Thursday 29 March

NEXT Foundation Announces New Education Investment

NEXT Foundation has announced a new investment, in The Education Hub – a resource for teachers that bridges the gap between university research and the professional practice of New Zealand teachers…

Auckland leads on international education conference 2021

More than 2,000 international educators from around the world will be listening and learning in Auckland in 2021 at the Asia-Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE) conference hosted by the University of Auckland…

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Wednesday 28 March

Helping our kids develop the skills to be digital thinkers

A $6 million ‘All Equity Fund’ launched today will give less-advantaged students better access to digital tools, skills and knowledge, Education Minister Chris Hipkins says…

‘COOL’ policy to be scrapped under proposed changes

Consultation has begun on six items to be included in upcoming legislation.
“One of the key things we are looking to do is get rid of the deeply unpopular provision to provide for the establishment of communities of online learning – the so-called COOL,”Education Minister Chris Hipkins says…

New Zealand Qualifications Authority takes International College of New Zealand to court for falsifying results

A private international college and its director are being taken to court for falsifying students’ results…

Monday 26 March

Proposed Education Bill could be disastrous for disadvantage

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that if passed, the Education (Social Investment Funding and Abolition of Decile System) Amendment Bill could put schools serving income poor and materially deprived communities at risk of losing funding they desperately need, and their students at increased risk of bias and stigma…

Kids, parents and whānau to help shape education

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is asking children, young people and their parents to share their vision for education and help shape its future, as part of a major review of the entire sector.

Petition launched to improve school reporting

A petition to improve the quality of school and parental reporting has been launched today by National’s Education Spokesperson Nikki Kaye…

Marlborough community of learning programme boosts boys’ literacy

Boys, Māori and Pacific Island pupils are lagging behind in literacy skills, but an individualised approach to teaching has boosted achievement in Marlborough…

Art exhibition explores barriers to Māori learning

‘Barriers to Māori ways of learning’ is the theme of a new art exhibition named Ārai at Wintec’s RAMP Gallery in Hamilton…

 

Friday 23 March 2018

Kids, parents and whānau to help shape education

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is asking children, young people and their parents to share their vision for education and help shape its future, as part of a major review of the entire sector.

Waikato’s Cambridge High School adopts strategy preparing students for life and workforce

A new learning initiative at a Waikato secondary school puts the emphasis on preparing students for life outside of the school gates.

Red tape delaying school expansion, principal of packed college says

The biggest school in the top of the South Island is considering turning its library into a classroom amid construction delays to desperately-needed teaching spaces.

Wairarapa school hails new curriculum that give students control over timetables

Kuranui College says it has seen encouraging early results from the new Ignite curriculum it has introduced.

Inspiring rangatahi to fly to the United Nations

They’re young, passionate and the future Māori leaders of their generation.

Cheap fares hit school attendances

School principals are blaming record-low school attendance rates on cheap air fares tempting families into taking more holidays in term time.

Woman treads in Graham Henry’s footsteps at Kelston Boys High School

The first woman to lead one of New Zealand’s great rugby boys’ schools says she has no intention of competing with her last three predecessors.

Community Education Whanganui extends reach into prison

Community Education Whanganui and Whanganui Prison joined hands and took “a massive leap of faith” last year.

 

Thursday 22 March

National complains to Auditor-General about Government’s handling of partnership school issue

National Party education spokesperson Nikki Kaye and Education Minister Chris Hipkins have butted heads, almost continuously, over charter schools since the change of government…

Child wellbeing research institute launches with project to address oral skill deficiency among two-thirds of pupils

A new learning institute aims to address why two out of three children in east Christchurch have worse oral language skills than their peers…

David Seymour and “School Choice”

The ACT Party’s ideological bent for privatisation is clear when David Seymour talks about the government’s decision to “take school choice away” from kids if his charter school model is abolished.

Regular surveys of New Zealand parents carried out by the New Zealand Council for Educational Research, have consistently found that approx. 90% of both primary school and secondary school parents state that their child is attending the school of their choice.

Minister called on to reform tertiary education funding

Students, staff, and Vice-Chancellors have come together to call on the Minister for Education, Chris Hipkins, to work with the sector to change the existing funding model for tertiary education

Fewer teachers, more pupils as teaching crisis looms

Teachers across the country are banding together to warn the public of a looming crisis in education; fewer teachers and more pupils…

Government announces extra funding for teacher refresher courses after original money snapped up

The government has been forced to add extra funding to a teacher refresher course after initial funding dried up within three months of the teacher supply package being announced…

Wednesday 21 March

Being Crazy About That Kid Or Making that Kid Crazy

Over-crowding in New Zealand Early Childhood Centres, leading to stressed children and teachers, is certain to be affecting both the physical and emotional development of our children, according to New Zealand psychotherapists…

Polling shows Kiwis support charter schools

“Polling conducted by Curia Market Research shows New Zealanders support charter schools remaining open and disapprove of the Government’s handling of the issue”, says ACT Leader David Seymour…

Cyber-safety concerns as schools hurtle into digital age

The digital technologies curriculum says by the end of year 10, young people should be digitally capable. OPINION: It’s startling to realise that in the not too distant future, an estimated 65 per cent of primary school aged children will be employed in jobs that don’t even exist yet, and in industries that have yet to be developed