Final NCEA Changes Confirmed and Provisional NCEA Level 1 Subject List Released
The Government has recently confirmed the final change package for NCEA, following a comprehensive review of NCEA and announcement of seven changes in May 2019.
There are two changes to the original proposed package and they relate to strengthening NCEA’s literacy and numeracy requirements:
- The new, more robust, literacy and numeracy assessment will be offered to students from Y9 onwards, rather than from Y7 and 8, and
- In some cases exceptions to a single literacy and numeracy benchmark qualification without any alternative pathways may be appropriate – particularly for students with English as their second language.
Although no changes to NCEA will be implemented in 2020, the Ministry has kicked off work to progress the changes. We’ll be working alongside teachers and other experts from the education sector, through Subject Expert Groups, to develop the new achievement standards and resources across all NCEA subjects – starting with Level 1.
Have your say by 20 April 2020
In preparation for the Review of Achievement Standards which is planned to start later this year, the Ministry’s provisional subject list for NCEA Level 1 is now available for public feedback.
The provisional list isn’t final and we would welcome your feedback. The public engagement process is a genuine opportunity for you to have your say to the Ministry. Depending on what we hear from you, the list will then be finalised so that development work can start.
This list is designed to support Level 1 to become a broader, foundational qualification that allows students to keep their pathway options open, while Levels 2 and 3 promote opportunities for greater specialisation.
Visit our Kōrero Mātauranga website to tell us what you think about the provisional Level 1 subject list by 20 April 2020.
Contact: Simon Laube
(04) 463 2834
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