Information on the up coming HTANSW Conference on Norfolk Is in January 2016 can be found here:
NZQA invites learners’ feedback on the proposal to develop a ‘Universal’ Record of Achievement.
New Zealanders are increasingly mobile. As they move to a new job or onto further learning, they want their skills and qualifications to be quickly and easily recognised. Their learning needs to be portable and transferable.
Currently NZQA maintains the Record of Achievement. This is the official transcript of all the national qualifications and standards that a person has achieved.
There has been a change in learners’ requests for copies of their Records of Achievement: request for paper copies has levelled off, and more learners are asking for electronic transcripts for use in e-CVs and other online applications.
NZQA would like to know if learners want the Record of Achievement as it is or if a more comprehensive record that displays all the qualifications and other learning they have achieved would be more useful.
What do you think about the idea of a ‘Universal’ Record of Achievement? What would you expect to see recorded on it?
The Alexander Turnbull Library is offering our popular introductory oral history workshops in Auckland.
These workshops are for people considering using oral history in their work, community or personal projects.
New Zealanders have the chance to decide in the upcoming flag referendums – whether to keep the existing flag or choose a new design.
This resource in English and te reo Māori is designed to help teachers, leaders, students, and whānau as they engage with the flag consideration process in their school community.
Within the resource there are links to The New Zealand Curriculum, resources to help explore personal and national identity, and ideas to guide the replication of the referendum process within your school.
The resource caters for students from years 1–10 and can be adapted to suit the learners in your classroom.
2015 is the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta which established the rule of law and foundations for the advancement of rights.
The Magna Carta 800 Committee for New Zealand is working to encourage celebration of the anniversary under the theme Celebrating the past; Reflecting on the present; Imagining the future.
Below is a list of events coming up in the month of June. For more information see https://magnacartanz.wordpress.com/events-in-nz-in-2015/
June 9th: Canterbury Historical Association Panel: Magna Carta – Rights & Legacies
June 14th: A Service of Commemoration at Holy Trinity Cathedral
June 15th: Judicial Review and Rule of Law Talk, Victoria University
June 15th: Lighting of Auckland War Museum
June 15th: Reception at Parliament commemorating the 800th anniversary
June 19th: Special feature in the NZ Law Society’s magazine LawTalk
June 23rd: National Library public event in Wellington
June onwards: New Zealand Parliament marking of the anniversary
June, date tbc: Auckland Bell Ringers Peal of Bells
Also, registrations are now open for a week long public lecture series in July at Auckland University – see https://magnacartanz.wordpress.com/university-of-auckland-lecture-series/
New Zealand Red Cross is holding competitions for all primary, secondary, and under-graduate tertiary students in an effort to raise awareness of families separated by humanitarian crises such as armed conflict and natural disaster.
The objective of the competition is to have students consider the reasons behind how families become separated, the impact this has on a family, and the legal and humanitarian frameworks for preventing separation. It will also consider the services available to assist those living with a missing family member, including the Restoring Family Links programme offered by the New Zealand Red Cross.
History Making a Difference
The biennial New Zealand Historical Association conference will be held in Christchurch from Wednesday 2 December untilFriday 4 December 2015.
Our theme for 2015 explores how the study, teaching and promotion of history in Aotearoa/New Zealand has the ability to ‘make a difference’.
Confirmed keynote speakers are Professor Kate Darian-Smith (University of Melbourne), Professor Dame Anne Salmond (University of Auckland) and Professor Paul Ward (University of Huddersfield).
The NZHA conference committee welcomes proposals for:
Proposals consisting of an abstract of no more than 200 words per paper plus a 50-word author biography should be submitted to http://www.arts.canterbury.ac.nz/conferences/nzha/abstracts.shtml by 1 July 2015.
The website,http://www.arts.canterbury.ac.nz/conferences/nzha/, is also the place to register for the conference and the conference dinner.
NZHA Secretary for the NZHA Conference Committee.