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Tongan Language Week / Uike Kātoanga’i ‘o e Lea Faka-Tonga 1–7 September

29/8/2014

Tongan Language Week / Uike Kātoanga’i ‘o e Lea Faka-Tonga takes place this year from Monday 1 September to Sunday 7 September 2014. This resource page provides ideas, resources, and inspiration to help you learn and celebrate the Tongan language with your school community.

Reviewing your curriculum

28/8/2014

NZC Online has launched a new section called Reviewing your curriculum with information, research, tools, suggested areas of focus, and inspirational stories to support schools in the process of curriculum design and review. 
This supporting blog post offers a guided tour of the new section, highlighting its structure and features.

The Ngārimu VC and 28th (Māori) Battalion Scholarship Fund Board Challenge

26/8/2014

The Challenge offers Year 7–13 Māori students an opportunity to learn about the valuable contributions Māori soldiers made in World War II. In addition to the essay category, The Challenge offers a range of media categories for students to present their research in, including short film, musical composition, and photographic essay, with individual and group entries permitted. For more information and entry forms, go to the Ngārimu VC and 28th (Māori) Battalion Scholarship Fund Board Challenge webpage or email ngarimu.scholarship@minedu.govt.nz. Entries close 5pm 19 September 2014.

Ngārimu VC and 28th (Māori) Battalion Memorial Scholarships

22/8/2014

The Ngārimu VC and 28th (Māori) Battalion Memorial Scholarship Fund Board is now accepting applications from students of Māori descent intending to undertake tertiary education in 2015. 
Information and application forms for the scholarships are available on the Ministry of Education website or by emailing ngarimu.scholarship@minedu.govt.nz

First World War inquiry guides and resource packs for schools.

First World War inquiry guides and resource packs for schools

20/8/2014

From November, 2014, First World War inquiry guides (English medium) and resource packs (Māori medium) for teachers of years 1-13 will be available on Te Kete Ipurangi (TKI).   

There is huge interest across generations in the First World War and the Centenary commemorations during 2014-2019 are a great opportunity to engage learners and explore how the events and experiences of the First World War are relevant to today and the future.

The large amount of information on the First World War available will be brought together in the inquiry guides and resource packs so that teachers will be able to quickly and easily develop learning programmes. The Ministry is doing this with the support of the National Library of New Zealand Services to Schools, WW100 Programme Office, Cognition Education, and Core Education.

The first of the inquiry guides and resource packs will be available by November 2014, with more progressively released through to September 2015. We will let you know when they are available via TKI, the Ministry Bulletin for School Leaders, Education Gazette, and the National Library Services to Schools website, newsletter and the Schoollib listserv.

In the meantime, to kick start your inquiry, check out the resources on WW100, NZ History online, and National Library Services to Schools websites:

SunSmart Schools – New curriculum resources

15/8/2014

New curriculum resources are available from the SunSmart website. These resources are designed for Levels 1–4 of the New Zealand Curriculum and are cross-curricula, covering numeracy, literacy, health, and science learning. 
Find out more...

International Languages Week

15/8/2014

Sunday 17 August to Saturday 23 August. 
This special week provides an opportunity to showcase and promote languages and culture in your school, helping students develop knowledge, skills, and values that equip them for living in a world of diversity. 
This resource page provides a collection of ideas, links, and stories to support your involvement in International Languages Week.

NZ Maths – Rich learning activities

13/8/2014

A collection of rich learning activities has been developed to support teachers of year 9 and 10 students. The activities are designed to provide engaging contexts in which to explore the achievement objectives from Level 5 of the NZ Curriculum. The activities themselves do not represent a complete coverage of learning at this level, but provide an opportunity to apply the mathematics learned in previous lessons. 

Cook Islands Language Week / Te 'Epetoma o te Reo Kūki ‘Āirani

11/8/2014

Cook Islands Language Week / Te 'Epetoma o te Reo Kūki ‘Āirani takes place this year from 4 August to 10 August. This resource page provides ideas, resources, and inspiration to help you learn and celebrate the Cook Islands languages with your school community.

Maths Week 11–15 August 2014

8/8/2014

Maths Week runs from 11–15 August 2014. Maths Week is a national event organised by the New Zealand Association of Mathematics Teachers (NZAMT) to promote mathematics in New Zealand schools. The Maths Week website contains free resources for teachers, along with activities and competitions for students of all ages.
Image sourced from the Maths Week website. 


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