Welcome to Te Kura! You are now part of one of the biggest schools worldwide.

While aspects of learning with Te Kura are similar to what happens at face-to-face schools, there are a few differences. Get sorted by learning how it all works and connect to your Te Kura community.

In addition to the online tools and resources, we provide a range of teaching and support materials. Depending on what you’re studying and the level you’re at, these can include:

Learning support and early childhood students may also receive puzzles, games or activities.

Welcome packs

If you're new to Te Kura, we recommend you get started by reading the relevant Getting started information sheet and student information guide from the links below. 

Getting Started at Te Kura: Years 1–10

Getting Started at Te Kura: Years 11–13

Getting Started at Te Kura: Overseas students

Guide to national certificates

Student ID cards

All full-time secondary, young adult and adult students can apply for a student ID card.

What you need

You need to attach a photo when you apply for your student ID card. Photos should be a similar style to passport photos. 

Photo requirements:

How to apply

PlastiCard provides student ID cards for most Te Kura students. You must apply and pay for your card online. 


Christchurch students only

If you are a full-time secondary or young adult student in Christchurch you need to download a separate application form and submit it with your payment to the address specified on the form.