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.
Confucius Institute in Auckland invites schools in the wider Auckland region spanning from Northland to Waikato to apply for an opportunity to host a Mandarin language assistant for the 2020 academic year.
This initiative aims to support the learning of Mandarin and to raise the quality of Mandarin language provision in New Zealand schools.
For more information and a form go to http://ci.ac.nz.
Application deadline: 5pm Friday 20 September.
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.
We deliver structured learning with high educational value.
One teacher describes it as 'like a zoo trip, but more hands on and no travel to organise'.
Workshops facilitated by a zoology graduate with a passion for inspiring children about animals and the environment.
For more information: www.zooventure.co.nz.
A certain way to overcome a major problem in schools, which is underachievement, can be prevented or reversed within the proven strategies contained in the book published by Dr Leonard Restall, a former teacher with 40 years' experience, which is now available for students, teachers and parents. The title of the book is, 'In Pursuit of Success–Overcoming Underachievement'.
Details of this book can be obtained from email@example.com.
This friendly and welcoming technology education conference is designed for anyone who thinks that people learn best by doing. Meet up with like-minded people to hear about the latest ideas, teaching techniques, tools, resources etc. Interactive workshops provide lots of fun, hands-on activities, while explanatory sessions provide time to learn about new ways of teaching for learning.
Visits include: making a silver ring; visiting NZ's largest eggplant grower followed by a master cooking class; learning about the set design and costumes at the Pop-up-Globe Theatre; hearing about amazing engineering feats as you walk over the Auckland Harbour Bridge.
Get your class to submit a 200-word article with photos describing their best school trip to be in to win $250 for your school.
The best entries will be printed in Education Beyond the Classroom distributed to schools on 14 October.
Entries close 19 September.
Email entries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Celebrating 100 years as a Catholic school community in Levin, we are calling all past and present students, staff, teachers and whānau to join us for this once-in-a lifetime weekend of celebration in February, 2020.
Saturday 1 February will include viewing the school, light lunch, time capsule and more, followed in the evening with a formal dinner, dance and speeches. Sunday 2 February, we will be celebrating with a 100th Anniversary Mass, blessing of the commemorative tree and plaque, anniversary cake, and light lunch. We look forward to reuniting with past friends.
Email: email@example.com for further information.
The New Zealand Literacy Association is pleased to announce a Research Scholarship for NZLA members. This scholarship is to provide financial support to a current individual member of NZLA in order to undertake research in the field of literacy.
Email applications only please to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The closing date each year for applications is the 15 September.
Applicants will be advised of the outcome before 15 October.
For further information: https://nzla.org.nz/scholarship-award/research-scholarship.
TWO Awards for 2019
The New Zealand Literacy Association is pleased to announce the availability of TWO international literacy travel awards for 2019. Both awards, supported by The Marie Clay Literacy Trust, allow for a New Zealand educator to attend an overseas Literacy Conference in 2020.
Email applications only please. Send to email@example.com
The closing date for applications is 15 September. Applicants will be advised of the outcome before 15 October.
For further information go to: https://nzla.org.nz.
Hosted by the Wellington Mathematics Association for Y1-13 teachers.
'Coming together to celebrate the teaching and learning of mathematics and statistics.'
'E whakaōtahi ano ki te whakanui i te kaupapa i te pāngarau me te tatauranga.'
* Celebrating and sharing the art of teaching mathematics and statistics
* Connecting to the community.
Over 120 workshops, along with 8 keynote speakers, along with off-site visits to local industries to engage teachers.
The website: https://nzamt16.nz.
Any questions or queries then please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Look forward to hearing from you and seeing you there.
Did you know the world's most recent super-eruption created Lake Taupō 25,500 years ago?
And did you know that the world's biggest eruption in the last 5,000 years also happened right here in New Zealand?
It's no surprise that this volcano is part of 'The Central Taupō Volcanic Zone'; a supervolcano complex that includes Lake Taupō.
During this field trip you will join geologists who are trying to understand how our supervolcano works and what we need to do to prepare for an eruption.
Dates: 27–29 August.
For more information: bit.ly/2Yv051d.
No hassle, no mess frozen dissection products prepared and packed specifically for learning about anatomy, including sheep hearts, kidneys and plucks, pig hearts and kidneys, foetal pigs, cow eyes, chicken feet, etc. Reputable (MPI certified) supplier.
Delivered to cities and larger towns throughout New Zealand (serviced by Fastway Couriers). 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.
Find a primary or intermediate school teaching job in Auckland, starting in 2020!
On Tuesday 10 September 2019, Auckland Primary and Intermediate school principals are coming together for a one-off recruitment event to showcase the teaching positions they have available in their Auckland schools starting in 2020.
Date: Tuesday 10 September.
Venue: Eden Park, north stand, level 5 lounge, Reimers Ave, Mt Eden.
looks to present a showcase of student learning supported by technology. The event will take place at AUT City campus on 19–20 February 2020. An exciting, prestigious and forward-thinking event which creates a unique showcase for trendsetters, practitioners and innovators who are passionate about student learning enhanced by technology. Intended participants will be from both the compulsory primary and secondary and tertiary sectors.
