Annual General Meeting….

Date: Thursday, 14 March at 4.30pm

Venue: St. Cuthbert’s College

Agenda:

  1. Apologies
  2. Minutes of the 2018 AGM
  3. Chairperson’s Report
  4. Treasurer’s Report
  5. Ratification of Subscriptions
  6. Election of Officers
  7. A.O.B

Nominations are called for, for the officers and committee for 2019.  These must include the name of the nominee, nominator and seconder.  Nominations should be emailed to this email address no later than 9am on Wednesday 6 March 2019.

Please note – we are looking for more committee members and a chairperson.

 Please note parking will be available in the underground car park on Market Rd.

AGM Minutes 2018

Are you ready for the new year?

Please let us know what you need for the new year and we’ll see if we can find/supply them.

It might be a new idea for assessment. A different or new field trip destination. A booklist. A way to teach a topic or a plan outline.

We are all here to help each other – let’s make 2019 the best ever.

Assessment specifications for 2019 are up on NZQA website

 

Level 1

https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/ncea/subjects/assessment-specifications/geography-l1/

 

Level 2

https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/ncea/subjects/assessment-specifications/geography-l2/

Note: Candidates are expected to be familiar with the Human Development Index (HDI).

 

Level 3

https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/ncea/subjects/assessment-specifications/geography-l3/

 

Scholarship Geography

https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/awards/new-zealand-scholarship/scholarship-subjects/scholarship-geography/

In 2019, the examination questions and resource booklet will focus on the significance of geographic location in a global context.

Any idea what this might look like?

 

 

End of Year course

We had a great end of year course on Friday 30 November at Kohia Teachers Centre

Around 90 people attended and it was a busy day with lots of chatter and discussion on all things geographical.

We had three wonderful guest speakers:

Rebekah White, Editor of NZ Geographic

www.nzgeo.com

 

Fraser Morgan, speaking about his research in Antarctica and how we could include the Antartica in our geography classrooms, and

Andrew Douglas-Clifford, a GIS analyst, hobby cartographer and creator of the Te Reo map.

https://www.andrewdc.co.nz/

Thank-you to all our guests – they were interesting, enthusiastic and inspiring.

Thanks to all the AGTA committee who worked hard to ensure the day was a wonderful success.