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New Ministry of Education Evidence-Base For Suicide Prevention in Schools Released

In case you missed it, on the 21st of March 2013, the Ministry of Education launched a new document to support suicide prevention work in schools called  Updated evidence and guidance supporting suicide prevention activity in New Zealand SchoolsThis accompanies the Preventing and responding to suicide: Resource kit for schools (Ministry of Education, 2013) which is now ready to be distributed across NZ schools. The creation of the evidence-base update document was undertaken by Professor Sunny Collings to inform the revision of the school guidelines, as part of the suicide prevention research programme managed by Te Pou for the Ministry of Health.

pdficon_largeClick here to open and save a copy of Updated Evidence and Guidance Supporting Suicide Prevention Activity in New Zealand Schools 2003-2012

 

Funded New Zealand Sign Language Interpreters for Deaf Parents

The Ministry of Education is now funding New Zealand Sign Language Interpreters for Deaf parents so they can contribute and participate in their children’s core education activities while their children are attending primary and secondary school.

This service covers:

  • formal parent-teacher meetings
  • Individual Education Plan meetings
  • attendance at prize giving/special assemblies
  • attendance at any additional meetings with school staff where any aspect of a child’s education is being discussed
  • attendance at school enrolment meetings.

For information about the service go to: http://www.isign.co.nz/services/funding, or contact Carolyn Grace, phone 04 463 8953 or email carolyn.grace@minedu.govt.nz .

Settlement Support Workshops Auckland May 2012

Settlement Support NZ Auckland Central – Workshops

Please note that, all the below workshops are free of charge unless otherwise stated.

To register or for more information, please call 625 2440 or email reception@arms-mrc.org.nz

 9 May 2012

Wednesday

9.30am – 12.30pm

Immigration Law and Visa Requirements

(Facilitated by Immigration NZ)

Get up- to-date information on Immigration law and visa requirements.

Visitors, Residents, work and limited/interim visa application

Cancellation of visa

Appeal process and deportation

 14 May 2012

Monday

9.30am – 12.15pm

 New Zealand Education System

(Presented by

Ministry of Education)

 Learn  about:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Primary Education
  • Secondary Education

 17 May 2012

Thursday

9.30am – 12.30pm

 Budgeting & Personal Finance

(Facilitated by Salvation Army & New Zealand Financial Planning)

 

Learn About:

  • What and how to prepare a budget?
  • Plan for your retirement and financial security in your new life in NZ
  • Assess your financial resources – in the NZ context
  • How to protect your assets
  • Increase the value of your money through different forms of investment

 19 May 2012

Saturday

8.30am – 4.30pm

Auckland Orientation Bus Tour

  • ($5/person)
  • Criteria apply

(Guided by

Auckland Council)

 This is an opportunity for new migrants to tour Auckland to see where you can work live and play.

 31 May 2012

Thursday

9.00am – 4.00pm

Intercultural Awareness Communication

(For Service Providers)

(May charge a small fee for booklet – To be confirmed)

 

This programme is designed to enable participants to develop more awareness of their cultural characteristics and those of others so they can communicate more effectively across cultural boundaries. It focuses on using effective communication to build the kinds of relationships that will lead to effective workplace interactions.

Navigating the System Seminar: 14 Feb 2012

Do you want to know more about resources to support your children and young people with special needs?

This short course is designed to help you understand the health and disability system – what services and supports are available and how they can be accessed.

Brief presentations by:

  • • Taikura Trust
  • • Special Education, Ministry of Education
  • • Child Development Service
  • • CCS Disability Action
  • • Work & Income NZ
  • • Ministry of Health (Individualised Funding)

When? Tuesday 14 February, 10am – 2pm (morning tea available from 9:30am)

Where? St Johns Anglican Church Hall, 6 Chandler Ave, Royal Oak: Morning tea and a light lunch will be provided.

  • RSVP by 11 February to auckland@parent2parent.org.nz or ph 625-5021.
  • Parking: Plenty of parking is available in the public carpark beside the church.

Resources for Youth with Disabilities Course

Do you want to know more about resources to support your children and young people with special needs?

This short course is designed to help you understand the health and disability system – what services and supports are available and how they can be accessed.

  • When? Tuesday 14 February, 10am – 2pm (morning tea available from 9:30am)
  • Where? St Johns Anglican Church Hall, 6 Chandler Ave, Royal Oak

Brief presentations by:

  • • Taikura Trust
  • • Special Education, Ministry of Education
  • • Child Development Service
  • • CCS Disability Action
  • • Work & Income NZ
  • • Ministry of Health (Individualised Funding)

Morning tea and a light lunch will be provided.

RSVP by 11 February to auckland@parent2parent.org.nz or ph 625-5021.

Parking: Plenty of parking is available in the public carpark beside the church.