The Court Theatre’s show in te reo Māori and English, Matatihi: Maia’s Journey of Bravery, is hitting the road, touring South Island primary schools in 2020!
In your area:
11–15 May – Timaru, Geraldine, Ōamaru, Dunedin
18–22 May – Dunedin, Invercargill, Gore, Alexandra
25–29 May – Alexandra, Queenstown, Cromwell, Wānaka
2–5 June – Hokitika, Greymouth, Westport
8–12 June – Nelson, Blenheim, Picton, Kaikōura.
Contact The Court Theatre at firstname.lastname@example.org or ph (03) 974 1417 for queries or to book a performance at your school.
Are you looking for books and resources, including the popular Time Timers and sensory tools for teaching children with autism spectrum disorders?
Autism Resources Ltd provides quality books and resources to help teach and support children with ASD. For over 12 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 email@example.com
We are looking for pre-service and in-service teachers to participate in a study for assessing if virtual reality (VR) is an effective tool to de-escalate disruptive student behaviours. The goal of this study is to understand the cognitive impact of training in virtual reality.
The expected duration of the study is approximately 1 hour. A $25 voucher will be given at the end of the experiment.
This study is being conducted at HIT Lab NZ, University of Canterbury.
For more details, or to participate in the study, please contact the researcher: Aishvarya Gopalakrishnan firstname.lastname@example.org.
NZEALS 2020 Conference TŪRANGAWAEWAE: A place to stand
Join with practitioners and researchers in educational leadership from across Aotearoa, New Zealand and internationally.
Registration is now open for the NZEALS biennial conference, to be held from 15–17 April at the University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand.
Full programme details and registration links are on the NZEALS conference page https://nzeals.org.nz/conference-2020.
Dates: Friday 17–Sunday 19 July
Venue: St Cuthbert’s College, Epsom, Auckland.
Join us to generate new thinking and pathways by reflecting on the political and pedagogical essence of the Reggio Emilia Approach in relation to the rich history and unique bicultural heritage of early years and primary education in Aotearoa NZ.
Connect, create and re-imagine new possibilities for tamariki, kaiako and learning and teaching communities.
$590 Early bird (until 31 March)
$650 Standard registration (from 1 April).
For further information: www.reanz.org.
Dr Restall's research into causes and cures for underachievement can greatly improve achievement and prevent underachievement by
using some of the proven strategies given within this book.
It is written to suit students, teachers, and parents.
Dr Restall has been a teacher for 40 years and gained qualifications from 3 universities in 3 countries; England, New Zealand and Australia.
Details can be obtained from Dr Leonard Restall; email email@example.com.
Join us during Seaweek 2020 to celebrate our connection with the sea and investigate the health of our marine environment. Your students will explore the many uses of marine areas and how we can better manage the human impacts on these valuable ecosystems. Students will identify different species living in Ōhiwa Harbour and explore the relationship between sea stars and mussels. They will touch a sea star, describe its physical characteristics and investigate its adaptations. Students will also take a closer look at mussels to discover what role they play in this ecosystem and how people are changing this environment.
Registration for the NZ Choral Federation’s Secondary School Choral Festival, THE BIG SING 2020, opens on 18 February. Entries close on 18 March 2020; late entries (subject to a late fee) must be received by 6 April 2020.
For more information, visit http://www.nzcf.org.nz/big-sing-2019-dates-venues/ or contact THE BIG SING National Coordinator Elizabeth Crayford, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dates: 9–17 May, 2020
Youth Week 2020 has many opportunities for students and schools to be involved!
This year we have a poster competition (can be a Level 2 VISUAL ART (ART223) 2.3 Design Assessment Activity), funding for Youth Week events (up to $1000) and giveaways!
Please get in touch for more details; email email@example.com; website www.youthweek.org.nz.
BOP Dance invites you to enter the 20th FreshMoves BOP Dance Festival
A non-competitive celebration of dance in our primary schools.
• Teams of 20–50 Y3–8 students present a 5–7minute dance based on the festival theme (to be announced at the Festival launch early next year)
• Students lead the creative process using the STRANDS and ELEMENTS of dance
• The focus is dance; props are to be kept at a minimum, no sets, signs, pre-recorded voices
• Each team rehearses, observes and supports other students during the day and performs in the evening.
