Otago News

Summer Hui March 2016

Posted on 21 February 2016 by Dee Caswell

ORGANISATION MONDIALE POUR L´EDUCATION PRESCOLAIRE
ORGANIZACIÓN MONDIAL PARA LA EDUCACION PRESCOLAR
WORLD ORGANIZATION FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
OMEP OTAGO SUMMER SEMINAR – 2016
The Otago Chapter of OMEP Aotearoa invites you to a 3-hour professional development and learning seminar:
Dignity or discrimination in the face of diversity: A teacher’s choice everyday in ECE!
WITH
Nola Harvey – Auckland Nola Harvey recently retired from her role as Senior lecturer, ECE languages, literacies and cultures, at the University of Auckland and is now working as an Honorary Academic in research and professional development teams. She has extensive experience in non-government organisations (NGO) such as OMEP, IPA, ACYA and CPAG in her work for children and their families on children’s rights. Nola previously held a position as Supervisor of the AUT Centre for Refugee Education, Early childhood Centre and holds a position on the Ministry of Education’s Centre for Refugee Education Advisory Committee.
This workshop will reflect on national and local policies and practices that can silence the actions and voices of children and families from new migrant communities. Nola will provide participants with opportunities to review and regenerate policies and professional practices that create places for talk, play, dignity and respect in our daily exchanges and experiences in early childhood education settings.
1. We will explore ways in which policies, actions, and talk create normalisation and marginalisation for families.
2. We will have time to strengthen our bicultural commitments as a jumping off point for implementing critical multicultural practices.
3. There will be opportunity and provocation to regenerate socially just policies and practices that can ensure reciprocal relations with new migrant children, families and communities. Where?
When?
Costs?
Registration? Mornington Presbyterian Church, 16 Maryhill Terrace.
Saturday 5 March 2016, 8.30-12.00 (starting with breakfast at 8.30am – please note any dietary requirements on registration form.
FREE for the first 5 attendees from OMEP Group Member Organisations $10 for additional OMEP members from Group Member Organisations or Individual OMEP members $30 for non-OMEP members
Fiona Ellis Email: fionaell@es.co.nz Please fill out the attached form and email it to Fiona
ORGANISATION MONDIALE POUR L´EDUCATION PRESCOLAIRE
ORGANIZACIÓN MONDIAL PARA LA EDUCACION PRESCOLAR
WORLD ORGANIZATION FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
OMEP OTAGO 2016 SUMMER SEMINAR – REGISTRATION FORM
Contact details (Group Member Organisation Contact Person or Individual Attendee Contact Details)
Name:
Email:
Phone:
Fax:
Postal Address:
Registration Details (please indicate, with a tick, the kind of registration you are paying)
☐OMEP Group Member Fee $FREE (≤ 5 attendees)
☐Individual OMEP members or additional Group Member Organisation Members $10 each.
☐ Individual non-member fee $ 30 each.
Names of attendees:
Total fee to pay (and date paid):
Breakfast will be provided between 8.30-9.00am (oat, nut and seed muesli with fruit yogurt, warm croissant, tea and coffee). If you have any particular dietary requirements, please notify us here, we will do our best to accommodate your needs:
Payment (by February 29, 2016)
Please pay by online bank transfer: OMEP Otago Account No: 03 0883 0162555-00 including your name and code SUMHUI16 in the reference and code fields.
Cancellations will not be refunded after February 29, 2016. Receipts will be available at the registration desk, on the day of the seminar.
Attendance Certificates will be emailed by request.
Further enquiries to: Fiona Ellis, fionaell@es.co.nz
Registrations are limited so we look forward to receiving yours soon: send this form to fionaell@es.co.nz by 29 February 2016.

ORGANISATION MONDIALE POUR L´EDUCATION PRESCOLAIRE

ORGANIZACIÓN MONDIAL PARA LA EDUCACION PRESCOLAR

WORLD ORGANIZATION FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

OMEP OTAGO SUMMER SEMINAR – 2016

The Otago Chapter of OMEP Aotearoa invites you to a 3-hour professional development and learning seminar:

Dignity or discrimination in the face of diversity: A teacher’s choice everyday in ECE!

