Rāhina, te 18 o Pipiri

NZEI survey finds a third of Māori and Pasifika school leaders experienced racial discrimination

Almost a third of Māori and Pasifika primary school leaders have experienced racial discrimination at work, a survey has found.

We are barely functioning, literally

Secondary school students with NCEA Level 2, even those with a few Level 3 credits, are among the large number of people struggling with functional literacy.

Principals and teachers head to ballot box over ministry pay offer

Manawatū Principals’ Association president Wayne Jenkins doesn’t think the Ministry of Education’s pay offer is enough.

Late-night gaming affecting students’ schooling: Principal

A Southland principal says the late-night internet gaming habits of students is affecting their schooling.

Hastings’ St John’s College students doing ‘What Ever It Takes’ to tackle tough issue, including hosting Government’s Inquiry into Mental Health and Addictions

Over the past several months, nine students have spent time at What Ever It Takes (WIT) – the region’s largest peer provider of community based mental health and addiction service. See also: Teenager told school counsellor she was suicidal before attempt, mother says

Splinters of discontent mar high-end schooling

All is not well in the classrooms of New Zealand’s largest private education provider.

The working life of those living with ‘invisible’ disabilities

Workbridge new business specialist Nick Ruane says employees and recruiters should have open discussions about how the organisation can make the most of an individual’s potential.

Teen wins top speech contest at first attempt

A Mid North teenager has won the senior Māori section of Northland’s top te reo speech contest despite being a first-time entrant who says public speaking isn’t her cup of tea.

Graduating with flying colours: NZ Fashion Tech students bring paint colours to Fashion Week

NZ Fashion Tech students were given a fashion paint colour from Resene, and within four weeks 35 intricately detailed looks were woven, smocked, crushed, quilted, embroidered, draped, pleated and bunched into works of silk.

Kindergarten teachers all abuzz from time in Tonga

Teachers from an Oamaru kindergarten have returned home after an educational trip to Tonga.

Media releases

Action needed over discrimination

A survey of primary school leaders has found that a significant sample of Māori and Pasifika participants have experienced discrimination at work on the basis of their ethnicity. See also: Ending racism within a generation

Support Te Kupenga 2018 for our people

Beehive: Te Kupenga 2018 is an absolute  priority for our people so that our Coalition Government can be informed of what is happening in the Māori world, says the Minister for Māori Development Nanaia Mahuta.

NZ Sign Language Teachers Association welcome assistance

The New Zealand Sign Language Teachers Association (NZSLTA) welcomes funding from the New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) Board to enable it to become a stronger organisation for NZSL tutors throughout New Zealand.


Why must schools be immune to innovation?

Marama Stewart, Principal Waiouru School: Former Auckland Grammar headmaster John Morris recently warned that ‘genuine education’ is in danger of being replaced by reforms amounting to ‘social engineering’.




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