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Learn about the Ministry’s initiatives that are supporting schools to create e-learning opportunities for their students.

Kōrero Mātauranga – let's talk about Education

Education conversation – Kōrero Mātauranga

Our schooling futures, stronger together l Whiria ngā kura tūātinitini  has now been released for public consultation. 

Email tomorrows.schools@education.govt.nz with submissions or queries. 

Taskforce-led regional hui will take place in February/March 2019.

Access the full report and the report summary from Tomorrow's Schools Review  »

Tomorrow's Schools review

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The Grass Roots Ideas initiative helped schools around New Zealand better understand how to use digital technologies to enhance teaching and learning. 

Read the reports from the schools involved »

The Minister of Education has outlined his Education Work Programme for the next three years. This maps out how he will realise this vision for the education system. The main components are outlined on the Ministry of Education's website on the Education Portfolio Work Programme  page. The Education Portfolio Work Programme: Purpose, Objectives and Overview is available as a downloadable PDF from this page.

The ICT helpdesk for schools provides first level support for all schools about hardware and software issues.

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Priority learners are groups of students who have been identified as historically not experiencing success in the New Zealand schooling system. These include Māori and Pacific learners, those from low socio-economic backgrounds, and students with special education needs. Find out more about priority learners and e-learning »

Software for schools
The Ministry provides fully-funded software packages for state and state-integrated schools. 

Internet security and monitoring
Select the internet security and monitoring solutions that best meet the needs of your school.

Student management systems
The Ministry is working with accredited and non-accredited vendors to provide data sharing services to schools.

The Ministry have funded support programmes to enable all teachers to understand and implement the Digital Technologies curriculum strands.

Nationwide Digital Readiness Programme

National Digital Championship

  • Tahi Rua Toru Tech Challenge  – a team-based challenge taking place in ten regions over ten weeks. Students have two opportunities to participate – in term 2 or term 3. Regional winners will compete for the national championship, which will take place in November.

Digital Technologies for all equity fund

  • Digital Ignition | Māpura Matihiko – a programme, delivered at no cost to primary and intermediate schools and kura, supporting the introduction of the new Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko curriculum content.
  • Raranga Matihiko – a free programme delivering innovative digital technologies to those with limited digital learning opportunities. Students solve real-world problems.

Application for PLD

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The CLA's extensive library of resources is now incorporated within this website, along with links to other Ministry initiatives providing ongoing support.

Go to CLA resources »

Statement of Intent

The Ministry of Education’s Statement of Intent 2013 – 2018 sets out the key elements of how they will contribute to the delivery of Government’s priorities for education. Read more »

Find out about Ministry-subsidised hardware schemes.

TELA laptops

e-Learning community discussions

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