The Elsie Locke writing competition for 2020 is now open. The theme is ‘Life as a new New Zealander’.
For the entry form, criteria, and teaching notes, go to lifteducation.com/elsie-locke-writing-prize-2020, elsielocketrust.org.nz, or check the news section on literacyonline.tki.org.nz.
The competition is open to students in Y7–8. The winner receives $250, a certificate, and their story is published in the School Journal. Since 2009, thousands of students have participated. Support your students to take part, too!
Competition closes Friday 10 July.
Colour in the Dawn Aerospace Mk-II Spaceplane: the first plane to ever fly to space and back twice in one day! Send your picture back and have it hung up next to the real Mk-II Spaceplane.
Five lucky drawers who name their plane and tell us a great story about it will win the LEGO City Space Mars Research Shuttle too!
Post to: Box 8984, Riccarton, Christchurch 8440, New Zealand.
Makuri School and Districts invites all current and former students, staff and community members to join us in celebrating our 125th Jubilee over the weekend of 17-18 October 2020.
Registration details and Programme of Events will be posted on our renunion Makuri and Districts 125 Years Facebook page. www.facebook.com/Makuri-School-and-Districts-125-Years-106440440748552.
Spread the word to all former students, staff and community members. This is an excellent opportunity to catch up with old friends and colleagues and take a trip down memory lane in the gorgeous Makuri Valley.
Wild at Home is a collection of activities and resources WWF-New Zealand have put together to support environment-focussed teaching and learning: wwf.org.nz/wild_at_home
The webpage will be updated regularly, and includes a range of activities from quizzes, crafts and writing activities to wildlife videos and Zoom background images.
All of the activities can be done from home, making this the ultimate collection of lockdown resources for environmental education.
Darwin and Newts is an innovative and immersive New Zealand animated adventure series for kids who love to figure out how stuff works.
Through the curious siblings’ fantastic escapades, early learning science and engineering principles are woven into the stories as the characters use their trike, zipline and waka to navigate their world and explore the flora, fauna and natural wonders of their incredible home in Aotearoa.
We have created resources for every episode, including a science experiment and a craft activity through the form of short videos.
Find out more online at www.darwinandnewts.com.