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Alan Parris, NZAMT Life Member

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Alan Parris, NZAMT Life Member, sadly passed away on Saturday 21 April 2018.

Alan played a huge part in the make up of NZAMT. He was on the executive for 25 years, was a Past President and played many other roles integral to the work NZAMT does. He was a Maths teacher for over 40 years and served the Mathematics Education society in many ways. He was also a huge lover of billiards and classic cars. He made a huge difference in so many lives not only in education, for he truly was about helping people in whatever way he could.

Alan Parris Lifetime Achievement Award

Alan Parris Linwood College Article

Alan Parris Member of the Order of New Zealand for Services to Maths Education

Alan will be sorely missed in his region of Canterbury, but also nationally and internationally. NZAMT wish to send their condolences to Liz and all of Alan's family on behalf of all members.

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Alan Rodney Parris (MNZM)

Upcoming Royal Society Te Apārangi National Lecture Series

Royal Society

Two upcoming National lecture series: Digital breaths: The benefits of bioengineering presented by Professor Merryn Tawhai from the University of Auckland and Ornamental to detrimental: The invasion of New Zealand by non-native plants presented by Professor Philip Hulme from Lincoln University.

Ornamental to detrimental: The invasion of New Zealand by non-native plants

Palmerston North | Palmerston North Central Library, Events Central - register for Palmerston North
7:30pm Wednesday 9 May

Napier | EIT, Lecture Theatre LTH1 - register for Napier
6pm Thursday 10 May

Christchurch | University of Canterbury, C2 Central Lecture Theatres - register for Christchurch
6:30pm Wednesday 16 May

Wellington | Royal Society Te Apārangi, Aronui Lecture Theatre - register for Wellington
6:30pm Wednesday 23 May

Nelson | Nelson Elim Christian Centre - register for Nelson
7:30pm Tuesday 5 June

Digital breaths: The benefits of bioengineering

Rotorua | Scion, Rimu Conference Room - register for Rotorua
6pm Tuesday 17 April

Hamilton | Waikato Museum, Lecture Theatre - register for Hamilton
5:30pm Wednesday 18 April

Auckland | Auckland Museum, Auditorium - register for Auckland 
6pm Tuesday 24 April
$10 General admission, $5 Members and Friends

Palmerston North | Palmerston North Central Library, Events Central - register for Palmerston North
7:30pm Tuesday 19 June

Napier | EIT, Lecture Theatre LTH1 - register for Napier
6pm Wednesday 20 June

Wellington | Royal Society Te Apārangi, Aronui Lecture Theatre - register for Wellington
12:15pm Thursday 21 June

Nelson | Nelson Elim Christian Centre - register for Nelson
7:30pm Tuesday 26 June

Christchurch | University of Otago Christchurch, Rolleston Lecture Theatre - register for Christchurch
6:30pm Wednesday 27 June

Dunedin | Otago Museum, Hutton Theatre - register for Dunedin
5:30pm Thursday 28 June

Wanaka | Wanaka Presbyterian Community Church Centre - register for Wanaka 
6pm Friday 29 June
$5 door charge

The Facebook event pages can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/RoyalSocietyNZ/events

FINAL CALL: Women's Leadership Scholarships

FINAL CALL: UP TO $8000 AVAILABLE FOR WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Women currently working in the education sector have a final opportunity to register their intereset ina scholarship worth up to $8000 to support participation in an accredited leadership development program.

Funding must be apportioned by early May and it is unsure when these grants will be available again. Find out more and register your interest by completing the Expression of Interest form here prior to 5pm on 27 April.

www.womenandleadership.co.nz/scholarships

NZQA Website Links

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Over the weekend some changes to the NZQA website were made, one of which was to increase the prominence of ‘NCEA’ on the main page and in the overall structure. Due to this change, all of the URLs to our currently published exemplars and clarifications are now different to what they were last week.

The first piece of advice for users should be to check that they are accessing the resources directly through our website http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/ncea/subjects/ and the relevant subject page, not via a bookmarked link. Old bookmarks and links will not work anymore.

Please note the link to NZQA from the Secondary Teaching Guide landing page is broken.

Neil Marshall

National Assessment Moderator – Mathematics & Statistics

Assessment & Moderation

Assessment Division

NZQA