Friday 20 April

Million-dollar payout to international students

The department charged with keeping tabs on the tertiary sector says it only has the funds to do a quarter of the monitoring it should be.

It comes as a group of international students is refunded almost $1 million in fees from a Government-administered fund after the school they were studying at was ordered to close…

 

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Friday 8 December

New teachers unprepared for job, ERO warns

The Education Review Office is calling for an overhaul of initial teacher education because too many new teachers are unprepared for their job…

Why staff and practitioners must be listened to

Expert staff and practitioners warned the Ministry of Education, the Tertiary Education Commission and colleges of education bosses that relaxing entry levels and focusing on the pedagogy of teacher education at the expense of practicum would result in a deterioration of student skills…

NZEI welcomes reports about teacher training

All beginning teachers should get the right support to be the best teacher that they can be, NZEI Te Riu Roa says.

New digital technologies for schools and kura

Education Minister Chris Hipkins today announced new Digital Technologies & Hangarau Matihiko curriculum content is being included in The New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.

Some polytechnics are at risk

Some polytechnics are at risk of tipping over and more needs to be done for children with special needs, government agencies are warning the Education Minister, Chris Hipkins.

 

Monday 23 & Tuesday 24 October

Free university study just months away

Free tertiary education is coming under a Labour-led Government – with a student association also urging Jacinda Ardern to put an end to border arrests of student loan defaulters.

Educator angst at lack of preparation for rollout of digital curriculum

A digital dawn is fast approaching the nation’s classrooms, but teachers remain in the dark, Manawatū educators warn.

Teachers draw up election action plan

Primary teacher union the New Zealand Educational Institute Te Riu Roa hopes the new Labour-led Government will rebuild New Zealand’s public education system.

 

Friday 20 October

Provide more water fountains at playgrounds, say researchers

Provide more water fountains at playgrounds, say researchers A new study from the University of Otago, Wellington, has found that only six per cent of Wellington City children’s playgrounds have drinking water fountains. The study looked at all 47…

Educators call on new government to take action

Teachers and educators have huge hope that the new Labour led Government will herald the rebuilding of New Zealand’s public education system and restore our children’s birthright to a free, world-class education…

What does new govt mean for education?

Education was also a key election issue. With huge pressures on Auckland schools especially, RNZ education correspondent John Gerritsen says there are high expectations.

Liam Rutherford: Public education crisis isn’t coming – its here

If there’s one thing we can all agree on, when talking about the education of New Zealand’s children its this: our children go to school to learn the critical and creative skills they’ll need to grow up in the 21st century. And, for that, they need teachers.

ECE sector has high hopes for new government – ECNZ

The formation of a new coalition government today is welcomed by Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand (ECNZ). Labour, New Zealand First and the Green Party all promised to increase investment in quality early childhood education (ECE) in their pre-election manifestos.

SPCA educating children about animal abuse through new storybook collection

The SPCA has released a series of storybooks as part of its nationwide education programme for New Zealand primary schools.

 

Thursday 19 October

A briefing to the incoming Education Minister

Soon the new Government will be announced and incoming Ministers will begin receiving their briefings (BIMS). Shane Cowlishaw does the work for the bureaucrats and writes a BIM for whoever is the next Education Minister.

Unitec reverses enrolment outsourcing decision

The move to the firm Concentrix in April last year cut 86 jobs from Unitec and staff later blamed the shift for a drop in student numbers.

Students and staff hit hardest by constant upheaval

Tertiary education institutions across New Zealand are restructuring how courses and services are delivered, causing unnecessary stress and uncertainty for thousands of staff and students.

Wednesday 18 October

New book aimed at bridging divide for school parents

Bali Haque has just published his second book that bridges the gap between secondary schools and parents.

New era dawns for teachers and pupils of Te Kura o Ngāti Hauā

Ngāti Hauā kaumatua Rewi Rapana couldn’t wait to see the day, when the aspirations of his tūpuna were realised for Te Kura ō Ngāti Hauā.

University group pushing for mental health support in intermediate schools

A new petition is calling for more support for intermediate-aged children suffering from mental illnesses.

 

Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 October

Growing Up Monolingual Inspired Academic To Learn Te Reo

An academic’s childhood growing up in a monolingual education system inspired him to learn te reo Māori as an adult, and to a research career in bilingualism…

Educators NZ – Propellerhead helps Kiwi kids get access to digital education

More Kiwi kids will have access to tech education, thanks to New Zealand software company Propellerhead.

Tenacity, teamwork may replace rote learning in Kiwi schools

Rote learning may be finally on the way out of our schools, as 4000 Kiwi students try out a new system of measuring the skills that employers really want – such as tenacity and team work.