New Zealand Curriculum Online

Issue: Volume 95, Number 12

Posted: 4 July 2016
Reference #: 1H9d2e

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New Section: Curriculum and the Community

In 2016 we co-ran an #edchat to explore community engagement and curriculum design. This section captures the thoughts and responses from this chat to further help schools to connect and collaborate with their communities when designing their local curriculum. It includes seven Q&A posts which offer teacher voice, schools stories, reflective questions, and links to further conversations and support.

Curriculum and the Community(external link)

Matariki– The Māori New Year

The pre-dawn rise of Matariki can be seen in the last days of May or early June every year.

By celebrating Matariki at your school you can bring a range of NZC principles to life. Students can explore values, develop key competencies, and examine social science concepts.

Matariki– The Māori New Year(external link)

Te Wiki O Te Reo Māori/Māori Language Week, From 4 July 2016

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori provides an opportunity to celebrate and learn te reo Māori, helping to secure its future as a dynamic and rich language.

Te Wiki O Te Reo Māori/Māori Language Week, From 4 July 2016(external link)

Rio 2016 Olympic Games from 5 August

The Rio 2016 Olympics provide a useful context for students to consider the NZC values of excellence, diversity, integrity, community, and participation and meet learning outcomes in a range of learning areas, especially social sciences and health.

Rio 2016 Olympic Games from 5 August(external link)

New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) Achievements Standards and Assessment Resources

New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) achievement standards for level 6 and level 7 have been developed for use from 2016. Context elaborations are available in the Senior Secondary Learning Languages guide. Level 8 achievement standards and context elaborations will be ready for use from 2017.

New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) Achievements Standards and Assessment Resources(external link)

BY Education Gazette editors
Education Gazette | Tukutuku Kōrero, reporter@edgazette.govt.nz

Posted: 7:31 PM, 4 July 2016

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