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News of September 2016

Tihei Pāngarau: Te Ahumoni, Taumata 4, e-ako 1


This is the first in a series of digital interactive learning modules relating to Financial Capability. It is part of the Tihei Pāngarau family of learning resource materials, is targetted at level 4 of the curriculum, and includes learning about:

  • needs and wants;
  • the place of money for a family to secure their needs and wants;
  • the various pathways that individuals and families receive income;
  • financial decisions around saving and spending.

The module includes aspects of Financial Capability relating to both mathematics and social studies, as well as being illustrated through proverb and story.

Partners in Learning: Helping your child do well at school


The Education Review Office (ERO) has released a new booklet for parents, families, and whānau that sets out what parents can expect from their child’s school, and how they can help their child do well at school.

It describes what parents can do if they are concerned about their child’s learning and progress, and what they can expect the school to do to help.

The booklet can be downloaded from ERO's website and schools will receive copies of the booklet in the mail.

To order more printed copies please email info@ero.govt.nz

Haepapa – Effective Governance in Māori Medium


This online flip-book has been created to support the role of a school trustee working in Māori medium Level 1 and 2, immersion, bilingual units, and Kura ā-iwi.

The document will also assist trustees working in kura kaupapa Māori and other schools with a high proportion of Māori students.

A printable version (pdf) is available for download.

Using digital technologies to support learning in a senior secondary context


This online guide has been developed by the Connected Learning Advisory to support school leaders and teachers in preparing for NZQA's extensive innovation programme for going digital, which will impact all senior secondary students.

The guide provides ideas, resources, and school stories illustrating how NZ secondary schools use digital technologies to extend and enhance learning in the NCEA years.

The guide has been produced in response to a number of specific queries from schools.

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and learning


Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and learning is a new guide on the Inclusive Education website.

This guide provides teachers with targeted strategies to meet the multi-faceted needs of students living with FASD.

FASD is a lifelong condition that affects brain structures, processes and functioning, and emotional regulation.