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News of October 2018

NCEA Review – End of public engagement


 On 27 May, the Minister of Education, Hon Chris Hipkins, launched the NCEA Review to the public and asked New Zealanders to have their say on the future of NCEA. The public engagement phase has just closed almost five months later on 19 October.

We asked all New Zealanders to share their views and experiences of NCEA – the challenges, the successes, what they like, and what we can do better. We wanted to make sure that everyone’s voice has been heard.

We have seen a phenomenal amount of interest and engagement, with conversations about NCEA happening all across the country from many diverse voices. Thank you to everyone who has participated.

Over 16,000 people engaged directly in the NCEA Review, with 8,058 filling in a survey or detailed submission. Approximately 8,000 people attended a workshop, meeting, hui, fono, focus group, in-depth interview or debate.

Read more about the public engagement on NCEA

Help to shape the future of learning


The Curriculum, Progress and Achievement Ministerial Advisory Group (MAG) wants to hear from educators, students, parents, whānau, iwi, and communities on its emerging ideas for making sure every child experiences rich opportunities to learn and progress in learning that matters.

The emerging ideas include developing records of learning that take a holistic view of student progress, growing partnerships with parents and whānau to support learning, and supporting the design of responsive local curriculum.

The ideas aim to ensure that all students in years 1 to 10 make progress in learning that is important for lifelong wellbeing, through a rich and engaging curriculum that is relevant to their local contexts.

Mary Chamberlain, Chair of the Curriculum, Progress and Achievement MAG, says the group wants to test the ideas with educators, learners, parents, whānau, communities, and iwi. “The more feedback we get, the more we can refine the ideas and the stronger they’ll become.”

Go to the Curriculum, Progress and Achievement section on the Education Conversation website to find out more or join the conversation.

Diwali - festival of lights


Diwali, also known as Deepavali, or the Festival of Lights, is a five day long Hindu celebration, beginning this year on 7 November.

This page from New Zealand Curriculum Online has ideas, suggestions, and resources to help you celebrate Diwali with your school and community, affirm students’ different cultural identities, and incorporate their cultural contexts into teaching and learning programmes.  

Curriculum research reports


Research reports published in 2018 to support The New Zealand Curriculum. 

Technology Online webinar: Digital Ignition| Māpura Matihiko 24 October, 3.45 pm – 4.45 pm

Technology Online webinar: Digital Ignition| Māpura Matihiko 24 October, 3.45 pm – 4.45 pm


Technology Online webinar: Digital Ignition| Māpura Matihiko

Wednesday, 24 October, 3.45 pm – 4.45 pm

Register here

Come along and hear the team from the Karrikins Group talk about how the Digital Ignition | Māpura Matihiko programme is engaging years 3–8 students in an innovative approach to digital technologies.

For more information about the Digital Ignition | Māpura Matihiko project, see Digital technologies professional supports – Digital Technology for All Equity Fund.

Updated Reading Recovery Application 2019


The Reading Recovery Application has been updated for 2019. 

Please complete and return your form via email to both your local Ministry office enquiries and your local Reading Recovery lead by Friday 16 November 2018.

TeachNZ scholarships


All TeachNZ Scholarships for 2019 are now open!

Find out which scholarship can support you on your path to being a great teacher and apply now online or by post.

Please complete your application by 26 October 2018 for it to be considered in the initial round of assessment.

You will be notified of your outcome by 29 November 2018.

You do not need to be enrolled in an approved teaching programme when applying for a scholarship, unless you are applying for a Kupe Scholarship, and part-time options are available. 

Please follow the links on the TeachNZ website to find out more about the scholarships available.

Full Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko professional support suite available


To help you get ready to teach the digital technologies content as part of your local curriculum from 2020, the Ministry of Education encourages schools and kura to take advantage of the full professional development suite on offer now. 

There are options available for the different needs of all school staff – some teachers might opt for Digital Fluency PLD, whilst others might choose Tailored DT & HM PLD (note the next round of tailored DT & HM PLD closes 5 October).

A useful starting point is the self-review tool on the Digital Readiness Programme Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko website.

Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko includes experts and resources, face to face coaching sessions with digital technologies specialists, online toolkits, and videos to help teachers gain more confidence in delivering the new curriculum content.

Find out more....

Aromatawai and Reporting Guidance


For Kura and Māori Medium Settings

As part of the Ministry’s ongoing support for kura and Maori medium settings, we have developed Aromatawai and Reporting Guidance for Kura and Māori medium Settings

The new guidance material provides information to assist and enhance kaiako understanding of ākonga learning and success, and guidance on reporting ākonga progress and achievement. 

The new guidance material uses the principles of Rukuhia Rarangahia to provide a solid foundation to assist kaiako enhance their understanding of ako and the aromatawai approach. This will help kaiako to assess how well ākonga are learning, and to examine how well the kura is supporting the community’s aspirations. 

The Aromatawai and Reporting Guidance for Kura and Māori medium settings guidance document will be available from the start of term 4 at  http://tmoa.tki.org.nz/Mataiako/Rukuhia-Rarangahia