USEFUL RESOURCES

Families and whānau who support and encourage their children to learn can make a huge difference to what they can achieve with their learning.

Below are a list of resources you might find useful in supporting your child’s development.

 

Theories on our Learning Model

NZ Curriculum Online
Information about the Revised National Curriculum.

Ken Robinson’s Talk On Creativity and Schools
A thought provoking and entertaining talk on how schools can promote creativity in students.

Short Preview of the theories of Reggio Emelia
A quick review of these theories which outlines the belief we also hold that a child is at the centre of the curriculum and can present their learning in a variety of ways.

Carol Dweck talks about the power of Yet and a Growth Mindset
Carol Dweck researches “growth mindset” — the idea that we can grow our brain’s capacity to learn and to solve problems. In this talk, she describes two ways to think about a problem that’s slightly too hard for you to solve.

 

General

Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand

‘Te Ara’ in Maori means ‘the pathway’. This encyclopaedia offers many pathways to understanding New Zealand. It is a comprehensive guide to the country’s peoples, natural environment, history, culture, economy, institutions and society.

Internet Safety
Contains information for parents and educators on how to use the Internet wisely and safely.

Te Reo Resources
An excellent website for resources on waiata and Te Reo.

Wicked NZ
Provides links to websites and interactive games relating to Maths, Science, and Technology. Also features a student newspaper and a weekly challenge poll.

How Stuff Works
This site explores all sorts of interesting subjects with clear fun explanations.

 

Literacy

Roget’s Thesaurus

Looking for another word, wanting to expand your vocabulary? Try here.

Auckland City Libraries – Tamaki Pataka Korero
Provides access to Auckland City Libraries on-line catalogues, for you to search at home.

National Library of New Zealand – Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa
The National Library website keeps you up to date with current and upcoming exhibitions and events, allows you to search for items using their various catalogues and view their digital collections on-line. You’ll also find useful links and information on how to use the National Library and the various services offered.

 

Numeracy

NZ Maths
This is an excellent resource for supporting numeracy skills taught at school for Home Learning. The Families area is a resource that contains ideas and activities that can be downloaded at home. It will also inform you about the national Numeracy project.