Links

Here are just some of the great web sites we find useful at Newton Central.

For Parents

Netsafe - contains information for parents and educators on how to use the Internet wisely and safely

Tomorrow's Schools Today - news and resources in education for staff and supporters of NZ schools

Safekids New Zealand - helping to reduce the high rate of unintentional injury to children.

School Holiday Programmes

Youthtown - Reasonably priced, full day (8am - 6pm) options with both organised day trips from, and in-house programmes based in, Nelson Street. Be warned you have to book well in advance to get a place as those children that go to Youthtown for after-school care get priority placement.

Parnell Trust - Full day programmes.

YMCA - full day activities, day camps and overnight camps at several locations with reasonable prices.

Kidactive - Full day programmes.

ArtStation - Based at the top of Ponsonby Rd near K'Rd, Artstation has art workshops (usually half day) at various dates through the school holidays.

Auckland City Art Gallery -  2 hour workshops that run daily during the holidays.

Bubble Dome - Multi-day programmes based mainly at Auckland Boys Grammar focussed on science, technology and arts projects

Please let us know of any other reliable holiday programme providers you have used and we will add them to this page.

By The Children

Tuhi Mahorahora Ruma 15 - Room 15's blog

For Children

Te Kete Ipurangi – The Online Learning Centre: a bilingual portal and web community

Storybird - short, art-inspired stories you make to share, read, and print.

New Zealand Maths

www.cybersoul.co.nz/terito - draft interactive resources in Te Reo Māori, Te Rito, aimed at Kōhanga level to new entrants

www.cybersoul.co.nz/tauihu - interactive resources in Te Reo Māori, Tauihu, including a Bingo game and Mix and Match games

BrainPop - educational movies for children on many exciting subjects

Enchanted Learning - a collection of excellent links, mainly suitable for junior learners

Bubble Dome - an outstanding New Zealand based website that exercises children's creativity and imagination. Great for developing thinking skills. This site has many interactive features

FunBrain Grammar - provides games to help children develop literacy and numeracy skills

māori.org.nz - an excellent site for resources, for example waiata and clipart

Yahoo! Kids - provides a filtered child-friendly search engine. This is the main search engine we use at Newton Central School.

Rūma 15 Classroom Resources - a collection of links around literacy, numeracy and topic work, used in class-work.

Music

Lewis Eady Music School

Moving Image

NZ On Screen - the online showcase of New Zealand television, film and music video