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Haepapa – Effective Governance in Māori Medium


This online flip-book has been created to support the role of a school trustee working in Māori medium Level 1 and 2, immersion, bilingual units, and Kura ā-iwi.

The document will also assist trustees working in kura kaupapa Māori and other schools with a high proportion of Māori students.

A printable version (pdf) is available for download.

Professional learning and development – how will the new system work for me?


A new system of centrally-funded professional learning and development (PLD) comes into effect soon.

Two Education Gazette articles provide information on how the system will work and what schools need to do:

Professional learning and development – the story so far

How will the new system work for me?

Using digital technologies to support learning in a senior secondary context


This online guide has been developed by the Connected Learning Advisory to support school leaders and teachers in preparing for NZQA's extensive innovation programme for going digital, which will impact all senior secondary students.

The guide provides ideas, resources, and school stories illustrating how NZ secondary schools use digital technologies to extend and enhance learning in the NCEA years.

The guide has been produced in response to a number of specific queries from schools.

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and learning


Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and learning is a new guide on the Inclusive Education website.

This guide provides teachers with targeted strategies to meet the multi-faceted needs of students living with FASD.

FASD is a lifelong condition that affects brain structures, processes and functioning, and emotional regulation.

Technology Online survey


Can you help by completing this short survey about the video section of Technology Online? We value your feedback and the responses will be used to help guide the ongoing development of the website.

Technology Online survey

Conservation Week – September 10-18 2016


The theme for Conservation Week 2016 is 'Healthy Nature Healthy People', to encourage people to become aware of the link between a healthy natural environment and their own health.

The Department of Conservation website has many suggestions for joining in with events throughout the country, competitionsactivities at home, school, or in the community, and resources for teachers at all curriculum levels.

See NZ Curriculum Online for links to further resources and ideas for getting involved.

Tonga Language Week / Uike Kātoanga’i ‘o e Lea Faka-Tonga September 4–10 2016


Tonga Language Week / Uike Kātoanga’i ‘o e Lea Faka-Tonga takes place in 2016 from from 4 to 10 September. The theme for this year is ‘Fakakoloa ‘a Aotearoa ‘aki ‘a e Loto’i Tonga’ (Enriching Aotearoa with the Tongan Spirit).

This resource page from NZ Curriculum Online has links to ideas, resources, and inspiration to help you learn and celebrate Tongan language and culture with your school community.

Te Reo ā-Waha: He Aratohu mā te Pouako – Oral Literacy Teaching and Learning Materials


He rauemi matihiko tēnei e taea ai e te kaiako te whakapakari i te reo ā-waha o te ākonga mā ngā ngohe reo ā-waha me ngā ngohe whakarongo. Mā ngā ākonga kei ngā taumata 1–4 o Te Marautanga o Aotearoa me ngā whakaakoranga rūmaki reo Māori taumata 1–2 tēnei rauemi. E toru ngā kōwae ako mā ngā taumata e toru: Tau 1–3, Tau 4–6, me te Tau 7–8. E rima ngā ngohe mā ia taumata.

This is an online, digital teachers’ resource that aims to help students develop their oral language. It includes activities that focus on developing speaking and listening skills. This resource is intended for students at levels 1–4 of Te Marautanga o Aotearoa who are engaged in level 1–2 Māori language immersion education settings. The resource includes unit plans for three levels: Years 1–3, Years 4–6 and Years 7–8. 

Curriculum research reports


The research section of New Zealand Curriculum Online has been updated with the latest 2016 reports covering a number of curriculum areas. 

School Evaluation Indicators


These indicators replace the trial version from May 2015.

The School Evaluation Indicators: Effective practice for improvement and learner success is for schools to use for internal evaluation to identify practices that are working and practices that need to change in order to achieve equity and excellence.

ERO uses the School Evaluation Indicators in its external evaluation of schools.

If you have a review coming up in the next term and prepared for it using the trial indicators, they are still valid. However, by term 4, ERO expect schools to be using the final indicators.