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Welcome to is a web-based subscription resource for schools featuring over 3000 quality pdf, ready-to-use lesson plans including digital resources such as videos and websites that enhance and add depth to the lessons.  

Full access to the lessons library (over 3000 lessons) of starters is by a yearly subscription. When your school subscribes, all teachers at your school have immediate access for 1 year.

Visit our subscriptions page and follow the simple steps.


Subscriptions for individual teachers are now available online at $25.00 (plus gst ) per year

Visit our subscriptions page and select this option when asked. 


Celebrating 114 Years of Aviation and How It Changed the World – Teaching Unit

Social Sciences and Technology-Based. Full details at Lessons Library


KickStart Breakfast is the only school breakfast programme of its kind within New Zealand. It is available to all schools in New Zealand, regardless of their decile rating.

KickStart Breakfast helps more children achieve their best by getting a kickstart to their day. Fueled by milk and grains, the students experience the power of a nutritious breakfast to provide both strength and energy for maximum learning at school.

To find out how to be part of this exciting programme and how your school can win $5000 for your breakfast club and take part in the KICKSTART BREAKFAST AWARDS – visit Bulletin Board for full details and web/video links.

TERM ONE 2017 starters&strategies Magazine ONLINE

visit Teachers Magazines Section

Highlights Include:

New Zealand Fresh Water – a Taonga to Respect & Conserve.

Major Science, Social Sciences, Health and Sustatainability based   unit on a very topical and controversial issue. Includes  a 2 page Resource kete of website and video links in addition to the links in the teaching unit.

Using What's the Plan Stan Across the Curriculum – teaching unit.

New Sky Tower Education Programme

Climate Change & Renewable Energy teaching unit.

Weedbusters 2 Minute Film Challenge

Environmental and Sustainability education feature.


New Teacher Lesson Plan and Student Fact Sheet from Wind Energy NZ.

Full details on Bulletin Board

Save the Frogs Day – Celebrate any day in May

1-7 May – Compost Awareness Week

10–13 May –  World Migratory Birds Days

Full details on Bulletin Board including lessons, websites and video links.