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starters&strategies – the New Zealand Teacher's Magazine (now in its 27th year) is distributed to 28,000 (ABC Audited) teachers of students aged 5-14 years  once per school term. Below we feature publications going back one full year which can be printed out FREE from the E book formatstarters&strategies contains major ready-to-use units of work in all curriculum areas; information on the latest resources for schools; EOTC destinations and experiences for students; an annual 'Web Supersites' feature; Environmental Education features.


 starters&strategies Term Three 2018 Now Online 

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Highlights of Term Term Three 2018 Magazine Include:

Major 4 Page New Zealand ShakeOut Unit and ShakeOut Challenge

 All of New Zealand is at risk of earthquakes and all of our coastline is at risk of tsunamis. We cant predict when they will happen, but we can protect ourselves and pracxtise the right actions to take.

We also know that when our students are involved in preparing for and learning about natural hazards, they can play a major part in preparing for and teaching adults in responding to and preparing for emergencies.

Don't Miss the New Zealand ShakeOut Schools Challenge! The 'Challenge' runs from 18 October – 31 October and empowers students to be the teachers and show their community how to be prepared. When you register your school for the New Zealand Schools ShakeOut Challenge you will receive a resource for each student to take home and work through with their family. Everyone who completres the challenge will also get a prize

Entries Close 21 September So Register Your School Today at:

Other Highlights Include:

No Matter What Food We Eat – Food Safety Matter

Recently, students and teachers from Kahukuranui at Tolaga Bay Area School, along with scientists from Groundtruth, Food Safety Science & Research Centre, Plant and Food Research and members of the Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti iwi all sat down together to a wonderful meal of locally sourced wild food. The menu was set by the students after research and interviews with their pakeke (elders). Find out about how to search safely for wild food and learn about safe food preparation. Science, Social Sciences & Health-based.

Health & Physical Education Teaching Resources

A three page feature highlighting exceptional resources for teachers and students relating to the Health and Physical Education Curriculum. Resources include: SunSmart; Water Skills; Sexuality Education for Yers 1-2; Kids Athletics; Health and Safety,; Oral Care; Mental Health and Blood.

Education Outside the Classroom 

A major features highlighting exciting education programmes and visits promoting EOTC throughout the country, grouped by geographic regions and EOTC experiences available nationally.


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           TERM ONE 2018

       TERM TWO 2018

New Zealand experiences thousands of earthquakes every year. Most are either very deep or centred well offshore, causing little damage or injury. However, a severe earthquake can occur at any time with devastating effects. The Kaikoura 7.8M earthquake is yet another reminder of our need to be prepared.

Download this 'must have' free resource today. The pdf has live links to earthquake and other types of emergency sites. This includes lessons, stories, information and activities so your students, Board of Trustees and wider community can immediately find out what actions you should take before, during and after any type of emergency. 

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