Curriculum Delivery model
The Ministry of Education is two years into a six-year programme to refresh The New Zealand Curriculum (NZC) – both the overall framework and the eight existing learning areas.
The final draft of Te Mātaiaho | the refreshed NZ curriculum will be released in Term 3, 2023.
Te Mātaiaho means “to observe and examine the strands of learning.” This name was gifted by Dr Wayne Ngata and members of our Rōpū Kaitiaki.
Te Mātaiaho will continue the same eight learning areas as in the existing 2007 Curriculum.
These are being developed and released in phases, and schools will have until the beginning of 2027 to start using the fully refreshed curriculum.
The final draft of Te Mātaiaho will be released in Term 3, 2023.
- Te ao tangata | social sciences was released in November 2022, and the new Aotearoa New Zealand’s Histories must now be taught in all schools.
- English is now available to be explored and used in schools and kura
- Mathematics and statistics is now available to be explored and used in schools and kura
- Science is in development for release in 2024
- Technology is in development for release in 2024
- The arts is in development for release in 2024
- Health and physical education is in development for release in 2025
- Learning languages is in development for release in 2025.
In 2023 we began looking at how we plan and implement the NZ Curriculum. Currently we are using the framework from Aotearoa NZ Histories to plan our Termly units of learning.
Each unit of learning will have a ‘localised’ context and opportunities to develop ‘matauranga Māori’, tikanga Māori and Te Reo Māori. Each term there will be a ‘community event’ to ensure that our whānau have the chance to be part of the learning.