Rāhina 4 o Hui-tanguru, Monday 4 February

‘Bums on seats’ approach puts children at risk in early childhood education centres, teachers say

Parents are sold the idea their children are safe and happy in early childhood education centres – but that’s not always the case, some teachers say.

‘Every child a taonga’

A presentation of the Ministry of Education’s strategic plan for early learning was delivered to educators in Gisborne this week. Education Minister Chris Hipkins launched the draft plan, He taonga te tamaiti (Every child a taonga), in November. It sets the direction for early learning for the next 10 years and is open for consultation until March 15.

NCEA course in how to be a police officer launches in three Wellington schools

Three Wellington schools have kicked off NCEA-level police studies aimed at building relationships between the thin blue line and Māori and Pasifika youth.

English teaching volunteers help launch new life for new Kiwis

English Language Partners (ELP), is a group that helps train volunteers, giving them a recognised qualification and pairing them with migrants and refugees.

Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust faces $549,000 legal costs claim

Toni Waho, a former Palmerston North school principal, took the Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust to court after it removed him for allegedly bringing the trust into disrepute.



Opinion: Ag Training in the Wairarapa – adapting for the future

After much disappointment from the community, industry and local leaders around the liquidation of Taratahi, what is critical now is that we collectively look forward to how we can best provide for agricultural training and skills in the Wairarapa.

John Roughan: Education does not need to restrain the strong

It’s a long time since I read anything quite as chilling as this: “Those schools that don’t need it also have obligations to other schools in the system, and they need to contribute their expertise to other schools. They need to be part of the system.”

Hinemoa Elder: Reclaiming te reo Maori is an ongoing battle

It’s been quite a week or so for those of us playing our part in nurturing our Māori language.

Media releases


“Give me my History!” – petition

History Teachers Association: NZ History Teachers’ Association petition calling for the coherent teaching in schools of our shared past.

National academy of top researchers and scholars turns 100

Royal Society Te Apārangi: Royal Society Te Apārangi is celebrating he kotahi rau one hundred years of electing Fellows (Ngā Ahurei a Te Apārangi) to its Academy this month.



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