What is the Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko curriculum?
Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko is about teaching our tamariki and children how technology works, and how they can use that knowledge to solve problems.
Even if they don’t go into “tech industry” careers they will need digital technologies skills, knowledge and capabilities to become fully participating citizens and successful workers in our increasingly digital society and economy.
Your child will benefit from having these future thinking skills.
What are digital technologies?
When people in education talk about digital technologies they mean things like computers, laptops, tablets and cellphones.
They also talk about the infrastructure that schools need to use digital technologies, like fully funded, safe and reliable access to ultra-fast broadband and wireless (Wi-Fi) access to the internet.
How does Ngākuru School access digital technologies?
The government is supporting schools by investing in people and infrastructure so that learning is enabled by the use of digital technologies. We have just had an upgrade to connect to ultra-fast broadband, an upgraded internal IT network and have a a fully-funded Network for Learning (N4L) Managed Network connection that provides fast, high-quality, predictable internet access and uncapped monthly data for school use.
Teachers and principals receive lease laptops.
We have received funding from trusts to purchase devices for classrooms and have BOT funded screens in all classrooms.
Ngākuru School Learning Dispositions
Learning and Innovation Skills
Our school learning dispositions have been based around these...
Learning and innovation skills are what separate students who are prepared for increasingly complex life and work environments in today’s world and those who are not. They include:
Creativity and Innovation
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving