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The New Zealand Curiculum Online - Success for boys.

Success for Boys navigation


Success for boys is a subsection of New Zealand Curiculum Online.

Activity-based learning

Activity-based learning is about using the curriculum to take a creative approach to education. Schools Plus is a new government policy that supports activity-based learning and will help your boys reach their potential.

Activity-based learning is about harnessing the flexibility provided through the curriculum to develop broad programmes of learning that work for your boys. It’s about providing educational opportunities that combine school-based and out-of-school, tertiary or community-based learning to engage them in education and keep them interested in staying at school.

Examples of activity-based learning

Learning ideas
The Ministry of Education provides ideas for Early learning services: play ideas for celebrating awareness days/weeks with their learners.

Staying at School (2007)
Collection of case studies from eight New Zealand schools that have prevented students from leaving school early by engaging them in activity-based learning. 

Improvement into action

Improvement into Action
ERO’s research results for what works to achieve successful outcomes for all children and young people in the education system.

Own it fix it learn from it (September 2017)
Short (1:17 minutes) video filmed at Invercargill Middle School that is part of the series Improvement in Action Te Ahu Whakamua.

Key priorities at the school are supporting and responding to children’s wellbeing and learning needs and implementing restorative practices.

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