Refreshing The New Zealand Curriculum

Mā te huruhuru ka rere te manu

Adorn the bird with feathers so it may soar

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

Te Mātaiaho | the refreshed curriculum will support students to experience success in their learning. It will give practical 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.

It is currently being reviewed by the Ministerial Advisory Group, which will make initial recommendations to the Minister early in 2024. These will inform future decisions around the refreshed curriculum. 

Schools and kura must use the refreshed mathematics and statistics and English learning areas from the start of 2025. Aotearoa New Zealand's histories is already taught in all schools.


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