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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 Two 2018 Now Online 

Highlights of Term Term Two 2018 Magazine Include:

Two Major 7 Page Biosecurity Teaching Units.July is Biosecurity Month and 23-28 is Biosecurity Week.

Unit One: Biosecurity is commonly thought to be concerned with preventing plant and animal pests and diseases from arriving in our country. Biosecurity however is more than prevention. It is about controlling, managing and eradicating pests and diseases that have been introduced in the past as well as preventing their arrival. 

In this unit we explore the mistakes we have made in the past and the effects they have had on our biodiversity. But more optimistically we look forward to a future now there is a heightened awareness of this problem. Many thousands of Kiwis now take positive actions to become involved in controlling, managing and eradicating these threats in innovative ways.

Unit Two looks at food chains and develops the idea that all New Zealanders are responsible for bioseciurity and for protecting and enhancing our precious biodiversity. Student are encouraged to explore their local 'green spaces' and take positive actions, either as a class/school or in conjunction with existing community groups.

Further highlights include:


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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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