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Canterbury Region

Canterbury has a proud history of being an active and vibrant region of NZEALS.

The contact details of Christine Harris (President), Lisa Dillon-Roberts (Secretary) and Barry Brooker (Treasurer) are listed below along with the membership of the Canterbury executive.

We encourage other NZEALS members to consider being part of the executive. We are especially keen to strengthen representatives from the secondary sector.

The executive aims to run at least 3 or 4 key regional events each year to support NZEALS members. Non‑members are able to attend regional events for a fee.

In addition to running regional events the executive is focused on increasing the Canterbury membership of NZEALS in the ECE, Primary, Secondary and Tertiary sectors.

NZEALS Canterbury Emerging Leader Scholarship

The aim of this scholarship is to acknowledge and support the research, development of innovative ideas, or postgraduate study of emerging leaders in Canterbury early childhood centres, and primary, intermediate, secondary and area schools.

The scholarship is for $1,500. The successful applicant will receive $750 when the scholarship is awarded and a further $750 when NZEALS Canterbury receives the final written report.
Eligibility - Applicants must*:

  • be financial members of NZEALS (Canterbury Region) at the time of application and for the period of the award
  • live in Canterbury/Westland (see Scholarship details)
  • have a teaching component to their job in a school or early childhood centre at the time of application
  • be involved in leadership within their school or centre
  • be considered by senior colleagues to be current or emerging leaders
  • be able to show how their proposed study, development, and/or research will contribute to their personal/professional growth as an educational leader and to their institution and/or the wider educational community
  • not be receiving financial support from another award or scholarship for the period of the NZEALS Canterbury scholarship.

* applications for collaborative proposals from NZEALS Canterbury members will be accepted.

Applications close on 31st October each year, and details will be sent to all NZEALS Canterbury members.

Successful applicants will have 18 months to complete their study and/or research

For detailed information and an application form follow the links below:

Innovation in Education Grant for Teachers

  1. The aim of this grant is to acknowledge and support research, development of innovative teaching, learning and leadership ideas, or postgraduate study by teachers in Canterbury early childhood centres, and primary, intermediate, secondary and area schools.
  2. The grant is for $1,500. The successful applicant will receive $750 when the grant is awarded and a further $750 when NZEALS Canterbury receives the final written report.
  3. Eligibility - Applicants must:
    1. be financial members* of NZEALS (Canterbury Branch) at the time of application and for the period of the award
    2. live in Canterbury/Westland
    3. have a teaching component to their job in a school or early childhood centre at the time of application
    4. be involved in leadership within their school or centre
    5. be considered by colleagues to be contributing to innovation in teaching/learning
    6. be able to show how their proposed study, development, and/or research will contribute to their personal/professional growth as an educational innovator and to their institution and/or the wider educational community
    7. not be receiving financial support from another award or scholarship for the period of the NZEALS Canterbury scholarship.

      * being a financial member includes your school/centre being an institutional member or being nominated by a principal or head teacher who is a financial member.

  4. Applications will open on 1 September and close on 30 October 2019.
  5. Successful applicants will have 18 months to complete their study and/or research.
  6. Criteria for grant.
    1. Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria (3.1 – 3.7 above)

      Applicants must provide:

    2. a confidential referee’s statement from their principal, centre manager or other senior colleague confirming their current innovative activities and/or educational leadership potential
    3. a written application (see application form) including:
      1. confirmation of their personal membership of NZEALS, or their school’s / centre’s institutional membership of NZEALS, or their principal’s/head teacher’s membership of NZEALS
      2. a brief outline of their contribution to teaching/learning/innovation,
      3. an outline, including timeline, for the proposed study** and/or research,
      4. a statement of the personal/professional benefits of their proposed study and/or research,
      5. a statement of the benefits of their proposed study** and/or research to their institution and/or the wider educational community.
    4. Applications will also be considered in terms of:
      1. the likely contribution to national and/or local education goals and initiatives
      2. the innovative nature of the proposal.
  7. The successful applicant will:
    1. produce a written report at the completion of his/her study and
    2. provide a seminar for the Canterbury NZEALS branch.
  8. Applications will be considered by a subcommittee of three members of the NZEALS Canterbury Committee (including the President), whose decision will be final.

** ‘study’ is used in a broad sense and could include the development of an innovative school programme or teaching/learning resource, with a research base.

NZEALS membership

The Canterbury membership of NZEALS includes members from all educational sectors. In particular NZEALS facilitates contact and networking between the different education sectors. It often surprises members how much they have in common, and how much they can learn from each other.

If you would like to know about NZEALS in Canterbury please contact Christine Harris principal@thorrington.ac.nz or to join NZEALS click here.

Contacts

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Christine Harris

President
Lisa Dillon Roberts 150x150

Lisa Dillon-Roberts

Secretary
BarryBrooker 150x150

Dr Barry Brooker

Treasurer

Canterbury Region Events

Regional events to be announced soon.