Monday 12 February 2018

Changes to charter schools won’t see them shut down

In the last week there has been protest, confusion and mixed messages over the future of the schools opened under the National government on the back of a supply and confidence agreement with ACT.

Rotorua Museum bus funding confirmed

Children enrolled in Rotorua schools will again have the opportunity to attend a wide range of Rotorua Museum education programmes for free this year on a bus funded by the Ngāti Whakaue Education Endowment Trust Board.

Labour’s $150 donation plan win for many schools, but wealthiest retain big advantage

Many schools are expected to benefit from Labour’s pledge to replace pupil donations with a Government payment of $150 per student – but key advantages will remain for the wealthiest schools.

Commissioner sought for Waipukurau’s The Terrace School

Two board members have resigned and the Ministry of Education is in the process of appointing a commissioner at The Terrace School in Waipukurau following an Education Review Office (ERO) report that identified concerns about student achievement levels and monitoring.

Roll growth and new teacher at Whangaehu School

Senior pupils at Whangaehu School south of Whanganui are doing mathematics exercises with their new teacher David Reddish.

NZ’s Game of Awesome wins 2018 German Design Award

Game of Awesome, a card game created by NZ design firm Chrometoaster to improve literacy and creative writing, has won a prestigious design award in Germany.