Key Competencies

Key Competencies“Capabilities for lifelong living and learning”

The New Zealand Curriculum identifies 5 ‘Key Competencies’


Using Language, Symbols & Text

Managing Self

Relating to Others

Participating & Contributing


These competencies are used to live, learn, work, and contribute as active community members. More complex than skills, the competencies draw also on knowledge, attitudes, and values in ways that lead to action. They are not separate or stand-alone. They are the key to learning in every learning area.

To learn more about the Key Competencies and what they mean for you and your child, click here to visit the TKI website.