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held at Langham Hotel. 1 July, 2006 Present: Anne Jacques (President), Gretchen Badenhorst, James Donaldson, David Hall, Jane Lee, Jenness Riethmaier, Adele Scott, Apologies: Judy Gibb, and Noeline Grant, Philippa Doig stranded in Christchurch due to fog. 1. Conference – this was the major business of the meeting. Debbie Rattray and Mairi Ferguson reported. Matters raised included: 1. Difficulties with finding sponsorship. Situation would be improved if NZALT were a charitable trust 2. Unwillingness of some teachers to pay the conference fee. 3. Protocol for the Conference Powhiri 4. Introduction of presenters – executive members’ roster 5. Arrangements for FIPLV presentation to Mairi Ferguson 6. Thanks to the Conference Committee 2. It was agreed that • Sue Sutherland sign a one year contract to edit Polyglot • The honorarium for the editorship of both Polyglot and The New Zealand Language Teacher be $1000 • Executive members be reimbursed for their real costs associated with conference. This to include transport costs + one night’s accommodation + one night’s dinner money and conference registration 3. Amendment of the working rules is to be addressed at the October Exec meeting. 4. Venue of the 2008 conference – Wellington? No decision could be made in view of the unavoidable absence of Victoria regional officer, Philippa Doig. 5. TRCC – Taking the Lead in Languages. Adèle gave an outline of the costs and venue of this course which is advertised on the TRCC (Teachers’ Refresher Course Committee) website. 80-100 participants are to be catered for. The committee is presently looking for presenters. Provisional workshop/seminar topics include: Keeping the team happy, Winning the paper war, Vision – developing leadership abilities. The sincere thanks of the meeting was conveyed to Adele Scott, Philippa Doig, Noeline Grant, and Anne Jacques for their visionary planning and enthusiasm. 6.Asia-NZ. Funding ($5000) for 2007 had been applied for. Applications had been received from Luba Roth, Trudy Wigg, Katrina Martell. It was agreed to grant $1900 to Luba for airfares to participate in PD in China (J Sirisomphone/D.Hall). JS to inform Luba; Trudy Wigg’s application was declined. Katrina Martell to be asked to resubmit application, giving more detail. 7.Financial matters2005 membership – 537; 2006 ; membership currently 357. David Hall will produce lists of paid and non-paid members. A lapsed category will also be created. R.O’s to do the chasing of unpaid memberships. 8.Website Current cost is $8000. $4000 has already been paid There have been problems with quirky software. It was agreed to accept only online payments of subscriptions. The meeting closed at 17.15
July 5, 2006 at the Langham Hotel The president Anne Jacques welcomed the three new Executive members, Glenda Koefoed (Auckland), James Donaldson (Massey) Jo Rittey (Canterbury). Also present. Philippa Doig, David Hall, Anne Jacques (President), Adele Scott, Jenness Riethmaier, Sue Sutherland 1. Minutes of March meeting were confirmed. 2. Matters arising from the minutes GST – Conference was registered for GST as a one-off event. Membership of the Incorporated Societies has been confirmed. Registration of NZALT as a Charitable Trust to be pursued. 3.Correspondence School. Maggie Friend of the Correspondence School addressed the meeting on Correspondence School issues. Dually enrolled students accepted 2006, but concern that there is not an ongoing mandate to continue. Role of resource sale and development not addressed. CS .has lost the capacity to enrol beginning adult enrolments. Likely not to be able to offer the full range of subjects – hobby courses included languages. Executive offered support – Anne J, Sue S and Adele S to write a letter on receipt of a written proposal from Maggie Friend. Sue Sutherland to request Maggie for the proposal 4. Correspondence - inwards • Government House – advising of Gov General’s term of office to end Aug 2006. Requesting that the Association revisit its needs for patronage, and apply for incoming GG patronage • Report by Jan Robertson, Treasurer- General FIPLV • QA re moderation of internally assessed language writing standards • Min of Educ draft for consultation – Graduating Standards for Teacher Education Qualification that leads to Provisional Registration as a Teacher in Aotearoa New Zealand. • AFS Information, Application and Referees forms relating to one Year/one month teacher award/six month student Teacher Language Immersion Award. Names of successful NZALT members to be published on the websit 5. Feedback on conference. Suggestions for future – improvement in quality of gifts to the presenters – venue under one roof if possible. – Years 7 and 8 section desirable Language sections need to be clearly defined on the programme Process of the appointments of convenors needs to be transparent – honoraria and fees – Distinction between major and minor presenters needs clarifying – Minutes of every conference committee to be available Programme needs to allow time to move from one presentation to another 6 Marketing Suggestion that Helen Medlyn, Conference Dinner speaker be asked to front the marketing of the New Curriculum in languages. Sasakawa Foundation to be sponsor of the badge competition. Entry forms to be emailed to RO’s for distribution 7 Portfolios were re-assigned post AGM executive elections
Minutes of the Meeting of NZALT Executive Part 2
Professional Development and Website (Honorarium)David Hall Conference Philippa Doig Human Resources, SLAs Language Certificates ILANZ, Competitiond Asia NZ until October ($250) Janet Sirisomphone Publicity and Marketing Jenness Riethmaier Years 7 and 8 Project Management International Liaison FIPLV/AFMTA Curriculum and Assessment 9 Adèle Scott (caretaker) Anne Jacques/Adèle Scott Anne Jacques Glenda Koefoed
Membership Lists of paid up members distributed by D. Hall. R.O.s asked to chase up unpaid memberships 97 members registered for conference as NZALT members when they were not. D. Hall to chase up/. Next Meeting 28/29 October. 9 a.m. start Sunday 16.00.finish The meeting closed at 16.00