Education Noticeboard

Please find below our community noticeboard, containing education surveys or information that may be of interest to you and your school. 

Please note the below bulletins are not associated with SPANZ and if you have any queries regarding these to please contact the person in the listing.

If you would like to include your educational survey/notice* on our Noticeboard please contact us via: office@spanz.school.nz

*Please note, SPANZ reserves the right to remove any notice or decline including at our discretion


International SOS would like to invite you to their upcoming webinar on managing travel risks  

The webinar will have some of our school clients discussing the challenges they face in managing travel risks and ensuring the safety of their students and staff when overseas.

International SOS is bringing together schools that successfully manage these risks with medical and security experts for an education-focused webinar.  As such, we would be delighted to have your organisation help promote our webinar by sharing the webinar invitation with your member school database and/or by adding your logo to all the invitations. International SOS would be able to provide a co-branded invitation should you wish.

The topics we are proposing to cover include:

  • Protecting your school community
  • Staying informed; preventing incidents through risk assessments and intelligence
  • Demonstrating compliance; how a school  community demonstrates they are committed to protecting students and staff
  • Security planning tips and considerations when travelling to high and medium security risk destinations
  • Medical response plans and travelling with students with health needs 
  • Developing an inclusive education; how to appropriately manage risks so everyone can participate

International SOS speakers include:

  • Andrew Waters, Assistant Principal, Pacific Hills Christian College
  • Annemaree Jones, Risk Manager, Scotch College
  • Dr Natalie Yuen-Francis, Deputy Medical Director, Assistance Services, Australasia
  • James Robertson, Regional Security Director, Australasia

Our event date and timing:
Tuesday June 5th, 2018
4pm AEST

 

Bullying Free Competition reminder message - closing date Friday 1 June

It’s not too late to enter this year’s Bullying-Free NZ Week 2018 competitions and be in to win $500 worth of resources of your choice.

Students can enter this year’s school competitions to write, make or compose something to highlight the Bullying-Free NZ Week theme Let’s Talk About It! Entries will be judged in three age groups: junior, intermediate and senior.

Plus, we’re searching for bullying prevention superstars – nominate a student, staff member or group responsible for outstanding work to prevent bullying at your school.

Find out full details about both competitions on the Bullying-Free NZ website and check out 2017’s winners.

Closing date Friday 1 June.

 

Invitation to accompany the student delegation as a guest of the Qingdao Education Bureau

The Qingdao Education Bureau and Foreign Relations Office extends an invitation to local government and school representatives with a keen interest in international growth and development opportunities with China.
A program has been developed for those interested to attend from 16 to 20 July and participate in government meetings, school and/or regional presentations, visit local schools and attend the opening and closing ceremonies of the summit. 
In-country expenses are covered with the exception of your airfare, hotel and breakfast which is approximately $120 per night inclusive and perhaps one casual dinner evening.
This is a wonderful opportunity for those who a relatively new to the China market. We would be delighted to have you join us.

Register here

ASB - Fraud Awareness

ASB have been seeing an increase of phishing scams which lately some of our customers have been clicking on. 

We wish to remind you that ASB will never ask you by email for your secure banking information (account or credit card details, password, PIN number or Net Code details) or ask you to login to your account from an email. ASB will always ask you to login through our website and you should do so by typing either fnb.asb.co.nz or www.asb.co.nz (and selecting FastNet business) directly into your browser address bar.

If you have received an email with a request to login please ignore it as it is most likely a phishing scam designed to get your banking details . If in doubt, please feel free to send the email through to us at Phishing@asb.co.nz

TeachNZ 2019 Teacher Study Awards

The TeachNZ 2019 Teacher Study Awards are open, more information on the available Study Awards, Study Support Grants and Sabbaticals can be found here: https://www.teachnz.govt.nz/teacher-awards/table-of-2018-study-awards-sabbaticals-and-study-support-grants/

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Education Council: The Code of Professional Responsibility and Standards for the Teaching Profession

The Code of Professional Responsibility and Standards for the Teaching Profession Ngā Tikanga Matatika mō te Haepapa Ngaiotanga me Ngā Paerewa mō te Umanga Whakaakoranga set out what it means to be a teacher in Aotearoa New Zealand. We’re working with the profession to build understanding of what they look like in practice.
 
We’re looking for teachers and professional leaders to help us with this and we’re hoping you can help us spread the word. So far, we’ve partnered with teachers to develop resource materials and co-facilitate workshops to build our collective knowledge of the Code and Standards.

We found that co-facilitation of workshops:

  • was highly valued by the participants
  • meant authentic, relevant, current examples were incorporated into the content
  • reinforced the Council’s commitment to self-management by the profession.

Now that we’ve seen the contribution these teachers have made to the Council and the profession, we are keen to grow this project to increase its impact. We’re asking teachers and professional leaders to express their interest in helping us develop resources for the Code and Standards, and to facilitate workshops. Can you help us distribute this registration of interest form? Those who are interested can fill in the form here.
 
