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Accessing Centrally-Funded PLD


Further advice from the Ministry of Education on applying for centrally-funded PLD for 2017. You will be able to apply for PLD every term starting in term 4 2016.

International Languages Week 15 August–21 August 2016


International Languages Week takes place this year between 15 August and 21 August.
This special week provides an opportunity to showcase and promote languages and cultures in your school and communities. 
International Languages Week supports the curriculum principles of cultural diversity and inclusion, and provides a useful context for students to develop international capabilities.
This page from NZ Curriculum Online has ideas and links to resources to help you celebrate.

Latest level 2 and level 3 School Journals online


Engaging stories, articles, plays, and poems are now available online in the August 2016 level 2 and level 3 School Journals.Teacher support materials for these journals are also online.

Connected Learning Advisory: Term 3 webinars & workshops


Free one-day workshops

The Connected Learning Advisory is offering free one-day workshops for school leaders and leaders of digital technologies.
Explore effective ways to manage and plan how your school uses digital technologies for learning.

Workshops are being held in:

  • Whanganui – 23 August 2016
  • New Plymouth – 25 August 2016

Registration information »

Connected Learning Advisory term 3 webinars:

Register for these free webinars hosted by the Connected Learning Advisory:

Pasifika resources


Cook Island Māori language week is 31 July – 6 August. The theme for this year is Kia ariki au i toku tupuranga, ka ora uatu rai toku reo – To embrace my heritage, my language lives on.

For ideas, resources, and inspiration to help you learn and celebrate the languages of the Cook Islands with your school community go to the Resources page on Enabling e-Learning.

Future focused learning and the Olympics


The first part of this blog focuses on framing meaningful inquiries for students that foster the development of 21st century skills.

The second part highlights a range of rich, future-focused learning opportunities based around the Olympic Games, including online tools such as quadblogging, wonder walls, answer gardens, and Mystery Skype to help students connect and collaborate across the world.

Olympic Games 2016


The wickED website has a rich collection of teaching ideas and student learning activities to support the theme of the Olympic Games.

School Journals featuring the Olympic Games


Check your school's resource room for this selection of School Journal resources that explore connections to the Olympic Games.

Cook Islands Māori Language Week / Te epetoma o te reo Māori Kuki Airani, 31 July–6 August


Cook Islands Māori Language Week / Te epetoma o te reo Māori Kuki Airani takes place this year from 31 July to 6 August.

This resource page from NZ Curriculum Online provides ideas, resources, and inspiration to help you learn and celebrate the languages of the Cook Islands with your school community.

Hou mai: Discovering Maōri medium education


If you are considering the benefits of a Māori education for your whānau, we invite you to enter this whare kōrero. It is a house of opinion and discussion that we hope inspires you.

These 26 short video messages are for parents who are perhaps unsure about what Māori education for their children might mean. It is for those who are interested but not yet convinced that such an education will address their own family needs.