Education / News
Taupō kids get a taste of Chinese language and culture

Year 6 teacher Ling Clarke describes the host of activities Taupō’s Saint Patrick’s Catholic School students tried their hands at to mark this year’s New Zealand Chinese Language Week.

Leadership / News
Learning Chinese opens doors to wider world

The Asia New Zealand Foundation chats with Leadership Network member Emily Wilby about why she took up studying Mandarin Chinese and the opportunities studying the language have provided her.

Education / News
Taiko drums echo in NZ classrooms

Japanese taiko drums are being introduced to students in Aotearoa through online and in-person taiko drumming workshops.

Education / News
Lessons from lockdown

Despite their countries experiencing very different COVID trajectories, teachers in Singapore and New Zealand faced similar challenges during their respective lockdowns.

Education / Article
Student workshops

Online student workshops build cultural competency in different curriculum areas through a range of experiences such as Rakugo storytelling, Bollywood dance, taiko drumming and Wushu kung fu.

Education / Grant
Experience Asia

New Zealand schools can apply for funding to hold events that enable students to experience Asian cultural activities and/or increases their understanding of Asia.

Education / Article
Educators Network events

We offer free events to help school leaders and teachers to better equip students for their future with Asia. We also offer funding for holding Asia-focussed events at your school.

Research / News
Thinking Careers? Think Asia

New Zealand employers will increasingly need staff who have Asia-related skills and knowledge, but new research from the Foundation shows most young people aren’t receiving career advice about Asia.

Resources / Resource
Cultural Diversity resource

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

Resources / Resource
Distance learning resources: Explore the Philippines

This Y4-7 social studies mini-unit has been designed for students to learn at home (or in the classroom) by working independently on differentiated learning activities to explore the Philippines.

Resources / Resource
Poster of the Philippines

Our poster of the Republic of the Philippines highlights key cities and places of interest as well as providing useful information for New Zealand teachers and their students.

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Resources / Resource
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.

Resources / Resource
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.