February 28, 2017

Liam and Frankie Davison Award for outstanding achievement in literary writing on an issue in women’s health

From: RANZCOG Foundation Coordinator

Dear Sir/Madam

On behalf of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG), it is with pleasure that I attach information regarding the 2017 Liam and Frankie Davison Award for outstanding achievement in literary writing on an issue in women’s health.

The award is open to students resident in Australia or New Zealand who are in their final three years of secondary school. The deadline for receipt of applications is 30 April 2017.

I would be most grateful if you could disseminate this information as appropriate.

Should you, or any members of your staff, have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards

Jennifer Keating

RANZCOG Foundation Coordinator

(Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays)

Please note the College will close on Friday 23 December 2016 and re-open on Wednesday 4 January 2017. Correspondence received after Friday 16 December may not be processed until the new year.

Wishing you and yours a very happy and safe holiday season.

RANZCOG, College House | 254 – 260 Albert Street | East Melbourne VIC 3002

t: +61 3 9412 2993 |   f: +61 3 9419 7817 e: jkeating@ranzcog.edu.au

Please read these links for more information:

LFD Award – Covering Ltr 2017

LFD Award_ A4 Flyer_2017

LFD Award_Supplementary Info_2017

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Needing help for your home schooling journey:

http://hef.org.nz/2011/needing-help-for-your-home-schooling-journey-2/

And

Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling:

Information on getting startedhttp://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/

and

Information on getting an exemptionhttp://hef.org.nz/exemptions/

This link is motivational:http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-what-is-it-all-about/

Exemption Form online:http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-exemption-form-now-online/

Coming Events:http://hef.org.nz/2013/some-coming-events-for-home-education-during-2013-2/

Beneficiaries: http://hef.org.nz/2013/where-to-for-beneficiary-families-now-that-the-social-security-benefit-categories-and-work-focus-amendment-bill-has-passed-its-third-reading

 

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Exciting news from Canterbury University for Home Educators

Great news from Canterbury University
Home-school Student Award
Hi,

 I’d like to bring to your attention some recent work we have been doing at the University of Canterbury clarifying progression to university for home-school students. There are several pathways for home-school students to gain admission to UC for degree level study, which are outlined on a new web page we have created. Also for the first time UC Arts is offering a College Award especially for home-school students, which is tied to one of those pathways.

 UC Arts is offering home-schooled students the opportunity to receive a College Award of $3000 towards fees in their first year of full time study in a BA, MusB, or BFA.

 Please contact us if you would like to discuss ways that we can promote this offer to home-school students through your networks, or if you have questions about the College Award or the STAR programme.

For any enquiries about Special Admission or the STAR Programme please contact:
Franka Menzies, Academic Processes Co-ordinator 
franka.menzies@canterbury.ac.nz

For any enquiries about the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Music or the UC Arts Home-School College Awards contact:
College of Arts Student Advisors 
artsdegreeadvice@canterbury.ac.nz

 Regards

Tim Winfield
Marketing and Outreach Coordinator
College of Arts, University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
Tel: +64 3 364 2987 ext 6756, Room 409, Karl Popper Building (view map)
www.arts.canterbury.ac.nz FollowUC Arts:

 

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Please share this information with other home educators and home education groups you are in

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Needing help for your home schooling journey: http://hef.org.nz/2011/needing-help-for-your-home-schooling-journey-2/

And

Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling:

Information on getting startedhttp://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/

and

Information on getting an exemptionhttp://hef.org.nz/exemptions/

This link is motivational: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-what-is-it-all-about/

Exemption Form online: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-exemption-form-now-online/

Coming Events: http://hef.org.nz/2013/some-coming-events-for-home-education-during-2013-2/

Beneficiaries: http://hef.org.nz/2013/where-to-for-beneficiary-families-now-that-the-social-security-benefit-categories-and-work-focus-amendment-bill-has-passed-its-third-reading

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SGCNZ University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festivals and Competitions

A message from Wendy and Sharon

Dear Homeschoolers interested in SGCNZ University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festivals and Competitions (SGCNZ UOSWSF) ,

SGCNZ have appointed liaisons for homeschooling Shakespeare students around New Zealand to answer questions, provide information on SGCNZ events and competitions and collate a database of all homeschool entries to the festivals.

To minimize the volume of inquiries direct to SGCNZ’s director, Dawn, regarding the festivals, please direct all queries to the following people.

