Mike’s News Jun 22

22 Jun Matariki constellation becomes visible for most parts of NZ (or Puanga elsewhere)
27Jun-5Jul NZ Garden Bird Survey. http://gardenbirdsurvey.landcareresearch.co.nz/
11 Jul World Population Day  www.stats.govt.nz  à Schools Corner
13-20 Jul Matariki Festival www.matarikifestival.org.nz/
Moon 1Q 28 Jun       FM 5 Jul          3Q 13 Jul             NM 21 Jul             
  1. A DoC webinar about marine protection around the world. Wed 24 Jun, 3:30 – 4:30 pm NZST. https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/going-global-marine-protection-around-the-world-tickets-104414598876


  1. Culturally Responsive & Relational Pedagogy:
  2. Professional reading:
  3. Digital support
  4. NODMA has created 21 free science lessons for remote learning Sign up as an educator at https://nodma.pagewerkz.com. Then go to NODMA reader & join class. Use class code ODGFCAerE. Webinar on it all here https://youtu.be/14FYcnQfJiI
  5. MOTAT is hosting a science photography exhibition 10-4, Tues – Sun (25% off admission for a short time). https://www.motat.org.nz/exhibitions/science-photographer-of-the-year/


  1. Biology:
  1. Agricultural and Horticultural Science:
  1. Earth & Space Science
  1. Chemistry:
  1. Physics:
  1. Science of COVID-19
  1. EfS:
  1. Primary
  1. Nature of Science

Professional Learning & Development (PLD) Opportunities

  1. Digital Curriculum: Leadership & Pedagogy conference Sat 15 Aug 8:30 – 2:30 at Ormiston Junior College. $295 https://www.learningnetwork.ac.nz/events/digital-curriculum-leadership-pedagogy-saturday-event/


  1. NZASE is seeking a Bio teacher who has a real interest in animal ethics to represent secondary teachers on their animal ethics committee. This paid role involves several online meetings throughout the year. If interested email Chantal at biologynz@gmail.com
  2. St Mary’s Ponsonby is looking for a lab tech for 8h a week. Apply by 26 Jun https://www.stmaryak.school.nz/images/Article-Attachments/Information/Application-Form-Non-Teachers—5.6.19.pdf Queries to David Stevenson 09 3766568 ext 739
  3. Future Learning Solutions, the new PLD provider based at Auckland uni, is looking for a strategic and operational leader with significant management and leadership experience within the education sector https://careers.uniservices.co.nz/…/Director-Future-Learnin…

Cheers, Mike