Friday 22 September

The Fraud of Labour’s “Free Education” Policy

One of the New Zealand Labour Party’s main promises for this Saturday’s national election, printed on flyers sent to homes throughout the country, is to “introduce three years’ free university or trade education.”

Don’t come to New Zealand, British teachers warn colleagues back home

Two British teachers hired to help fill Auckland’s desperate teacher shortage are warning other foreign teachers not to come because of the bureaucratic obstacles to recognising overseas qualifications and experience.

 

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Thursday 21 September

Education Crisis Unaddressed

In 2008 IHC lodged its complaint against the on-going failure of New Zealand Governments and the Ministry of Education to ensure that disabled children access a quality education on an equal basis to others in New Zealand schools. IHC’s claim provided overwhelming …

Growth Mindset Key to Effective Teaching

A Properly Held Growth Mindset is THE key to Effective Teaching for Improvement and Excellence …

Students have their say on education policy

New Zealand high school students want policymakers to bring more life skills, mental health services and balanced workloads to the classroom. Ahead of this weekend’s election, free online NCEA support platform StudyTime asked a selection of Wellington …

Marlborough’s first immersion school not just for Māori

Kiley Nepia at Omaka Marae, which will launch a Māori immersion school next year.

Demand has been higher than expected for Marlborough’s first te reo Māori immersion school…

Why some Maori are embarrassed to speak te Reo

A new project has found many Maori are embarrassed to speak te reo because they’re scared of offending fluent speakers or because they don’t look Maori. The Maori language teacher leading the project says almost every Maori person she spoke to felt whakama to speak Maori at some point in their lives…

Improvements for schools running board elections

The Ministry of Education (Ministry) and the New Zealand School Trustees Association (NZSTA) are trialling a new way of running board of trustee elections to streamline the process and reduce the workload on individual schools…

 

Wednesday 20 September

Poverty, education need integrated approach

Critical issues for New Zealand such as poverty, the environment and education each need a much more integrated approach by government, a Victoria University of Wellington pre-election public forum on policy has heard…

Education Crisis Unaddressed

In 2008 IHC lodged its complaint against the on-going failure of New Zealand Governments and the Ministry of Education to ensure that disabled children access a quality education on an equal basis to others in New Zealand schools. IHC’s claim provided overwhelming evidence of a broken system that is failing disabled children and young people, teachers and families. The system was in crisis 10 years ago when IHC’s complaint was lodged on behalf of hundreds of New Zealand families…

 

Tuesday 19 September

FLANZ Looks to Expand Technology Enabled Learning in NZ

Flexible Learning association looking to breath new life into technology enabled learning in New Zealand …

Education trust will share story

Trust chairwoman Phillida Eivers said its goal is for every child in the East Coast/Gisborne/Wairoa area to leave school with NCEA Level 2, and with skills and knowledge to gain meaningful employment.

Technology making a difference for dyslexic students at Kapiti College

The range of aids and technology now available to help students with a disability learn and boost their self-esteem has flourished, and is making a difference in schools in New Zealand.

 

Monday 18 September

Vocational Pathways standards for 2018 now available

The Levels 1 – 3 standards for the six Vocational Pathways for 2018 are now available for schools and tertiary education organisations to use…

Schools line up for first Māori robotics challenge

Twelve teams from primary schools across the Eastern Bay of Plenty will compete in a new regional robotics competition in Whakatāne this week. …

New dawn for Māori history in schools

Implementation of the New Zealand history curriculum resource, Te Takanga o te Wā was launched in style at Te Papaiouru Marae in Rotorua on Saturday.

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 15 September

Labour desperately spins on charter schools

Labour is desperately spinning on their union-pushed policy to abolish Partnership Schools, says ACT Leader David Seymour. …

Te Reo-Speaking Parents Likely to Enrol Kids in Māori Ed

Te reo-speaking parents are more likely to enrol children in kaupapa Māori education …

English chokes back emotion faced with charter school kids – lays challenge to Labour

Vanguard Military Academy prepares to welcome National leader Bill English with a stirring haka…

Whitireia And Weltec Join Forces

Whitireia And Weltec Join Forces To Establish A Health And Social Services Centre Of Learning…

AUT Wins Acclaim for Innovation in Education

Auckland University of Technology has taken the top prize, the Overall Excellence Award, at the Microsoft Tertiary ICT Innovation Awards. Presented at the Tertiary Education ICT Conference, the prize celebrates excellence in technology.

Nothing stopping schools offering te reo: Parata

At the opening of Te Wero Maori Education Conference Mrs Parata told of her time petitioning to get te reo Maori made an official language of New Zealand. She also helped get constitutional recognition of iwi in the census.

Candidates discuss plans for the future of tertiary education

The TEU has been talking to the tertiary education spokespeople for Labour, the Greens and New Zealand First about how they plan to support public tertiary education.

 

 

Thursday 14 September

Cheating ‘rampant’ thanks to NCEA, former teacher says

NCEA standards are so poorly defined they should not be called standards….

Greens want te reo Māori in all schools by 2030

The Green Party has unveiled a $165 million plan to make te reo Māori a compulsory subject in all schools by 2030.

‘Learning Māori makes you clever’ – school principal

A Māori principal has hailed new Māori-language education data as showing that “learning Māori makes you clever”.

Incentives for employers to train unemployed youth

Getting skills and training policies right plays a crucial role in ensuring that young people leave school and get earning or learning, improving our workforce, creating jobs and tackling New Zealand’s housing crisis.