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‘Tired’ teachers question latest government offer

About 500 teachers and principals went on strike across Nelson and Tasman district on Thursday, staging roadside demonstrations in the morning rush hour, before heading to closed meetings for NZEI union members to discuss the offer put forward a week ago.

Research project aims to determine what effect schools have on students’ success

Socio-economic differences have troubled efforts to compare schools’ impact on their students – until now. How do we define success in education? A New Zealand Institute project is developing a value-added model for the NZ context.

Foreign teachers could struggle with NZ classrooms, principals warn

The Education Ministry said more than 3000 overseas teachers had responded to a recruitment campaign and about 550 had completed screening of their qualifications and were ready to be hired.

Students launch petition after being flummoxed by word ‘trivial’ in NZQA exam

Students sitting the NZQA Level 3 History causes and consequences paper on Wednesday were confronted with the word in a quote from Julius Caesar: “Events of importance are the result of trivial causes.”

Primary school cancels prizegiving: ‘Schools are not about ranking and sorting’

Silverdale Primary School, on Auckland’s Hibiscus Coast, announced the decision to cancel its prizegiving in an October school newsletter.

School children learning life lessons two years on from quake

Two years have passed since the Kaikōura earthquake struck and while life is slowly getting back to normal for children in south Marlborough, there is still progress to be made.

Media releases

Pacific language champion honoured

University of Auckland: A champion of Pacific learners, Dr Rae Si’ilata, had her work recognised at the SunPix Pacific People’s Awards 2018 last week.

NZ schools visit Antarctica

Antarctica NZ: Each year, Antarctica New Zealand partners with education provider LearNZ to create a free virtual field trip to teach New Zealand primary school children about Antarctica.

Prize for outstanding Maths teacher

ACG Strathallan: Maths teacher Krista Rabulall has been granted the 2018 Margaret and John Kalman Charitable Trust Mathematics Teaching Prize, awarded through the University of Auckland.


Beck Vass: My daughter’s teacher has 10 jobs, she deserves better pay

The first year of school is coming to a close for our just-turned six-year-old daughter. During this year, among many things, she has learned to read.

Five ways to futureproof your child’s education

Preparing children for the jobs of the future is difficult considering we don’t even know what they will be. But we can teach them the skills to adapt, and the core educationalvalues that are timeless. Here are five ways to get started.




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