Dates to Note in Your 2015 Calendar:
Events Online - National Library Services to Schools National Events Calendar

Waikato/Bay of Plenty Events in Blue
SLANZA Events in Green

4th February 2015 - Waikato Community Funding Expo 2015
An opportunity to find out about funding opportunities for your school.
http://www.trustwaikato.co.nz/News-and-Events/News/Waikato-Community-Funding-Expo-2015


10th February (Tuesday): Waikato Children’s Literature Association: AGM and dinner, Hamilton (6:30 AGM and Pot Luck dinner) - Contact:gerri.judkins@southwell.school.nz
2015 WCLA AGM Invitation PDF.pdf
2015 WCLA AGM Invitation PDF.pdf
2015 WCLA AGM Invitation PDF.pdf


10th and 11th February Helen Barrett Workshops See WCELFest entry for 12th February

12th February (Thursday) WCELfest15 : Sharing Our Stories - Reflecting on Learning & Technology
Annual eLearning conference. The programme is available online and shows a great line up of sessions.
Register before Friday 6th February to ensure you do not miss out!
Remember attendance at WCELfest remains free however you must register to assist with our planning and ensure our catering numbers are correct.
More information about WCELfest15 and resources from past events are available on our website.

WCELfest this year is coinciding with Workshops in Tauranga and Hamilton:
Helen Barrett Workshops 10th and 11th February:
Dr. Helen Barrett, the WCELfest15 Keynote, is a recognised leader in the field of ePortfolios and using digital technology for learning. She will run several free workshops for staff, postgraduate students and visitors from partner institutions while she is at the University of Waikato. Please circulate to eLearning colleagues outside the University you feel may be interested.
Tauranga Workshop Tuesday 10th February
~ ePortfolios - uses, reflection & mobile apps ( 10am - 12noon, V1.25, Windermere)
This free workshop will examine practical uses of ePortfolios, why reflection is important and how mobile apps can help. All University and BOPPoly staff and eLearning colleagues are invited to attend. Please register so we know you are coming.
Hamilton School Workshop Tuesday10th February
~ Using ePortofolios in Schools (4pm - 6pm, M2.23, Hamilton Campus)
This free workshop is aimed at primary and secondary teachers in Hamilton & Waikato, it may also be of interest to University staff. All schools now have access to ePortfolios for their students and many teachers are using them to collect evidence for their Registered Teacher criteria. Helen will explore how ePortfolios can be used to support deep reflective learning as well as why teachers might use them professionally. Please register so we know you are coming.
Hamilton Workshops Wednesday 11th February
~ Mobile Apps to Support Reflection (10am - 12noon, M2.15, Hamilton Campus)
Hamilton Workshops Wednesday 11th February
~ Creating Digital Stories for Reflection (2pm - 4pm, M2.15, Hamilton Campus)
These free workshops will examine why reflection is important for learning and how digital stories and mobile apps can help to support reflection in ePortfolios. All University staff and eLearning colleagues are invited to attend. Please register so we know you are coming.


24th February (Tuesday) 2015 - SLANZA up-date on changes to National Library Services to Schools - Hamilton
Hamilton Boys’ High School
Peachgrove Road
Hamilton
Time: 4pm
SLANZA Waikato BOP National Executive Rep - Nick Vincent, Librarian, Hamilton Boys High School
Email: nvincent@hbhs.school.nz


26th February (Thursday) 2015 - SLANZA up-date on changes to National Library Services to Schools - Tauranga
Tauranga Girls College
Cameron Road
Gate Pa, Tauranga
Time: 5pm
SLANZA Waikato BOP Chairperson - Jude Cosson, Librarian, Greenpark School, Tauranga
Email: library@greenparkschool.co.nz


28th February (Saturday) and 28th March (Saturday) The Essentials of Oral History Research - Hamilton
This is a two day course, each one month apart at Fraser High School Library.
Day One: Introduction to Oral History
Saturday 28 February 2015
8.45am-4.30pm

Day Two: Recording Seriously
Saturday 28 March 2015
8.45am-4.30pm
An introduction to oral history methodology. How to plan an oral history project, choose the best equipment, achieve clear audio recordings, select informants, follow ethical procedures, develop questioning techniques, process digital oral history, and make the material available for use.
All equipment is provided and all participants will receive comprehensive guides and resources and a certificate of attendance
For more details, please see Poster and Flyer:
Poster workshops Hamilton 2015.pdf
Poster workshops Hamilton 2015.pdf
Poster workshops Hamilton 2015.pdf

