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Latest News and New Resources - May 2017

Term 3 News

Welcome back to Term 3.

1. We have organised Term 4 meetings and you can find these on the Home page of  this site.  Please note the ‘cut off’ date

     for your meeting and make sure you book in both your files and yourself, using the booking form, and student official forms.

2.  Accreditation for the new qualifications - there are three parts to the process.  One - SPEC writes a letter to support your

     application.  Two - your school must identify contact hours, resources, staffing three - the teacher/s needs to provide

     a CV.  Several schools have successfully gone through the approval process using Westmount School example.

     Contact the SPEC office if you wish a copy of this to help you with your own application.

3. Congratulations to Jaimz Horne from Karamu High School - the first student to gain the New Zealand Certificate in

      Foundation Skills Level 1.

4. SPEC attended the recent NASDAP conference in New Plymouth, and it was fascinating to hear key note speakers

     talk about personalised learning as being future focused and the way education is going.  Moving away from the ‘credit

     farming’ to looking at individual goals and programmes of learning and equipping young people with the necessary

     soft skills  to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

5. NEW RESOURCES - We have five new Headway modules: In the Environment section, Creatures, Science Splash and

     Transport, and in the Leisure section, Kiwi Icons and History.

     We have also two new progression charts for the new NZ qualifications and detail of modules.  Click on the Home page

     posters to order.

6.  Reading Scheme Books 1 - 6 are complete.  This is an exciting scheme targeting students who are not motivated to read,

     and are struggling to read.  Click the star to print a flyer.

Reading Promotion 2017.pdf