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Social sciences resource survey

29/09/21

A short, online survey to identify quality resources to support social sciences is now open for teachers of years 1–10 social sciences.

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Reflecting on grief, love, and hope with Aya and the Butterfly storybook

05/08/21

Aya and the Butterfly is a new picture book to help children come to terms with grief, cope with change, and build resilience.

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Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories books for schools

12/05/21

To promote Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories, the Ministry of Education is inviting schools and kura to order up to $200 of high-quality history books for their libraries.

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Refreshing our national curriculum for schooling

15/02/21

The national curriculum for schooling will be refreshed over the next five years to ensure it is more clear, more relevant and easier to use.

The curriculum refresh was announced by Associate Ministers of Education, Jan Tinetti and Kelvin Davis.

Find out more about the refresh of the national curriculum for schooling

In September 2019 the Minister of Education, the Hon Chris Hipkins, announced the need to refresh the national schooling curriculum to ensure it remains fit for purpose and clear about the most important learning that can’t be left to chance.

Since then the Ministry has been working with people from the education sector and wider communities to really understand how to make the improvements needed for students to succeed now and in the future.

An example of what the refreshed content could look like is the draft curriculum content for Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories and Te Takanga o Te Wā, which is open for public feedback:

Read more about the draft curriculum survey and how to take part in the Aotearoa New Zealand's Histories survey

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Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories

03/02/21

From 2022, Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories will be taught in all schools and kura.

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New Leading local curriculum guide: Aotearoa New Zealand's histories

03/02/21

This guide complements the Leading Local Curriculum Guide series

It is the first in a series of two guides designed to support primary, intermediate, and secondary school leaders to understand and plan for Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories within social sciences.

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Waitangi Day resources

02/02/21

Resources to consider how Waitangi Day can be observed with your students and the wider community.

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Professional support for early literacy

02/02/21

Professional support will be available from 2021 for literacy specialists and Years 1 to 3 teachers.

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Waitangi Day resources

02/02/21

Resources to consider how Waitangi Day can be observed with your students and the wider community.

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