Kiki Kiwi and Friends: Litter Less Programme
In 2018, Keep New Zealand Beautiful (KNZB) launched Kiki Kiwi and friends, as part of the 'Litter Less' programme for students aged 5–11 years old. These litter centric educational resources are based on the adventures of Kiki the Kiwi and his endeavour to stop litterers! They’ve been developed to help 5–11 year olds understand and respond to litter and littering issues. They are aligned with the New Zealand Curriculum and are flexible enough to be taught as a complete unit of work or individual themes can be taught separately.
The resources are presented as 6 inquiry questions, which are separated into 3 interconnected themes and delivered over 12 lessons.
Kiki Kiwi and Friends: Litter Less is an effective and robust environmental education model with the following key principles:
- Authentic teaching and learning contexts
- Collaboration – across year levels, between schools and with the wider community
- Student led journey – an ethos of students being in the ‘driver’s seat’
- Vertical approach – a continuous, cross-curricular learning journey, as students move from kindergarten through to intermediate school
- Professional development and support for teachers.
KNZB distributed resource packs to every primary and intermediate School in New Zealand in 2018. We would love to see these being rolled out as part of your environmental education for 2019!
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2019 National Sport Stacking Championships
The 2019 National Sport Stacking Championships will be held on Saturday 21 September.
Competition is open to everyone, with our Novice section enabling those new to the sport to compete alongside seasoned stackers, facing the same thrill of a competition whilst striving for goals and records amongst those of equal experience.
This is a fun filled family event and spectators and media may join the sport stackers, instructors and volunteers from 8.45am.
All details are on the Speed Stacks (NZ) website: www.speedstacks.co.nz/pages/whanganui
Wellbeing Now and in the Future
Helping you, your students and school community flourish and to be ‘at your best’ in the 21st Century, ‘The Wellbeing: Now and in the Future’ event is a two-day event for all those invested in wellbeing and education.
Using a future focussed lens, it is an opportunity to be on the cutting edge of innovation in wellbeing, neuroscience, leadership and learning. The event has world renowned international and New Zealand speakers and workshops and has been designed to foster our innovation and wellbeing culture, and strengthen the capacity of the system to reach all.
For further information: www.rtlbcluster8.ac.nz/wellbeing-event.