Implementation information for schools and kura

We recognise that everyone will be at a different stage of their implementation journey. We know that across the country there is already excellent learning of Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories and Te Takanga o Te Wā happening in some schools and kura, and some are just getting started.

Implementation

Implementing changes takes time, and it may be some time before teachers and kaiako feel totally confident and capable in teaching Te Takanga o Te Wā or Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories national curriculum content as part of their local curriculum | marau ā-kura. 

This is a journey for all of us, and there are many in the community such as iwi and hapū that are still working out how they would like to work alongside schools and kura to deliver rich learning. Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga - Ministry of Education wants to support effective collaboration and is looking at the best ways to do that, while learning from instances where it is working well. 

Whatever stage you are at in your planning and implementation, there are a wide range of resources and professional learning supports available now for leaders, kaiako and teachers to use. We will continue to add to and enrich the implementation supports and resources that we’re providing to schools and kura.

Te Takanga o Te Wā

View the final national curriculum content, supports and resources for Te Takanga o Te Wā on Kia māhorahora te reo Māori | Kauwhata Reo(external link).

Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories

View the final national curriculum content, supports and resources for Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories on Aotearoa New Zealand's histories(external link).

Personal Learning and Development

Personal Learning and Development for schools and kura can be found on Regionally-allocated PLD – Professional Learning & Development.(external link)

More information

Find information on supports for teachers on Refreshing 'The New Zealand Curriculum'

Information on the ‘Understand, Know, Do’ framing and progressions model(external link) 

Information for School Boards – English(external link) [PDF, 186 KB]

Information for Kura Boards - Te reo Māori(external link) [ PDF, 185 KB]

Information for School Boards - English (accessible version)(external link) [DOCX, 33 KB]

Information for Kura Boards – Te reo Māori (accessible version)(external link) [ DOCX, 36 KB]

FAQs for whānau and communities - English(external link) [DOCX, 34 KB]

FAQs for whānau and communities – Te reo Māori [DOCX, 37 KB]

Resources to get started

School and Kura leaders will soon be receiving a pack in the post. Distribution will begin at the start of April. The pack includes final curriculum content, and other resources to help you get started. You can find digital copies of the first pack being sent to schools and kura below:

School pack

Kura pack

Contact us

For any questions about Te Takanga o Te Wā or Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories, email AotearoaNewZealandHistories@education.govt.nz.

For more information on the refresh of The New Zealand Curriculum, email NewZealand.CurriculumRefresh@education.govt.nz.

For more information on the redevelopment of Te Marautanga o Aotearoa, email TeReo.MaoriGroup@education.govt.nz. 

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