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News in September 2013

Celebrating Pasifika languages

Tapa cloth.

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

Tongan art.

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...

Health and physical education guide update

The health and physical education learning programme design section has been updated to include new level 6 and 7 snapshots.

The arts curriculum guide update

The arts.

The arts senior secondary curriculum guide has been updated to include a new section,  learning programme design.

Renewed strategy for Ka Hikitia

The Ministry of Education has released a second iteration of its Māori education strategy called Ka Hikitia – Accelerating Success 2013–2017.This updated strategy aims to rapidly change how the education system performs so that all Māori students gain the skills, qualifications and knowledge they need to enjoy and achieve education...

Conservation Week: 8 - 15 September

Conservation Week logo.

Conservation Week is run by the Department of Conservation each year to raise awareness of the benefits of conservation, and to encourage people to get involved. This year’s theme is ‘Celebrate Conservation Week! What’s your whānau doing?’ The aim of the special week is to get families and friends together...