TV education channels launching on April 15

Home Learning | Papa Kāinga TV will start education broadcasting for early learners and students (Years 1–10) from 9am on Wednesday April 15. Māori Television will launch a series of te reo educational programmes (for ages 0 to 18) on the same day.

Home Learning | Papa Kāinga TV will be free to air, on TVNZ channel 2+1 and on TVNZ on Demand, as well as on Sky Channel 502.

It will run from 9am to 3pm on schooldays with programming for children and young people aged 0 to 15, as well as for parents. Home Learning TV will be on air for one month – with provision to extend beyond that depending on the lockdown situation.

Papa Kāinga TV programming will be grouped for early learners, primary and secondary students. All programmes will feature highly experienced teachers and presenters, along with a range of wellbeing and movement experts.

Content will include play, literacy mathematics, science, te reo Māori, fitness and wellbeing. There will also be  Pacific language content.

Māori Television te reo content will focus on learning at home for tamariki, rangatahi and whānau, aged from 0 to 18. It will also be tailored to specific age groups during the day, with learning content tamariki can do on their own, with siblings or as a whānau.

The channel will broadcast around 300 hours of educational content over the next 10 weeks. Programming will feature some of the most recognised faces in te ao Māori.

Teachers and leaders of our kōhanga reo, early learning services, kura and schools are doing great work to keep all our children and young people connected to their learning at this time. We appreciate their efforts.  

Home Learning | Papa Kāinga TV and Māori TV education programming is not intended to replace our teachers and kaiako.

The programmes are aimed at children and students who, for whatever reason, find it tricky to learn online, or who don’t have hard pack learning resources.

Home Learning | Papa Kāinga TV and Māori TV education will help make learning fun and engaging for all the whānau.

All programming is linked to the curriculum for the relevant age group. The programmes will supplement the learning pack materials that some students will be receiving, as well as the learning programmes students will be getting from their school or early learning service.

Keep checking our Learning from Home(external link) and Ki te Ao Mārama(external link) sites for updates of what’s on Home Learning | Papa Kāinga TV and Māori Television. We’ll be sending out updates on social media as well.

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