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Year 9 & 10

The Ministry of Education has created an online learning site:

The other links on this page are to free online learning sites. 
Some require no sign in, others require students to sign up for a free account with their email address, and some allow teachers to create classes and send their class a join code.  Creating a class usually allows teachers to monitor their students' progress and shows strengths and needs for each student.

Note: when using sites that are not New Zealand based: Year 9/10 NZ = Level 5 NZ Curriculum = 8th/9th Grade USA = KS3/4 UK

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Individuals can access the same N4L internet filters as schools use, for free, by going to 
to find instructions for individual devices.

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You can learn any subject for free, from Y1-Y13 on Khan Academy.  

Teachers can set tasks for their class and invite students to join their class using a code.

Khan Academy currently has suggested programmes for each day linked here.  

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Browse by topic for structured maths notes, examples and interactive activities.


NZ Junior Science notes, tests, glossaries, worksheets.

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Learn a language - lots to choose from.  Duolingo is an interactive site, with game elements to motivate.  There is also a Duolingo app, that will send students reminders to practice.


Learn Te Reo Māori through watching episodes of a story, with interactive activities to follow each episode.

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Learn coding, for all levels.  Set up a free account if you want to save your task and come back to it later.  Teachers can create classes and set tasks and programmes suitable for their students.


NZ Maths has weekly online plans for curriculum levels 1-5.  Teachers need to sign their class up for E-ako maths, which is quick and easy to do.  The site also contains numerous investigations and rich tasks for teachers to choose from and information for whanau.


Activities, videos, and interactives, covering a wide range of science topics.


You will be able to animate bouncing balls, build a swarm of robots, and make virtual fireworks explode.


A NZ based site, with videos and worksheets for Secondary New Zealand Maths. The 'Booklets' section, allows you to download entire booklets of worked examples and exercises for Year 9 & 10 Maths.

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BBC site for teaching English to teenagers.  Levelled according to ability.  Lesson plans and activities are free to download.  Some have a UK context, but others are suitable for NZ students.


Access the entire School Journal library, as well as Connected resources online.  NZ MoE site. Reading level 4, although some content in the Connected series has links to level 5 Science and Social Sciences.

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 Maths 'how to' videos, with questions and answers for hundreds of maths topics.  Suitable for Y9-10. Gets more difficult the further you scroll down the page.  UK site.

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Sign up online at The Tasman District Library, allowing access to e-books, audio books, videos & research assistance from librarians.


Inspiring images, videos, prompts for literacy learning.


Select from a range of number games for 11-14 year olds.  Choose a Maths category to view games.

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English and Maths interactive skills practice.  Click on the skill you wish to practice to use the site for free.

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Activities for Algebra and other Maths topics


NZ Mental Health Foundation site with lots of well-being resources, including the 5 Ways to Well-being.

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Sections for teachers and learners - investigations, videos, puzzles, daily starters.

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Technology New Zealand brings you the Techno Challenge 2020, due 3rd July 2020.  The 'Iterative Design' section is aimed at Years 8-10. This can be done at home or school.

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Online texts and comprehension activities, adapts to your level.


A new picture, with writing and sentence structure activities, for every day of the year. No sign in required.


Free to air, on TVNZ channel 2+1 and on TVNZ on Demand, & Sky Channel 502. It will run from 9am to 3pm on schooldays with programming for children and young people aged 2 to 15.

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A highly visual, New Zealand based site for students to learn about parts of the brain and the effect of substances on the brain.  

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'Microscopic Beasts & How to Fight Them' is a free online Science course, created by a NZ Deputy Principal.  High interest Science and Maths content.

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A free mindfulness website or app for student well-being


The National Geographic resource library contains Science and Social Sciences articles suitable for different levels from age 5-18.  Several focus on environmental issues.

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Learn languages (including Te Reo Māori) either online or via the free app


Lessons in most subjects at most levels.  Videos, interactive Q&A and quizzes. 

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Kialo Edu is a custom version of Kialo (, the world's largest argument mapping and debate site, specifically designed for classroom use.  It's free for educators to use.

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100s of science videos, covering Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, and Physics


NZ, free, online coding modules, using block based coding

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Tutorials, interactives and videos for a range of physics concepts

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A free and open source modelling tool, with lesson plans, interactives and visual simulations for teaching and learning science

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Explore Earth: inquiry lessons for teachers,  using Google Earth interactives and 'Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?' 

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Teach financial literacy, civics education and key workplace competencies as part of local curriculum for year 7 to 13 students.

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Social Sciences: Ted Ed video lessons on the nature of our stuff, society, nature, change, individual & collective action. 

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Improve your Te Reo and Tikanga with this free, intereactive programme, developed by Massey University.

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