There will be students in all schools that are failing to achieve what is planned for them, or failing to reach the standard expected of them. If so – they are underachieving. This situation can be reversed or overcome by using good strategies to prevent this happening found in the recently published book by Dr Leonard Restall, which is especially suitable for teachers, students, and parents. It is based upon research and 40 years of teaching experience.
Details can be obtained from Dr Leonard Restall, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nau mai, haere mai, Talofa, Malo e lelei
You are warmly welcomed to the Taitoko School 50th Reunion, to be held at the school on Friday 6 December and Saturday 7 December.
Friday 6: Pōwhiri and get-together.
Saturday 7: Roll call, guest speakers, cutting of cake, decade photos, school memories. Evening - dinner and entertainment.
For details see the Taitoko School 50th Reunion Facebook page or email: email@example.com.
Have or considering Mandarin Chinese in your school? The Confucius Institute in Auckland invites New Zealand school principals and senior management to apply for this unique opportunity 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.
Available to principals and senior management in the Auckland, Northland and Waikato regions only.
Trip date: 7–20 October (tbc)
Application deadline: Monday 1 July.
For more information visit http://ci.ac.nz.
Science in a Van are now taking bookings from schools in Auckland, Hamilton and South Waikato for terms 2–3.
When you book us your staff and students get a whole morning of full on science mayhem (in a good way)! Five science shows to choose from plus a free 'stunt'.
We love big shows and can see all your students in one morning! The cost is still low at $4 per student, plus GST (minimum of 100 students/$400 per show). We come to you so there are no additional travel costs and no hassle.
Check out options: www.scienceinavan.co.nz.
Create1World invites students in Y7–13 to enter our fourth annual creative activism and global citizenship competition.
The NCEA-aligned competition seeks creative entries that imagine new ways to think about global issues such as peace, inequality, celebrating diversity or addressing climate change. It could be a video, song, poem, short story, speech or theatre performance – but it must help us think about ways of working collaboratively for the betterment of all humanity.
Entries open August 1, and are open until 14 October.
Entries are welcome in Te Reo Māori, English or New Zealand Sign Language.
Details here: http://masseyblogs.ac.nz/expressivearts/2019/03/06/create1world-2019/
Create1World conferences offer Aotearoa's young people skills, inspiration and role models of diverse artists who are using their art to connect us across cultures and address global issues such as peace, inequality and climate change. We think this is important work to be celebrating right now, and we invite all teachers and students in Y7–13 to join us for Create1World 2019.
In the lead-up to the conferences (November 14, Wellington; November 21, Auckland), we also run a national creative activism and global citizenship competition for young people.
You can see all the details of both competition and conferences here: http://masseyblogs.ac.nz/expressivearts/2019/03/06/create1world-2019.
The Aurecon Bridge Building Competition encourages students to unlock their potential by engaging with STEM early.
The competition is open to Y9–10 students in Auckland and Christchurch.
Entry is free, and using materials supplied by Aurecon, students are tasked with designing and constructing a model bridge using the construction guidelines provided.
Judging days take place in September, and all competitors are invited to gather at venues in Auckland and Christchurch where bridges are tested.
Search for Aurecon Bridge Building Competition to register your school!
For further details: www.aurecongroup.com/careers/bridge-building-competition.
The Irish Lodge (ARA) in association with APPA continue to support this music competition for young musicians in Y5–8. This competition will, once again, be the most prestigious music competition for primary-intermediate aged children in Australasia.
Musicians who are eligible are:
Living somewhere in the APPA region between Pukekohe and Wellsford
In Y5–8 classes. Y9 and over are not eligible
Have NZ citizenship or have permanent residency. Proof required
Have Grade 5 or higher in music exams. A copy of the certificate is essential.
Applications will be accepted until Friday 16 August.
Full details/application forms can be found at: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1KRc2eAILh0HUdRLKayb6Y9uN18gd1oFw?usp=sharing.
Dates: 7–9 August.
Venue: Te Papa, Wellington.
The 2019 NASDAP Conference will inspire you to jump out of your comfort zone, finding the inspiration to be more resilient, involved and informed in your roles as APs/DPs. Join us to gain new perspectives and practical ideas to help you Go Out and Make a Difference in your own lives and the lives of those around you.
Keynote speakers include: Ann Milne, Nigel Latta, Marcus Akuhata-Brown, Lucy Hone, Ian Taylor and Mike King.
The programme will also include plenty of interactive workshops and networking functions.
For further information: www.confer.nz/nasdap2019.
Dates: 18–19 July.
Venue:Kohia Centre, Gate 1, 78 Epsom Ave, Epsom.
This symposium will provide an opportunity for education practitioners to access the most recent research and practice that describes effective and high quality inclusive education in both NZ schools and international examples.
A variety of speakers from different parts of the sector with wide knowledge and experience will address theory and research, share personal stories, political perspectives and future plans for inclusive education in NZ. Practical support and resources for teachers in the classroom will be a strong focus with opportunity for collaboration and discussion.
For further information: https://onlineforms.education.auckland.ac.nz/447467.