Education / News
Language exchange opens doors to Japanese culture

A fascination with Japanese history and culture inspired Yalu Zhou to travel to Japan to study Japanese language. She says to truly know a culture you must understand its language, and vice versa.

Education / News
Albany schools unite for Chinese cultural festival

With help from an Asia New Zealand Foundation Experience Asia grant, Albany Junior High School and Albany Primary School held a day of activities to celebrate Chinese culture. We talk to teacher Susan

Education / News
International programme connecting students online

A reciprocal exchange programme that builds online connections between classrooms in New Zealand with those in Asia recently saw six Indonesian teachers visit NZ schools.

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.

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.

Resources / Resource
Japan Country Poster

Our poster of Japan highlights key cities and places of interest as well as providing useful information for New Zealand teachers and their students. The poster identifies the key Islands of Japan, t

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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.

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Have you had your rice yet?

Year 10 Food Technology unit explores the importance of rice as a staple food in Asian Cultures. Students will investigate the impact of rice on the cultures of Japan and India.

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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.