Through Kōrero Mātauranga, we’ve heard from tens of thousands of New Zealanders, including ākonga, kaiako, education experts, and members of the public about their vision for the future of The New Zealand Curriculum.
We heard that change is needed to ensure The New Zealand Curriculum:
• gives effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi
• is inclusive
• clear about the learning that matters for our ākonga
• is easy to use.
We are keeping many of the elements from the current 2007 New Zealand Curriculum, but the refreshed curriculum will make the learning journey coherent, rich, and responsive to the needs of our ākonga.
This shared kaupapa was gifted by our Curriculum Voices Group. It sets out why we’re refreshing The New Zealand Curriculum, and lays down a vision that puts ākonga – their languages, cultures, identities, and strengths – at the centre of the refreshed curriculum.
The refresh of The New Zealand Curriculum aligns with and supports: