To shape Aotearoa New Zealand’s future, let’s start with the past.
Aotearoa New Zealand is on a journey to ensure that all ākonga (students) in our schools learn how our histories have shaped our present day lives.
Aotearoa New Zealand's histories (ANZH) is part of the learning in the social sciences learning area of The New Zealand Curriculum.
Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories content uses the Understand, Know, Do elements.
The teaching staff at the College are looking at how we can incorporate the ANZH big ideas as well as content and contexts from the ANZH curriculum across all curriculum areas.
The basic idea is to teach the ANZH content in such a way that all ākonga learn and understand about the big ideas and concepts that have shaped our present day lives.
Part of our journey is to collect stories of Ōtākou and our rohe (iwi boundaries). We are reaching out to you, our community, to ask who may have stories (contexts) that we can bring back into our classrooms to further enhance the rich learning going on in classrooms. We would love to hear any stories of local significance regardless of cultural background.
Please contact Rachael Gardiner (email@example.com) or Brendan Porter (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any stories of our past.