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Armistice centenary - 11 November 2018


The Armistice centenary on 11 November 2018 will be marked in events and activities across the country. 

This website has information about activities, projects, and resources to help schools and communities be a part of this historic moment.

Diwali - festival of lights


Diwali, also known as Deepavali, or the Festival of Lights, is a five day long Hindu celebration, beginning this year on 7 November.

This page from New Zealand Curriculum Online has ideas, suggestions, and resources to help you celebrate Diwali with your school and community, affirm students’ different cultural identities, and incorporate their cultural contexts into teaching and learning programmes.  

Curriculum research reports


Research reports published in 2018 to support The New Zealand Curriculum. 

Technology Online webinar: Digital Ignition| Māpura Matihiko 24 October, 3.45 pm – 4.45 pm

Technology Online webinar: Digital Ignition| Māpura Matihiko 24 October, 3.45 pm – 4.45 pm


Technology Online webinar: Digital Ignition| Māpura Matihiko

Wednesday, 24 October, 3.45 pm – 4.45 pm

Register here

Come along and hear the team from the Karrikins Group talk about how the Digital Ignition | Māpura Matihiko programme is engaging years 3–8 students in an innovative approach to digital technologies.

For more information about the Digital Ignition | Māpura Matihiko project, see Digital technologies professional supports – Digital Technology for All Equity Fund.

Niue Language Week 14–20 October 2018


This special week gives speakers of Vagahau Niue the chance to be experts in the classroom, and allows whānau and the wider Niue community to see their language and culture being treasured in New Zealand schools.

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.

Updated Reading Recovery Application 2019


The Reading Recovery Application has been updated for 2019. 

Please complete and return your form via email to both your local Ministry office enquiries and your local Reading Recovery lead by Friday 16 November 2018.

TeachNZ scholarships


All TeachNZ Scholarships for 2019 are now open!

Find out which scholarship can support you on your path to being a great teacher and apply now online or by post.

Please complete your application by 26 October 2018 for it to be considered in the initial round of assessment.

You will be notified of your outcome by 29 November 2018.

You do not need to be enrolled in an approved teaching programme when applying for a scholarship, unless you are applying for a Kupe Scholarship, and part-time options are available. 

Please follow the links on the TeachNZ website to find out more about the scholarships available.

Full Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko professional support suite available


To help you get ready to teach the digital technologies content as part of your local curriculum from 2020, the Ministry of Education encourages schools and kura to take advantage of the full professional development suite on offer now. 

There are options available for the different needs of all school staff – some teachers might opt for Digital Fluency PLD, whilst others might choose Tailored DT & HM PLD (note the next round of tailored DT & HM PLD closes 5 October).

A useful starting point is the self-review tool on the Digital Readiness Programme Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko website.

Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko includes experts and resources, face to face coaching sessions with digital technologies specialists, online toolkits, and videos to help teachers gain more confidence in delivering the new curriculum content.

Find out more....

Aromatawai and Reporting Guidance


For Kura and Māori Medium Settings

As part of the Ministry’s ongoing support for kura and Maori medium settings, we have developed Aromatawai and Reporting Guidance for Kura and Māori medium Settings

The new guidance material provides information to assist and enhance kaiako understanding of ākonga learning and success, and guidance on reporting ākonga progress and achievement. 

The new guidance material uses the principles of Rukuhia Rarangahia to provide a solid foundation to assist kaiako enhance their understanding of ako and the aromatawai approach. This will help kaiako to assess how well ākonga are learning, and to examine how well the kura is supporting the community’s aspirations. 

The Aromatawai and Reporting Guidance for Kura and Māori medium settings guidance document will be available from the start of term 4 at  http://tmoa.tki.org.nz/Mataiako/Rukuhia-Rarangahia

Chinese Language Week 23–29 September 2018


New Zealand Chinese Language Week is an initiative aimed at encouraging New Zealanders to discover Chinese language and culture. 

This page from New Zealand Curriculum Online offers resources and stories to help you and your students get involved in New Zealand Chinese Language Week.

Includes useful links and ideas to support language learning and to explore Chinese culture.