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Online Teaching and Learning Programme for English Language Learners in Year 7-13


Your school/students may be eligible to participate in ELLINZ online (English Language Learning in New Zealand.)
ELLINZ online is a Ministry of Education programme designed to provide English language tuition to complement school provision for the target students.
Lessons are provided online by qualified ESOL teachers. Eligible participating schools are required to supply the necessary technology to access the online lessons, and a teacher aide to support students in completing learning  tasks. If you are interested in finding out more about the programme or in enrolling students for this programme please email ELLINZ online: eprincipal@ellinz.vln.school.nz

Improve the Ministry of Education site - win a $200 Prezzy card


The Ministry of Education is redesigning their website to make things easier to find. They want your input on how to organise the most important content.
Complete one (or more) of the quick online exercises and you’ll be entered in a draw to win a $200 Prezzy card, which you can use most anywhere VISA is accepted.

Preventing and responding to bullying: A guide for schools


The Ministry of Education has worked with school sector leaders and other key agencies to develop: Preventing and responding to bullyingA guide for schools. The guide provides practical information for schools to support them to effectively prevent and respond to bullying behaviour.

Version one of the guide is available now. It can be downloaded at: http://pb4l.tki.org.nz/Deter-bullying We welcome feedback from schools and any thoughts on how it could be improved. 

Feedback can be given via an online survey https://wwsurveymonkey.com/s/bullyingguide or you can email your feedback to bullying.prevention@minedu.govt.nz  

All suggestions and comments will be read and considered and will help inform the final version of the guide, due to be published later in Term 1, 2014.

Please note that the deadline to receive feedback on the Preventing and responding to bullying: A guide for schools has been extended. All feedback is now due by 5.00pm on Wednesday 12 March.

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.

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) modules


Formative  teaching and learning resources are now available for listening, speaking, reading, and writing. These are designed to be used together. Each module contains two sections:

  • Teaching and learning sequences
  • Formative assessment

International Senior Secondary Science Opportunities 2014


International opportunities are available for Yr 12 and Yr 13 students who are passionate about science. A maximum of 3 applications per school for each of the opportunities is allowed. Complete applications must be received by 4.00pm Wednesday 26th March 2014. Find out more…

Safety in Technology Education: A Guidance Manual for New Zealand Schools


The revised safety guide for technology education is now available online. The guide has been updated to reflect the technology curriculum and current practice.

Ministry Bulletin for School Leaders | He pitopito kōrero


The first issue of Ministry Bulletin for School Leaders | He pitopito kōrero has been sent out. The bulletin is the Ministry’s central channel for communicating information to schools. This is the new central channel for school-related information. The bulletin will be sent to principals and board chairs fortnightly on Monday mornings and will then be published on the Ministry of Education website.

The Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards


A way to recognise your own, and other's, good work. The Prime Minister's Education Excellence Awards are open for entries. You might know someone or be interested in applying yourself. Take a look, check the criteria. The forms are on the website: http://www.pmawards.education.govt.nz/.  If you have any questions email address: info@pmawards.education.govt.nz

Science Learning Hub contexts


The Science Learning Hub 'contexts' explore major themes or ideas. Each context is supported by a range of collections including multimedia files, classroom resources based on the requirements of the NZ science curriculum, and stories of NZ’s science and technology sector in action.