Covid-19 2020

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Special online edition

Staying connected through the lockdown and beyond

Book Reviews

Member memories: Riselaw Road School and Macandrew Intermediate, Dunedin
Alison Kroon who has retired, but is still a highly sought after relief teacher, recalls her own schooling more than 50 years ago.

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Member memories: rural Manawatū schools
NZEI Te Riu Roa member Kylie Parry, a teacher aide and librarian at St Mary’s School in Carterton, reminisces about her time at Rangiwahia School, a rural school in Manawatū that opened in 1895 and closed for good in 2013. She then chats to the current principal of a rural school up the road from Rangiwahia, Maree Rossiter of Mangaweka School, about what school life is like now.

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A cloud looming
The effects of Covid-19 will linger long after the country is clear of symptoms. AKO talks to schools in popular tourist centres Queenstown and Rotorua about the impact on their economies and communities.

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Q&A with Api Nathan, Otari School’s Māori immersion strand leader
AKO catches up with Api Nathan, deputy principal and Māori immersion strand leader at Otari School in Wellington, and hears how they supported immersion learning while the country was in lockdown.

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