Thanks to the generosity of Book Protection Products Ltd, SLANZA Otago is thrilled to be able to offer current Otago members the opportunity to apply for one of two grants which will cover the cost of their registration for the SLANZA 2015 conference in Christchurch this September.
The SLANZA Conference is the ultimate in professional development in the NZ school library world. As well as 3 days of amazing speakers and workshops, you will be inspired with new ideas and fresh approaches, all while enjoying the unique and incredibly valuable networking that comes from being surrounded by a fantastic group of like-minded colleagues. This quite simply is an opportunity that you can’t afford to miss out on.
If you wish to apply for one of the two SLANZA Otago Conference Grants please apply in writing, outlining your interest and the benefits you can foresee from attending. Priority will be given to current SLANZA Otago members who have not previously received a Conference Grant, and then to those whose schools are unable to cover the cost of conference registration. The successful grant recipients will be expected to give a short presentation (either in person or via a report of some kind) on their personal conference highlights at a SLANZA Otago event in Term 4.
The Conference Grants will cover the cost of conference registration only. It is hoped that the successful applicants will be supported by their schools to pay for their travel and accommodation costs.
Please send applications to the SLANZA Otago Committee, c/- Carole Gardiner (Secretary) at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 17th June 2015.
Successful applicants will be announced on or before 26th June 2015.
We look forward to receiving your applications soon and to seeing lots of you at Conference in Christchurch this September.
RE: SLANZA Otago Meeting
National Library Services to Schools Transformation Programme
John McGlashan College
Wednesday 18th February
Dear SLANZA Otago Members,
We would like to invite you to a special meeting for our SLANZA Otago membership to discuss the proposed changes to the National Library Services to Schools Transformation Programme. If you are unaware of these changes to the curriculum services from the National Library, attached is the information for schools or we invite you to go to the Services for Schools website at this link: http://ow.ly/IiPIy
We are hoping to have as special guest at the meeting, Geraldine Howell .Geraldine is the Director Literacy and Public Programmes for the National Library http://ow.ly/IiQ5j . We are very fortunate that Geraldine is willing to talk with our membership, answer questions and hear our concerns. As of 11/2 no reply has been received from Geraldine, but we hope we will hear from here before the meeting.
This meeting is for SLANZA members only (your 2014 membership is still current until the new round of registrations shortly) but if you would like to attend the meeting, you can register as a SLANZA member for 2015 at the meeting or go to our SLANZA website: http://www.slanza.org.nz/personal-membership.html
There are various initiatives from many branches of the education sector such as NZEI, New Zealand Principals Federation, LIANZA and many others who are working to make their concerns heard about this decision from the National Library but please do talk to your Principal and teaching staff about this so you can bring questions and concerns of their behalf.
If you are unable to attend this meeting, you are very welcome to register your concerns or send us your questions via email. Please send this to any one of the contacts listed below.
Could apologies please be sent to Greig at email@example.com
Hoping to see you at the meeting.
Your SLANZA Otago Committee
Contact for written questions if unable to attend the meeting:
Greig Daniels. Otago Region Representative to the SLANZA National Executive
Jan Simpson. Chairperson Otago Region firstname.lastname@example.org