Monday 9 October

Teachers fight to fix education system

Next year, New Zealand’s teachers intend to break nine years of school underfunding through collective contract negotiations with the Government. Under-resourcing is so severe, that both major teachers’ unions have already committed to industrial action – six months out from the bargaining table…

New technology aiding parents and toddlers to communicate

A new speech recording device is helping bridge the gap between how children from rich and poor homes learn to speak…

Lack of financial support and tertiary enrolment decline

The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) says that financial support is failing to meet the rising costs of being a student, amid tertiary enrolments reaching its lowest point in more than a decade…

Hamilton ECE Wins Gold in the Best Design Awards

A Hamilton early childhood centre has won a gold medal in a prestigious national design awards at the weekend.

 

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Thursday 5 October

Empowering adult learners with dyslexia to achieve success

An Ako Aotearoa co-funded project currently in progress, is already providing adult learners with dyslexia the assistance they need to be successful in their tertiary studies…

Kirk Hope: New Zealand among the best in developing skills for the future

While there may be concerns here that over assessment in the classroom comes at the expense of learning, an international study found New Zealand’s education system is among the best in the world at developing skills for the future…

Teachers brace to fight for substantial pay rises

Primary school teachers will consider all options including industrial action next year unless their demands for better pay and working conditions are met, their union says…

Bilingual learning increasing at Auckland’s Birkdale North School

The French language unit at Birkdale North School is nearing capacity after a sharp increase in enrolments…

 

 

Tuesday 4 October

ACT announces latest plan to undermine public education

The latest ACT Party education policy, announced today, is a transparent attempt to undermine public education, teachers and unions that’s straight out of the party’s playbook, NZEI Te Riu Roa says.

New Survey Asks How Māori Identity Shapes Financial Choices

The largest ever survey of Māori financial attitudes is underway, with 100,000 questionnaires posted to people who indicated Māori descent on the electoral roll.

Tuesday 3 October

Couple launches online careers course to help guide students

Driven to guide students onto the right pathways after high school, an Orewa couple has created an online careers course…

Where are the policy announcements for early learning?

Early childhood education is conspicuous by its absence from current political debate on education, says Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand (ECNZ) Chief Executive Kathy Wolfe…

Dannevirke Community of Learning biggest education change since Tomorrow’s Schools

While there has always been co-operation between schools and early childhood centres in Dannevirke, a unique Community of Learning will allow schools to work together more effectively to enhance education in our town…

Teachers seek changes to expert funding to help needy kids

Primary and early childhood teachers have asked the Government to let them divert money away from expert teachers to provide extra support for needy kids…

 

 

Monday 2 October

Skills training—future change

While the building industry apprentice shortfall is daunting, there’s plenty of opportunities to improve the situation with creative thinking and government commitment.

Educators will fight for public education

Regardless of the eventual shade of Government, the union representing primary and early childhood teachers and support staff today committed to fighting to win good change for public education and children over the coming year…

The future is technology: Another company invests into coding for kids

Seeed Studio announced its new Grove Zero STEM Starter Kit, which is a set of colour-coded and magnetic electronic modules that teach students about programming, electronics, design thinking, and logic…

Māori Teaching and Learning Guide

New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC) has developed a teaching and learning guide to partner with its successful Māori language learning resource – Te Reo Māori: He taonga mō ā tātou mokopuna (He Taonga)…

Schools break with fifth birthday start

Some schools are preparing to end the system in which children start on their fifth birthday…

Platform Aids Students in Their Digital Learning Journey

New releases at uLearn aim to further increase student engagement and provide extra functionality for teachers…

 

Friday 29 September

Teacher exodus: ‘You have cause to be worried’

The incoming government is likely to get an earful from Auckland Council when new ministers are briefed – with some issues well outside its remit…

More support coming for principals says Ministry of Education

Lepperton Primary School principal Charles Gibson said he has been congratulated by other principals for leaving the profession.

Future leaders show class at Manu Korero

The quality of speechmaking at high school level shows the next generation of maori leaders are ready to step up to the challenge.

Better outcomes for Maori

The government’s priority of better education outcomes for Maori is one at the forefront of teaching and learning at Te Puke High School. So much so that the school is spending more than $75,000 researching how best to go about it.