Please come along to our end of year night for conviviality and a quiz.
This year we are meeting at Heaton Intermediate on Thursday November 24th at 6pm.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 22nd.
Professional development day, Term 3
Join us on Friday 26 August to RESET, RECHARGE & REIMAGINE.
We are excited to present a programme of inspiring presentations, offering insight and perspective that will help to shape the future of your Library Services.
We are especially proud to be able to bring to you Anton Matthews from Hustle Education to talk about Honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi in our school libraries, and Mandy Henk from Toatoha - A Bit Sus, currently helping organisations navigate the increasingly challenging digital landscape. This is an incredible opportunity to hear these two inspiring speakers and we are extremely excited to be able to bring them to you.
The day will also include the SLANZA AORAKI AGM starting @ 12.05pm (earlier than previously advertised). Please note whilst there is a charge to attend the PD Day, there is no charge for SLANZA Members to attend the AGM.
Delicious morning tea and lunch provided.
Please complete the registration form below and then pay directly to:
Westpac 03 1705 0072607 00, please use your name as the reference
Registrations close on Wednesday 24 August 2022
We look forward to seeing you there.
Tracey Hull (on behalf of the AORAKI committee)
Hello to all our colleagues around the Aoraki Region
Your local SLANZA Committee is excited to offer one free SLANZA membership for the remainder of the 2022 School Year.
If you have been unable to join SLANZA this year, this is a wonderful opportunity for you to enjoy the benefits that the organisation offers to members, including attending the always exciting AORAKI SLANZA Professional Development Day as a member later this month and joining us for our Term 4 celebrations.
This membership gift will be awarded to an individual who can demonstrate genuine hardship (meaning that they have be unable to join SLANZA this year), and a genuine desire to become involved with the organisation. If you wish to apply for this Membership Gift, then please send an email outlining your situation to THL@stac.school.nz no later than Monday 15th August and this will be forwarded to the AORAKI SLANZA committee for consideration.
Please tale a look around the SLANZA website to find out more about what SLANZA is all about.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Your Aoraki SLANZA Committee
Last month we held our SLANZA Aoraki AGM at the St Thomas of Canterbury College Library. Many thanks to Wendy Marshall for the venue.
As was once famously said by the great Robbie Burns, "the best laid plans of mice and men gang aft a-gley" and our AGM was no exception! The wonderful Karen Healey was unable to attend as our speaker due to illness on the night and, despite the best efforts of the Committee, we were unable to secure another author at short notice. [It should be noted here that both Rachael King and Rachel Stedman were very willing but unable to step into the breach so we look forward to having them speak at another function in the future].
We were very happy to say that despite setbacks and with true Cantabrian spirit, we reached a quorum of members and ran a very successful meeting sharing relevant experiences of some of the members' recent professional development opportunities.
We farewelled with huge thanks two members of our Aoraki Committee: Janine Ramsay and Wendy Marshall. Both stepped down for personal reasons and we wish them all the best for the future. Thanks was also expressed to Karen Gardner for her role as Secretary to date as she is stepping aside from this commitment whilst still remaining on the Committee.
We also thanked our wonderful Acting Chairperson, Paula Eskett, who stepped into the leadership role this year to see us through to this AGM. We truly appreciate the passion and time you have put in on our behalf in this role. The position of Aoraki Chairperson has now been taken over by Saskia Hill, who will also act as Aoraki Regional Representative for SLANZA National Executive.
The Aoraki AGM meeting minutes can be found here. We look forward to an exciting 2013/2014 year in SLANZA.
Chairperson, SLANZA Aoraki