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Diversity resources available


One year on from the Christchurch terror attacks many communities and schools will pause and reflect on what happened to remember those who were lost and those who continue to be affected to this day.

There are a number of resources that support safe, welcoming, and inclusive environments for all students, while celebrating the diversity of our nation.

Additionally they can support students to appreciate the diverse cultures, ethnicities, nationalities, and languages which comprise New Zealand. 

Resources are available from this page of NZ Curriculum Online.

'Leading local curriculum design in the revised technology learning area' guide - have your say


The Ministry of Education is  seeking feedback on the advance copy of this guide, part of the Leading Local Curriculum Guide series released in early 2019.

The series takes users through the change in the technology learning area along with the high-impact practices to help design and implement this learning in a school curriculum.

If there are areas that you feel need improving, please email your ideas by 31 March 2020 to digi.tech@education.govt.nz

Digital technologies implementation support tool


The new Digital Technologies implementation support tool is a resource to help you with teaching the revised technology learning area.

The tool provides a model and process of steps to follow to take you from not yet started, through to leading and innovating.

You can find the support tool on the Technology Online website along with the complementary guide. 

Dyslexia resource kete


These Ministry of Education resources provide specific strategies for supporting students with dyslexia in phonological awareness, reading, and writing. They include:

Find out more...

2020 PLD – EOTC & Effective Safety Management Systems


Registrations are open for this Education Outside the Classroom two-day PLD available to schools in March, April, and May 2020.

It is offered FREE to school staff and members of school boards of trustees and is supported by the Ministry of Education.

This workshop series is for schools seeking to:

  • understand and implement good practice processes in EOTC, and to
  • embed them in programmes and school-wide safety systems

Find out more...

Updated EOTC Learning Modules


Redesigned learning modules aimed at improving knowledge and processes for planning Education Outside the Classroom experiences are now available on TKI's EOTC website.  .

The nine modules include information on staffing and preparing for emergencies, as well as legal responsibilities and codes of practice for taking students into the outdoors. 

The modules may be of particular interest to school leaders, EOTC co-ordinators and boards of trustees, and could be used to support EOTC-focused staff meetings, or when providing information for parents. 

Find out more...

2020 Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards


Entries are open for the 2020 Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards, closing 10 April.

The Awards recognise inspiring work by schools, kura and early learning services that benefits children and young people, whānau, and communities.

Visit the Awards website for more information and to download the entry form.

Review of Achievement Standards (RAS) – Provisional NCEA Level 1 Subject List


The Ministry of Education invites feedback on the proposed subject list for NCEA Level 1 as part of the Review of Achievement Standards (RAS) project.

Any interested individuals, whānau, and groups including teachers, parents, students, subject associations, industry organisations, the Māori community and the Pasifika community are invited to respond to an online questionnaire that should take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete.  

This is an opportunity to have your say on what Level 1 subjects will be supported by the Ministry, and it will help the Ministry to identify whether there are any aspects of the provisional Level 1 subjects that require further attention. 

Find out more, and start the questionnaire...

NCEA review: Changes to strengthen NCEA confirmed


The final change package to strengthen NCEA has been confirmed following a comprehensive review of NCEA and the announcement of seven changes in May 2019. 

See the Ministry’s press release.

There are two changes to the original proposed package and they relate to strengthening NCEA’s literacy and numeracy requirements.

Details and timings for the implementation of the changes will be confirmed in May 2020. 

To ensure schools and teachers have time and support to lead the changes to NCEA, no changes will be implemented until 2021.

However, work has already begun to progress the changes.

Find out more...

Professional Learning and Development (PLD)


The Ministry of Education’s Professional Learning and Development (PLD) website provides information on Ministry-funded PLD for schools, kura, Kāhui Ako, and clusters. 

The new online PLD application system replaces the previous PLD Journal spreadsheet.

You can now develop and submit your term 1 2020 PLD proposals online.

To find more information on how to access and apply for PLD, go to Apply for PLD.  

All support materials for the online PLD application system can be found in Help and user guides

This is the first of three releases. Once each release is live, the Ministry will be checking to ensure the system works smoothly.

If you identify any issues, please let the Ministry know by emailing pld.enquiries@education.govt.nz