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EducationWeek New Zealand: Arts Special Report

The Arts Special Report is well worth checking and out, and features articles from two of the Ethos Online Community members: Rachel Whalley (Virtual Learning Network Primary), and Merryn Dunmill (CORE Education). 

The newsletter is dedicated to the area of arts education, and has some interesting articles about professional development, the future or the arts, and how your young learners can access more arts opportunities - no matter where they are located.

TEACHER Q&A
Perception, connection and communication

As head of the art department at Christchurch Boys’ High School for more than 25 years, Megan McCormack has seen the evolution of teaching the arts.

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TEACHER'S PERSPECTIVE
The arts and professional practice

Merryn Dunmill believes without the arts, we are not human. “Without arts in education we deny our children the essence of being,” she tellsEducationHQ.

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CAREERS
Dramatic changes for educator's career

Emma Bishop is now at the end of her second term as president of Drama NZ, an association representing and advocating on behalf of New Zealand drama teachers and academics at national and international forums.

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PD EVENT
Spotlight on drama in education

The spotlight will shine on drama in education, and its role in our nation at the Drama New Zealand national conference this month.

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STUDENT WORK
Showcasing NZ’s promising artistic talent

Budding Kiwi artists have the opportunity to exhibit their masterpieces in a nation-wide tour as part of the NZQA Top Art initiative.

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VIRTUAL LEARNING NETWORK
More scope for arts online

Whether it is film-making, photography or making music, the Virtual Learning Network (VLN) Primary can cater to students who have an arts focus. However, while the technology is in place, there is a demand for more people and resources to lead the classes, which are driven by the needs of schools and students.

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