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ISNZ Member School Vacancies

Are you an ISNZ Member School and have current job vacancies? Send them to rochelle.quan@isnz.org.nz and we will put the advert on our website.

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NEW ZEALAND PRIVATE SCHOOLS TOP WORLD RANKINGS - PISA 2012

The New Zealand private schools sector has been ranked amongst the best in the world in the recently released Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2102 Report. Read more


 

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME 2014 

In 2014 the ISNZ Professional Development Programme will be designed to examine Educational Innovation


REVIEW OF ASPIRING LEADERS SEMINAR

AMORA HOTEL WELLINGTON FRIDAY 8 AUGUST

Challenging debate from an education academic, sage advice from an education recruiter and tell-it-like-it is presentations from established Heads/Principals defined the ISNZ Aspiring Leaders Seminar in Wellington recently.

The day was peppered with high-quality, shared discussion on issues ranging from:

  • student-centred leadership
  • pedagogical and transformational leadership
  • managing your profile as a prospective leadership candidate
  • dealing with ‘search calls’ from recruitment companies
  • the importance of self-awareness in the interview process
  • the importance of gaining external governance experience
  • dealing with feedback and appraisals as a Head/Principal
  • leadership style
  • student/parent/school conflict involving moral dilemmas

Presenters were:

Tom Webb, 2014 Associate at University of Auckland Centre for Educational Leadership

Ian Taylor, Director, Search and Organisational Performance practice leader at Sheffield

Graeme Yule, Headmaster/CEO of Scots College

Sandra Hastie, Head of Primary/Principal, Saint Kentigern Girls’ School

Heather McRae, Principal, Diocesan School for Girls

For those who were unable to attend this year’s Aspiring Leaders Seminar, all speaker presentations are available on our members-only portal on the ISNZ website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

News

04/08/2014

January 2013, St Mark’s Church School in Wellington became the first International Baccalaureate (IB) school in the world to implement Storypark. Since then, a growing number of IB schools in New Zealand, Australia and Japan have adopted Storypark - a new online platform that improves learning outcomes for children.

15/07/2014

Queen Margaret College had yet another successful year at the Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival starting with two student directed pieces, Macbeth and Much Ado About Nothing selected for Nationals. From this the students went on to participate in Nationals where both pieces were recognized for their efforts. Awards included:

15/07/2014

 

Congratulations to Charlotte Barber and Ilena Shadbolt who have been selected as two of four Junior LIVE Reporters!

The girls will be reporting on entertainment at Positively Wellington Venues.

02/07/2014

Hanseul Nam - Rangi Ruru Girls' School 

 

The first South Island school student in 25 years to represent New Zealand at the International Biology Olympiad leaves Christchurch tomorrow (Wednesday 2 July).

25/06/2014

 

Above (left): Ian Torrie
 

St Cuthbert’s College teacher Ian Torrie has been named one of the top teachers in New Zealand.

The Chemistry teacher was honoured at the National Excellence in Teaching Awards last month, where he was the only Auckland recipient of an ASG Excellence in Teaching Award for secondary education.