Refreshing The New Zealand Curriculum

Mā te huruhuru ka rere te manu

Adorn the bird with feathers so it may soar


The Ministry is two years into a six-year programme to refresh The New Zealand Curriculum.

Te Mātaiaho | the refreshed curriculum will support every ākonga (learner) to experience success in their learning. It will give effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and will be inclusive, clear about the learning that matters, and easy to use from year 0 to year 13.

The refreshed curriculum content is being developed and released in phases, and schools and kura will have until the beginning of 2027 to start using the fully refreshed curriculum.

The first stage of the refresh took effect at the start of 2023, and new Aotearoa New Zealand histories content is now required to be taught in all schools.


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