The NZ Vegetarian Society has launched its 2020 Think Kind Student Competition. The annual competition is open to all primary, intermediate, and secondary-aged students.The competition aims to promote kindness toward animals.
Every student who enters will receive a certificate, and every project will get a prize. The overall winner will be announced on 1st October, World Vegetarian Day. The entry that wins the People’s Choice Award will receive $1,000 for their school.
Go to www.vegetarian.org.nz for guidelines, inspiration, and free activities. Students must submit their entries online by 10 August.
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We are celebrating our 175th year. As the second oldest running school in Aotearoa we invite past staff, pupils and friends to register for this celebration and/or share our history.
Dates: 23–26 September.
Get creative! The SMART ALEX creative writing competition celebrates the CENTENARY of the Alexander Turnbull Library.
Win cash prizes and book tokens totalling $3,100.
Closing date: Sunday 19 July.
Find full details and entry form at www.turnbullfriends.org.nz and send enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Two categories for prizes: Y9–10 (guideline: 1 or 2 pages including pictures, probably about 250 words) and Y11–13 (guideline: up to 5 pages including pictures, probably about 500 words).
Organised by Services to Schools, National Library of New Zealand and by the Friends of Turnbull Library (sponsors).
Accelerate your students' writing results
Come and hear Dr Hunter at the only NZ Writing Conference that caters to every teacher.
It’s time to fix the writing gap–give our teachers tools that work–and see our students succeed at writing once again.
Why don’t you come along and join the writing revolution.
For further information: www.writethatessay.org/events/new-zealand-events.
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.
Beep Beep! Days are fun road safety days for 2–7-year-olds, teaching them some key road safety messages such as holding hands, sitting in a car seat, and wearing a helmet on a bike or scooter.
Everyone who registers receives a free e-action pack of resources including posters, activity sheets, certificates and more.
Brake has partnered with Aardman Animations to run our national day with Timmy Time, using Timmy and his friends in our resources.
If the national date doesn't work, you can run your day at another time.
Find out more and register at www.brake.org.nz/beepbeepday.
Introducing 2 upbeat songs for students in the junior school to teach them about protecting their skin from the sun and the importance of healthy eating.
In collaboration with the Cancer Society and 5+ A Day, Judi Cranston, award winning children's composer and director of kindyRock demonstrates how music can relay health messages to kids in a fun way.
See details about a dance competition in March/April. Judged by Judi and television presenter Suzy Cato. Great prizes to be won!
See http://bit.ly/ahkkdancecomp for access to the songs and registration details or contact email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two special issues of Toitoi showcase stories, poems and art about the vibrant cultures of Latin America and Southeast Asia. They are multilingual publications featuring the work of young Kiwi creatives ages 5-14.
The journals will be delivered free to every school and public library in New Zealand in February, with accompanying teacher support materials.
This project is thanks to a collaboration between Toitoi, the School of Languages and Cultures at Victoria University of Wellington and the Centres of Asia-Pacific Excellence for Latin America and Southeast Asia, with the support of the National Library of New Zealand.