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Applications Closing for 2017 Dual Registrations

29 September 2017

Applications for primary dual registrations and most secondary dual registrations close on Friday 13 October at 5pm. Please note this includes additional subject for students already registered with Te Kura. We will continue to accept secondary dual applications from activity centres, alternative education providers, health schools and teen parent units until Friday 3 November 2017. Applications for 2018 registrations will open on Monday 27 November 2017 and more information about this will be available closer to the date.

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Non Returner process

13 September 2017

The next monthly Non Returner process will be run on 30 September 2017 a day after the end of the term. In order to make sure students are not caught out by the Non returner process at the end of September it is important to read this message. Please ensure a piece of assessable work is submitted in time to be assessed by your teacher well before the end of term three, on the 29 September. This will ensure that you will not be included in the Non Returner process at the end of September. If your work does not arrive in time to be marked by the end of term, or it arrives during the holidays, it will remain in OTLE until the end of the holidays.

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Link Up Term 3 now online

5 September 2017

The September issue[/assets/Publications-non-curriculum/Link-Up-Sep17-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 how Sophia Wells was selected to represent New Zealand at the Battle of Passchendaele Centenary, learn about what it is like to attend the Hillary Outdoors Education Centre camp and check out Te Kura students excelling in the arts. Check out the previous issues of Link Up on our Publications[about-us/publications/] page.

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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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