Have Your Say by 1 March: Review of Achievement Standards Pilot Phase
A pilot is currently underway to test the thinking and design of new NCEA learning and assessment resources. This is in preparation for the Review of Achievement Standards that is planned to start in April 2020, pending Cabinet approval of the final NCEA Change Package.
The review is an exciting opportunity to work with the sector to rebuild more than 1,100 achievement standards across the suite of subjects, along with the resources that support them. This supports the vision of making Level 1 a broader qualification with opportunities for more specialisation at Levels 2 and 3, which was agreed in-principle by Cabinet in May 2019.
Four subjects – Science, Visual Arts, Religious Studies and English – have been selected to run through a pilot process from October 2019 to March 2020.
Subject expert groups were created to support the pilot and they have developed the following draft materials for your feedback.
- A Learning Matrix – the significant learning that needs to be taught at each level.
- An Assessment Matrix – aspects of that significant learning which should be assessed.
- A document which explains the rationale for how the new Learning Matrix and Assessment Matrix were developed and how decisions were made.
- Level 1 achievement standards with possible learning and assessment activities (Science only).
This feedback will be used to refine the draft materials and inform the full Review of Achievement Standards across all NCEA subjects.
Contact: RAS Inbox
Contact: RAS Inbox
(04) 439 5486
Montessori Aotearoa New Zealand Conference 2020
Welcome to the information and registration site for MANZ Conference 2020!
I am delighted to present to you the amazing line-up of speakers who are providing a wide range of topics which will, I’m sure, inspire you. Come along to the Wairakei Resort, Taupō while soaking up knowledge for your kete.
In 2020 we are celebrating the 150 years since the birth of our founder Dr Maria Montessori. Come along to our network drinks on Saturday 4 July to help us celebrate this important milestone.
I look forward to welcoming you.
Cathy Wilson, Executive Officer, MANZ
2019 National Sport Stacking Championships
The 2019 National Sport Stacking Championships will be held on Saturday 21 September.
Competition is open to everyone, with our Novice section enabling those new to the sport to compete alongside seasoned stackers, facing the same thrill of a competition whilst striving for goals and records amongst those of equal experience.
This is a fun filled family event and spectators and media may join the sport stackers, instructors and volunteers from 8.45am.
All details are on the Speed Stacks (NZ) website: www.speedstacks.co.nz/pages/whanganui