Kids Voting Survey

Kids Voting – Te Pōti a Ngā Tamariki is the Electoral Commission’s civics education programme that is designed to help your students understand how voting works and encourage them to take part.

We provide resources that align with levels 1 to 5 of the New Zealand Social Sciences Curriculum, and level 5 of Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.

The material is flexible so you can adjust it to your students’ needs and experiences.

Kids Voting – Te Pōti a Ngā Tamariki 2020 resources include:

  • updated Your Voice, Your Choice resources for levels 3 to 5
  • a new Your Voice, Your Choice resource for levels 1 to 2, Making Choices
  • new support, teaching and learning resources.

Based on your experience participating in Kids Voting – Te Pōti a Ngā Tamariki 2020 and using our education resources, please indicate your agreement with the following statements: 

The resources supported me to teach my school curriculum.
My students enjoyed participating in Kids Voting.
Participating in the Kids Voting programme increased my students’ personal understanding, belief, and confidence in electoral participation.
Participating in the Kids Voting programme motivated my students to discuss electoral participation and the voting process with their parents and whānau.

There is support available to help you participate in Kids Voting – Te Pōti a Ngā Tamariki.

Please respond to each of the questions below. 

How useful did you find the support from the Electoral Commission to deliver the programme?
How useful did you find the information on the Electoral Commission website?

In 2020, we provided a new professional development resource for civics and citizenship education and to help in the planning and preparation of your Kids Voting programme.

Please respond to each of the questions below.

How useful did you find the ‘Teaching civics and citizenship’ professional development resource?

This year a number of additions were made to the Kids Voting programme and the Your Voice, Your Choice series of resources.

Please respond to each of the questions below.

How useful did you find the Level 1 and 2 Making Choices teacher resource?
How useful did you find the Your Voice, Your Choice Inquiry Cards?
How useful did you find the online Google Slides versions of the activity handouts?
How useful did you find the vocabulary lists at the back of each teacher resource?
How useful did you find the Teaching te reo Māori in the classroom section in each teacher resource?
How useful did you find the links to Tūranga Mua, Tūranga Tika in each teacher resource?

Due to the timing of the COVID-19 lockdown and restrictions, schools may have had to adapt their programme to better suit a remote learning situation.

Please respond to the following related questions.

Did the timing of the COVID-19 lockdown affect your Kids Voting programme?
Did the change in election date affect your Kids Voting programme?

We are continually evaluating our education resources with the view of improving them to best meet the needs of New Zealand schools.

Please respond to each of the questions below.

Would your school participate in Kids Voting again?
Would you use the Kids Voting and Your Voice, Your Choice resources to teach civics and citizenship in non-election years?

The Electoral Commission’s goal is to provide effective resources that support civics and citizenship education. Your feedback is important in that process.

Would you be willing for a member of the Electoral Commission Communications and Education team to contact you in the future regarding these materials?
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