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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/
05 February 2015National e-newsletters for term one are now available
13 January 2015This new website provides support to learners with diverse needs.
11 November 2014The Teacher-led Innovation Fund is now open for applications.
16 October 2014If you are interested in teaching second language learning you now have access to a fund to support you.
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 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.