Come and catch up with staff and students from the last 60 years.
For more information, registration form or programme email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website www.rghs.school.nz.
Summer School Postgraduate Course
Faculty of Education & Social Work, The University of Auckland
Dates: 21–25 January
This course is for all educators interested in leadership with a focus on Māori and indigenous approaches. Can be credited towards a masters programme at the University of Auckland, Faculty of Education & Social Work.
For help with admission and enrolment, contact ph (027) 292 5581; email email@example.com.
Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology Childcare Centre invites one and all to an Open Day to celebrate 30 years of providing early childhood education and care to the Tauranga community.
The centre, located on the boundary of the tertiary campus, caters to all children aged 6 months to 6 years.
We welcome all past and present students and staff, as well as local teachers and parents, to come meet our friendly, passionate team, see our vibrant learning centres, and help us celebrate three decades of educating our local taonga.
Saturday, 10 November, 10am–2pm
Phone (07) 557 8737; email Childcare@toiohomai.ac.nz
Water quality has been in the news recently, or rather the decline in quality of our rivers and streams. Clean, fresh water is essential to life.
On this trip starting 30 October you will see how quality freshwater drives a significant part of the Lake Taupō local economy. You will join scientists and rangers as they go about their daily work, measuring and recording water quality.
This trip fits well with big ideas like sustainability, water, communities, food webs, environments, bugs, land use, rivers and lakes, recreation and special places. This will be a motivating science and social science trip.
The Judy Paterson Mathematics Education Scholarship was established in 2014 in recognition of the contribution made by Dr Judy Paterson to Mathematics Education and especially her work with secondary school mathematics teachers in the Auckland region. The main purpose of the Scholarship is to support teachers' professional development through graduate-level studies.
Closing date for application is 1 November.
For further information: www.auckland.ac.nz/en/study/scholarships-and-awards/find-a-scholarship/the-judy-paterson-mathematics-education-scholarship-795-sci.html
This book has been founded upon research and personal experience and gives useful strategies to overcome underachievement and to greatly improve achievement.
Details can be obtained from Dr Leonard Restall, firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2018 Science Roadshow is on tour refreshed with new exhibits, shows and classroom ready resources – all designed to support and augment the delivery of curricula as well as enthusing and stimulating teachers and students.
The programme lasts for 80 minutes and includes:
Two exciting new shows to enjoy...
• Fire & Ice— the concepts of temperature and combustion
• Am I Living ? — Characteristics of living things; humans, other animals and plants
New exhibit themes to explore...
• Astronomy, Ecology & Environment, Interpreting Representations, Reflection & Refraction, Sound, Spinning and Whizzing
Further information: email@example.com; (04) 499 7865
The Ministry of Education offers tuition fee scholarships to commence study in 2019 towards a Teaching English in Schools for Speakers of Other Languages (TESSOL) qualification. You can apply if you teach migrant or international students in a state funded or integrated primary, intermediate or secondary school or in an early childhood education service (ECE service).
Application forms are available on the Ministry of Education’s website: www.education.govt.nz/school/working-in-a-school/scholarships-for-people-working-in-schools/scholarships-for-teaching-english-in-schools-for-speakers-of-other-languages-tessol/
The closing date for applications is Friday 2 November.
Applications for a Woolf Fisher Trust Honours Scholarship are now open for primary and intermediate teachers looking to further their skills and knowledge in maths and science teaching. Each scholarship is valued up to $12,500 in fees plus you’ll receive an allowance of up to $5,000. For practising teachers, you can enrol as a full-time student and still retain your teaching position.
Applications close Monday 29 October.
Find out more: education.auckland.ac.nz/HonoursPrimary.
The Children’s Bookshop has long been a treasure trove of books and learning resources for children in Christchurch. It’s had a difficult time since the earthquakes but has recently changed owners and is looking to again, be a valuable asset to the city. Until suitable premises are found we are retailing online. We would love the opportunity to talk to schools and teachers about what books and resources would help develop imagination and learning. We look forward to being part of Christchurch’s school community.
Please visit us online at www.childrensbookshop.co.nz and do get in touch with suggestions or requests!
