Saturday 1 November 2014

Volume 93 Number 19

Latest articles

Giving research a helping hand: the Teacher-led Innovation Fund

Applications for the $10m Teacher-led Innovation Fund open in November, with funding available from the middle of next year. But what does this mean for teachers?   Ask almost any teacher how to improve teaching practice, and he or she will have plenty to say. Those who are teaching have always had lots of good ideas about what works and …read more


Ready to Read 2014

Ready to Read 2014

Coming soon to your school – twenty new Ready to Read books, the most ever in a single year! Written by a variety of well-known Ready to Read authors and illustrated by talented New Zealand artists, these texts have a strong New Zealand flavour and themes that your students will relate to. There are sixteen new guided texts, mostly for …read more


Learning and Change Networks: Connecting students with learning

Learning and Change Networks: Connecting students with learning

“If you are an active learner, then you think for yourself, but if you aren’t an active learner, then someone thinks for you.” – Primary student. The Learning and Change Network strategy (LCN) was developed to accelerate achievement for students yet to achieve national expectations for literacy and numeracy through future-focused learning environments. LCN involves networks of students, parents, teachers, …read more


From stage to page

From stage to page

Some might assume that the performing arts don’t have a lot of relevance to core subjects. Manurewa’s Alfriston Primary School begs to differ, as deputy principal and performing arts teacher Leon Van’t Veen-Gibbon explains. During term 3 this year, students learned about ancient Egypt within integrated programmes of learning. Our school production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat became …read more


EoY/SoY a critical time of year

EoY/SoY a critical time of year

The most critical time in the schools’ payroll calendar is upon us again. The End-of-Year/Start-of-Year process can be a challenging time for school payroll administrators. There is not one single payroll, but around 2,500 individual payrolls (one for each school) involving a set of complex, inter-related business rules. There are more than 1,500 unique rates of pay possible across all …read more


Teaching in the digital world: new webinars happening this term

Teaching in the digital world: new webinars happening this term

Webinars (online seminars) are a modern way to get up to speed, learn from colleagues, and ask questions about some of the rapidly developing issues in education. The Ministry of Education and CORE Education are offering a range of free webinars this term to support schools to make the most of digital technologies for learning. Demand for information about integrating …read more


Reflecting on inspiration

Reflecting on inspiration

World Teachers’ Day acknowledged the profession as a whole on 5 October this year, recognising the important role of teachers in any child’s education, and the crucial contribution they can play in children becoming the very best people they can. New Zealand Teachers’ Day, celebrated on 29 October, seeks to focus on what makes Kiwi teachers such great inspirers …read more


Principal Alert

Principal Alert

$10 million contestable fund for Asian languages Schools interested in teaching second language learning of three Asian languages now have access to a $10 million contestable fund.  The three languages to be funded are Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. Schools who wish to be considered for funding need to register their interest by 20 November 2014. If the school …read more

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