Tuesday 1 August

Decile destruction will bring ‘culture change’

To the surprise of no one, the Government has announced plans to abolish New Zealand’s school decile ratings.

Principals welcome new school funding system

A replacement of the decile rating system for schools has been a long time coming, the Secondary Principals’ Association says.

Targeted funding for at risk children a good investment, principals say

Renwick mother Kelly Richardson is happy to hear decile rankings are being scrapped – she is sending her son Mason, 4, to Renwick School because of its location.

Decile system to be scrapped and replaced with ‘Risk Index’

Nikki Kaye is replacing the decile system with a Risk Index. Parents will not be able to judge potential schools on their place within the index, she says.

Decile system scrapped: Bay principals react

Two Tauranga principals have reacted with cautious optimism to the government’s plans to replace the decile funding system.

Primary industries resources for students

The launch of a new package of secondary school resources will help boost students’ understanding of and engagement with the primary industries, says Associate Minister for Primary Industries Louise Upston. “Our primary industries are a vital part of our economy which account for more than 70 per cent of exports,” says Ms Upston. …

Auckland Grammar hires first-ever Maori language teacher

Neitana Lobb is the first-ever te reo Maori teacher that Auckland Grammar School has hired in its 147 year history.

Replacement of decile system a long time coming – principals

The replacement of the decile rating system for schools has been a long time coming, Secondary Principals’ Association president Mike Williams tells Morning Report.

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