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United Nations Youth New Zealand introduce national diplomacy competition

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The diplomacy competition is an online, educative platform designed to teach secondary students about negotiation, communication, writing effective reports, and global issues. It allows for a wide variety of educational content that can be tailored to meet The New Zealand Curriculum and foster leadership and negotiation skills. The competition is...

A closer 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 first blog post...

Online Teaching and Learning Programme for English Language Learners in Year 7-13

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ELLINZ online is a Ministry of Education programme designed to provide English language tuition to students who are: in Year 7 to Year 13 students within their first year of English-medium schooling in New Zealand, in the early stages of English language acquisition ie Foundation or Stage 1 of the...

Evaluation of He Kākano: Professional development for leaders in secondary schools 2011-2012

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This report details the bicultural approach of the He Kākano evaluation, methodology, data analysis, key findings, strengths and weaknesses, and recommendations for future school leadership professional learning programmes intending to promote educational outcomes for Māori student success as Māori.

Graduate diploma in middle schooling supports effective pedagogy

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The first graduates of the Diploma in Middle Schooling have gained understandings and skills to support students in the middle years of schooling (years 7-10). This Education Gazette article describes the benefits of the Diploma in Middle Schooling and includes teacher voice about the impact of the postgraduate qualification on...

Graduate profiles - a vision of future orientated learners


This blog post from NZC Online explains how schools and their communities are creating graduate profiles to share understandings of what a future oriented learner looks like. Learn how the graduate profile, or te āhua o ā tātou ākonga, is central to Te Marautanga o Aotearoa (the curriculum document that supports...

E-newsletters for middle leaders


Term four secondary student achievement professional learning and development newsletters are now available. The newsletters contain information and resources for middle leaders in secondary schools.

Tokelau language week 2013

Tokelau language week takes place between Monday 28 October and Sunday 3 November. The theme for this year's celebration is: "Ko te au o mātua, ko fānau: At the core of a parents heart, are their children." This blog post provides useful links and resources to help you and your students...

Celebrating Pasifika languages

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2013 is a bumper year for Pasifika languages with seven language weeks taking place across New Zealand. The inaugural Tuvaluan language week is celebrated this week from Monday 30 September to Sunday 6 October, followed by Fijian language week from Monday 7 October to Sunday 13 October. This blog post...

New achievement standards for Tongan language coming soon

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The Ministry of Education, with NZQA, is developing achievement standards for the Tongan language (lea faka-Tonga). New Lea faka-Tonga achievement standards and associated resources will be available for schools to use at NCEA Levels 1 and 2 in 2014, and Level 3 in 2015. This work supports the goals and...