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Matariki

11/6/2020

Matariki, the Māori New Year, is typically marked by the rise of the Matariki star cluster and the sighting of the next new moon. Some iwi observe the rise of the lone star Puaka as the beginning of the new year.

In 2020, the Matariki cluster will set on 15 May and return from 13–16 July. The Matariki period is 13–20 July. 

This page from New Zealand Curriculum Online has more information and suggestions for how you can get involved and celebrate Matariki with your students and community.

Kahu Pūtoi

9/6/2020

Kahu Pūtoi is a collaborative online community for kaiako, tumuaki and kaiāwhina to create professional and curriculum peer-to-peer relationships with other kaiako and support each other to:

  • develop stronger te reo Māori programmes
  • share best practise and pedagogy
  • and provide real-time support in locally relevant contexts across the schooling sector at all levels.

International Languages Week, 25 – 29 May 2020

28/5/2020

International Languages Week takes place this year between 25 and 29 May.

This special week provides an opportunity to showcase, learn, and promote the diverse languages and cultures in our schools, communities, and nation. 

This resource page from NZ Curriculum Online has ideas and links to help you get involved.

Enabling e-Learning – Snapshots of Learning

28/5/2020

Would you like to find out how other NZ schools use digital technologies to support teaching and learning?

Enabling eLearning has Snapshots of learning that are real-life examples of effective classroom practice.

The collection from over 50 schools features a variety of topics, learning areas, and year levels. 

Home Learning | Papa Kāinga TV – supporting teachers and learners

22/5/2020

Home Learning | Papa Kāinga TV is continuing to support children and young people’s learning – whether they are at school or home.

New content is being added over the coming days, including Anika Moa leading the daily waiata (started 18 May), digital technology, and projects for junior and senior learners by Raranga Matihiko and the Learning Team at Te Papa Tongarewa (starting 28 May).

Teachers can now access details of the upcoming week’s lessons on the Learning From Home website so they can plan ahead, and incorporate the lessons into their teaching programmes.

Lesson plans will also be available through the site, which teachers can use and reuse to support teaching and learning.

The Covid-19 situation has highlighted that learning can take place anytime, anywhere – not just in the classroom, but at home, online, and outside, and in any blend of these contexts.

The lessons that have been developed and presented by teachers for Home Learning | Papa Kāinga TV will become part of a bank of resources that teachers, parents and learners will continue to have access to for some time to come.

Samoa Language Week – Sunday 24 May to Saturday 30 May 2020

21/5/2020

Samoa Language Week / Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa is an opportunity to celebrate the identity, language, and culture of students from Samoa and students whose families are from Samoa.

This page from NZ Curriculum Online has ideas for classroom programmes and school-wide activities.

What's new in LEOTC

12/5/2020

The Ministry were very impressed by the very high level of creativity and commitment of providers when we first went into lockdown. COVID-19 Level 4 forced everyone in New Zealand (including all those supporting student learning and wellbeing) to develop alternative ways of working and delivering their services. Our LEOTC providers were no exception!

We are still keen to help providers in their plans and can host links to your unique resources on our LEOTC page on TKI.

NCEA – Resources to support distance learning during COVID 19

7/5/2020

The Ministry of Education is providing resources to schools and teachers to support their NCEA students with distance learning.

The NCEA subject pages contain resources including online courses, adapted assessment resources, online resources that substitute learning that can't be done by distance, and details of print-on-demand resources.

Learning from home: Supporting maths learning at home

6/5/2020

NZ Maths has a collection of resources for parents and whānau to support their child’s maths learning at home.

View the introductory video, read the maths tips by year level, and use the task sheets to complete maths activities at home.

Task sheets are organised by levels and students may work across multiple levels at any point in time.

Includes years 1 -10.

Using social media to connect with your school community

1/5/2020

Are you considering how to maintain connections and reach all of your school community during this time of social distancing?

This guide offers schools starting points for using social media with their communities.

A collection of school stories shows how schools are making these connections.


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