You have probably heard of the New Zealand Curriculum and even lived through it when you were at school, but things change as things tend to do, so we’ve created this handy overview of the New Zealand Curriculum so that you can support your child’s learning in a way that aligns with their schooling.
The national curriculum guides schools and teachers as to what children should be learning whilst they are at school. This includes not only learning areas like Maths and English, but also key competencies that will enable children to grow and succeed in life.
“The vision is for young people to be confident, connected, actively involved, lifelong learners.” – Ministry of Education
When planning your child’s learning, teachers will always refer to the New Zealand curriculum in order to ensure that what they are teaching is relevant to the Ministry of Education’s vision and aligned with the key competencies and learning areas.
Gaining a basic understanding of how the NZ Curriculum is structured, will equip you with the knowledge to choose the right types of learning support for your child.
If you would like to find out a little (or a lot) more about the NZ Curriculum, please visit http://nzcurriculum.tki.org.nz/