Formal Notice of AGM

The AGM for Otago TESOLANZ will be held on Tuesday the 25th of October, 2016, at 5:50pm in the Mornington School Staffroom, 34 Elgin Road, Dunedin. The details of the meeting are as follows:

     1) Welcome / Meeting opened by the Chair

  1. 2) Apologies

    3) Minutes of previous AGM

    4) Presentation of Annual Report (President)

    5) Adoption of Annual Report

    6) Presentation of Accounts (Treasurer)

    7) Adoption of Accounts

    8) Election of Committee Members

    9) Closing

Committee Elections

Members are invited to submit nominations for positions on the Committee. Nominees must be Otago TESOLANZ members. Nominations made before the meeting should be received by the Secretary, Nicholas Baker , by Friday the 21st of October. Alternatively, nominations can be tabled at the AGM.

Please note that only paid-up members, as of the 25th of October, are eligible to vote.

Following the conclusion of the AGM, Moyra Sweetnam Evans will address the topic of Situational Interest in the ESOL Classroom.

For further information, please contact the Secretary at

You can read about the next event here

OtagoTesol 2015

2015 AGM Reports:

OtagoTesol 2014

AGM and Public Meeting 3, October 21, 2014:

We would like to give special thanks to our committee members Jan Probert, Amber Fraser-Smith and Katherine Curran; all are stepping down from the committee in 2015, so we thank you for your years of service.

Committee members for 2015 were also elected:
Afife Boock, Ruth Groffman, Janice Snowden, Moyra Sweetnam-Evans, Annette Tate, Nicki Ridden Angus, Sonya Hamel, David Woodfield and one new member Anne Switzer.

Public Meeting 3: Responding to Students with Special Needs in the ESOL Classroom

Guest Speakers Karen Wards of SPELD and Carmen Claassen of ISADD gave presentations about the learning needs of students with Dyslexia and Autistic Spectrum Disorders respectively, providing a large amount of new information and strategies for the audience.

Previous Activities in 2014:

Public Meeting 2: Tuesday August 5th, 2014

Public Meeting 1: International Education's Value and Why It Matters Guest Speaker: Sarah Gaultier, Export Education Coordinator, DCC


David Woodfield (President), Sonya Hamel (Secretary), Afife Boock (Treasurer), Katherine Curran, Amber Fraser-Smith, Ruth Groffman, Jan Probert, Nicki Ridden-Angus, Janice Snowden, Moyra Sweetnam-Evans, Annette Tate


Otago TESOL AGM 2013 minutes

Otago TES 2013 Presidents Report

Otago TESOL AGM 2013 treasurer's report.pdf

David Woodfield


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