Rāmere, te 15 o Pipiri

Growing need for mental health services at university putting students at risk

Universities say they are facing a “here-and-now tsunami of need that is not being met” by community and district health board services.

Low decile students aiming high

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

Human rights complaint laid after teacher sacked following HIV disclosure

A West Coast teacher fired four weeks after revealing her HIV positive status had laid a complaint with the Human Rights Commission.

Insulation jobs help refugees brush up their English

Former Myanmar refugees are learning new skills and English on the job with a Nelson insulation company.

Backlash, debate over North Shore schools’ rugby haka showdown

Two North Shore High School 1st XV rugby teams have divided sports fans after a video of their haka challenges went viral on Facebook.

Matamata College praised for ‘thought-provoking’ Shakespeare piece

A strong portrayal of a character commonly thought of as being weak has been applauded at a national competition.

Media releases

Future direction of early learning

MoE: A new survey launched today will contribute to developing the government’s 10-year Strategic Plan for Early Learning, says Nancy Bell, Director of Early Learning at the Ministry of Education. See also: Ministry requests input in future direction of early learning

Davis’ school conflicts raise serious questions

NZ National Party: National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says the extraordinary admission by Kelvin Davis that he will not answer questions regarding the impact of his Government’s policies on young Māori raises more serious questions about the Government’s handling of partnership schools.

New roof for Tairawhiti Museum (refers to LEOTC)

Gisborne District Council: Learning Outside of The Classroom museum education programmes will continue to be delivered to meet the targets set by Ministry of Education. This service is offered to all of the 65 schools in the region, with around 8600 participating students.

St Johns Hill School retains top Enviroschools status

Horizons Regional Council: HRC will be helping St Johns Hill School to celebrate retaining their Green Gold status for the Enviroschools programme, which is the highest achievable status, on Friday 15 June.


Put the humanity back into our education system

Lynne Bowyer and Deborah Stevens: The current dehumanising system locates “deficiencies” and “failure” in the young person, rather than in the systems that are imposed on the young person.

I’m a teacher who works in a hardware store

I completed my Post Graduate Certificate in Secondary Education in the UK back in 2006 and I have had my qualifications assessed and recognised by the NZQA, allowing me to continue a teaching career in New Zealand.


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