Mike’s News Mar 30

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
2 Apr World Autism day www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism/world-autism-awareness-day
4 Apr Alison Campbell, Critical Thinking 4 Schol Bio. Online contingency. Email Shane
6 Apr Deadline for st to enter Scientist for a day competition. nzspaceagency@mbie.govt.nz
7 Apr World Health day  www.who.int/ then go to Events calendar
12 Apr International Day of Human Space Flight   www.un.org/en/events/humanspaceflightday/
17 Apr World Haemophilia day http://www.wfh.org/en/page.aspx?pid=492
Moon 1Q 1 Apr        FM 8 Apr        3Q 15 Apr        NM 23 Apr.     

You have probably heard from the Teaching Council that school holidays will start early, 30 March – 14 April. https://www.education.govt.nz/school/school-terms-and-holidays/


  1. More help for online learning attached: https://www.mikesnews.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Additional-support-for-online-learning.docx
  2.  Literacy
  3.  Pedagogy:
  4. Professional reading:
  5. National Library runs a service to support student research. AnyQuestionsoffers free, online help to assist NZ students with inquiries. From 1 – 6pm weekdays, students can log on and chat with a librarian who will help guide their research and teach them valuable info literacy skills so they can find the info for themselves. Many Answers has over 170 entries for quality resources around a topic, with searching and website evaluation tips.


  1. Geology:
  1. Biology:
  1. Agricultural and Horticultural Science:
  1. Chemistry:
  1. Physics:
  1. Science:
  1. Nature of Science
  1. Primary science
    • Magnifying Glass app for Apple and Android. May be useful for some activities & for some kids


  1. Making your own hand-sanitiser https://www.who.int/gpsc/5may/Guide_to_Local_Production.pdf

Cheers, Mike