Another one for my Kiwi readers…
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Fakatalofa atu and welcome to this edition of the NZC Online newsletter, filled with up-to-date ideas, resources, stories, and research to help you consider, review, and design your school curriculum.
Transitions: Students at the centre
Staff at the Mt Roskill campus create positive transitions between schools by placing students at the centre of the transition process.
Review the questions and suggested actions to encourage reflection on your own school context.
View all films in the Mt Roskill collection.
Tuvalu Language Week
Tuvalu Language Week begins on Monday 29 September and runs until Sunday 5 October. This resource page suggests what your classroom and school community could do to celebrate and nurture the language and culture of Tuvalu.
Pasifika Education Plan – Policy to practice
This blog post takes a closer look at the Pasifika Education Plan and the Pasifika Education Implementation Plan. It offers reflective questions, ideas, stories, and resources to support and inspire schools to make a difference for all Pasifika students.
NZC Update: Ready to Read
NZC Update 28 explores the thinking behind the Ready to Read series.
New standards for Tongan language
New Lea faka-Tonga achievement standards and associated resources will be available for schools to use at NCEA levels 1 and 2 in 2014, with level 3 in 2015.
Essay competition – 1914–2014: The greatest greats and grands of the last 100 years
The Office for Senior Citizens is holding a competition to encourage primary school children (up to year 8) to think and write about an older person who is special to them. The subject for this competition is “1914 – 2014: the greatest greats and grands of the last 100 years” to coincide with the 100 year commemorations of World War One.
Connected Educator Month
October is Connected Educator Month, a global initiative designed to support and promote networked approaches to educational professional learning. Leaders and teachers are invited to engage in this month-long event from 1 October 2014.
Learning area highlights
New School Journal
The September 2014 editions of The School Journal are now available on Literacy Online, including supporting TSM and audio files for download.
Junior Journal 49
Junior Journal 49, supporting TSM and audio files are now available for download.
Ready to Read review webinar for Literacy PLD providers and RT Lits
The Ready to Read series has undergone a robust review to ensure its continuing effectiveness in supporting children to build a strong foundation in literacy in their early years at school.
Fijian Language Week takes place from Monday 6 October, followed by Money Week and Niue Language Week beginning Monday 13 October. Resource pages, packed with ideas and resources, will soon be available to support your involvement in these national weeks.