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Cyber Skills Aotearoa


Grok Academy and CORE Education have launched Cyber Skills Aotearoa, a programme to help develop cyber security skills and dispositions in ākonga in Years 6-13. 

Understand, Know, Do.

ANZ curriculum content cards


This video shows a Kāhui Ako working with a facilitator to plan for teaching and learning ANZH in the social sciences. It offers guidance to help teachers and school leaders use the cards effectively to plan together.

social sciences
Red haired child with globe.

Applications for Reading Recovery and Early Literacy Support open Friday 30 September 2022


Detailed information on how schools and kura apply for Reading Recovery and Early Literacy Support is on the Reading Recovery and Early Literacy Support page

Applications must be submitted by Friday 11 November 2022.

Students creating animations on digital tablets.

Technology in years 7–10: Case studies


See how three middle schools have integrated the revised technology learning area into their local curriculum. 

These video case studies show great examples of ākonga working together on challenging, authentic technology projects. The videos are accompanied by written resources that annotate each story, and unpack the key technology concepts, what and how ākonga are learning, and the steps that schools have taken to make their technology teaching a success. 

View the videos and read the case studies at Technology Online.

These case studies were developed by The Ministry of Education in partnership with the New Zealand Association of Intermediate Middle Schooling (NZAIMS).

Leading mathematics teaching and learning in years 1–8. What principals need to know and be able to do.

Leading mathematics teaching and learning in years 1–8


You will have recently seen some new maths resources arrive at your schools. The resources have been designed to provide teachers and leaders with information about what is needed for ākonga in Years 1-8 to receive rich learning experiences and a full diet of maths education. A balanced maths diet is a quick reference sheet for teachers to support your curriculum design. The Leading mathematics teaching and learning in years 1-8 brochure supports school leaders on how to best support maths teaching in your school. These resources are part of the Ministry’s 2022 maths support package.

Download the brochures:

PDF icon. Leading mathematics teaching and learning in years 1–8 (PDF, 1 MB)

PDF icon. Maths poster (PDF, 2 MB)

Science Learning Hub logo.

The Science Learning Hub – Pokapū Akoranga Pūtaiao


The Science Learning Hub – Pokapū Akoranga Pūtaiao links New Zealand scientists with school students, teachers, and community audiences. They are a national project funded by the New Zealand Government to make examples of New Zealand science, technology and engineering more accessible and visible. To do this, they use a range of media to tell the stories of New Zealand research and development. Wrap-around teacher resources demonstrate how these stories can be used as contexts for creating relevant, engaging classroom programmes in science and STEM.

They have over 10,400 resources that showcase cutting-edge science and demonstrate how the stories of science can be used to enrich school teaching and learning, making it more relevant, engaging and meaningful. Below are a few examples of resources that have recently been developed with Otago University for the Aotearoa in Space Exhibition. Many more are available on their website.


Literacy & Communication and Maths Strategy


Te Poutāhū | Curriculum Centre is strengthening our education system to ensure it consistently delivers equity and excellence for our children and young people. That means working towards a system where all ākonga can experience success, secure in their identities, languages, cultures, and values; and where kaiako feel confident and are well-supported in their practice. As part of that process, the Literacy & Communication and Maths Strategy and its accompanying Action Plans have been developed for the early learning and schooling pathway.

The Literacy & Communication and Maths Action Plans identify the changes needed to make the Strategy’s vision a reality over the coming years. The actions have been informed by evidence and developed in collaboration with kaiako, whānau, communities, and iwi, and that collaboration will continue as work on the actions progresses. This includes making sure that the Action Plans align with and advance work already underway to support our ākonga and kaiako, including the refresh of The New Zealand Curriculum, the development of practice and progress tools for Te Whāriki, and changes to strengthen literacy and numeracy in NCEA.

For more information, including Action Plans and Roadmap visit: Ministry of Education: Literacy & Communication and Maths Strategy

If you have any further questions, please email –  [email protected] 

Nelly in Aotearoa.

Nelly in Aotearoa


Nelly the kuaka | godwit travels to Aotearoa New Zealand.

In four episodes, especially developed for years 1–3 learners, Nelly explores different aspects of Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories.

Use the videos with your students and the teaching support material for guidance and activities to help you link each video to your classroom context.

treaty of Waitangi
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Literacy & Communication and Maths Strategy addresses inequities


Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga | Ministry of Education is strengthening the national curricula and resources and supports for their implementation so that every child and young person’s progress and achievement is responded to and they can celebrate success in their learning.

Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories. Me tiro whakamuri, kia anga whakamua. If we want to shape Aotearoa New Zealand’s future, start with our past.

Aotearoa New Zealand's histories


From 2023, Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories and Te Takanga o Te Wā will be taught in all schools and kura. Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories final content and resources can be found at aotearoahistories.education.govt.nz.

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Te Marautanga o Aotearoa