News in February 2020

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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