Secondary Teachers to Pilot new Peace Education Curriculum
We are looking for senior secondary teachers to be involved in a 10 week Pilot Program in Term 1, 2020 of a new multi-media peace education program for senior school students aged 15–18.
The program consists of videos and activities that help students discover their own inner resources and strengths. The course includes material on ten themes: Peace, appreciation, inner strength, self-awareness, dignity, choice, hope, clarity, understanding and contentment. The content of each theme is presented with 20–30 minutes of short videos and time for activities, discussion and reflection.
The Peace Education Program supports educational standards for social and emotional learning competencies, in particular the competencies of self-awareness and self-management.
The program can be used in a variety of subject areas.
Road Safety Week 4–10 May
Road Safety Week is an annual activity that engages hundreds of communities across the country in raising awareness of road safety.
The week is a great opportunity to kick-start road safety activities at your organisation, or to link existing activities to a national week. There are also lots of ways to meet curriculum goals whilst also learning about road safety.
It's free to register and thanks to QBE Insurance and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency you'll receive an electronic action pack with posters, worksheets, interactive resources and more.
For more information and to register for an action pack visit www.roadsafetyweek.org.nz.
New Zealand Youth Tobacco Monitor 2020
Action for Smokefree 2025 (ASH) and the Health Promotion Agency/Te Hiringa Hauora (HPA) will invite schools to participate in the New Zealand Youth Tobacco Monitor (NZYTM) involving the ASH Y10 Snapshot Survey. This will be conducted in term 2.
Your school’s participation is important for ensuring we have an accurate reflection of youth smoking and vaping related behaviours across New Zealand. The results are provided to participating schools, with national results (for comparison). The results will help schools monitor trends and develop relevant policies and initiatives.
For more information, visit www.hpa.org.nz/what-we-do/nzytm, or contact ASH researcher Sally Wong on email@example.com.