The Doc Edge Schools Student Documentary Competition is now open for submissions. With a substantial cash prize in the secondary and tertiary categories, this is well worth entering.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or visit the Doc Edge Schools web page / Facebook page
Ngakonui Valley School Centenary
Come and join us to celebrate 100 years in the Ngakonui district!
For further information or to register interest, please contact the school office ph (07) 895 6181; email email@example.com; check out the website www.nvs.school.nz/event/centenary or our Facebook page: Ngakonui Valley School Centenary
The Sticks ‘n Stones Online Advocates programme empowers young people from high schools and colleges around the country who are empowered & supported to create positive social change.
It is an augmented training approach powered by Facebook and Instagram combining full-day in-person Activator workshops with ongoing support through Power Up modules delivered in our online platform; monthly webinars and a collaborative space.
This is provided at no cost to 40 schools in 2019 and is a fantastic opportunity to develop leadership skills for your compassionate and empathetic students.
Visit www.sticksnstones.co.nz/courses/fb to check out our info pack and sign up.
Hororata Primary School 150th Jubilee Celebrations Reunion Weekend. We would like to invite all past and present students, staff, board members, PTA families and community members to join us for our 150th Jubilee celebrations which will be held on 20–22 March 2020.
For further information or to register interest, please contact the school office (03) 318 0803; email: firstname.lastname@example.org or check out the website: ultranet.hororata.school.nz.
Registrations are invited from schools wishing to participate in the VLN primary school programmes in 2020. Prepare to participate now!
Online programmes include: Te reo Māori, kapa haka, a wide range of languages, extension maths, literacy, digital technology, gifted and talented, science, web design, future planning–life skills, logo design, investing in the stock market, visual art, and astronomy.
Starting mid term 1. Enrolments close 24 Feb 2020.
Find out more about our online programmes and how to register here
Shakespeare Globe Centre NZ National Shakespeare Schools Production week’s culminating performances. Forty minute scenes from Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Henry V will be directed by James Cain, Terence Crawford and Erina Daniels with 48 highly talented and innovative young people.
Tickets via iTicket.co.nz for the Saturday 5 October 7:30–10:30pm performance at Pipitea Marae, 55-59 Thorndon Quay. Door sales will be available.
Tickets for the Sunday 6 October 4–7pm performance at the Legislative Chamber, Parliament must be booked through SGCNZ: email@example.com or (04) 384 1300. No door sales.
The 3-yearly New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) national survey of primary and intermediate schools will be running again this September. It provides a valuable national picture of what’s happening, and what’s changing over time.
Questionnaires will be sent to principals, board chairs and one other trustee, and a sample of teachers at around 250 English-medium schools. Surveys will also be sent to a sample of parents at each of the same schools.
Please complete a questionnaire if you receive one.
More information about the national survey and previous reports are available at: www.nzcer.org.nz/research/national-survey.
The 2019 Decile Review is open and applications close on 23 September.
To apply for a decile review, schools must supply information as outlined in the application pack, which is available on the Education Counts website.
Results will be available before the end of the 2019 school year. Where reviews are successful and the decile will be lowered, the increased funding will apply from the beginning of the 2020 school year.
Note: Indicative funding notices for the 2020 year (released in September 2019) will be calculated using a school’s current decile.
You can email Decile.Reviews@education.govt.nz with any questions.
What will you do in an emergency? You probably already know to 'Drop, Cover and Hold' during an earthquake. But as a citizen of New Zealand, we all need to know more about the six natural hazards that cause emergencies–floods, storms, earthquakes, tsunami, volcanoes, and landslides.
More importantly, we need to know about the six impacts–stuck at home; can't get home; have to evacuate; no power; no water; no phone or internet.
During this virtual field trip to Hawke's Bay, explore the latest and best practice recommended for you and your school during an emergency.
Now in its second year, and widened to include tertiary students, the Better Public Media Student Challenge invites entries which offer thoughtful and compelling responses to this question: 'How well is today's media serving your community? What could it do better?'
Entries are invited from all students enrolled in Y10–13 in New Zealand schools, and from all students enrolled in a New Zealand tertiary institution in 2019.
Great prizes for winning entries.
Deadline for entries is 5pm Sunday 13 October. You can find additional information and an entry form at
Date: 11 October
Venue: University of Waikato, Hamilton
This symposium by the New Zealand Association for Research in Education (NZARE)’s special interest group responds to current interests in the design and development of innovative learning spaces across educational levels and contexts.
If you are interested in learning environments development, research, practice or policy, please join us for a stimulating day of learning, discussions and networking.
Invited speakers include Jamie Strange (Labour Party List MP, Hamilton), Chris Bradbeer (Stonefields School), Dr Leon Benade (AUT), and Dr Noeline Wright (University of Waikato).
Details and registrations at:
NZYSW is the premiere concert band for ages 16 to 24. Directed by Dr Kevin Cameron, the band meets twice yearly, Summer Event in January in Auckland, and Winter Event in July in Wellington. Repertoire is selected to challenge, motivate and stimulate those musicians who are grade 7 and above. Auditions close 13 October.
NZCBA Band Weekends are for people to get together and play great repertoire in a concert band setting. Anyone can join, as long as they play wind, brass, percussion or double bass, and can read/play grade 3 to 4 concert band music (about grade 4 in exams).
This is the perfect MENZA Conference warm up! Maybe play on your second instrument? But for sure, challenge your students to come along.