The 2019 Auckland Regional Sport Stacking Tournament will be held on Sunday 18 August.
You can be sure that cups and records will fly as our experienced stackers vie to beat their own times, as well as those of their closest competitors. Novice stackers practise and compete amongst the experienced stackers. Tips and tricks will be passed on freely, and you will be encouraged and supported every step of the way.
This is a fun-filled family event and spectators and media can join sport stackers, instructors and volunteers from 9am.
All details are on the Speed Stacks (NZ) website: www.speedstacks.co.nz/pages/auckland-tournament
Mentoring from a strengths-based perspective
Supporting learning, pathways and wellbeing
Practical techniques that will work with all students.
Featuring Dr Lea Waters, Dr Katie Fitzpatrick and Dr Denise Quinlan.
When and where:
8.30am–5pm Friday 20 September.
Wharewaka Function Centre (on the waterfront), Wellington.
Cost is $190 + GST with spaces limited to 150 (morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided)
Register at mymahi.co.nz/conference2019.
Toitoi: A Journal for Young Writers and Artists has just published its 15th issue. Over 100 pages chock full of incredible writing and art by young New Zealanders, age 5–13, Toitoi is a fantastic resource for the classroom.
The next submission deadline is on 5 July. Email your writing and art to email@example.com.
Every issue of the journal comes with teacher support materials.
For submission guidelines and subscription information, go to www.toitoi.nz.
A one-day conference for middle leaders
Our schools are busy places and becoming increasingly more complex with the diversity and growing needs of our students.
We wear many hats and are constantly juggling priorities in a fast paced world.
If you are already in a leadership position or aspiring to lead, then come along and be inspired by leading experts and engage in practical workshops which will provide you with tools to lead in complex times.
30 August, Waipuna Hotel and Conference Centre.
Investment: $350 + GST or $325 + GST for multiple bookings.
For further information: www.learningnetwork.ac.nz/shared/products/productCourse.aspx?id=COUR1939.
AFS Chinese Educators looking for New Zealand host schools and families.
Introduce a fully qualified Chinese teacher to your school or home for 4 weeks.
Dates: 28 July–24 August.
Perfect for international language week.
Take the opportunity to learn some calligraphy, cooking, paper cutting or traditional dance.
For more details: ph (0800) 600 300; email firstname.lastname@example.org; website www.afs.org.nz.
This exceptional programme has been written by educational therapist, Frances Adlam. A fun and engaging way to calm children's minds and bodies, to prepare them for today's learning challenges. Children will learn about emotional regulation, while developing their gross and fine motor skills. This is an evidence-based programme to enhance children's holistic wellbeing and learning.
Become an accredited Brain Flow ECE or school.
We are taking bookings for the first workshops in October: Auckland, Warkworth, Tauranga and Hamilton.
This will sell out. Pre-book now.
Learning Disabilities: Current Understanding and Practical Approaches
LDANZ welcomes anyone interested in dyslexia/specific learning disabilities to attend their 2019 Conference the weekend of 6–7 July in Palmerston North.
Cost: Members $200, non-members $250.
Speakers: Suzanne Main, Janet Stowell, Dr Sue Dymock, Elisa Mynen, Gemma Davey, Carla McNeil, Kirsty Parkes, Sue Webb and Prof James Chapman.
For more information go to: www.ldanz.org.nz.
To register: http://tinyurl.com/LDANZ-conference.
Design Assembly is excited to bring you a day of conversations dedicated to teachers.
3 industry speakers, 3 burning topics for high-school education (coding or designing, finding the solution or understanding the problem and digital or analogue).
Join us for a day of talks and conversations featuring Raul Sarrot (Designer, strategist and coach at Fresh Fish), Matt Gould (Director at Lushai, co-founder of UX Gym and co-founder of UX Homegrown design conference) and Nicole Arnett Phillips (Designer, Typographer, Publisher, Writer and Printmaker).
Wednesday 10 July
8.30am – 2pm
13 Rose Road
$299 +GST Professional / $199 +GST Design Assembly Friend
When: 9am to 2.30pm.
Where: Mt Albert War Memorial Hall, 751-761 New North Rd, Mt Albert, Auckland.
Entry fee: $17.50 per player.
Format: Three separate 6 round tournaments in age groups: pen, under 12 and under 10 years of age.
Organised by the Waitakere Chess Club Inc for the NZ Chess Federation
For queries contact Bruce Pollard; ph (027) 435 8674; email email@example.com or Viv or Bob Smith, (021) 162 3342 (Viv) or (027) 478 6282 (Bob) or go to the New Zealand Chess Federation website http://www.newzealandchess.co.nz/calendar.html for information and entry form.
The Teaching Council is calling for applications from teachers, leaders and teacher educators for three of its panels; the Registration Panel, Disciplinary Tribunal and Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Programme Approval and Review Panel. These 3 panels are integral to the Council’s functions.
This is an opportunity to contribute to decision-making within the Council in three different areas:
• teacher registration and certification;
• teacher conduct and competence; and
• ITE programme approval and review.
Application forms, position descriptions, and more information about the panels is available on the Teaching Council’s website: www.teachingcouncil.nz/vacancies.
Education Leaders Forum 2019: Digital Divides, Dividends and Dangers,
17 –18 July, Dunedin is the 13th in an annual series for education leaders and aspiring leaders from across the learning spectrum. Educators are more important than ever as knowledge navigators in a world awash with digital data.
ELF19 is designed to give educators actionable leadership insights into bridging digital divides, unlocking digital dividends and avoiding digital dangers. Ensure your learning community is represented.
Visit www.smartnet.co.nz for the ELF19 overview and contributors and topics.
Register now for early bird discounts or indicate interest in ELF19 updates firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Zealand Poetry Society invites entries in its annual international poetry competition, including 2 junior sections (primary/intermediate, and secondary) in both verse and haiku. Entry forms and competition guidelines are on the website at https://poetrysociety.org.nz/ or available from email@example.com
Entries must be received by 31 May, and schools receive an entry fee discount for group entries.
Teachers are also welcome to enter.
Have or considering Mandarin Chinese in your school? Confucius Institute in Auckland invites New Zealand school principals and senior management to apply for this unique opportunity to experience Chinese culture, schools and contemporary Chinese society first-hand.
All expenses in China, including in-country travel, food and accommodation are covered. Airfares, visa, travel insurance and personal expenses will be the responsibility of the individual.
Available to principals and senior management in the Auckland, Northland and Waikato regions only.
Trip date: 7–20 October (tbc)
Application deadline: Monday 1 July.
For more information visit http://ci.ac.nz.