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Ministry and other agency resources

Teaching and learning resources from the Ministry of Education


The New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa

These key documents set the direction for student learning and provide guidance for schools as they design and review their curriculum. Each document starts with a vision of young people developing the competencies they need for study, work, and lifelong learning, so they may go on to realise their potential. The online material provides essential reading for all practicing and intending teachers. 

 EOTC in Action

20 downloadable case studies that have been incorporated into a range of learning programmes.

 Activities Ideas Tools

An opportunity to investigate some new teaching and learning tools.



Resources from other agencies


Conservation Education from the Department of Conservation 

Find pages and links to educational material, local field trips, National education programmes, other useful websites and access to a Conservation Education Newsletter.

Education Space  at the Walking Access Commission

School-focused website pages produced by the New Zealand Walking Access Commission exploring key conservation messages for students and teachers. 

Leave No Trace

Lesson plans designed to explore the 7 environmental awareness principles of Leave No Trace and which apply across year levels.

Pūtātara, a Call to Action

This website resource supports schools and teachers to develop learning opportunities that are place-based, inquiry-led, and focused on participation for change. Read more in About this resource.