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Secondary schools in 2018: Findings from the NZCER national survey


Key findings from NZCER’s latest survey of secondary schools, conducted in August and September 2018. NZCER has carried out these surveys every 3 years since 2003, providing a comprehensive national picture of what is happening in our schools, how things have changed over time, and the impact of policy changes. They also give insights into how teachers, principals, trustees, and parents and whānau experience New Zealand's secondary education system.

TeachNZ scholarships 2019


Applications for 2019 TeachNZ scholarships are now open for the third and final time, closing 14 June 2019. There are still places available for the following scholarships:

2019 TeachNZ Science, Technology and Maths Secondary

• 2019 TeachNZ Māori Medium (Primary) and Te Reo Māori (Secondary or Wharekura)

2019 TeachNZ Career Changer Scholarships

Visit the TeachNZ website for more information. If you have any questions about these scholarships email TeachNZ.Admin@education.govt.nz or call 0800 165 225.

Samoan Language Week / Vaiaso o le Gagana Sāmoa 26 May–1 June 2019


Samoan Language Week / Vaiaso o le Gagana Sāmoa is being held this year from Sunday 26 May to Saturday 1 June to celebrate the identity, language, and culture of students from Sāmoa and students whose families are from Sāmoa.

This page from New Zealand Curriculum Online links to a range of resources and suggestions to help you get involved.

Technology Online webinar: Interdisciplinary product design, materials technology, and applied chemistry. 15 May, 3.45 pm–4.45 pm

Technology Online webinar: Interdisciplinary product design, materials technology, and applied chemistry. 15 May, 3.45 pm–4.45 pm


Come along on Wednesday, 15 May, 3.45 pm – 4.45 pm to hear Julie Clement (HOD Technology, Wellington Girls' College) and Paul Holmes (Assistant HOD Science/Chemistry, Wellington Girls' College ) talk about the work they have been doing together developing a programme of learning that integrates materials technology, scholarship, and applied chemistry.  

At the webinar, there will also be time for you to ask Julie and Paul your questions about their programme.

Register here

New Zealand Music Month May 2019


New Zealand Curriculum Online's resource page has a rich collection of links to classroom ideas, teaching resources, and activities to help you celebrate New Zealand Music Month with your students.

New Zealand Music Month provides a useful context for students to develop understandings in several learning areas. 

New Zealand Sign Language Week 6–12 May 2019


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 links to opportunities, activities, and resources to support schools and communities to learn about New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL).

This year’s NZSL Week theme is ‘My Language, My Place’.

Bullying Free NZ Week 13–17 May 2019


Bullying Free NZ Week provides an opportunity to raise awareness of bullying behaviour and promote what schools are doing to become bullying free.

This page from NZ Curriculum Online includes resources, ideas, and stories to help students, staff, parents, whānau, trustees, and communities work together to create a positive school culture and prevent bullying behaviour.

This year’s theme is ‘Whakanuia Tōu Āhua Ake! Celebrating Being Us!’ which encourages students to celebrate what makes them unique – such as talents, interests, appearance, disability, culture, race, gender, or sexuality – and encourages schools to build environments where everyone is welcome, safe, and free from bullying.

Recovery and wellbeing advice after the Christchurch attack


A collection of wellbeing resources developed to support the response and recovery following the 15 March incident in Christchurch is now available in one place on the Ministry of Education's website, for schools to share with their community as needed.

Digital technologies questions and answers


On this page you can find answers to the most common questions educators have been asking about digital technologies within the revised technology learning area.

What"s changed? How do we get started? How do we continue? What's mandated?

Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko Digital Readiness – free workshops


Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko will be in your region offering free workshops to support teachers, kaiako, and leaders to better understand and implement the revised DT & HM curricula content.

Find out more and register at https://ahikaroa.kiatakatu.ac.nz/