*North Island except Wellington Region*

Wendy Crummer

mandwcrummer@clear.net.nz

Tel: 09 2793737

Mob:  021 02374886

*Wellington Region and South Island*

Sharon Callaghan

sharon.callaghan.nz@gmail.com

Tel: 04 234 7898

Mob: 0273 090 681

Please also remember not to contact the University directly as the Festivals are organized by SGCNZ.

Regional festivals commence late March and are completed by the end of April

2015. Regional festival dates can be found at www.sgcnz.org.nz

To register you need to complete two steps:

1. Send your information as follows to the liason for your region (contacts above)

2. Register online, including becoming a Friend of SGCNZ (see below under COSTS)

If you would like assistance with either step, contact Sharon or Wendy and we will be glad to assist.

Step 1. To collate a database of Homeschool entries, details of each Homeschool cluster group entry need to be sent to the above liaisons.

The seven pieces of information that you will need to provide to the liaisons is as follows;

1. Homeschool cluster name (this can be a unique name)

2. Homeschool city/town

3. Region of the Festival you are entering

4. Name of your Group’s organizer/Contact

5. Contact phone numbers – landline and mobile

6. Postal Address for the Database so that the hard copies can be sent to you

7. Email address

Step 2.

Online registrations are now open and close two weeks prior to regional festival dates.

You can edit your registration up to this date if necessary.

COSTS

SGCNZ charges no Entry Fee – the only financial requirement for your participation is payment of a Homeschool cluster SGCNZ Friends’ Subscription. This is a reduced fee of $70.00 per Homeschool cluster, and can be paid online.

You need to be paid up until 31 March 2016 to be eligible to participate. For  this fee you also receive four Newsletters per annum, event discounts and other information and opportunities.

Criteria and information  for the SGCNZ University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival  can be found at

www.sgcnz.org.nz along with information on many other great events.

Please make sure you read the criteria thoroughly, and if you have any questions, please contact either Sharon or Wendy.

Requesting a Mentor

Groups entering the festivals can request an alumnus of previous competitions to mentor their group.

Whether or not your secondary age students have been involved in Shakespeare before or not, the Festivals are a fabulous and exciting ongoing opportunity.

Groups for the 2015 Festivals have already been formed by Wellington and Auckland clusters.

We welcome you to the SGCNZ and are very happy to assist with any questions you may have.

Kind regards

Wendy and Sharon

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Updated 1 October 2014:  Three years on (Craig Smith’s Health) page 7 click here

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Needing help for your home schooling journey:

http://hef.org.nz/2011/needing-help-for-your-home-schooling-journey-2/

And

Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling:

Information on getting startedhttp://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/

and

Information on getting an exemptionhttp://hef.org.nz/exemptions/

This link is motivational: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-what-is-it-all-about/

Exemption Form online: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-exemption-form-now-online/

Coming Events: http://hef.org.nz/2013/some-coming-events-for-home-education-during-2013-2/

Beneficiaries: http://hef.org.nz/2013/where-to-for-beneficiary-families-now-that-the-social-security-benefit-categories-and-work-focus-amendment-bill-has-passed-its-third-reading

Red Tape Cluster Buster Meetings and the Scoping Survey: http://hef.org.nz/2014/next-steps-deadline-8-december-2014/

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International History Bee and Bowl

The International History Bee and Bowl (IHBB) is an organization that runs history quiz tournaments for primary and secondary school students throughout the world in over 20 Countries. Home educators are welcome to compete (at the same cost as State Schools) in their tournaments. They can compete in teams from their home education support group or on their own.

This month, IHBB will be holding tournaments in New Zealand for the first time. Their Christchurch and Hamilton tournaments will take place on 13 September, while our Auckland and Wellington tournaments will be held on 14 September. The top 50% of teams and individual students will then get the chance to represent New Zealand at the inaugural International History Olympiad, which will take place in the USA in July 2015