We would like teachers to self-identify and be endorsed by their professional leader. We have developed a set of attributes that we believe a teacher would exhibit to be successful in this role, and you'll find them listed in the form. These are based on the professional learning partnerships we have already put in place with principals and teachers.
 
If you have any questions or feedback about this approach please contact christina.thornley@educationcouncil.org.nz.


Bullying-Free NZ Week 2018 Competitions

Help mark Bullying-Free NZ Week (14-18 May) at your school and be in to win $500 worth of resources of your choice.

Students can enter this year’s school competitions to write, make or compose something to highlight the Bullying-Free NZ Week theme Let’s Talk About It! Entries will be judged in three age groups: junior, intermediate and senior. Plus, we’re searching for bullying prevention superstars – nominate a student, staff member or group responsible for outstanding work to prevent bullying at your school.

Find out full details about both competitions on the Bullying-Free NZ website and check out 2017’s winners.  Stuck for last minute ideas to get involved in Bullying-Free NZ Week? Here’s some quick and simple ways to get your school talking about bullying.

  • Run one of the easy classroom activities in this year’s (free) school activity pack.
  • Use the new posters for primary and intermediate schools in the classroom – you can order more copies (free) from info@bullyingfree.nz
  • Link to the guide for parents and whānau in your school newsletter.
  • Run a pink mufti-day for Pink Shirt Day and post your photos on social media.
  • Check out the new digital story book for 4-7 year olds, ‘Oat the Goat’, to be launched during the week.

Visit the website for everything you need to know www.bullyingfree.nz

 

29th Australasian Association for Engineering Education 2018

Please refer to flyer below for more details -

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The 2018 Primary & Secondary Principal Job Shadow Programme

Applications for the 2018 Primary and Secondary Principal Job Shadow will close on 12 March 2018. Principals employed on a full time permanent basis in a primary, area or secondary state or state integrated school are encouraged to apply.

Successful principals will work alongside a principal in a South Australian school for a period of time to gain insight into their role and school. Principals will then return to their own school and host the South Australian principal. Visit here for more information about the programme and the application process.

 

SURVEY: Teaching & Learning Research Initiative: Information literacy project

This three-year research project involves a team of secondary and tertiary librarians, teachers, and researchers aiming to better understand the contribution that school and tertiary libraries can make to New Zealand students’ information literacy skills. The project is funded by the Teaching and Learning Research Initiative.

The project team are looking for secondary school senior management to tell them more about practice, policy and perceptions in relation to information literacy and the role of the library. Each survey takes 10-20 minutes to complete and survey responses are entirely anonymous. No individual, school or subject association will be identifiable in our final report.

Complete the survey and share your perspective at: https://vuw.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3JExer9igsQtoup.

Please also share this link with other teaching and school library colleagues who might be keen to participate. The project team are keen to hear from as many people as possible.

You can follow the link to learn more about the project or contact the project leaders Lisa Emerson L.Emerson@massey.ac.nz and Ken Kilpin K.G.Kilpin@massey.ac.nz

 

AKILLA Drowsy Driving Educational Campaign

In 2005 New Zealand Sleep Safety Ltd established the AKILLA Drowsy Driving Educational campaign in the absence of any other education on drowsy driving/driver fatifue on the roads in New Zealand.  They offer great resources for your school. Their website can be viewed here: www.akilla.co.nz

 

Thinking about University?

Copies of the ‘Thinking about University?’ book were sent out to all Secondary Principals’, if you have not received please contact: Universities New Zealand for your copy: http://www.universitiesnz.ac.nz/contact

 

Water Only Schools - The NZ Dental Association

The New Zealand Dental Association cares about the health of Kiwi kids. This is why we are so keen on encouraging all schools in New Zealand to adopt a water only policy. Children do not need to be consuming sugary drinks at school – it negatively affects their health, including their teeth.  The World Health Organization recommends that adults have a maximum of 6 teaspoons of sugar per person per day and young children only 3 teaspoons per day. Shockingly, if a child has one can of soft drink they are consuming 3 days’ worth of sugar in one go!  Energy drinks are particularly unsuitable for children as not only are they packed full of sugar, but also caffeine and other stimulants.  We believe it is an opportunity for principals to show leadership by adopting a water only policy at your school.

The Water-only policy template is available at: https://education.govt.nz/school/student-support/student-wellbeing/health-and-wellbeing-programmes/why-promote-healthy-lifestyles/

 

Tots to Teens

Teens or Tweens in the house?  Tots to Teens is getting an older sibling: The Teen Age, a new resource for parents raising teens (and teens themselves)! It can be confronting and confusing for parents to suddenly have decisions to make around dating, driving, alcohol, and the changing personalities of their offspring... Oh, bring back the Terrible Twos! But the teenage years are also creative, exciting, interesting, and full of adventure, and we want to provide a wonderful resource for this next stage of parenthood.  Sign up for our monthly newsletter full of great advice, ideas recipes and prizes:  http://totstoteens.us12.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=0d9dfcf65b291d0ad04f3e9b5&id=32ee81c69e