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Inclusive Practice and the School Curriculum


Inclusive Practice and the School Curriculum is an online resource for teachers and leaders in New Zealand English-medium school settings.

It has been developed to build professional knowledge and create a shared understanding of inclusive practice within the New Zealand Curriculum.

It is anticipated that providers of PLD will draw on the resource as they work in and with schools to develop effective and inclusive teaching and learning programmes.

Anzac Day resource page


Use this Anzac Day resource page to help plan learning activities around this significant national day.

The page offers a rich array of classroom ideas and links to support students to gain insights and understandings.

Latest Junior Journal and School Journal Story Library audio and TSMs available


Audio files and teacher support materials are now available on Literacy Online for Junior Journal 52 and School Journal Story Library 2016 texts Breathless and Diary of a Wild Boy.

Maintenance of the Vocational Pathways


To ensure that the Vocational Pathways remain current and relevant we are carrying out a minor update for 2016.

This means expired standards and qualifications can be removed and newly registered standards and qualifications can be considered for inclusion.

Submissions are being received for any proposed inclusion of standards and qualifications into the Vocational Pathways. 

You have until the 18th April to make a submission.

Find out more from this page on the Youth Guarantee website.

Student Management System Workshops


The Ministry’s Student Information Sharing Initiative (SISI) is working with the sector to resolve  the challenge of easily accessing and sharing information that schools, students, and caregivers need.

Following sector feedback requesting professional learning support on the use of student management systems (SMS), the Connected Learning Advisory—Te Ara Whītiki is running a series of half-day workshops throughout Term 2 on behalf of the Ministry of Education.

These workshops are free of charge and are being held in 30 regional locations. These workshops will be useful to senior leaders in all schools and kura, regardless of the SMS you use.

You can register here for a workshop in your area.

Read more about the Student Information Sharing Initiative here in this Education Gazette article.

Choosing the right digital device


Choosing the right digital devices for your school can be a challenge. There are many devices to choose from with different specifications, prices, and functionality.

The Connected Learning Advisory (CLA) can support you in the decision-making process and has produced a guide to help you: Choosing the right digital device.

CLA also hosted a webinar on this topic where contributors shared their experiences with digital device choices in school.

View the webinar and find out more....

ERO resources to help schools improve student wellbeing


The Education Review Office (ERO) has released two new publications about supporting the wellbeing of children and young people at school:

Wellbeing for success: a resource for schools

Wellbeing for success: effective practice

Together these reports will help you to better promote and respond to learners’ wellbeing.

Wellbeing for success: effective practice gives you examples of what works and why.

Wellbeing for success: a resource for schools helps to evaluate and improve student wellbeing. The resource builds on ERO's previous work and complements the School Evaluation Indicators published in May 2015. 

2016 e-asTTle workshops now available


e-asTTle workshops for 2016 are now available for registration. These workshops are funded by the Ministry of Education, and are run across the country.

Find out more...