The learning and teaching packages

What packages are available?

There are two learning packages available for years 9-10 for the New Zealand Curriculum.

The theme of the first package is financial identity and covers;

  • Debt 
  • Savings
  • Managing my money
  • Goal setting

The theme of the second package is financial sustainability and covers;

  • Insurance
  • KiwiSaver
  • Investing
  • Retirement
What resources will be delivered for Māori Medium Education?

Sorted in Schools will deliver the full secondary level resources for years 9-13 for Māori Medium Education (MME) in te reo Māori. 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 programme will complement each other, meaning students and teachers can use both programmes if so desired.

What language are the resources available in?

Sorted in School resources will be available in English and te reo Māori. The first package in te reo for Māori Medium Education will be released in Term 2, 2019. There are currently two teaching and learning packages available in English for year levels 9-10 that are aligned to the New Zealand Curriculum.

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 educational programme. The learning and teaching resources can be downloaded and printed.

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

Who do I contact for support?

You can contact us for support anytime by emailing us at or by completing our contact form.

If you are participating in a CORE trial your main contact will be

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 

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
  • A flexible trial where you can use the resources when they are released on the site in your own way and provide feedback to us either directly or as part of the Sorted in Schools evaluation.

What’s a formal trial?

A formal trial means you're committed to trialling the resources extensively during a defined period with your students. We’ll pay for a full day teacher release so you have time to trial the resources and collate your feedback.

CORE will run this process and will provide you with a timeline, clear instructions, survey questions and direct support during the trial. The next trial will take place from mid-Term 1 to mid-Term 2.

If you're interested in this form of trialling, you'll 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. This is really important for the future of the programme and your participation is valued. 

How do I register for trials?

There are two trials in Term 1, 2019. We welcome all schools and kura to register and participate, and your contribution will help shape the future of the programme.

The CORE Education trial for New Zealand Curriculum (NZC) 2 years 9-10 is a formal trial, where teachers are offered teacher release to assist in the planning of resources. CORE is managing this trial as part of their resource development.

They’ll also manage the evaluation process to capture feedback. You can register for this trial by email us at This trial will start midway through Term 1 and run to midway through Term 2, 2019. 

The informal NZC 2 years 9-10 trial allows teachers and schools to review the resources and offer feedback on the experience. The feedback received will be used to refine and improve the resources prior to their nationwide release. This trial follows the same timeline as the CORE trial.  

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.

Kura can register for the first Māori Medium Education trial here. Both trials will start in early 2019. Contact us for more information. 

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. Feedback from teachers and students was gathered through a thorough evaluation process and used to refine the resources prior to the nationwide launch of the package in Term 1, 2019. 

Who can provide feedback?

Anyone! 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. 

Who do I contact for help?

Contact the dedicated Sorted in Schools team

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

How can I receive updates on the programme?

Register for the Sorted in Schools newsletter and for opportunities to shape the programme and we'll be in touch.

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:

Sorted booklets and tools

Can we use the Sorted booklets?

Yes, you can order Sorted booklets through the Sorted website. Booklets are available in both English and te reo Māori.

Can we use other Sorted tools?

Yes, you can access Sorted tools to support your teaching and learning. Have a look at the tools available

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