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Wellbeing@School student survey free of charge until December 2018


The Wellbeing@School student survey is now free of charge until December 2018. 

The Wellbeing@school survey has been designed to help schools identify how different aspects of school life contribute to a safe and caring environment that deters bullying. 

Gathering data also provides a baseline for monitoring outcomes over time. 

You can sign up for the free Wellbeing@School student survey and find out more about the toolkit here. 

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.

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.

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. 

ERO: Improvement in Action Te Ahu Whakamua videos for schools


Education Review Office (ERO) has released a series of online resources showcasing schools that are making a significant difference for their learners.  

This collection of videos and publications Improvement in Action | Te Ahu Whakamua shows aspects of practice that have been effective in improving learner outcomes in each school context, and is intended to support schools in their internal evaluation and improvement efforts.  

The videos capture the perspectives and voices of children and young people, parents, teachers and leaders, and bring to life ERO School Evaluation Indicators released last year.

Education Outside the Classroom (EOTC) Guidelines updated


The Education Outside the Classroom (EOTC) Guidelines – Bringing the Curriculum Alive have been updated to align with changes in legislation. 

Schools are encouraged to replace any printed copies of the old guidelines with the new updated version, and associated templates and sample forms. 

The EOTC safety management plan policy and procedures template, and sample forms will help schools refine their systems for EOTC management and meet their legal and good practice responsibilities.

The new tool kit contains 18 sample forms compared with 32 forms in the old kete.

Universal Design for Learning guide on Inclusive Education


The Universal Design for Learning (UDL) guide has been revised to include much more depth and many more practical illustrations of UDL in a NZ context. This guide will help teachers to:

  • flexibly design their classroom programme in ways that work for everyone
  • identify and proactively address any barriers to learning
  • realise the vision of the NZC and deliver on the principle of Inclusion
  • design respectful, inclusive environments where everyone is learning and achieving and diversity is seen as a source of strength. 

Electoral Commission resources


The Electoral Commission's Kids Voting programme and curriculum aligned Your Voice, Your Choice teaching units support civics education in schools.

The teaching units are aligned with Levels 3 to 5 of the the New Zealand Curriculum and Level 5 of Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.

Kids Voting 2017 provides schools with resources to run their own mock elections in September when the General Elections are held.

It's All Good


The Commerce Commission has produced an animated series to help New Zealand consumers know their rights.

Each episode focuses on a common situation that many New Zealanders will find themselves in, such as getting a loan, buying a car, or being visited by a door to door salesperson.

View the episodes and additional resources from the Commerce Commission website