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Te Kura teacher wins Australasian Teaching Award

18 August 2017

Jan Bolton has won the Teaching Excellence Award from the Australasian Association of Distance Education Schools (AADES) for her outstanding work in online education with Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu (Te Kura). The award citation describes Jan’s “Outstanding innovation and approach to teaching and learning” and says “Jan has pioneered the way for others to work in authentic learning contexts. ” Te Kura Chief Executive Mike Hollings says, “As New Zealand’s only state distance education provider Te Kura has much to learn from and share with the larger Australasian distance learning community and it’s great to have a Te Kura teacher recognised for her incredible leadership and talent. ” One of the projects Jan was the visionary behind, as Te Kura’s Kaihautū Mātauranga Curriculum Leader of the Performing and Visual Arts was Collaborate to Create. This encouraged students to collaborate online in Te Kura’s Online Teaching and Learning Environment.

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2017 NCEA registration and payment

1 August 2017

If you are studying NCEA level courses with Te Kura, you will need to submit an online NCEA registration and pay your 2017 NCEA fee. If you haven’t already done so, please do this on the NCEA registration webpage[http://www. tekura. school. nz/student-toolkit/ncea-registration/] Please complete all steps of your NCEA registration before the deadline date specified on the 2017 NCEA registration and payment instruction letter posted to you.

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Mid-year reports available from Friday 7 July

6 July 2017

This year, reports are available through a new reports portal on our website. Access the report portal and read information about how to log in by clicking here[/student-toolkit/student-reports/]. Students and their supervisor will be able to log in to see the report. Reports will be available from Friday 7 July when the school term ends.

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Monday Live event bridges distance and celebrates talent

23 June 2017

Students of Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu (Te Kura) will be coming together in Auckland city on Monday for a music and arts event. As New Zealand’s state distance education provider with over 23,000 students, the school finds innovative ways to enable students to interact and collaborate both online and in person. The ‘Monday Live’ event is the first by the school’s Auckland office, and will have musical performances from students and an exhibition of visual artwork. Matthew Beardsworth will be giving a musical performance on viola. It’s been a remarkable year for the very talented Matthew.

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Link Up Term 2 now online

14 June 2017

The June issue[/assets/Publications-non-curriculum/Link-Up-Jun17-web. pdf] of our magazine, Link Up, is available to read on our website and will be arriving in letterboxes of full-time, young adult and early childhood students very soon. Read about what the Lane family is doing to help stop child abuse in New Zealand, how an advisory brought two friends together and what it is like to attend the National Youth Drama School. Check out the previous issues of Link Up on our Publications[/about-us/publications/] page.

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Te Kura prepared to be country’s first COOL

12 May 2017

Te Kura is closer to becoming New Zealand’s first Community of Online Learning with the passing of the Education (Update) Amendment Bill’s third and final reading in Parliament. As New Zealand’s state distance education provider, Te Kura is well prepared for the transition and welcomes being a school that students can choose to enrol with. Te Kura Board Chair Dame Karen Sewell says, “To provide learning to all who need it we need to create new ways to learn and new skills, outside traditional learning spaces. High quality online learning uses technology as a tool to help provide learning programmes that address learner’s personal needs. It’s a medium, it doesn’t guarantee learning, that’s where the overall education approach is crucial and Te Kura delivers that.

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Supervisor Newsletter

9 May 2017

The first supervisor newsletter for 2017 is available to read or download. It is written for supervisors by the supervisor of a Te Kura student, with useful information and tips to support your student's learning. You'll find previous issues under Newsletters in the Supervisor toolkit.

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End of term today

13 April 2017

Term 1 ends today (Thursday 13 April) when, like all other schools, Te Kura teachers take a two-week break between terms. Term 2 starts on Monday 1 May. For a full list of 2017 term dates, click here or go to our events[http://www. tekura. school.

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Link Up Term 1 now online

30 March 2017

The March issue of our magazine, Link Up, is available to read on our website and will be arriving in letterboxes of full-time, young adult and early childhood students very soon. Read about how the love of language opened a world of opportunity for two Te Kura students, celebrate our 2016 prize winners and learn about how the Hub can help get you sorted for 2017. Check out the previous issues of Link Up on our Publications[http://www. tekura. school.

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Charter and Annual Plan for 2017

17 March 2017

Charter and Annual Plan for 2017 has been approved by the Board and is available to read. We produce a number of publications in addition to our own school resources and teaching materials that can be found in the Publications[/about-us/publications/] section of our website.

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