Term Activity 2023

School Term View

The New Zealand Curriculum (NZC)
July 2019

Tomorrow’s Schools Review Independent Taskforce report 

Tomorrow’s Schools Review Independent Taskforce report 

The New Zealand Curriculum (NZC)
September 2019

Minister announcements

Prime Minister announces Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories will be available to teach in all schools and kura from 2022 

Minister Hipkins announces intention to refresh the national curriculum for schooling 

NCEA Change Programme
February 2020

Government confirms NCEA Change Programme

Government confirms NCEA Change Programme 

The New Zealand Curriculum (NZC)
August 2020 (term 3 onwards)

New Professional Learning and Development priorities now available 

New Professional Learning and Development priorities now available 

Public Engagements
January to March 2021

Engage on draft TMoA NCEA subject materials and Te Reo Matatini me te Pāngarau standards

Engage on draft TMoA NCEA Level 1 Phase 1 subject content (1.)

Engage on draft Te Reo Matatini me te Pāngarau standards 


 Notes

  1.  Phase 1 subject content consists of Learning Matrices, Teaching, Learning and Assessment Guidance, sample Course Outlines, and Assessment Matrices (indicative standard titles only) 

 

Implementation
From February 2021

Implement new rules for Course Endorsements and Resubmissions

Implement new rules for Course Endorsements and Resubmissions 

The New Zealand Curriculum (NZC)
February 2021

Minister Tinetti announces national curriculum refresh 

Minister Tinetti announces national curriculum refresh 

Announcements
February 2021

Minister announces the redesign of Te Marautanga o Aotearoa 

Minister announces the redesign of Te Marautanga o Aotearoa 

Public Engagements
March to April 2021

Engage on draft NZC NCEA Level 1 Phase 1 subject content

Engage on draft NZC NCEA Level 1 Phase 1 subject content (1.) 


Notes

  1. Phase 1 subject content consists of Learning Matrices, Teaching, Learning and Assessment Guidance, sample Course Outlines, and Assessment Matrices (indicative standard titles only) 
The New Zealand Curriculum (NZC)
February to May 2021

Draft new Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories curriculum content out for public consultation 

Draft new Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories curriculum content out for public consultation 

Māori-centred design
March 2021

Established TMoA and Māori-centred design approach confirmed

Ropū Whāiti established (redesign of Te Marautanga o Aotearoa) 

Māori-centred design approach confirmed 

The New Zealand Curriculum (NZC)
March 2021

Draft Literacy & Communications and Maths Strategy underway 

Draft Literacy & Communications and Maths Strategy underway 

Teacher only days
May 2021

Hold Teacher Only Days

Hold Teacher Only Days – focus on Mana ōrite mō te mātauranga Māori and Te Reo Matatini me te Pāngarau | Literacy and Numeracy 

Māori-centred design
May 2021

Rōpū Rautaki established (te reo matatini and pāngarau strategy) 

Rōpū Rautaki established (te reo matatini and pāngarau strategy) 

The New Zealand Curriculum (NZC)
May 2021

Curriculum Leads introduced 

Curriculum Leads introduced 

Testing
May 2021

Te Takanga o Te Wā in-class testing 

Te Takanga o Te Wā in-class testing 

Public Engagements
June to August 2021

Engage on provisional subject lists for NCEA

Engage on provisional subject lists for NCEA (3.)


Notes

3. Public engagement for provisional subject lists for NCEA Levels 2 and 3 for NZC and NCEA Levels 1-3 TMoA

Implementation
June 2021

Te Takanga o Te Wā implementation planning

Te Takanga o Te Wā implementation planning

Public Engagements
July to August 2021

Seek Expressions of Interest: TMoA NCEA Level 1 pilot

Seek Expressions of Interest: TMoA NCEA Level 1 pilot 

Māori-centred design
July 2021

Te Takanga o Te Wā engagements

Te Takanga o Te Wā engagements 

Pilots
July to December 2021

Pilot Te Reo Matatini me te Pāngarau | Literacy and Numeracy

Pilot Te Reo Matatini me te Pāngarau | Literacy and Numeracy (13 schools, 6 kura and 2 tertiary providers) 

Implementation
July 2021

Release Te Reo Matatini me te Pāngarau | Literacy and Numeracy guidance

Release Te Reo Matatini me te Pāngarau | Literacy and Numeracy – Guidance around transitional arrangements for learners 

Design
July 2021

Trial Te Reo Matatini me te Pāngarau | Literacy and Numeracy – Regional support

Trial Te Reo Matatini me te Pāngarau | Literacy and Numeracy – Regional support package 

 

Public Engagements
August 2021

Seek Expressions of Interests on pilots

Seek Expressions of Interest – Te Reo Matatini me te Pāngarau | Literacy and Numeracy pilot, NZC NCEA Level 1 pilot and Te Ao Haka pilot 

 

Teacher only days
August 2021

Hold Teacher Only Days

Hold Teacher Only Days – focus on NCEA Level 1 Review of Achievement Standards 

Public Engagements
August 2021

Engage on draft NZC and TMoA NCEA Level 1 subject content

Engage on draft NZC NCEA Level 1 Phase 2 subject content (2.)

