A one day conference: Growing Creative Young Minds
When teachers think about what excites them or what they are passionate about, we are already on our way to getting our brains to think creatively. This is often what motivates us as educators and brings more fun, innovation and an imaginative approach to the way we teach.
Confirmed speakers include:
Nathan Wallis (Neuroscience and Learning)
Jo Williams - Laingholm School (Creative Maths)
Madeline Collins - (Science)
Rebeccah Smith - Silverdale School (Play-based learning)
Kate Cummings (Footsteps Dance)
More to follow...
Marine reserves, just like National Parks, are protected areas along our coastline. They have lots of benefits including keeping the marine ecosystem strong, protecting cultural values, and much more. With 44 Marine Reserves in NZ there will be one not far from where you live!
The Kapiti Marine Reserve is famous for its blue moki, kingfish, seals, penguins and dolphins. It was one of New Zealand's first, established in 1992.
This trip is an ideal lead-up to Seaweek and will let you see first hand how 25 years of protection have allowed the undersea world to flourish.
Enrol now: www.mylearnz.org.nz/login.
TeachNZ are piloting a New Zealand Principal Job Shadow that has been modelled on the South Australia New Zealand Principal Exchange. It offers an opportunity for 6 principals who are seeking development, to select the type of job shadow that would provide the growth they are looking for.
Each job shadow will run for four weeks over term 3 of 2019.
Applications opened on 12 December 18, and will close on 11 March 19.
More details about the pilot, and how to apply can be found on www.teachnz.govt.nz/professional-development/principal-exchanges/new-zealand-principal-job-shadow-pilot.
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.
Your school should have a resource pack and we'd love to see these in use in 2019!
Any questions, feel free to get in touch; email email@example.com.
Our school is celebrating 150 years. We are calling all past and present students, staff, teachers and families to join us for a great weekend of celebration.
This is to include:
Friday – a guided tour of Dovedale School, 2–3pm.
Mix and mingle in the Dovedale Domain, 5.30 to late.
Saturday – Official Reunion Opening at Dovedale school, 10am–4pm.
Dine and dance, 6.30–12pm.
Register at: www.dovedale.school.nz/150th-reunion.
The ASB-Auckland Primary Principals’ Association–Tai Tokerau Principal's Association Travelling Fellowship Trust Board invites applications from primary principals in the Northland and Auckland areas for two types of awards tenable in 2020. One is for 2 terms with a grant of $35,000 and the other for 1 term with a grant of $20,000, both with leave on full pay.
Applications close Tuesday 30 April 2019.
Interviews for those shortlisted will be on Tuesday 25 June 2019.
Application packs with all information are avaiable from www.appa.org.nz/asbappattpa-travelling-fellowship or email Sue Green firstname.lastname@example.org.
The second application round for the full 2019 TeachNZ Scholarship programme is open from 17 December 2018.
Students will be able to apply for a range of scholarships that can support their pathway to teaching.
TeachNZ scholarships support this journey by covering the cost of a recipients course fees and by paying them an allowance.
Applications will close 22 February 2019, before reopening for the third and final time on 6 May 2019.
Applicants can apply for multiple scholarships, but can only be granted one.
For more information: www.teachnz.govt.nz/studying-to-be-a-teacher/scholarships/.
For any additional queries email TeachNZ.Admin@education.govt.nz or call (0800) 165 225.
This conference is open to all Montessorians / non-Montessorians, kaiako, trust members, principals, parents and whānau, to help tamariki develop the skills needed to assist them on their journey to adulthood. It will be held at the Waipuna Hotel, 6-8 July 2019.
New Zealand speakers
More details: www.confer.nz/manz2019.