How well do you know your neighbourhood?
Our 2013 report cards give you up-to-date information on the state of Auckland’s freshwater, marine, air and terrestrial environments, as well as reporting on the region’s demographics and quality of life.
Auckland Council (and the former councils) has been collecting information about our people and the environment for more than 30 years.
While we aren’t able to monitor everything, everywhere, our extensive monitoring programmes allow us to build a picture of the state of Auckland – both environmentally and socially.
You can find out what’s happening in your neighbourhood, and the rest of Auckland, by reading the State of Auckland report cards. They are available to view online or download as a PDF.
View State of Auckland report cards online
TOUR TIME – is different from the usual school group Tour Operators, because we take care of everything.
Contact us and we can arrange your whole field trip/tour in New Zealand or worldwide from start to finish. Tour Time will spark imaginations and engage your students with the real world like never before. We’ll design the itinerary – with your input of course, take care of airfares, accommodation, meals, experiences, leisure time activities AND learning outcomes will be met. All students will be engaged and inspired like never before. Within New Zealand we also own and operate our own fleet of luxury coaches (NZ), we’ll even drive and manage your tour ourselves.
“YOUR ONE STOP TOUR SHOP” – You deal with one Company only and we’re on hand 24/7.”
We individually design every field trip/tour so you can make the most of the unique one-off opportunities that always seem to materialise when Tour Time is around. Because we’re involved every step of the way, we offer unparalleled flexibility. If you see something you would like to explore further, we can stay a little longer, if you want to move on, we can skip ahead.
There’s plenty of opportunity for spontaneity – and time to take advantage of unique opportunities that crop up along the way. Of course we have an itinerary and a schedule, but at the end of the day, it’s your field trip/tour, and your experiences will be like never before.
Contact: email@example.com www.tourtime.co.nz
Attend this fun filled course whose aim is to share different things that are happening in Geography classrooms and departments across the region.
The course will have a series of workshops on the following:
Plan for the day
9-10am Part One: Different courses and programmes
· Different courses and programmes
· Guerilla Geography
10-11am Part Two: Assessments and ways of assessing
- Using seminars
- Newspapers and magazine articles
- Creating websites using Weebly and Wix
- Different assessment methods for various tasks within an assessment
11.30-12.30pm Part Three: Fieldtrips
- Queenstown/Waiheke/North Head
- QR code/Perception of connection
- Harbour cruise – looking at spatial/temporal patterns
1.30-2.30pm Part Four: Fun activities to involve in fieldtrips/the classroom
- Video activities
- Using google docs
- Video/Soc show
- Current events – bringing Geog into Junior Social Science
- Geoguessr /Geosetter/Geocaching
VENUE: Kohia Teachers Centre, Epsom Ave
TIME: 9.00am for a 9.15am start to 3.30pm.
COST: $40 per person – Includes morning tea and lunch
Registration form here: Doing things differently
This workshop is for Geography Scholarship Students
Students must be accompanied by a teacher
(with focus on planning and writing essays using the resources)
Hosted by AGTA, School of Environment and NZGS
Wednesday 23rd October
4.00pm – 6.00pm
Old Government House Lecture Theatre
RSVP to Jane Foster – by Tuesday 22 October
(This is important to ensure we have enough resources printed)
Westlake Boys High School – Congratulations on winning the 2013 competition.
The finalists included:
Botany Downs Secondary College – 2nd
Lynfield College – 3rd
Kingsway – 4th
It was a wonderful night – and a fun time for all.
Thanks so much to Sarah Bryson for her super organisation and to the AGTA committee and the supporting teachers. We all appreciate it!
AGTA SCore sheet
It’s this Tuesday night!
28 teams entered and all systems are go.
Will Botany Downs Secondary College hold the trophy again or will another school blast in and win……???
Hope you all have fun!!
We have now added a set of exams for each year level for your school exams later this term. Geography 1.1 and 1.2; 2.1 and 2.3; and 3.1 and 3.2.
Look for these under the Exams menu tab.
Thanks so much to the writers of these exams and to the moderator of the exams.
I know that I will be using these for our mock exams. 🙂
The Board of Geography teachers have put together an interesting set of resources for you to use in your classes in Geography Awareness Week. Click here for ideas
What else might you do?
We will be having cakes decorated like a representation of natural features and we are looking at migration in China so we are having a Chinese takeaway lunch. Will also have a quiz for the teachers.
Have fun out there with your students!