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ERO: Improvement in Action Te Ahu Whakamua videos for schools


Education Review Office (ERO) has released a series of online resources showcasing schools that are making a significant difference for their learners.  

This collection of videos and publications Improvement in Action | Te Ahu Whakamua shows aspects of practice that have been effective in improving learner outcomes in each school context, and is intended to support schools in their internal evaluation and improvement efforts.  

The videos capture the perspectives and voices of children and young people, parents, teachers and leaders, and bring to life ERO School Evaluation Indicators released last year.

Save the date: Thriving Schools symposia


Save the date and register: Health and wellbeing for learning, Health Promoting Schools (HPS) FREE symposia 

What does it take to create a “Thriving School” community?

Objectives and outcomes

Schools in New Zealand taking the HPS approach are achieving significantly better results in student attendance and achievement.

Come and hear their stories and how parents working with the schools have improved outcomes for their children and whānau.

For more information and to register click on the following links.  


LIMITED SPACES Register here for school day session

LIMITED SPACES Register here for parent evening session


5 Sept Thames

HPS | Thriving School Symposia | Thames

HPS | Thriving School Symposia - Parents evening | Thames 

6 Sept Hamilton

HPS | Thriving School Symposia | Hamilton

HPS | Thriving School Symposia - Parents evening | Hamilton 

7 Sept Otorohanga

HPS | Thriving School Symposia | Otorohanga

HPS | Thriving School Symposia - Parents evening | Otorohanga

Education Outside the Classroom (EOTC) Guidelines updated


The Education Outside the Classroom (EOTC) Guidelines – Bringing the Curriculum Alive have been updated to align with changes in legislation. 

Schools are encouraged to replace any printed copies of the old guidelines with the new updated version, and associated templates and sample forms. 

The EOTC safety management plan policy and procedures template, and sample forms will help schools refine their systems for EOTC management and meet their legal and good practice responsibilities.

The new tool kit contains 18 sample forms compared with 32 forms in the old kete.

Universal Design for Learning guide on Inclusive Education


The Universal Design for Learning (UDL) guide has been revised to include much more depth and many more practical illustrations of UDL in a NZ context. This guide will help teachers to:

  • flexibly design their classroom programme in ways that work for everyone
  • identify and proactively address any barriers to learning
  • realise the vision of the NZC and deliver on the principle of Inclusion
  • design respectful, inclusive environments where everyone is learning and achieving and diversity is seen as a source of strength. 

Money week 14–20 August 2017


Money Week 2017 takes place 14–20 August, and involves events all around the country to encourage New Zealanders to talk about money and develop greater financial capability.

New Zealand Curriculum Online has a collection of resources and stories to support your school's involvement in Money Week, and to help your school make financial capability an ongoing area of curriculum focus.

Maths week 14th–18th August 2017


This year Maths week will be Monday 14th to Friday 18th August 2017.

Go to the Maths week website to find out about games and challenges that will be available, and why it is recommended that teachers register in advance.

See the FAQs for more information.

Electoral Commission resources


The Electoral Commission's Kids Voting programme and curriculum aligned Your Voice, Your Choice teaching units support civics education in schools.

The teaching units are aligned with Levels 3 to 5 of the the New Zealand Curriculum and Level 5 of Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.

Kids Voting 2017 provides schools with resources to run their own mock elections in September when the General Elections are held.

It's All Good


The Commerce Commission has produced an animated series to help New Zealand consumers know their rights.

Each episode focuses on a common situation that many New Zealanders will find themselves in, such as getting a loan, buying a car, or being visited by a door to door salesperson.

View the episodes and additional resources from the Commerce Commission website

Te Whāriki online survey


Give your feedback on the Te Whāriki website. Participate in a survey about the website for Te Whāriki, to help us understand how effective it is as a resource for kaiako and find out about your needs for additional resources. The survey will take 10–30 minutes and is available online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VQMM3JM

International Languages Week 14–18 August 2017


International Languages Week takes place this year 14–18 August.

This resource page has ideas and resources to help you showcase and promote languages and cultures in your school and communities.