Wednesday 14 March

Education reports with children’s views and voices

Education reports with children’s views and voices…

Labour’s school donations policy expensive and unrealistic

Labour will need to come up with more cash if it is to go ahead with its unrealistic plan to end school donations, with data showing that over $130 million in donations was paid in 2016 – almost twice the estimated cost of Labour’s policy, National’s Education Spokesperson Nikki Kaye says…

Children call for changes to schools: ‘No one cares enough’

More school counsellors, compulsory Te Reo Māori classes and cleaner bathrooms are a few of many changes New Zealand school students want for the education system…

School students want passionate teachers and to be taught life skills, report finds

Students have spoken up about what works for them at school and what could be improved in a series of reports released by NZSTA and the Children’s Commissioner.

Education Minister leads delegation to global teaching conference

Education Minister Chris Hipkins leaves for Europe tomorrow where he will lead a New Zealand delegation at a major education conference…

Māori students want more than ‘tokenistic’ haka

Māori students are calling for more cultural education in their schooling rather than only “tokenistic” haka performances. That’s been revealed in the ‘Education matters to me’ report, which has been compiled from surveys with about 1,500 primary and secondary school pupils across the country. Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft told RNZ reporter Eva Corlett that with new priorities about to be set for the education system, it was important to hear directly from children…

Children’s experience highlights education issues for Māori

The negative experience of tamariki and rangatahi highlighted in a new report has to change if we are to lift Māori achievement at school, Associate Education Minister Kelvin Davis says…




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