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Information, resources and guidance, to support secondary teaching and learning.
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18 March 2015The Ministry of Education invites principals, BOTs, senior leaders, learning languages teachers, and other interested parties to participate in the consultation on the draft matrix and the draft levels 1 and 2 NZSL achievement standards, for learning NZSL as a second language. Consultation closes on 24 April.
03 March 2015These resources help students gain insights into the First World War. They are designed to meet achievement objectives across The New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. Further resources will be added throughout 2015.
03 March 2015As part of the Ministry of Education’s ongoing maintenance programme of NCEA, we have begun a five-year cycle of reviewing our resources and their links to the NCEA achievement standards in each learning area. The first learning areas we are looking at are Mathematics & Statistics and Science.
We are running a consultation with the secondary sector for each learning area in the form of an online survey. Both surveys are now live and will be available until Tuesday 7 April.
03 March 2015This year marks the 100 year anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign. You can use this Anzac Day resource page to help plan learning activities around this significant national day. The page offers a rich array of classroom ideas and links to resources to support students to gain insights into the First World War.
10 February 2015Wellington region secondary teachers can register now for this free workshop, “Citizenship through inquiry and action”. Presenters are well-known teachers and education experts and include Pam Hook, Diane Henjyoji, Lawrie Stewart, Karen Morgan and Dr Sarah Howell. They will show how to adapt resources to fit term planning, and to meet student needs and interests. Schools will be reimbursed for teacher release time.
10 February 2015Safer Internet Day (SID) is a global event which is celebrated annually on 10 February. This year’s global theme is “Let’s create a better internet together” which acknowledges that a safe responsible use of digital technology is a shared responsibility. A number of Government and non-Government organisations across New Zealand are celebrating SID.
To highlight SID the Ministry is promoting the release of a guide to schools called Digital Technology– safe and responsible use in schools. This guide was developed by Online Safety Advisory Group (previously Cyberbullying Advisory Group), a subgroup of the cross-sector Bullying Prevention Advisory Group (BPAG).
More information about other activities supporting Safer Internet Day in New Zealand can be found here http://www.netsafe.org.nz/safer-internet-day/
Information, tools, and resources to support secondary middle leaders.
Secondary student achievement initiative for English medium schools.
A series of Curriculum Guides to help design quality teaching and learning programmes.
New and updated NCEA support material and internal assessment resources.
Broad information covering NCEA standards and resources.
A portal to stories, reports, statistics, and reviews that support Māori learners achieve education success as Māori.
Four projects that support Maori students' success in English-medium schools.
Setting goals, priorities, actions, targets and outcomes to ensure Māori youth are present, engaged and achieving at secondary level.
Transitions and pathways
Vocational pathways provide a clear framework for vocational options, and assistance in programme planning.
Advice and support on providing effective career education and guidance in years 7 to 13.
Career information to help students at school, or for those making decisions about leaving.
A practical handbook to help schools manage and develop their career education programmes.
Mary Kerrigan, HOD Business, discusses the financial literacy programme at Aorere College, which is being created in consultation with the Commission for Financial Capability (formerly the Commission for Financial Literacy and Retirement Income) to provide students with information about income, spending, budgeting, and wise financial management for the future.
The modules are developed with links to other NZ Curriculum learning areas, and will be uploaded to the Commission’s website for every school in New Zealand to download and deliver in their schools.
Wellbeing for Young People's Success at Secondary School
This report presents the findings of ERO’s evaluation of how well 68 secondary schools in Term 1 2014 promoted and responded to student wellbeing. By understanding and improving this, it is hoped that all young people will experience a higher level of wellbeing during their teenage years.