Why The New Zealand Curriculum is changing

Our shared kaupapa for the Curriculum Refresh

Together, we’re refreshing The New Zealand Curriculum so that schools and communities are better supported to do what they do best: create rich and responsive learning that helps students realise their goals and aspirations.

Through Kōrero Mātauranga, we’ve heard from tens of thousands of New Zealanders about what they want to see in The New Zealand Curriculum. 

We heard that change is needed to ensure Te Mātaiaho | the refreshed NZ curriculum

•    gives effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi
•    is inclusive
•    clear about the learning that matters
•    is easy to use

We are keeping many 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 students.

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 young people – their languages, cultures, identities, and strengths – at the centre of the refreshed curriculum.

For more information about why The New Zealand Curriculum is changing, read our background papers.