Avondale College invites all former students, staff and BOT members to join the 75th Jubilee celebrations from 8–10 May 2020.
Programme details will be posted on our website (www.avcol.school.nz) as they are confirmed, but in the meantime, please spread the word to all former students and staff.
We would love to see you there.
Toitoi: A Journal for Young Writers and Artists has just published its 17th issue. With over 100 pages of incredible writing and art by young New Zealanders aged 5–13, Toitoi is a fantastic resource for the classroom.
The next submission deadline is on 29 November. Email your writing and art to email@example.com.
Every issue of the journal comes with teacher support materials.
For submission guidelines go to toitoi.nz.
Innovative Young Minds (IYM) is 2, week-long STEM programmes for female students in Y11–12. There are 40 places available in each week.
Held in Wellington in the first and second week of the July school holidays, students from all around New Zealand can apply to attend.
The programme introduces young women to the wide variety of STEM opportunities through visits to businesses, tertiary institutes and Crown Research Institutes. They hear from women in the STEM sector, learn to network, visit Parliament and complete an innovation challenge.
For more information and to apply, visit www.iym.org.nz.
43rd National Youth Jazz Competition, 2020 in Tauranga
Open to students Y7–13
Wednesday 8 April to Thursday 9 April 2020.
Registration form and competition rules: www.nationalyouthjazz.org.nz
Combos: Mr PC (John Coltrane)
Big Bands: Groovemaker (Jeff Taylor)
Registrations close: Friday 28 February 2020 at 4pm, or once limited spaces have been filled.
Enquiries: Liam Ryan, Manager National Youth Jazz Competition
Liam mobile: (021) 042 1322 or Mandy (027) 453 3425
Address: Box 2057, Tauranga 3140.
The Ministry of Education is about to begin the review of all achievement standards and assessment resources.
We need people to join subject expert groups for all existing New Zealand Curriculum subjects, and are seeking expressions of interest. These groups will first work with the Ministry to consider how the subject fits within NCEA Level 1, and then how the subject might be assessed through achievement standards for Levels 1–3.
Go to: conversation.education.govt.nz/conversations/ncea-review/review-of-achievement-standards for details and how to apply.
The Ministry of Education is consulting on 2 proposals to ease teacher supply pressure on licensed ECE centres.
The Ministry would like to hear your views about the proposals, which would allow primary qualified teachers to be a person responsible in ECE centres.
Option 1 would allow primary teachers to be a person responsible for the first and last 90 minutes of licensed hours at ECE centres.
Option 2 would allow primary teachers to be a person responsible at all times.
You can read more about the proposals and complete a short survey at https://consultation.education.govt.nz/ece/person-responsible-in-ece/.
Consultation closes on 20 October.
The 2019 KERU Symposium presents the Curriculum Design Coherence (CDC) Model on Tuesday 19 November. Find out how KERU’s Knowledge-Rich School Project members are using the model in their subjects to design specific topics, a year’s course and a school-wide programme.
Date: 19 November.
Veneue: N 561, N Block, 74 Epsom Ave, Epsom, Auckland.
RSVP by: Monday 4 November.
If there are any former Riverina Primary School students in their final year at your secondary school, or already at your tertiary institutions, please encourage them to apply to the Riverina School Charitable Trust for financial help to further their educational or career opportunities in 2020. Grants of varying amounts are awarded annually.
Full details and application forms are available on the Riverina School Charitable Trust Facebook Group email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact (021) 106 3347.
Emailed applications preferred; otherwise, mail/drop off to 2 Stanniland St, Pakuranga, Auckland 2010, by Friday 22 November.