Shakespeare Globe Centre NZ National Shakespeare Schools Production week’s culminating performances. Forty minute scenes from Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Henry V will be directed by James Cain, Terence Crawford and Erina Daniels with 48 highly talented and innovative young people.
Tickets via iTicket.co.nz for the Saturday 5 October 7:30–10:30pm performance at Pipitea Marae, 55-59 Thorndon Quay. Door sales will be available.
Tickets for the Sunday 6 October 4–7pm performance at the Legislative Chamber, Parliament must be booked through SGCNZ: firstname.lastname@example.org or (04) 384 1300. No door sales.
The 3-yearly New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) national survey of primary and intermediate schools will be running again this September. It provides a valuable national picture of what’s happening, and what’s changing over time.
Questionnaires will be sent to principals, board chairs and one other trustee, and a sample of teachers at around 250 English-medium schools. Surveys will also be sent to a sample of parents at each of the same schools.
Please complete a questionnaire if you receive one.
More information about the national survey and previous reports are available at: www.nzcer.org.nz/research/national-survey.
Please join us so we can talk with you about: Grants to support beginning teachers; Overseas teachers ready to interview; Recruitment agencies; Claiming your Finders' Fee; Assessing the 3R National Fund; Scholarships and study awards
Sessions run from 10am-6pm and you can drop in whenever suits you.
Christchurch - 11 September, Riccarton Park, 165 Racecourse Road, Sockburn.
Wellington - 13 September, Silverstream Retreat, 3 Reynolds Bach Drive, Lower Hutt.
Auckland - 16 September, Alexandra Park, Crn Green Lane West and Manukau Road, Epsom.
The 2019 Decile Review is open and applications close on 23 September.
To apply for a decile review, schools must supply information as outlined in the application pack, which is available on the Education Counts website.
Results will be available before the end of the 2019 school year. Where reviews are successful and the decile will be lowered, the increased funding will apply from the beginning of the 2020 school year.
Note: Indicative funding notices for the 2020 year (released in September 2019) will be calculated using a school’s current decile.
You can email Decile.Reviews@education.govt.nz with any questions.
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.
During this virtual field trip to Hawke's Bay, explore the latest and best practice recommended for you and your school during an emergency.
Now in its second year, and widened to include tertiary students, the Better Public Media Student Challenge invites entries which offer thoughtful and compelling responses to this question: 'How well is today's media serving your community? What could it do better?'
Entries are invited from all students enrolled in Y10–13 in New Zealand schools, and from all students enrolled in a New Zealand tertiary institution in 2019.
Great prizes for winning entries.
Deadline for entries is 5pm Sunday 13 October. You can find additional information and an entry form at
Date: 11 October
Venue: University of Waikato, Hamilton
This symposium by the New Zealand Association for Research in Education (NZARE)’s special interest group responds to current interests in the design and development of innovative learning spaces across educational levels and contexts.
If you are interested in learning environments development, research, practice or policy, please join us for a stimulating day of learning, discussions and networking.
Invited speakers include Jamie Strange (Labour Party List MP, Hamilton), Chris Bradbeer (Stonefields School), Dr Leon Benade (AUT), and Dr Noeline Wright (University of Waikato).
Details and registrations at:
NZYSW is the premiere concert band for ages 16 to 24. Directed by Dr Kevin Cameron, the band meets twice yearly, Summer Event in January in Auckland, and Winter Event in July in Wellington. Repertoire is selected to challenge, motivate and stimulate those musicians who are grade 7 and above. Auditions close 13 October.
NZCBA Band Weekends are for people to get together and play great repertoire in a concert band setting. Anyone can join, as long as they play wind, brass, percussion or double bass, and can read/play grade 3 to 4 concert band music (about grade 4 in exams).
This is the perfect MENZA Conference warm up! Maybe play on your second instrument? But for sure, challenge your students to come along.
The Australasian Region of the International Biometric Society is holding a special biometrics poster competition for Y9–10 school students in Australasian schools. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 entries that can demonstrate a clear statistical inquiry to a Biometrics problem.
Entries close 10 November.
For more information visit: https://ausbiometric2019.org/school-posters.