For further information email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to get out and explore some of Aotearoa's unique places? Well, this is your chance! Join us on a journey across one of New Zealand's most unique mountain areas. You will see how to plan your adventure, learn about the different forms of land ownership, and how to safely and legally cross different land types.
Throughout Aotearoa there are hundreds of tracks and trails to explore. On this field trip you will discover how to find your nearest tracks and trails, build your fitness and skills while enhancing your wellbeing.
For further information: www.learnz.org.nz.
Bring your students to the Hamilton Zoo for a hands-on LEOTC experience, where they can ask questions of experienced Zoo staff, experience 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.
Past students, staff and their families are invited to celebrate 150 years of learning at Upokongaro School on Saturday 14 March 2020.
Registrations are required with the option of lunch, dinner dance and a river cruise to Upokongaro on the Wairua.
Contact the school to register (06) 345 6424; email firstname.lastname@example.org or download the registration form from our 150th Celebrations Facebook page.
In 2018, Keep New Zealand Beautiful (KNZB) launched Kiki Kiwi and Friends, as part of the “Litter Less” programme for students aged 5–11 years old. These litter centric educational resources are based on the adventures of Kiki the Kiwi and his endeavour to stop litterers! They’ve been developed to help 5–11 year olds understand and respond to litter and littering issues and they are aligned with the New Zealand Curriculum.
If you are unable to locate your school’s kit, please get in touch with us.
The programme can also be accessed and downloaded digitally at www.knzb.org.nz/kiki-kiwi-and-friends.
Transform your teaching and create unforgettable experiences in your classroom. Make school a place where students are inspired, empowered and immersed in learning.
Bring back the laughter, fun and joy through the arts, dance, drama, science and play.
Create your own little bit of "magic" and make your classroom come alive.
Mike Anderson – Transition to School
Kate Ward – Dance
Kahli Oliveira – Creativity in the Classroom
Tahi Mappborren - Drama
Abbi Cardno and Daisy Macgregor – Playbased Learning Jellybeans Music
One day conference will be held in Auckland onSaturday 4 April 2020.
Tai Tokerau Annual Leadership Conference 2020
Making Connections: Powerful Stories Shaping Our Future
Dates: 7–9 April 2020.
Confirmed speakers include:
Pio Terei (our wonderful MC)
Chris Clay- Thinking Differently
Annah Stretton- The RAW Project
Rawiri Paratene - Actor, Presenter, Writer
Rob Hewitt – Inspirational story of survival.
Turitea (formerly Tiritea) School would like to extend a warm welcome to all our past and present students, staff, School Committee, Board of Trustees, PTA, whānau and community to join us to celebrate 125 years of education. Friday 16 and Saturday 17 October 2020.
For further information, contact the school office: ph (06) 354 8845 or email email@example.com
Please help us spread the word and look out for further details on our Jubilee Facebook page.
We would love to see you at our celebration.
FarNet is an online community of schools, using a ‘learning exchange’ model to provide a wide range of courses within the secondary school context.
Affiliated schools can access a broad curriculum and cater for individual student subject needs, from Y9–13.
Become part of this innovative teaching and learning community. Membership and enrolment information available now!
For further information visit: farnet.school.nz.
The Australasian Ethics Olympiad aims to promote and encourage the development of collaboration, critical thinking and respectful dialogue around relevant and interesting ethical issues.
This event is open to Y10-13. Each school may enter 2 teams consisting of 5 students each.
For further details and to register https://ethicsolympiad.yahoosites.com.
Do you teach Y7–13 students?
YRE Litter Less New Zealand is a national enviro-journalism education programme that gives young people the opportunity to be part of the solution by producing creative and engaging environmental journalism.
Participants investigate and report on environmental issues relating to litter, and propose solutions by using video, photography or writing.
Students submit their projects to the national competition in July to win fantastic prizes.
The competition is open to students aged 11–18 years who attend a school that is registered for the YRE programme.
Find out more at www.yre.org.nz.
