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News of August 2013

Curriculum news and website highlights.

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Increasing educational achievement in secondary schools


This national report presents the findings of ERO’s recent evaluation of the practices used in an initiative to support the improved achievement of a specific group of Year 12 students.

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Developing the Breens Intermediate values


The staff at Breens Intermediate decided that they needed some kind of vehicle to tie their school together, something to help them to talk to the children about achievement, behaviour, and belonging. This was the beginning of the development of the Breens' values. These four digital stories explore the discussions, evolution, and testing of the Breens' values. 

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Money Week, 1 - 7 September


Money Week takes place in the first week of September. This special week provides a great opportunity for teachers to explore financial capability with their students.

This blog post provides a collection of resources to support your school's involvement in Money Week, and ideas on how you can make financial capability an ongoing area of curriculum focus.

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International languages week


Ni hao! Talofa lava! Bonjour!   

International languages week takes place this year from Monday 18 August to Saturday 24 August. This special week provides an opportunity to showcase and promote languages and culture in your school; helping students develop knowledge, skills, and values that equip them for living in a world of diversity.  

Here is a collection of ideas and resources to support your involvement in international languages week.

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Cook Islands Māori language week


Cook Islands Māori language week takes place this year from 4 August to 10 August. This special week celebrates the richness of the Cook Island Māori language and culture. The theme for Cook Islands Māori language week is: Toku Reo, Utuutu `Ia: My Language, Nurture it.