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News of November 2017

Successful upgrade to e-asTTle


e-asTTle has been successfully upgraded to improve its performance.

What e-asTTle does and how you use it has not changed but it will now perform better during high use periods.

If you have any questions please call the Education Service Desk on 0800 422 599.

e-asTTle maintenance on Saturday 25 November 2017


We are performing maintenance work on e-asTTle in order to improve its performance.  What e-asTTle does and how you use it will remain the same but it will perform better during high use periods.


e-asTTle will be unavailable from 09:00 AM  to 5:00PM this Saturday 25th November 2017.

How will this affect you?

You will not be able to login to the e-asTTle application during the above time. Please inform all users of e-asTTle.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

For help or more information

If you have any questions please call the Education Service Desk on 0800 422 599.

nzmaths: Take This


From toy cars and trucks and things that go, to a bag of groceries, a quilt, and much more, this collection of resources is based on the idea that you can 'take something' and use it as a context to capture the interest of students.

Each Take This is a single page of springboard ideas designed to flexibly connect mathematics across the strands, and to be adapted for your students.

English language learning progressions (ELLP) support tool


A new interactive resource has been developed to support teachers using the English Language Learning Progressions (ELLP) matrices and other key ESOL documents for teaching and planning. 

Find out more...

My education, my voice: Youth Advisory Group and Online Youth Forum


A Youth Advisory Group and Online Youth Forum have been set up so that young people between the ages of 14 and 18 have the opportunity to have a say about education in New Zealand.

Twelve young New Zealanders have been selected to take part in the 2018 Ministerial Youth Advisory Group and all 14-18 year olds can take part in the Online Youth Forum.

You can sign up at any time, so spread the word and get your friends involved too.

You don’t have to be a student to sign up for the Online Youth Forum.

If you sign up to be part of the online youth forum, you will be invited to discuss and test the insights gathered from the young people in the Youth Advisory Group.

A wide range of perspectives and ideas is welcome and there is no limit on the number of people in the online forum.

Sign up online.  

New School Journals – November 2017


Literacy Online has PDFs of all the texts for November 2017 School Journals:

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

as well as teacher support materials (TSM) for some texts and audio for some Level 2 texts.

Sharing what we heard in the Digital Technologies & Hangarau Matihiko curriculum content consultation


The Ministry of Education has gathered all the feedback on the draft Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko curriculum content, and identified the major themes from those conversations.

The following three reports are now available to view:

Find out more...

Pasifika Dual Language Books - New titles added


There are 24 new titles in the Pasifika dual language resources.

The Pasifika dual language resources are designed to support the early language and literacy learning of Pasifika new entrant students in English-medium classrooms. Teacher and parent support material accompanies these resources.

Many of the dual language books are available as PDFs and all the books are available as MP3 audio files on Literacy Online.

You can find them online here.

e-asTTle testing tips and tricks


November is the busiest time of the year for e-asTTle, with lots of teachers and students using it for testing.

The system can sometimes slow down during busy periods when there are lots of users.

Here are some tips and tricks to make sure you have the fastest and smoothest experience with e-asTTle.