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News of October 2020

Tokelau Language Week / Te Vaiaho o te Gagana Tokelau

27/10/2020

In 2020, Tokelau Language Week is being held from Sunday 25 October – Saturday 31 October. 

This year the Tokelau Language theme is ‘Apoapo tau foe, i nā tāfea i te galutau. Ke mau mai, ke mau mai’ which in English translates to 'Never give up hope, even amidst chaos and much uncertainty. Stay united, stay strong'. 

Gagana Tokelau Week provides the opportunity to celebrate and nurture the language and culture of Tokelau in your classroom and school community. New Zealand Curriculum Online has ideas for classroom programmes or school-wide activities.

Science Learning Hub resources: Our atmosphere and climate

26/10/2020

This section of the Science Learning Hub introduces a collection of resources - articles, interactives, activities, and videos - that accompany the Ministry for the Environment & Stats NZ 's report 'Our atmosphere & climate 2020' 

These resources have a focus on science and communicating the issues New Zealand faces due to the uncertainty of a changing climate.

An interactive planner groups Hub resources into key science and teaching concepts and suggests ways in which climate change can be broken down into smaller, more manageable themes or investigations.

General Election 2020

12/10/2020

New Zealand's General Election provides a useful context to build students' understanding of Parliament and the voting process.

This page from New Zealand Curriculum Online has ideas and resources to support students' learning, including Electoral Commission resources aligned with The New Zealand Curriculum, and titles from the School Journal series.

Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories curriculum content and a refreshed Social Sciences Online

9/10/2020

The Ministry of Education is partnering with a wide range of people to design Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories curriculum content. See education.govt.nz for more information.

As part of the support for the curriculum, Social Sciences Online has a refreshed design and an Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories resources guide, where you can discover some of the inspiring resources already available. Keep an eye on Social Sciences Online for more information and resources.

Pasifika Early Literacy Project (PELP)

1/10/2020

These Pasifika dual language resources, based on the second language acquisition principle that utilising a child’s heritage language/s helps to strengthen English language and literacy, comprise print and online resources to support the early language and literacy learning of Pacific children.

Support materials are available in Gagana Sāmoa, Te Gagana Tokelau, Lea Faka-Tonga, te reo Māori Kūki 'Airani, and Vagahau Niue as well as English.


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