This is the beginning of a GrowingNZ directory of primary sectors-related resources for teachers.
We invite teachers and careers advisers to select an activity to get involved in and get an insight into the opportunities that exist for young people in the primary sectors.
The programme is designed to introduce year 10 science, technology and commerce students to the primary sectors and to apply their skills and talents to solve real-life challenges faced by our sector. Working in teams of four with industry experts on hand to give advice, students plan and create a prototype which is judged by a panel of experts – all in a single day!
There is also Teacher Led Resource - where teachers use the step by step lesson guides in class to take the students through the same process.
Young Enterprise Trust, on behalf of GrowingNZ, sponsored by DairyNZ & Beef + Lamb New Zealand
To get further information vist youngenterprise.org.nz/find-resources/growingnz-innovation-challenge/
This is a work experience programme that is designed to meet the needs and interests of students, schools and employers. It offers the opportunity for students to experience work settings in a manner that is manageable for schools and businesses. It is based on a carefully researched programme structure. This format was developed and is being used with success in the United Kingdom and Australia. It has been piloted in New Zealand and is ready to go.
See the Work Inspiration website
Futureintech Primary Industries Ambassadors are available to visit primary and secondary schools. They are early-career professionals working in the primary industries who can talk about their career experience in a relatable way that is useful for teaching and learning. They may include a hands-on activity. There is no fee.
The Institute of Professional Engineers of New Zealand (IPENZ). The Ministry for Primary Industries helps fund the Ambassadors programme.
Teacher home page - for online booking
“Thanks for an excellent day out.” “Thanks for showing me the career options available to my students and how accessible they are.” Teacher feedback, Wellington, November 2015
Hands-on challenge days are organised around the country for Year 12 high school students. Each challenge (with prizes up for grabs) gives students a taste of the wide range of career opportunites available to them in our innovative primary sectors. Students get the chance to connect with professionals and young people already involved in our primary secogtrs, as a way to explore the direction they'd like to head in after finishing secondary school.
Funded by DairyNZ and Beef + Lamb NZ.
New Zealand Young Farmers
Lincoln University and DairyNZ
North Island Schools
Susan Stokes, DairyNZ - Industry Education Facilitator firstname.lastname@example.org
South Island Schools
Jaime Thomson, Lincoln University Student Liaison Manager, Jaime.email@example.com
GrowingNZ (Primary Industry Capability Alliance), working with its members
firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 027 4577 531
email@example.com or phone 0800 10 60 10
www.telford.ac.nz or phone 0800 835 367
Paul Bau, School Liaison Manager, Primary ITO
Funded by the Ministry of Education.
Taratahi, Wairarapa: www.taratahi.ac.nz
Primary ITO: www.primaryito.ac.nz
National Trades Academy in Christchurch: www.nta.co.nz
Hokonui Trade Academy
- offering days at Telford, Balclutha, www.telford.ac.nz
or phone 0800 835 367
The Wairarapa campus taster costs $100 for four days. Regional tasters are free.
Telford – a division of Lincoln University, Balclutha
For information and application forms see www.telford.ac.nz or ph 0800 835 367
The Camps are held on three dates in the second half of the year and cost $90 for four days (including accommodation, meals and airport transfers).
The Wool in Schools project aims to help you understand wool’s place in our lives, and how and why it is part of our future. We have identified or developed resources that support New Zealand curriculum teaching of year 7 and 8 students. These have a range of applications, including Science, Technology, Mathematics and Economics, History, English and Art, for you to tailor to your needs. You could even create a full-on fibre factory, from Fibre to Finished Product, complete with marketing campaign.
Our Woolly Blog for teachers includes syllabus ideas, experiments, activities and scenarios shared by teachers around the country. It’s where you can find out how wool is capturing the attention of children.
Wool in Schools NZ
Find out more at www.woolinschools.nz
MPI has developed Te Ao Tūroa to raise the profile of the primary industries in schools and help address future capabilities and skills requirements. The resource looks at how our primary industries are supported by 3 key interrelated systems – animal welfare, biosecurity and food.
The resource is designed with local communities, environments and industries in mind and includes a selection of learning activities, so you can choose those that best relate to your community.
The learning experiences are contextualised into one or more of the key interrelated systems – animal welfare, biosecurity, and food.
The Ministry for Primary Industries
Find out more at www.mpi.govt.nz/news-and-resources/teacher-resources/te-ao-turoa/
NZ Young Farmers with support from CORE Education and funding from the Red Meat Profit Partnership have developed this resource to support teachers and students to learn more about our land based industries.
To put the agriculture sector on the radar of secondary students, and promote careers in the sector, sheep and beef examples have been matched to general curriculum subjects, such as English Maths and Science.
Young Farmers NZ, with funding from the Red Meat Profit Partnership
For more info visit www.agrication.co.nz