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Change coming for PaCT and TWA users

Change coming for PaCT and TWA users


If your school uses the Progress and Consistency Tool (PaCT) or Te Waharoa Ararau (TWA) you will soon have the option to have your settings aligned to the National Curriculum as opposed to National Standards and Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori.

On 28 May, updated versions of the PaCT and TWA tools will be released. The changes will align judgements to all five levels of the curriculum for The New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga O Aotearoa respectively.

This enhancement is part of how the Ministry is supporting teachers, kaiako, and education leaders with tools to help all students progress and achieve against the curriculum.

More information is available on the Ministry of Education's website: Enhancements planned for the tools that help teachers and kaiako understand student progress

Consumer protection school resources - Years 11 and 12


Resources to support Year 11 (NCEA Level 1) and Year 12 (NCEA level 2) have been added to the suite of Consumer Protection school resources.

Find out more...

Science Learning Hub - resources with te reo Māori


The Science Learning Hub has a small selection of resources that have been translated into te reo Māori, and a number of resources that are part te reo Māori and part English.

If you’re looking for resources with Māori content – such as mātauranga Māori or kaitiakitanga – go to Resources with Māori content.

Primary Science Week 14th–18th May 2018


The New Zealand Association of Primary Science Educators website has suggestions, resources, helpful websites, and competitions to help schools take part in Primary Science Week.

The theme for this year's Primary Science Week is Eco-Champions.

New Zealand Music Month May 2018


Music month provides an opportunity to highlight New Zealand music and support students' musical talents at your school.

It also provides a useful context for students to develop understandings in several learning areas. 

This NZ Curriculum Online resource page is packed with ideas on how you can celebrate New Zealand Music Month with your students and communities. 

New Zealand Sign Language Week 7–13 May 2018


This year’s NZSL Week theme is ‘NZSL is for Everyone’.

NZSL Week raises awareness of New Zealand’s Deaf community and provides a platform for Deaf people to proudly promote their language and culture. 

This page from NZ Curriculum Online suggests ideas, resources, and tools to help schools get involved. 

Techweek 19–27 May 2018


'A festival of innovation that's good for the world'.

 Techweek celebrates New Zealand’s fast growing technology and innovation sectors and raises awareness of the need for greater ICT skills and a "tech-savvy" culture for everyone.

This events page from NZ Curriculum Online offers ideas on how schools can get involved in Techweek NZ.

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.