Engage on draft TMoA NCEA Level 1 Phase 1 and Phase 2 subject content (2.)


Notes 

2. Phase 2 subject content includes Achievement Standards, Internal Assessment Activities, Conditions of Assessment, and revised Phase 1 materials

Announcements
September 2021

Te Takanga o Te Wā Gazetted 

Te Takanga o Te Wā Gazetted 

Implementation
September 2021

Announce final subject lists for NCEA Levels 2 and 3

Announce final subject lists for NCEA Levels 2 and 3 

Opportunities to get involved
October 2021

New Online Curriculum Hub design underway, with progressive releases 

New Online Curriculum Hub design underway, with progressive releases 

Teacher only days
November to December 2021

Hold Teacher Only Days

Hold Teacher Only Days – focus on Local Course Design 

Pilots
February to December 2022

Pilot all NZC NCEA and TMoA NCEA Level 1 Subjects and Literacy and Numeracy programmes

Pilot Te Reo Matatini me te Pāngarau | Literacy and Numeracy (200+ schools, kura and tertiary providers)

Pilot Te Ao Haka (70+ schools and kura)

Pilot all NZC NCEA Level 1 subjects (4.) (around 100 schools and kura; mini-pilot)

Pilot all TMoA NCEA Level 1 Wāhanga Ako (around 20 kura/schools; mini-pilot)

 


 

Notes 

4. Phase 1 and 2 subject content are revised again following piloting

Opportunities to get involved
March to May 2022

The New Zealand Curriculum Vision for Young People design and feedback 

The New Zealand Curriculum Vision for Young People design and feedback 

Opportunities to get involved
March to May 2022

Learning area feedback sought: Social Sciences 2022 

Learning area feedback sought: Social Sciences 2022 

Teacher only days
May 2022

Hold Teacher Only Days

Hold Teacher Only Days – Te Reo Matatini me te Pāngarau | Literacy and Numeracy

School and kura directed learning using kete of resources provided

The New Zealand Curriculum (NZC)
2022 term 2 onwards

Final new Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories curriculum content available 

Final new Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories curriculum content available 

Māori-centred design
July 2022 (ongoing)

Engagement on Marautanga framework and supporting structure 

Engagement on Marautanga framework and supporting structure 

Māori-centred design
July to December 2022

Design of key material

Design of key material 

Public Engagements
August 2022

Engage on TMoA NCEA Level 2 Wāhanga Ako draft materials

Engage on TMoA NCEA Level 2 Wāhanga Ako draft materials

Design
August 2022

Hold Teacher Only Days

Hold Teacher Only Days – Engage with TMoA NCEA Level 2 and NZC NCEA Level 2 Group 1 draft subject materials; Universal Design for Learning; Changes to Vocational Education

Hold Teacher Only Days – Engage on TMoA NCEA Level 2 and NZC NCEA Level 2 Group 1 draft subject materials; Update on NCEA Literacy and Numeracy and new supporting resources; Universal Design for Learning; Changes to Vocational Education

Opportunities to get involved
Term 3 to 4 2022

Feedback sought

Feedback sought: Curriculum Framework 2022 

Learning area feedback sought: Mathematics and Statistics, and English 2022

Māori-centred design
September 2022

Draft framework and structure for the redesigned Marautanga for engagement and consultation

Draft framework and structure for the redesigned Marautanga for engagement and consultation 

Implementation
September 2022

Release of Te Reo Matatini me te Pāngarau | Literacy and Numeracy guidance

Release of Te Reo Matatini me te Pāngarau | Literacy and Numeracy – Guidance around 2023 Literacy and Numeracy opt-in (Transitional year)

Teacher only days
November to December 2022

Hold Teacher Only Days

Hold Teacher Only Days – TMoA NCEA Level 2 final materials; Using NZC and NCEA subject materials to design local curriculum; Update on NCEA Literacy and Numeracy and further supporting resources

