Rāmere 25 o Kohitātea

School year begins as more teacher strikes loom

Schools begin to reopen next week under the threat of industrial action by both primary and secondary teachers. That’s despite direct talks between the primary teachers union and the Education Minister, Chris Hipkins, over the holidays in an attempt to resolve the deadlock that last year resulted in two strikes by teachers and principals. (RNZ Audio)

Are our teachers ready for the new curriculum?

As thousands of children get ready to start the school year, there is concern that the biggest change to the school curriculum in decades will take students and teachers by surprise. (Newshub Video)

Learning local

Schools are being encouraged to develop localised teaching units now that national standards have been abolished. NZHerald’s Simon Collins has produced a five-part series.

NZ schools need 376 teachers in 2019 as overseas recruitment drive falls short

A search of the Education Gazette on Wednesday found 376 vacancies – 180 in primary, 165 in secondary, and 31 in composite and area schools.

Count on it: kids can love maths

What does mathematics look like in your daily life? Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Education at Massey University Dr Jodie Hunter talks to Kathryn Ryan about how parents can help their children learn to love and understand maths by spotting the patterns all around them. (RNZ Audio)

From speaking zero te reo to teaching the language

At one point Jamal Peeni could only speak two words of te reo Māori. Now he’s been chosen to teach the language at one of the top te reo courses in Aotearoa.

How ‘safetyism’ created an epidemic of anxiety and fragility

The new morality of a strident and vocal “Generation Z” minority who demand protection from words and ideas they do not like is spreading quickly in English-speaking countries.

Emotional tools for kids taught through books and songs

New Zealand author Avril McDonald is taking her book series Feel Brave into the music world.

Free school buses trial to begin in Tauranga next week

The Welcome Bay school bus trial will establish whether free fares for students can assist in Tauranga’s traffic congestion at the start of Term One for Welcome Bay students.

Long serving Nelson principal accepts new role in Golden Bay

Hugh Gully, longest serving principal of Nelson Intermediate, has been announced as the new head of Collingwood Area School.

Media releases

ShapEd delivers three new primary schools

ShapEd delivers three new primary schools under third schools Public Private Partnership.

First micro-credentials for secondary school students

MITO: Secondary school students keen to gain experience in the automotive industry while at school can now achieve micro-credentials.

Fully Funded Scholarships at The Mind Lab

The Mind Lab: In a bid to help support educational equity across New Zealand, The Mind Lab is offering full-tuition scholarships for their Postgraduate Certificate in Digital & Collaborative Learning to the first 100 teachers working in decile 1-3 schools for the March 2019 intake.

 

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