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News of February 2018

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/