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NZTA Secondary curriculum resources


Resources for schools and teachers with students in year 9 and above to plan teaching and learning aligned to the New Zealand Curriculum. These resources include mathematics and statistics, English, visual arts, science, and more.

Ready to Read review webinar 20 November 2014, 3.30 to 4.30pm


For: Teachers and literacy leaders.
Purpose: To provide explanation around the changes to the levelling of Ready to Read texts, introduce some of the new texts, and provide a forum for discussion.
Register: You can register for the webinar online Find out more....

Be a part of the future of TKI


Want to help shape the future of TKI? Teachers, come help us understand what you need. http://goo.gl/forms/wuZnoO8XlJ

New resources for "Reporting to parents and whānau"


We have updated our "Reporting to parents and whānau" website pages. The new resources are designed to support school leaders and teachers to use reporting practices to improve students’ learning. Updated templates, models, and examples are provided to assist schools in developing their own reporting frameworks. The material has been tested with key user-groups, including schools and parents.

First World War inquiry guides and resource packs


This resource for years 5–8 is the first in a series of inquiry guides in English, and resource packs in Māori, that are being produced for years 1–13. A high resolution version of this guide will be available in December, on the new First World War website, which will hold all the resources as they become available throughout 2015. We will keep you informed about when the website will be available.
Read more about how these resources connect the past, present, and future on the Ministry of Education website.

Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) Restorative Practice


This school-initiated supplementary support focuses on building and maintaining positive, respectful relationships across the school community and offers school staff best-practice tools and techniques to restore relationships when things go wrong.

Conservation Week 2014 – Discover the world where you live


Conservation Week 2014 is from November 1–9. This week is all about getting out and discovering the conservation areas that are just outside your door. See this page from NZC Online for teaching resources and inspiration – and ideas for how schools can get involved to help their local environment.

PaCT – how do we get started?


Visit this latest PaCT page, If we want to use the PaCT, how do we get started? It has a downloadable information pack containing the most up-to-date information about the PaCT, details of the three stage process for getting started with the tool, and a presentation – an introduction to the PaCT – which may be a useful resource for principals.

Paul Seideman Holocaust Essay Competition


The topic for this essay competition is – The Holocaust and the lessons for New Zealand. It is open to all year 10 and year 11 students, and the winner receives $200. The deadline to submit essays is 21 November 2014. Click on the link below to download the flyer.

PDF icon. Paul Seideman Holocaust Essay Competition (PDF 1 MB)


Waitangi 175


A new website Waitangi 175 has been launched to commemorate 175 years since the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi next year. The site will enable teachers, principals, boards, and their communities to develop a range of teaching and learning programmes that can link to New Zealand's history, civics, citizenship, and nationhood. Schools will also be able to share what they are doing to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi.