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Fiji Language Week 7–13 October 2018

03/10/18

Fiji Language Week helps all New Zealanders journey towards shared cultural understandings. Learning a new language gives us insight into new ways of thinking, and into different beliefs and cultural practices.

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Tuvalu Language Week 30 September – 6 October 2018

03/10/18

This special week gives speakers of the Tuvalu language the chance to be experts in the classroom, and allows whānau and the wider Tuvalu community to see their language and culture being treasured in New Zealand schools.

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WAPA 2020 cluster – STEAM in the junior school

03/10/18

In this snapshot, teachers Heather, Nicola, and Anna share how they have supported collaborative STEAM inquiries with their junior school colleagues, across their schools, and other schools in the cluster.  

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Mental Health Awareness Week, 8-14 October 2018

03/10/18

Mental Health Awareness Week provides an opportunity to focus on the ways we support the social and emotional wellbeing of our children and young people. You may be interested in the resources for schools developed by the Mental Health Foundation to mark Mental Health Awareness Week. Because the week falls in the school holidays, you could choose another time of the year to focus on raising awareness.

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It is Chinese Language Week – learn 5 new phrases to share this week...

26/09/18

A team of "Mandarin Superstars" from Samuel Marsden Collegiate School show you how to take part in the New Zealand Chinese Language Week Challenge.

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Chinese Language Week 23–29 September 2018

25/09/18

New Zealand Chinese Language Week is a Kiwi-led initiative aimed at encouraging New Zealanders to discover Chinese language and culture. Our resource page is packed with ideas on how you can celebrate and learn.

Lots of great reading for Chinese Language Week can be found in the Instructional Series catalogue

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Tapasā: Cultural Competencies Framework for Teachers of Pacific Learners

25/09/18

The new Tapasā framework, a resource for all teachers of Pacific learners is now online.

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Lifelong learners at Havelock North High

18/09/18

In our latest blog, Greg Fenton, principal of Havelock North High School, shares some of the highlights from his recent sabbatical where he explored how to further engage students in lifelong learning.

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Welcome to Conservation Week

18/09/18

Check out our events page to see how you can celebrate Conservation Week with your students and school community.

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Key Competencies spotlight

14/09/18

Our latest spotlight explores the Key Competencies, supporting you to help students develop capabilities for living and life long learning. Find short videos, group activities, and opportunities for personal reflection.

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