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Te wiki o te reo Māori / Māori language week

Arohatia te reo.

Te wiki o te reo Māori or Māori language week takes place this year between 21 and 27 July. This special week provides an opportunity to celebrate and learn te reo Māori, helping to secure its future as a living, dynamic, and rich language. The theme for this year is...

Sixth vocational pathway

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A sixth vocational pathway in creative industries was launched earlier this month allowing students to follow a well-defined educational route into careers such as photography, film, design and fashion. For more information about the new pathway go to the Youth Guarantee  website

Towards equitable outcomes in secondary schools: Good practice

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This report (May 2014) presents examples of good practice in student engagement and achievement. The examples come from a sample of secondary schools, rated decile 5 or below with rolls of 200 students or more, who had better outcomes for students than other similar schools.

New Zealand Sign Language Week

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New Zealand Sign Language Week takes place this year between 12 and 18 May. New Zealand Sign Language Week provides an opportunity for schools to reflect on the inclusion principle and explore the values of diversity and respect. This special week enables students to make use of key competencies, especially...

Workshops for middle leaders

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Regional workshops and clusters provide opportunities for middle leaders to come together to develop learning-focused communities. Key focus areas are supporting middle leaders with the NCEA standards alignment process and with learning area literacy and language needs, in the context of The New Zealand Curriculum. Workshop information has recently been...

UPDATED – Financial capability in the curriculum

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Financial capability is a theme that schools could use for effective cross-curricular teaching and learning programmes. This section on New Zealand Curriculum Online has been fully revised and updated, with new stories and discussion from industry experts, development of the financial capability progressions, and a new financial capability tool.

A second look at Ka Hikitia – Accelerating Success 2013–2017

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Over the next few months NZC Online will feature a series of blogs about Ka Hikitia – Accelerating Success 2013–2017. The blog posts will look closely at different aspects of the Māori education strategy and provide questions, resources, and suggested actions for school leaders and kaiako. This second blog post...

NEW FEATURE – National events and The New Zealand Curriculum


National events and The New Zealand Curriculum is a new section on NZC Online that highlights national days and weeks of importance. National events are linked to The New Zealand Curriculum and ideas, resources, and tools are provided to help schools get involved. The feature on Anzac Day shows how...

International senior secondary science opportunities 2014

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The Royal Society of New Zealand invites senior secondary students with a genuine interest and passion for science to apply for international travel awards. Students can apply to travel to the London International Youth Science Forum, the USA International Space Camp, or Youth ANZAAS (Australia New Zealand Association for Advancement...

E-newsletters for middle leaders


Term one e-newsletters for New Zealand secondary middle leaders are now available. The newsletters contain guidelines for effective teaching and learning strategies, subject-specific literacy strategies, the latest information on standards alignment, useful links for resources and exemplars, feedback from national moderators, links to relevant readings, plus information about upcoming regional...