Notice of consultation for the proposal to establish a new primary school in Te Okuroa Drive, Papamoa East in 2021 and the appointment of an Establishment Board of Trustees for the school:
BOT nomination packs can be requested from firstname.lastname@example.org or ph (07) 571 7800.
Enquiries to: Nicky Morrison; ph (07) 571 7863.
Dress Diabolical is a FUN-raising, mufti-day event designed to increase the awareness and impact of young people living with Type 1 diabetes. Participants can dress as diabolically or deranged as they like for a gold coin donation to Diabetes NZ.
Please register your interest at email@example.com today.
For more information, free teaching resources or to discuss plans for your diabolical schemes, please email as above or phone 0800 DIABETES (342 238).
Have or interested in promoting Chinese in your school?
Confucius Institute in Auckland invites schools in the wider Auckland region spanning from Northland to Waikato to register their interest to host a Mandarin Language Assistant for the 2019 school year. This initiative, sponsored by the New Zealand and Chinese Education Ministries, aims to promote Chinese language and culture in New Zealand schools and raise the quality of Mandarin language provision. For more information and online Expression of Interest (Google form) visit https://ci.ac.nz.
Deadline for Expressions of Interest 5pm, Friday 26 October.
Celebrating 100 years
Saturday 3–Sunday 4 November.
Registration forms at firstname.lastname@example.org and on the Portland Primary School Facebook page.
Book your school science show for 2019!
Science in a Van focuses on communicating ideas from the material and physical world and have visited hundreds of schools all over the country. Our shows are suitable for Y0 through to Y8. We come to you so there are no additional travel costs and no hassle.
Visit our website www.scienceinavan.co.nz for available dates and full descriptions of our shows.
What will you do in an emergency? You probably already know to 'Drop, Cover and Hold' during an earthquake. But as a citizen of New Zealand, we all need to know more about the six natural hazards that cause emergencies – floods, storms, earthquakes, tsunami, volcanoes, and landslides.
More importantly, we need to know about the six impacts – Stuck at home; Can't get home; Have to evacuate; No power; No water; No phone or internet.
More information: http://rata.learnz.org.nz/summary.php?vft=whatstheplanstan184.
Professional Learning and Development in New Zealand’s only researched school-based mindfulness programme.
Pause, Breathe, Smile is supported by the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand and features on Nigel Latta's 'The Curious Mind' series.
For more information: http://mindfulnesseducation.nz/product/pause-breathe-smile.
Following her sell out workshops on Playful Literacy, here is the book all early educators have been waiting for: Raising a Child to Read and Write Well by Frances Adlam: 0-7-years.
With compassion and humour, Frances explains the science behind the developmental processes of how young children learn to read and write. With a key theme of relationships, this book follows the Te Whariki framework while showing how skills can transition to primary school.
Order online at: Potton and Burton NZ.
The book can be ordered on the website of Potton and Burton NZ www.pottonandburton.co.nz/store/raise-your-child-to-read-and-write.
The full 2019 TeachNZ Scholarship programme is open from 17 September.
Students will be able to apply for scholarships to support their pathway to teaching.
The application opening, closing and notification schedule has been reshaped, to allow students a greater opportunity to apply for the scholarships that can assist their studies at a time that best suits their plans.
Applications for every scholarship available will open and close at the same time. There will be three application rounds throughout the year.
Round 1 closes on 26 October.
Please visit www.teachnz.govt.nz/studying-to-be-a-teacher/scholarships for more information.
Please encourage any former Riverina Primary School students in their final year at any NZ secondary school or tertiary academic/training institution to apply to the Riverina School Charitable Trust for financial help to further their educational or career opportunities in 2019. 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, Pakuranga, Auckland 2010, by Friday 16 November.
The ASB-Auckland Primary Principals’ Association – Tai Tokerau Principals Association Travelling Fellowship Trust Board invites applications from primary principals in the Northland and Auckland areas for two types of awards tenable in 2020 One is for two terms with a grant of $35,000 and the other for one term with a grant of $20,000 both with leave on full pay. Salaries for stepping up are also paid by the Ministry of Education.
Information packs are available from the APPA website www.appa.org.nz/asbappattpa-travelling-fellowship/ or from Sue Green, Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close Tuesday 30 April 2019.
