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New Zealand’s early childhood curriculum Te Whāriki has been updated.
Te Whāriki, which has shaped early learning in New Zealand for the past 20 years, now better reflects the context of children’s lives in the 21st century as well as changes in early learning theory and practice.
The updated Te Whāriki includes two documents in one flip book:
The Review and Maintenance Programme (RAMP) implemented a review process to ensure materials that support NCEA continue to be aligned with The New Zealand Curriculum (NZC) and support the development and use of quality teaching and learning programmes in secondary schools and other providers.
New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) became an official language of New Zealand in 2006.
This year we are celebrating 10 years of NZSL's official language status and our 10th NZSL Week.
This NZ Curriculum Online page has resources, links, and ideas for supporting you to introduce New Zealand Sign Language to your class.
New Zealand Sign Language Week provides an opportunity for schools to reflect on the inclusion principle and explore the values of diversity and respect.
The Ministry of Education’s Connected Learning Advisory – Te Ara Whītiki – is committed to supporting schools and communities as they plan for, manage, and use digital technologies for learning.
This Education Gazette article looks at how the advisory supports schools, kura, and Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako.
The National Library of New Zealand is rolling out a series of improvements to its Services to Schools online presence.
Services to Schools is now included as part of the National Library of New Zealand website.
You can access the new home of Services to Schools at www.natlib.govt.nz/schools.
The existing Services to Schools website address will be redirected to this new location.
Game of Awesome is a card game aimed at inspiring New Zealand students to write.
It was developed with a specific focus on suitability for boys in years 5–8 using boys of that age to create the material.
You can hear more about Game of Awesome in this RNZ interview.
You can order copies of the resource for your school from Down The Back Of The Chair.
The Future Transport Competition challenges student teams in years 1–13 to enter games or narratives about transforming transport.
There are prizes for students, supervising teacher, and school.
The competition closes 5pm, Friday 30 June 2017.
Visit New Zealand's geology and landforms with these GeoTrips - rock outcrops, geological displays, and landforms that you can visit and explore.
GeoTrips are compiled by GNS Science, geologists, and knowledgeable enthusiasts from around the country.
Each GeoTrip includes images, maps, useful background information, and advice to get you started with your own geological explorations and discoveries.
More learning resources are available from the GNS Science website.
This ERO evaluation investigated how effectively young children’s oral language learning and development were supported in their early years of education.
ERO asked the question: What is the early learning service or school doing in response to children’s oral language learning and development, including concerns about and needs of particular children?
ERO’s findings are based on the analysis of data gathered from 167 early learning services and 104 schools.
NZC spotlights are mini professional learning sessions that focus on a specific aspect of The New Zealand Curriculum.
Presented on Google Slides, NZC spotlights include short readings, videos, and follow up activities.
NZC spotlights are designed for teachers and leaders in both primary and secondary schools.
They can be used during staff meetings, department or syndicate meetings, Kāhui Ako / Communities of Learning workshops, teacher only days, and for individual teachers to reflect on their own learning.