ONLINE LEARNING 2020
Term 1 now finishes Friday 27th March and will be followed by 2 weeks school holiday. Learning will start again on Wednesday 15th April.
Thank you to all parents and caregivers who have informed us of their child's absence during the current circumstances. We would like to assist you at home with Online resources that we use at Northcross in supporting Teaching and Learning.
All students will know which sites they have access to and how to logon to these platforms. These Learning applications have been individualised by the class teacher and align to our curriculum levels. They are available for use any time during the school day. Please encourage the use of these resources to support your child's learning.
If there are any password or account issues please email your child's classroom teacher. Staff Contact List
The following Online Learning platforms are available to all Northcross Students:
GSuite: our nxschool.kiwi Google for Education platform. This will be where learning is directed from through Gmail, Google drive, Sites and Google classroom.
Education Perfect : A rich library of curriculum-aligned lessons and assessments across the subject areas. Content is carefully scaffolded to allow all students to experience success, while providing rich opportunities for higher order thinking.
Write That Essay : Used by Northcross teachers to develop key writing skills that should be taught in the life of the student.
Read Theory : Personalised Reading Comprehension exercises to improve your child’s Reading Comprehension. Teachers from Northcross are using ReadTheory to help their students improve their reading comprehension skills in a fun way that keeps them attentive and motivated
NX Specialists Online Learning Website : Ongoing learning and activities supported by our own Northcross Technology Specialist team.
The following Online Learning platforms have been made available to selected students only (they will know who are they are):
Raz Kids : Online guided reading program with interactive ebooks, downloadable books, and reading quizzes.
Mathletics : A Maths site that gives your child the chance to challenge themselves, develop their autonomy, problem solving and ability to work independently. This Maths site is aligned to the NZ Curriculum and will challenge learners at all levels.
We would like to provide you with links to Information that can help with coping in these interesting times:
Recently the unveiling of the NX Commemorative ANZAC stone took place with guests and students taking part in a poignant ceremony. The Stone, surrounded by ceramic ANZAC poppies is a reminder of the sacrifices made by many men and women for freedom and peace.
The early adolescent years are a critical time in a young person’s life. They are maturing physically and developing emotionally, hence the need for a clearly distinctive teaching and learning pedagogy for students in their middle years.
Through a responsive and challenging curriculum, Northcross offers a unique approach that encourages greater student involvement and therefore total engagement in their learning process.
We offer you the opportunity at Northcross to become connected with our exciting learning community, where we can work together for the benefit of your child.
Our planned Board of Trustees meeting for Tuesday 31 March 2020 was postponed, and our next meeting will take place on the 12 May 2020.