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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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Tau Mai Te Reo – The Māori Language in Education Strategy 2013-2017

27/09/13

Tau Mai Te Reo – The Māori language in education strategy 2013-2017 (Tau Mai Te Reo) expresses what the Ministry of Education and education sector agencies will do for learners of Māori language in Education.

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Ka Hikitia - renewed strategy released

09/09/13

The Ministry of Education has released a second iteration of its Māori education strategy called Ka Hikitia – Accelerating Success 2013–2017.

This updated strategy aims to rapidly change how the education system performs so that all Māori students gain the skills, qualifications and knowledge they need to enjoy and achieve education success as Māori.

Ka Hikitia – Accelerating Success 2013–2017 is a revised strategy, not a brand new one. Its predecessor, Ka Hikitia – Managing for Success 2008–2012, set the direction for improving how the education system performs for Māori students.

The revised strategy builds on the changes and success we have seen through Ka Hikitia – Managing for Success 2008–2012. It celebrates success and accelerates the pace for more of it.

Read the strategy documents.

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Increasing educational achievement in secondary schools

29/08/13

This national report presents the findings of ERO’s recent evaluation of the practices used in an initiative to support the improved achievement of a specific group of Year 12 students.

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Educational Leaders website.

Key leadership documents

27/08/13

A collection of key documents developed or funded by the Ministry of Education that are relevant to New Zealand school leaders.

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leading change
Sam Smith.

Learning about leadership through NAPP

21/08/13

Sam Smith, deputy principal at Massey High School, talks about her move into leadership and the role that the National Aspiring Principals Programme (NAPP) has played.

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leading change
professional development
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Understanding special education from the perspectives of Pasifika families

27/07/13

The aim of this report is to identify the strengths of current service provision; barriers to accessing SE services for Pasifika; and the extent to which cultural perspectives on disability and SE and the low numbers of Pasifika professionals affected engagement and satisfaction with SE services for Pasifika families.

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Secondary Schools: Pathways for future education, training and employment

15/07/13

This report follows on from ERO’s 2012 report on careers education, Careers Information, Advice, Guidance and Education (CIAGE) in Secondary Schools. This second report investigates how well 74 secondary schools have prepared their students for future opportunities in education, training and employment.

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NZQA.

Tongan achievement standards

15/07/13

Development of achievement standards for lea faka-Tonga.

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