Local Curriculum Design

Effective local curriculum design is framed around progression based on the purposes for learning. Developing capability in local curriculum design brings the New Zealand Curriculum framework to life in our schools and kura and supports the classroom curriculum to be responsive to the needs of ākonga and students.

Local curriculum design weaves the national curriculum framework into your community's context, to provide rich learning opportunities for ākonga. 

Strong local curriculum design responds to ākonga and whānau needs and aspirations facilitates learning connections and strengthen partnerships with whānau, hapū, Iwi and community. It includes opportunities for ākonga to learn in and with their community and to contribute to it in ways that build on, and strengthen both community and ākonga capabilities. 

For Senior Secondary, this priority links to the NCEA review to support the meaningful integration of mana ōrite mo te mātauranga Māori, and the opportunity to design a curriculum that is focused on significant learning rather than assessment.