I’d like to share with you an update regarding the development of NCEA standards to support Hangarau Matihiko.

Te Marautanga o Aotearoa and Hangarau Matihiko

Te Marautanga o Aotearoa aspires to develop successful young people to grow as competent, confident, and effective communicators in a Māori world. In December 2017 the Ministry of Education released new Hangarau Matihiko marautanga content, this is the latest evolution of Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.This is about helping our learners to develop new ways of thinking about how digital concepts and skills help address the needs of our tangata whenua.

Firstly, and most importantly - we want to make sure that you know about this change. And check that you have taken a look at the support package available to you to learn about the new marautanga content and how to teach it. For more information and to get an idea of the support available to you - see the attached Hangarau Matihiko brochure, the Hangarau Matihiko website, search Hangarau Matihiko on Kauwhata Reo, or start your Hangarau Matihiko learning journey with Kia Takatu ā-Matihiko.

Hangarau Matihiko NCEA changes

Making sure that we support you in the best way to help young people achieve NCEA is really important. Last year, the Ministry decided we needed more time to develop NCEA standards to support the assessment of the new Hangarau Matihiko curriculum content. We wanted to get them right for kaiako, rangatahi and tamariki.  But since then, two major pieces of work have been announced as part of the NCEA Change Package. One is the NCEA Review of Achievement Standards and the other is Mana ōrite mō te mātauranga Māori. This change ensures there is equal status for mātauranga Māori in NCEA, and that greater opportunities for students to follow mātauranga Māori pathways are available. This work is very relevant to how we support you and learners doing Hangarau Matihiko NCEA.  Given this NCEA mahi is now underway, the Ministry has reconsidered the current approach of the Hangarau Matihiko achievement standards. We want to revise it so that it’s in line with the wider work going on for NCEA which means it will now happen in 2020.  Over the coming months, we will be working closely with Māori to design what these changes for NCEA broadly look like in practice. This is about getting the best possible result for young people. If you would like to be a part of this korero, please let get in contact with Jason Kora, Senior Manager Ākonga Māori, by email –Jason.kora@education.govt.nz or call 04 463 7073.

Current support for Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko NCEA -for now though, until the NCEA Hangarau Matihiko unique standards are published, we will be making sure that the existing support resources for the newly registered dual-curriculum DT&HM standards :http://seniorsecondary.tki.org.nz/Technology/Digital-technologies are useful for you in your teaching.  ‘DT&HM Online for NCEA’ teaching and learning resources have been designed to help teachers, particularly those who aren’t experts in digital. Access is free for anyone. See the trailer video here:http://seniorsecondary.tki.org.nz/Technology/Digital-technologies/DT-HM-Online-for-NCEA.

We hope this update has been helpful for all of you, and especially those preparing for NCEA. I welcome you to get in touch to ask any questions.

Nāku me ngā mihi,

Kate Curtis