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Money Week - What gets your money fighting fit?

28/8/2015

Money Week 2015 takes place between 31 August and 6 September, and involves events all around the country to encourage New Zealanders to talk about money and develop greater financial capability.

Led by the Commission For Financial Capability, Money Week offers schools a good opportunity to investigate all things financial.

New Zealand Curriculum Online has a collection of resources and stories to support your school's involvement in Money Week, and to help your school make financial capability an ongoing area of curriculum focus.

The Treaty of Waitangi and School Governance: Kei tua atu o te matapaki kōrero ko te mahi

28/8/2015

The Board is accountable for the performance of the school, with a key focus on raising student achievement for all students. This includes making decisions that support Māori learners to enjoy and achieve education success, as Māori.

To support boards achieve this aim NZSTA has developed a set of resources and video clips. The resources are focused on enabling trustees to better understand the Treaty and emphasise the responsibility boards have in ensuring that the implications, obligations and spirit of the Treaty are implemented and upheld.

Creating financially capable New Zealand students

25/8/2015

In the second of a two-part series of articles building up to Money Week 2015, the Education Gazette talks to educators involved in the Upper Harbour Sorted Schools (UHSS) project, an innovative two year pilot that aims to broaden the reach of financial education and embed financial capability across the whole school.
The Upper Harbour Sorted Schools (UHSS) learning community comprises nine schools – including primary, intermediate, and secondary - and is overseen by the Commission for Financial Capability (CFFC).
A second Sorted Schools cluster of eight schools has been established in the South Auckland region. 

Find out more....

Tonga Language Week / Uike Kātoanga’i ‘o e Lea Faka-Tonga 30 August–5 September 2015

21/8/2015

Tonga Language Week / Uike Kātoanga’i ‘o e Lea Faka-Tonga takes place this year from 30 August to 5 September 2015. This year's theme is Fakakaloa Aotearoa 'aki 'a e faiva 'a e Tonga – Enriching Aotearoa with Tongan arts.

See this page from New Zealand Curriculum Online for links to ideas, activities, and resources to help you learn and celebrate the Tongan language with your school community.

Test Your Financial Pulse survey

21/8/2015

In the lead up to Money Week 2015, the Westpac-Massey Fin-Ed Centre (Massey University) has developed a survey, Test Your Financial Pulse, for students and teachers to test their financial capabilities. 

The survey is designed to assess your capacity to manage finances. The questionnaire includes questions on a range of financially related topics including spending, credit and debt, and saving and investing.  The questionnaire is intended to help raise awareness of the areas where your finances are flourishing, as well as any areas that you may need assistance with.

Students (year 11-13 students) who complete the questionnaire will go into the draw to win one of two mini iPads.

Teachers who complete the questionnaire will go into the draw to win one of five free enrolments to ‘Money Smarts @ Work’ – an online course.

Entries open 24 August 2015 and close 1 September 2015 at 5pm

You can find out more and go to the survey here 

Smart Motorways - technologies making roads safer and more sustainable

19/8/2015

This LEARNZ virtual field trip, 25–27 August 2015, is an opportunity for students to meet the experts making New Zealand’s first smart motorway, and to see how a major technology project works.

The trip will bring to life the technology curriculum by examining the project brief, getting involved with planning for practice, exploring the use of modelling, viewing Smart Motorways as a technological system, investigating how Smart Motorways are a response to social change, and how we, as drivers, respond to Smart Motorways.

Find out more.....

Rail safety resources

19/8/2015

These curriculum resources support New Zealand primary students learning to stay safe near railways, including electrified rail networks. Teachers can download resources for English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Sciences, levels 1-4. 

Te reo Māori storybooks and curriculum resources

19/8/2015

See this page for digital reo Māori picture books written by tamariki to provide whānau everywhere with a way to share stories about safe travel to school. The picture books were created by students in kura kaupapa Māori and rumaki reo with support from publishing professionals.

This page from NZTA also links to Kia Pai Tō Haere  a flexible curriculum resource for Māori Medium Schools that provides guidance for teachers planning contextualised learning based on a kaupapa that keeping whānau safe on a journey is everyone’s work.

Maths Week 10–14 August 2015

9/8/2015

Maths Week runs from 10 - 14 August 2015. Maths Week is a national event organised by the NZ Association of Mathematics Teachers (NZAMT) to promote mathematics in NZ schools. Register on the Maths Week website for free resources, activities, and competitions.

NZ Maths: FAQs for families

9/8/2015

 A collection of FAQs for families has been added to the nzmaths website to answer key questions families and whānau may have about their child’s maths education.


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