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Commonwealth Games: 4 -15 April 2018


The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games take place between Wednesday 4 April and Sunday 15 April.

New Zealand Curriculum Online has a collection of teaching ideas and resources to help you learn about and celebrate the Commonwealth Games with your school and community.

Technology Online: Snapshots for Digital Technologies levels 6–8

Technology Online: Snapshots for Digital Technologies levels 6–8


Technology Online has snapshots for computational thinking, and designing and developing digital technologies:

Computational thinking: Progress outcomes, exemplars, and snapshots

Designing and developing digital outcomes: Progress outcomes, exemplars, and snapshots

The snapshots illustrate the progress outcomes that span years 11–13 by highlighting aspects of students' expertise at that point on the learning progression.

Teaching Strategies that work - Mathematics


This 2018 Education Review Office (ERO) report is one of a series of reports on teaching strategies that work.

It features strategies and approaches that ERO observed in 40 primary schools selected from across New Zealand. 

The report includes both long-term and short-term strategies to improve mathematics learning and achievement.

Grow Your Own: edible garden competition; teaching and learning resource


Soil, Food and Society is launching Grow Your Own, an edible garden competition for primary and intermediate schools, enviro' groups, and agricultural clubs.

Enter here to be in to win $500 worth of garden centre vouchers!

Entries opened on 26th February and close on 23rd March 2018.

A free online teaching resource for years 5-8 is also available.

The resource explores three interconnected areas - Plants are Earth's engine; Our food garden; and The chain in my lunch box.

National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement - vacancies for teacher assessors


Applications are NOW OPEN for Teacher Assessors with a focus on Mathematics and Statistics, and/or Social Studies to administer assessments in Social Studies and Maths to Year 4 and Year 8 students for the National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) in Term 3 2018.

Information for applicants and an application form are available from this page.

Applications close: Monday 26th March, 2018.

Technology Online webinar: Introducing the learning progressions for digital technologies

Technology Online webinar: Introducing the learning progressions for digital technologies


Wednesday 14 March, 3.45 pm – 4.45 pm

Come along and hear Catherine Johnson (Lead facilitator) discuss the new learning progressions for digital technologies:

  • What they are
  • How they are embedded within technology and The New Zealand Curriculum
  • What supports and information are available for teachers

There will also be time for a question and answer section.

Register here for the webinar

This webinar is useful for teachers who will be involved in implementing the new learning progressions for technology in digital technologies, including:

  • classroom teachers in primary and secondary
  • technology lead teachers
  • syndicate leaders
  • heads of technology departments/learning areas/faculties
  • digital technologies teachers

Census 2018


The next census is on Tuesday 6 March 2018.

New Zealand Curriculum Online has a collection of teaching ideas and resources to help you learn about the census with your school and community.

Consumer Protection school resources


These resources for years 4–10 consist of teaching and learning plans and interactive case scenarios that aim to equip students with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values to be informed and confident consumers.

At each level the resources explore consumer protection within a different context:

Years 4–6 focuses on toys and games

Years 7–8 focuses on mobile phones 

Years 9-10 focuses on consumer protection laws in both national and global settings.

2018 Census Primary and Intermediate schools' resources


Stats NZ has produced these 2018 Census Support Resources to support the online census being held in in February/March. They include resources for primary and intermediate schools in English and te reo Māori.

The activities provide students with opportunities to learn more about the census by seeing the relevance of the data generated in their own lives, and by being able to talk about data and the census at school and at home.

Hītori Māori - Ngā kōrero o nehe: Māori history in the school curriculum


These materials have been developed to assist teachers to implement Te Takanga o te Wā Māori History in Aotearoa New Zealand: Teaching Guidelines for Years 1-8.