Rāhina 17 o Mahuru

Six of New Zealand’s worst performing schools placed in secret ‘turnaround’ pilot programme

It aims to provide urgent, customised interventions in schools where a “perfect storm” of poor leadership, teaching and student achievement has persisted for at least three official review terms, or at schools in “a rapid state of decline”.

Learning in a Maori way

As a young Maori woman, I have experienced both mainstream and kura kaupapa education. School is often a difficult and confusing time for me.

Want to be a doctor, lawyer or engineer? Don’t grow up poor

Want to be rich? Don’t be born poor. Only one in 100 entrants to our elite university courses come from the most deprived homes, a Weekend Herald investigation has found.

Nicholas Tampio: children need to learn in the real world, not the virtual one

From Saturday Morning with Kim Hill on RNZ National.

Clothes, beds, rent money: What teachers give their students

Ninety children clamour around the lunch tables at Alfriston College in Manukau, eager for the hot meal that’s served every Wednesday. By 1.30pm, 180 students will have been fed.

Whangārei principal Pat Newman says child restraint rules are ‘PC gone mad’

The Te Tai Tokerau Principals’ Association president and Hora Hora Primary School principal is talking about child restraint guidelines which were introduced last year.

Top teaching awards go to Auckland academics

Two University of Auckland academics have won prestigious national teaching awards. Associate Professors Dr Christine Woods and Dr Mānuka Hēnare…

Media releases

Building the best education system in the world

Beehive: The Government has set an ambitious goal of building the best education system in the world, Education Minister Chris Hipkins says.

New campaign to attract te reo Māori teachers

MoE: Ka whakaaturia tētahi pānuitanga reo Māori hou i runga pouaka whakaata i tēnei wiki. Ko tāna he whai kia tokomaha ake ngā kaiako e hiahiatia ana i Aotearoa nei, mā ngā kōrero tūturu mō ngā āhutanga e hihiri ai ngā kaiako, e whaihua ai hoki tā rātou mahi.

Launch of Tapasā to help teachers

Beehive: Associate Minister of Education Jenny Salesa has today launched a cultural competency tool for teachers working with Pacific learners at Otahuhu Primary School in South Auckland.

te reo Maori should be taught at primary school

StatisticsNZ, See also: Kia ora koutou Mo te wiki ō te reo Māori! The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW).


Kiwis be warned: the global jobs market demands polyglots

Simon Draper: Learning foreign languages in school is now essential if we want out children to be able to compete in the global jobs market.

How the Irish have embraced compulsory language learning

Kristin Hall: Our government wants to see one million Kiwis speaking te reo Māori by 2040. It’s an admirable goal, and long overdue given that everyone would still be speaking it if it wasn’t for a gang of jodhpur-wearing whiteys with guns.

Teaching our kids about finance, in any language

Banquer: All Kiwi kids deserve to be taught financial education in a way that works for them, Kendall Flutely writes.


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