher setting than nearby areas, our services may be affected across the entire region.

Please contact us if you have any queries – we suggest you contact your Te Kura kaiako (teacher), kaimanaaki (learning advisor), or our Student and Whānau Support team: Phone 0800 65 99 88 option 1 or email hub@tekura.school.nz

Read more about New Zealand at Red setting: Unite Against COVID-19

Te Kura premises/offices

  • All Te Kura premises/offices are open for kaimahi (staff) and essential visitors only
  • All kaimahi and visitors are to follow basic health and contact tracing measures
  • Visitors are required to wear a mask while onsite

Te Kura kaimahi (staff)

  • Kaimahi are encouraged to work from home, with set days in the office
  • Kaiako (teachers) are available by phone, email, and online during term time
  • Student and Whānau Support is available for general online learning queries, including during the term break: Phone 0800 65 99 88 option 1 or email hub@tekura.school.nz

Online provision

  • Online learning programmes and classrooms are available in My Te Kura
  • Online huinga ako (advisories) are available
  • Te Kura digital library is available 

Paper-based provision

  • Paper-based work and other physical items can be sent out and returned
  • Please speak with your kaiako or kaimanaaki about work return options

Huinga ako (advisories)

  • Huinga ako are moved online where possible
  • Face-to-face huinga ako may be permitted with prior approval
  • Any approved huinga ako are subject to COVID-19 requirements applicable to each venue

Home visits

  • Home visits may be permitted with prior approval
  • Any approved home visits will require additional health and contact tracing measures
  • Please speak with your kaiako or kaimanaaki if you have any queries about home visits

Dual provider partners

  • Our Relationship Coordinators are available by phone and email
  • Our Relationship Coordinators can carry out site visits by request, subject to COVID-19 requirements applicable to each venue
  • Read how to return paper-based work: 
    Return of paper-based work [PDF]

STAR, Gateway, and Trades Academy courses

  • Face-to-face courses are available, subject to public health requirements applicable to each provider
  • Read further information on our website

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