In August 2016, New Zealand IBBY (The International Board on Books for Young People) is hosting the 35th IBBY International Congress to celebrate the multiplicity of language, literacy and literature in the world today.

The Ministry of Education has again subscribed to a range of quality e-resources as part of the EPIC consortium for the new subscription year (1 April 2015 – 31 March 2016) to make them available FREE to all New Zealand School staff and students. They have also increased the subscription to include the New Zealand Geographic Archive....

First World War inquiry guides (English medium) and resource packs (Māori medium) for teachers of years 1-13 are now available.

School libraries that provide an appealing social space will appeal to ALL of your students. Our learning spaces need to create a Tūrangawaewae - place where you belong for students. As the library should be the learning heart for our schools, then this principle is even more important in this space.

The Rugby World Cup has been played every 4 years since 1987. The 2015 Rugby World Cup, set to play in England and Wales, will be the 8th competition in the tournaments history. The following links provide a range of resources that explore the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

The Cook Islands are a group of 15 islands in the South Pacific Ocean. The islands range from mountainous high islands like Rarotonga, to low-lying atolls just a few metres above sea-level.

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Blogs

03 August 2015

Jill Eggleton, QSO, internationally recognised as a literacy consultant, teacher and author, has won Storylines’ top award, the Margaret Mahy Medal given annually for lifetime achievement and an outstanding contribution to New Zealand children’s literature and literacy.

03 August 2015

A gym, swimming pool and bouncy castle all featured when Riccarton High School Pasifika were asked to outline their ideal library facility at their 2015 talanoa.