The draft Curriculum Framework, known as Te Mātaiaho, brings to life the refreshed curriculum design principles of giving effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and ensures the refreshed curriculum is inclusive, clear about the learning that matters, and easy for you to use. Te Mātaiaho has been designed to weave together what has become known as the “front end” and “back end” of the 2007 Curriculum into one coherent whole.
At the end of last year, we asked schools to let us know what they thought of the draft curriculum framework Te Mātaiaho, and the refreshed Mathematics & Statistics and English learning areas. We have made changes based on what we heard to Te Mātaiaho and English and Mathematics & Statistics. We have also finalised some aspects of Te Mātaiaho that were still in development.
Now, we want to hear from you or any schools, or people in your organisation on Te Mātaiaho as a completed whole. Te Mātaiaho now includes:
- Mātaioho: the role national curriculum plays in local curriculum design
- Mātaiahika: obligation to learning through local relationships with tangata whenua and local communities
Later in 2023, all schools and kura can start to try out aspects of the refreshed curriculum as part of their classroom programmes. We would like to know how well placed schools are to implement the refreshed curriculum.
The curriculum refresh website curriculumrefresh.education.govt.nz is designed to be the one-stop-shop on the Curriculum Refresh, until the Online Curriculum Hub is ready to go. Here – you will be directed to an online webinar to find out more, find a PDF of the content, videos and implementation supports, and fill out feedback surveys. From 17 March to 12 May, we are seeking your feedback on the draft of Te Mātaiaho | the Curriculum Framework. You can find a recorded webinar, registrations for live webinars and a link to our survey at https://curriculumrefresh.education.govt.nz/get-involved
This year we have been refreshing the science, technology and the arts learning areas. We are seeking the school involvement the ‘fast testing’ of an early draft 29 May – 9 June. This would take approximately 2 hours – one hour to attend a webinar and one hour to provide feedback via a survey. Please ask schools to send their interest in ‘fast testing’ to National Curriculum Refresh [email protected]