From November 14-20, go to a place that has fascinated explorers and scientists for over 100 years; Antarctica.
Unlike early adventurers you won't be sailing there - you will fly on a C17 Globemaster.
Your friends are Antarctic scientists and other experts. You will join them for meals in the Scott Base dining room. You will sit in on morning meetings to plan the day's activity.
You will complete a survival training course before going out in the field.
Then you will travel across the ice to do some cool science.
More information and enrol free http://rata.learnz.org.nz/summary.php?vft=antarctica184.
On behalf of the New Zealand Primary School Teachers’ Conference Committee, we warmly invite you to join us at the NZPSTC scheduled in Wellington from 15–16 April 2019.
The programme will include approximately 65 professional development workshops. These high quality workshops will be lead by some of New Zealand’s most inspiring, forward-thinking teachers. There is also an outstanding line up of key note speakers including Chris Hipkins (Minister of Education).
For more information and registration details please visit the website at http://nzptc.com
Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology Childcare Centre invites one and all to an Open Day to celebrate 30 years of providing early childhood education and care to the Tauranga community.
The centre, located on the boundary of the tertiary campus, caters to all children aged 6 months to 6 years.
We welcome all past and present students and staff, as well as local teachers and parents, to come meet our friendly, passionate team, see our vibrant learning centres, and help us celebrate three decades of educating our local taonga.
Saturday, 10 November, 10am–2pm
Phone (07) 557 8737; email Childcare@toiohomai.ac.nz
Water quality has been in the news recently, or rather the decline in quality of our rivers and streams. Clean, fresh water is essential to life.
On this trip starting 30 October you will see how quality freshwater drives a significant part of the Lake Taupō local economy. You will join scientists and rangers as they go about their daily work, measuring and recording water quality.
This trip fits well with big ideas like sustainability, water, communities, food webs, environments, bugs, land use, rivers and lakes, recreation and special places. This will be a motivating science and social science trip.
The Children’s Bookshop has long been a treasure trove of books and learning resources for children in Christchurch. It’s had a difficult time since the earthquakes but has recently changed owners and is looking to again, be a valuable asset to the city. Until suitable premises are found we are retailing online. We would love the opportunity to talk to schools and teachers about what books and resources would help develop imagination and learning. We look forward to being part of Christchurch’s school community.
Please visit us online at www.childrensbookshop.co.nz and do get in touch with suggestions or requests!
Following her sell out workshops on Playful Literacy, here is the book all early educators have been waiting for: Raising a Child to Read and Write Well by Frances Adlam: 0-7-years.
With compassion and humour, Frances explains the science behind the developmental processes of how young children learn to read and write. With a key theme of relationships, this book follows the Te Whariki framework while showing how skills can transition to primary school.
Order online at: Potton and Burton NZ.
The book can be ordered on the website of Potton and Burton NZ www.pottonandburton.co.nz/store/raise-your-child-to-read-and-write.