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Children and young people are accepted, respected and connected

Lead agency: 
Ministry of Education
From 2019

Changes to the National Curriculum will reset the national framework so all learners and ākonga are aware of key aspects of New Zealand history and how they have influenced and shaped the nation. 

The Ministry of Education has collaborated with a wide range of people to draft an update to the Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories curriculum content. it has been tested with 50 schools and six kura.

There will be further testing and engagement with iwi, hapū and other Māori organisations, schools and kura, alongside public engagement.  Curriculum changes will come into effect in 2022.