Rāhina, te 25 o Pipiri

Insight: Examining Tomorrow’s Schools

Children’s shrieks and laughter fill the air during the lunch break at Maraeroa School in Porirua East. (Download audio for the whole story)

South Auckland families should speak up about NCEA review, principal says

De La Salle principal Mysle Hogarty said removing Level 1 “would be a travesty”.

Number of students on the rise, but fewer suitable teachers

Research published by the New Zealand Council for Education Research (NZCER) found the capacity of schools to take a growing number of students was “much the same picture as in 2013 and 2010”. (cites National Survey Report, School resources, relations with other schools, and support,  published in Nov 2017)

Early childhood teachers at risk of losing their voices in noisy classrooms

Overcrowded and noisy early childhood centres could be doing lasting damage to teachers’ voices, a recent study suggests.

Girls’ college backlash over baking and childcare courses

A girls’ college has come under fire for promoting baking and childcare as career options for its students.

Ngāti Whakaue meet with Education and Workforce Select Committee

Ngāti Whakaue iwi members have asked education representatives to consider how the iwi can be involved in Rotorua’s only partnership school if it becomes a designated character school.

Te reo Māori courses selling out as fast as tickets for Ed Sheeran or Adele

Institutions are facing demand for te reo Māori language courses as hundreds sign up to learn the language.

Māori/Pasifika school leaders experience racial discrimination, survey finds

Almost a third of Māori/Pasifika primary school leaders are experiencing discrimination, a 2017 New Zealand Education Institute survey has found.

NZ university to increase Pacific students

A New Zealand university (Waikato) is hoping to boost its numbers of Pacific students and academics through a range of initiatives.

Media releases

New data shows Fees-Free a major flop

ACT: New data released today by the Tertiary Education Commission shows that the Government’s flagship Fees-Free policy has been a major flop, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

Opinion / blogs

A breath of fresh air for schools

The Daily Blog: The early signs are good for the government review of Tomorrow’s Schools.

 

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