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Spirit of Adventure - exploring hauora during a sailing adventure

14/9/2017

On this virtual field trip (19-21 September 2017) you will join students from other schools on the 45m, three-masted barquentine Spirit of New Zealand! You will be part of a team to help sail the ship around the Hauraki Gulf as well as compete for the prestigious Spirit Trophy!
To prepare for this field trip, LEARNZ content will support inquiry into:

  • sailing
  • adventure and hauora (Taha wairua / spiritual well-being; taha hinengaro / mental and emotional well-being; taha tinana / physical well-being; and taha whānau / social well-being)
  • sailing ships
  • navigation
  • sailing terms and ideas
  • the Hauraki Gulf

Find out more...

Strengthening digital technologies

5/9/2017

This new section on Technology Online provides stories about innovative ideas and resources for teaching and learning with digital technologies | hangarau matihiko. 

Māori Language week 11–17 September 2017

1/9/2017

Kia ora te reo Māori is the theme for this year’s Māori Language Week 11–17 September.

This New Zealand Curriculum Online resource page offers ideas, links, and stories to help schools engage with their parents, families, and whānau to support the learning of te reo Māori in both the school and home environment.

NZCER study: Making a difference to student wellbeing

1/9/2017

Schools can get practical ideas to enhance student wellbeing and lower levels of aggressive and bullying behaviours from a recently released NZCER report. 

‘Making a difference to student wellbeing’ analyses data from 400 schools that have used the Wellbeing@School online tools between 2013 and 2016. 

Read about the Making a difference research and link to the infographic report.

Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) resource: Te Ao Tūroa

30/8/2017

This recently released cross-curricular resource from MPI looks at how 3 key interrelated systems – animal welfare, biosecurity, and food – support our primary industries.

Learning experiences for levels 1–5 of The New Zealand Curriculum are contextualised into one or more of the key interrelated systems and link to the learning areas of health and physical education, science, social studies, and technology. 

NZTA: Future transport competition results

25/8/2017

Quality collaborative learning is on display at the NZ Transport Agency’s Education Portal as a
result of its Future Transport Competition.

Students were challenged to investigate transport futures and design games or narratives to share
within their school community.

Winners and highly commended entries are online.

ERO: Improvement in Action Te Ahu Whakamua videos for schools

22/8/2017

Education Review Office (ERO) has released a series of online resources showcasing schools that are making a significant difference for their learners.  

This collection of videos and publications Improvement in Action | Te Ahu Whakamua shows aspects of practice that have been effective in improving learner outcomes in each school context, and is intended to support schools in their internal evaluation and improvement efforts.  

The videos capture the perspectives and voices of children and young people, parents, teachers and leaders, and bring to life ERO School Evaluation Indicators released last year.

Save the date: Thriving Schools symposia

14/8/2017

Save the date and register: Health and wellbeing for learning, Health Promoting Schools (HPS) FREE symposia 

What does it take to create a “Thriving School” community?

Objectives and outcomes

Schools in New Zealand taking the HPS approach are achieving significantly better results in student attendance and achievement.

Come and hear their stories and how parents working with the schools have improved outcomes for their children and whānau.

For more information and to register click on the following links.  

Auckland

LIMITED SPACES Register here for school day session

LIMITED SPACES Register here for parent evening session

Waikato 

5 Sept Thames

HPS | Thriving School Symposia | Thames

HPS | Thriving School Symposia - Parents evening | Thames 

6 Sept Hamilton

HPS | Thriving School Symposia | Hamilton

HPS | Thriving School Symposia - Parents evening | Hamilton 

7 Sept Otorohanga

HPS | Thriving School Symposia | Otorohanga

HPS | Thriving School Symposia - Parents evening | Otorohanga

Education Outside the Classroom (EOTC) Guidelines updated

3/8/2017

The Education Outside the Classroom (EOTC) Guidelines – Bringing the Curriculum Alive have been updated to align with changes in legislation. 

Schools are encouraged to replace any printed copies of the old guidelines with the new updated version, and associated templates and sample forms. 

The EOTC safety management plan policy and procedures template, and sample forms will help schools refine their systems for EOTC management and meet their legal and good practice responsibilities.

The new tool kit contains 18 sample forms compared with 32 forms in the old kete.

Universal Design for Learning guide on Inclusive Education

2/8/2017

The Universal Design for Learning (UDL) guide has been revised to include much more depth and many more practical illustrations of UDL in a NZ context. This guide will help teachers to:

  • flexibly design their classroom programme in ways that work for everyone
  • identify and proactively address any barriers to learning
  • realise the vision of the NZC and deliver on the principle of Inclusion
  • design respectful, inclusive environments where everyone is learning and achieving and diversity is seen as a source of strength. 

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