Monday, 30 January 2017

Good Luck three new schools in Christchurch!

                                           (image sourced from Pixabay)  

2017 sees three new schools open here in Christchurch. Haeata in Aranui - a Yr1-13 school, Lemonwood Grove,  a new primary school in Rolleston and Rolleston College a  new Secondary school in Rolleston. Rolleston college begins the year with just year 9 students while Haeata has students from Aranui Primary, Avondale and Wainoni Primary as well as secondary students from Aranui High School.

Here are the links to their websites
Haeata Campus
Rolleston College

New teachers and leaders from both Rolleston and Haeata contributed to the 2016
 "31Days of blogging" challenge and shared their views on moving to new schools and their learning journeys. They are all great posts and well worth reading.

Wishing all schools in the Canterbury area a great start to the 2017 school year!

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Planning for 2017? Primary Teachers - Check this out!


Dear teachers,

The University of Canterbury’s Computer Science Education Research Group (Department of Fun Stuff) are excited to bring Computer Science for Primary Schools (CS4PS) series to Canterbury teachers, which is generously sponsored by Google.

Whether you are starting out, have dabbled, or are looking for your next steps in teaching, these two days will have practical hands on lessons, where you will leave confident to integrate computer science into your classroom programme.

Please keep the following dates free:

Monday, 23 January 2017
Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Click here to pre-register. This doesn't commit you to attending, but you will get early warning when the full registrations open.

More information about what CS4PS is all about visit:

Please feel free to forward this invitation to your teaching friends.

Kind regards
Tracy Henderson, Caitlin Duncan, Tim Bell
and the team at the Computer Science Education Research Group (Department of Fun Stuff)

Monday, 16 January 2017

Crowdsourced Whakatauki - An example of Collaboration


Crowdsourcing - Collaboration in Action.  Thanks Anne Kenneally (@annekenn) for sharing this fantastic example of teachers collaborating. See more examples at Anne's blog Crowdsourced documents