The researcher on a seven year project aimed at identifying the value of Maori language says it will help with future decisions on where resources may be most effective. Te Kura Roa: Whaihua research project was commissioned by the Maori centre for research excellence, Nga Pae o te Maramatanga, and led by professors Rawinia Higgins and Poia Rewi.
A new study says introducing English lessons to kura kaupapa students when they are 11 years old could stop the tide of students leaving kura for mainstream high schools.
Staff in the University of Otago’s School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences are ”devastated” after a proposal to slash 13 full-time equivalent positions.
New teachers could soon be trained to teach at both primary and secondary levels to help smooth the transition between school levels for students. Education Minister Nikki Kaye was open to the idea – saying the proposal was part of “an important discussion about flexibility”.
Bream Bay College teachers Emma Scobie-Jennings and Tony Baker, front, with Cr Rick Stolwerk and local landowner Luana Pirihi at the site of the Takahiwai wetland restoration project. The project is one of more than 21 Northland school projects that will receive Environmental Leaders Fund backing this year.
Creative HQ’s youth focused entrepreneurship accelerator Venture Up was the perfect environment for 18-year-old Rebecca Gidall to develop her online employment portal PartTimer.