Winton Primary and District High School invites all current and former students, staff and BOT members to join us in celebrating our 150th Jubilee from 23–25 October 2020.
Registration details and Programme of Events will be posted on our reunion Facebook page and also Winton School website once they are confirmed.
Please spread the word to all former students and staff! This is your chance to catch up with old friends and colleagues and see how much the school has changed over the years.
For further information please contact us on (03) 236 7238 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Judi Cranston, children’s composer and founder/director of kindyRock has written a musical creation simply named ‘Slip, Slop, Slap and Wrap Song’ which merges her passion for education, fun and cancer prevention in a cool and catchy way. Thanks to NZ On Air funding, with advice and support from the Cancer Society, Judi’s passion is coming to life.
The song, aimed at pre-schoolers and young primary school children, is a fun way to encourage Kiwis to make smart choices this summer. It reminds people to be SunSmart even on a cloudy day and to Slip, Slop, Slap and Wrap every day.
The Teacher Education Refresh (TER) programme is currently funded by the Ministry of Education for those teacher required by the Teaching Council to complete a TER.
The Kohia Centre programme can be completed in 2–3 months. It is delivered through a combination of 4 face-to-face workshop days, online modules/tasks and a 4 week practicum in a school. (Teachers already employed in long term teaching positions can use their current position to demonstrate effective teaching practice).
Find out more at: tinyurl.com/y4gjvmsp or email email@example.com.
Using Navigating the Journey (Y 9-10)
This half-day course focuses on utilising the new Navigating
the Journey Years 9 and 10 resources to deliver comprehensive
relationship and sexuality education programmes to Year 9 – 10
students, as well as in alternative education settings. (Note that
these resources are reviewed and updated versions of the Hei
The ASB-Auckland Primary Principals’ Association (APPA) – Tai Tokerau Principals Association (TTPA) Travelling Fellowship Trust Board invites applications from primary principals in the Auckland and Northland areas for two types of awards tenable in 2021. 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 www.appa.org.nz
Applications close on Friday 1 May 2020.
Te Miro School and District would like to extend a warm welcome to all our past and present pupils, staff, board of trustees, whānau and community to join us to celebrate 100 years on Saturday 21 March 2020.
To register your interest, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our Facebook page – Te Miro School and District Centenary.
Please spread the word to all former students and staff.
We would love to see you there.
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 facilitated by a zoology graduate with a passion for inspiring children about animals and the environment.
Choose a topic: animal habitats, animal diversity, endangered animals, animals and the environment, pets and petcare, life cycles, food chains, creative writing; or we tailor sessions to you, all featuring our extensive animal collection.www.zooventures.co.nz.
Registrations are invited from schools wishing to participate in the VLN Primary School programmes in 2020. Prepare to participate now!
Online programmes include: te reo Māori, kapa haka, a wide range of languages, extension maths, literacy, digital technology, gifted and talented, science, web design, future planning - life skills, logo design, investing in the stock market, visual art, and astronomy.
Enrolments close 17 February 2020, starting mid term 1.
Find out more about our online programmes and how to register here
SAVE THE DATE!
Our theme of balancing assessment and learning arises from current discussions about the role of assessment in learning. Questions like, 'How much is enough assessment?', 'Are we assessing the ‘right’ things?,' 'How do we empower our students in assessment?' are troubling educators. Hear educational experts, including classroom practitioners, give insights on how to address such questions.
Keynote speaker: Associate Professor Mary Hill, University of Auckland.
Date: 23 April 2020.
Further information including registration will be available soon at www.nzai.org.nz/events-seminars.
As your 2020 planning takes shape, the Office of the Children’s Commissioner would like to recommend our FREE ‘Rights: Now! Engaging with children on matters that affect them’ education resource.
The Rights: Now! Level 2-3 education resource provides a great introduction to develop an understanding and practical application of children’s rights and the Children’s Convention, with a specific focus on a child’s right to have their say, participate and be heard.
Rights: Now! includes two sessions and hands-on activities as well as background information and resources.
For enquires about the Rights: Now! resource, please contact Sian Carvell: S.Carvell@occ.org.nz.