Sunday 2 August 2015

Volume 94 Number 13

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Setting up for security: talking about financial capability in New Zealand classrooms

The Ministry of Education and the Commission for Financial Capability are encouraging teachers to broach the subject of financial capability in the classroom. In this, the first in a pair of articles building up to Money Week 2015, the Ministry and the Commission outline some key points. Is it ever too early to learn about budgeting and investments, Kiwi Saver …read more


Information and inspiration: secondary teachers talk about engineering

Information and inspiration: secondary teachers talk about engineering

Auckland’s Waterview Connection Project provides an ideal context for learning and about career pathways into engineering. An engineer works on site at Waterview Connection, while behind looms Dennis, the self-launching gantry used to shift concrete beams into place for new motorway ramps. Photo: NZTA   Teachers from Auckland Girls’ Grammar say students, staff and families all have a role in …read more


The New Zealand Curriculum Online

The New Zealand Curriculum Online

RESOURCES New principle packages – inclusion and high expectations Support packages for the high expectations principle and inclusion principle are now available on New Zealand Curriculum Online. Each package has research, resources, tools, and stories to help guide curriculum planning and teaching practice at your school. High expectations: http://bit.ly/1gAHkDC Inclusion: http://bit.ly/1HJIkep NZC Online blog - High expectations in your classroom http://bit.ly/1Sm3YLF …read more


New Zealand educators among world’s best

New Zealand educators among world’s best

The experience and skills of New Zealand’s year 7 to 10 teachers have been highlighted in new international data. More than 2,800 teachers of year 7 to 10 students in New Zealand answered questions about themselves and their work, for the OECD’s Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS). More than 34 countries took part. The training and experience of New …read more


Supporting early learning in Kaikohe

Supporting early learning in Kaikohe

Kaikohe is a hive of early learning activity and people working together to raise prior participation rates for the community. Khy Kimura-Hayes, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Tuwharetoa and Taranaki   If you happen to be in Kaikohe on a Wednesday, you might come across an early learning street play day, which is held every second Wednesday at Library Square. It is in …read more


Te Matatini: many faces young and old

Te Matatini: many faces young and old

Kapa haka has become an important way for older generations to teach younger generations that commitment and teamwork results in success. Te Ahikaaroa Kapa Haka, at Te Matatini 2015. Puamiria Parata-Goodall (centre) performs karanga. Photo: Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu INSPIRING SUCCESS THROUGH GENERATIONS Kapa haka is an art form central to Māori identity. The biennial national kapa haka competition …read more


Whakatane High students living the Silicon Valley dream

Whakatane High students living the Silicon Valley dream

April Fools’ Day 2015 couldn’t have started better for 13 Whakatane High School senior digital technologies students embarking on the first leg of their Silicon Valley tour, during the term one school holidays. Whakatane High Schools Careers and Transitions assistant Toni Martin reports.  The trip that started out as a daring challenge between two staff members in the staffroom blossomed …read more


Te Wiki o te Reo Māori – Whāngaihia te Reo ki ngā Mātua

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori – Whāngaihia te Reo ki ngā Mātua

Whakanuia te wiki o te reo Māori – Celebrate Māori language week from July 27 – August 2, 2015 TE WIKI O TE REO MĀORI – WHĀNGAIHIA TE REO KI NGĀ MĀTUA Last year Te Taura Whiri i te reo Māori in conjunction with New Zealand Post and Māori Television, launched Te Kupu o te Wiki – one Māori word …read more


An Aotearoa overture: Lilburn’s music lives on

An Aotearoa overture: Lilburn’s music lives on

Pioneering New Zealand composer Douglas Lilburn was born 100 years ago, and to honour this centenary, a myriad of teaching resources is now available to music educators. Photograph of Douglas Lilburn in the sitting room of his home at 22 Ascot Terrace, Thorndon, Wellington. Photographed circa 1970 by Bill Beavis. From The Douglas Lilburn Collection, Alexander Turnbull Library “I want …read more

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