Mike’s News 2 Sep

1-30 Sep Save our Sight Month www.nzao.co.nz
1-30 Sep Asthma Awareness Month http://www.breathebetterseptember.co.nz/  
1– 7 Sep Tongan Language week www.mpia.govt.nz
8 Sep International Literacy day http://goo.gl/bJdXp
9-15 Sep Maori Language week www.tetaurawhiri.govt.nz
9-15 Sep Keep NZ Beautiful Week (= Clean Up Wk) www.knzb.org.nz/ 
9 Sep NZASE Safety in School Labs workshop, Whangarei Girls’. Book here.
10 Sep NZASE workshop, yrs 1-10, Whangarei Girls’. Register here
12 Sep NZASE Safety in school labs course, Berkley Normal Middle school, Hamilton. Book here.
13 Sep NZASE Safety in school labs course, Tauranga Girls’. Book here.
14-22 Sep Conservation Week www.doc.govt.nz
16 Sep International Day to Preserve O3 www.uneptie.org/ozonaction/events/ozoneday.   
Moon 1Q Sep 6        FM Sep 14    3Q Sep 22       NM Sep 29   
  1. The theme of this year’s Māori Language week is Kia Kaha te reo Māori – ‘Let’s make the Māori language strong’. Some resources:
  2. Next week is conservation week. DoC resources on green spaces & marine environment (L1-4) and on exploring a local stream (L1-13) look useful. Poster gives teaching sequence. https://www.doc.govt.nz/get-involved/conservation-education/resources/habitat-heroes/


  1. Culturally Responsive & Relational Pedagogy:
  1. Recent AnyQuestions responses (a summary of good websites) to student’s research questions about
  1. MBIE Curious Minds funding supports innovative quality projects that enhance or broaden community connection & engagement with science and technology. Proposal submissions close at12pm Thurs 12 Sep. More info here.


  1. Geology:
  1. Biology:
  1. Astronomy:
  1. Chemistry:
  1. Physics:
  1. Science:
    • This Concept Cartoon on climate change from STEM UK helps students to explore issues around climate change; the causes and how it affects people around the world. Free from STEM UK, but you need to register. https://bit.ly/2YxG9iN
    • The Conversation, Stuff and the NZ Science Media Centre are collaborating to answer your questions about climate change. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, please send it tochange@stuff.co.nz
  1. Literacy
  1. Primary:

Professional Learning & Development (PLD) Opportunities

  1. Science Learning Hub free online PLD Th 12 Sep, 4-4:45pm explores Online Citizen Science. Learn from teachers who have successfully used OCS in their classrooms and discover 7 new exciting resources the Hub has to offer on Citizen Science. Register here

Cheers, Mike