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New Zealand Sign Language Week


New Zealand Sign Language Week takes place this year between 12 and 18 May. This resource page provides ideas and resources that teachers and students can use to get involved.

New Zealand Sign Language Week - free taster classes


To celebrate NZSL Week 2014 (12–18 May), Deaf Aotearoa is giving schools, healthcare professionals, businesses, and organisations the opportunity to get a taste of NZSL in free 45 minute taster classes.  

Register for a free class using the online registration form here

LEARNZ virtual field trip – Harbours and estuaries 27 May 2014


Journey with your class to the eastern Bay of Plenty to explore the historical richness and biodiversity of Ōhiwa Harbour.
This trip will enable your students to make comparisons with other coastal areas they know about, and fits well with big ideas like conservation, whakapapa, identity, communities, environments, and taonga.
Find out more...

Sāmoa Language Week / Vaiaso o le gagana Sāmoa 25–31 May 2014


Tālofa lava! Afio mai! Sāmoa Language Week / Vaiaso o le gagana Sāmoa takes place this year between 25 and 31 May. The theme for 2014 is Taofi mau i au measina / Hold fast to your treasures. This theme highlights the value of gagana Sāmoa and the importance of keeping the language alive. 

Ideas and resources to help you get involved are on NZC Online

Anzac Day - Lest we forget


This collection of ideas and resources provides an opportunity for students to develop key competencies, explore values such as respect and honour, and examine the social science concepts of identity, continuity, and change.

Future of the online exemplars


The Ministry of Education would like your feedback and recommendations about the future of the online exemplars that pre-date the 2007 New Zealand Curriculum on TKI. 

The Ministry is currently engaged in a long term work programme to provide exemplary material for teachers and is considering the options of removing these non-aligned exemplars entirely, or retaining them as they are.

Please complete this short survey (3 questions)The survey will be accessible until the end of Term 1. The Ministry will then gather the results and action your recommendations within the weeks following.

Anzac Day collection 2014


NZ On Screen's Anzac Day Collection 2014 brings together over 50 titles covering New Zealanders at war. Documentaries and films tell stories of human cost, heroism, and kinship. Each title raises fundamental questions about our identity.

Ministry of Education scheduled outage over Easter.

Ministry of Education scheduled outage over Easter


The Ministry of Education is improving its IT infrastructure over Easter weekend (5pm Thursday 17th April until 8am Tuesday 22nd April) to coincide with the school holidays and reduce any disruption to you. Sector applications that may be impacted during this outage include ENROL, e-asTTle, TKI Digistore, and TKI Portal (Kete & Homepage).

We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please contact the MoE Contact Centre if you have any queries.

Phone: MoE Contact Centre on 0800 422 599
Email:  MOE.ContactCentre@minedu.govt.nz

The Amazing Place exhibition


In 2013 over 7000 Canterbury students took part in the Amazing Place design competitions, contributing their ideas for Christchurch central city rebuild. ECE – Year 6 children were asked to design “the world’s best playground” and Year 7 – 13 students were challenged to design a major development within the central city that would help make Christchurch amazing.The results of these two competitions  form part of a free interactive, multi-media exhibition that is on the Wellington Waterfront until Thursday 24 April.  Opening hours are 10am – 5pm, 7 days.You can also see the winning entries hereFind out more...  

School portal: Connecting schools with police services


Find out from the NZ Police School Portal how schools, parents, students, and police can work together to achieve educational and community safety goals