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.
Create1World conferences offer Aotearoa's young people skills, inspiration and role models of diverse artists who are using their art to connect us across cultures and address global issues such as peace, inequality and climate change. We think this is important work to be celebrating right now, and we invite all teachers and students in Y7–13 to join us for Create1World 2019.
In the lead-up to the conferences (November 14, Wellington; November 21, Auckland), we also run a national creative activism and global citizenship competition for young people.
You can see all the details of both competition and conferences here: http://masseyblogs.ac.nz/expressivearts/2019/03/06/create1world-2019.
The Aurecon Bridge Building Competition encourages students to unlock their potential by engaging with STEM early.
The competition is open to Y9–10 students in Auckland and Christchurch.
Entry is free, and using materials supplied by Aurecon, students are tasked with designing and constructing a model bridge using the construction guidelines provided.
Judging days take place in September, and all competitors are invited to gather at venues in Auckland and Christchurch where bridges are tested.
Search for Aurecon Bridge Building Competition to register your school!
For further details: www.aurecongroup.com/careers/bridge-building-competition.
Dates: 18–19 July.
Venue:Kohia Centre, Gate 1, 78 Epsom Ave, Epsom.
This symposium will provide an opportunity for education practitioners to access the most recent research and practice that describes effective and high quality inclusive education in both NZ schools and international examples.
A variety of speakers from different parts of the sector with wide knowledge and experience will address theory and research, share personal stories, political perspectives and future plans for inclusive education in NZ. Practical support and resources for teachers in the classroom will be a strong focus with opportunity for collaboration and discussion.
For further information: https://onlineforms.education.auckland.ac.nz/447467.
Asia New Zealand Foundation assists students and secondary school classes to travel to Japan with our Japan Study Grants, which are kindly funded by Nakashimato Co Ltd.
The $1,000 grants are for senior secondary and undergraduate students in New Zealand who have been accepted on exchange programmes to Japan.
The $4,000 grants are for schools who are planning a study tour of 2 weeks or more and have a comprehensive itinerary with evidence of homestays and school visits.
Applications open on Monday 18 March and close on Friday 10 May.
To apply, please visit www.asianz.org.nz/education/study-grants-to-japan.
We would like to extend a warm welcome to all our past pupils, staff, board of trustees and school committee members to the Kaikorai Primary School 150th Reunion over Labour Weekend (25–27 October).
It will be a time to celebrate the past and look forward to the future as the school will be about to embark on its third iteration. From the original blue stone buildings, to the current wooden Nelson Block classrooms, the 'third' Kaikorai School will be a modern and inviting space for children to learn in.
For more information go to bit.ly/kaikorai150
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.
Get in touch if you have any questions at email@example.com.
The 2019 NZ Sport Stacking Open Championships are being held on Sunday 2 June (Queen’s Birthday Weekend) in Wellington.
This 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 tournament doubles as trials for the NZ Black Stacks. Any competitor wishing to be considered for selection for the 2020 NZ Black Stacks team, representing NZ overseas, will need to attend this tournament.
Free entry for spectators and media.