Learning at school
- What my child learns
- The National Curriculum
- Key competencies
- How to support a child with dyslexia
- Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko curriculum content
- Learning using digital technologies
- Relationships and sexuality education
You will find that what (and how) your child learns at secondary school is quite different to when you were at school. Nowadays the focus is on developing a range of skills and abilities that they need to continue their education, get into the career they want, and be successful in life, rather than just teaching facts and figures.
What students learn at state and state-integrated schools and kura in NZ is guided by an National Curriculum framework.
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.
The National Certificate of Educational Achievement, or NCEA as it's commonly known as, is New Zealand's main secondary school qualification for students in Year 11–13 and is accepted by the majority of employers here and overseas.
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.