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Health, hygiene failures in a third of NZ school buildings

A third of school buildings don’t meet health and hygiene standards and hundreds of schools need to do more work on their buildings than they can afford. The figures come from a Cabinet paper that says an initial survey indicates a third of classrooms do not meet Education Ministry standards for lighting, temperature and acoustics, and nearly half don’t support modern teaching methods

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.

Māori and Pasifika workers could be hit hardest by automation

Programmes must be implemented “sooner rather than later” to support Māori and Pasifika workers set to be hit hard by automation, according to one industry expert.

More than 70 schools now challenging the Government’s NCEA review process

More than 70 schools throughout the country have now signed up to the Principals NCEA coalition which is challenging the government’s NCEA review process.

A new approach to education consultation, and not everyone’s happy

A high school union boss says the principals who gave Chris Hipkins’ NCEA review a “fail” grade have “jumped the gun”.

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.

Questions why kapa haka doesn’t gain university entrance

Fresh off the He Pouwhenua, He Puapua secondary schools national kapa haka competition stage, former Māori Medium students and Māori Performing Arts (MPA) leaders are asking why the hours of sacrifice don’t count when seeking entrance to university.


Media Releases


$23 million Investment in Special Schools

NZGovt: More than $23 million will be invested in rebuilding two special schools in Auckland and Christchurch, Associate Education Minister Tracey Martin announced

Tertiary education Annual Maximum Fee Movement for 2019

NZGovt: The Government is seeking submissions on a proposed 2% Annual Maximum Fee Movement for tertiary education organisations in 2019, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said today.







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