Kristin School is a co-educational, non-denominational, independent school on Auckland’s North Shore. It provides education for more than 1800 students from Early Learning to Year 13, with dual pathways through NCEA and the International Baccalaureate programme. It has been operating for 49 years and was founded by parents who wanted an independent education for its children on the North Shore after St Anne’s closed in Takapuna in 1972. Originating in Campbell’s Bay, the School shifted to its current premises in Albany in 1978 and has grown significantly over this time to the impressive school it is today.
Kristin is seeking an archivist to maintain a robust archival system to honour and preserve the school’s heritage. Reporting to the Community Relations & Marketing Manager, this role is responsible for managing the school’s rich archival collection - working to implement existing systems and maintain materials that future-proof Kristin’s archives and make the School’s history available for the community to engage with and enjoy.
This role will initially be fixed term for 12 months, focussing initially on supporting the events leading up to the School’s 50th Jubilee Celebrations, however, may be extended further.
A varied and experienced panel of judges with a shared belief in the importance and power of books and reading in the lives of young New Zealanders has been appointed to judge entries in the 2023 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.
Associate professor in children’s literature at the University of Waikato Nicola Daly will convene the English language panel. She will be joined by Ōtepoti bookseller Daniel Buchanan, Kirikiriroa-based writer Feana Tu‘akoi, Wānaka school and public librarian Maia Bennett (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Pikiao, Ngāti Tūwharetoa), and award-winning author and illustrator Ruth Paul from Te Whanganui-a-Tara.
The panel judging the Wright Family Foundation Te Kura Pounamu Award for books written or translated into te reo Māori for 2023 will be convened by Ruki Tobin, the Kaihautū | Director Ratonga Māori at Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, National Library of New Zealand. Joining him this year is kaitiaki pukapuka Mihi Te Rina Henare from Tāmaki Makaurau, and Rotorua-based kaiako and translator Te Wairere Ngaia.
There are only five days left before the 2023 NZCYA awards’ first submission deadline of 13 December, for books published between 1 April 2022 and 30 November 2022. More details about how to enter can be found on our website.