Flyer workshops Hamilton 2015.pdf
Flyer workshops Hamilton 2015.pdf
Flyer workshops Hamilton 2015.pdf



1st March (Sunday): The Waikato Children’s Literature Association hosts English children’s and YA author Mary Hoffman. 7.00 pm, Sunday in the Southwell School Library.
Mary will highlight her YA Stavaganza series, which is set in a medieval, fictional Italy called Talia. Enjoy her website http://www.maryhoffman.co.uk/
Cost: $10 for WCLA members and students and $15 for non-members
Books on sale from BOOKS FOR KIDS
Please RSVP by Wednesday 25 February to Gerri Judkins - gerri.judkins@southwell.school.nz
Mary Hoffman 1 March 2015 PDF.pdf
Mary Hoffman 1 March 2015 PDF.pdf
Mary Hoffman 1 March 2015 PDF.pdf



5th March (Thursday): Core Education Breakfast Seminar and Workshop - Hamilton
http://www.events.core-ed.org/breakfast/google-apps-launching-pad-supporting-modern-learning-pedagogy-your-classroom

5th March (Thursday): The Secret of Sponsorship - A one day workshop for schools, sports clubs and non-profit organisations - Hamilton
http://www.exult.co.nz/index.php/secret-of-sponsorship/


6th March (Friday): SLANZA Waikato Bay of Plenty Term 1 Workshop Day: Melville High School, Hamilton (9:00am-3:00pm).
‘Modern Library Learning Environment (MLLE) - Interiors'.
Presentations from:
Paula Eskett, Knowledge Curator, Core Education, formerly National Library Services to Schools, School Library Development Specialist – Are MLLE’s the library world equivalent of the City of Emeralds? Does your school expect you to be Dorothy AND build the Yellow Brick Road? And when you get there, do you have to be Oz too?
Anita Vandenberghe, Library Manager at Saint Kentigern College - From dino to drone? How the ‘Open Learning Space’ could provide a ‘top-to-tail’ service to all students.
Jeannie Skinner, National Library Services to Schools Programme Adviser, Northland - And then there’s books… Re-thinking collections in Modern Library Learning Environments.
Cost $40.00 SLANZA Members and $60.00 Non-Members.
Join SLANZA: http://www.slanza.org.nz/membership.html
Registration details and flyer:
2015 SLANZA Waikato BOP Term 1 Workshop Agenda and Programme.doc
2015 SLANZA Waikato BOP Term 1 Workshop Agenda and Programme.doc
2015 SLANZA Waikato BOP Term 1 Workshop Agenda and Programme.doc

Due to allergies we kindly request people be Fragrance Free for this event.
Melville High School Location Map The Library is the large building on the left, over-looking the field and long jump strip.
School Map.pdf
School Map.pdf
School Map.pdf


SLANZA Waikato/Bay of Plenty would like to thank Book Protection Products http://www.bookcover.co.nz/ for their ongoing sponsorship of our professional development workshops.


6th March - World Book Day
World Book Day on 6 March 2014 is a worldwide celebration of authors, illustrators, books and reading.
With the main aim of World Book Day to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and readings, there are a number of events and initiatives country-wide to help spread the joy of books to all ages.


10th March and 16th March - Creative Commons Schools Roadtrip Workshops - Hamilton and Tauranga
Free introductory workshops on copyright and Creative Commons licensing.
They are particularly keen to visit public sector organisations, including schools, research and heritage organisations, though we’re also more than happy to talk to other groups and present at public events.

16th March and 19th March - Creative Commons GLAM Roadtrip Workshops - Tauranga and Hamilton
An opportunity for those working in the culture and heritage sector to learn about copyright and Creative Commons for the sector.
We’ll also talk about how organisations can adopt Creative Commons policies to clarify the rights on their existing collection items and ensure that more of their donated works are made openly available.
We’ll also introduce a range of new free resources on all things Open GLAM.


20th March to 19th May 2015 - Kids Lit Quiz New Zealand
See the timetable: http://www.kidslitquiz.com/timetable

25th March (Wednesday) 2015 – Commemorating the First World War
A 1 day Hamilton Course from National Library Services to Schools
With the focus on Gallipoli commemorations this year, together with ongoing events honouring those who served in the First World War, this face-to-face one-day course is designed to help you and your students locate and use reliable primary source material to support their research.
To register, choose the Hamilton option:
http://schools.natlib.govt.nz/services/professional-development/commemorating-first-world-war-supporting-your-students-research
To register for Online Courses, note the links to the right of the screen.
Online Courses for 2015 include:
Curating content for digital learners
School Libraries Supporting Learning, Part 1: Primary
School Libraries Supporting Learning, Part 2: Primary
School Libraries Supporting Learning, Part 1: Secondary
School Libraries Supporting Learning, Part 2: Secondary

28th March (Saturday) The Essentials of Oral History Research - Hamilton
This is a two day course, each one month apart at Fraser High School Library.
Day Two: Recording Seriously
Saturday 28 March 2015
8.45am-4.30pm
For details including Poster and Flyer See Day 1 entry 28th February.


