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Cook Islands Māori Language Week / Te epetoma o te reo Māori Kuki Airani 3–9 August 2015


Cook Islands Māori Language Week / Te epetoma o te reo Māori Kuki Airani takes place this year from 3 August to 9 August. This resource page provides ideas, resources, and inspiration to help you learn and celebrate the languages of the Cook Islands with your school community.

Getting started – new section on ESOL Online


Getting started is a new section on ESOL Online that provides a starting point for school leaders and teachers when they begin to work with their ESOL students.

Secondary newsletters for term 3


Term 3 e-newsletters for secondary middle leaders are now available. These newsletters offer effective teaching strategies, useful links for resources and exemplars, links to relevant readings, and information about upcoming regional workshops and cluster sessions.

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori Rauemi


Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori The Māori Language Commission has a collection of A3 posters available for download to support Te Wiki o te Reo Māori and ‘Ngā Rerengā Kōrero o te Wiki’, ‘The Phrase of the Week’, a programme that introduces a new and simple phrase each week to encourage te reo Māori in the home and in everyday situations.

Game-based learning


Find out how game-based learning and gamification are both trying to solve a problem, motivate, and promote learning using game-based thinking and techniques.

"It's who we are" Stories of practice and change from PB4L School-Wide Schools


A new report by NZCER illustrates the practices of seven schools who have effectively implemented PB4L: School-Wide (PB4L-SW). Schools were selected for their effective practice, and key themes are illustrated by short narratives from the schools.

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori /Māori Language Week 27 July–2 August


The kaupapa for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2015 is ‘Whāngaihia te reo Māori ki ngā mātua.’

We aim to encourage and support the language development of parents who can then whāngai the language to their children.

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori /Māori Language Week takes place this year between Monday 27 July and Sunday 2 August. 

This NZ Curriculum Online resource page offers ideas, links, and stories to help schools engage with their parents, families, and whānau to support the learning of te reo Māori in both the school and home environment.

Virtual field trip: Opera – put on a show!


This is an opportunity for students to experience the build up to a performance of the world-famous opera, Madame Butterfly.

Opera is a complex arts production which demands a professional level of event management. Many people are involved in planning, designing, and rehearsing to achieve a quality result.

 This opera virtual field trip, starting 21 July 2015,  is an opportunity to showcase how a production can be brought to fruition to excite its audience, with sumptuous costuming, international performers and stunning sets.

Consultation on Level 1 and 2 Refined Vocational Pathways and Level 3 Development


Consultation material and information related to both Level 1 and 2 refined Vocational Pathways and Level 3 development is now open, and can be found online. Feedback can be provided using forms on the webpage.

Consultation for the refined Levels 1 and 2 Vocational Pathways will close on the 22nd July 2015.

Consultation on Level 3 development will close on the 31st July 2015.

Registrations open for Term 3 OTJ workshops


Registrations are now open for the new series of OTJ workshops to be held around the country in Term 3.

The workshops are free of charge, funded by the Ministry of Education, and are being held across all regions.

The full-day workshops on reading and writing will support teachers using National Standards to use quality moderation practices and make valid and reliable OTJs of student progress and achievement.

Find details and registration links here.