The NZ Curriculum and School Guidance Counsellors

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The NZ Curriculum and School
Guidance Counsellors
The Education System has finally caught up with what
School Guidance Counsellors have been doing for ages...
“The only time my education was
interrupted was while I was at school.”
Winston Churchill
The aims of this presentation are to:
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Stimulate deeper thinking
Promote discussion
Ask questions
To challenge SGCs to engage with the NZ Curriculum
The intention is not to:
Criticise actions of individuals or groups
• Provide answers or solutions
• Be more than a starting point
• Tell the history of the NZ Curriculum
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QUESTION:
What’s the NZ Curriculum got
to do with counselling?
These are some of our ideas
Guidance work provides learning support in
the development of aspects of the NZ
Curriculum
 Working with students towards full and
satisfying lives has always been at the core of
what we do
 The Curriculum is the business of schools and
SGC’s are charged with supporting schools’
educational outcomes
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Communication
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To increase effectiveness, teachers and SGC’s
need to understand each other. The shared
language of the curriculum can facilitate
common goals
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Communicating the link between Guidance
work to the Curriculum ensures easier access
to resources. This may mean more money
and/or staff to carry out the mission.
We need to remember ...
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Our role in schools is multifaceted.
All the roles we have in school
should contribute to the
achievements of students.
We are specialist resource people
for the whole school
Our unique perspectives enable us
to work alongside teachers in many
areas of the NZ Curriculum
So what is the buzz about ?
THE OVERARCHING VISION
Our Education System will produce
Young people who will be:
Confident
Connected
Actively involved
Lifelong Learners
The Key Competencies…
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Thinking
Relating to others
Using symbols & text
Managing self
Participating & contributing
What do these mean in the context of the
work we do?
THINKING
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Creating
Making Sense
Deciding
Constructing
Being curious
Problem solving
AND .....
RELATING TO OTHERS
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Interacting
Listening
Negotiating
Sharing ideas
Being open to new ideas
Accepting diversity
Co-operating /Competing
AND ....
USING LANGUAGE, SYMBOLS
AND TEXT
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Writing
Hearing
Reading
Interpreting
Talking
Using Technology
AND ...
MANAGING SELF
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Resourcefulness
Reliability
Resilience
Organisational skills
Being strategic
Leading, following and being independent
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PARTICIPATING AND
CONTRIBUTING
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Community awareness
Joining in
Inclusion
Connecting with individuals, groups,
nationally and globally
Belonging
Rights
Responsibilities
Key Competency Activity
In groups look at one key competency
 For each competency (KC) ask the
following …
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 What does having this KC look like?
(How would you know someone
was successful at this?)
 What work do we do that
contributes to this competency?
Forward Focus – discussion starters
What do we do with this new
knowledge about the NZC?
Where are the gaps for you – either in
understanding or practice of NZC?
How can your skills contribute to the
wider school?
Dr Seuss has a similar vision to
those who wrote the NZC
Congratulations!!
Today is your day.
You’re off to Great Places
You’re off and away!
You have brains in your head
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
Any direction you choose.
-Oh, The Places you’ll Go!-

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