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Cook Islands Language Week / Te epetoma o te reo Māori Kuki Airani – 2 August to 8 August 2020


The annual ‘Epetoma o te reo Māori Kūki ’Āirani: Cook Islands Language Week is being held from Sunday 2 August to Saturday 8 August 2020.

Cook Islands Language Week celebrates the identity, languages, and culture of students from the Cook Islands and helps all New Zealanders journey towards shared cultural understandings.

New Zealand Curriculum Online's page has teaching ideas, resources, and suggestions for how you can get involved.

Action Plan for Pacific Education 2020-2030


The Action Plan for Pacific Education 2020-2030 maps the Government’s commitment to transforming outcomes for Pacific learners and families and signals how early learning services, schools, and tertiary providers can achieve change for Pacific learners and their families.

The vision for this Action Plan is ‘diverse Pacific learners and families are safe, valued and equipped to achieve their education aspirations’.

The plan was developed following a series of fono across New Zealand with Pacific learners, families, and communities.

It sets out five key shifts that have been prioritised by Pacific communities, and a series of associated actions as the first step to achieving this vision. 

The Action Plan has resources and guidance for early learning services, schools, tertiary providers, and families and communities, including planning templates.

Go to the links on this page of the Kōrero Mātauranga website to read the action plan in English and 10 Pacific languages.

Ka Hikitia – Ka Hāpaitia | The Māori Education Strategy has been refreshed


Ka Hikitia - Ka Hāpaitia, the Māori Education Strategy, has been refreshed as part of the Education Work Programme.

Ka Hikitia is a cross-agency strategy for the education sector that sets out how the Ministry of Education will work with education services to achieve system shifts in education and support Māori learners and their whānau, hapū and iwi to achieve excellent and equitable outcomes.

It provides an organising framework for the actions the Ministry will take.

The framework has five outcome domains that reflect key messages the Ministry has heard from whānau, hapū, Iwi, and Māori over an extended period of time, and the Ministry's evidence base about what works for Māori learners and their whānau. 

The refreshed strategy can be read in English and te reo Māori, and can be downloaded as a visual A3 [PDF, 793 KB]

Ka Hikitia and Tau Mai Te Reo are companion strategies and should be read in conjunction with each other.

Ka Hikitia is a strategy for all Māori learners, while Tau Mai Te Reo is a strategy for all learners.

Tau Mai Te Reo | The Māori Language in Education Strategy has been refreshed


Tau Mai Te Reo, the Māori Language in Education Strategy for all learners, has been refreshed as part of the Education Work Programme.

Tau Mai Te Reo is a cross-agency strategy for the education sector that sets out the goals the Ministry of Education is seeking to achieve, and provides a framework for coordinating programmes and services that support Māori language in education. 

It builds on the previous Tau Mai Te Reo, published in 2013. 

The strategy aims to provide breadth and depth of Māori language in education. 

All learners will be able to develop some level of Māori language skills to support our national identity, while learners in Māori Medium education will be able to develop very high levels of Māori language proficiency and use as they undertake their teaching and learning through te reo Māori. 

The refreshed strategy can be read in English, and te reo Māori, and can be downloaded as a visual A3 [PDF, 677 KB] 

Tau Mai Te Reo and Ka Hikitia are companion strategies and should be read in conjunction with each other.

Tau Mai Te Reo is a strategy for all learners, while Ka Hikitia is a strategy for all Māori learners.

Techweek 2020


Techweek is a nationwide festival of technology and innovation that takes place this year between 27 July and 2 August.

Techweek celebrates New Zealand’s fast growing technology and innovation sectors and raises awareness of the need for greater ICT skills and a "tech-savvy" culture for everyone.

This page from New Zealand Curriculum Online offers ideas on how you can involve your students and wider community in Techweek 2020.

For information about Techweek events, including live, online panel discussions, interviews, and presentations from experts, go to the Techweek 2020 website.

Techweek has also partnered with the Ministry of Education to facilitate a series of virtual face-to-face events to provide opportunities for students to connect with local employers and recent tech graduates to learn more about their path to employment, the world of tech careers, and to explore industry-specific careers.

Go to Techweek's Pathways into tech careers for students page for details about these events. 

Technology in the School Journal and Connected


This section of Technology Online has links to School Journal and Connected articles that feature technology content.

Each item includes a summary and discussion starters that link to the technology indicators of progression, and where relevant, the progress outcomes.

There are also examples of stories and articles that relate to each strand of the technology learning area.

Figure It Out student activities


Student activities from the Figure It Out books are now available online from nzmaths alongside the teachers' notes. You can browse the Figure It Out carousel to find them, or search for them using the nzmaths resource finder.

Beyond the classroom - updated


The Beyond the classroom section of Enabling e-Learning has been updated with new and revised content.

Explore the opportunities and possibilities for schools to engage with families/whānau and the wider community – learning beyond the classroom, engaging with the community, place-based education, Te Taiao Ako, connecting with the families and communities of Pacific learnerssocial mediareal-time reporting, and much more.

In the Learning beyond the classroom section, read how you can use digital technologies to personalise learning, make connections, and support distance learning.

There are lots of resources to help you get started, along with stories from schools who share their approaches. 



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


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.