May 04

Welcome to Term 2

Hope that you all had an awesome holiday. It was such a long term and I am sure you are all looking forward to a much shorter but perhaps busier one.

The AGTA have a lot planned in Term 2 – courses, scholarship workshops for students and teachers and of course resources. We are adding things to the website all the time so check in regularly to see what is new.  Also, join our Facebook page (new links and ideas are added almost daily) and follow us on Twitter for new ideas (@AucklandGeog).

Some of you will be field tripping this term; almost all of us will have internals by the truckload and we will have lots of wonderful things to do to engage our students.

Have a fun term!


Mary and the AGTA committee







Apr 16

External standards help from Jane Evans

Jane Evans has decided to put together a power point that goes through each external standard at each level and unpack them for the common errors. She will take this power point around cluster groups in the region so we all can discuss it as well as sharing other useful information in geography.

The dates already arranged are as follows:

 Out of Auckland

Date Cluster Group School Contact Time
Monday May 12th Waikato Sacred Heart, Hamilton Brian Kendrick 1.30 to 4pm
Tuesday May 13th Bay of Plenty Tauranga Girls Pam Jones 1.30 to 4pm
Wednesday May 14th Rotorua Rotorua Lakes High School Stephanie Beaumont Gill 1.30 to 4pm
Monday May 19th Gisborne Gisborne Girls Mike Tallott 1.30 to 4pm
Tuesday May 20th Hawkes Bay Napier boys Kane Boulton 1.30 to 4pm
Tuesday May 27th Whangarei Whangarei Girl’s Denise Potter 1.45 to 4.15pm


In Auckland

Date Cluster Group School Contact Time
Thursday May 15th West Avondale Liz Knight 4pm to 5.30pm
Thursday May 22 East Pakuranga Sarah Bryson 4pm to 5.30pm
Wednesday May 28th North Rangitoto Sarah Kemble 4pm to 5.30pm
Wednesday June 4th South Manurewa Andrea Bossenger 4pm to 5.30pm
Thursday June 5th Central Auckland Girl’s Jacinda Andrews 4pm to 5.30pm


Apr 15

Look where we have had visitors from…

The map below shows all the places where visitors to our website have come from.

We have had 3738 individuals (no repeat visitors) which is awesome. I wonder whether we could use this in our teaching – discussing the ideas of lack of technology; lack of interest and so on.

The average visitor stays 4 minutes and members of AGTA stay longer.

Visitors have ocme from all these places

Mar 25

Scholarship resources

For those of you who are doing scholarship geography this year – Anna Wilson at Wellington East Girl’s has set up a google doc for teachers to upload and use resources connected to this years theme around urbanization. Do take advantage of this as it is a great way for the geography community to come together and share rather than us all reinventing the wheel!

Thanks Anna for doing this for us all.



Mar 25

Join AGTA in 2014



Register your school or yourself here for information in 2014 and access to the website. Access to the website will be closed to non-financial members from the last day of term 1.

New members will get access to the website as payment is confirmed.

2014 MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTION AGTA – Word document for your accounts department.

Email us for further information or to send through ideas, resources, activities and information.