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Commonwealth Games 2014 Glasgow


A selection of online resources compiled by National Library Services to Schools to support students who need information about the Commonwealth Games

Technology Online newsletter


Technology Online is launching a newsletter for all teachers of technology from years 1–13.
It will be published twice a term.
Keep up-to-date with what’s happening and go to Technology Online to sign up.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Funding Terms 3 and 4, 2014


For state and state integrated schools with English Language Learners (ELLs): Reminder - the closing date for applications for ESOL funding for terms 3 and 4 is Friday 1 August.
Find out more... 

International capabilities – New section on NZC Online


A new section on NZC Online introduces international capabilities and explains their importance. It provides research, links to the NZC, and further resources to support and inspire. 

Raising achievement in secondary schools


ERO visited 40 secondary schools in 2013 and investigated how well they analysed and responded to their NCEA data. ERO looked for evidence that schools had identified student achievement issues and developed initiatives that improved learning. Find out more...

Te wiki o te reo Māori 21–27 July 2014


See this page for ideas, resources, and tools to help schools get involved in Te wiki o te reo Māori / Māori language week, and support for schools to provide quality te reo Māori programmes year round. 

Creative Industries Vocational Pathway


The Creative Industries Vocational Pathway is now available. It is the sixth in a series of pathways designed to help students to better plan their studies and set themselves up for their future. They can use the pathways as a framework to help choose their subjects and also see how they relate to future job or career opportunities that interest them. Read about the Creative Industries pathway in this booklet and visit Youth Guarantee to find out more. 

Workshops to support Overall Teacher Judgments


Registrations for workshops to support Overall Teacher Judgments are now open for both English and Māori medium schools and kura. 
Find out more...

Hītori Māori - Ngā kōrero o nehe: Māori history in the school curriculum


A new website has materials to assist teachers with the implementation of Te Takanga o te Wā – Māori History in Aotearoa New Zealand: Teaching Guidelines for Years 1–4 (PDF 754 KB)

Although it is written for Years 1–4, there is material within the site that is appropriate for all levels. There are videos, learning activities, ideas, and teacher support materials that can be adapted to suit the needs and interests of students. Resources are available in te reo Māori and English.

Positive Behaviour for Learning School-Wide


The Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) School-Wide framework helps schools to develop a social culture that supports learning and positive behaviour. Find out about the key features of PB4L School-Wide and watch the introduction video to find out what PB4L School-Wide looks like in New Zealand schools.