Thursday 15 March

Hipkins’ ideology could cost taxpayers $42m a year

Education Minister Chris Hipkins’ unilateral decision to prevent parents from sending their children to school before the age of five as part of cohort entry could cost taxpayers up to $42 million more a year, National’s Education Spokesperson Nikki Kaye has revealed…

NZMA opens community campus in Porirua to make a difference

Porirua will have its own community campus which will officially open in late April 2018. The key kaupapa is to work with, and for the community – involving students in community projects and working alongside the community to support pathways to higher education and employment…

Restoring school entry age of 5 may cost taxpayers $42m

Axing early school entry before age 5 may cost taxpayers up to $42 million a year, official documents show…

Education Matters to Me reports provide intriguing insight

New Zealand students want to see more inclusion, fairness and fun in schools. That’s according to a series of reports released on Wednesday, which were jointly prepared by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner and the New Zealand School Trustees Association…

Māori children can feel ‘isolated’ at school

A new report on the experiences of Māori children at school shows more must be done to make them feel comfortable and confident, says Kelvin Davis…




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