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News of October 2019

Diwali – festival of lights


Diwali, also known as Deepavali, or the Festival of Lights, is a five day long Hindu celebration. 

Diwali in 2019 begins on the 27 October, and signifies the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil, and renewal of life.

NZ Curriculum Online offers ideas and resources for celebrating Diwali in your school.

VLN Primary School - Online Programmes 2020


VLN Primary enrolments are now open for 2020:

Te reo Māori, Digital Technologies, Gifted & Talented, Learning Languages, Arts, Science, Maths, Literacy, & Life Skills.

Online classes & projects are open to any NZ children to participate from school or home. Children can participate independently, in small groups, or with their teachers in a whole class situation.

Find out more and register your interest online or contact primary@vln.school.nz with queries.

All NZ children are welcome to learn with the VLN Primary - Nau Mai, Haere Mai!

Enabling e-Learning newsletter - October 2019


Read the latest updates in the newsletter from the Enabling e-Learning website.

Find out about free PLD, and programmes, digital tools, and resources available to help you and your school. 

Tokelauan Language Week/Te Vaiaho o te Gagana Tokelau 27 October–2 November 2019


Tokelauan Language Week is being held from Sunday 27 October – Saturday 2 November 2019. 

Tokelauan Language Week provides the opportunity to introduce your students to the culture and language of Tokelau, helping to keep Gagana Tokelau alive in New Zealand. 

NZ Curriculum Online offers ideas and resources to help you learn the language and celebrate the culture of Tokelau with your students.

Technology Online webinar: The revised technology learning area: 31 October, 3.45–4.45 pm

Technology Online webinar: The revised technology learning area: 31 October, 3.45 pm–4.45 pm


Come along on Thursday, 31 October, 3.45 pm–4.45 pm and hear Cheryl Pym describe and explore the revised technology learning area – understanding the curriculum change, including the strengthening of digital technologies.

At the webinar, there will also be time for you to ask Cheryl your questions.

Register here

Niue Language Week 13–19 October 2019


Niue Language Week takes place from Sunday 13 October - Saturday 19 October 2019.

This resource page from The New Zealand Curriculum Online offers ideas and resources to help you celebrate Vagahau Niue Week at your school.