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News of July 2017

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. 

Cook Islands Language Week / Te epetoma o te reo Māori Kuki Airani 30 July–5 August 2017


Cook Islands Language Week / Te epetoma o te reo Māori Kuki Airani takes place this year from 30 July to 5 August.

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

Leading change with the help of digital technologies – free Term 3 workshops


In Term 3 2017, the Connected Learning Advisory (CLA) is running half day or optional full day workshops aimed at supporting leaders in schools, kura, and Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako to lead change with the help of digital technologies.

The workshops are free of charge and are being held in locations across the country, from 14 August - 8 September.

Find out more and register from this page...

Digital Technologies | Hangarau Matihiko consultation open


Consultation is now open on the draft Digital Technologies | Hangarau Matihiko (DT | HM) curriculum content, and the Ministry of Education invites submissions.

You can find more information and make a submission on the Ministry of Education's website.

The consultation process will run until 31 August. There will be opportunities at workshops around the country to learn more and provide feedback over July and August 2017. 

Wellbeing resources for schools

Wellbeing resources for schools


Resources are available to help school leaders and staff support the wellbeing of their students.

NZCER's Wellbeing at School self review tools explore how different layers of school life contribute to creating a safe and caring climate that deters bullying. You can use the toolkits to confidentially store data, access data reports, find suggestions for next steps actions, and track changes over time.

ERO provides school leaders and teachers with good ideas and models to support them in promoting wellbeing for their students:

The Ministry of Education also provides the following: