This senior secondary guide has been written to support digital technologies teaching and learning in senior secondary programmes.
Quicklinks to the contents of the document:
- The Technology learning area
- Curriculum structure
- Key terms
The Wonder Project's primary mission is to get Kiwi kids excited about a career in science, technology, engineering, and maths. They seek to spark wonder and curiosity from a young age; getting children thinking about the boundless possibilities for their futures and believing they can achieve amazing things.
CS Unplugged is a collection of free teaching material that teaches Computer Science through engaging games and puzzles.
Computer Science Field Guide is an online interactive resource for high school students learning about computer science.
The New Zealand Association for Computing, Digital and Information Technology Teachers is an association with the goal of advocating for their subjects. The aim of the association is to create a community of teachers who can share resources, communicate, and speak with one voice to get their subject area recognised and supported.
The Technology Teaching and Learning Guide has been written to support technology teaching and learning in senior secondary programmes.
Quicklinks to the contents of the document:
- About this guide
- What has changed?
- How is the learning area structured?
- Key concepts and practices
- Achievement and learning objectives
- Learning programme design
The Youth Guarantee initiative provides young people more choices, ways, and places to achieve NCEA level 2 or equivalent. It offers a range of opportunities to participate in vocational education and training and uses the Vocational Pathways to plan how you can progress towards a range of qualifications, recognised by industry.
- NZQA - NCEA
- NZQA: Technology page - on this page you will find links for the standards and links to internal and external assessment resources.
- NZQA: Approved subjects for University Entrance - The Qualifications Authority extended the list of approved subjects for university entrance, following consultation with universities and the New Zealand Vice-Chancellors' Committee.
This site is an initiative of the Government of New Zealand, and has been developed in collaboration with educators and the biotechnology sector. It features up-to-date examples of biotechnology in practice and supporting classroom resources.
The ETITO Bright Sparks programme aims to increase the pool of young people available for employment or further training in technology related industries.
Connected is a series for New Zealand students. Through it, the Ministry of Education aims to foster an interest in mathematics, science, and technology and help children understand how they encounter mathematics, science, and technology in their lives.
ETEC Manukau City/Takanini runs hands-on workshops for Science and Technology teachers and also for their hardworking Lab Technicians to meet the curriculum needs in: Materials technology, Electrical skills, Biotechnology, Practical Electronics, Robotics, Food technology, Fat Free Cooking, General Science, Cheese Making, Soap Making, Bio Diesel Making, Wind Mills, Solar Energy, and LED Lighting. Technical literacy and numeracy is the common thread for all of the courses.
HETTANZ is the official subject association for teachers of year 0-13 children, students, and all other people interested in the areas of home economics and technology and their allied fields of fashion and design, textiles, soft materials, health, human development, human nutrition, hospitality, and life sciences. HETTANZ is recognised as a vital and visible organisation actively working towards the objectives set and providing quality services and resources for the membership.
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment was formed on 1 July 2012, bringing together four separate government agencies into one ministry. These agencies were:
- Department of Building and Housing
- Ministry of Economic Development
- Department of Labour
- Ministry of Science and Innovation.
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s purpose is to be a catalyst for a high-performing economy. They develop and deliver policy, services, advice, and regulation for businesses to support economic growth and the prosperity and wellbeing of all New Zealanders.
They back New Zealand’s talent, ideas, and enterprise by:
- building trusted, competitive and effectively regulated markets with participation from confident businesses and well informed consumers
- ensuring businesses have access to the skills they need, and that current and future demand for skills is matched by supply
- ensuring safe and fair workplaces
- developing and supporting a high-performing science and innovation system
- lifting businesses capability – including ideas, access to capital and relationships – so they can succeed internationally
- supporting the development of efficient, effective infrastructure
- enhancing the value of New Zealand’s natural resources.
The New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology is the professional link uniting people in the food industry who apply science and technology to the processing and distribution of foods. The Institute is committed to the promotion and advancement of Food Science and Technology, one of New Zealand's most important industries and professions. Through regular Branch meetings, technical sessions, and an annual conference, a high level of member contact and participation is maintained. At every opportunity, members are invited to share their knowledge, experience, and ideas and discuss industry developments, issues, and concerns.
The New Zealand Graphics & Technology Teachers Association is a professional subject association set up to promote and support teachers of Graphics and Technology education in New Zealand schools.
Realise the Dream is a national event which rewards 20 secondary school students. All students who have been selected for Realise the Dream will have undertaken an excellent science/technology/engineering project. Realise the Dream runs over one week in December. Throughout the week students will be hosted by various scientific/engineering organisations as well as partake in team activities.
TENZ is a professional network which has been set up to promote and support Technology Education in New Zealand. It is of interest to all those working in Technology Education or working in a technology-based enterprise with an interest in education.