The learning and teaching packages

What packages are available?

The Sorted in School’s programme is available for both English Medium and Māori Medium Education.  

There are two English Medium Education learning packages, aligned to the New Zealand Curriculum (NZC), for years 9-10:

  1. 1. Financial Identity which covers:
  • Debt 
  • Saving
  • Managing my money
  • Goal setting
  1. 2. Financial Sustainability which covers:
  • Insurance
  • KiwiSaver
  • Investing
  • Retirement

There is also one learning package available for Māori Medium Education. This package is about financial wellbeing and covers:

  • Debt
  • Saving
  • Managing my money
  • Goal Setting


A second learning package for Māori Medium Education will be released in October 2019.


What resources will be delivered for Māori Medium Education?

Sorted in Schools, Te whai hua - kia ora!, is creating a full suite of Te Reo Māori resources for secondary schools. The resources are aligned with Te Marautanga o Te Aho Matua and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa and created specifically for use in kura that offer Māori Medium Education.

Whilst the resources are focused on financial capability, overall student and whānau/community wellbeing and sustainability is the overarching bigger picture. For Māori whānau and communities, wellbeing (hauora) is bigger than just financial health, it also includes whānau, mātauranga, hinengaro and tinana wellbeing.

These resources take a holistic approach to understanding financial capability and use a Māori context to help make sense of the importance of this area.

A key success measure for Sorted in Schools is to provide equitable access to financial capability education for all New Zealanders.

The MME and the NZC programmes will complement each other, meaning students and teachers can use both programmes if they wish.

What language are the resources available in?

Sorted in School Te whai hua - kia ora! resources are available in both English and te reo Māori.

The first package in te reo for Māori Medium Education is available now. There are also currently two teaching and learning packages available in English for year levels 9-10 that are aligned to the NZC.

The resources can be used across both curricula. For example, if you teach in an NZC setting but have a class fluent in te reo Māori, you are welcome to use the Māori Medium Education resources.

How much does the programme cost?

Sorted in Schools is fully funded by the government, and therefore a free educational programme for all New Zealand secondary schools and kura. 

Are the resources available offline?

Sorted in Schools is a digital programme but you can also download and print most of the resources if preferred.

How do I use the resources?

Sorted in Schools resources support both teacher-led and self-directed student learning. The resources have been designed to be used at home or in class.

The programme is the first of its kind, in that it’s aligned to the National Curriculum and embedded across core subjects. It is also free, and therefore available to all young New Zealanders.


Can I give feedback on the learning resources?

Yes, we love feedback. You can email us anytime at

How will the NCEA review effect Sorted in Schools?

The programme will be developed for years 11–13 starting in 2019 and will take the NCEA review into consideration. This will guide how the programme for years 11–13 will be developed, including determining the mix of achievement standards and unit standards. 

Register for NZC & MME trials 

How do I register for trials?

All schools and kura can register and participate in any trials.

There are several informal trials taking place in Term 3, 2019 including the Teacher Pathways, Student Pathways and Student Starter Pack.

You can register for these trials by emailing us at They will start at the end of Term 2 and run through Term 3.

The feedback received will be used to refine and improve the resources.

What’s an informal trial?

An informal trial is a more “casual” way of trialling and providing feedback on new resources. Rather than having timelines and specific survey questions, you can use the resources in your own time and provide feedback to us directly.

You are welcome to give your feedback at any time by clicking this link.

All feedback will be used to refine and improve the resources prior to their nationwide release.

Are there different ways you can trial the resources?

Yes, you can trial the learning resources in two ways: 

  • A formal trial run by CORE Education
  • An informal trial run by Sorted in Schools


What’s a formal trial?

Formal trials are run through our resource developer, CORE Education. Joining a formal trial means you're committed to using the resources with your students during a defined period.

To ensure a formal trial doesn’t interfere with your current workload, we’ll pay for a full day teacher release so you have time to trial the resources and collate your feedback.

CORE will provide each trial teacher/Kaiako with a timeline, clear instructions, survey questions and direct support.

If you're interested in being part of a formal trial, your school will be asked to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to formalise the process. You'll be asked to complete a survey at the end of the trial to share your and your students' experiences.

Do I need to register again if I participated in the first trial?

If you took part in the first trial you will automatically be enrolled in the second trial. If you didn't take part, you will need to register here.

How much do the trials cost?

The trials are free for all schools and kura to participate in.

Sorted in Schools is fully government funded and all initiatives are free. The official trial through CORE Education offers teacher release to ensure teachers have adequate time to prepare.

What happens if I sign up but can’t complete the trial?

We understand that life sometimes gets in the way of the best laid plans. If you’ve signed up to the formal CORE trial, they’ll get in touch to see whether another teacher at your school could step in. If you've registered for the more flexible trial via our registration form, you can email us on to let us know.

You are welcome to revisit the resources at any stage, and we're always open to feedback.

Tell us what you think

Can I provide feedback?

Yes, we love feedback! You can email us anytime to provide suggestions and feedback.

Sorted in Schools is committed to collaborating with schools, teachers and students and the feedback we receive helps us shape the resources moving forward.

Anyone can provide feedback. We're keen to hear from teachers and students who have used the learning resources. We're also keen to hear from parents, whānau and the community. 

You can also email us on or send us an enquiry via our contact form.

How can I receive updates on the programme?

When you sign up for a personal profile, be sure to tick the box that asks if you would like to receive ongoing emails from us.

You will receive a maximum of two emails from us a month. 

Who do I contact for general enquires about the programme?

Please email us or send your enquiry through our online form.

Who do I contact for media enquiries?

Please contact Estelle Sarney, Media Manager, on 021 246 4302 or email:

Financial Capability for teachers and whanau

Is there anything I can do to further my own financial capability?


CFFC has just launched Sorted Sessions, a series of online learning modules, designed to help you improve your relationship with money for the long haul.

There are no tests or assessments. No confusing language. No judgement. Just easy-to-follow topics to complete at your own pace and place.

Participating in Sorted Sessions will give you a basic knowledge of financial capability to help you support your children or students through their own personal journey with money.

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Equipping young people for their financial future, embedding good money habits early on.

Hāpaitia te ara tika, pūmau ai te rangatiratanga mo ngā uri whakatipu.

Medium Education

Written in English with resources aligned to the New Zealand Curriculum.

Medium Education

Written in te reo Māori with resources aligned to Te Marautanga o Te Aho Matua and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.

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