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News of September 2015

Curriculum news and website highlights.

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FREE financial capability workshops for year 1 - 10 schools


Free financial capability workshops for school leaders and teachers are being held across the North Island. During the workshops participants will explore the purpose of financial capability in The New Zealand Curriculum, examine the financial capability online resources, and discuss strategies for integration of the financial capabilities across current teaching and learning programmes.

Fill in this registration form to register.

PDF icon. Flyer for financial capability workshops (PDF, 653 KB)

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Pasifika Languages Weeks coming up


Tuvalu Language Week and Fiji Language Week take place during the school holidays. Why not introduce your students to the languages and cultures of these Pacific nations before the end of term? We offer resource pages filled with ideas and useful links to support your learning.


DigMyIdea: Māori Innovation Challenge


DigMyIdea aims to grow Māori involvement in Aotearoa’s digital economy, inspiring entrepreneurs with great ideas to build digital businesses with export potential.

The challenge calls on entrants to submit a digital business idea that has the potential to go global. Ideas could be anything from an app to a web initiative, or ways to enhance or add digital elements to a more traditional enterprise. Entrants can submit applications in te reo Māori or te reo Pākehā.

DigMyIdea is now open for business, with ideas due by 18 October 2015. 

For more information and to submit applications, visit the DigMyIdea website

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Arts Online survey


The Ministry of Education is interested in learning how the Arts Online website can better support teachers with Year 1 – 8 students to provide progressions of learning opportunities across all four strands: 

  • Understanding the Arts in Context
  • Developing Practical Knowledge in the Arts
  • Developing Ideas in the Arts
  • Communicating and Interpreting in the Arts 

You do not have to be a regular Arts Online user to take part in the survey. Your feedback will contribute to future development of this site. Please forward this link to your colleagues.

The survey should only take 5-10 minutes to complete. Thank you for taking the time to respond. You can start the survey here.