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.
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: open, 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.
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.
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.
In Aotearoa New Zealand, our ancestors all came from another place. Our society is a rich blend of origins, cultures, languages, traditions, religions and foods from all over the world.
Join us as we explore the diverse heritage of a classroom, their stories and how they came to Aotearoa NZ. Meet with their parents and understand some of the challenges they faced in making this country their home.
Make your own as you learn from other students about using free digital maps to create a record of your origins and the places that support your identity.
For more information: www.learnz.org.nz.
The 2019 NASDAP Conference is being held at Te Papa in Wellington and will inspire you to jump out of your comfort zone, finding the inspiration to be more resilient, involved and informed in your roles as APs/DPs. Join us to gain new perspectives and practical ideas to help you Go Out and Make a Difference in your own lives and the lives of those around you.
We have a very special line-up of keynote speakers for 2019 who include Ann Milne, Nigel Latta, Marcus Akuhata-Brown, Lucy Hone, Ian Taylor and Mike King.
A fantastic range of interactive workshops!
To align with the Review of Achievement Standards, due to commence in January 2020, the Ministry of Education has reset the planned review date on all current NCEA achievement standards to 31 December 2020.