The Ministry of Education is about to begin the review of all achievement standards and assessment resources.
We will be testing the process from October to December this year with English, visual arts, religious studies and Level 1 science. This will give us an opportunity to fine tune our approach before the full-scale review in 2020.
We need people to join subject expert groups for these early-start subjects now, and are seeking expressions of interest.
Go to: conversation.education.govt.nz/ncea/expert-groups-application, for details and how to apply.
The aim of the annual conference of the Inclusive Education Summit is to consider how education systems can be part of a much wider agenda - the building of inclusive societies.
The conference theme 'It’s about all of us', invites us to meet, work and think together: People from marginalised groups, their families and whānau, allies and accomplices, researchers, students, educators and educational leaders, advocacy organisations.
The conference will be opened by New Zealand’s Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero and feature keynotes by Assoc Dean Ann Cheryl Armstrong, University of South Pacific; Prof Angus Macfarlane, Professor University of Canterbury.
Bee Aware Month is an annual educational campaign aimed at celebrating New Zealand bees. Run by Apiculture NZ, our schools’ competition is open to all primary and intermediate-aged school groups. This year, students are invited to submit a video of under 2 minutes on the theme ‘Love our Bees’.
The competition ends on Friday 20 September.
Full competition details, an entry form and terms and conditions are at www.apinz.org.nz/bee-aware-month.
180 Learning Support study awards will be awarded to teachers for 2020.
The Learning Support study awards are an opportunity for teachers to train in specialist areas and develop their skills in working with students with additional learning needs.
Applications for all the study awards close on 30 September.
Many past study award recipients have gone on to become highly sought after specialist resource teachers and advisors.
The study award package can include paid tuition fees, study leave and contributions towards travel and accommodation for any compulsory block courses.
Learning Support Study Awards and Scholarships www.education.govt.nz/school/people-and-employment/principals-and-teachers/scholarships-for-people-working-in-schools/special-education-study-awards-and-scholarships.
The 2019 National Sport Stacking Championships will be held on Saturday 21 September.
Competition is open to everyone, with our Novice section enabling those new to the sport to compete alongside seasoned stackers, facing the same thrill of a competition whilst striving for goals and records amongst those of equal experience.
This is a fun filled family event and spectators and media may join the sport stackers, instructors and volunteers from 8.45am.
All details are on the Speed Stacks (NZ) website: www.speedstacks.co.nz/pages/whanganui