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News of November 2013

Curriculum news and website highlights.

Student with test tubes.

New resources to support science education


This section on Science Online presents new resources in three areas of dynamic change possibilities for science education in New Zealand schools in order to develop science capabilities for citizenship as stated in the New Zealand Curriculum. The Ministry of Education endorsed this work to support the ongoing implementation of the science learning area of NZC. The resources show how to weave the Nature of Science strand and the key competencies into science teaching and learning.

Three graduates.

Graduate profiles - a vision of future orientated learners


This blog post explains how schools and their communities are creating graduate profiles to share understandings of what a future oriented learner looks like. Learn how the graduate profile, or te āhua o ā tātou ākonga, is central to Te Marautanga o Aotearoa (the curriculum document that supports Māori medium levels 1 and 2), and see how some schools are using both The New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aoteoroa to guide teaching and learning. View a selection of graduate profiles from schools across New Zealand, and use the suggested discussion activity to consider what skills, knowledge, and attitudes your school graduates needs for their future.

Making it our curriculum.

Making it our curriculum


Learn how Matakohe school redesigned their curriculum document. Through consulting the community they now have something they call their own.

NZ Curriculum Online user survey 2013.

NZ Curriculum Online user survey 2013


We are looking at how we can improve your experience when using NZC Online. Please take part in this 10 question online survey and tell us what you think.

Understanding New Zealand's Constitution.

Understanding New Zealand's Constitution


This set of teaching resources was prepared for the recent Constitution Conversation, and include facts, quizzes, conversation cards, and information about the topics under consideration (includes other resources about NZ’s constitution). It is envisaged that the teaching and learning can be integrated into current classroom programmes.