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News of August 2018

Curriculum news and website highlights.

Kia kaha Te Reo Māori, Māori language week 10–16 September 2018

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori/Māori Language Week 10–16 September 2018

28/08/18

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori provides an opportunity to celebrate and learn te reo Māori, helping to secure its future as a dynamic and rich language.

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Three students digging with a spade in the bush

Conservation Week 15–23 September 2018

28/08/18

Capture your students' natural curiosity about the world they live in, and raise awareness about Aotearoa/New Zealand, by involving them in this year’s Conservation Week. This week is all about getting out and discovering the conservation areas that are just outside your door.

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Chinese lion statue

Chinese Language Week 23–29 September 2018

28/08/18

New Zealand Chinese Language Week is a Kiwi-led initiative aimed at encouraging New Zealanders to discover Chinese language and culture.

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Tongan cultural artifacts

Tongan language, culture, and identity

28/08/18

In this blog Ma’ata Fusitu’a explains some important aspects of Tongan family life and culture and offers some suggestions on how we can support Tongan language and culture in our schools and classrooms.

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Student holding a quartz she found in the bush stream

Bush classroom weaves lessons from nature into learning

21/08/18

At 8.45am each Monday, 17 students of Waitawheta class at Waikino School head off into the bush for the day in a unique programme that is helping boost the students’ learning and resilience on the other four days of the week they spend in classrooms.

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Two students from a homework club sitting next to a box of books

Homegrown heroes bring students and community together

21/08/18

Rangikura School is the latest to join the Homework Help Club movement, an after-school initiative to increase community engagement in promoting the social, emotional, and academic growth of students.

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Orange speech bubble that says $orted money week

Money Week 3–9 September 2018

21/08/18

Our resource page has a collection of resources and stories to support your school's involvement in Money Week, and to help your school make financial capability an ongoing area of curriculum focus.

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Tongan flag

Tongan Language Week 2–8 September 2018

21/08/18

Tongan Language Week / Uike Kātoanga’i ‘o e Lea Faka-Tonga gives students of all ethnicities the chance to learn some basic Lea Faka-Tonga, and gives your students of Tongan origin the chance to be experts in the classroom.

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Students in a field waving at a drone

Hororata Primary – Discovery learning

21/08/18

In this snapshot, Marty Gameson, principal of Hororata Primary, shares how discovery learning aligns with their school vision and explores how it can be applied to improve learning outcomes.

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What kind of learner do you want your child to be?

Developing a local curriculum

03/08/18

In this blog, Bede Gilmore, principal of Winchester School, outlines processes undertaken when reviewing their school curriculum with their community.

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