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Supporting school improvement through effective teacher appraisal


In 2013 the Education Review Office (ERO) evaluated the quality of teacher appraisal systems in schools using online surveys of principals and information from 200 school reviews. This report presents the findings of ERO’s evaluation of schools’ approaches to teacher appraisal.

School Journal Story Library Teacher support materials 2014


Teacher support materials and audio for School Journal Story Library 2014 are now available.

School Journal teacher support materials 2014


Teacher support materials are available for three items from each School Journal. Teachers can use these materials as a basis when planning how to work with similar texts that may not have specific TSMs. Audio files are also available for selected Level 2 stories.

Towards equitable outcomes in secondary schools: Good practice (May 2014)


This new ERO report presents examples of good practice in student engagement and achievement. The examples come from a sample of secondary schools, rated decile 5 or below with rolls of 200 students or more, who had better outcomes for students than other similar schools. ERO visited seven of these schools to find out the secret to their success.

Treaty of Waitangi – NEW section on NZC Online


This new section on NZC Online draws together tools, examples, and resources to support schools in understanding & enacting the Treaty of Waitangi curriculum principle.

Samoa Language Week / Vaiaso o le gagana Samoa 25-31 May 2014


Samoa Language Week / Vaiaso o le gagana Samoa takes place this year between 25 and 31 May. This is an annual celebration of the richness of the Samoan language and culture. The theme for this year is "Taofi mau i au measina - Hold fast to your treasures." 

See TKI's Pasifika Education Community for ideas and resources to help you get involved.

e-asTTle outage for change to logon screen


e-asTTle is moving to the new Education Sector (ESAA) Logon service. 
This will mean users will notice a slightly different look and feel to the Education Sector logon screen the next time they logon to e-asTTle. 
To make this change e-asTTle will be unavailable on Saturday 24th May from 1pm to 3pm.
We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

One more look at Ka Hikitia – Accelerating Success 2013–2017


This is the third and final blog post in NZC Online's series of blogs about Ka Hikitia – Accelerating Success 2013–2017. The blog posts look closely at different aspects of the Māori education strategy and provide questions, resources, and suggested actions for school leaders and kaiako.

NZTA Education Newsletters


Key road safety education information, resources, and case studies are available from these NZ Transport Agency newsletters to schools. Past newsletters are available as PDF files.

Pasifika education plan tools for principals


In response to a number of requests from schools for support, the Ministry of Education is inviting primary and secondary school principals to participate in a talanoa workshop to refine the draft Pasifika Education Plan tools for principals.

The workshop is ideal for principals who require a better understanding of the Pasifika Education Plan, and who require tools to effectively implement the Plan in their schools. Workshops will be held in the evenings in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, and Dunedin during June 2014.

Find out more.