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Recap: Timeline changes for curriculum and assessment in Aotearoa schools

From localised curriculum to NCEA pilots, there are significant changes to the education sector on the way this year.

But, as the Ministry of Education outlined late last year, the timeline for these has been extended so that schools have some space to re-strengthen after the COVID-19 lockdowns.  

"These change programmes remain critical for the future success of our education system but they require considerable effort”, noted Minister for Education Chris Hipkins.  

“We consider that time spent reconnecting with communities and focusing on wellbeing, as well as teaching and learning, will serve communities best heading into the new year.” 

So, a bit more space to breathe before the rolling changes begin – but what will happen when?  

We have put together a timeline infographic for the key changes outlined in November 2021, focusing on:  

  • New Zealand Curriculum Refresh 

  • Localised Curriculum (Aotearoa New Zealand Histories and Te Takanga o Te Wā) 

  • NCEA Change Programme (both NZ Curriculum and Te Matauranga o Aotearoa)

  • Te Whāriki  

Of course, these are just the headline changes to date – we'll be sure to be in touch regarding further shifts in the timeline.  

And if you require any assistance whatsoever in leading or dealing with the changes, our volunteers and Relationship and Programme Managers are on hand to help!  


Timeline Changes for Education, 2022 Onwards

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