Call for submissions http://sotel.nz
This field trip, based in Te Tai Tokerau Northland will take you back in time to the arrival of Polynesians in Ipipiri/Bay of Islands, investigating their archaeological remains and exploring the way of life of our earliest explorers; then the arrival of Europeans and an exploration of the world we live in now and our future.
This field trip is offered in both te reo Māori and English. Ka kawea tēnei hīkoi ki te reo Māori me te reo Pākehā.
For further information visit: bit.ly/2Yv051d.
The aim of the annual conference of the Inclusive Education Summit is to consider how education systems can be part of a much wider agenda - the building of inclusive societies.
The conference theme 'It’s about all of us', invites us to meet, work and think together: People from marginalised groups, their families and whānau, allies and accomplices, researchers, students, educators and educational leaders, advocacy organisations.
The conference will be opened by New Zealand’s Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero and feature keynotes by Assoc Dean Ann Cheryl Armstrong, University of South Pacific; Prof Angus Macfarlane, Professor University of Canterbury.
Bee Aware Month is an annual educational campaign aimed at celebrating New Zealand bees. Run by Apiculture NZ, our schools’ competition is open to all primary and intermediate-aged school groups. This year, students are invited to submit a video of under 2 minutes on the theme ‘Love our Bees’.
The competition ends on Friday 20 September.
Full competition details, an entry form and terms and conditions are at www.apinz.org.nz/bee-aware-month.
180 Learning Support study awards will be awarded to teachers for 2020.
The Learning Support study awards are an opportunity for teachers to train in specialist areas and develop their skills in working with students with additional learning needs.
Applications for all the study awards close on 30 September.
Many past study award recipients have gone on to become highly sought after specialist resource teachers and advisors.
The study award package can include paid tuition fees, study leave and contributions towards travel and accommodation for any compulsory block courses.
Learning Support Study Awards and Scholarships www.education.govt.nz/school/people-and-employment/principals-and-teachers/scholarships-for-people-working-in-schools/special-education-study-awards-and-scholarships.
The 2019 National Sport Stacking Championships will be held on Saturday 21 September.
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 is a fun filled family event and spectators and media may join the sport stackers, instructors and volunteers from 8.45am.
All details are on the Speed Stacks (NZ) website: www.speedstacks.co.nz/pages/whanganui
If you’re an educator, you can inquire, investigate or study, with support provided for you and your school, kura or early learning service – then bring that knowledge back to the classroom.
Applications for study awards and study support grants are now available for 2020 – find out more at teachnz.govt.nz.
AFS Thai Educators are looking for New Zealand host schools and families. Introduce a fully qualified Thai teacher to your school or home for 3 weeks.
Dates: 19 October–9 November.
Take the opportunity to learn some language, cooking, games or traditional dance. There is no cost to the school and host families receive a hosting payment for hosting. Teachers are able to be placed throughout New Zealand.
Contact: ph (0800) 600 300; email email@example.com for more details or visit our website www.afs.org.nz.
Autism Resources Ltd provides quality books and resources to help those with ASD and the wonderful teachers and professionals who support them. For over 10 years we have been supplying NZ schools and early childhood centres with quality books and resources under the Sue Larkey and Education Events brands. Our name has changed but we are still the same, but with NZ ownership and cheaper pricing.
To order and view our range of top-quality products go to www.autismresources.co.nz or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bring your students to the Hamilton Zoo for a hands on LEOTC experience, where they can ask questions of experienced zoo staff, see real animals and learn about conservation, science, or even art and maths!
We create education programmes tailored to the needs of you and your students.
Get in touch today to find out more: ph (07) 838 6887; email email@example.com.
The New Zealand Association of Mathematics Teachers is pleased to call for applications for this award.
The general (but not exclusive) criteria for selection are:
A – an effective sequence or resource for teaching mathematics
B – a device for teaching some aspects of mathematics;
C – a television, video, audio-visual or other communication programme on or for teaching mathematics;
D – a paper examining a method of teaching mathematics.
Teachers are encouraged to apply by completing a form: https://forms.gle/8hLfieu59LdX6WLM9
All applications must be with NZAMT by Friday 27 September.
Any queries can be made to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Information sharing provisions under the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989 and under the new Family Violence Act 2018, plus new National Care Standards, came into effect on 1 July 2019.
These changes affect early learning services, school trustees, and licensed teachers.
You can find out more on our website: www.education.govt.nz/school/student-support/special-education/sharing-information.
This year will see the return of the highly anticipated and valued PB4L Conference on 30-31 August at the Ellerslie Event Centre in Auckland.
This year’s theme is 'Global initiative, local design - He kaupapa o te au, he whakatairanga a-rohe'.
Registrations close 16 August if not sold prior. Registration fee $575 inc GST per person.
For the conference programme and for online registration visit: www.pb4lconference.co.nz.
An exciting two-day event is coming your way. Designed for students, this special iNVENTIONATOR is supported by six weeks of online resources. It’s free for gifted learners who want to PLAY. THINK. DESIGN. innovative solutions to real-life problems.
