Te Poutāhū Curriculum Centre School Update
Te Poutāhū Curriculum Centre School Update
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Welcome to the Te Poutāhū | Curriculum Centre School Update
Kia ora koutou,
This month we are sharing details of new teaching resources to support the 50th Commemorations of the Māori Language Petition Project. This includes a graphic novel depicting the time before, during and after the petition, along with an animation and activity cards.
We give an update from the NCEA Change Programme, including how more than 150 schools and kura are in the process of confirming their involvement in piloting the New Zealand Curriculum NCEA Level 1 subjects for 2023. There is also the latest on the Te Reo Matatini me te Pāngarau | Literacy and Numeracy co-requisites assessments.
This month is also an exciting time for The New Zealand Curriculum refresh with the release of the draft Curriculum Framework and the draft English, Mathematics and Statistics content. A special issue curriculum newsletter will follow later in September with important content specific to the refresh. Keep an eye out for this and share it with your colleagues.
Associate Deputy Secretary
Te Poutāhū | Curriculum Centre
50th Commemorations of the Māori Language Petition Project
Tama Tū, Reo Ora – Te Petihana 1972 project
The 50th Commemorations of the Māori Language Petition Project was initiated to celebrate 50 years since the Māori Language Petition was presented to Parliament. It’s an opportunity to support ākonga and tamariki to learn about the history of te reo Māori in schools, raise awareness of the events that revitalised te reo Māori and pay tribute to the education stalwarts.
Tama Tū, Reo Ora – Te Petihana 1972 rauemi
To support this project, we have developed a graphic novel to depict the time before, during and after the Māori Language Petition was presented to Parliament that includes a te reo Māori and education timeline. We have also created a 10-minute animation to accompany the graphic novel and activity cards for three age groups, 0 to 6 years, 7 to12 years and 13 to17 years.
All resources will be available in te reo Māori and English. There will be 3,000 copies of the graphic novel available on the Down the Back of the Chair website and all resources are now available on Kauwhata Reo.
Look out for our social media campaign on Tik Tok, Facebook and Instagram led by Pere Wihongi designed to engage ākonga and whānau and bring awareness of Te Petihana 1972.
Social media posts sharing your te reo Māori champion and using the hashtags #ToaReo #ReoChampion will get a chance to win one of 50 prize packs. The social media campaign will run until 16 September.
For more details, email: email@example.com.
NCEA Change Programme
A "Key Dates" calendar of current and/or upcoming events relevant to secondary schools and kura has been rolled out to complete the refresh of the NCEA Education website's homepage.
The new feature provides concise information about key events, including being able to search for events or activities by date and topic (for example, literacy and numeracy, Teacher Only Days and Pilots). Improvements to the homepage, including a dynamic "What's New" section, have also been made to enable better navigation and easier access to information.
The website hosts resources, guidance, achievement standards, co-requisites and tools for both Te Marautanga o Aotearoa and The New Zealand Curriculum, to support teachers, kaiako and school leaders.
What's happening now?
NZC NCEA Level 1 mini-pilot in 2022
The mid-year feedback from schools participating in the NZC NCEA Level 1 mini-pilot has been largely positive. Teachers reported increased student engagement despite the continuing COVID-19 disruption and illness-related absences.
They also cited a greater focus on teaching and learning as a result of fewer assessments required by the new NCEA Level 1 subjects and a greater connection with mātauranga Māori, including the revision of junior programmes to embed mātauranga Māori.
To support pilot schools, many teachers expressed an interest in more opportunities for face-to-face engagement with other piloteers, either nationally or within their regions.
Watch these videos to learn about how the new standards are working for teachers and students:
NCEA Level 1 pilots in 2023
More than 150 schools and kura are in the process of confirming their involvement in piloting the NZC NCEA Level 1 subjects in 2023.
We considered all expressions of interest and made selections to ensure the new subjects will be piloted in a diverse range of settings, considering school population, equity index, school/kura type, and location (region, rural or urban areas).
We are currently adjusting and refining the subject materials to reflect the feedback from schools and kura taking part in the mini-pilot this year. This means that the subject materials currently on the NCEA Education website will be updated over the rest of this year. A change log for each subject will be published so you can see what has changed.
