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Aotearoa New Zealand's histories

Dame Whina Cooper and moko on hikoi - backview.    Image courtesy NZH/Michael Tubberty

Aotearoa New Zealand is on a journey to ensure that all ākonga in all schools and kura learn how our histories have shaped our present day lives. 

 

This is part of a wider refresh of our national curriculum to ensure it is fit for purpose now and in the future and supports the language, identity, culture and wellbeing of all students in New Zealand.

The curriculum changes will come into effect in 2022. They will be confirmed by publication in the New Zealand Gazette (often referred to as "gazetted") during 2021. 

The Ministry is partnering with a wide range of people to design an Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories curriculum that will frame histories teaching for all schools and kura. The curriculum changes will come into effect in 2022 and will be confirmed by publication in the New Zealand Gazette during 2021.   

More information about what is being done is available at  education.govt.

The histories curriculum changes were announced by the Prime Minister on 12 September 2019, and align with the aspirations expressed in   Kōrero Mātauranga I Education Conversation – Curriculum, Progress and Achievement.

 

 

Watch this space for more information and resources.


Aotearoa New Zealand's histories resources guide 

Discover some of the inspiring resources already available to support learning about Aotearoa New Zealand's histories.

 

Visit Aotearoa New Zealand's histories resources guide


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