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Lifelong learners at Havelock North High


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.

Three students digging in the bush

Welcome to Conservation Week


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

A teacher and her students work together at a computer

Key Competencies spotlight


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.

Education council New Zealand | Matatū Aotearoa

Are you a provisionally certificated teacher (PCT) looking to progress to full certification?


The Education Council recently launched a new induction and mentoring programme, Tuakana Teina, which pairs experienced mentor teachers with provisionally certificated teachers (PCTs) who are unable to find a mentor at their own school or centre.

The aim of the initiative is to support PCTs towards full certification, where they may otherwise be unable to do so.

PCTs will receive support from a qualified mentor who will work with PCTs in their educational setting, at times that suit them.

Go to the Education Council website to find out more details, complete an application form, or email mentoring@educationcouncil.org.nz to lodge your interest in the Tuakana Teina programme.


Fiji Language Week 7–13 October 2018


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.


Niue Language Week 14–20 October 2018


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

Tuvalu flag, a light blue ensign with the map of the island of nine yellow five-pointed stars on the outer half of the flag

Tuvalu Language Week 30 September – 6 October 2018


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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NZC Online Survey – we want to hear from you!


Please take a few minutes to complete our survey telling us what you use and find useful on NZC Online and what you would like to see us add.

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Rangikura School – Pasifika parent group leads learning


Rangikura School is a full primary in Ascot Park, Porirua. During Sāmoan Language Week the staff, students, parents, and wider community came together to enjoy an array of activities and celebrations which were organised by the school’s Rangikura Matua Pasifika Parent group.

Assistant principal, Amanda Williams, explains the work of Rangikura Matua Pasifika in leading learning at their school.

Kia kaha Te Reo Māori, Māori language week 10–16 September 2018

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori/Māori Language Week 10–16 September 2018


Te Wiki o te Reo Māori provides an opportunity to celebrate and learn te reo Māori, helping to secure its future as a dynamic and rich language.



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