UBS News and Events

Activity and Educational Resources

University Bookshop Canterbury - Thursday, April 23, 2020

Some publisher's have resources freely available and we felt that it is appropriate to highlight some of them for you at the moment.  They are educational as well as being great activities for either home or classroom.  Take a look:

Puffin Activity Pack for Under 5s

Puffin Activity Pack for 6-8 year olds

Puffin Activity Pack for 9-12 year olds

Read along with Puffin  Do you Hear a Monster by Raymond McGrath

Funny Kid Peeking Duck by Matt Stanton Activity Sheets

VUP Home Reader 2020

Harper Collins Junior Flyer Term 2 2020

Harper Collins Senior Flyer Term 2 2020

You can order any of the titles mentioned.  Either order via the website, email us ubs@ubscan.co.nz or ring on 0800 827 266.

Book Bingo

University Bookshop Canterbury - Thursday, April 23, 2020

Need ideas to encourage children to read more widely?  Try our Book Bingo.  Print the form and get the children to work through it - there is no time limit.  When it's complete they should bring it into the shop personally and they will receive an instant prize and will also go into the draw to become our Reading Superstar of  the Month and receive a $40 UBS Book Voucher.  You can find the Book Bingo form here.

Teacher's Notes

University Bookshop Canterbury - Wednesday, April 15, 2020
We have assembled a list of free teacher's notes that are available from a range of publishers.  They have been written with the classroom situation in mind, but they might be of use to parents as well as teachers in the current COVID-19 lockdown situtation.  They contain a variety of ideas and cross-curriculum activities associated with books.  Check them out here.

Wellbeing in Education

University Bookshop Canterbury - Monday, March 23, 2020

Unfortunately the Wellbeing in Education in New Zealand conference planned for early April in Christchurch and Auckland has been postponed - another victim of Covid-19.  With the country heading into lock-down, it has never been more appropriate to discuss emotional and mental health and wellbeing in conjunction with protecting our physical health.  We had put together a great selection of books to show delegates at the conference, so, to enable us to still share them with you, we have compiled some themed order forms featuring  just a few of the latest titles.  These, and other titles in each category, can also be viewed and ordered on our web site.

50 Fantastic Ideas Series

100 Ideas for Primary Teachers

100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers

General Teacher's Resources

Gratitude Journals

Health and Well-Being for Children up to Year 7

Health and Well-Being for Children Year 8+

Health and Well-Being of Educators

Health and Well-Being Teacher Resources

Motivation, Confidence and Growth

Resilience for Children up to Year 7

Resilience for Children Year 8+

Special Needs

We also have an order form for EK Books, primarily for younger children, which indicates the issues that they deal with.  We are still putting some of these titles on the website, but they will be in the general areas, so you may have to search by title.


Children's University

University Bookshop Canterbury - Wednesday, March 18, 2020

The University Bookshop, Canterbury, is now a Learning Destination for the Children's University.  Download your UBS Book Bingo Activity Sheet from here.  When you have completed it, bring it into the shop for and instant prize and a stamp for 6 hours in your Learning Passport.

Secondary Educator's Booklists

University Bookshop Canterbury - Tuesday, March 17, 2020

We have produced some book lists that we hope will be of use to secondary educators.  The books listed are all currently available, most in stock in the shop.  They are broadly themed in a way that we hope will fit into curriculum and teaching topics.  If you require quotes, more information, or would like to place an order, please email mary@ubscan.co.nz.  If there are any other topics that we can help with, please let us know and we will endeavour to put a list together.

An Inside Look

Classic Graphic Novels

Current Affairs Books

DK Big Ideas

Dyslexia Friendly Books

Empowering Women

Good Reads

Graphic Novels

In Minutes Series

Indigenous Books

Maths Books

NZ History and Geography

Poetry

Resilience

Resilience Resources

Reworked Classics

Science

Te Reo Maori Booklist

Visual Explanations Series

30 Second Series

100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers


Any school orders that you place before 30 June 2020 with "Secondary Educator's Booklists" in the subject field will automatically receive 20% discount.



Poet Among the Bookshelves. A Free Poetry Workshop

University Bookshop Canterbury - Thursday, August 01, 2019


We have our very own local poet, Kerrin Sharpe, who will guide some lucky participants on how to hone their poetry-writing skills.

This hour-long workshop with Kerrin will give you some of the best tips and techniques to improve your writing process, as well as feedback and advice from a poet with some amazing industry experience.
Create a piece of poetry you can be proud of and have it featured in our UBS National Poetry Day online collection, as well as the chance to have it featured in Christchurch-based initiative, The Commuting Book!

Spaces are limited so please register to attend. Tea, coffee, and cake will be provided.

Entry details: Free. Open to all ages. 
Date & time: 23rd August, 12:30-1:30pm.
Location: University Bookshop, University Drive, Ilam, Christchurch

Register before 16th August by emailing magdalena@ubscan.co.nz

National Poetry Day #NZPoetryDay

The Great Book of Poetry

University Bookshop Canterbury - Thursday, August 01, 2019


UBS Canterbury is celebrating National Poetry Day 2019 by making The Great Book of Poetry, a collection of poetry created by New Zealanders to display instore. 

Whether you’re a newbie or an experienced writer of poetry, we want to show your work! All poems will be featured in the book and all participants will go in the draw to win a poetry prize pack! 
The book will be unveiled on Poetry Day, 23rd August 2019 and we invite participants, poets, and anyone else to come and see the finished book and browse our store poetry shelves. 

Entry Details: 
Free to enter. 
Open to all NZ residents. 
Limit of two poems per participant. 
Each poem must be formatted to fit on an A4 portrait page and work must be original. 
Feel free to add colour and art to make your poem pop! 
Email your submissions and contact details to magdalena@ubscan.co.nz

Submission Dates: 12 July – 16 August 2019 
Book Unveiled: 23rd August at the University Bookshop

Donate a book

University Bookshop Canterbury - Thursday, March 21, 2019


“One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.” 
Malala Yousafzai

We are collecting books for the children of the Muslim community in store and they will be available for distribution to all of the children in the Canterbury Region. 
Note: We welcome second hand books in good condition. Thank you.

If you would like to donate a new book we offer a discount of 25%. This can be done in store at the moment but we are working on an online option for you. Stay tuned.