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Pūtātara: A Call to Action


Pūtātara: A Call to Action is a new curriculum resource for years 7–10.

Pūtātara promotes sustainability and global citizenship through inquiry learning using tūrangawaewae, kaitiakitanga and whakapuāwai as pou arahi.

It provides tools for schools, teachers, and learners to engage with sustainability and global citizenship in their own settings, and encourages learners to actively engage with activities that incorporate real world problems within their communities. 

Pūtātara also aligns with The New Zealand Curriculum by encouraging schools and teachers to collaborate with whānau, iwi, industries, councils, and stakeholders.

Tapasā video resources


Go to the Tapasā resources section of the Teachers Council website for new Tapasā video resources.

Each video has conversation starters, supplementary resources, and subtitles to build teachers' confidence in using Tapasā to engage with Pacific learners.

The Quality Practice Template – Cross Sector Examples for a QPT using a Tapasā lens is also included.

Learning Support Study Awards and Scholarships


The Ministry of Education supports teachers and specialists to develop their skills in working with children and young people with additional learning needs.

The Ministry offers Learning Support study awards for teachers in early learning services and schools, as well as scholarships to support people undertaking specific specialist courses.

Applications are open for up to 180 Learning Support study awards.

These awards and scholarships help ensure the ongoing availability of a workforce with the appropriate specialist skills, knowledge, and qualifications to support children and young people with additional learning needs.

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Digital Readiness Programme | Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko


All schools and kura can access the Digital Readiness Programme | Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko to help them implement the new Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko curriculum content into their school curriculum or marau-a-kura.

Visit the Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko website and register today.

You can choose to do online pīkau / toolkits, attend meetups around New Zealand, or take part in an online community of practice. There’s also an online Digital Leaders / Pā Pouahi course to support curriculum leaders with change management tips and ideas.

Voices of Young People report


The Voices of Young People report is available on the Kōrero Mātauranga website, along with other findings from last year’s Education Conversation | Kōrero Mātauranga.

Over 1,900 young people aged 5–18 gave their views to help shape the future of education in New Zealand.

Voices of Young People Report [PDF 749KB]

Voices of Young People Summary [PDF 300KB]

TeachNZ study awards, sabbaticals, and study support grants


Applications for study awards and study support grants for educators are now open for 2020.

More information, including the application deadlines for 2019, can be found on the TeachNZ website.

Awards for gifted learners or groups of learners, and learners with exceptional abilities


As part of the package of support for gifted education, submissions are open for the October round of awards for gifted learners.

The twice-yearly awards have three categories: early learning, primary, and secondary awards.

The awards are for learners or groups of learners who identify as gifted or have exceptional abilities.

They are designed to support learners to take part in something they’re really interested in, challenging and extending them and supporting their overall wellbeing.

Submissions opened on 26 July and close on 30 August. Awards will be announced on 31 October.

In the last round, a wide range of interests were supported including robotics, music, problem-solving, languages, and science research.

For more information, visit TKI's Gifted Learners website

Cook Islands Language Week / Te epetoma o te reo Māori Kuki Airani 4–10 August 2019


The annual Epetoma o te reo Māori Kūki ’Āirani: Cook Islands Language Week is being held from 4–10 August 2019.

New Zealand Curriculum Online lists resources and ideas for celebrating and learning about the rich language and culture of the Cook Islands.

Technology Online webinar: Tahi Rua Toru Tech! | NZ’s Digital Challenge in the classroom

Technology Online webinar: Tahi Rua Toru Tech! | NZ’s Digital Challenge in the classroom


Come along and hear Joy Keene (project lead), Mel Sutton from Clyde Quay School and Megan Connolly from Arahoe School talk about how they are using the digital challenge to help students develop their knowledge of digital technologies within the technology learning area.

At the webinar, there will also be time for you to ask Joy, Megan, and Mel your questions about the digital challenge.

 Register here

Do you understand the changes to NCEA?

Do you understand the changes to NCEA?


In May, the Minister of Education announced the changes to NCEA that will strengthen the qualification for all our young people.

The Ministry of Education is running 26 regional hui that are open to anyone wanting to learn more about the changes: 

  • What did we hear from New Zealanders last year that led to the changes?
  • Key things you need to know about the changes
  • How will the changes impact and benefit students, teachers and kaiako, parents and whānau, and the wider community?
  • When will the changes happen?

>> Register now for an event in your region.

The workshops will run from 6.30-8.30pm and catering will be provided. All ages welcome.

For more information about the changes visit the Education Conversation | Kōrero Mātauranga website.