|· How Do I Subscribe Using A Credit Card?|
The only way that we can accept credit card payments is via the Paypal links. It is a very easy system to use and very safe.
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|· How do I Subscribe by Cheque?|
If you are not a user of Paypal or prefer to pay by cheque than we have a simple system for you.
If you prefer you may post a cheque. If you need a pro forma invoice we provide Word or PDF links. These can be accessed through the subscription or Home pages. Simply, print off an invoice and send with payment to the attached address. Alternatively, we can send you an invoice for manual payment. Any queries please contact us at subscriptions@Schoolhistory.co.nz
Click here to download a subscription form you can print out, fill in and post to us
|· How else can I Subscribe?|
Alternatively, you can send an email to
or click on the contact link (on the right hand side of the webpage banner), requesting that you become a subscriber. Please place 'subscription Order' in the subject line and include your name, position, address, school, and telephone number in the body of the email. Also include the request that you be emailed an invoice. An email will be sent to you that includes an invoice. This invoice can be paid by return post or by using 'Paypal' (a paypal button will appear on the email and you can click on it for simple payment. Or you can print off the invoice and post it to Schoolhstory.co.nz.
A username and password will be requested and if it is not already in use will be confirmed and triggered upon payment (or payment clearance if paying by cheque. Credit card payments will only be accepted via 'Paypal'.
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|· How long does the subscription last for?|
The subscription is for a school year (approx.). ie. From the start of the year (1st January onwards) until the 15th December. A reduced rate will apply from the 1st July in each year.[ Back to Top ]
|· What do I get for my subscription?|
Two main things.
1. Access to 'free' downloadable resources. These include assessments, powerpoint presentations, teacher's background notes, class activities, topic tests and other useful teaching resources. These resources are constantly tested, peer reviewed, moderated (where applicable) and updated. Additional resources are being continuously added to the site.
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|· Do I have to be a subscriber to add news items?|
No. Anyone is welcome to send us news items via the 'Feedback' link or email us directly. Items that are submitted will be checked before launching so please allow time for this to occur. New weblinks can also be added. So, if you come across a web site that you think would be of interest to teachers or students then please add it to the site. Again, these will be checked before launching.[ Back to Top ]
|· How do subscribers access the site?|
Subscribers will be sent a 'username' and a 'pin'. This is keyed into the 'logon' section and provides access to the whole of the site. There is a random security code login that needs to be copied as well. This is found below the boxes where the username and password is entered. Some computers remember the information and so subscribers do not need to enter the details everytime. However, please be aware that this information is retained if you use public computers as well. Access is also available to the public areas whether visitors logon or not.[ Back to Top ]
|· Conditions of Use|
The information available to subscribers is free of copyright.Conditions of Use
However, We ask that the username and password be not given to students or that it not be passed to teachers in schools other than the one that has subscribed. Teachers will feel reluctnt to use information especially topic tests if they know that they are generally available. Subscribers have 'free' access to our expanding image library. Subscribers are able to use these images for teacing purposes such as inclusion in PowerPoint presentations. We only ask that SchoolhistoryNZ be acknowledged. These images cannot be used for commercial gain and are covered by copyright against such misuse.
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|· Will my details be used for anything else?|
|· Why don't you set this up on a Blog or other Free Site|
Feedback from teachers tells us that they do not want their resources placed on a free to view site where their own students could download the resources. This is not to hide information but they tell us it makes little sense to download a quiz if their students can also download the answers. We tend to agree with them. Further, teachers felt that this method helped ensure taht their professionality was retained.[ Back to Top ]
|· Why do you have to charge for a subscription?|
We would like to be able to provide these resources for free but unfortunately the high costs of producing a professional site prohibit this. The site is designed to recover the investment costs and is not intended to be a highly commercial venture. Also, we have had to purchase original documents and photos to ensure that we own the copyright on such materials. Teaching resources have been peer reviewed and/or tested before being offered on this site. Unfortunately, the cost of making these available requires that a small charge be asked for a subscription. After payment and the allocation of a password, all resources can be downloaded for free and used for teaching. Posters and wall visuals are offered for sale in the public section of the site. Again, a small charge is asked to cover the cost of printing and postage and website maintenance. Please contact us if we can help with anything - who knows? The very product that you seek might be under production at this very moment. Enjoy and best wishes for your teaching or study[ Back to Top ]
|· Have all the Assessments on the site been Moderated?|
Some assessments on this site have been designed to stretch students to the next level. This is especially the case for the Year 11 (level 1) assessments. In some cases, aspects called for in the assessment might go beyond the standard. They have been peer reviewed and successfully used. However, not all these assessments have been moderated by NZQA
Teachers should use their professional judgement and if necessary amend to suit your own school, students and circumstances.
These items are offered in good faith and Schoolhistory NZ accepts no responsibility for their use.
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