Rāhina 11 Pūanga

Review group quietly appointed on replacing National Standards

The Government has set up an advisory group to replace national standards in schools – but has kept it quiet, apparently because of public criticism of the proliferation of policy review groups.

ECE centres too crowded, noisy and cold, researchers warn

The Education Ministry needs to raise minimum standards and protect under-five year olds from cold, crowded and noisy early childhood centres, a group of researchers says.

Sacked: Daycare teacher told bosses she had HIV – and they sent her colleagues to door knock and tell the community

The daycare teacher dismissed after telling her boss she had HIV has spoken of her anguish over losing a job she loved and being made to feel like “a modern-day leper”.

Student that shared social media images of peer with Down syndrome punished

More than 20 pupils were spoken to in an intensive investigation into the saga where images were shared of a Down syndrome pupil at Wellington East Girls’ College.

Conference shines spotlight on outcomes for Pasifika students

NZEI Te Riu Roa’s biannual Pasifika Fono took place in late April and offered educators the opportunity to hear about Pasifika achievements and innovation.

The number of Maori and Pacific students training to be doctors and dentists has skyrocketed

The University of Otago say there’s been an increase in the diversity of students entering health professional programmes in recent years, especially Maori, Pacific and rural students.

Mahurangi College allows BYO device – but no smart phones

Tablets and laptops are still allowed, but smartphones no longer have a place in the classroom at Mahurangi College.

Media releases

Progress and achievement now part of Education Conversation

MoE: Parents, whānau, students, iwi and educators – and anyone with an interest in learning – are being encouraged to share their views through an online survey that went live on 1 June.

Exploring what it is to be a global citizen

Adult and COmmunity Education: Professor James Liu from Massey University will share his knowledge of history and identity, and discuss the impact of technology on human consciousness, while human rights advocate and citizenship educator, Nelida Cespedes Rossel from Peru will share insights from Latin America. Veronica Tawhai, recent recipient of the Fullbright – Nga Pae o Te Maramatanga Scholar Award will talk about the role of citizenship education in transforming indigenous-coloniser relations.

Historic Māori magazines get new lease of life online

NZ Govt: The Minister for Māori Development Nanaia Mahuta says New Zealanders will soon have more access to historic Māori magazines under a new agreement.


A life story: John Cornelius Moorfield

John Cornelius Moorefield: One of this country’s leading contributors to the teaching of te reo Māori, his was a race of sorts – to finish the 3000-odd pages of manuscript of Te Iho, a dictionary complete with multiple examples of word usage.

Former Massey University Vice Chancellor Neil Waters dies

The second person to lead Massey University has died. Professor Emeritus Sir Neil Waters was vice-chancellor of the university from 1983 to 1995.