Mike’s News Feb 22

1-28 Feb Bikewise month https://can.org.nz/article/february-is-bikewise-month
1-28 Feb Heart Awareness Month www.heartfoundation.org.nz/for-women
22 Feb Café Scientifique, 90 Keith Allen Dr, Tauranga, 7-9pm. Sharks in the Bay. Register here
1-31 Mar Melanoma March www.melanoma.org.nz/news-events/recent-news
1-31 Mar Hearing Awareness Month https://www.nfd.org.nz/hearing-awareness-month2020
3 Mar World wildlife Day http://wildlifeday.org/
3-31 Mar Brain Awareness Month www.neurological.org.nz
6-14 Mar Sea week http://seaweek.org.nz/
Moon FM 27 Feb 3Q 6 Mar NM 13 Mar 1Q 22 Mar
  1. NZIP & PHYSIKOS 2021 Conference 12 – 14 July, Queen Margaret College, Wellington http://nzip.org.nz/nzip-physikos-2021-conference-12-14-july/
  2. Did you know you can apply for a grant from PPTA to go towards subject conference costs? https://www.ppta.org.nz/pld-fund/grant-to-attend-subject-association-conferences
  3. Apologies for last week’s error. Science Alive Mātauranga webinar is still available to view. Correct link is https://www.educationperfect.com/webinar/science-alive-matauranga/
  4. Kath Haines (Wellington) has organised PLD for teachers to meet with local iwi on 3 Mar. Contact her if you are interested in participating katherine.haines@wegc.school.nz


  1. Culturally Responsive & Relational Pedagogy:
    • Janelle Riki-Waaka’s uLearn20 keynote on reimagining success for all ākonga. And a blog-post response to that talk by Alicia Ngaropo-Tuia
    • An infographic about developing equitable partnerships by ensuring everyone impacted by a decision is at the table.
  2. Pedagogy:
    • Education Hub webinars on the science of learning:
      • 4pm Tues Feb 24 How can teachers foster deep learning? Register here
      • 9am Sat Feb 27 What is learning by scientific design? Register here.
  3. Digital support:
  4. Student competitions


  1. Biology:
  2. Agricultural and Horticultural Science:
  3. Earth & Space Science:
  4. Chemistry:
  5. Physics:
  6. Primary & intermediate:
  7. Nature of Science:
  8.  EfS:
  9.  Science
    • The Brian Cox presents a series of video resources to increase teachers’ confidence with experimental science and relate the experiments to the real world.



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