General Usage

This site is intended as a professional development community for teachers and educators. It is not to be used for online discussion or online classes involving primary and secondary aged students. 

Copyright statement

The material on this website - including pages, documents, graphics, audio and video - is protected by Crown copyright and is subject to the copyright laws of New Zealand and, through international treaties, other countries. The copyright is owned by the New Zealand Ministry of Education (unless the content is identified as being the property of another party).

For material copyright to the Ministry of Education

You may utilise any of the material on this website that is copyright to the New Zealand Ministry of Education free of charge and without the permission of the Ministry of Education, provided:

a. you are using the material for non-commercial purposes

b. the material is not altered; and

c. the source and copyright owner of the material is acknowledged.

For material with third party copyright

The permission to reproduce material on this site that is protected by Crown copyright does not extend to any material that is identified as being copyright to a third party. Permission to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright holders. This includes material on websites you access via links from this site.


This site contains information obtained from within the New Zealand Ministry of Education, and from sources commissioned by the ministry, and is subject to change without notice. The ministry endeavours to the best of its ability to ensure that the information is true, accurate and current. However, the ministry does not accept any liability for the accuracy or content of this information.

Links to third party websites

The Ministry of Education does not accept any liability for the accuracy or content of information on this website belonging to third parties, nor for the accuracy or content of any third-party website that you may access via a hyperlink from this site.

When visiting other websites, please refer to the conditions of use and copyright policies of those sites.

Links from other sites to this one

You are welcome to create a hyperlink to this site from another website. However, this link must not be presented on your site in any context that implies that this website has an association with your site, or endorses your site or product. The Ministry of Education logo may not be used on your site without the ministry’s permission.

Discussion forums 

Views or opinions expressed in discussion forums on this site are not necessarily endorsed by the Ministry of Education, and their publication via the forums must not be taken as an endorsement of any kind.

The Ministry of Education reserves the right to moderate (including deleting and/or editing) material posted in discussion forums on this site in instances where some or all of the following are deemed evident:

  1. Offensive, malicious or defamatory statements or material
  2. Material that compromises the rights of another individual under the Privacy Act 1993.

Commercial Activity

Users may mention their education related commercial affiliations and services on profile pages, but should refrain from advertising their services in the activity stream or in replies to discussion topics and blog posts. Blatant and repeated advertising of services will be treated as SPAM and user accounts will be disabled.