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starters&strategies Term Two 2017 Now Online in Teachers Magazine Section

 Special Features include … 


7 Page Lesson Feature – Keeping New Zealand free of pest plants, pest animals and diseases.
exploring why biosecurity is everyone’s responsibility; becoming a member of a local biosecurity team; taking part in a local area biosecurity project understanding biodiversity and biosecurity; problems we already face in New Zealand; groups who protect your area from pests and diseases; focus on weeds and role of regional councils; developing and enacting a local biosecurity community plan.

Web Supersite Feature including new SPCA  Teacher Portal

The Blue Project – an exciting new online learning project from Kelly Tarlton's.

DOC Habitat Hero Competition and 6 New "In the Environment Teaching Resources 

Feeding the Birds this Winter. Cross Curriculum Teaching Unit for Years 1-4 ... and many more starters & strategies



Global Wind Day – 15 June 2017  – Resource Kete

Ride the Wind Technology Challenges Lesson Plan for Years 4-8+ at:

Windspeed Projects at:

Exploring Wind Energy Technology Teaching Unit for Years 4-8+ at:

Wind Energy Facts at:

Wind for Energy BP Challenge at:

 NZ Wind Energy resources for teachers at:

How Wind Power Works Video at:

 The Wind. Introductory and Fun Activities for Yrs 1-4 at:

Creative Music for Students: Wind and Storms


New Zealand Garden Bird Survey – 24 June – 2 July

For full information and to take the survey with your students, visit:

Check out the many resources and fun activities at the above site


Sir Peter Blake Leadership Week – 3 - 7 July

Once again the theme for Leadership Week 2017 is #believeyoucan. In Sir Peter Blake’s final log aboard Seamaster he said, “to win, you have to believe you can do it.”

Peter Blake speaks about leadership at. (Video)

 Sir Peter Blake –  Why he will be remembered