Rāapa, te 20 o Pipiri

Teachers vote on strike action in first meeting

About 2500 primary teachers have gathered to vote on whether to accept the Ministry of Education’s pay offers or reject them and take industrial action.

Students in limbo as charter school contracts terminated

Middle School West Auckland (MSWA) and nine other charter schools across New Zealand received contract termination letters on June 7, even before finding out if their applications to remain open as a special character school for next year was approved.

Education minister moves closer to closing Auckland’s troubled Hato Pētera College

The “waiting game” is almost over for Auckland’s beleaguered Hato Pētera College, with Education Minister Chris Hipkins taking another step towards closing the school. See also: Auckland Māori Catholic school on the brink of closure

Racism blights NZ schools

Māori and Pasifika heads of primary schools regularly face racism at work with some discrimination coming from government agencies, according to a new survey.

Kohanga kids add touch of magic to kapa

A touch of magic is how a leading expert sees the influence of people who have been through kōhanga and kura now entering the ranks of adult kapa haka.

Bible in Schools case fast-tracked to High Court, could be heard later this year

The Human Rights Commission has backed parents right to take a court case to stop religious education in state schools.

Music therapy used in early intervention for children with special needs

A Wellington grandfather is singing the praises of a charity that uses music therapy to help pre-school aged children with disabilities.

Students beaming into classroom at Longburn Adventist College

Longburn Adventist College has started an online learning programme where children can be beamed into the class from the room next door, another part of New Zealand or another part of the world.

Lynmore Primary School enviro group helping eradicate pests, rehome battery hens

Lynmore Primary School pupils are making the environment a better place one rat and hen at a time.

Media releases

Driver shortage being addressed

Manakau Institute of Technology: Efforts to ease the driver shortage in the road transport industry has attracted significant numbers of female students to a Commercial Road Transport Programme being held at Manukau Institute of Technology.

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