Learning at school
- New Zealand Curriculum
- Key competencies
- Reading, writing and maths
- The reading colour wheel
- Progress and achievement at school and kura
- How to support a child with dyslexia
- Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko curriculum content
- Learning using digital technologies
- Relationships and sexuality education
New Zealand has a national curriculum that guides what your child learns at school. Your child will develop a range of values and key competencies, or capabilities, that they need to succeed in life. These are all woven into the teaching of learning areas, or subjects.
During your child’s time at school they will develop a range of skills and capabilities (key competencies) that will help them to do well in life.
Literacy and numeracy are really important foundation skills for children.
The reading colour wheel is a way of showing how your child progresses from learning to read to becoming a confident reader over the first 3 years of school.
The Ministry is working with the education sector, parents, students, whānau, iwi and communities to support a focus on progress and achievement across the national curriculum – New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa – following the removal of National Standards and Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori last year.
Dyslexia is a term used to describe a range of persistent difficulties with reading and writing, and often including spelling, numeracy or musical notation.
The new content is about teaching our tamariki and young people how digital technologies work, and how they can use that knowledge to solve problems.
Find out why and how schools and children are using digital technologies for learning.