Monday 29 January

PM encourages apprentices to take advantage of fees free

On Friday Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern met with a Dunedin apprentice and his employer to highlight the Government’s new Fees Free policy at the opening of the refurbished Dunedin Law Courts…

Nurture young people’s mental health earlier

The number of educational psychologists employed in the public sector needs to double if the Government is to meet its goal of improving the mental health of young people, education groups say…

Almost 775,000 Kiwi kids heading to school this week

Education Minister Chris Hipkins sends his best wishes to the many thousands of Kiwi kids who are off to school this week…

Education innovators to challenge thinking in NCEA Review

Members of a group of innovative thinkers to advise the Education Minister and Ministry on the review of the NCEA to take place this year were announced today by Education Minister Chris Hipkins.

The Group members are:

• Jeremy Baker, Chair
• Barbara Cavanagh
• Pauline Waiti
• Michelle Dickinson (“Nanogirl”)
• Jonathan Gee
• Arizona Leger
• Charles Darr

UCOL offers free te reo Māori lessons for Palmerston North, Whanganui and Wairarapa

Free te reo Māori for beginners courses are coming back to UCOL after a trial in 2017 proved popular…

Shortage forces schools to hire weak teachers

A serious shortage of teachers is forcing schools to scrape the bottom of the barrel and hire people they would not normally consider. Schools begin to reopen from Monday and principals say most have been forced to make compromises in order to ensure they have a teacher for every class, especially in Auckland…

Nanogirl on NCEA review panel

Dr Michelle Dickinson, best known as Nanogirl, and a university student have been named in a group to advise the government on changes to NCEA…



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