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Departmental
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The New Zealand Curriculum: National Curriculum Statements

Pursuant to section 60A of the Education Act 1989 (incorporating all amendments), the Minister of Education hereby publishes in The New Zealand Curriculum the national curriculum statements for:
The Arts
English
Health and Physical Education
Mathematics and Statistics
Science
Social Sciences
Technology.
State schools are to provide learning and teaching programmes based on the national curriculum statements
in The New Zealand Curriculum from the commencement date of 2 February 2010.
The existing national curriculum statements, namely:
Mathematics in the New Zealand Curriculum –
New Zealand Gazette, 18 February 1993, No. 22, page 449
Science in the New Zealand Curriculum – New Zealand Gazette, 17 November 1994, No. 121, page 3568
English in the New Zealand Curriculum – New Zealand Gazette, 30 November 1995, No. 142, page 4635
Technology in the New Zealand Curriculum –
New Zealand Gazette, 4 February 1999, No. 16, page 364
Social Studies in the New Zealand Curriculum –
New Zealand Gazette, 11 February 2000, No. 11, page 270
Health and Physical Education in the New Zealand Curriculum – New Zealand Gazette, 13 December 2001, No. 170, page 4172
Arts in the New Zealand Curriculum – New Zealand Gazette, 18 December 2003, No. 173, page 4765
are hereby revoked with effect from 2 February 2010.
During the transition period between the publication of
this notice and 2 February 2010, schools may base their programmes of study on either set of national curriculum statements, but should work towards full implementation
of the new curriculum by 2 February 2010.
Copies of The New Zealand Curriculum can be obtained from Learning Media Limited, PO Box 3293, Wellington, and/or from the Ministry of Education’s website at
www.minedu.govt.nz/curriculum
Dated at Wellington this 12th day of November 2007.
HON. CHRIS CARTER, Minister of Education.