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News in July 2013

Secondary principals receive leadership awards

Nicola Ngarewa.

Two first-time secondary school principals have been honoured among the recipients of this year’s Sir Peter Blake Trust Leadership Awards. Louise Anaru, leader of Flaxmere College, and Nicola Ngarewa, principal of Tamatea High School, both received the awards for their ability to transform the attitudes and achievements of their students....

National workshops on achievement, retention, and transitions

Ministry of Education logo.

The Ministry of Education and partners are holding regional workshops on achievement, retention, and transitions during August and September 2013. These workshops will focus on the public achievement information; accelerating achievement towards the Better Public Services target for NCEA Level 2 or equivalent; and, the implementation of the vocational pathways.The...

LIVE webinar: Secondary curriculum, NCEA, and e-learning

Enabling e-Learning VLN community.

This webinar will explore how e-learning tools can be used specifically in secondary school contexts - with references to implications for NCEA. (28 August, 3.45-4.45pm.) Your input and ideas are valued and welcome in this LIVE workshop. We invite you to ask questions, share your own practice, and discuss how you are accessing/using...

Vocational pathways: Profile and award

Vocational pathways.

The introduction of the vocational profile and the vocational pathways award provides formal recognition of a learner's achievement using the vocational pathways. Each learner will be able to show how their achievement relates to the learning or skills sought by employers.The vocational profile is a visual graph which will show...

Religious studies achievement standards

NZQA.

The Ministry of Education, with NZQA, is reviewing the levels 1-3 religious studies achievement standards so that they align with The New Zealand Curriculum and meet quality design principles for achievement standards.The consultation period on the draft matrix, standards, and conditions of assessment is 12 July – 9 August 2013.The...

Tongan achievement standards

NZQA.

The Ministry of Education, with NZQA, is developing achievement standards for lea faka-Tonga. Selected schools have been invited to trial the new assessment resources between August and October 2013. All stakeholders will receive further information about the standards and assessment resources in November.The Pasifika Education Plan 2012-2017, and The New...

Ed for sustainability achievement standards

NZQA.

The Ministry of Education, with NZQA, is reviewing the Education for Sustainability achievement standards so that they align with The New Zealand Curriculum and meet quality design principles for achievement standards. Schools and other stakeholders will be consulted on the draft achievement standards and assessment resources in October and November 2013....

Facebook subject pages

NZQA logo.

NZQA has launched a series of Facebook pages for each senior secondary school subject. Pages can be located by typing the subject name and NZQA into the Facebook search tool. These pages alert people to new or updated information for internally assessed standards on the NZQA subject pages. Teachers need to...

Fraser High School snapshot

Students at Fraser High School.

Teaching and learning has been revitalised at Fraser High School through curriculum integration and the use of authentic contexts. Senior secondary students have recently produced the first issue of a visual culture magazine. This project offered learners a viable career pathway, and enabled them to develop values, knowledge, and capabilities...



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