Nov 28

Effective Teaching in Geography course today

Thanks so much to all our presenters who made the course such a great one today – Heather Eccles (Ormiston), Steve Mouldey (HPSS), Dr Ian Hunter (, Pam Hook (, Richard Wells (   and Orewa College) and Linda Reubens (Orewa College).

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Here are the 90 or so teachers listening to Dr Ian Hunter talking about essay writing in geography – awesome suff!

Resources are available here:

Presentation by Richard Wells and Linda Reubens  – read it here 

Oct 30

Examinations season is here.

Best of luck to all your students for the upcoming examinations – hope they go well.

Dates for exams:

November 10 – Level Two Geography (pm) – DONE and DUSTED 

November 17 – Level One Geography (am) DONE

November 17 – Paper One (IB Geography) DONE

November 18 – Paper Two and Three (IB Geography) DONE

November 21 – Scholarship Geography (pm) DONE

The last of the scholarship geography resources are up – find them here

November 24 – Level Three Geography (am) DONE



Oct 24

Revision activities

It’s that time of year – how about try some of the revision activities that have been provided to us by various members. Some great ideas here for your students – to use now or for that Friday afternoon lesson next year when it all is a bit much.


Maybe some of these activities will help the students to read, review and recall in time for the examinations.

Oct 23

Scholarship workshops…

Thank-you very much to everyone involved in the preparation for the Scholarship Geography workshops – the last one was held last night.

Special mention must go to:

Jane Foster (Marist College) for co-ordinating it all with the School of Environment.

Dr Ann E Bartos from the School of Environment for co-ordinating it at the university’s end.

Jade Thomas (St Cuthberts College) for creating awesome resources.

Mel Wall, Francis Collins and Karen Fisher for going out of their way to present awesome lectures for our students.

and Steve Smith (Takapuna Grammar) for videoing all of the presentations.





Oct 12

Term 4 is finally here

The AGTA committee hope that this term is a successful one for you and your students!

Only a few weeks until the start of the external exams – hope that your students find the exams just to their liking and that they do well. Good luck with the revision programme.

We have two major events on this term:

Scholarship workshop – 22nd October (4pm-6pm) – at the University of Auckland, HSB 1.

Please register your interest  with the number of students coming. By the 21st would be good please

End of Year course – Friday November 28th at Hobsonville Point Secondary School – all day – 9am-4pm. More information to come later this week.


Have a wonderful term everyone.

Warm regards

Mary and the team






Oct 02

Revision Activities

Here are some ideas for revision activities for you to use in the classroom – hopefully they will help the students learn al the material for the upcoming examinations.

Ideas for revision activities AGTA

Also, you might want to look at the revision activities that Jane Evans has put up on the wiki

Good luck with the revision time with your students.