The Ngā Karahipi Uru Rākau – Forestry Scholarships are open from June to the 15 August. We’re offering 6 scholarships for the 2020 academic year for qualifying Māori and/ or female students enrolling in the Bachelor of Forestry Science or Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Forest Engineering at the University of Canterbury.
Successful winners will get:
$8,000 a year for 4 years (the length of the degree) to help with tuition fees and living costs, and
A paid internship with Te Uru Rākau (Forestry New Zealand) or another forestry employer.
For further information and to apply, please visit: www.teururakau.govt.nz/forestryscholarships.
The 2019 Auckland Regional Sport Stacking Tournament will be held on Sunday 18 August.
You can be sure that cups and records will fly as our experienced stackers vie to beat their own times, as well as those of their closest competitors. Novice stackers practise and compete amongst the experienced stackers. Tips and tricks will be passed on freely, and you will be encouraged and supported every step of the way.
This is a fun-filled family event and spectators and media can join sport stackers, instructors and volunteers from 9am.
All details are on the Speed Stacks (NZ) website: www.speedstacks.co.nz/pages/auckland-tournament
To align with the Review of Achievement Standards, due to commence in January 2020, the Ministry of Education has reset the planned review date on all current NCEA achievement standards to 31 December 2020.
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If you’re a teacher or principal, you can inquire, investigate or study, with support provided for you and your school or kura. Study Awards, Sabbaticals and Study Support Grants are available for 2020 – find out more at teachnz.govt.nz.
Entries are now open for the 2019 Think Kind Competition! The annual competition is run by the NZ Vegetarian Society, and is open to all currently enrolled primary, intermediate, and secondary-aged students. Every student who enters will receive a certificate and a prize.
The overall winner will be determined by a people’s choice vote, and will be announced on 1 October, World Vegetarian Day. The entry that wins the People’s Choice Award will receive $1,000 for their school.
Go to www.vegetarian.org.nz for guidelines.
Students must submit their entries online by 12 August.
The New Zealand Literacy Association (NZLA) with the Canterbury Literacy Association (CLA) are pleased to host the 42nd national conference 'The Arts as a Bridge to Literacy' at Rangi Ruru Girls' School, Christchurch. 29 September–2 October.
The themes for the workshops are:
Learning through the arts
Love of literature
Sharing our practice-based inquiries and research
Keynote speakers: Gavin Bishop, Dame Wendy Pye, Dr Steven Layne (USA), Dr Viv Aitken, Marcus Akuhata-Brown, Dr Murray Gadd, Mary Chamberlain
Early bird registrations close 18 June.
Call for workshop submissions close 18 June.
For further information: nzla.org.nz/events/2019-conference-cla-the-arts-as-a-bridge-to-literacy.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.