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NZ Maths: Take this


This collection of resources is based on the idea that you can 'take something' and use it as a context to capture the interest of students. Each Take This is a single page of springboard ideas designed to flexibly connect mathematics across the strands.

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Safer Internet Day


Safer Internet Day (SID) is a global event which is celebrated annually on the 10th of February. This year’s global theme is “Let’s create a better internet together” which acknowledges that a safe responsible use of digital technology is a shared responsibility. A number of Government and non-Government organisations across New Zealand are celebrating SID. 

To highlight SID the Ministry is promoting the release of a guide to schools called Digital Technology– safe and responsible use in schools. This guide was developed by Online Safety Advisory Group (previously Cyberbullying Advisory Group), a subgroup of the cross-sector Bullying Prevention Advisory Group (BPAG).   

More information about other activities supporting Safer Internet Day in New Zealand can be found here http://www.netsafe.org.nz/safer-internet-day/

Term one professional development e-newsletters now available


Secondary student achievement facilitators send regular e-newsletters to NZ secondary middle leaders.

These newsletters include information about upcoming regional workshops and cluster sessions, guidelines for effective teaching and learning strategies, the latest information on standards alignment, links to resources and readings, and feedback from national moderators.

Waitangi Day – how will you commemorate?


This resource page is packed with ideas and links to help you celebrate Waitangi Day with your students and the wider community. The page also provides support for schools to use the Treaty of Waitangi principle as a foundation of curriculum decision making. 

Virtual Great Walker competition


Teachers, kura māhita, home school parents, club leaders – find out about The Virtual Great Walker competition running in Term 1, 2015! Your group or class could win an ultimate Great Walks experience!

New Zealand's nine Great Walks pass through some of this country’s most special places. These tracks might be a long way from home, so what if you could ‘imagine’ you were on a Great Walk? DOC and Air New Zealand have joined forces to bring the Great Walks directly to you through the Virtual Great Walker competition.

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Mutukaroa: A landmark learning partnership


Share the news about the new Mutukaroa website. It has information about the Mutukaroa project, it's background, and how it works for schools, parents, coordinators, and teachers working together to improve the literacy and numeracy progress of students in years 1–3. It also has links to downloadable funding application forms, stories of success, and answers to frequently asked questions about Mutukaroa.

Boys will learn like boys


A group of North Shore schools has become an example of how sector-wide partnerships can be powerful in bringing about positive change in boys’ learning and engagement.

Youth Guarantee Website has had a makeover!


The Youth Guarantee website has been refreshed, making it more modern and easier to navigate. Here are some of the new developments on the homepage:  

  • An opening blurb which describes what Youth Guarantee is all about.
  • Resources split up by our work streams appear at the top of the page.
  • The "Latest News" section appears at the top of the page.
  • Instead of having columns for students, employers and education providers, we now have cool drop down menus.
  • The fonts throughout the website have been updated 

Check it out here!

Chinese New Year 2015


Chinese New Year, the most important celebration in the Chinese calendar, takes place this year from 19 February. This resource page provides ideas and resources to help you plan programmes of learning around this event.

New resources for Connected 2014


Connected 2014 Google Slides and Google Drive are now available to accompany the recently published 2014 teacher support material (TSM). The focus in this issue of Connected is on the Nature of Science strand of the curriculum and the science capability: Use evidence to support ideas.
The resources have been published on the following pages: