Mike’s News May 2

2 May First Monday Term 2
3 May World Asthma day https://www.asthmafoundation.org.nz/our-work/world-asthma-day
5 May 4pm Science Learning Hub PLD for Primary Science Week. Register here
8-14 May Rotuman Language week MPP website
9-15 May NZ Sign Language Week http://nzslweek.org.nz/
11 May National School Nurses Day
12 May World Nurses Day www.timeanddate.com/holidays/world/nurses-day
14 May World Migratory Bird Day www.worldmigratorybirdday.org
16 May Total lunar eclipse, 5:18-6:50 pm https://rasnz.org.nz/in-the-sky/eclipses
16-20May Primary Science Week http://nzapse.nzase.org.nz/ Antarctic science
Moon 1Q May 9      FM May 16      3Q May 23      NM May 30
  1. Rotuman Language week resources:
  2. NZ Sign Language Week: alphabet poster; videos for learning the basics week 1, week 2, week 3.


  1. Mātauranga Māori
  2. HoD:
  3. Digital support:
  4. Student opportunities
  5. Teacher Opportunities:
    • BLAKE inspire is for yr 1-8 teachers wanting to developing their environmental know-ledge. This year the program will run 3 x in the hols. Info here. Apply here by 9 May
  6. Steps & resources to help students to build a school garden https://www.earthday.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/EARTHDAY.ORG-Advocacy-Packet-School-Garden.pdf
  7. The latest NZASE newsletter has articles on practicals for teaching about Antarctica & Safety in Science for anyone and school gardens & induction stoves for members only as well as a profile of Sylvia Tapuke, Māori scientist. Sign up for the newsletter or find the public resources here https://nzase.org.nz/. Join NZASE here https://nzase.org.nz/membership/ .


  1. Biology:
  2. Earth & Space Science:
  3.  Chemistry:
  4. Physics:
  5. Primary & intermediate:
  6. Nature of Science:
  7.  EfS:

Professional Learning & Development (PLD) Opportunities

  1. Universal Design for Learning at Riccarton Community Centre Sat 14 May, 1-2:30pm. Register your interest https://www.facebook.com/events/519699626219910/

Cheers, Mike

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