Scholarship of Technology Enhanced Learning.
Presenting a showcase of student learning supported by technology
the SoTEL symposium provides a platform for both the beginner and expert practitioner to inform and enlighten colleagues and peers of the outcomes of technology-enhanced learning. It provides opportunities for showcasing and sharing of knowledge, skills, innovations and results from evidence-based practice.
The main aim of SoTEL is to encourage passionate educational practitioners from higher education, schools and the educational community to showcase the results of their academic study and research into the integration of technology-enhanced learning in student learning environments.
Call for submissions now OPEN.
The Confucius Institute at Victoria University is calling for applications to join their Principals’ tours to China. Targeted for schools currently offering, or considering offering Chinese as part of their curriculum, this is an opportunity for principals to experience Chinese culture, schools and contemporary Chinese society first-hand.
All expenses in China, including domestic travel, food and accommodation, are covered. Airfares, visa, travel insurance and personal expenses will be the responsibility of the individual.
For principals from the Bay of Plenty south to Wellington
Tour date: 7–18 April 2019.
Application deadline: 20 November 2018.
For more information contact: email@example.com.
2018 Entries Now Open!
The Justice Speech Competition is a national competition for students all across New Zealand.
The competition aims to increase awareness of national and international justice issues in NZ through a national speech competition for students.
Y 9–10 students are invited to submit their speech on any justice issue.
We would like to welcome all students, staff and families from the last 50 years to join our jubilee celebrations.
Friday 26th October: Open day, school tours, entertainment followed in the evening by drinks and nibbles.
Saturday 27 October: Formal ceremony, cake cutting, photographs, tree planting followed by Jubilee dinner in school hall.
For more information or to register now:
facebook: Kelvin Road Jubilee
School office: 74 Kelvin Road, Papakura, ph (09) 298 8417.
Dates: 29 November – 1 December 2019.
Celebrating 100 years of fine education and community spirit all past and present students, staff, teachers, parents and whānau are invited to join us for a weekend of celebrations and remembrance including; Social nights, family gala day and bus tour of the ever growing Mangatangi District.
For futhur details: Facebook.com/MangatangiCentenary or
phone the school: (09) 232 7898.
Volunteer-guide led educational tours are available for school groups visiting Matiu/Somes Island. These half-day morning or afternoon tours cover the island's unique cultural and natural history. They fit well with the New Zealand Curriculum and with NCEA programmes.
The tour cost is $2 per student (plus $13 per student for the return ferry fare to either Wellington City or to Eastbourne).
As the term 4 demand for tours can exceed our guiding capacity bookings for November and December should be made by the end of term 3.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
The Massey University Create1World Creative Activism and Global Citizenship Conference and Competition is back for 2018!
The competition opens in September, with two free educational conference days (Wellington and Auckland) featuring international speakers, in November. All high school students (Y9–13) who are interested in creativity and social justice are welcome.
There are competition categories for media studies and social studies; speech and drama; creative writing; and music, all relating to the theme of global citizenship and creative expression, and all mirroring NCEA requirements. Prizes and certificates are awarded.
You can see all the details here: http://masseyblogs.ac.nz/expressivearts/2018/08/23/create1world-2018/
The kit consists of 10 comprehensive lesson plans on flags, e.g. history, symbolism, design, case study, survey, discussion, debate, promotion, etc.
Extremely useful as they integrate other areas of the curriculum: mathematics through geometry; literacy through argument; writing and inquiry learning.
Create a flag as an artwork, integrate symbolism and colours representative of school, classroom, occasion.
Recommended for Y3 and up.
Kits cost $14 each including postage.
Available from email@example.com or txt/ph (022) 054 2369.
Labour weekend 20–21 October.
Reunion Dinner now available at Dunbar Estates, Ngatimoti, 6pm Saturday 20 October, $50 per person, pre-paid bookings essential through Ngatimoti School. We warmly invite all past and present students, staff, parents and teachers to come and celebrate on Saturday 20 October.
On Sunday 21 October the celebrations continue with our annual Ngatimoti Festival on the school grounds and neighbouring reserve; 10am-4pm rain or shine, gold coin entry.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (03) 526 8842 to confirm your attendance.