Technology is changing fast and our education system needs to grow and adapt with it.

We are changing how we equip our children and young people to participate, create, and thrive in this fast-evolving digital world.

Digital Technologies in the National Curriculum

The Technology learning area has been revised to strengthen the positioning of digital technologies in the New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. This is for all students from year 1–13. Students have the opportunity to specialise from year 11–13.

The goal of this change is to ensure that all learners have the opportunity to become digitally capable individuals.

The change provides a greater focus on students building their skills so they can be innovative creators of digital solutions, moving beyond solely being users and consumers of digital technologies.


Digital Technology and Cybersafety Policy

Internet Useage at Hāwea School

Before using the computers in the school, all staff and students are required to read and agree to the school cyber safety agreement. This is done upon enrolment.

Upon enrolment, students will be allocated an email address that will allow them to access the school calendars, files, etc, through gmail. They will also be allocated a logon to the school google drive. This will allow students to continue work at home.

Screen time is very limited for junior students, and for all other children, is restricted to learning situations only.

What is Digital Technologies & Hangarau Matihiko

Digital Technologies & Hangarau Matihiko is about teaching our tamariki and children how technology works, and how they can use that knowledge to solve problems.

Once this new curriculum is introduced, our kids won’t just be using devices like computers and smart phones. The changed curriculum will mean that schools will be teaching our young people the computer science principles that all digital technologies are built on.

Your child will benefit from having these future thinking skills.