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The Schoolgen programme is a partnership between an energy company and schools to further renewable energy learning. Read about the fifty schools now taking part in the programme and how it is raising awareness and knowledge of renewable energy, energy efficiencies, and sustainability within schools and the wider community.

Tertiary Fees Funding Support: Mathematics - Primary and Intermediate Teachers


The Ministry of Education is continuing its Tertiary Fees Funding Support scheme for approved mathematics and literacy papers to further develop teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge and understanding in key areas of learning and teaching.

More information, and application forms for 2014 are available here

LEARNZ virtual field trip: Wetland Biodiversity, 11–13 March 2014


Over two days you will jet-boat the braided Rangitata River from the sea to the Southern Alps. Stop on the way to explore the river ecosystem. When you reach Ō Tū Wharekai you will get to know the plants and animals that make this place a very special high country wetland of national significance. Fits big ideas such as water, living world, migration, threatened species, and conservation.

Samoan education leaders step up


This Education Gazette article reports on a Pasifika-led PLD initiative that is making a big difference to the literacy achievement of Samoan students in Auckland.
You can also read more about the Auckland Samoan Bilingual Education Cluster (ASBEC) here.

Updates to nzmaths


By joining the Updates to nzmaths Professional Learning Community you will receive an email whenever new material is added to the nzmaths website. We will also send an email whenever significant modifications are made to existing content. This is the best way to ensure that you are made aware of significant additions and updates to the website.

2014 Teacher Professional Development Languages (TPDL)


Experienced and new teachers of languages can apply for this full-year Ministry of Education funded programme. There are 80 places for teachers of Chinese, Cook Islands Māori, French, German, Japanese, Niuean, Samoan, Spanish, Tokelauan, Tongan.
Apply here to secure a place or email tpdl@auckland.ac.nz.

Age increase for child restraints in November


From 1 November, the mandatory use of child restraints in vehicles will be extended by two years.
How the new rules apply to schools will depend on factors including the type of vehicle and number of seats and the age of children transported.
Find out more...

Māori Medium Bilingual Education Study Award II 2014


A Māori Medium Bilingual Education Study Award II provides the time, space, and financial support to help you complete study to improve your proficiency and skills as a bilingual or immersion teacher.

Applications close on Friday 22 November. Find out how to apply here.

Graduate profiles


Find out how schools are developing graduate profiles and shaping them in different ways to reflect their priorities, values, and community expectations.

Network for Learning


Schools can register their interest now in connecting to the managed network. Associate Minister of Education Nikki Kaye announced the first 21 schools will connect to Network for Learning’s (N4L) managed network before the end of the year. More than 700 schools will be connected by the end of 2014 and all schools will be able to connect to the managed network by the end of 2016. 

Find out more