Rāmere, te 22 o Pipiri

Call for New Zealand’s colonial history to be more widely taught in high school

Students “groan” at having to learn New Zealand history and some teachers are feeling pressured to “quieten down” the amount taught in high schools.

Sexuality and gender teaching missing from medical schools

A paper published in the New Zealand Medical Journal today has highlighted gaps in what medical students are being taught about sexuality and gender issues.

St Peter’s College builders construct champion robot to win WorldSkills title

St Peter’s College students Anna Skiffington and Charlie Mollard won the WorldSkills robotics competition in Sydney.

How many students are just studying by correspondence?

The largest number of students enrolled solely in New Zealand’s largest school – Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu (Te Kura), formerly known as The Correspondence School – are in the senior years.

‘Oat the Goat’ is the beautiful Kiwi animated story every child needs to watch

A beautiful New Zealand-made interactive animation for children is being praised online for the way it fosters attitudes of kindness and promotes anti-bullying.

Obesity rates in Auckland school-aged children on the rise, new data shows

The average weight of children up to the age of 14 was 35.7kg in 2017, up from 33.9kg in 2011, Healthy Auckland Together data showed.

Three specialist libraries to close at University of Auckland, 45 jobs to go

The University of Auckland will close three specialist libraries, with the loss of around 45 fulltime-equivalent staff.

Media releases

National Standards and charter schools under spotlight

NZEI Te Riu Roa: Teachers across the country are celebrating the scrapping of National Standards and are excited about the freedom to explore teaching practices and content that will genuinely meet every child’s needs, NZEI Te Riu Roa President Lynda Stuart told the Education and Workforce Select Committee today.

Seymour challenges members of education committee

ACT Leader David Seymour has today challenged members of the Education and Workforce Committee to visit a charter school in their area before they decide to close them down.

‘Successive parliaments have stifled student voice’ – NZUSA

Students have told MPs that they have an opportunity to turn the tide on previous laws which have stifled the student voice in tertiary education. This comes as Parliament debates the Education Amendment Bill, which proposes the restoration of one staff and one student seat on tertiary education institution (TEI) councils.

Māui and Mahuika inspire teachers and kaiako

CORE Education: The legend of Māui and his kuia Mahuika discovering the source of fire, is being used to inspire teachers and kaiako to be ready to implement the new digital technologies content in to their school curricula.

Editorial / Opinion

Gus Gilmore: Polytechs need to get people into better jobs

The Auckland economic development agency, Ateed, has issued a report on the city’s prosperity that was greeted with a headline “Two Aucklands”, one experiencing strong economic growth, the other struggling to provide the necessities of life.

Collaboration in education

Gisborne Herald: Nearly 30 years ago New Zealand introduced the Tomorrow’s Schools education reform that set schools up in competition with each other. It is now under review, and in the meantime many of the 52 schools in Tairawhiti, teaching 9000 of our children, have been starting to collaborate together and with others in the community to help raise the bar for educational achievement and employment outcomes.

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