Expressions of Interest were also sought for the open pilots for Te Marautanga o Aotearoa NCEA Level 1 Wāhanga Ako and NZC NCEA Level 1 te reo Māori in 2023. We intend to confirm the pilot schools and kura in Term 3.
Development of materials for the second group of NZC NCEA Level 2 subjects
We are developing the materials for the second group of 18 NZC NCEA Level 2 subjects.
Feedback received during the recent public engagement will be used to further refine Te Marautanga o Aotearoa and the first group of NZC NCEA Level 2 draft materials.
Te Reo Matatini me te Pāngarau | Literacy and Numeracy co-requisites
The new Te Reo Matatini me te Pāngarau | Literacy and Numeracy standards will become a co-requisite to NCEA in 2024. The standards have been piloted by more than 200 schools, kura and tertiary providers in the 2022 school year.
The first assessment event for this year's pilot took place from 27 June to 1 July in New Zealand and from 11 to 15 July in the Cook Islands and Niue.
Schools, kura and tertiary organisations and their ākonga received their results on 29 August. The national data set will be released in late September on the NCEA Education website. We expect there to be considerable public interest in the release of this information.
The second of two assessment events for this year’s pilot is being conducted from 19 to 23 September.
To support schools and kura in preparing for the implementation of the literacy and numeracy co-requisite, 2023 will be a transitional year. Whether you are a school, kura or tertiary provider, the transitional year is your year to prepare for the implementation of the NCEA co-requisite.
Learn more about this opportunity and get a head start in your preparation for the implementation of the new NCEA literacy and numeracy standards.
Videos about the importance of foundational literacy and numeracy
We have produced three videos that feature literacy and numeracy experts and respected Pasifika educators. These experts discuss the importance of foundational literacy and numeracy, the pedagogical shift to having all teachers, teaching literacy and numeracy. As well as the tools, approaches and resources that can be used to support learners.
To widen access to these videos we are currently having them translated into NZ Sign Language, in addition to translations in te reo Māori and seven Pacific languages.
Literacy Pedagogy Guides and Numeracy Pedagogy Guides have also been developed. Literacy Pedagogy Guides provide guidance on how teachers can support literacy using contexts from their learning area. Numeracy Pedagogy Guides, on the other hand, showcase a selection of numeracy-rich contexts and the small, effective steps that teachers can trial and weave into their teaching practice.
What's happening next?
Numeracy Enhanced Plans for Alternative Education, Physical Education, Science and Visual Arts are being designed.
Further Literacy Pedagogy Guides (LPG) and Numeracy Pedagogy Guides (NPG) are also being developed throughout 2022, so that there is at least one LPG and NPG per learning area.
Ako Panuku Hui ā-Tau 2022
NŌ TUA, KI TUA!
Whakamānawatia Te Reo Māori!
For 2022, the Ako Panuku Hui ā-Tau will honour our heritage language and salute its champions!
This event will feature a range of high-profile speakers, including our keynotes Wayne Ngata, Hinewehi Mohi and Tainui Stevens!
This event further aims to celebrate kaiako who endure and recognise the influence of te reo Māori in learning spaces and acknowledges the myriad of places te reo Māori has been seen, heard and felt.
To find out more and to register, visit our website: Ako Panuku – TKI
Nau mai ngākau whiwhita mā! Haramai hinengaro tuwhera mā! | Be ready! Be resolute! Come with open hearts and minds!
Kahu Pūtoi | Networks of expertise
Kahu Pūtoi is an online network of teachers and kaiako who work in Māori-medium and Māori language education settings. It is a place of contribution, collaboration and sharing, where kaiako can get timely support from their peers and experts on pedagogical and curriculum issues.
The all-new Kahu Pūtoi Knowledge Library contains a collection of exclusive posts, resources, videos and external websites pulled into specific categories to support our kaiako. This curated resource features a category focused on mātauranga Māori and also houses recordings from our first online symposium.
What's happening now?
Online Symposiums: The online symposium – ‘Kauawhitia – Transitions’ – was held on 24 August and discussed the hot topic of ākonga transitions within the educational setting. This builds from our inaugural online symposium held in March, which focused on providing teachers with strategies to support ākonga with diverse needs. If you missed out and would like to view the information shared, visit the website: