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Development of Local Curriculum


Embedding core beliefs around learning into practice

Curriculum with relevant personal, local and global connections


Re-organisation of current curriculum  to  engage learners



Authentic subject integration  


Concept-based curriculum

Student passion

Innovation for real-world problem solving

Student agency


Constructivist approach to learning

Meta-cognitive learning

Assessment for learning

Personalised learning

Learner engagement

"Kate was brilliant today working with some of the Y10 staff.   She did a great job, very knowledgeable and intuitive.  Knows when to ask the right questions."

Paul Donnelly, Deputy Principal, St Thomas of Canterbury College. 

"Kate's expertise and experience have been invaluable in assisting us with the development of our local, conceptualised curriculum. Her intuition, probing questions, and ability to coach leaders and teachers has been instrumental in our journey to date.  Teachers have commented how at ease they felt during their new learning and that you struck a great balance of taking them out of their comfort zone while supporting them at the same time" 

Lee-Anne Maxwell, Deputy Principal, Conifer Grove School.


"I can now teach my students at a deeper level rather than just surface features to get content across.

I can now focus on the bigger picture with my students in order to build understanding.

I now know how to unpack some of the over riding concepts"

Teacher reflections after building a conceptual mathematics curriculum for Year 9 at Ashburton College.

"Kate, your skills, knowledge and expertise are what we value and treasure. You have enabled us to reach new heights and we look forward to exploring new territories with your support and guidance." 

Iva Hamilton, Deputy Principal, Chisnallwood Intermediate School.


"Kate is a master at conceptual and inquiry pedagogies",

David Harrold, Principal, The International School of Azerbaijan.

EduKateNZ  supports schools to implement sustainable curriculum change to equip students for their future.

Concept-based curriculum explained

Kia ora koutou katoa.  


I'm Kate Brown founder of EduKateNZ.  I have been an educator for over 40 years and have worked in multiple New Zealand and international schools.  During this time I have seen passionate teachers and principals working hard to provide the best education for their learners, but I have all too often seen disengaged learners. This is not a case of not enough passion by the teachers or effort from the learner, it is often a case of curriculum design and delivery that doesn't allow for student agency. 


EduKateNZ works with principals, teachers, schools and other places of learning to strengthen or re-design their curriculum to provide a learning environment that engages and motivates learners.  Through working collaboratively with educators we can create opportunities where students learn through their passions, and use their creative and innovative thinking to create solutions to solve real problems.

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