Email received from Nolween Madden:
My name is Nolwenn Madden, and I am the Executive Director of The International History Bee and Bowl. IHBB is an organization that runs history quiz tournaments for primary and secondary school students throughout the world in over 20 countries; see www.ihbbglobal.com for our international homepage. Homeschoolers are welcome to compete in our tournaments. They can compete in teams from their homeschool association or on their own.
Our questions draw on both historical knowledge and critical thinking skills, and students use a buzzer system to answer them, so it’s almost a bit like being on a TV quiz show. The Bee is for individual students, while the Bowl is for teams of up to six students.
This month, IHBB will be holding tournaments in New Zealand for the first time. Our Christchurch and Hamilton tournaments will take place on 13 September, while our Auckland and Wellington tournaments will be held on 14 September. The top 50% of teams and individual students will then get the chance to represent New Zealand at the inaugural International History Olympiad, which will take place in the USA in July 2015 (see historyolympiad.com for more).
You can find more information, including sample quiz questions, game rules, a study guide and more about the International History Bee and Bowl on our New Zealand homepage at www.ihbbnewzealand.com. I can also put you in touch with some of the attending homeschoolers from our past tournaments in other countries if you would be interested to hear their thoughts. If you are ready to register officially, please just visit: http://ihbbnewzealand.com/register/regionals-registration/
Please let me know if your kids are interested or if you have any questions. Thanks for your time, and I hope that you will be interested in this new opportunity for your homeschoolers.
Sincerely yours,
Nolwenn Madden

International History Bee and Bowl

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From the Smiths:

http://hef.org.nz/2011/craig-smith-26-january-1951-to-30-september-2011/

Updated 22 April 2014:  Two years on (Craig Smith’s Health) page 7 click here

*****

Needing help for your home schooling journey:

http://hef.org.nz/2011/needing-help-for-your-home-schooling-journey-2/

And

Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling:

Information on getting startedhttp://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/

and

Information on getting an exemptionhttp://hef.org.nz/exemptions/

This link is motivational: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-what-is-it-all-about/

Exemption Form online: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-exemption-form-now-online/

Coming Events: http://hef.org.nz/2013/some-coming-events-for-home-education-during-2013-2/

Beneficiaries: http://hef.org.nz/2013/where-to-for-beneficiary-families-now-that-the-social-security-benefit-categories-and-work-focus-amendment-bill-has-passed-its-third-reading/

 

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Homeschool Essay Contest: The Most Inventive Wins!

HSLDA's PHOTO CONTEST

Kick off your school year with HSLDA’s 13th annual essay contest! Offering cash prizes upwards of $200, this contest is open to all homeschooled students ages 719 and runs through November 1, 2014. Our themes for this year’s contest focus on inventions.

View Contest Info & Guidelines

Our world has been shaped by the inventions of the past, with inventors improving and building on the ideas of previous generations. Every item we use—from the toothbrush to the smartphone—was invented by someone using his or her God-given creativity and intellect to do something!

Category 1 (ages 7–10): God has given humanity great creativity, and so many amazing things have already been invented. But there is still so much room for ingenuity! If you were to invent something that has not yet been invented, what would it be, what would it do, and why would you choose to invent it?

Category 2 (ages 11–14): Let’s say you are stranded on a desert island, alone, where there is no electricity, no cell tower signal, nor any other sign of civilization. You have a stockpile of food and help is on its way—in a couple months—but in the meantime you must survive. What three existing inventions would you want to find washed up on the shore of the island with you and why?

Category 3 (ages 15–19): Though created with good intentions, to do something good, some inventions have had unintended negative consequences. They’ve solved one problem but created other problems—sometimes worse than the first. Choose one such invention and discuss its positive and negative impacts. Be sure to address whether or not the benefits from the invention outweigh its negative impact.

Each student is invited to enter up to two essays relating to the theme for his or her age category.

To get a sense of what to look for or avoid when writing an essay, you can view the judges’ comments from previous contests or read the winning essays from previous years!

Guidelines and entry forms can be found on our website, as well as information about our other annual contests: art, poetry, and photo.

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From the Smiths:

http://hef.org.nz/2011/craig-smith-26-january-1951-to-30-september-2011/

Updated 22 April 2014:  Two years on (Craig Smith’s Health) page 7 click here

*****

Needing help for your home schooling journey:

http://hef.org.nz/2011/needing-help-for-your-home-schooling-journey-2/

And

Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling:

Information on getting startedhttp://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/

and

Information on getting an exemptionhttp://hef.org.nz/exemptions/

This link is motivational: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-what-is-it-all-about/

Exemption Form online: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-exemption-form-now-online/

Coming Events: http://hef.org.nz/2013/some-coming-events-for-home-education-during-2013-2/

Beneficiaries: http://hef.org.nz/2013/where-to-for-beneficiary-families-now-that-the-social-security-benefit-categories-and-work-focus-amendment-bill-has-passed-its-third-reading/

 

 


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