Our Code, Our Standards
Use these resources to unpack what it means to be a part of the profession and what the Code and Standards | Ngā Tikanga Matatika, Ngā Paerewa look like brought to life.
Our Code | Ngā Tikanga Matatika resources
The Code | Ngā Tikanga Matatika is a set of aspirations for professional behaviour and not a list of punitive rules.
Schools and centres have begun to unpack what it means to be part of the profession and what the Code looks like as it is brought to life.
These six short videos explore how Newtown School in Wellington interprets the Code, and how the teaching team are working to meet the four commitment statements. All videos have subtitles and a transcript is available for download.
Being a member of the Teaching Profession
In part one Newtown School principal Mark Brown and his staff of dedicated and talented teachers talk about what the Code is all about and what it means to them.
Our Code: reflecting on expectations - Ngā Tikanga Matatika: Whakaroaro i ngā whainga
Part two delves into how staff at Newtown School use the Code of Professional Responsibility to reflect their expectations as teachers.
Commitment to the Teaching Profession - Ko te ngākaunui ki te Umanga Whakaakoranga
Part three is about Commitment to the Teaching Profession: teachers at Newtown school talk about growing and learning through respectful collaboration and conversations with colleagues.
Commitment to Learners - Ko te ngākaunui ki ngā Ākonga
Part four is about Commitment to Learners: Newtown School talk about how they work together as teachers and learners to foster the best outcomes for each child.
Commitment to Families and Whānau - Ko te ngākaunui ki ngā whānau
Commitment to Society - Ko te ngākaunui ki te hapori whānau
Standards | Ngā Paerewa resources
The Standards | Ngā Paerewa are purposely designed at a high level so every practitioner can apply them to suit the context they are working in.
A Quality Practice template is to help teachers get familiar with the Standards | Ngā Paerewa and how they relate to each setting.
Talking about Te Tiriti o Waitangi partnership as a Standard at Paparārangi Kindergarten
Liz Lee talks about how they see the standard is being reflected at their kindergarten. Even if you are not from ECE this video will make valuable viewing.