During Get Outdoors Week, you are encouraged to get out and about safely in New Zealand’s beautiful, but sometimes dangerous outdoor environment. An important part of staying safe is understanding where you are going and letting others know about your location. Mapping plays a key role in enabling you to stay safe and have fun when you go off the beaten track.
On this field trip, find out how maps help you plan your adventure, keep you safe in the outdoors, and assist organisations in finding you if something goes wrong.
More info and enrol at rata.learnz.org.nz/summary.php?vft=getoutdoors204
Most of us get around in cars, either as drivers or passengers. However, many students walk or bike to school while some take the bus or train. Every time you bus, walk, or take the train, you help reduce traffic congestion and pollution.
This trip fits well with big ideas such as: design thinking, future focus, personal health and well-being, perspectives, transport, technological change and innovation.
More info and enrol at rata.learnz.org.nz/summary.php?vft=roadsafety204
The Alpine Fault is one of Earth's most impressive geological features and capable of generating big earthquakes; in fact we're already a little overdue for one.
Scientists are trying to understand how the Alpine Fault works and how a really big earthquake will affect land, infrastructure and people. Such an earthquake will be felt by everyone in Aotearoa and AF8 (Alpine Fault magnitude 8) is helping us get better prepared.
Join us on a journey along the spectacular Alpine Fault as we share scientists' findings with you and your class.
More info and enrol at rata.learnz.org.nz/summary.php?vft=naturalhazards203
On this virtual fieldtrip to the Bay of Plenty find out about New Zealand's history of emergencies caused by natural hazards, learn what you and your school need to do during an emergency, understand the impacts of a natural hazard emergency, and prepare for these impacts to get through an emergency.
More info at rata.learnz.org.nz/summary.php?vft=whatstheplanstan204
Tuturau school is celebrating 150 years of education on 26–27 March, 2021.
We welcome all past and present families, staff and friends to be part of the festivities which will include a meet and greet, old school bus run, school open day, photos and formal dinner.
For more information or to pre register please contact Sue Shaw on (027) 292 4412 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Lisa Perkins on (027) 231 4043.
If there are any former Riverina Primary School students in their final year at your secondary school, could you please encourage them to apply to the Riverina School Charitable Trust for financial help to further their educational or career opportunities in 2021. Grants of varying amounts are awarded annually.
Full details and application forms are available on the Riverina School Charitable Trust Facebook Group / email email@example.com / contact (021) 106 3347. Emailed applications preferred; otherwise, mail/drop off to 2 Stanniland St, Sunnyhills, Auckland 2010, by Friday, 13 November.
Due to COVID-19, the first sports Rowing Regatta will feature on ANZAC Day in Malta to remember and bring awareness behind the scenes of Gallopli.
At this stage, expression of interest, from schools/rowing clubs to form a NZ team consisting of: 5x U18 boys and 5x U18 girls... also a mixed double race will include 3 boys and 2 girls - 4x Olympic boats will be used.
Malta University Rowing Club has started preparations for the event. The one week stay will be educational with special sites of WW1 / WWII.
For more details, please contact John via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Commence study in 2021 towards a Teaching English in Schools for Speakers of Other Languages (TESSOL) qualification.
You're eligible to apply if you:
• Are a NZ citizen or NZ resident
• Work full or part-time in a state-funded school or ECE
• Are a NZ registered teacher teaching English language learners
• Have at least 2 years' teaching experience.
Scholarships are offered for study at selected tertiary providers throughout NZ.
Scholarship funds tuition fees for core papers and $200 towards course-related costs.
Applications close Friday 1 November.
Applications can be made via the Ministry of Education’s website: https://www.education.govt.nz/school/people-and-employment/principals-and-teachers/scholarships-for-people-working-in-schools/tessol.
St Hilda's Collegiate School is turning 125 and we would like to celebrate this milestone with Old Girls, families, staff and friends.
The 125th is a wonderful opportunity for our St Hilda's community to come together and celebrate this special milestone in the history of our school.
The weekend will begin at 4pm on Friday, March 19th, 2021, with registration and a cocktail function at the school.
There are many activities and functions planned for the weekend see our website for further details www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/st-hildas-collegiate-school-125th-anniversary-tickets-72878943883
Dates: 5–7 February 2021.
