Career Changer Scholarships Maori Medium (Primary) 2013 Online Helper

Uploaded by teachnewzealand on 07.10.2012

Kia ora,
talofa lava,
Ma-lo- e lelei,
Kia orana,
Talofa ni,
Fakaalofa lahi atu,
Ni sa bula vinaka,
and greetings.
Congratulations on deciding to apply for a TeachNZ scholarship.
Applying for a TeachNZ scholarship is easy,
but it must be done correctly.
Over the next few minutes we'll take you
through the application process, step-by-step.
You should also read the Application Guide before completing the Form.
If you need further advice,
give us a call during business hours
on 0800 165 225.
TeachNZ offers a number of different scholarships.
Make sure you have the Application Form
for the 2013 Career Changer Māori Medium (Primary) scholarships.
The form and guide are available in teo reo Māori and English.
For the purposes of this online helper,
we'll be referring to the English language version.
Firstly, you must have enrolled and
received an offer of a place to study an approved
Māori Medium Teaching qualification before you apply for a scholarship.
See page 3 of the guide for a list of approved qualifications.
To be eligible for this scholarship,
you must be enrolling in your first year of study,
commencing at the start of 2013.
If you started your study during the year
you're not eligible to apply for this scholarship.
Download the Application Guide and Form from the TeachNZ website
or contact us and we will post them to you.
Begin gathering the documents you need to send in with your application
as soon as possible
TeachNZ is not able to accept original documents,
so all your documents must be photocopied and certified.
This can be time consuming, so start as soon you can.
Certified copies are photocopies that have been stamped on the front page and
endorsed as a true copy of the original
by any of the following people:
a School Principal
a Registrar of a tertiary education provider
a District Court Registrar or Deputy Registrar
a Barrister and Solicitor
a Justice of the Peace
Local Justices of the Peace in the Yellow Pages.
To prove your name and date of birth
you'll need a certified photocopy
of either your passport, birth certificate,
or certificate of citizenship.
We cannot accept a driver's license.
If you've changed your name you'll need a certified photocopy
of either your marriage certificate,
a deed poll, or birth certificate showing your changed name.
If you are a permanent New Zealand resident your application must also be
accompanied by certified photocopies of the main ID page of your passport,
and the page showing your indefinite permanent residency stamp or sticker.
You also need to provide certified photocopies of your qualifications
and academic history
I will explain this later.
Use the Application Guide when filling in the Form.
The question numbers match the numbered instructions in the Guide.
Icons are used throughout the form and guide
to highlight specific requirements.
This icon indicates that you'll need to
provide a certified copy of an original document.
This icon indicates that you'll
need help from someone else to complete that section.
This may be an employer, tertiary provider,
referee or supporter.
You can access Application Forms for all scholarship types
on the TeachNZ website.
Complete the form electronically,
then print it out,
ask your tertiary provider and supporters to complete their sections,
and send your completed application to us.
For section one,
insert your name and contact details.
If your tertiary provider knows you by a different name
then write this here.
Next, confirm that you are a
New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.
Permanent residents and Australian citizens must have lived
in New Zealand for at least 2 years
and reside in New Zealand in order to be eligible for this scholarship.
The following section asks for your ethnicity.
This information is requested for statistical purposes.
In this section
you're asked about your qualifications and academic history.
Insert the details of the highest qualification
you've ever achieved or attempted.
It can be either academic or work related
and it may not have been completed.
The Level of your qualification is important,
and that's decided by where it fits in the New Zealand Qualifications Framework.
That level might be shown on your Transcript or Record of Study.
To find out more,
speak to your tertiary provider or visit
Attach evidence of your highest qualification
to the back of the application form.
This must be a certified copy of a work related certificate or award,
school qualification, or an academic transcript for any study undertaken.
You may also list and provide certified evidence for any other degrees,
certificates and awards you've achieved as well.
If you've got overseas qualifications,
make sure you get these assessed by NZQA.
This process can take a few weeks, so get started as soon as you can.
In this section you're asked to complete
your current and previous employment details.
To support this,
you'll need to supply a CV (or Curriculum Vitae).
This should be brief -- no more than two double-sided A4 pages.
Your CV does not need to be certified.
The next section asks you to provide evidence of employment
for at least one of your previous or current positions.
The following is accepted as proof of employment:
A letter of reference
A Certificate of Service
or a signed letter from the organisation
TeachNZ cannot return original documents to you.
If you're supplying a photocopy of an original document,
please ensure you get the photocopy certified.
Next, ask your tertiary provider to fill out their declaration
on the application form.
Great teachers have the ability to lead and motivate.
The Tauaki a te Kaitātaki, your leadership statement,
describes your experience as a leader.
This could be from your experience in work, education,
sport, community or cultural activities.
You'll need to complete this statement in te reo Māori.
Make sure you list two referees who can confirm your statement.
One of the Ministry of Education's priorities
is to make the greatest difference for Māori students.
This includes finding teachers who can help
young Māori students enjoy education success as Māori.
This section, Whakapapa, Tikanga, Reo,
asks you to make a statement in te reo Māori
on what identity, language and culture mean to you,
and how they've contributed to your decision to teach.
Ask one of the following people to support this statement
by signing and providing their details.
a Kaumātua
a Māori Liaison Officer
or a tutor or teacher who is Māori
a leader of the Māori community group
or an authorized person of a Māori authority,
Runanga or Trust Board.
The person who supports your Whakapapa, Tikanga, Reo statement
may also act as a referee for your Tauaki a te Kaitataki.
However, referees and supporters cannot be
your sibling, spouse, partner, parent or grandparent.
Your supporter may be contacted by TeachNZ or
the Selection Panel when they assess your application.
Your statements should be no more than 500 words and
may be typed or handwritten directly onto the application form.
You can also attach your statements as a separate printout.
Please indicate this by ticking the box,
and ensure the page is titled correctly.
These two statements provide us with valuable insights
into your leadership style, background and
the energy and enthusiasm you will bring to teaching.
Attach the certified photocopies of your documents and your statements
to the last page of the Application Form.
Please use a paperclip, not a staple.
You must read and tick the statements in the Applicant Declaration.
Don't forget to sign and date it
or your application may not be considered.
Use the Document Checklist to make sure you've collected
and attached everything required.
Ask someone to check your application before you send it in.
This is a good way of making sure that you've completed it properly.
Post or courier your completed application form to TeachNZ.
It must be sent on or before the closing date.
We'll send you an email to confirm that your application has been received.
Contact TeachNZ if your application has not been acknowledged
within one week of the application closing date,
or if your contact details change.
You now know that you must have
enrolled and received an offer of a place to
study an approved Teaching Qualification
before applying for a scholarship,
and that you must be enrolling in your first year of study,
commencing at the start of 2013.
We've also shown you how to
find the latest Application Guide and Form,
complete each section on the Application Form,
collect the relevant documents you'll need to supply with your application,
certify photocopies of original documents,
prepare your statements,
confirm that your application has been fully completed,
and send it to TeachNZ.
Remember, we're here to help.
If you need further advice,
give us a call during business hours
on 0800 165 225,
and all the best with your application.
Ka kite.