Rāapa 17 o Whiringa ā nuku

Primary school sector lists potential strike dates ahead of secret vote

Parents of primary school children have been given a month to prepare for strike action if teachers and principals vote “yes” in a secret ballot.

Bicultural approach to education benefits young Kiwi kids

Research shows that a child’s development is improved by learning about other languages and cultures.

Thought leadership lacking in education

New Zealand’s education system is lacking thought leadership, according to futurist Frances Valintine. “If you went to a principal today and said, ‘What is the strategy for New Zealand’s education future?’ I think they would struggle to answer that question,” she said.

Teachers need help over fear factor

A Māori education consultant says many in the sector need help to get over the fear factor when it comes to teaching Māori children.

Lack of child protection policies in schools a ‘nation-wide failure’, parent says

The Vulnerable Children Act 2014 requires schools have a child protection policy, but a journalist’s research shows they have been tardy.

Students talk online safety and bullying as Facebook and Sticks ‘n’ Stones launches programme

Wellington high school students talk about online safety and issues at the Online Safety Advocates’ programme launch.

Media releases

 

Education workers optimistic about Pay Equity Amendment Bill

NZEI: As the Equal Pay Amendment Bill has its first reading, a 12-year struggle for pay equity will also draw to a close for Education Support Workers, who will be receiving their first payslips with pay increases of up to 30% today.

MPs must vote to give students and staff a strong voice

TEU: Tertiary Education Union (TEU) national president Sandra Grey and NZ Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) president Jonathan Gee today welcomed a new amendment to theEducation Amendment Bill tabled by Green MP Chlöe Swarbrick that, if passed, will increase student and staff representation on tertiary education councils.

Early childhood teacher shortage severe

NZEI: The union representing early childhood teachers has added its voice to ECE employers’ call to Government to do more to reverse a teacher shortage in early childhood services.

 

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