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Maths Week

07/08/14

Maths Week runs from 11 – 15 August 2014. Maths Week is a national event organised by the New Zealand Association of Mathematics Teachers (NZAMT) to promote mathematics in New Zealand schools. The Maths Week website contains free resources for teachers, along with activities and competitions for students of all ages.

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Cook Islands Language Week: 4 - 10 August

31/07/14

Kia orāna! Cook Islands Language Week / Te 'Epetoma o te Reo Kūki Airani takes place this year from 4 August to 10 August. This resource page provides ideas, resources, and inspiration to help you learn and celebrate the Cook Islands Māori language with your school community.

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Celebrate Matariki at your school

19/06/14

The pre-dawn rise of Matariki can be seen in the last days of May or early June every year. By celebrating Matariki at your school you can bring a range of NZC principles to life. Students can explore values, develop key competencies, and examine social science concepts. This resource page provides ideas and resources that teachers and students can use to get involved.

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One more look at Ka Hikitia – Accelerating Success 2013–2017

21/05/14

This third and final blog post in the Ka Hikitia series is an interview with Wharehoka Wano, Kaihautū Māori at CORE, who shares his views about the strategy and offers practical advice.

Whare discusses the principle of ako – a two-way teaching and learning process, and emphasises the importance of identity, language, and culture. He concludes the interview by challenging schools to engage with Māori students and their communities, and take action to accelerate Māori achievement.

The blog post includes guiding questions and links to related resources to help schools consider what actions they will take to bring life to the Māori education strategy.

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E-book launch to celebrate New Zealand Sign Language Week

15/05/14

The Ministry of Education, in collaboration with Deaf Aotearoa, have launched six new e-books, from the Ready to Read series, to celebrate New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) Week. These apps are available on iTunes (for Apple devices) or GooglePlay (for Android devices) and are free to download.

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New Zealand Sign Language Week

02/05/14

New Zealand Sign Language Week takes place this year between 12 and 18 May. New Zealand Sign Language Week provides an opportunity for schools to reflect on the inclusion principle and explore the values of diversity and respect. This special week enables students to make use of key competencies, especially using language, symbols, and text and relating to others. By learning NZSL students will achieve learning outcomes described in the learning languages learning area. This resource page provides ideas and resources that teachers and students can use to get involved.

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A second look at Ka Hikitia – Accelerating Success 2013–2017

13/03/14

Over the next few months NZC Online will feature a series of blogs about Ka Hikitia – Accelerating Success 2013–2017. The blog posts will look closely at different aspects of the Māori education strategy and provide questions, resources, and suggested actions for school leaders and kaiako.

This second blog post explores another guiding principle – Māori potential approach. It considers what is meant by the Māori potential approach principle, provides questions for leaders and kaiako to consider, includes inspirational school stories, and offers links to resources that promote high expectations and strong educational pathways for Māori students.

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Evaluation of He Kākano: Professional development for leaders in secondary schools 2011-2012

30/01/14

This newly released report describes the evaluation of He Kākano. It details the methodology used, data analysis, key findings, strengths and weaknesses, and recommendations for future school leadership professional learning programmes intending to promote educational outcomes for Māori student success as Māori.

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Graduate profiles - a vision of future orientated learners

06/11/13

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.

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Celebrating Pasifika languages

01/10/13

2013 is a bumper year for Pasifika languages with seven language weeks taking place across New Zealand. The inaugural Tuvaluan language week is celebrated this week from Monday 30 September to Sunday 6 October, followed by Fijian language week from Monday 7 October to Sunday 13 October. This blog post provides useful links and resources to help your students learn the Tuvaluan and Fijian languages. 

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