CSTA HoD Day 2019

Due to a variety of circumstances , including new initiatives,  the CSTA has decided that its own HoD Day will not be held in 2019. Instead members are encouraged to attend the following , which has a very comparable theme and timing.




When: Tuesday, 12 November 2019.  8:00 AM – 6:00 PM


Venue: Engineering Core Lecture Theatres, University of Canterbury.


Register: bit.ly/UC-STEM-PD-day Closes Wednesday 6 November !


N.B:  If HODs would like a more informal catch-up, the CSTA Committee will be very happy to organise this.

To gauge need, please express your Interest in email to Jenna Wilson wjj@cashmere.school.nz.

Provisionally Certified Teachers Workshops 2019

The CSTA invites and encourages all PCT's to add the following to their diary.


Date: Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 November (Option of attending either or both days)

Venue: Cashmere High School.

Format: A series of practical workshops and presentations by experienced colleagues, which will cover all the science disciplines.

Limited attendance: First 30 registrations only.


More: Specific details will be forwarded as they come to hand, as well as appearing on your CSTA website  www.csta.school.nz


PCT'S Get Together. Week 1 Term 4.

Several times a year, a group of Provisionally Certified Teachers meet informally to chat, exchange ideas and  'network'.

The format of these informal. after-school, social events, is usually an hour or more at a central venue which  provides snacks and drinks.

The next Get Together for PCTs is timetabled for early Term 4.


Watch this space, and your email*  for further details.


*If you want to check we  have your correct PCT status and contact  details, simply contact me using your school email account: donald@csta.school.nz



CSTA Examination Feedback Requested.

The committee is particularly keen to receive feedback regards the mock examinations it prepares.


Image: Donald Reid

 CSTA Subscriptions 2019 ... has your school paid?

The committee is pleased to announce that subs' for 2019 remain as in 2018, meaning a decade of consistency has been achieved.


Membership status and subscriprtions can be found here or by using the button above.


NB: A current subscription is required for the use of any CSTA resources


1. The period for which the annual subscription applies is 1 January to 31 December  - something which requires the committee to set the fees each November, for the following year.

The purpose of a November decision is to allow members to know subscriptions costs  at the very start of the school year, and make payments at this time - rather than wait to the first committee meeting after the AGM. Pay your sub now.


2. Invoicing of schools (by email) for CSTA 2019 subscriptions is now underway. Consequently schools will receive an invoice in February.


The committee anticipates that the above will significantly assist schools and individuals to support the CSTA through their subscriptions, and allow the continuation of the professional sharing of science ideas, pedagogy and resources that are the ethos of this Incorporated Society.


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