Register at: woodlands-school-jubilee.org.
In 2021, Kohimarama School will be celebrating 100 years of service to our community and we want to you informed with news and updates of our celebration plans!
Register to join our Centennial mailing list at www.kohimarama.school.nz.
We’d love to hear your stories and see any historical images you may have email email@example.com.
Rocket Lab has opened applications for its Rocket Lab Scholarship.
The Rocket Lab Scholarship covers up to $20,000 in tertiary fees for one outstanding student to pursue STEM education. The recipient is also paired with a Rocket Lab mentor, giving them a rare opportunity for one-on-one experience with a world leading space and engineering expert.
The Rocket Lab Scholarship is open to all New Zealanders. However, applicants with a strong connection to Māhia and the wider Wairoa District in Hawke’s Bay–where Rocket Lab’s launch site, Launch Complex 1, is located – are prioritized and strongly encouraged to apply. www.rocketlabusa.com/careers/scholarships
Check out Rangi – NIWA’s new online weather and climate curriculum for teachers, supported by Unlocking Curious Minds. Find it at https://niwa.co.nz/education-and-training/schools/teaching-resources/rangi-weather-and-climate-lessons-for-teachers.
Rangi means weather or sky in te reo and the 14 lessons offer intermediate age students an engaging and interactive way to learn about Aotearoa’s weather and climate. Each lesson contains easy-to-understand information, videos, an activity or experiment and a quiz.
The content was co-developed by NIWA’s climate researchers and meteorologists, with a group of West Auckland intermediate schools.
Please email any feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A one-time doctoral scholarship designed for an outstanding new full-time applicant in the area of education policy formation, implementation or evaluation.
• Value: NZ$28,200 plus domestic fees per year (three years)
• Closing date: 1 November 2020
• Acceptance into doctoral programme required before 1 March 2021
The successful applicant will engage in doctoral study of education policy, focused on New Zealand or international* education policy, at a school, regional or national level, supervised by Dr Jo Smith.
*Note: Given the uncertain Covid-19 situation, international applicants will need to qualify under applicable requirements related to travel.
For more details: auckland.ac.nz/education-policy.
SAFER September is the main calendar event of our student-led movement and an opportunity for youth to act as youth agency for change. SAFER September is all about promoting and celebrating safe road use in New Zealand.
SADD members are encouraged to run campaigns in their schools and communities where they focus on promoting positive behaviour change for all road users and raising awareness of road safety issues that are relevant to them.
Check out sadd.org.nz/safer-september to find out more.
Follow us on www.facebook.com/SADDNZ/ and www.instagram.com/saddnz/.
Help us keep our rangatahi safe on our roads.
“The Arts are the bridge to a better future”
Te Rito Toi www.teritotoi.org supports teachers and principals to return to school following or during crisis. The site includes classroom support through detailed lesson plans developed and trialled by teacher-researchers to match situations in Aotearoa New Zealand schools created by COVID 19.
Te Rito Toi advocates for the arts as the heart of classroom activity in troubling times. The site is appropriate for all teachers regardless of experience teaching in/through the Arts. Soon it will offer a space to share your work in our new online gallery space.
The Great ECE Expo is the only event of its kind in New Zealand, offering the latest information about essential topics in early childhood development for teachers, managers, owners, investors and those wanting to enter the sector. Interested in starting or furthering a career in Early Childhood Education?
Join us at The Great ECE Expo 2021 to discover a huge range of fantastic homegrown products and services developed for early childhood services.
The Great ECE Expo offers all the services you could possibly need to start-up, manage and grow in the Early Childhood Education sector.
For more information: www.eceexpo.nz.
No hassle, no mess frozen dissection products prepared and packed specifically for learning about anatomy, including sheep hearts, kidneys and plucks, pig hearts and trotters, foetal pigs, cow eyes, chicken wings, chicken feet, etc. Reputable (MPI certified) supplier.
Delivered via courier to cities and larger towns throughout New Zealand. Allow a delivery time of between 7–10 working days from the time you place your order. Orders are sent on Mondays or Tuesdays.
Delivered frozen in chilly packs to attended addresses only.
Order from Science Resource Box at www.scienceresourcebox.co.nz.
