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Anzac Day resources


New Zealand Curriculum Online has a collection of classroom ideas and resources to help your students develop deeper understandings about Anzac Day.

Supporting school maths


Families and whānau can support classroom maths at home with this selection of resources from nzmaths website.

Resources include an introductory video,  maths tips by year level, number knowledge activities, and more.

Bullying-Free NZ Week 14-18 May 2018


Bullying-Free NZ Week runs from 14-18 May 2018

The theme this year is "Let's talk about it!" to encourage conversations between children, young people and the adults around them and to get the whole community talking about the issue.

Download the free 2018 school activity pack and find out about other resources for schools from this page of the Ministry of Education's website.

A competition has also been designed for children and young people to create, develop, and promote bullying prevention messages through creative media, in line with this year’s theme.

Find out about the competition from the Bullying-Free NZ website.

Closing date for competition entries is Friday, 1 June 2018. 

Invitation to Learning Support services hui - Ruawai and Dargaville

Invitation to Learning Support services hui - Ruawai and Dargaville


Invitation to discuss Learning Support services (previously known as Special Education) with the Ministry of Education.

This is an opportunity to suggest how the Ministry can make changes to Learning Support
services to make it work better for children and young people.

Ruawai:  4th April 2018, Ruawai Primary School 5.30pm–7.30pm

Dargaville: 10th April 2018, Dargaville Early Years Hub 1.00pm–3.00pm

Dargaville: 12th April 2018, Dargaville Early Years Hub 5.30pm–7.30pm

See more details, and RSVP on the invitation document.

Read information about the new Learning Support Model for discussion.

 Technology Online webinar: NCEA level 1 digital technologies standards

Technology Online webinar: NCEA level 1 digital technologies standards


Wednesday 28 March, 3.45 pm – 4.45 pm

Come along and hear Julie McMahon (HOD Technology, St Hilda's Collegiate School) and John Creighton (HOF Technology, Burnside High School) discuss these revised assessment tools and how they can be utilised in programmes of learning. 

There will also be time for a question and answer section.

Register here

Commonwealth Games: 4 -15 April 2018


The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games take place between Wednesday 4 April and Sunday 15 April.

New Zealand Curriculum Online has a collection of teaching ideas and resources to help you learn about and celebrate the Commonwealth Games with your school and community.

Technology Online: Snapshots for Digital Technologies levels 6–8

Technology Online: Snapshots for Digital Technologies levels 6–8


Technology Online has snapshots for computational thinking, and designing and developing digital technologies:

Computational thinking: Progress outcomes, exemplars, and snapshots

Designing and developing digital outcomes: Progress outcomes, exemplars, and snapshots

The snapshots illustrate the progress outcomes that span years 11–13 by highlighting aspects of students' expertise at that point on the learning progression.

Teaching Strategies that work - Mathematics


This 2018 Education Review Office (ERO) report is one of a series of reports on teaching strategies that work.

It features strategies and approaches that ERO observed in 40 primary schools selected from across New Zealand. 

The report includes both long-term and short-term strategies to improve mathematics learning and achievement.

Grow Your Own: edible garden competition; teaching and learning resource


Soil, Food and Society is launching Grow Your Own, an edible garden competition for primary and intermediate schools, enviro' groups, and agricultural clubs.

Enter here to be in to win $500 worth of garden centre vouchers!

Entries opened on 26th February and close on 23rd March 2018.

A free online teaching resource for years 5-8 is also available.

The resource explores three interconnected areas - Plants are Earth's engine; Our food garden; and The chain in my lunch box.

National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement - vacancies for teacher assessors


Applications are NOW OPEN for Teacher Assessors with a focus on Mathematics and Statistics, and/or Social Studies to administer assessments in Social Studies and Maths to Year 4 and Year 8 students for the National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) in Term 3 2018.

Information for applicants and an application form are available from this page.

Applications close: Monday 26th March, 2018.