Book Winners, December 6th, 2010

The lucky winners of the book draw were:

Existing member: Sharyn Meffin – Howick College, Auckland
New Member: Chris Homer – Bayfield High School, Dunedin

Congratulations, and we hope you enjoy some holiday reading on us!!



While the NZHTA Executive was in Dunedin the decision was made at AGM’s in 2009 and 2010 to produce some more posters for schools, advertising history. These are now  in their final stages and about to go to the printers, proofs of the seven posters can be found here.


Remember, Remember 5th November

Parihaka: A Commemoration
1pm, Friday 5th November,
Christchurch Anglican Cathedral
Guest Speaker: Sir Paul Reeves

129 years ago the village of Parihaka in Taranaki, peacefully protested the forceful seizure of their land. Parihaka’s leaders Te Whiti o Rongomai and Tohu Kakahi were jailed without trial at Addington Prison. Hundreds of others from Parihaka were also jailed throughout the South Island. We gather to celebrate their actions, to hear the story retold and remember.

The event will be attended by a group of children and elders from the Taranaki village of Parihaka. They will be performing waiata, poi and rope-skipping before and during the event: to evoke the spirit of non-violent resistance which colonial troops encountered in 1881 when the village was invaded.

You are cordially invited to attend this event. For more information please contact: Rob  Ritchie


OHTA Newsletter

The latest newsletter has been emailed out teachers that are on our listserv. If you did not receive a copy and wish to in future please contact us so we can add you to our database. If you do not wish to receive a newsletter then please let us know as well. Copies will also be placed on the site under the News tab. We aim to have a bumper Christmas one out before the end of the term…..


Vietnam Trip
 Do you teach Vietnam at Year 12? Are you thinking about teaching it at other year levels?

If so then you might be interested in going on the Teacher’s familiarisation trip to Vietnam being run in September this year. This trip includes the Cuchi  Tunnels as previous trips feedback asked for this to be included. The cost to go on one of these trips is about $3300.

Vietnam Teachers Trip Itinery Sept 2010

Contact Steve


Curriculum Guide
More work has been done on the History Curriculum Guide, and it is hoped that this will be available for people to access online soon. A draft version of this is available by clicking here: History Curriculum Guide.


Level 2 Consultation

The Level 2 History Standards are up on the TKI site for you to start reading through and jotting down ideas for your submission to the Standards Writing Group. This will be called for in August/September and it is VERY important that you have a say. The SWG reads through these very carefully and considers all feedback.

Level 2 History Standards

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