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Essay Competition – New Zealand’s Democratic Process – Y12–13

11/6/2014

The Association of Former Members of Parliament is promoting this essay competition to encourage secondary school students to think about ways to increase young people’s understanding and participation in the democratic process.

Competition closes 4 July. 
See Principals and HODs for details of entry and prize or enquire: former.members@clear.net.nz

The Immortal Beethoven

10/6/2014

Radio New Zealand Concert is presenting a festival of Beethoven during June and July 2014, when live concert recordings of all of the Piano Sonatas, String Quartets and Symphonies will be broadcast, with accompanying interviews and radio programmes featuring Beethoven. See The Immortal Beethoven collection of supporting content for links to documentaries, long-form interviews, reviews, podcasts, and live concert recordings.

E-newsletters for secondary middle leaders

10/6/2014

E-newsletters are usually distributed once per term to NZ secondary middle leaders. They include guidelines, teaching and learning strategies, latest information on standards alignment, feedback from national moderators, and information about upcoming regional workshops and cluster sessions.

If you are a middle leader or teacher in charge of a subject and are not receiving an e-newsletter for your learning area, please contact the learning area facilitator in your region.

Live online Q&A: Investing in Educational Success

5/6/2014

On 5 June 2014, a public online question and answer session was held on the Government’s Investing in Educational Success initiative. The initiative will support the creation of Communities of Schools as a way of strengthening collaboration between principals, teachers and schools in order to raise student achievement.

The questions and answers session was hosted by Dr Graham Stoop, the Ministry of Education’s Deputy Secretary responsible for Investing in Educational Success.

Although the session has ended, you can still view the questions and answers at https://crowdhall.com/h/233/#/h/233/.

Remember, you can email IES.team@minedu.govt.nz at any time with questions or comments about the Investing in Educational Success initiative.

Supporting school improvement through effective teacher appraisal

4/6/2014

In 2013 the Education Review Office (ERO) evaluated the quality of teacher appraisal systems in schools using online surveys of principals and information from 200 school reviews. This report presents the findings of ERO’s evaluation of schools’ approaches to teacher appraisal.

School Journal Story Library Teacher support materials 2014

4/6/2014

Teacher support materials and audio for School Journal Story Library 2014 are now available.

School Journal teacher support materials 2014

4/6/2014

Teacher support materials are available for three items from each School Journal. Teachers can use these materials as a basis when planning how to work with similar texts that may not have specific TSMs. Audio files are also available for selected Level 2 stories.

Towards equitable outcomes in secondary schools: Good practice (May 2014)

30/5/2014

This new ERO report presents examples of good practice in student engagement and achievement. The examples come from a sample of secondary schools, rated decile 5 or below with rolls of 200 students or more, who had better outcomes for students than other similar schools. ERO visited seven of these schools to find out the secret to their success.

Treaty of Waitangi – NEW section on NZC Online

30/5/2014

This new section on NZC Online draws together tools, examples, and resources to support schools in understanding & enacting the Treaty of Waitangi curriculum principle.

Samoa Language Week / Vaiaso o le gagana Samoa 25-31 May 2014

26/5/2014

Samoa Language Week / Vaiaso o le gagana Samoa takes place this year between 25 and 31 May. This is an annual celebration of the richness of the Samoan language and culture. The theme for this year is "Taofi mau i au measina - Hold fast to your treasures." 

See TKI's Pasifika Education Community for ideas and resources to help you get involved.


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