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nzmaths: Take This

21/11/2017

From toy cars and trucks and things that go, to a bag of groceries, a quilt, and much more, this collection of resources is based on the idea that you can 'take something' and use it as a context to capture the interest of students.

Each Take This is a single page of springboard ideas designed to flexibly connect mathematics across the strands, and to be adapted for your students.

English language learning progressions (ELLP) support tool

21/11/2017

A new interactive resource has been developed to support teachers using the English Language Learning Progressions (ELLP) matrices and other key ESOL documents for teaching and planning. 

Find out more...

New School Journals – November 2017

16/11/2017

Literacy Online has PDFs of all the texts for November 2017 School Journals:

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

as well as teacher support materials (TSM) for some texts and audio for some Level 2 texts.

Pasifika Dual Language Books - New titles added

6/11/2017

There are 24 new titles in the Pasifika dual language resources.

The Pasifika dual language resources are designed to support the early language and literacy learning of Pasifika new entrant students in English-medium classrooms. Teacher and parent support material accompanies these resources.

Many of the dual language books are available as PDFs and all the books are available as MP3 audio files on Literacy Online.

You can find them online here.

e-asTTle testing tips and tricks

6/11/2017

November is the busiest time of the year for e-asTTle, with lots of teachers and students using it for testing.

The system can sometimes slow down during busy periods when there are lots of users.

Here are some tips and tricks to make sure you have the fastest and smoothest experience with e-asTTle.

Diwali - festival of lights

10/10/2017

Diwali, also known as Deepavali, or the Festival of Lights, is a five day long Hindu celebration, beginning this year on 30 October.

Diwali signifies the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil, and renewal of life.

 Millions of Hindus around the world, including those in New Zealand, celebrate Diwali with gifts, lights, fireworks, and special meals. Major public festivals, along with private and family celebrations, mark Diwali in New Zealand.

This page from New Zealand Curriculum Online has ideas, activities, and resources to help you celebrate Diwali in your school.

Wellbeing@School student survey free of charge until December 2018

10/10/2017

The Wellbeing@School student survey is now free of charge until December 2018. 

The Wellbeing@school survey has been designed to help schools identify how different aspects of school life contribute to a safe and caring environment that deters bullying. 

Gathering data also provides a baseline for monitoring outcomes over time. 

You can sign up for the free Wellbeing@School student survey and find out more about the toolkit here. 

Supporting LGBTIQA+ students

27/9/2017

This online guide provides strategies and suggestions for supporting the inclusion and wellbeing of students who identify as sex, gender, or sexuality diverse (SGSD).

The strategies in this guide encompass a variety of initiatives, from school policies and guidelines, to learning experiences that acknowledge, value, and respect the diversity that exists within the school community.

NEW! Oral language resources

19/9/2017

The Ministry of Education has developed resources to support oral language awareness and learning for parents, schools, and early childhood centres.

The resources include two posters for schools and early childhood centres, and a pamphlet for parents.  
These resources form part of the Ministry’s response to the recent ERO Extending their language - Expanding their world. Children’s oral language (birth - 8 years) report

The resources are available on Literacy Online, and Te Whāriki under the Language and literacies in early childhood services section.

Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) resource: Te Ao Tūroa

30/8/2017

This recently released cross-curricular resource from MPI looks at how 3 key interrelated systems – animal welfare, biosecurity, and food – support our primary industries.

Learning experiences for levels 1–5 of The New Zealand Curriculum are contextualised into one or more of the key interrelated systems and link to the learning areas of health and physical education, science, social studies, and technology. 


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