Parent’s Spot

Dear Parents,

We have compiled a list of some websites that could be used to support home learning.

The NZ maths page below is an excellent resource.  Building these activities into homework routines will give children a head start in their number knowledge and understanding. Have a go and let us know if you find anything particularly helpful or motivating for your child.

NZ Maths- Families

The following websites have interactive games that the children can play to support their maths learning.

Maths Buddy – Speed Skills



The following websites contain interactive activities that are useful for supporting literacy skills:

Woodlands English

Torture The Teacher- Spellings

We also like these websites which have games that help support a range of skills, particularly Science, Maths and Literacy.

Wicked Interactive

ICT Games

Sheppard Software


If you know of or use any other websites that we should include on this page, please let us know.

Have fun learning,

St Joseph’s Team


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  Starts Finishes
Term 1 Tuesday, 31 January 2017 Thursday, 13 April 2017
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Waitangi Day Monday, 6 February 2017 
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Queen’s Birthday Monday, 5 June 2017 
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