9th and 10th April (Thursday and Friday) 2015 - Ignition Unconference 2015 - Auckland

25th April to 2nd May 2015 - Playbox Theatre presents Once On Chunuk Bair - Hamilton
Written by Maurice Shadbolt. A NZ story of Gallipoli, where old myths are not merely refurbished, but reinterpreted.

5th May (Tuesday) 2015 - ARANZ Archives and Records Association of New Zealand
See Calendar of events for the year beginning in Hamilton 5th May:
http://www.aranz.org.nz/Site/events/calendar.aspx


2nd April (Thursday) 2015 - International Children's Book Day


18th May (Monday) 2015 - Interface Xpo Tauranga
A free event for the people who make decisions about the direction and implementation of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) at their school.

23rd May 2015 - Waikato/Bay of Plenty School Archives Network Group - Otumoetai College Library, Tauranga
Term 2 Meeting, 2015
Out of the banana box and into the archives!
Venue: Otumoetai College Library, 105 Windsor Road, Otumoetai, Tauranga
Time: 9:00am-1:00pm
Cost: $30.00 per person
This is an Archives 101 session, for those who need some help with the basics – setting up your archive and deciding what to keep.
Advertised this as a ‘Beginners’ Archives’ session, please come along to this whether you are starting out with your school archives or already have some experience in this field, as I am sure you will pick up some tricks and tips.
We are very lucky to have secured Christine Black and Sarah Padey as our guest speakers – both women have lengthy experience with school archives and there will be few questions they are unable to answer.
We expect to have high interest in this workshop; please RSVP as soon as possible:
2015 T2 School Archives Workshop 23 May.doc
2015 T2 School Archives Workshop 23 May.doc
2015 T2 School Archives Workshop 23 May.doc



23rd and 24th May (Saturday and Sunday) 2015 - LIANZA Waikato/Bay of Plenty Region Weekend School - Tauranga.
The venue is the new Tauranga DHB Library and adjoining conference room.
Presentations may be 30 or 45 minutes, including question time/discussion.
The audience is usually around 50 - 60 people who range from library assistants to library managers from public, academic, health and special libraries.
We aim to provide a wide range of professional development.

6th June 2015 - SLANZA Waikato Bay Of Plenty Term 2 Workshop and AGM - Tauranga Girls' College Library
Books, Book Clubs – and Books-a-Plenty! A celebration of the power of books!
Time: 9.00 - 12.50
Cost: $15 to SLANZA and LIANZA members; $30 for Non-members
Sessions include:
Guest speaker - Carrie Bouffard, Programme Adviser, National Library Services to Schools
Zhoosh up your Book Club!
Carrie Bouffard will discuss expectations, overcoming Dead Poets Society envy, and plenty of practical ideas to inject some pizazz into your book club.
The focus will be on having fun, being creative, and building a strong bookish community of readers and writers at your school.
http://www.scoop.it/t/zhoosh-up-your-book-club
caroline.bouffard@dia.govt.nz

Sharing the passion! What are your own most influential books?
A share session for us to talk about books that we love to share with our students/school community.
Bring along your favourites…
SLANZA Waikato/Bay of Plenty AGM
Please RSVP to Rosemary Middleton at Tauranga Girls’ College Library
Email: rmiddleton@tgc.school.nz
Ph: 07 578 8114
Fax: 07 578 8447

For details See the following flyer:
2015 WBoP AGM flyer 6 June 2015.pdf
2015 WBoP AGM flyer 6 June 2015.pdf
2015 WBoP AGM flyer 6 June 2015.pdf


9th June 2015 - Speed Date an Author with The New Zealand Book Council - Tauranga Baycourt Community and Arts Centre in association with Tauranga Libraries.
Fifth guest confirmed - Sherryl Jordan!
Details here:

Speed Date an Author - Tauranga on Tuesday 9 June.docx
Speed Date an Author - Tauranga on Tuesday 9 June.docx

