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News of January 2012

The New Zealand Curriculum Treaty of Waitangi principle


NZC Update 16

The latest Update focuses on the New Zealand Curriculum principle of the Treaty of Waitangi and its implications for teaching, learning, and the school curriculum.
Includes school case studies.

LGP: Student-centered approach to teaching and learning cybersafety


Find out about a student-centred approach to teaching and learning about cybersafety and digital citizenship http://www.mylgp.org.nz/guide/308/digital-citizenship-definition/ across the curriculum from NetSafe's Learn, Guide, Protect website (MyLGP) developed in collaboration with New Zealand teachers.

The site acts as a central hub of content, suggestions and ideas for building an effective school based digital citizenship education programme.

Write the Song of NZ Music Month 2012!


The NZ Music Commission and music teachers' professional group MENZA join forces again in 2012 to create the 'Hook Line and Singalong' celebration on 31 May using songs created by school students. Encourage your students to enter the NZ Music Month song competition by 8 March. 

Visit www.nzmusic.org.nz/education for more detail or see www.tunemein.co.nz –  the online home of MENZA .

Mātauranga Māori


Mātauranga Māori is a new TKI community where you can find resources and information relevant to teaching and learning in Māori-medium. This replaces the old Māori Education community on TKI and brings with it a new look and feel.
Find out about collections of online and offline resources and support material for each learning area; a resource exchange where teachers can share ideas and teaching material and keep up to date with news; regional and national events; activities, and professional learning opportunities. You can also subscribe to receive a monthly newsletter via email about the world of Māori education.

Road map: Road safety resources for school communities


NZTA's directory of free road safety resources directs schools and communities to road safety education resources relevant to each stage of a child’s development.

The NZTA promotes a whole school approach that includes school community partnerships, the school ethos and organisation, and the school curriculum.

Includes resources for 0-5 years, 5-8 years, 12-16 years, and 16-20 years



Spiderscribe is a free online mind mapping tool. Users can sign up for their free Spiderscribe account and start creating very quickly. The mind-mapping software allows users to add a variety of different stencils. Support material is available.
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e-Learning professional development for schools


From 2012,  selection of schools for e-learning-related professional learning and development, funded by the Ministry of Education, will be being managed by regional Ministry offices.

Regional offices will work collaboratively with professional learning providers to identify priority groups.

Find out more.... 

How can you engage your community?

How can you engage your community?


Take a look at these tools, ideas, stories, and resources to support schools in their community engagement initiatives. They include self review tools, materials for community workshops on literacy, numeracy, curriculum design and review, and supporting case studies, professional readings, and research.

English senior secondary curriculum guide


As teachers plan for the year ahead, these guidelines released December 2011 can help freshen curriculum related thinking in regard to senior secondary programmes. Read what students think are good reasons for studying English in the rationale.