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Issue 72: 24 November 2022

24 November 2022
he pānui kōhungahunga

He Pānui Kōhungahunga

Issue 72: 24 November 2022

Kia ora koutou,


For those of you who follow rugby and rugby league (and even for those of us who don’t always) what wonderful leadership shown by the Black Ferns for our girls and young women, and how to celebrate good sports by our Samoan communities.


Heoi anō tāku mō nāianei,



Information about the network approval application process is now available

As previously advised, new network management requirements begin in February next year. 


From 1 February 2023, anyone wanting to establish a licensed early childhood service will first need to apply for and be granted ‘network approval’. 


These new requirements are designed to ensure licensed early childhood services in Aotearoa New Zealand are part of a planned and diverse network that is sustainable and meets the needs of communities. 


The Minister of Education has now issued a National Statement on the Network of Licensed Early Childhood Services, which provides potential applicants for approval with information about the network of licensed early childhood services including:

  • the Government’s strategic priorities for the establishment of licensed early childhood services
  • information about the supply, forecast growth, demand, and need for licensed early childhood services; and
  • other information relevant to applications for approval, including about the approach the Minister intends to take to assessing that information in accordance with the statutory criteria.

Comprehensive information about network management, including the application process to seek network approval, and the National Statement, are available on our website. The website also provides a fact sheet you can download and distribute if required, in a range of languages. 


Network management and application process – Ministry of Education 


If you have questions about the application process or want to clarify the requirements, we will be hosting two online hui:


Monday 5 December, 5–6pm

Tuesday 17 January 2023, 5–6pm


Register for one of the hui through Eventbrite:


ECE Network Approval Q&A session – Eventbrite


Applications for network approval do not open until 1 February 2023. 


If you have any queries about the hui of ECE Network Management contact ece.networkmanagement@education.govt.nz.

Early Reading Together®: Applications still open to run programme in 2023

Reading Together® Te Pānui Ngātahi is a strengths-based series of workshops for parents and whānau to learn strategies to positively support their children’s reading at home.


Families taking part in Reading Together® will also receive sets of books that they can bring home to read with their children and practice the strategies they learned from the workshops.

Interested in offering Early Reading Together® in 2023?

Applications for funding are still open until 31 March 2023.


Early learning services will have 10 weeks to deliver the programme if their application is successful. 


Email reading.together@education.govt.nz to find out more and apply.

Kia Manawaroa

Ko te kaupapa matua o Kia Manawaroa, he whakapāho pānui mo ngā whānau Māori me ā rātou tamariki e noho ana ki raro i te tawharau o Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga.


Kia Manawaroa is the Ministry of Education’s pānui for whānau Māori with children in education.


Kua tuhituhia e te Māori mō ngai Māori epaana ki ngā kowhiringa me ngā pae tawhiti ki roto i te mātauranga, ngā tutukitanga o ngāi Māori hei Māori me te whakahoutia o te kōwheori mō ngā whānau.


It is written by Māori for Māori, with information about opportunities and milestones in education, Māori success as Māori, Te Reo Māori, and COVID-19 updates relevant to whānau as and when appropriate.


Ānei te pānui hou | Read the latest issue of: Kia Manawaroa 18 November 2022


Kua puta mai te perehitanga me ngā mohiotanga mō | In this issue:

  • The story of Georgia Latu and Pōtiki Poi
  • This māra kai: growing more than just veges
  • Learn how to support kids’ reading with Te Pānui Ngātahi Reading Together
  • Have your say on current issues in education
  • Whānau wellbeing and support.

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New module launched in the Gold Star wellbeing programme

Gold Star is a free online wellbeing programme where you can access e-learning modules and webinars with topic specialists designed for the education workforce. The programme provides you with an opportunity to self-test and monitor your own wellbeing.


Over 4,000 staff in school and early learning settings have already signed up and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.

The latest module in the online wellbeing programme Gold Star has been released. The module focuses on relationships and provides strategies to create more meaningful relationships at work, at home and in your wider community.

The live webinars for the relationship module will be held on:

  • Friday 2 December: 10–11.30am
  • Tuesday 6 December: 7–8.30pm
  • Thursday 8 December: 7–8pm

To register, visit:


Gold Star programme