Speed Date an Author - Tauranga on Tuesday 9 June.docx

Speed Date Enrollment Form - Tauranga 2015.doc
Speed Date Enrollment Form - Tauranga 2015.doc
Speed Date Enrollment Form - Tauranga 2015.doc


29th July 2015 - School Archives Network Group: Term 3 meeting
Held at the Fraser High School Library, Ellicott Road, Hamilton
9:30am-12:30pm.
A “Share” session, where you can bring along the successes and/or problems from your school archives and we can problem-solve together.
For more information about this and other School Archives Group events contact:
Linda McCullough
Email: ianmac@xtra.co.nz

August 2015 - Hamilton Book Month
http://hamiltonbookmonth.wix.com/2015
Also ‘like’ Hamilton Book Month on Facebook for updates.
See Flyer for details:
Hamilton Book Month 2015 event list one page summary.docx
Hamilton Book Month 2015 event list one page summary.docx
Hamilton Book Month 2015 event list one page summary.docx


10th to 14th August 2015 - SPARK 2015 at WINTEC
SPARK International Festival of Media, Arts & Design
http://www.spark.net.nz/

Both Hamilton Book Month and SPARK include presentations by Dylan Horrocks, Graphic Novelist.

13th August 2015 - Waikato Children's Literature Assn - NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults Review Night
Southwell School Library
200 Peachgrove Road, Hamilton
6.30 – 9.00pm
Hear Southwell Lit Quiz Kids review the Junior Fiction finalists and members of the Waikato Children’s Literature Association review the Young Adult, Non Fiction and Picture Book finalists.
hey will choose their winners the same night the judges’ choices are announced.
Please RSVP to Gerri Judkins, gerri.judkins@southwell.school.nz, if you are able to attend
NZ Kids' Book Awards Review Night 2015.docx
NZ Kids' Book Awards Review Night 2015.docx
NZ Kids' Book Awards Review Night 2015.docx


14th to 16th August 2015 - Raglan Weekend Writers Festival
http://www.wordcaferaglan.co.nz/

17th August 2015 - Books for Kids Event - 3.30 - 4.00 pm
http://www.booksforkids.co.nz/
Meet Stacy Gregg in-store.

28th August 2015 - National Poetry Day at Hamilton Central Library
Join the celebrations on Level 2.
6 - 7:30 Open Mic
7:45 - 10:00 Poetry Slam
http://www.hamiltonlibraries.co.nz/

28th to 30th September 2015 - SLANZA Conference Christchurch

7th to 9th October 2015 - ULearn Conference Auckland

6th and 13th November 2015 - SLANZA Waikato/Bay of Plenty tours to Auckland

23 Participants took part in the Primary Tour
24 Participants took part in the Secondary Tour
Special thanks to all who took part.

Super Star Librarians and their Libraries Tour:
We are holding TWO school library tours in Auckland this year.
This year the focus is not only great libraries, but the essential factor of the great librarian.
This is your chance to not only look at amazing library spaces but talk to the librarians who make those spaces happen!
Everyone is welcome – to come on either, or both tours. On both days lunch will be at your own cost.
We will start the first visit in Auckland at 10.00 am with morning tea and we will leave Auckland around 3.00 pm. A detailed schedule for the whole day will be forwarded to all registrants
The Tours:

Auckland Primary School Librarians Tour: Friday, 6th November 2015:
• Viscount School, Mangere - Fran Mes (Director of Learning, Library)
• Stonefields School – Esther Casey (Teacher Librarian)
LUNCH (own expense)
• Sunnyhills Primary School - Helen Prescott (TLR)
• Somerville Intermediate – Annemarie Hartley (Librarian)

Auckland Secondary School Librarians Tour: Friday, 13th November 2015:
• Hobsonville Point Secondary School – Leigh Abraham (Librarian)
• Albany Junior High – Sandrea Ware (Library Manager)
LUNCH (own expense) at Bar Africa with a talk from Fiona Mackie (Teacher Librarian) from Pinehurst School
• Albany Senior High – Sharon Jackson (Librarian)
• Rangitoto College – Trish Webster (Librarian)
Please register using this form asap:

2015 SLANZA Auckland Library Tour Registration.pdf
2015 SLANZA Auckland Library Tour Registration.pdf
2015 SLANZA Auckland Library Tour Registration.pdf



7th to 11th November 2015 - LIANZA Conference Auckland

27th and 28th (Thursday and Friday) November 2015 - Tonic Conference - Rotorua
http://www.exult.co.nz/index.php/tonic-conference/
A vibrant training event for non-profit organisations.