Learning at school
- What my child learns
- The National Curriculum
- Key competencies
- Information for ākonga and their whānau
- How to support a child with dyslexia
- Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko curriculum content
- Learning using digital technologies
- Relationships and sexuality education
What my child learns
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.
The National Curriculum
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.
Information for ākonga and their whānau
NCEA information and tools intended to empower parents, whānau and communities to collectively engage in decisions around the NCEA learning for their tamariki.
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.