Rāmere 25 Haratua 2018

Māori no longer ‘extra-curricular’ as bilingual school finds teacher

A bilingual kaupapa Māori school is on track to open next term after finally finding a kaiako, or teacher.

The high-flying jobs you can get with no formal qualification

It’s become expected that for most of the country’s highest-paying, highest-profile roles, you need a tertiary qualification.

Education Council investigates 664 school teachers for misconduct

Sex, drugs and pornography were just some of the reasons behind 664 teachers being investigated in the past two years.

‘Eventually decile system will go’

The flawed decile system will eventually go but not before finding a system that doesn’t further stigmatise children, says the Minister of Education.

Government scraps plans to replace decile funding system for schools with per-child ‘risk index’ subsidies

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has announced the end of work on a risk index to replace the school decile funding system

Our Lady of Lourdes school joins Australian children for simultaneous reading

A Palmerston North school was in sync with children across the ditch this week during a simultaneous book reading.

School lifts community expectations, and with it, students’ fortunes

Five years ago, Glenavon School was under close government monitoring, a struggling school in a struggling community. (Following two stories about finalists)

Rotorua Girls’ High School and John Paul College ‘proud’ to be finalists in Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards
Hawke’s Bay schools Flaxmere College and William Colenso College finalists in Prime Minister’s Excellence Awards


Media releases

Fees-free sucks up tertiary money for nothing

NZ National Party: For the first time in two decades universities in New Zealand will receive no real increase in government funding, while $2.8 billion is being spent on the failed policy to lift participation in tertiary education, National’s Tertiary Education Spokesperson Paula Bennett says.

BCITO acts to boost school leavers entering apprenticeships

BCITO: New Zealand’s leading provider of construction and trade apprenticeships is encouraging school leavers to see a career in the trades as a worthwhile choice with the launch of a new digital platform.

VCs at risk of opting out of government’s vision

TEVice-Chancellors need to accept that cutting jobs to meet narrow performance metrics will do nothing to help rebuild an inclusive tertiary education sector that meets the needs of all New Zealanders, the Tertiary Education Union said today.

Exploring what it is to be a global citizen

ACE: A dynamic range of speakers at next month’s Adult and Community Education (ACE) Conference will guide community educators towards a greater understanding of how community learning can help New Zealanders become global citizens.

#YouthToo – High school students speak out for Youth Week

Shakti: Shakti Youth is hosting a new generation of youth from migrant and refugee backgrounds who will come together for Youth Week 2018 to share fresh perspectives on the #MeToo movement and feminism on the 26th of May.


An answer to New Zealand’s illiteracy enigma?

Roger Partridge, NZ Initiative: While Reading Recovery may help some children – or even a majority of them – what of those it does not help?