Friday 27 March 2015

Volume 94 Number 5

Latest articles

Cricket Smart bowls into the classroom

Cricket is a game for all, inspiring players and supporters from different cultures, climates and communities. Its universal appeal also provides an engaging and motivating context to apply and inspire learning.    Minister Coleman speaking to students Whether providing a stimulus for physical activity, or discussion, writing or inquiry in subjects such as art or English, or generating data and …read more


Know me before you teach me

Know me before you teach me

Principal Bruce Jepsen talks about the approach his learning community took when academic intervention alone proved inadequate.   Bruce Jepsen is principal at Bay of Plenty’s Te Akau ki Papamoa Primary School, a decile 5, co-ed, English-medium, contributing school (Years 1 to 6). Some years ago, the Education Review Office assessed the school and painted a stark picture of under …read more


Programmes for Students: successfully accelerating student achievement

Programmes for Students: successfully accelerating student achievement

Programmes for Students, now in its fifth year, is one of the best ‘good news’ stories in education at the moment. School reports consistently confirm the positive impact Programmes for Students has, not only on accelerating student progress, but also in helping students to develop their identity as successful learners in reading, writing and mathematics.  Programmes for Students provides support to …read more


More than half of schools using N4L’s Managed Network

More than half of schools using N4L’s Managed Network

N4L (Network for Learning) has recently reached the halfway point in its rollout of the Managed Network, with more than 50 per cent of New Zealand schools starting the year equipped with N4L’s fast and reliable internet services. N4L CEO John Hanna and Associate Minister of Education Nikki Kaye visited South Auckland’s Pukekohe Intermediate school to mark the occasion, as …read more


Shared role expected to bring benefits

Shared role expected to bring benefits

Collaboration is a proven way to support development in international education. Two Southland high schools have decided to maximise their international opportunities by appointing Carolyn Davies as director of international students for both schools.  “We have been in the international student market for over 23 years. What we find works well for us is having a full time international director …read more


Education.govt.nz to replace Minedu.govt.nz

Education.govt.nz to replace Minedu.govt.nz

      Since Education.govt.nz was first launched as a beta (‘work in progress’) website last year, a large proportion of content from Minedu.govt.nz and two early childhood education websites (www.lead.ece.govt.nz and www.educate.ece.govt.nz)  has been rewritten to make it more user-friendly and easier to migrate to Education.govt.nz. As of early April this year, there will be enough content on Education.govt.nz that …read more


The New Zealand Curriculum Online

The New Zealand Curriculum Online

      FROM OUR BLOG Creating a coherent and connected curriculum http://nzcurriculum.tki.org.nz/Curriculum-resources/NZC-Online-blog/Connections This blog focuses on making connections within and across curriculum learning areas – an action endorsed by the coherence curriculum principle. It offers a survey, reflective questions, and stories to help you think about ways that you can build a more connected curriculum at your school and …read more

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