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Boys will learn like boys


A group of North Shore schools has become an example of how sector-wide partnerships can be powerful in bringing about positive change in boys’ learning and engagement.

Youth Guarantee Website has had a makeover!


The Youth Guarantee website has been refreshed, making it more modern and easier to navigate. Here are some of the new developments on the homepage:  

  • An opening blurb which describes what Youth Guarantee is all about.
  • Resources split up by our work streams appear at the top of the page.
  • The "Latest News" section appears at the top of the page.
  • Instead of having columns for students, employers and education providers, we now have cool drop down menus.
  • The fonts throughout the website have been updated 

Check it out here!

Chinese New Year 2015


Chinese New Year, the most important celebration in the Chinese calendar, takes place this year from 19 February. This resource page provides ideas and resources to help you plan programmes of learning around this event.

New resources for Connected 2014


Connected 2014 Google Slides and Google Drive are now available to accompany the recently published 2014 teacher support material (TSM). The focus in this issue of Connected is on the Nature of Science strand of the curriculum and the science capability: Use evidence to support ideas.
The resources have been published on the following pages:

TSM for Connected 2014 now available


Connected promotes scientific, technological, and mathematical literacy so that students can engage in a critical and informed manner with real-life science and technology related issues and authentic, context-based mathematical explorations.

TSM for most of the articles is available, with additional digital content coming in 2015.

Advisory Group on Early Learning


The Minister of Education has established an Advisory Group on Early Learning. The group will consider ways to ensure a successful learning pathway for children from early childhood education through into the first years of school, and to strengthen the implementation of the early childhood education curriculum framework, Te Whāriki.



This blog focuses on transitions, an important component of the coherence principle. It provides questions, resources, tools, practical advice, and stories to help you ensure positive transitions for your students and their families.

Modern learning environment (MLE) case studies and factsheets


Schools around the country are embarking on new and innovative teaching and learning approaches to respond to the major shifts in the use of technologies and the way students are learning.

Reporting to parents – more new resources


Assessment Online has added new resources on Reporting to Parents. You can find real reporting examples from schools here.

We've got examples from a range of schools:

Also check out the complete framework for effective information sharing, underpinning the approach to Reporting to Parents signalled in the new resources now available.

Waitangi 175


A new website Waitangi 175 has been launched to commemorate 175 years since the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi next year. The site will enable teachers, principals, boards, and their communities to develop a range of teaching and learning programmes that can link to New Zealand's history, civics, citizenship, and nationhood. Schools will also be able to share what they are doing to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi.