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The New Zealand Curriculum Exemplars

To view exemplars of students' work in English, mathematics, the arts, science, technology, health and physical education, and social studies, select one of the links below.

Please be aware that these exemplars are legacy content and relate to the curriculum levels and achievement objectives described in the previous New Zealand Curriculum, published in 1994. These, and the progressions of learning described, may not correspond with those described in the 2007 New Zealand Curriculum. Some links and videos within these exemplars may no longer work.

Māori medium exemplars

Te reo Māori, pāngarau, pūtaiao, hangarau, tikanga ā-iwi, ngā toi and hauora  exemplars are now available online.

Print versions of te reo Māori, pāngarau, pūtaiao, and hangarau exemplars have been distributed to schools. However, not all the exemplars available in print have been published online.

What is an exemplar?

An exemplar is an authentic piece of student work, annotated to illustrate learning, achievement, and quality in relation to the levels in the national curriculum statement.

The purpose is to highlight features that teachers need to watch for, collect information about, and act on to promote learning. Exemplars help to answer the question, "What is quality work?"