Between 31 May – 9 June
Forest and Bird’s kids' club, Kiwi Conservation Club and partners are setting 10 different tree challenges to join in with. The challenges are accessible to people across Aotearoa.
Vote for your favourite hero tree, spend time with a species of tree you have never seen before or share why you think trees are important. People can share their completed challenges in a variety of ways including social media #bewithatree
For information and the full list of challenges visit KCC’s website kcc.org.nz.
Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) and the Health Promotion Agency (HPA) recently invited schools to participate in the 2019 New Zealand Youth Tobacco Monitor (NZYTM) involving the ASH Y10 Snapshot survey. The survey will be conducted in term 2 between 20 May and 5 July.
Participating in the NZYTM survey is important for ensuring the data and trends give an accurate reflection of what is happening in youth smoking across NZ. Participating schools will receive their school’s smoking figures, including a comparison with national trends in NZ.
For more information, visit www.hpa.org.nz/what-we-do/nzytm, or contact Sally Wong, via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The New Zealand Marine Studies Centre (University of Otago) is supported by a MoE grant to deliver programmes designed for gifted and talented students. Immersed in the science of the marine world the programmes extend and enrich the shared learning through multidisciplinary connections and challenges.
Applications are invited from the South Island for a range of programmes with specific student targets, Y7–8, Y7–8 Pasifika, Y9 Māori, Y10, Y10 Māori, Y11, Y11–12 Māori.
For further information, overview of 2019 programmes and student applications access our website:
For queries contact email@example.com.
A new website, www.sensiblescreenuse.org, has been developed by a group of health professionals and educators. It summarises research on the use of digital technology in schools, looking at both benefits and risks, and the impacts on health, wellbeing and educational achievement.
Autism Resources Limited provides quality books and resources, including the popular time timers and sensory tools for teaching children with autism spectrum disorder. For over 10 years we have been supplying NZ schools and early childhood centres with quality books and resources under the Sue Larkey and Education Events brands. Our name has changed but we are still the same, but with NZ ownership and cheaper pricing.
To order and view our range of top-quality products go to www.autismresources.co.nz or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
13–17 of May (term 2, week 3) is Primary Science Week.
NZAPSE runs an annual Primary Science Week in term 2, providing an opportunity for all New Zealand primary schools to engage in science learning.
The theme for 2019 is the Periodic Table as 2019 is the International Year of the Periodic Table.
Go to https://nzapse.nzase.org.nz/primary-science-week-2019/ to see how teachers can be involved and activities they can do with their classes.