Wednesday 16 May

Auckland military school set to be first to merge into state education

Auckland’s Vanguard Military School will become the first charter school to make the switch to Labours new “designated character schools”.

Budget 2018: Can new govt deliver on education?

The Education Minister says the sector is in far more strife than he’d been led to believe but the National Party is fighting back, releasing Cabinet documents it says prove planning was well underway for the Auckland region.

Ag college pays back millions after being funded for education it didn’t deliver

When Arthur Graves took over the leadership of the Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre two years ago, it faced one of the toughest challenges of its 100 years of existence.

Te Papa and EQC’s Minecraft mod shakes up earthquake education

Skeleton horses and killer bunnies may not be traditional learning tools, but a new mod for the computer game Minecraft is using them to teach important lessons about earthquake safety.

Land sale regret after proposed school zone shift

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel says she would not have championed selling council land to the Ministry of Education had she known it would “exclude” families from two local high schools.

Race Unity speech winner talks of feeling degraded by abusive words

The winner of the 2018 Race Unity speech awards talked about having abusive words slapped across her face many times.

Education summits tap into mood for change

The president of the Principals Federation says the current conversation on education is a great opportunity to make the system more responsive to the needs of Maori students.

Honorary doctorate for respected teacher

Sandy Adsett will today be conferred with an honorary doctorate at Palmerston North tomorrow 12 years after graduating with a Master of Māori Visual Arts (MMVA) from Massey University in 2006.

Kerikeri High School coach receives top service award

A long time Kerikeri High School football coach has been honoured with a top award from the New Zealand Secondary Schools Sports Council.

Media releases

Hon Willie Jackson Gives Aspiring Tradies a Boost

Aspire2Trades: Minister of Employment Hon Willie Jackson visited South Auckland trades training school Aspire2 Trades yesterday, inspiring students to take charge of their futures.

Open Polytechnic Annual Report highlights year of growth

Open Polytechnic: The release of Open Polytechnic’s 2017 Annual Report shows a year of growth and innovation for the institution which enrols the largest number of distance learners at tertiary level in New Zealand.

Failing Geeks Get The Grades

QuickSense: In real terms, QuickSense allows a student to study NCEA 1-3 mathematics, biology, physics, chemistry subjects and learn from their mistakes as they go. A teacher can track the progress of the entire class and understand where to focus lessons. Students can work out where to focus their study time.

Bullying-Free Week starts with the launch of ‘Oat the Goat’

MoE: A unique digital animation launched today by Associate Education Minister Tracey Martin aims to teach children about empathy and acceptance.

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