Sabbatical reports added December 2020

Sabbatical reports published in December were: Secondary and area Overseas-trained teachers Their challenges and understandings of te ao Māori. Erika Frank, Ormiston Senior College  Principals’ wellbeing Secondary principals’ wellbeing and ways of managing stress. Clive Hamill, Melville High School  Primary Learning through play Classroom learning environments that focus on learning through play.  Susan Allomes, Terrace End School ...

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Te Ahu o te reo Māori 2021

School leaders, teachers and support staff can register now to grow their confidence to use te reo Māori and integrate it into the learning of all ākonga and students.The programme takes 12-14 weeks and is followed by 8 weeks of support.It is offered in various ways, for example, through weekly classes,...

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Sabbatical reports added November 2020

Sabbatical reports published in September to November were: Secondary and area In-school truancy Causes of and strategies for preventing in-school truancy. Susan Blakely, Rosehill College  Leadership teams Senior leadership team structures in a range of schools. Gregory Pierce, Aorere College  Primary Transition to secondary Smooth transition of students from a small rural school to secondary school. Diane Bates, Oruaiti...

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Sabbatical reports added August 2020

Sabbatical reports published in July and August were: Secondary and area  Culturally responsive How indigenous culture connects with a growth mindset. Raymond Bygate, Akaroa Area School  Wellbeing Investigate positive education programmes for ākonga in secondary schools. Sarah Grant, Gisborne Girls' High School  Primary  Culturally responsive How culturally responsive approaches are working for priority learners. Gregory Riceman, Raureka School  Early...

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Vocational Excellence Award 2020

Nominations for the award can now be made up to 23 October 2020.If your school prize giving ceremony is earlier than 6 November, please get your nomination in at least 2 weeks earlier, so you can receive certificates in time for the ceremony. Principals and leaders of state or state-integrated secondary schools...

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Sabbatical reports added June 2020

Sabbatical reports published April to June were:Secondary and area Visible Learning Explore Visible Learning and learner agency. Karen Brinsden, Botany Downs Secondary College  Transition to secondary Research the transition of students from our contributing schools. Nick Coughlan, One Tree Hill College  Primary Kāhui ako outcomes Have kāhui ako made a difference to student achievement?  Chris Bascand, Lower Moutere...

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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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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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