WITH

Nola Harvey – Auckland Nola Harvey recently retired from her role as Senior lecturer, ECE languages, literacies and cultures, at the University of Auckland and is now working as an Honorary Academic in research and professional development teams. She has extensive experience in non-government organisations (NGO) such as OMEP, IPA, ACYA and CPAG in her work for children and their families on children’s rights. Nola previously held a position as Supervisor of the AUT Centre for Refugee Education, Early childhood Centre and holds a position on the Ministry of Education’s Centre for Refugee Education Advisory Committee.

This workshop will reflect on national and local policies and practices that can silence the actions and voices of children and families from new migrant communities. Nola will provide participants with opportunities to review and regenerate policies and professional practices that create places for talk, play, dignity and respect in our daily exchanges and experiences in early childhood education settings.

1. We will explore ways in which policies, actions, and talk create normalisation and marginalisation for families.

2. We will have time to strengthen our bicultural commitments as a jumping off point for implementing critical multicultural practices.

3. There will be opportunity and provocation to regenerate socially just policies and practices that can ensure reciprocal relations with new migrant children, families and communities. Where?

When?

Costs?

Registration? Mornington Presbyterian Church, 16 Maryhill Terrace.

Saturday 5 March 2016, 8.30-12.00 (starting with breakfast at 8.30am – please note any dietary requirements on registration form.

FREE for the first 5 attendees from OMEP Group Member Organisations $10 for additional OMEP members from Group Member Organisations or Individual OMEP members $30 for non-OMEP members

Fiona Ellis Email: fionaell@es.co.nz Please fill out the attached form and email it to Fiona

ORGANISATION MONDIALE POUR L´EDUCATION PRESCOLAIRE

ORGANIZACIÓN MONDIAL PARA LA EDUCACION PRESCOLAR

WORLD ORGANIZATION FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

OMEP OTAGO 2016 SUMMER SEMINAR – REGISTRATION FORM

Contact details (Group Member Organisation Contact Person or Individual Attendee Contact Details)

Name:

Email:

Phone:

Fax:

Postal Address:

Registration Details (please indicate, with a tick, the kind of registration you are paying)

☐OMEP Group Member Fee $FREE (≤ 5 attendees)

☐Individual OMEP members or additional Group Member Organisation Members $10 each.

☐ Individual non-member fee $ 30 each.

Names of attendees:

Total fee to pay (and date paid):

Breakfast will be provided between 8.30-9.00am (oat, nut and seed muesli with fruit yogurt, warm croissant, tea and coffee). If you have any particular dietary requirements, please notify us here, we will do our best to accommodate your needs:

Payment (by February 29, 2016)

Please pay by online bank transfer: OMEP Otago Account No: 03 0883 0162555-00 including your name and code SUMHUI16 in the reference and code fields.

Cancellations will not be refunded after February 29, 2016. Receipts will be available at the registration desk, on the day of the seminar.

Attendance Certificates will be emailed by request.

Further enquiries to: Fiona Ellis, fionaell@es.co.nz

Registrations are limited so we look forward to receiving yours soon: send this form to fionaell@es.co.nz by 29 February 2016.

February 2016 Meeting

Posted on 27 January 2016 by Dee Caswell

 

ORGANISATION MONDIALE POUR L´EDUCATION PRESCOLAIRE

ORGANIZACIÓN MONDIAL PARA LA EDUCACION PRESCOLAR

WORLD ORGANIZATION FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

 

 

OUR NEXT MEETING

Monday Feb 1st, at 7.00 pm

Room T106, Teaching Wing, First Floor

College of Education

145 Union Street East

 

Main topic: Preparation for our March Hui on multicultural practice in ECE

 

Draft Agenda:

  1.   Welcome
  2.   Present
  3.   Apologies
  4.   Minutes of the last meeting
  5.   Treasurer’s report
  6.   Correspondence
  7.   General business

March hui

  • Confirmation of venue hire
  • Discussion of seminar outline (please see attached summary outline prepared by our speaker, Nola Harvey)
  • Organising and allocating tasks for the breakfast catering
  • Deciding on a strategy for advertising/marketing the hui and delegating tasks to implement this
  • OMEP Otago to liaise further with Nola to ask what other resources/equipment she would like on the day – allocate a person
  • Nola’s travel logistics – does anyone want to collect Nola from the airport?
  • Deciding on a mechanism for payment of hui fees from attendees

  Any other matters….

