Thursday 20 July

Effort to help school leavers be better prepared for the workforce

Run and led by industry and designed to help school leavers become ready for work, the Work Ready Passport programme is seeking interest from employers to take part.

Shortage of ‘quality teachers’ taking a toll on schools in south Auckland

Mangere school principal Scott Symes of Sir Douglas Bader Intermediate says over the last three years the issue of teacher shortages has “progressively gotten more challenging”.

Risky Behaviour Around Water Slow to Change

Water Safety New Zealand’s (WSNZ) Public Attitude and Behaviour Survey for 2017 has revealed while safety messages are getting through risky behaviour is slow to change.

Jonty Mills says aquatic education needs to be more of a priority. A survey commissioned by WSNZ and conducted by the New Zealand Council of Educational Research (NZCER)WSNZ -last year revealed only around a quarter of primary schools provide a barely acceptable level.

Outstanding Māori and Pasifika trainee teachers honoured

Education Minister Nikki Kaye has congratulated 30 highly-accomplished Māori and Pasifika student teachers who have been awarded Kupe Scholarships.

Cuts to Otago University support roles puts teaching at risk

University of Otago Vice-Chancellor Harlene Hayne has announced plans to cut 182 full-time equivalent jobs from some of the university’s most vital support services.






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