There is still time to register for our Professional Development day, Neurodiversity: Including and empowering neurodiverse ākonga.
We are incredibly fortunate to have guest-speaker Chanelle Moriah, best-selling author of I am Autistic and This is ADHD with us on the day.
It will be hosted at Middleton Grange School by yours truly, in our recently refurbished Secondary Library. I will be sharing around some ways we are developing our services, collection, and physical environment to enhance accessibility for neurodiverse students, and there will also be time to peruse our Primary School Library!
RSVP by the 15th of August via the link below, or via email to Sally Brown: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tēnā koutou lovely SLANZA Aoraki members,
You are hereby invited to our Term 2 Lib Café and Buying event. This event will be a two-parter, all held at: The Hub - Hornby Mall next Tuesday, 23rd of May.
First, join us at Robert Harris from 4:30 for a cuppa and a chat. We will be discussing Library Management Systems, so ready your questions and/or top tips! Then, the buying shall commence at Paper Plus from 5:30.
A massive thank you to Simon at Paper Plus Hornby for hosting us and giving us discounts galore, including for personal buying:
25% off all books (excluding those already reduced)
25% off all gifts, toys, puzzles and games (excluding those already reduced)
25% off greeting cards and wrap
25% off stationery (excludes ink cartridges, toner, copy paper).
RSVP to Maree Silver email@example.com by Monday 22nd (that’s a week from today!) with whether you will attend one or both parts of the evening, for catering and booking purposes.
Due to some very sad circumstances involving COVID and the health of our BLBF hosts' family, we need to move this event from Hillmorton High School to Riccarton High School.
The Riccarton High School Library is the Joint Use Library at 71 Main South Road. You can park in the Library carpark at the front or back. Pop along early and enjoy a coffee at our lovely Library Cafe.
It is not too late to RSVP or send an apology for the AGM. Please send these to Sally firstname.lastname@example.org.
We'd love to see some new people on the committee, so if you'd like to volunteer, just let us know.
Your SLANZA Aoraki Committee
Come along to our Big Little Book Fair and meet some local independent booksellers. There will be stock for sale and some great discounts. If you are not a member you are still most welcome to attend. It will be a great time to catch up with colleagues and chat about how our year has started, if it is anything like us, it will be busy.
We will also hold our AGM. It is important that as many people as possible attend so we reach our quorum, and of course there will be a delicious afternoon tea.
RSVP and any apologies for the AGM to Maree (email@example.com). We'd love to see some new people on the committee, so if you'd like to volunteer, just let us know.
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