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Te Whāriki Online newsletter


Te Whāriki Online offers information, resources, and support for all educators working with Te Whāriki.

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You can also read the newsletter in the Te Whāriki Online newsletter archive.

Newsletters are published twice a term.

Digital Technology Professional Supports - What's right for you?


Applications for Digital Technologies & Hangarau Matihiko PLD are open and a National Allocation Panel will make decisions in the first week of March. 

For more information about the professional support, the Ministry has developed a guide to help you identify the kinds of support that will best meet the ‘readiness level’ of your school or kura.

View the professional support guide and information for Digital Technologies here and for Hangarau Matihiko here and also access the online application forms for PLD.

For assistance, email digi.tech@education.govt.nz 

Commonwealth Games – Gold Coast 2018


The 21st Commonwealth Games are in April, 2018. 

The New Zealand Olympic Committee has Physical Education and Social Studies teaching and learning resources available free from the NZOC website

Learn about the sports at the Gold Coast, past NZ heroes, and the history of the Games. 

Chinese New Year


This year Chinese New Year is celebrated from Friday 16 February.

A resource page from New Zealand Curriculum Online provides ideas and resources to help you plan programmes of learning around this event. 

Waitangi Day – how will you commemorate?


A page of ideas and links to help you commemorate Waitangi Day with your students and the wider community.

Includes links to a Waitangi Day Pinterest board, online audio and video resources, School Journal articles, historical information, teaching resources, and more. 

Schools can also consider how the Treaty of Waitangi principle can be used as a foundation for curriculum decision making.

Write Our World - Multicultural e-books by kids for kids


Write Our World is a new social enterprise that promotes multicultural literacy and global citizenship through ebook authoring with youth worldwide.

Students can read from and publish to an interactive library of ebooks created by students from all over the world.

Watch the video to find out more:

Write-Our-World-2016 (MP4 33MB)

You can sign up for the free trial at http://writeourworld.org/

Digital technologies curriculum support


Information, professional learning opportunities, resources, case studies, exemplars, and innovative ideas to support the revised digital technologies curriculum.

Using digital technologies to support Māori learners


This new guide provides information and examples demonstrating how you can use digital technologies to support Māori learners in your classroom. 

National Standards removed


The Government has announced that National Standards and Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori will be removed from 2018.

This change will better acknowledge the different ways and pace at which children learn, and support teachers to provide more learning opportunities based on what children already know and can do. 

Schools and kura will still be required to report to parents, at least twice a year, on their child’s progress and achievement, especially in the foundational learning areas of maths, reading, and writing. But schools and kura will no longer be required to use National Standards and Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori for this reporting.

Find out more about these changes and about the new reporting requirements.

Teaching approaches and strategies that work


This new report from the Education Review Office explores specific strategies that schools have used to improve achievement.