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News of May 2018

The future of NCEA – join the conversation

29/5/2018

Education should give every New Zealander the freedom and opportunity to be the best they can be. The National Certificates of Educational Achievement (NCEA) were introduced into secondary schools over 15 years ago, and are a widely respected qualification both in New Zealand and internationally.

This year, as part of the Education Conversation or Kōrero Mātauranga, New Zealanders have a powerful opportunity to explore ways to strengthen NCEA.

Earlier this year, the Minister of Education chose a group of independent and innovative leaders from a range of backgrounds to develop 6 "Big Opportunities" for how NCEA could be improved. These ideas are intended to provoke, inspire, and encourage healthy conversations about the future of NCEA.

Over the next few months the Government want to hear from you. They want anyone to have their say on how they experienced NCEA, and how it could be an even better qualification. What do you like about it and what do you dislike? What do you think about the 6 Big Opportunities?

It’s really important that the thoughts and ideas of everyone are captured – parents, students, teachers, whānau, iwi, employers, youth groups, tertiary educators, community groups, and organisations. Everybody can have their say through a quick online survey.

Those who want to make a more detailed contribution can participate in workshops, focus groups, hui, fono, or complete a longer survey or make a written submission.

There’s also a student voice NCEA "Make your Mark" competition for kids aged between 5–20 years old.

There are over $35,000 in prizes or grants up for grabs – #NCEAMakeYourMark.

Jump onto social media too, and start talking online – use the hashtags #NCEAReview, #NCEAHaveYourSay, #EdConvo18.

You can find out more about the big opportunities, and where, when, and how to get involved, and fill in the surveys by going to www.conversation.education.govt.nz/ncea.

Play Your Best Card

21/5/2018

The Health Promotion Agency has produced a team-based card game for young people that aims to inspire critical thinking and encourage conversation about challenges that are going on for them right now, or that they might encounter in the future.

It encourages them to explore practical ways of dealing with situations as well as raising awareness of youth organisations that they can reach out to. 

Play Your Best Card was co-designed with teens, secondary school teachers, and youth facilitators.

A free copy of the game was sent to high schools in May.

Find out more and watch the video...

Consumer protection school resources - Years 11 and 12

17/5/2018

Resources to support Year 11 (NCEA Level 1) and Year 12 (NCEA level 2) have been added to the suite of Consumer Protection school resources.

Find out more...

Science Learning Hub - resources with te reo Māori

10/5/2018

The Science Learning Hub has a small selection of resources that have been translated into te reo Māori, and a number of resources that are part te reo Māori and part English.

If you’re looking for resources with Māori content – such as mātauranga Māori or kaitiakitanga – go to Resources with Māori content.


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