Learning at school

New Zealand Curriculum

NZ 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.

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Key competencies

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.

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Reading, writing and maths

Literacy and numeracy are really important foundation skills for children.

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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.

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National Standards and Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki

National Standards are being replaced.

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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.

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Learning using digital technologies

Find out why and how schools and children are using digital technologies for learning.

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Sexuality education

You may be interested in how sexuality education is taught in New Zealand, how you can support your child’s learning, and how you can have your say.

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