Friday 16 June

Eleven tertiary institution appointments made

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith has today announced 11 appointments to the governing councils of eight tertiary education institutions (TEIs), including two leadership positions. “I welcome the important broad range skills and experience that these appointees will bring to the leadership of their institutions,” says Mr Goldsmith.

Teachers get tech for breakfast at Hutt Valley STEMM

The Hutt Valley STEMM festival kicked off last week, with an exciting line-up ready to inspire Kiwis to take notice of what’s happening in STEMM and education.

Super Eight schools welcome Pasifika competition to ranks

For the first time a Pasifika section has been added to the Super Eight competition – with Hastings Boys’ the inaugural winners.  Super Eight is a sporting and culture competition between eight central North Island boys’ high schools, including Napier and Hastings Boys’ High Schools.

Award-winning author says guns in schools are a rewarding and safe pastime for students

Wairarapa College guidance counsellor and gun safety advocate Paul Adamson believes guns do have a place in New Zealand schools as long as they are used safely.

Teacher deported in 2011 continues legal action against Wellington school from abroad

Six years after he was deported from New Zealand since being fired from his job at a top Wellington school, a British teacher is continuing his legal battle against the school, and the Education Council.

Learning Reo is Cool

New digital resources launched today enlist tamariki in the challenge of making te Reo Māori relevant and accessible.

A series of ten digital puzzles introduces te Reo Māori words and phrases to children aged 3-7 years in a fun and engaging way. Iconic characters Hairy Maclary and Slinky Malinki, mix it up with a friendly Tuatara, a road trip, shopping, and a boil-up. Learning reo is cool!

St Paul’s Students Win Fieldays Young Inventor of the Year

A team of St Paul’s Collegiate School Agribusiness students have been awarded the ‘Young Inventor of the Year’ prize at Fieldays 2017.

 Wairoa College principal resigns after Ministry intervention

The principal of Wairoa College has resigned a year after the school had a limited statutory manager appointed by the Education Ministry.

Chris Allen, who took the role in July 2015, resigned last Thursday.

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