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Tokelau Language Week/Te Vaiaho o te Gagana Tokelau

17/10/2017

This year Vaiaho o te Gagana Tokelau (Tokelau Language Week) will run from 29 October to 4 November, celebrating the culture and language of this tiny island nation.

 This page from New Zealand Curriculum Online has ideas to help you celebrate and nurture the language and culture of Tokelau in your classroom and school community.

Diwali - festival of lights

10/10/2017

Diwali, also known as Deepavali, or the Festival of Lights, is a five day long Hindu celebration, beginning this year on 30 October.

Diwali signifies the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil, and renewal of life.

 Millions of Hindus around the world, including those in New Zealand, celebrate Diwali with gifts, lights, fireworks, and special meals. Major public festivals, along with private and family celebrations, mark Diwali in New Zealand.

This page from New Zealand Curriculum Online has ideas, activities, and resources to help you celebrate Diwali in your school.

Working with English Language Learners

10/10/2017

The DVD that accompanies the Working with English Language Learners (WELLs) handbook for teacher aides and bilingual tutors is now available in digital form along with the handbook on ESOL Online.

The WELLs handbook consists of a series of short modules that support schools to maximise the effect of teacher aides/bilingual tutors supporting English language learners from migrant and refugee backgrounds.

Wellbeing@School student survey free of charge until December 2018

10/10/2017

The Wellbeing@School student survey is now free of charge until December 2018. 

The Wellbeing@school survey has been designed to help schools identify how different aspects of school life contribute to a safe and caring environment that deters bullying. 

Gathering data also provides a baseline for monitoring outcomes over time. 

You can sign up for the free Wellbeing@School student survey and find out more about the toolkit here. 

Conservation Week 14–22 October 2017

3/10/2017

Conservation Week 2017 encourages you to “love your backyard” by getting involved in activities and events either in your own backyard or in our big New Zealand backyard. 

This resource page from New Zealand Curriculum Online has many suggestions for activities, projects, events, and resources to support your involvement.

Niue Language Week 15–21 October 2017

3/10/2017

This year the goal of Niue Language Week is “Ke fakamau, fakamanatu mo e fakaaoga tumau e Vagahau Niue”, that is, the maintenance, retention and development of Vagahau Niue (Niue language)."

This resource page from New Zealand Curriculum Online offers ideas and resources to help you celebrate Vagahau Niue Week with your students and school community.

Supporting LGBTIQA+ students

27/9/2017

This online guide provides strategies and suggestions for supporting the inclusion and wellbeing of students who identify as sex, gender, or sexuality diverse (SGSD).

The strategies in this guide encompass a variety of initiatives, from school policies and guidelines, to learning experiences that acknowledge, value, and respect the diversity that exists within the school community.

Reading Recovery 2018

22/9/2017

Updates and application for Reading Recovery 2018.

NEW! Oral language resources

19/9/2017

The Ministry of Education has developed resources to support oral language awareness and learning for parents, schools, and early childhood centres.

The resources include two posters for schools and early childhood centres, and a pamphlet for parents.  
These resources form part of the Ministry’s response to the recent ERO Extending their language - Expanding their world. Children’s oral language (birth - 8 years) report

The resources are available on Literacy Online, and Te Whāriki under the Language and literacies in early childhood services section.

Digital Technologies and the national curriculum – what’s it all about?

14/9/2017

This section of the enabling e-Learning website is updated regularly with new information about the Digital Technologies | Hangarau Matihiko curriculum which will be introduced to all schools in Term one 2018.


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