Education / News
Drumming up Asia learning in schools

Classrooms around the motu reverberated with the sound of taiko drumming thanks to a new Foundation programme bringing Asia-focussed activities to New Zealand schools.

Education / News
Christchurch students teach Japanese kids about Māori culture

We chat with Cobham Intermediate deputy principal Peter Fowler about the Christchurch school connecting with a school in Japan to develop cultural awareness among students.

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Short story competition winners announced

Read the winning entries for the Foundation's short story competition, which challenged students to describe the adventures of a baby polar bear lantern after it disappeared from the Lantern Festival.

Education / News
Taking up the Mandarin challenge

Classrooms around the country rung with the sound of kids practicing Chinese phrases to mark New Zealand Chinese Language Week, which ran from 26 September to 2 October.

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Champions programme

The Asia New Zealand Foundation is launching a Champions programme to bring together leading educators who can act as amplifiers and role models, ensuring Asia is valued in New Zealand schools.

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Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

The Foundation and the New Zealand Olympic Committee have collaborated in producing a series of Years 7-10 social studies teaching and learning modules on the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

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A day in the life of a Japanese high school student

This physical education unit explores the differences in lifestyles of students in New Zealand and Japan.

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How to be a Sumo wrestler

In this Year 7-10 physical education unit, students will learn how to be a sumo wrestler and learning about the history and basic rules and techniques of the Japanese martial art.

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Cultural Diversity resource

This Year 7-10 resource will guide social studies and health teachers to explore and discuss cultural diversity with their students.