Vocational Excellence Award 2020

Nominations for the award are open now, closing on 25 September 2020.Principals and leaders of state or state-integrated secondary schools and wharekura can nominate one student enrolled in a vocational programme for this award.You can download the nomination form, criteria for selecting potential nominees, and frequently asked questions from the Nominate a student...

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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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Sabbatical reports added March 2020

Sabbatical reports published in February and March were: Secondary and area Wellbeing Determine best practice for addressing staff and student wellbeing (hauora). Gavin Clark, Hastings Christian School Investigate the wellbeing and personal resilience of Pasifika girls. Marie Potter, Sacred Heart College (Lower Hutt)  Bicultural responsibilities Gain greater understanding of the school's bicultural responsibilities. Mark Richardson, Aidanfield Christian School ...

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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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