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Niue Language Week 15–21 October 2017


This year the goal of Niue Language Week is “Ke fakamau, fakamanatu mo e fakaaoga tumau e Vagahau Niue”, that is, the maintenance, retention and development of Vagahau Niue (Niue language)."

This resource page from New Zealand Curriculum Online offers ideas and resources to help you celebrate Vagahau Niue Week with your students and school community.

Supporting LGBTIQA+ students


This online guide provides strategies and suggestions for supporting the inclusion and wellbeing of students who identify as sex, gender, or sexuality diverse (SGSD).

The strategies in this guide encompass a variety of initiatives, from school policies and guidelines, to learning experiences that acknowledge, value, and respect the diversity that exists within the school community.

Reading Recovery 2018


Updates and application for Reading Recovery 2018.

NEW! Oral language resources


The Ministry of Education has developed resources to support oral language awareness and learning for parents, schools, and early childhood centres.

The resources include two posters for schools and early childhood centres, and a pamphlet for parents.  
These resources form part of the Ministry’s response to the recent ERO Extending their language - Expanding their world. Children’s oral language (birth - 8 years) report

The resources are available on Literacy Online, and Te Whāriki under the Language and literacies in early childhood services section.

Digital Technologies and the national curriculum – what’s it all about?


This section of the enabling e-Learning website is updated regularly with new information about the Digital Technologies | Hangarau Matihiko curriculum which will be introduced to all schools in Term one 2018.

Spirit of Adventure - exploring hauora during a sailing adventure


On this virtual field trip (19-21 September 2017) you will join students from other schools on the 45m, three-masted barquentine Spirit of New Zealand! You will be part of a team to help sail the ship around the Hauraki Gulf as well as compete for the prestigious Spirit Trophy!
To prepare for this field trip, LEARNZ content will support inquiry into:

  • sailing
  • adventure and hauora (Taha wairua / spiritual well-being; taha hinengaro / mental and emotional well-being; taha tinana / physical well-being; and taha whānau / social well-being)
  • sailing ships
  • navigation
  • sailing terms and ideas
  • the Hauraki Gulf

Find out more...

Strengthening digital technologies


This new section on Technology Online provides stories about innovative ideas and resources for teaching and learning with digital technologies | hangarau matihiko. 

Māori Language week 11–17 September 2017


Kia ora te reo Māori is the theme for this year’s Māori Language Week 11–17 September.

This New Zealand Curriculum Online resource page offers ideas, links, and stories to help schools engage with their parents, families, and whānau to support the learning of te reo Māori in both the school and home environment.

NZCER study: Making a difference to student wellbeing


Schools can get practical ideas to enhance student wellbeing and lower levels of aggressive and bullying behaviours from a recently released NZCER report. 

‘Making a difference to student wellbeing’ analyses data from 400 schools that have used the Wellbeing@School online tools between 2013 and 2016. 

Read about the Making a difference research and link to the infographic report.

Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) resource: Te Ao Tūroa


This recently released cross-curricular resource from MPI looks at how 3 key interrelated systems – animal welfare, biosecurity, and food – support our primary industries.

Learning experiences for levels 1–5 of The New Zealand Curriculum are contextualised into one or more of the key interrelated systems and link to the learning areas of health and physical education, science, social studies, and technology.