Rāmere 7 o Mahuru

Relief teacher supply hits ‘critical low’, agency contracted to Ministry of Education tells schools

A relief teacher agency has told schools it can no longer meet all their requests for relievers for the first time in its history.

Stoush over Bible lessons in state schools heads to the High Court

Now, the Secular Education Network‘s Tanya Jacob and David Hines are leading a case against the Government, challenging sections 78 and 79 of the Education Act 1964, on the basis “they are inconsistent with the 1993 Human Rights Act.

What will the Wellbeing Budget change?

It’s an exciting time for Edward Diener. One of the world’s foremost exports on wellbeing, he’s come to New Zealand to deliver the keynote address at a conference hosted at Victoria University.

At the beginning of his career, his ideas about the measurement and promotion of happiness were written off as economic madness — now they’re part of a body of research that will form the framework of future New Zealand Budgets, beginning with Grant Robertson’s 2019 “Wellbeing Budget”.

Media Releases


NZ to provide $9m support for Pacific education

NZGovt: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has today announced a $9 million package to make it easier for Pacific students to access education. “Pacific governments face significant challenges in delivering joined-up education services over a vast geographic area,” Jacinda Ardern said.

Languages advocates back Nikki Kaye’s languages bill

COMET: Auckland languages advocates are calling on MPs from all parties to send Nikki Kaye’s private member’s bill on languages in education to a select committee for wide public debate.

How do we grow success for Pacific Learners in Tertiary?

PTEF: ‘Be the change you want to see in the world’ is the theme for this year’s national Pacific Tertiary Education Forum, to be held in Wellington on Thursday 6th and Friday 7th September.

New online tool aims to bolster Pacific learner success

PTEF: This week, Ako Aotearoa launched the Pacific Cultural Centeredness Pathway (PCCP) at the Pacific Tertiary Education Forum in Wellington. This free, online tool offers a great springboard for teachers and support staff to gain the cultural knowledge to enhance how they support their Pacific learners.



Seven ways to celebrate Te Wiki o te reo Māori

Sarah Moore is taking part in a 12-week te reo course in an effort to show her irāmutu (niece) her whole family values her Māori heritage. This is her eighth column.