North Shore Times : February 8th 2011
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NZSL is as an official language in New Zea- land and is used by an estimated 29,000 Kiwis. While many are part of the deaf community, the Ministry website, named Thumbs Up! An Intro- duction to New Zealand Sign Language , aims to increase the numbers of hearing students and teachers who know the language. Tony Turnock, Minis- try of Education Secondary Outcomes Manager says, Many people in the deaf com- munity use NZSL to effectively communicate and interact with each other every day. But hearing students and teachers need to learn the language as well so that conversations can be two way in our schools. We expect all schools to welcome and include all students, that s why NZSL can be studied as an additional language as part of The New Zealand Curricu- lum (NZC). NZSL is unique to New Zealand and includes ideas, idioms, and words not found in other international sign languages, such as signs for Te Reo Maori words and ideas. Thumbs up! is for year 7 and 8 students in English-medium schools working at curriculum levels 1 and 2. It has information about deaf culture, NZSL units, video clips and a series of worksheets. www.nzsl.tki.org.nz Plunket: Keep kids safe on the roads Plunket is urging people to keep an eye out for children as they head back to school. As New Zealand s largest pro- vider of services to support the health and development of chil- dren under five, Plunket recog- nises many children will be ven- turing off to school for the first time. Sue Campbell, Plunket s national child safety advisor says parents will often have a lot to deal with getting children to school, but needed to remember to keep them safe. Remember that no matter how short the journey, your child still needs to be restrained in a car seat or booster seat. You can seek expert assistance from a child restraint technician who can advise you about the best car seat for your child s age and weight, and one that is best suited to your car. Child restraint technicians are available through Plunket car seat rental schemes, and at a number of other hire outlets or retailers. Not all car seats fit all vehicles so it is really important to try it in your vehicle before you buy or hire it, be sure to read the manual and follow the instructions for instal- ling it. The safest place for all car seats is in the back seat, so that they are away from airbags that are in car dashboards. For parents and caregivers this can be an emotional and busy time but it s also about remembering to buckle children in every time they are riding in the car, Sue says. Everyone needs to be that bit more aware that more children are about, as well as people with prams and strollers, and drive more cautiously. Plan works for Pasifika students Karen Sewell, Secretary for Edu- cation, has welcomed a new report which shows that since 2008, Pasifika students have demonstrated progress against most of the targets in the The Pasifika Education Plan 2009-2012. The Pasifika Education Plan Monitoring Report 2009 is the first public report measuring progress against the targets in the Plan. Karen Sewell says she is pleased with the progress and highlighted the need to continue the good work. The results demonstrate the Ministry s commitment to being more responsive and effective in meeting the education aspirations of Pasifika people. There is still more work to do to reach all the targets identified by the Plan. The education system must work for Pasifika so they gain the know- ledge and skills necessary to succeed for themselves, their communities, Aotearoa New Zealand, the Pacific region and the world. .
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