A group of Dunedin teachers are preparing to host the combined Biolive/Chemed biennial conference from 7-10 July at John McGlashan College, Dunedin with a theme ‘Climate of Change’
To register go to: biolivechemed2019.wordpress.com.
Further information can be found on Facebook page: Biolive-ChemEd2019.
Now accepting workshop proposals – please send outlines and ideas!
The reunion takes place over 26 and 27 April.
The programme will commence with an open afternoon and powhiri on Friday 26th followed by a giggle and gossip evening. Saturday 27th sees a decade march, morning tea and photos. An evening of socialisation, music and food will follow.
Registrations can be made online at www.otakicollege.school.nz/60th-reunion or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
The Walking Access Commission Ara Hīkoi Aotearoa invites students to enter our Top Outdoor Spot competition to promote access to the outdoors.
The competition runs from 28 February to 6 July. Students send in a photo, drawing or short poem/story of their favourite outdoor spot. The top three entries in each category win a prize pack for themselves and/or their school.
The 3 categories are:
Best drawing, and
This competition is targeted at Y4–8, but teachers can encourage other students to take part.
For further information: www.walkingaccess.govt.nz/education-space/top-outdoor-spot/tos.
Neil is in worldwide demand for his knowledge and expertise as a teacher in working with students who have dyslexia and other learning difficulties.
Neil is particularly passionate about building teacher capability to support the learning for all children.
This seminar is suitable for all levels of education including secondary. It will be an interactive day with practical activities you can follow through with your students.
In past tours his seminars have sold out. Don't delay your booking.
Morning tea and lunch is provided - please advise if you have any special dietary requirements.
Book online through the website www.edushop.nz
Te Kōtare is a te reo Māori music and education project, a vision completed, and a tribute to Jenny Shearer, māmā and kaiako, whose passion to fuse te reo Māori and education has become the Te Kōtare resource.
These education packs are being distributed through the Ministry of Education in term 1.
This collection of 10 songs comes with song books for classroom use and teaching notes. This beautiful collaborative resource is for children to increase te reo literacy and confidence via waiata.
Featuring artists like Warren Maxwell and Matiu te Huki and more: www.tekotare.org.
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