The Friends of the Turnbull Library are running another Smart Alex creative writing competition for New Zealand and South Pacific secondary school and secondary home-educated students.
Students must respond to or interpret an item from the Alexander Turnbull Library collections and produce a piece of creative writing, illustrated graphic story, or lyrics for a song/waiata.
Entries can be in English or te reo Māori, and there is $3,000 in prize money.
The competition opened 4 March and closes 5pm, Sunday 21 July.
Entry form and competition details are on the Friends of the Turnbull Library website https://turnbullfriends.org.nz/schools-competition.
Date: 10–12 July.
Central Otago teachers of English are excited to host the NZATE Conference for 2019 at Wakatipu High School in Queenstown.
Inspired by our unique surroundings, and alluding to the ever-shifting nature of education, this year's theme is Landscapes. We will hear from a number of thought-provoking creatives and leading educationalists and celebrate the peaks of our professional endeavours. As always, the conference will let us step back from the day-to-day and gain perspective.
More info available online at www.conference2019.co.nz.
Now accepting workshop proposals. Send us your ideas!
We would like to extend a warm welcome to all our past pupils, staff, board of trustees and school committee members to the Kaikorai Primary School 150th Reunion over Labour Weekend (25–27 October).
It will be a time to celebrate the past and look forward to the future as the school will be about to embark on its third iteration. From the original blue stone buildings, to the current wooden Nelson Block classrooms, the 'third' Kaikorai School will be a modern and inviting space for children to learn in.
For more information go to bit.ly/kaikorai150
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. They are aligned with the New Zealand Curriculum and are flexible enough to be taught as a complete unit of work or individual themes can be taught separately.
Get in touch if you have any questions at email@example.com.
Redwood School (Christchurch) 50th Anniversary celebrations Friday 10 and Saturday 11 May.
Assembly, Tours, morning tea on Friday; community party, including kapa haka, choir and Jump Jam performances, decade photos, food stalls and Devonshire teas, on Saturday 10.30am–2pm.
Archive displays, future plans, Anniversary booklet and playground redevelopment fundraising.
We want to hear your stories of Redwood School.
Information and registration details are on our website: www.redwoodprimary.school.nz or by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively you can register through our Redwood School 50th Anniversary Facebook page.
Dates: 17-19 July
Venue: Aotea Centre, Auckland.
The three-day Institute will provide a unique professional learning experience for all those interested in literacy learning and teaching. World renowned academics and leading researchers along with expert practitioners will feature during this major early literacy conference.
Theme: 'Kaitiakitanga: Nurturing Literate Futures' has been chosen to draw attention to the importance of caring for and strengthening literacy education for the future.
Of interest to all those working in educational sectors concerned with young children’s literacy development; school leaders, classroom teachers, literacy specialists as well as Reading Recovery professionals.
For more information visit: www.irri2019.nz.
A book with proven strategies for improving achievement; ideal for anyone wanting to gain greater success.
There will be many students in all schools who are failing to achieve what is planned for them or fail to reach the standard expected of them – so they are underachieving. This can be reversed and greater achievement gained by using proven strategies contained within a recently published book by Dr Leonard Restall.
This book is especially suitable for teachers, students and parents. It can also provide positive suggestions on career choices suitable for individual personality types.
Further information email Dr Restall; email@example.com.
Entries are open for the 2019 Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards.
The categories are:
• Excellence in leading
• Excellence in teaching and learning
• Excellence in engaging
• Excellence in health and wellbeing education
• 2019 Education Focus Prize – Excellence in Māori-medium Education.
This is a great opportunity for others to hear about the great work your team is doing for learners, their whānau and your community so they can learn from it and follow in your footsteps.
Last day for entries is Friday 5 April.
Go to www.pmawards.education.govt.nz for more information and to submit an entry.