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Principal job shadow pilot

An opportunity for six principals, tumuaki, or aspiring principals to study and work alongside another principal for four weeks. Applications are open now and close on 7 April 2020.The job shadow will run through weeks 6 to 9 of term 3 – 24 August 2020 to 18 September 2020.You can apply to shadow a principal who:...

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Billion trees funding

Matariki tu rākau fundingTe Uru Rākau (Forestry NZ) invites schools to join its effort to plant one billion trees by 2028.Funding is available for schools to plant trees in celebration of special people or events. It’s also a way to influence climate change and improve our environment.Schools decide: where and...

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Fulbright awards

The Fulbright distinguished awards in teachingTwo awards for highly accomplished New Zealand teachers in primary or secondary schooling. Applications are open now, closing 15 March.Awardees participate in a four month professional development programme based at one of three host US universities. The programme includes: academic coursework leadership training instructional technology seminars opportunities...

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Sabbatical reports added Jan 2020

Sabbatical reports published in December 2019 and January 2020 were:Secondary and area Digital technology How digital technology impacts teaching and learning. Jack Anderson, Whangaroa College  Wellbeing Pastoral care programmes and staff and student wellbeing. Gavin Clark, Hastings Christian School  Transition from secondary Curriculum to ensure good secondary to tertiary or work transitions. Karen Dobric, Papatoetoe High School ...

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Support for beginning teachers

The Ministry of Education is funding additional support in 2020 for provisionally certificated teachers, overseas trained teachers and their mentors in English and Māori medium settings.This support will complement the induction and mentoring programmes run in your school or kura. It is provided through University of Otago Education Support Services, in collaboration...

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Sabbatical reports added November 2019

Sabbatical reports published in November were: Secondary and area Engaging boys Investigation of boys’ engagement and wellbeing. Robyn Abraham-Harris, Opotiki College  Leadership learning Reflections on attending the course Leadership: An evolving vision. Peter Brooks, Freyberg High School   Community of inquiry model Integrating a community of inquiry model into curriculum areas. Nicola Burnett, Baradene College  Student wellbeing Strategies for reducing...

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Vocational events fund

Apply now for funding to support vocationally-focused careers events in 2020 to 30 June 2021.Applications close on 29 November 2019.Events will connect year 7-13 students and teachers to vocational education and pathways, and showcase trades and service industry careers.The amount is $3000 per school. If kāhui ako or a collection of schools work together,...

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Sabbatical reports added Oct 2019

Sabbatical reports published in October were: Secondary and area Curriculum design Designing pedagogy and curriculum for an ever-changing future. Catherine Gunn, Sacred Heart Girls' College (Ham)  Leadership learning Reflections from attending the course Leadership: An evolving vision.  Steve Hall, Wakatipu High School   Partnerships for learningStrategies to engage parents and families in their child's education. Myles Hogarty, De...

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Sabbatical reports added September 2019

Sabbatical reports published in August and September were: Secondary and area Reporting Explore real-time, up-to-date achievement and progress reporting. Vaughan Couillault, Papatoetoe High School  A learning framework Develop an organised framework for a future-focused curriculum. Ngaire Harris, Hauraki Plains College  Student engagement Investigate what enables deep engagement of students in their learning.  Alan Liddle, Te Puke High School ...

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Vocational Excellence Award

New award for top vocational student at each schoolPrincipals and leaders of secondary schools and wharekura can now apply to award the top vocational student of their school with a certificate of excellence and a $2000 cash prize.The newly announced Prime Minister’s Vocational Excellence Award aims to encourage more young...

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