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News of December 2007

Curriculum news and website highlights.

Two students singing.

Te reo Māori at Three Kings School


Three Kings School has a commitment to implementing programmes that include the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and to the teaching and learning of te reo me ōna tikanga Māori.

Watch this school story >>

Three secondary students.

Senior secondary guides


The New Zealand curriculum guides - Senior secondary is the home of the teaching and learning guides for senior secondary subjects. These guides have been designed to help teachers create quality teaching and learning programmes. They are adjuncts to The New Zealand Curriculum and should be understood as resources rather than syllabuses or prescriptions.

Wellington Girls’ College deputy principal, Anne Coster.

Professional learning groups at Wellington Girls' College


Teachers at Wellington Girls' College work in learning groups for professional development that relates to the school's annual goals. All teachers belong to a cross curriculum learning group. Go to Wellington Girls' College school story page >>

Two students.

Introducing Taihape Area School


Introducing Taihape Area School tells the story of school leaders, teachers, students, and parents/whānau/iwi at Taihape Area School who have partnered to undertake an extensive programme of change.

Education counts

School leadership and student outcomes: Identifying what works and why best evidence synthesis


The big finding of the BES is that when school leaders promote and/or participate in effective teacher professional learning this has twice the impact on student outcomes across a school than any other leadership activity.

Read or download the BES on the Education Counts website

Mary Chamberlain

New Zealand Curriculum update 2


This New Zealand Curriculum update supports using the National Standards with the New Zealand Curriculum. There is an introduction by Mary Chamberlain, the revised National Administration Guidelines (NAGs) for easy reference, and a timeline to help guide implementation and use of the National Standards in schools.

Young girl with her mother and father.

Home-school partnerships


Visit Home-school partnerships online for information, guidance, and resources to support schools in developing and building on their home–school partnerships. It also has specific information related to the National Standards and reporting to parents, family and whānau.

Education counts

Curriculum implementation exploratory studies: final report


This final report provides an overview of the findings from the Curriculum Implementation Exploratory Studies (CIES) project.

National Standards.

National Standards


National Standards come into effect in English-medium schools with pupils in years 1 to 8 in 2010. The standards set clear expectations for students in reading, writing and mathematics in the first eight years at school. The National Standards are also available online on this website.

Three children holding a world globe.

Website redesign


New Zealand Curriculum Online has been supporting teachers and school leaders since the curriculum launch in 2007. In that time the site has grown substantially. Now it is time for a new look and organisation to take account of this growth and take us into the future.