June Events, Fieldtrips & Competitions

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Last month’s post was really well received so we’re happy to be able to continue with this one.
This time we’ve added a few other resources that have been brought to our attention to supplement the ones listed in the Education Gazette.



Matariki starts on the 18th June this year.
The National Library has a resource page that contains links to many online resources (including a Te Papa created study unit) books and videos.
Visit http://schools.natlib.govt.nz/resources-learning/high-interest-topics/matariki

School Jounals

School Journals issues from June 2014 onwards are freely available to download as pdfs. Teacher resources to aid in utilising them are also available to download (going back to 2000), as are audio files of some of the stories from each release’s Level 2 Journal (going back to 2011).
Visit http://literacyonline.tki.org.nz/Literacy-Online/Teacher-needs/Instructional-Series/School-Journal.

Path to Nationhood

A free app for smartphones and tablets telling stories about one of the most dynamic and colourful periods of New Zealand’s history is the perfect way to introduce early New Zealand history to students in a classroom setting.
The six app-based tours of Northland – Path to Nationhood – look at some of our earliest events in history when Maori and Pakeha first met before the Treaty of Waitangi was signed, and follows on from the Waikato War Driving Tour app, completed in partnership with Waikato Tainui Iwi to mark the 150th commemoration of the start of the Waikato Land Wars
Developed by Heritage New Zealand and My Tours, the Path to Nationhood app can be used anywhere once downloaded – whether people are on tour, at home or even at school. The tours take them to places where stories about mana, kidnappings, shootings, rough justice, mistaken identity, high politics, missionaries – and even New Zealand’s first dairy farmer – occurred.
For a free download of the Path to Nationhood suite of Northland tours visit http://www.heritage.org.nz/apps or search for “Heritage Trails” in the Android and Apple app stores.

Values and Citizenship Education

A free online resource, which is suitable for state, integrated or independent schools, by Gwen Francis (PG Dip Ed Social Studies).
They have been written to comply with the 2007 NZ Curriculum, but with minor alterations, the lessons would be equally relevant in any multicultural or multi-ethnic democratic society.

  • Key competencies values and citizenship – for Y1–8
  • Forty Lessons in citizenship – for Y7–13
  • Dealing with values in the NZ Curriculum – for teachers
  • Simple ethical skills for a multicultural society – for teachers, young adults and new immigrants.
  • Treaty lesson material – for Y9–13

Visit the Values Education Website.

Fieldtrips / Events

National Sport Stacking Championships

The New Zealand Sport Stacking Championships will be held 20 June at Wellington Girls’ College, Pipitea St, Wellington.
Entry is open to ALL age groups and the tournament will include a novice section for those new to the sport or who have not competed at an internationally sanctioned event within the last five years.
For details please visit the New Zealand Sport Stacking website.


New Zealand Red Cross Art Competition

In commemoration of the International Day of the Disappeared, New Zealand Red Cross is running an art competition to raise awareness of families separated by humanitarian crises, and challenge students to think about the impact of separated families. Winners will have their art featured on postcards and will receive a Prezzy Card. Closes 15th July.
Find out more at the Red Cross website.

NZ Young Film Makers Competition

So often we hear the bad, not the good. We want to change this; for the future of our kids, our schools and our society. The first ever IFF NZ Young Filmmakers Competition will give all New Zealand school-age kids the opportunity to make and enter a super cool mini drama or doco. Entries can be made through schools or externally, according to the competition rules. Schools will benefit through an engaging filmmaking extension to their curriculum. There are also some great prizes to be won.
Visit http://www.inspiredfilmfund.com/nz-young-film-maker-competition for more information and visit their facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/NZYoungFilmmakersCompetition

As always, the inclusion of these listings on our website is not to be seen as an endorsement of the resources, events or competitions by NCHENZ.