Aug 11

AGTA Practice Exams

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.   🙂



Aug 04

Geography awareness week

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!

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Jul 25

Maatangi Whenua Competition

Maatangi Whenua competition – get your entries in – due by the 31 July

2013 Maatangi Whenua entry form

Region Dates and location of competition
Auckland  North Shore:6.00pm – 9.00pm, Thursday 8 August, Westlake Girls High School


6.00pm – 9.00pm Monday 12 August, St Cuthbert’s College


We do not have a venue for Northland this year so teams will need to attend the North Shore round, unless something can be organised before the end of Term 2.

Waikato 4.30pm – 8.00pm Tuesday 13 August, John Paul College, Rotorua
Central Taranaki: 4.30 – 7.00pm Tuesday 13 August, New Plymouth GHSPalmerston North: 6.30 – 9.30pm Wednesday 7 August, Room 3.09, Geography Building, Massey University

Hawke’s Bay:

We do not have a venue for Hawkes Bay this year so teams will need to travel unless something can be organised before the end of Term 2

Wellington Wellington: 4.30pm Thursday 8 August, Upper Hutt CollegeNelson/Marlborough: 6.45pm Tuesday 6 August, Waimea College, Richmond, Nelson
Canterbury 5.00-9.00pm Thursday 8 August, The Undercroft @ University of Canterbury
Otago 2.00 – 4.30pm Thursday 8 August, Level 5 Geography Building, Otago University (follow the signposts)



Jul 12

Happy holidays everyone!

Have an excellent winter holiday everyone!

Enjoy the break and time with your family and friends. Teachers need the break to recharge their batteries.

Take time for yourself and enjoy the break.

Jul 05

Dates for your diaries….

Lots about to happen next term with the AGTA – note these dates in your diary now.

Course – Marking internals and externals using the 8 point marking system

Monday August 12th: 3.30pm to 5pm – Kohia 


~ Tuesday 20th August, St Cuthbert’s College

Scholarship workshops for students

~ Wednesday 28th August 4-6 pm Clock Tower Building Room 039.

~ Wednesday 23rd October 4-6pm Old Government House Lecture Theatre

Cluster meetings

8 August – Central cluster

29 August – North shore cluster

Course – New and exciting Geography programmes in schools

Wednesday November 27th for full day course: 9am to 3pm.  Kohia