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News of July 2016

Olympic Games 2016

20/7/2016

The wickED website has a rich collection of teaching ideas and student learning activities to support the theme of the Olympic Games.

School Journals featuring the Olympic Games

20/7/2016

Check your school's resource room for this selection of School Journal resources that explore connections to the Olympic Games.

Cook Islands Māori Language Week / Te epetoma o te reo Māori Kuki Airani, 31 July–6 August

20/7/2016

Cook Islands Māori Language Week / Te epetoma o te reo Māori Kuki Airani takes place this year from 31 July to 6 August.

This resource page from NZ Curriculum Online provides ideas, resources, and inspiration to help you learn and celebrate the languages of the Cook Islands with your school community.

Hou mai: Discovering Maōri medium education

4/7/2016

If you are considering the benefits of a Māori education for your whānau, we invite you to enter this whare kōrero. It is a house of opinion and discussion that we hope inspires you.

These 26 short video messages are for parents who are perhaps unsure about what Māori education for their children might mean. It is for those who are interested but not yet convinced that such an education will address their own family needs. 

Paekupu

4/7/2016

Paekupu is a new website that will house all dictionaries that support the implementation of Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. The dictionaries will identify and provide detailed explanations of the technical language used within each learning area of the marau and provide examples of how the terminology can be used within a learning context.

Initially Paekupu will house two sections of the Ngā Toi dictionary currently under development however, it will be continually supplemented with further dictionaries so that Māori medium teachers and students will be able to start accessing specialist curriculum-based language from a single online portal. Toi Ataata (visual arts) and Toi Puoro (music) will go-live first, then Ngā Mahi ā te Rēhia (performing arts) will be added on its completion in June 2017. This will be followed by Te Reo Matatini (literacy) in December 2018. Pūtaiao (science) and Pāngarau (maths) will also be brought into Paekupu at a later date and other similar resources will be added as they are developed.

Rūaumoko - The Rumbling Voice

4/7/2016

Rūaumoko - The Rumbling Voice, is an interactive educational digital book narrated by Deaf Māori students in Te Reo Turi/New Zealand Sign Language. It tells the story of Rūaumoko, the Māori God of Earthquakes, and looks at the relationship of this deity to Deaf Māori people. Produced as an educational resource, this digital book was developed over an intensive five day workshop held in conjunction with the Ministry of Education, Kelston Deaf Education Centre, CORE Education Ltd and KIWA Digital. This narration is supported by text and audio in te reo Māori and English.


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