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Ministry of Education.

New School Journals – May 2015

SJ book cover image.

During May 2015 schools will receive three School Journals – one at each of the levels 2, 3, and 4.

PDFs of all texts, teacher support materials, and audio support for the level 2 journal are available online.

Highlights include Chris Szekely’s first School Journal story “Jump!” and poet Selina Powell’s “Jump”, both of which are in the level 2 journal and are thematically related – overcoming fear. The article about unicycles, “Just One Wheel”, adds a third perspective to the theme.

Look out also for the stunning photographs in “Underground Explorers”, an article in the level 4 journal that follows a group of cavers in the South Island’s Bulmer Cavern. There’s also a poem by the Auckland-based performer Selina Tusitala Marsh and stories by Bernard Beckett, Sarah Penwarden and more.

Among other items, the level 3 journal contains three pieces (a story, poem, and article) that explore New Zealand’s goldmining past, paying particular attention to the immigrants’ experience. This is a great starting place for schools to investigate the history of their own communities.

Published on: 12 May 2015