After School NZ
  Create, Innovate & Inspire! This is the cartch-cry of After School Albany (ASA). Creativity and innovation are two qualities that young people will need to get the most from their future lives. Hopefully we can assist them to find their internal inspiration to explore these qualities.


After School NZ is a non-profit group wanting to make a contribution to the creativity and innovation in our children. Inspired by Dave Eggers 2008 TED Prize wish and styled around centres like 826 Valencia, After School Albany is trying to nurture NZ students with a Kiwi twist! THis concept is similar to the 'citizen schools' group. In NZ the 'Clubhouse 274' team do some great work with their schools!

Our goal is to set up a system where volunteers spend one-on-one time with school students to assist them with their study. This service is provided free for students who want to attend. As 826 say "It's all about the students". If you would like to contribute, please contact us. We need volunteers to work beside the students, we also need... (see 826 site for equipment and sponsor information).

Peter MellowPeter Mellow is available to speak at Secondary Schools to groups of students who are considering tertiary study with a presentation titled "How to succeed at tertiary study in NZ". There is no charge for this presentation, its just an effort to help prepare secondary students for studying in the tertiary environment. Having studied at Waikato, Auckland and AUT Universities, Peter brings his 23 years of teaching experience at AUT University to share some insights on student achievement. Contact Peter if your school is interested in a visit. Peter is also available to speak to teaching staff on the integration of technology into their learning environment.

Secondary Schools visited in:
Presentation on good teaching to Albany Primary School, teachers only PD day Francis Douglas Memorial College & Inglewood High School, Taranaki Papakura High School Birkenhead College
  Diocesan School for Girls Rutherford College
  Kristin School One Tree Hill College
  Albany Senior High School - Leadership workshop Kings College
    Auckland Girls Grammer School

Click here to download the latest version of the presentation"How to succeed at tertiary study in NZ" as PDF file.

Albany Senior High School: Wednesday 3rd September 2008 I gave a presentation to parents of new students at the Albany Senior High School. We discussed the new era of education that is upon us and the rise of technology focused teaching and the role of the Internet in education.

That presentation is available here to download as a PDF file


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