9:00 AM09:00

New Entrant Workshop

New Entrant Workshop covering the following:

  • What’s essential in a New Entrant classroom?
  • What systems and routines is it important to establish and how do I do it?
  • Is it about the child being ready for school or you being ready for the child?
  • Why is it important to build strong relationships with whānau and how do I go about it?
  • How can I include a play based approach to my classroom programme?
  • What data should I be gathering at school entry?
  • How do I help children transition from ECE to a classroom setting?
  • How do I structure the day in a New Entrant classroom?
  • What are the expectations at school entry?

The workshop will be facilitated by Andy Butler from Tools4Teachers on Tuesday 27 March 2018 from 9am until 3pm at the St Columba Centre, 40 Vermont Street, Ponsonby.

The cost of the workshop will be $195 (GST Exclusive) per person.

To sign up for this workshop, please fill in the form by following the link here.

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1:00 PM13:00

Mentor Teacher Workshop

If you are taking on the role of a tutor teacher for a Beginning teacher in 2018 these two workshops are for you. The two workshops will be held at St Columba Centre, 40 Vermont Street, Ponsonby, 1-4pm.

The first workshop will be held on 22nd February 2018, with the second scheduled for 3rd May 2018. 

Content will include:

  • What makes an effective induction programme?
  • Building strong relationships with Beginning Teachers.
  • What records need to be kept?
  • Knowledge of the professional standards.

The cost of the workshops will be $180 (GST Exclusive) per person. 

To sign up for these workshops, please follow the link here.

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9:30 AM09:30

Provisionally Registered Teachers Workshops

The venue for all workshops will be St Columba Centre, Vermont St, Ponsonby. 

Please note that the Year 4-8 workshops and the Mentor teacher workshops are now full. However you can still enrol in the Years 1-3 workshops. If you would like to go on a waiting list for the Years 4-8 or Mentor teachers workshops please email

The workshops will be held 22nd February, 8th March, 22nd March, 3rd May, 24th May, and 14th June 2018. The programme will be as follows:

Workshop 1: Setting up effective literacy programmes and Shared reading.

  • Key components of an effective literacy programme.
  • Key resources/documents
  • Suitable texts for shared reading
  • Planning for shared reading

Workshop 2: Guided reading

  • Essential components of a guided reading lesson.
  • Planning and teaching a guided reading lesson.
  • Suitable follow up tasks from guided reading.

Workshop 3: Teaching writing

  • Essential components of a writing lesson.
  • Organising a writing lesson.
  • The importance of modelling and different ways to model writing.

Workshop 4: Independent reading tasks and oral language

  • Purposeful independent tasks in a literacy programme
  • Where oral language fits in the curriculum
  • Expectations for oral language proficiency

Workshop 5: Supporting English Language Learners with literacy

  • Challenges for English language learners (ELLs) with learning to read and write and how to address these challenges.
  • Practical ways of scaffolding literacy for ELLs

Workshop 6: Effective Maths programmes

  • Number and strands
  • Assessment
  • Problem solving

The cost for each workshop is $65 + GST per teacher with a discount offered for teachers who enrol for all six workshops. The discounted rate for the six workshops is $350 + GST per teacher.

To enrol for these workshops, please follow the link here.

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