SPELD NZ Introduction to Specific Learning Disabilities, including dyslexia.
Are you struggling to support a child or adult with dyslexia?
Are you a teacher/teacher aide who wants to reach more children in your classroom?
Are you aware of children who are disruptive, withdrawn, bright but not achieving?
Are you a Learning Support Coordinator taking on a new role?
Are you working with a child who is not progressing as you would expect?
SPELD NZ’S two day introductory course is for you!
Training subsidies may be available in your area towards teachers attending.
or phone (0800) 773 536
ZooVentures brings interactive workshops to your Auckland school with an amazing range of exotic creatures and pets, covering many of the 'living world' curriculum topics, as well as providing inspiration for art and creative writing, plus animal careers workshops for seniors.
We deliver structured learning with high educational value.
Workshops are facilitated by a zoology graduate with a passion for inspiring students about animals and the environment.
One teacher describes it as 'like a zoo trip, but more hands-on and no travel to organise'.
Students see and touch many reptiles and other animals to bring the learning experience to life!www.zooventures.co.nz
ZooVentures has been bringing joy and excitement to animal lovers in Auckland for many years now.
A positive outcome of recent events is that we have now 'evolved' to bring this experience to all schools and centres throughout NZ. We do this as a live and fully interactive experience with our expert zookeeper and amazing animal collection – in person by the magic of Zoom!
Our animals include bearded dragons, leopard geckos, tortoises, giant skinks, birds, chinchillas, rabbits, guinea pigs, mice, frogs, weta, newts and many more!
For further information visit: www.zooventures.co.nz.
The author of the popular resource ‘Job Interview Success’ brings an interactive workshop to your school for students seeking part-time work and those about to enter the workforce permanently.
The aim of the workshop is to develop confidence in students as they navigate the job search and interview process. This is achieved through a meaningful and realistic understanding while emphasising the power of preparation.
For further information visit: www.careerstart.co.nz.
Past students, staff and parents of our school whānau are invited to register to attend Brandon Intermediate's 50th Jubilee celebrations being held Friday 23 and Saturday 24 October 2020.
Please register your attendance by completing the online form available at www.brandonintermediate.school.nz or by emailing email@example.com and requesting a registration form.
Registrations are essential.
Registrations are now open for Mt Albert Primary School, Mt Albert, Auckland 150th Sesquicentennial being held 6-7 November 2020.
Please register your attendance via: www.mtalbertprimary.school.nz
Friday 6 November School Open Day 10am–2pm. Mix, mingle and reminisce, 6.30–8.30pm. Light nibbles and a free drink on arrival (additional wine/beer can be purchased.) Registration essential.
Saturday 7 November 2–5.30pm – Official School Celebration Day Registration essential.
For further information:
The organising committee have altered our reunion date to Saturday 27 March 2021.
The location remains the same at Wairakei Resort Taupo as does the start time of 5pm.
We have good numbers of initial enrolments but really would like more.
Please email secretary Janeve Green firstname.lastname@example.org for details or join Ardmore Teachers College-Keeping the Memories Alive Facebook group or website www.ardmorereunion.com.
There is opportunity for year groups to organise activities for the Friday evening in and around the Taupo area.
Registrations are now open for Sunnyhills School, Pakuranga, Auckland 50th Jubilee being held 13–14 November 2020.
Please register your attendance via bit.ly/Sunnyhills50.
Friday 13 November 7–9pm Mix, Mingle and Reminisce $20 per person. Light nibbles and a free drink on arrival (additional wine/beer can be purchased. Registration essential.
Saturday 14 November 10am–1pm – Free – Presentations and performances, followed by cake cutting, light morning tea and school tours. Registration essential.
Inspired teaching and learning starts here.
This year's kaupapa poses the question: How might we, as teachers, prepare our students for the innovation, creativity and technology in future workplaces?
2 day Inspire Conference – 28–29 September, 9am–4pm
A huge number of exciting workshops to choose from
Terrific keynote speakers
Morning tea and lunch provided
$295 per person
For teachers and leaders from primary right through to secondary
Sessions will be delivered in English Medium, but with Te Ao Māori values and perspectives integrated.
For further information: www.digitalcircus.org.nz/inspire-conference-2020.