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.
Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the Institute for Mexicans Abroad (IME), invites all children around the world to participate in the 23rd “This is My Mexico” children’s Drawing Contest.
The theme for this year’s contest is Mexico’s Idols and Personalities - Who has inspired you the most?
The contest will be open from the time this invitation is published, until 28 June. The 12 winners will receive a diploma and will be featured in IME’s 2020 calendar.
For more information please contact the Embassy of Mexico –
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 email@example.com.
Kit McIntyre will introduce participants to the characteristics of autism identified in children.
Kohia Centre, Epsom Campus, University of Auckland
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.