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 Curriculum
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.
Reading, writing and maths
Literacy and numeracy are really important foundation skills for children.
The reading colour wheel
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.
Progress and achievement at school and kura
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.
How to support a child with dyslexia
Dyslexia is a term used to describe a range of persistent difficulties with reading and writing, and often including spelling, numeracy or musical notation.
Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko curriculum content
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.
Learning using digital technologies
Find out why and how schools and children are using digital technologies for learning.
Relationships and sexuality education
You may be interested in how relationships and sexuality education is taught in schools in Aotearoa New Zealand, how you can support your child’s learning, and how you can have your say.