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You Are Not Alone

Paigan-Lilly Hall —

Kia Ora, Kamusta, Bula, Talofa Lava and Hello to our Linwood College at Ōtākaro family and our wider community

My name is Paigan-Lilly and I am one of the Head Students for 2020 at LCŌ.

I hope that you all had a great school holiday and that you are all well.

I know that the past few weeks have been pretty hectic with what is going on at the moment but with that put aside, I hope that you’re all managing to settle into Term 2 nicely, through Oline Home Learning.

During this lockdown I have gotten up to quite a bit!
Not only have I been completing the school work my teachers have set for me but I have also been using this time to spend some quality time with my family and going on walks within our neighbourhood and even picking up a new skill, baking!

Something I am enjoying most about Online Home Learning so far is being able to spend as much time as I would like in certain subjects where I think I need it. Another thing I have enjoyed would be Google Hangout calls with the class teacher and my classmates.

This is a new learning environment for all of us, including our teachers! With this new way of learning is going to come issues...technological, personal, and so on. But just know that you’re not alone and there is always someone that is willing to help you. Whether it be someone at home, one of our amazing School Counsellors, your AKO Teacher, even your Dean. Just don’t be afraid to ask!

It is important that we stick together and help each other through this tough time.

If you’re looking for some more options on Home Learning be sure to check out Papa Kainga TV. It is free to air on TVNZ Channel 2+1, Sky Channel 502, Vodafone TV and is also free to stream on TVNZ on Demand.

If you can stay home and continue distance learning please do so.

Stay Safe.

Feel free to email me, whether it be you just wanting someone to talk to or needing help with anything help with anything.


Ngā Mihi,