Mike’s News May 11

11-15 May Primary Science Week http://nzapse.nzase.org.nz/ postponed (apologies)
12 May World Nurses Day www.timeanddate.com/holidays/world/nurses-day
18 May Fascination of Plant Day www.plantday12.eu
18-22 May Bullying free week https://www.bullyingfree.nz/bullying-free-new-zealand-week/
22 May International Biodiversity Day  www.doc.govt.nz      
22 May Pink Shirt Day NZ (bullying) www.pinkshirtday.org.nz/
24-30 May Samoan language week http://nzslweek.org.nz/    www.mpia.govt.nz
Moon 3Q 15 May        NM 23 May.       1Q 30 May       FM 6 Jun  


  1. Culturally Responsive & Relational Pedagogy:
  2. Professional reading:
  3. Calling for nominations for 2020 Supporters of Tiritiri Inc Fullers 360 Primary Science Award. The criteria and nomination form are on this link on the Tiritiri website: http://www.tiritirimatangi.org.nz//2020-sotm-fullers-360-science-award For further queries contact Barbara at educator@tiritirimatangi.org.nz. Win a free trip out to Tiri for 2 students and 2 adults on a day of their choice for a budding young conservationist or ecologist.


  1. Biology:
  1. Agricultural and Horticultural Science:
  1. Earth & Space Science
  1. Chemistry:
  1. Physics:
  1. Digital
  1. EfS
  1. Primary
  1. Nature of Science

Professional Learning & Development (PLD) Opportunities

  1. NZQA is offering PLD on Transforming Assessment Praxis. This programme is aimed at modifying existing resources to better meet the needs of learners & exploring diverse and valid ways of collecting evidence. It next begins 11 May. Their https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/tap/


Cheers, Mike