Thursday, 21 February 2013

Te Kura NCEA L1 Creative & Formal Writing Tutorials

Are you studying NCEA English at Level 1?

Do you want to pick up some neat tips for success in Creative Writing (EN1022) and Formal Writing (EN1021)?

Have you got questions that you need to ask?

Then put this date in your calendar!

Formal Writing Tutorial – EN1021 – Wednesday, 6 March, 11.00 – 12.00

How do I attend?

Three easy steps!

         Formal Writing – 6 March – 11.00
1) Be at your laptop or pc in time for the tutorial 
 3) Enter site as ‘guest’

If you missed the Creative Writing Tutorial – EN1022 listen in to it here:

David Green
Learning Advisor/English Teacher
Central North Region, Hamilton Office
Te Aho o te Kura Pounamu (The Correspondence School)
Phone: 0800 659988/07 8397162

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

World Education Games


Free to all 4 - 18 year olds to register.  5 - 7 March in Literacy, Maths and Science.  Represent your school and NZ, competing against the world.  Start practicing now.

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Sharing my blog and starting yours

I have been game enough to start sharing my blog with past and present students  I would love you to set up your own one too where you can display your ideas and creations.  I have used my Google Account to set one up in Blogger and it has a mobile app too. I could then provide access to yours from mine and make recommendations in my posts.  Its a big learning curve but do give it a go.  I recommend you go into settings to set who sees it until you are ready to go live.  Past students could talk about how they got on returning to school after being on our roll and they could share anything they have done e.g graphics, reading responses, videos, writing, art work (thanks Gabby for suggesting this).

You might then like to watch How to use blogger

Friday, 15 February 2013

Teachers Learning:

Over the past few days our school has been closed (but you students are still working) because all the Southern Regional Health School teachers from Invercargill, Dunedin, Blenheim, Nelson and Greymouth have met up with their Christchurch colleagues at Head Office in Tuam Street, Christchurch.  We are doing some professional development and this is where I started this blog.  It's all about becoming better teachers and doing our very best for you, the students.  But it is great to catch up with all the other teachers in one place and it is a chance that only happens twice a year.  So we will probably return to you next week full of enthusiasm with new ideas we are keen to try out. 

Wednesday, 13 February 2013


Hi everyone
Blogging is new to me but I am hoping you will join me on this journey and perhaps even start one of your own. If you are already a regular blogger do let me know so you can help us 'newies'.

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