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The Moa by Lucy Buchanan - 2017 Elsie Locke writing prize winner


Now on Instructional Series Online, the 2017 Elsie Locke writing prize winner Moa by Lucy Buchananillustrated by Elliemay Logan"The brown-feathered bird stared down, studying her like prey. She wanted to run, to ... Read more »

He Tohu - an interview with Kate Potter


In this EdTalk, Kate Potter, learning specialist at the National Library of New Zealand, talks about the new He Tohu exhibition, which brings together three of Aotearoa’s founding documents: the 1835 Declaration of Independence ... Read more »

Roadshow: English Language - Supporting Consistent Assessment Practice


Places are still available for EL roadshows in Wellington (on 25 November 2017) and Christchurch (on 2 December 2017), via the  EL roadshow webpage.Please note that registration closing dates, for the Wellington and Christchurch roadshows, ... Read more »

NEW - ELLP support resource


NEW - ELLP support resourceThe Ministry ESOL team has developed a new resource to further support teachers using the ELLP matrices. This resource on ESOL Online has three parts:Planning-for-English-language-learning_reference 1. Key messages ... Read more »

Pasifika Dual Language Books - New titles added


We have 24 new titles in the Pasifika dual language resources. The Pasifika dual language resources are designed to support the early language and literacy learning of Pasifika new entrant students in English-medium classrooms. Teacher and ... Read more »

Learning by cooking wins school award


A school that is using cooking to teach reading and maths has won the country's first "Young Gardener of the Year" awards. Haumoana School, on the Hawke's Bay coast east of Hastings, ... Read more »

Tokelau Language Week / Te Vaiaho o te Gagana Tokelau


This year Vaiaho o te Gagana Tokelau (Tokelau Language Week) will run from 29 October to 4 November, celebrating the culture and language of this tiny island nation.For people from Tokelau living in New ... Read more »

Diwali - Festival of Lights


Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is one of the most popular Hindu festivals. The festival preparations and rituals typically extend over a five-day period, but the main festival night of ... Read more »

Niue Language Week


This year Niue Language Week runs from 15 October and will end on Saturday 21 October 2017. The goal of the week is “Ke fakamau, fakamanatu mo e fakaaoga tumau e Vagahau Niue”, ... Read more »

Scholarships for Teaching English in Schools for Speakers of Other Languages (TESSOL)


Tuition fees scholarships for study towards a TESSOL qualification are available.Applications for 2018 tuition fees scholarships close Friday 3 November 2017.You are eligible to apply if you: currently teach new migrant, Pasifika ... Read more »