Rāhina 28 Haratua 2018

A complete overhaul of NCEA level one has been recommended to Government

Students could again be high school guinea pigs as the Government considers completely overhauling NCEA level one.

Auckland Grammar School headmaster slams NCEA changes as ‘dangerous’ and ‘irresponsible’

Auckland Grammar School headmaster Tim O’Connor, where 60 per cent of senior students sit British-based Cambridge exams, predicts that more schools will abandon the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) if changes proposed in a discussion document are adopted.

NCEA Level 1 exams ‘a form of crowd control’

(RNZ/Morning Report audio) A ministerial advisory group has suggested dropping exams for level 1 of the NCEA and halving the number of credits needed to get the qualification.

No-one keeping stats on stressed primary school principals

Increasing stress, long hours, and dealing with poverty impacting on the health of our primary school principals.

Shifting homework habits could be helping New Zealand students find balance

Homework can be the bane of academic life for many students and while some schools have said goodbye to the long-standing activity it’s not yet condemned to the educationscrapheap, writes Jessica Long.

Screaming Naenae College special needs student locked out of classroom

A special needs student deliberately locked out of class at a Lower Hutt school is just one allegation among many revealed in documents obtained by Stuff.

Almost $20M funding boost to rebuild rundown primary school in growing Auckland suburb

A neglected Auckland school is in line for a $19.5 million cash investment for a rebuild so it can offer much learning conditions for its growing student roll.

Finalists announced for Matariki Awards 2018

The annual awards event recognise and celebrate Māori achievement across a range of disciplines.

Te Kōpuku High School applies to become a state school after charter model scrapped

Waikato’s only charter school has applied to become part of the state school system.

Media Releases

Q+A: Education Minister Chris Hipkins

TVNZ, interview transcript: The Education Minister was on TVNZ 1’s Q+A programme to discuss a potential overhaul of NCEA which goes out to public consultation today.

Māori educational success not a Govt priority

NZ National Party: Young Māori who need extra help to succeed at school are being let down by the Government and its lazy approach to spending, National’s Māori Education Spokesperson Jo Hayes says.

Samoan language week launched

NZ Govt: Today’s launch of Samoan Language Week at Fale o Samoa in Mangere highlights the importance of language in sustaining the community’s traditions and cultural identity.

Opinion / Insight

Editorial: Decile funding system changes in education will not be successful if made in isolation – NZ Herald

Education is one of our most critical sectors, and it is hardly surprising, therefore, that education policies and practices are often among the most controversial.

Tākaro Tribe: Kids’ TV’s gone ka pai

If you should ever find yourself in the bush at night, or perhaps on a misty mountaintop at dusk, do keep an eye out for the patupaiarehe. According to Māori lore, these mysterious spiritual beings largely keep to themselves, but the few folk who have glimpsed them say they’re human-like, with pale skin and fair hair – a strange sight indeed to pre-European Māori.

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