Welcome to the Christchurch Primary PLC blog!

The purpose of this blog is to provide a central place for all ESOL PLC cluster information.

Our goal is to update each page at least once a term.

Along the top of the blog you will see tabs that link to:
• Meeting agenda, handouts and minutes
• Hot spot summaries 
• Cluster library updates and reviews
• Advisor updates from Gaylene at UC EdPlus
International Students and Code of Practice information
• CANTESOL and TESOLANZ information
• Recommended resources
• Festivals and celebrations
• Information about TESOL qualifications


Term 1, Wednesday 20th March: 9.15-12, Riccarton Primary School

  • Hotspot: Highlights from KokoTime conference which was held recently to support our Pasifika community
  • Speaker:  Angela Bland, HOD of ESOL at Riccarton High School who will speak to us about her work with ALTAANZ (the Associate of Language Testing and Assessment of Australia and New Zealand).  Angela is the NZ teacher representative to this organisation.
  • Group discussion:  What are the characteristics of ELLs at each stage of ELLP?  (creating a resource that we can use at our schools)  Feel free to bring examples of students work at each ELLP stage(oral language videos, reading videos, samples of written work) 
  • Admin: CANTESOL news, International Students, Library

To contribute to this blog or suggest ideas feel welcome to email any of the blog administrators. We would also appreciate knowing if any part of the blog is not working so we can fix it!

Kirsten Aaron: kirsten.aaron@ilam.school.nz
Mary McCance mary.mccance@westburn.school.nz
Judith Anthony: judith.anthony@aidanfield.school.nz