Are you ready to Dream Big? Find out more
Powered by CORE, in partnership with Ministry of Education and supported by LIANZA.
Nelson – 28–29 August.
Tai Tokerau – 11–12 September.
Taranaki – 30–31 October.
Helping you, your students and school community flourish and to be ‘at your best’ in the 21st Century, ‘The Wellbeing: Now and in the Future’ event is a two-day event for all those invested in wellbeing and education.
Using a future focussed lens, it is an opportunity to be on the cutting edge of innovation in wellbeing, neuroscience, leadership and learning. The event has world renowned international and New Zealand speakers and workshops and has been designed to foster our innovation and wellbeing culture, and strengthen the capacity of the system to reach all.
For further information: www.rtlbcluster8.ac.nz/wellbeing-event.
An Early Childhood Conference about Innovation, Opportunities and Vision in Early Learning
Dates: 10–11 October.
The well-being of Northlands' tamariki is a priority to the Northland Kindergarten Association (NKA). As part of our commitment to providing our teachers high quality professional learning opportunities, NKA is facilitating a conference 'Every Child Elevated: Innovation, Opportunities and Vision in Early Learning.
This conference is open to all involved in ECE, and early learning in general including education support staff, health and social workers and new entrant teachers and all other interested parties around Northland and further afield.
For further information: http://northlandkindergartens.co.nz
Te Kaapuia o Te Waoku - We are all part of nature
Join us in the Wellington Botanic Garden for a unique education experience.
Our programme offers primary-aged students an opportunity to get hands-on with plants and learn about the different ways we use them.
We focus on four key areas: food, fibre, medicine and construction.
Students will discover the value of ecological sustainability as they actively participate and contribute to the growth and care of plants.
For more information visit wellingtongardens.nz/discoverygarden or contact us at email@example.com.
Sandspit Road School (Waiuku) is 50 years old in 2019. We would like to invite all current and former students, staff, BOT members, and families to join us in our celebrations on Saturday 23 November.
The Jubilee weekend events include speeches, afternoon tea, photos, tour of the school, dinner and other entertainment.
To enrol in some or all of the activities please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The John Peart Trust, a subsidiary of Massey University Foundation is currently seeking applications from provisionally registered, or registered teachers that are alumni of Massey University and teaching in the regions of; Taranaki, Taupo, Hawkes Bay, Whanganui, Rangitikei, Manawatu and Levin (the region).
Grants are available for a range of outdoor and environmental education activities including; travel, research, equipment, site development and maintenance of amenties.
The Trust also allows for Masssey University alumni supporting a proposal that benefits students in schools in the region.
For further information: www.foundation.massey.ac.nz/funds/john-peart.
The Science Roadshow is on tour refreshed with new exhibits, shows and classroom ready resources.
The programme includes:
On The Move - Principles of Force and Movement
Elemental Chemistry - Building blocks of reactions
Forces — Ngā tōpana
Comparisons — Ngā whakatauritenga
Observations using measurements — Te mātakitaki mā te ine
Patterns, grouping, classification — He tauira, he whakarōpu, he kōmakatanga
Materials — Ngā matū
Models — He tauira
A complimentary resource book may be downloaded.
Book online - www.roadshow.org, or email email@example.com, or phone (04) 499 7865.
Join us at the Gus Fisher Gallery for a fun and visually immersive experience of artworks that take us above and beneath the ocean!
Through mesmerising film and light installations, learn about the value that Moana brings to our lives and join us in our fight to go plastic free to help protect our oceans.
For more information: www.gusfishergallery.auckland.ac.nz.
The Bridge is offering an exciting new workshop:
Dyslexia Matters Workshop: 9.30am–3pm.
Auckland: Tuesday 13 August
Tauranga: Tuesday 20 August.
Dyslexia Matters! Yes it does. Firstly, all teachers need to know what dyslexia is - and what it isn't. Teachers need to be able to identify, and differentiate, between myths, facts, stereotypes and opinions. This workshop will show you how.
Email Frances to enrol: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Knapdale School is celebrating its 140th jubilee at Labour Weekend.
We warmly invite any past and present school pupils and wider community members to attend.
Registrations are available from our school website www.knapdale.school.nz under the 140th Jubilee banner.
There will be 3 separate events to attend and registrations will open on 5 July and run through until 4 October.
We look forward to seeing you there!
The Future of Learning is a two-day national conference on Monday 30 September and Tuesday 1 October in Christchurch, where international and national experts in their fields will guide, teach, educate and challenge participants through a journey of future technology scenarios and possibilities.
The Future of Learning brings together the entire educational and learning ecosystem across educational institutions and workplaces – cross-pollinating expertise and experience to help New Zealand adapt to an uncertain future of accelerating technology and climate change.
See our website for the full line up of outstanding international and national speakers and presenters.
For further information: www.futureoflearning.nz
Can you help us understand a little more about the learning needs of gifted and talented Chinese students who are in our New Zealand schools?
If you have had any teaching experience with Chinese Y7–8 gifted and talented students, we would like to hear from you!
For the details of this study, please contact Zhu at email@example.com.