Industrial action looms as an option for primary school teachers unimpressed with the Ministry of Education’s offer of a pay increase on their final day of negotiating.
Youth councillors Sam Smith and Shannon McLean say the idea of boys doing metal work and girls doing sewing is outdated.
School leavers with learning difficulties now have a better chance at employment in the trades sector thanks to a South Auckland initiative. The Aspire2Trades campus in Manukau opened its doors last year, with courses in painting and decorating, welding, and forklift training.
Education providers and students had a chance to have their say on the rapidly changing shape of their industry yesterday with Minister Chris Hipkins.
Last week a 16-year old boy was badly bullied at a South Auckland high school. He was was rushed to Middlemore Hospital after he was tripped and punched during interval.
A Neighbourly poll shows almost half of parents would leave their home for the ‘right’ school zone.
The new French law would ban phone use by pupils in school playgrounds, at break times and anywhere on school premises.
Seven nominations from Te Tairāwhiti and Ngāti Kahungunu are in this year’s Māori Television Matariki Awards, awards that are designed to recognise and celebrate Māori achievement. See also: Committed to children’s education, community
All Hawke’s Bay children will be given a free copy of the award winning bi-lingual children’s book, Rūaumoko’s Walk/Te Hikoi a Rūaumoko based on Kahungunu legends and dialect telling the story of what to do in an earthquake with a subsequent tsunami threat.
Make Lemonade: Teachers need to be better paid as they adjust to educating kids in the fastest growing sector in New Zealand, – technology, an award-winning Maori chief executive of a fast growing ed-tech company says.
NZ National Party: New Zealand’s universities risk slipping further down the international rankings if the Government doesn’t urgently address its misplaced spending priorities, National’s Tertiary Education Spokesperson Paula Bennett says.
Beehive: Pacific Peoples Minister, Aupito William Sio will be visiting Tino e Tasi Preschool in Dunedin today to try out the new Samoan language app that Tino e Tasi has produced in-house and with the direct participation of its own preschoolers.
Power Genius: Kerikeri’s Riverview School has become the first school in New Zealand to utilise the PowerGenius energy management system, after installing a solar system earlier this year to help save money on its power and to educate children about power conservation.
Finnish children start school when they are seven, only spend four hours a day in class and don’t get homework until they are teenagers, yet outstrip New Zealand in international test results.
Dr. Binoy Kampmark: The shift to Google by universities as a storage and communication mechanism was something taken with a breezy obliviousness to its implications. For Google, it was a magical boon: mass concentration of staff and student data, cloud facilities, the magic of information.