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News of June 2015

Curriculum news and website highlights.

High Expectations - NEW exploration of the high expectations principle

23/06/15

This new section of NZC Online contains resources, tools, and examples to help schools explore the High Expectations principle.   

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Inclusion principle package - NEW on NZC Online

23/06/15

This section draws together research, digital resources, and examples to support schools as they consider the inclusion principle.

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Gifted Awareness Week

18/06/15

This week it is Gifted Awareness Week. Gifted Awareness Week encourages recognition and celebration of gifted people and the nature of giftedness.

The following two blogs consider the diverse needs of gifted students and offer ideas on how you can best support their learning:

I just want to fly – A metaphor for gifted learners
This blog, written by Vanessa White, uses the kea as a metaphor for gifted students. Vanessa explores how to create responsive learning environments so students can spread their wings and fly.

Giftedness and the Pasifika student
This blog considers Pasifika students and giftedness. It offers ten cultural identifiers for recognising giftedness in Pasifika students. Discussion questions and tools are also included to help you consider giftedness and Pasifika students at your school.

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Matariki – The Māori New Year

12/06/15

In 2015, Matariki will start on 18 June. This resource page suggests ways to celebrate Matariki in your community.

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Call for enrolments for VLN Primary School – Semester Two

12/06/15

Expressions of Interest and enrolments are now invited from schools wishing to participate in the VLN Primary School in semester two. A wide range of language programmes are confirmed, including extension maths, health, and Asia Aware Inquiry. More details on what is available and how to participate in the latest VLN Primary School newsletter.

The VLN Primary is a collaboration of schools working together to improve educational opportunities for students through online learning. Visit the VLN Primary School website for more information. 

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