 

 

 

November 2015 Meeting

Posted on 26 October 2015 by Dee Caswell

 

 

 

OMEP Otago invites you ………

 

Tuesday 24th November 2015

Ombrellos from 6pm to 7pm

10 Clarendon St, Dunedin (just off the south bound one way)

  Where we will gather for a catch-up, nibbles (courtesy of OMEP Otago), and to talk about the year ahead.

Hoping to see you there,

Best regards

Sally Knox

September AGM

Posted on 8 September 2015 by Dee Caswell

ORGANISATION MONDIALE POUR L´EDUCATION PRESCOLAIRE

ORGANIZACIÓN MONDIAL PARA LA EDUCACION PRESCOLAR

WORLD ORGANIZATION FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

 

OMEP is the World Organisation for Early Childhood Education and is an international non-government organisation (NGO) founded in 1948 to benefit children under eight years old. It is a non-partisan, non-sectarian NGO concerned with advocacy for young children and their families. Further, OMEP is affiliated to the United Nations, and has consultative status with UNICEF, UNESCO and the Council of Europe. OMEP has more than 64 member countries throughout the world.

All welcome at our AGM

Monday, 14 September 2015

OMEP Otago’s Annual General Meeting

Where: Room EG04, Ground Floor, Education Centre, University of Otago

Address: Union St East (opposite Logan Park playing field)

When: Monday September 14, at 7pm

Come along, get involved, make a difference!

This meeting will not be very long, but it will be important as we are electing office bearers for the coming year.

 

For more background info about OMEP please visit http://www.worldomep.org/ or http://www.omepaotearoa.org.nz/

Chair: Ros Craven ouca.tepunateuru@otago.ac.nz

Contact: Sally Knox (Co-secretary) 0275 219 030 sallyknox@bigpond.com

July 2015 Meeting

Posted on 7 July 2015 by Dee Caswell

 

Free professional development opportunity

Monday, 13 July 2015

OMEP Otago is pleased to host guest speaker Gillian Bremner, Chief Executive, Presbyterian Support Otago

Topic: The impact of poverty on young children and their families in Dunedin

   Also speaking tonight: Julia Sullivan reporting on her recent visit to ECE centres in Korea

Where: Room EG04, Ground Floor, Education Centre, University of Otago

                                   Address: Union St East (opposite Logan Park playing field)

                                                                                           

All welcome!

For more background info about OMEP please visit http://www.worldomep.org/ or http://www.omepaotearoa.org.nz/

Chair: Ros Craven ouca.tepunateuru@otago.ac.nz

Contact: Sally Knox (Co-secretary) 0275 219 030 sallyknox@bigpond.com

 

May 2015 Meeting

Posted on 10 May 2015 by Dee Caswell

ORGANISATION MONDIALE POUR L´EDUCATION PRESCOLAIRE

ORGANIZACIÓN MONDIAL PARA LA EDUCACION PRESCOLAR

WORLD ORGANIZATION FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

 

OMEP is the World Organisation for Early Childhood Education and is an international non-government organisation (NGO) founded in 1948 to benefit children under eight years old. It is a non-partisan, non-sectarian NGO concerned with advocacy for young children and their families. Further, OMEP is affiliated to the United Nations, and has consultative status with UNICEF, UNESCO and the Council of Europe. OMEP has more than 64 member countries throughout the world.

Free professional development opportunity

Monday, 11 May 2015, 7pm

The Otago Chapter of OMEP is pleased to host special guest speaker Dr. Susan Sandretto of the University of Otago

Topic: Future-focused literacies

What does it mean to be literate today? In this session we examine the Four Resources Model as a framework to think about developing a future-focussed literacy programme. Based on University of Otago research, you will be encouraged to reflect on your current practices and envisage a variety of texts and practices that you can integrate into your programme. This presentation will be relevant for both ECE and primary teachers.

Where: Room EG04, Ground Floor, Education Centre, University of Otago

Address: Union St East (opposite Logan Park playing field)

When: Monday May 11, at 7pm

All welcome!

For more background info about OMEP please visit http://www.worldomep.org/ or http://www.omepaotearoa.org.nz/

Chair: Ros Craven ouca.tepunateuru@otago.ac.nz

RSVP for this event: Sally Knox (Co-secretary) 0275 219 030 sallyknox@bigpond.com