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Developing Key Competencies in Students Years 1-8

Published: 22 Nov 2019

This Education Review Office (ERO) report describes what a sample of New Zealand schools with Years 1 to 8 students are doing to integrate and support the development of key competencies in their students.

It outlines the support that schools are giving their students to use these competencies in their learning and wellbeing. The report also explores what schools are doing to promote the understanding of key competencies among parents, whānau and trustees.

Audience:
Parents
Schools
Content type:
Research
Topics:
Key competencies

Provision for Students in Activity Centres

Published: 25 Sep 2018

There are 14 activity centres in New Zealand that cater for secondary school students (Years 9 ‑ 13) who are at risk of disengaging from mainstream schooling and at risk of low educational, social and vocational outcomes. Activity centres are established by agreement of the Minister of Education. Priority is given to those students whose behaviour is likely to impede their own learning and the learning of others, and who are most likely to benefit from the programme.

Audience:
Education
Parents
Schools
Content type:
Research
Topics:
Activity Centres
Alternative education (AE)
Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu
Mental health

An evaluation of Stand Children's Services: Children's Villages

Published: 01 Sep 2016

Until recently children with behavioural and social needs were referred to and attended one of six health camps situated across New Zealand. Each of the six health camps had an associated school attached. In 2008 ERO evaluated the quality of provisions for children at the health camps and identified significant areas that needed to improve. ERO recommended that the Ministry of Education examine the role of health camps and their schools within the wider network provision of services for students with moderate to severe behaviour difficulties. 

Audience:
Parents
Schools
Content type:
Research
Topics:
Stand Children's Services Tu Maia Whanau
Children's Villages
Behavioural needs
Therapeutic care and education (TEC)
Circle of Courage

The Key Competencies: Realising the Potential of the New Zealand Curriculum

Published: 22 Nov 2019

This is a companion report to Developing Key Competencies in Students Years 1 to 8. It explores current thinking about the importance of building the capabilities of young people. It outlines what the Key Competencies (KCs) are, why they are important, New Zealand’s journey with thinking about the nature and potential uses of KCs, and where this development fits in the international context.

Audience:
Education
Parents
Schools
Content type:
Research
Topics:
Key competencies
Curriculum
Learning