Rāapa, te 13 o Pipiri

University of Canterbury appoints Cheryl de la Rey as Vice-Chancellor

The head of South Africa’s largest university will take up the reins at the University of Canterbury next year, replacing Dr Rod Carr as vice-chancellor.

Gathering of Catholic Schools from throughout the country

Eight hundred Catholic educators are gathering in Wellington this week at the TSB Arena to celebrate Catholic education in New Zealand. For more on Catholic education, see: ‘They couldn’t believe our teachers had laptops and school apps’

Wellington schools below average when it comes to environment-friendly teaching

Waverley Kindergarten was recently named the first Southland kindergarten to reach Enviroschools’ Gold Achievement. Wellington city is a little behind, sitting below the national average of schools involved in the programmes.

Auckland school changes zone to cut out students moving in to planned housing development

Mount Albert Grammar School has had a zone change to cut out Unitec land which will be used for a future housing development.

Annie Crummer: ‘I can’t read or write but I have magic’

The singer, known for her hits Language and See What Love Can Do, wasn’t diagnosed with dyslexia until well into adulthood. See also Dyslexia: It’s heartbreaking to hear your child say they’re stupid

 

PM Jacinda Ardern announces new science advisor

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has appointed an Auckland biochemist expert as her new Chief Science Advisor. See also: Office of PM’s Chief Science Advisor argues for developmental crime prevention model for young offenders

Media releases

Feedback sought for Tomorrow’s Schools Review

MoE: The Independent Taskforce charged with reviewing the way our schools are governed, managed and administered wants to hear New Zealanders’ views and experiences of the schooling system.

Te Kura’s Big Picture Learning Pilot finalist for PM’s Award

Te Kura: A programme with the motto ‘one student at a time in a community of learners’ is a finalist in the Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards for the Education Focus Prize – Takatū.

Let’s treasure our tamariki and kaiako in early education

Lynley Tulloch: Let’s treasure our tamariki and kaiako in early childhood education.

Low decile students outperforming higher decile schools

Make Lemonade: A cluster of low decile Northland schools is on track to outperform many higher decile schools around New Zealand through digital learning.

Gifted Awareness Week

NZ Association for Gifted Children: Children today are growing up in a world rich with possibility. They all have the potential to be a force for progress and positive social change in their families, communities, and in the world.

University of Auckland staff take home architecture awards

University of Auckland: An inner city Christchurch school, designed by Andrew Barrie Lab and Tezuka Architects has won three awards at the 2018 Canterbury Architecture Awards.

$30000 award to support an innovative learning resource

NZCER: People with a great idea for turning high-quality research into an innovative learning resource are invited to apply for the Beeby Award 2018.

Opinion

Rankings are what makes the academic world go around

Case Carter: Our universities are falling behind in the ruthless race to the top, but they’re actually doing well.

Six expensive things that are totally worth the money

Audrey Noble: Education is a worthwhile investment.

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