On 21 April 2023, the Minister of Education, Jan Tinetti issued a notice in Te Kāhiti o Aotearoa | The New Zealand Gazette under section 23 of the Education and Training Act 2020, updating the legal curriculum framework for early learning services.
From 1 May 2024, licensed early childhood services and certified playgroups, including Pacific bilingual and immersion services will be required to implement either Part A : Te Ara Whānui or Part B: Te Ara Māori of Te Whāriki He whāriki mātauranga mō ngā mokopuna o Aotearoa early childhood curriculum.
On 1 February 2023, an Education Report : Gazetting Te Whāriki : Publishing the expanded curriculum framework was sent to Hon Jan Tinetti, Minister of Education seeking her signature on the notice in the New Zealand Gazette that will formally issue an expanded legal curriculum framework. This education report also identified implementation support that would include content, resources, and tools that reflect Pacific cultures and enhance pacific services use of the full framework of Te Whāriki.
Pacific kaiako have highlighted the need to increase the visibility of Pacific languages, cultures and pedagogies in early learning resources. This supports the findings of a stocktake of Te Whāriki Online we undertook early in 2022. We identified a need to increase the number of resources and tools that reflect Pacific cultures and languages. We have an ongoing work programme focused on better representation and recognition of pacific worldviews through our resource development.
Department/Business Unit: Early Learning and Student Achievement
|Closed||13 Oct 2023 12:00 PM NZDT|
|Notice Type||Request for Proposals (RFP)|
|Contact Details||Tommy McLoughlin
|Published||19 Sep 2023 4:00 PM NZST|