Learning at school
- What my child learns
- The National Curriculum
- Key competencies
- How to support a child with dyslexia
- Learning using digital technologies
- 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.
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 years 11 to 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. Students with dyslexia do not make expected progress in these areas in spite of good teaching and the type of extra support that would be helpful for most children. But difficulties with dyslexia can be reduced with effective individualised teaching and specialist support.