The New Zealand Curriculum ( NZC ) is used by teachers to help them plan your learning. We are refreshing the  (NZC) so that it honours our obligations to Te Tiriti o Waitangi, is inclusive of every ākonga (learner), clear about what learning is important and is easier to use. We want every ākonga to be able to connect with the refreshed Curriculum and feel that their culture and wellbeing is valued. 

Te Mātaiaho’ is the proposed new name of the refreshed curriculum. Te Mātaiaho means “to observe and examine the strands of learning.”   We want to know if Te Mātaiaho describes a curriculum that: 
  • Is Te Tiriti honouring,
  • Is inclusive of every ākonga; so you can see yourself, who you are, your culture and your languages reflected in your learning
  • and is clear about what learning is important.
All questions throughout the survey are optional - you can pick and choose which ones you would like to answer. The questions we are asking will help us to understand if the draft curriculum framework, Te Mātaiaho, is inclusive of all ākonga. The survey is anonymous and we do not need to collect any information in this survey which might identify you. However, if you do provide any identifying information in your answers then you can feel sure that we will keep your personal information safe. Details can be found on the Ministry’s general privacy statement on its website.

The New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) will analyse the survey responses and write a report for the Ministry of Education. Under New Zealand law your answers may need to be made public (for example if survey responses are requested by someone under the Official Information Act). However, if that happens, we will make sure you can’t be identified from any material we release.   

If you are unsure about any of this, please speak with a parent, teacher or other trusted adult before deciding whether you want to complete the survey.