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Latest News

12 April
2015

Free ANZAC day student activities

Journal Surf is now developing enrichment activities for students. We are offering free ANZAC student activities for you to trial, as a part of this development. Email me at darren@journalsurf.co.nz if you want to receive and trial the ANZAC student activities. The resources cover curriculum levels 2 - 4, and foster higher order thinking and critical literacy, while designed to be fun and engaging for students. Email now to receive the activities in time for ANZAC day.

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21 March
2015

Free quick-fire activities

We have begun posting new 'quick-fire' activities for students on to our Facebook page. These (and future) activities supplement our enrichment activities and are topical and relate to current news items. They are designed as fun activities with your class, while promoting discussion, inference, and higher order thinking skills such as analysis, evaluation and creativity. Go to Facebook to see our most recent activity titled 'A cricket legend?'

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20 March
2015

Trialling of enrichment activities

We have developed some new enrichment activities for students. The activities cover curriculum levels 2,3, and 4 and foster higher order thinking and critical literacies across the curriculum. We are looking for 20 teachers interested in trialling these resources. Email us at darren@journalsurf.co.nz if you are interested.

Email us at darren@journalsurf.co.nz to register your interest

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This website and its owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience.

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Other cookies may be stored to your computers hard drive by external vendors when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links or adverts. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer. No personal information is stored, saved or collected.

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This website and its owners use any information submitted to provide you with further information about the products / services they offer or to assist you in answering any questions or queries you may have submitted. This includes using your details to subscribe you to any email newsletter program the website operates but only if this was made clear to you and your express permission was granted when submitting any form to email process. Or whereby you the consumer have previously purchased from or enquired about purchasing from the company a product or service that the email newsletter relates to. This is by no means an entire list of your user rights in regard to receiving email marketing material. Your details are not passed on to any third parties.

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