Public Engagements
February 2023

Engage on NZC NCEA Level 2 Groups 1 and 2 draft subject materials

Engage on NZC NCEA Level 2 Groups 1 and 2 draft subject materials

Implementation
From February 2023

Implement Te Ao Haka and refreshed Vocational Pathways

Implement Te Ao Haka (across all three NCEA levels)

Implement refreshed Vocational Pathways through phased approach

Pilots
February to December 2023

Pilot (full and mini) curriculums

Pilot all NZC NCEA Level 1 subjects (full pilot)

Pilot NCEA Level 2 Te reo Māori (mini-pilot)

Pilot all TMoA NCEA Level 1 Wāhanga Ako (full pilot)

Pilot all TMoA NCEA Level 2 Wāhanga Ako (mini-pilot)

Implementation
February to December 2023

Run opt-in Te Reo Matatini me te Pāngarau | Literacy and Numeracy assessment (Transitional year)

Run opt-in Te Reo Matatini me te Pāngarau | Literacy and Numeracy assessment (Transitional year)

Opportunities to get involved
March 2023

Feedback sought

Further feedback sought: Curriculum Framework 2023

Curriculum Framework and English, Mathematics and Statistics Progress

Implementation
February 2023

Implementation design for Te Marautanga o Aotearoa redesign 

Implementation design for Te Marautanga o Aotearoa redesign 

Design
End of May/start of June 2023 to 2024

Develop NCEA Level 3 materials for TMoA Wāhanga Ako

Develop NCEA Level 3 materials for TMoA Wāhanga Ako

Opportunities to get involved
March 2023 – April 2023

Feedback sought

Curriculum Framework 2023

Feedback sought: Principles and description of the Common Practice Model available with opportunities to have your say on:

  • draft pedagogies
  • initial testing of the oral language and literacy tool for Early Learning
Te Marautanga o Aotearoa
April to May 2023

Hold Teacher Only Days

Hold Teacher Only Days –Implementation across The New Zealand Curriculum refresh, the redesign of Te Marautanga o Aotearoa and the NCEA Change Programme. Four additional days are available – two in 2023 and two in 2024. The first teacher only day will be held between 24 April and 5 May.

Māori-centred design
March 2023 – March 2024

Māori-Centred Design

Marau ā-kura project begins

Supported PLD to test useability of Te Tamaiti Hei Raukura in marau ā-kura

Opportunities to get involved
April to May 2023

Teacher Only Days

Hold Teacher Only Days - To support implementation across The New Zealand Curriculum refresh, the redesign of Te Marautanga o Aotearoa and the NCEA Change Programme, four additional teacher-only days are available – two in 2023 and two in 2024. The first teacher-only day will be held between 24 April and 5 May.

Teacher only days
April to May 2023

Hold Teacher Only Days

Hold Teacher Only Days – Implementation across The New Zealand Curriculum refresh, the redesign of Te Marautanga o Aotearoa and the NCEA Change Programme. Four additional days are available – two in 2023 and two in 2024. The first teacher only day will be held between 24 April and 5 May.

Public Engagements
Late April 2023

Publication of NCEA Level 2 materials for NZC subjects

NCEA Level 2 materials for NZC subjects will be published on the NCEA Education website in late Term 1 2023. Pilot-ready materials will be published in the second half of 2023.

Design
End of May/start of June 2023 to 2024

Develop NZC NCEA Level 3 draft subject materials

Develop NZC NCEA Level 3 draft subject materials

Public Engagements
Late June 2023

Engage on NZC NCEA Level 2 Group 3 draft subject materials

Engage on NZC NCEA Level 2 Group 3 draft subject materials

Implementation
June 2023

Implementation support designed for 2024 

Implementation support designed for 2024 

Opportunities to get involved
Term 3 to 4 2023

Learning area feedback sought: Technology, The Arts, and Science

Learning area feedback sought: Technology, The Arts, and Science 

Implementation
From February 2024

Implement NCEA Level 1 subjects, Wāhanga Ako, and Te Reo Matatini me te Pāngarau

Implement NCEA Level 1 subjects and Wāhanga Ako

Implement Te Reo Matatini me te Pāngarau | Literacy and Numeracy corequisite 

Pilots
February to December 2024

Pilot (full and mini) curriculums

Pilot all NZC NCEA Level 2 subjects (full pilot)

Pilot NCEA Level 3 Te reo Māori (mini-pilot)

Pilot all TMoA NCEA Level 2 Wāhanga Ako (full pilot)

