Apr 12

School Strike for Climate Change 2018/19

Kia ora koutou,

Attached is a powerpoint with links and activities for a lesson on the recent School Strike for Climate Change. Might be useful for some of you who were hoping to do some teaching on it but did not get a chance. See here – School Strike for Climate. Please be in touch if the link doesn’t work!

Nga mihi, Hannah (woodh@selwyn.school.nz)

Mar 18

Geography and Planning Day for Year 12 and 13 students

Dr. Cadey Korson, a lecturer in Human Geography at Massey University, is hosting a Geography and Planning Day for Year 12 and 13 students at the Albany campus on Wednesday 22 May from 9:30am – 2:00pm. More information about the event can be found on the registration form, linked here: https://masseyuni.wufoo.com/forms/year-12-13-geography-and-planning-day-2019/ There will be a FREE lunch for teachers. Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any questions. Registration for the event will close on Monday April 22nd.





Mar 14


Thank You word cloud, business concept

Thank-you everyone for all your support and love of geography whilst I have been the chairperson of the AGTA these past few years. I have loved being involved with the AGTA but it is time for someone else to revitalize the team and take the committee and AGTA to new heights. 

I will still attend  AGTA committee meetings just giving others an opportunity to steer it in a different (better) direction).

Please find attached my chairperson’s report for the last year. The very best of wishes for 2019!

AGM report from the Chairperson copy

Congratulations to the new committee and to Aidan Daly, the new chairperson!

Mā te wā

Mary Robinson


Mar 10


Mrs Humanities – a social sciences teacher/blogger has just published this document on feedback and I thought it might be good for you to look at with your departments/faculties.

She is quite prolific as a blogger – you can read more from her HERE


Mar 07

Auckland Council Geography Careers Event: You should really bring your students to this event!!!!!

Nathan Heazlewood from the Auckland City Council has put together a really exciting programme for our Year 13 students on March 20th. the speaker list has expanded since my last email to you and includes not only:

Dr. Joseph Kerski who will be talking about the importance of geography

but also

US Consul General Katelyn Choe who will give a talk about the importance of understanding geography for work in international diplomacy.

Sarah Allerton- GIS Consultant at Eagle Technology. Sarah will talk about using GIS in New Zealand’s key primary industries, particularly forestry.


Georgia Edwards – Biology Information Graduate at Auckland Council.

Prajakta Niphadkar – Hydraulic Modeller at Aurecon

Alastair Grimson – Geospatial Specialist at Auckland Council

Nadine Tupp-Budding socio-ecologist at AUT

Sally Be – Senior GIS Analyst in Healthy Waters, Auckland Council

AC_SchoolsEvent Flyer

Joseph and these other speakers will  talk with students on

Wednesday 20th March from 1pm to 3.30pm at Auckland City Council HQ

 – floor 28 – the views are simply spectacular!

 Are you interested in attending? Are your students interested in attending?

We can accommodate up to 50 students for this exciting event.

 Click here to register