Sunday 1 March 2015

Volume 94 Number 3

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Conserving Antarctic heritage

The Antarctic Heritage Trust, a New Zealand-based charity, leads a heritage conservation project to save the expedition bases of the early Antarctic explorers, while increasing access and understanding through its education and outreach initiatives. Scott’s Hut, Cape Evans. (Photo: Alasdair Turner Photography) The conservation project The Antarctic Heritage Trust cares for an extraordinary legacy: five expedition bases once used by …read more


Fields of Remembrance: packs to be delivered to schools and kura in March

Fields of Remembrance: packs to be delivered to schools and kura in March

“I have many times asked myself whether there can be more potent advocates of peace upon earth through the years to come than this massed multitude of silent witnesses to the desolation of war.” - King George V, Flanders, 1922  The Fields of Remembrance Trust, established to provide Kiwis with the opportunity to honour those who served their country in …read more


From ‘tick the box’ to transformation

From ‘tick the box’ to transformation

At Carterton Playcentre, a required self-review process turned from a ‘tick the box’ exercise into a transformative journey, as Diana Cruse explains: The outlook seemed fairly dismal. An Education Review Office (ERO) report had advised that we were ‘not well placed’ to promote positive learning outcomes for our tamariki, and we were expecting another review in the near future. Key …read more


Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards: entries now open

Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards: entries now open

The inaugural Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards last year celebrated some extraordinary success stories across the entire sector. Entries for this year’s awards close 5pm Friday 20 March. The 2015 Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards are currently open. Last year’s inaugural Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards recognised and celebrated outstanding achievements in early childhood education, primary and secondary schooling, and …read more


The little things: Teen Parents in the Mainstream

The little things: Teen Parents in the Mainstream

      A recent initiative that gives schools the funding to support teenage parents is being closely observed, as each school tries to find the best solutions.   Becoming a parent at any age is one of the biggest challenges life can throw at us, but for teenagers, calling parenting ‘challenging’ risks wildly underplaying the issue – that’s why …read more


Creative Commons: supporting collaboration

Creative Commons: supporting collaboration

Elizabeth Heritage of Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand explains how Creative Commons enables teachers to adapt and share resources. Copyright is not like other forms of intellectual property (like patents and trademarks): you don’t have to apply or register - you don’t even have to use the little ‘©’ symbol. Copyright occurs automatically upon the creation of a work, and …read more

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