If parents are looking for guidance about the teaching of handwriting in New Zealand schools, there is information at the following website TKI-Te Kete Ipurangi. The bulletin, which is easy to scroll through, gives comprehensive instruction on correct pen grip, and incorrect pen grip….. Pages 17 and 18, letter formation, through to linked up or cursive handwriting. There is also a section showing copies of student’s handwriting ie. expected progress of students at various stages of their schooling.
“Teaching Handwriting” Ministry of Education- Te Tahuhu O Te Matauranga