Pilot all TMoA NCEA Level 3 Wāhanga Ako (mini-pilot)

 

Implementation
February 2024

Kura begin to implement redesigned Te Marautanga o Aotearoa 

Kura begin to implement redesigned Te Marautanga o Aotearoa 

Opportunities to get involved
Term 3 to 4 2024

Learning area feedback sought: Learning Languages, and Health and Physical Education 

Learning area feedback sought: Learning Languages, and Health and Physical Education 

The New Zealand Curriculum (NZC)

Implementation and support continues 

Implementation and support continues 

Implementation
From February 2025

Implement NZC NCEA Level 2 subjects and TMoA Wāhanga Ako

Implement NZC NCEA Level 2 subjects and TMoA NCEA Level 2 Wāhanga Ako

Pilots
February to December 2025

Pilot all NZC NCEA and TMoA NCEA Level 3 subjects

Pilot all NZC NCEA Level 3 subjects

Pilot all TMoA NCEA Level 3 Wāhanga Ako

Announcements
October 2025

Te Marautanga o Aotearoa Gazetted 

Te Marautanga o Aotearoa Gazetted 

The New Zealand Curriculum (NZC)

All schools using the refreshed New Zealand Curriculum by the beginning of 2026

All schools using the refreshed New Zealand Curriculum by the beginning of 2026

Implementation
From February 2026

Implement NZC NCEA Level 3 subjects and TMoA NCEA Level 3 Wāhanga Ako

Implement NZC NCEA Level 3 subjects and TMoA NCEA Level 3 Wāhanga Ako

The New Zealand Curriculum

B

2018

Kōrero Mātauranga | Education Conversation set out to hear the ideas and opinions from all New Zealanders to improve the education system 
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B

2018 to midway through 2019

Curriculum, Progress and Achievement Ministerial Advisory Group investigates with sector reference group and provides advice 
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Te Marautanga o Aotearoa

C

2018

Kōrero Mātauranga – Community Wānanga
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NCEA Change Programme

D

2018

Minister of Education launches NCEA Review, part of Kōrero Mātauranga | Education Conversation
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Te Marautanga o Aotearoa

C

2019

Curriculum, Progress and Achievement Ministerial Advisory Group (CPA MAG) Report 2019
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NCEA Change Programme

D

February 2019

Government announces NCEA Change Package
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Te Marautanga o Aotearoa

C

2020

Ohu Matua established
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NCEA Change Programme

D

January to December 2021

Pilot Te Ao Haka and NCEA Level 1 subjects (mini-pilot)
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D

January 2021 to December 2023

Develop and release Te Reo Matatini me te Pāngarau | Literacy and Numeracy standards, assessments and guidance 
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D

January 2021 to 2025

Design future state of Vocational Pathways and Vocational Entrance
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D

Until July 2021

Develop NCEA Level 1 standards for NZC subjects and TMoA Wāhanga Ako
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The New Zealand Curriculum

B

2022

All other parts of The New Zealand Curriculum refreshed and feedback sought e.g., Vision for Young People, purpose, principles, etc. 
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B

2022 to 2023

Learning area design and feedback: Mathematics and Statistics, and English 
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B

2022

Support to schools on the ‘Understand, Know, Do’ (UKD) and progression models 
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NCEA Change Programme

D

Beginning 2022 to 2023

Develop NCEA Level 2 materials NZC and TMoA
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D

2022 to 2023

Engage on NZC NCEA Level 2 draft materials (in 3 groups)
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D

Beginning 2022 to 2023

Design changes to Special Assessment Conditions (SAC)
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The New Zealand Curriculum

B

2023 to 2024

Refreshed learning areas that were tested in 2022 available for use before implementation in 2026 
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B

2023 to 2024

Learning area design and feedback: Technology, The Arts, and Science 
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B

2023

Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories curriculum content to be implemented in 2023
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Te Marautanga o Aotearoa

C

From 2023

Te Takanga o Te Wā implementation
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NCEA Change Programme

D

2023 to 2024

Engage on NCEA Level 3 draft subject materials
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The New Zealand Curriculum

B

2024 to 2025

Refreshed learning areas that were tested in 2023 available for use before implementation in 2026 
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B

2024 to 2025

Learning area design and feedback: Learning Languages, and Health and Physical Education 
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Te Marautanga o Aotearoa

C

All 2024

Ongoing kura support
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Te Marautanga o Aotearoa

C

2025

All kura transitioning to redesigned Te Marautanga o Aotearoa
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