Hi neighbours - Jacinda Ardern has announced that all schools and kura would be expected, by 2022, to teach the country's history.
Curriculum changes would reset a national framework so that all learners and ākonga were aware of key aspects of New Zealand history and how they had influenced and shaped the nation.
What do you think? Should New Zealand history be taught in all schools, or are there other, more important subjects to teach?
This is a wonderful way to get ready for Christmas, new ideas, great recipes and lots of hints and tips. Christmas is just around the corner - same time every year - even if we are in denial about it.
Our next meeting is Saturday Nov 2nd, in the May Bain Room, Whangarei Public Library, 10 am to 12 pm. This month's topic to commemorate Armistice Day, "Returned WW1 Soldiers who are interred in Northland." We have adopted some of these men and will share their stories.
All welcome, contact Nancy 0272720032
Bars have reported low viewing numbers for the All Blacks' Rugby World Cup games so far, mostly due to their late kick-offs. Will you be watching the rest of the Rugby World Cup?
0% Yes, I will watch the games in a bar0% Complete
56.7% Yes, I will watch the games from home56.7% Complete
11.9% No, the games are still too late11.9% Complete
28.4% No, I'm not a fan28.4% Complete
3% Other (please comment below)3% Complete