CSTA 'Fellowship' Dinner.

This popular, annual event gives  an opportunity for teachers, who have recently held Royal Society Teaching Fellowships',  to contribute to the PD of their colleagues.

The format is that of an excellent meal with short, informative 'after dinner' presentations from the following 2017 fellows.


  • Dave Macdonald (Cashmere HS)
  • Carl Johnston (Burnside HS)
  • Sabina Cleary (University of Canterbury)
  • Helen Boothby (Hornby HS)


Date: Tuesday 24 October  2017

Time: 6.30pm on.

Venue: Visions Resturant, ARA

RSVP:  Here ... by Friday 20 October please.

The Oceans of Tomorrow, Teacher Workshop.


The staff of Rangi Ruru Girls School invites fellow  teachers of the sciences,  to attend a practical workshop on the significance and consequences of Ocean Acidification .


Date: Monday 27 November 2017

Time: 1.30 - 3.30pm

Venue: Rangi Ruru Girls School, Christchurch.

Format: A  workshop of practical activities run by Steve Cutler, who is an  Educator at University of Otago's Marine Studies Centre in Portobello.

RSVP: marine-studies@otago.ac.nz  or telephone 03 479 5826

HOD Day.

Wednesday 22 November.


To be held in association with the University of Canterbury.


Watch this space for details

New CSTA Website  ... but why  ?

Over the past decade a 'once per term' newsletter has been emailed to those on our database. This newsletter relied heavily on the CSTA's website, but the converse was not so ... making aspects of the newsletters redundant.


After much discussion,  a survey of members was undertaken, to check the effectiveness of CSTA's communications.

 transpired many of you also preferred :

  • smaller, frequent snippets of information
  • regular reminders of events and resources
  • to use mobile rather than desktop devices
  • easier navigation on touch sensitive screens
  • more subject and level specific information


Consequently this website has been completely rebuilt in an economical, yet mobile friendly format ... while retaining the opportunity of frequent updating.

This is why the 'newsletter per term'  currently seems unnecessary.

Donald Reid

pp Committee

v.Beta  08 Oct 2017

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