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Increase in school boarding allowance overdue

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:03:08 +1300 | Federated Farmers

A review of the school boarding allowance can’t come soon enough for farming families who live many kilometres from their nearest school. More >>

Educators call for better funding this World Educators Day

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:53:57 +1300 | NZEI

Teachers and support staff around New Zealand will be marching, rallying and gathering together on World Educators Day this Saturday (October 29) as part of a nationwide call for Better Funding, Better Learning for education.More >>

$1.8m to boost capacity in Gisborne and Hawke’s Bay schools

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 10:12:30 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Around $1.8 million million will be invested to build a total of five new classrooms at schools in Gisborne and Hawke’s Bay, Education Minister Hekia Parata announced today. More >>

Greater Christchurch Education Renewal Programme on-track

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 14:22:24 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata has welcomed a Treasury report which has highlighted the strong performance of the Greater Christchurch Education Renewal Programme. More >>

10 new classrooms for three Auckland schools

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 09:40:21 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Around $5 million is being invested to provide three Auckland schools with a total of 10 new classrooms, Education Minister Hekia Parata announced today. More >>

Gordon Campbell on holidays, Hekia Parata and Badlands

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:50:08 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

A t this time of year, a lot of New Zealanders tend to bemoan the increasing popularity of Hallowe’en. They regard it as an alien, commercialized American import with no real connection to this country – even though, thank goodness, Hallowe’en ...More >>

$4m for new classrooms in Waikato schools

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:07:27 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Around $4 million will be invested to build a total of 11 new classrooms at six Waikato schools, Education Minister Hekia Parata announced today. More >>

73 days wait for special education support

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:11:53 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

Children are having to wait 73 days for support from the Ministry of Education because it is not resourced to support special education, says Labour’s Acting Education Spokesperson Grant Robertson.More >>

Education Legislation Bill passes Third Reading

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:25:26 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata has welcomed the passing of a bill which will provide increased flexibility for parents, students, school boards and early childhood education providers.More >>

$4.9M Loss as Minister Fails to Recover Charter Assets

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:07:03 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

Taxpayers appear to have lost $4.9 million after the failure of a Northland charter school, that lasted only two years, says New Zealand First. More >>

Hekia Parata needs to come clean on seclusion rooms

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:13:38 +1300 | Green Party

Education Minister Hekia Parata needs to come clean with Kiwi parents about exactly how many state schools are using seclusion rooms, if any, and how long she’s known about them, the Green Party said today While responding to Green Party MP Catherine ...More >>

Stage two of Te Waka Unua School redevelopment underway

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:33:19 +1300 | New Zealand Government

A sod turning ceremony attended by Education Minister Hekia Parata today marked the start of the second stage of the redevelopment of Te Waka Unua School in Christchurch. More >>

Call for departing minister to listen to educators - NZEI

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 13:15:32 +1300 | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa wishes Education Minister Hekia Parata well, following her announcement that she is leaving politics, and hopes her parting move will be to listen to the education sector and ditch her radical bulk funding proposal in favour of better ...More >>

Otago tops national educational performance measures

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:11:07 +1300 | University of Otago

The University of Otago has topped all but one of the key indicators released today measuring educational performance of students at New Zealand’s universities. More >>

Extra classrooms for Fernside School, Christchurch

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:36:10 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Around $750,000 will be invested to build two new classrooms at Fernside School in Christchurch, Education Minister Hekia Parata announced today. “This is part of a second round of investments in new classrooms under Budget 2016, which provides ...More >>

A third medical school proposed for New Zealand

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:26:35 +1300 | University of Waikato

A third medical school has been proposed for New Zealand at the University of Waikato. More >>

Roskill schools need funding boost, not road shows

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 15:08:18 +1300 | Michael Wood

“Hekia Parata’s public meeting about education in Mt Roskill tonight will not help a single local school following recent funding cuts”, says Labour candidate for Mt Roskill Michael Wood.More >>

Report on school exclusions highlights funding needs - NZEI

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 14:22:31 +1300 | NZEI

A report highlighting the barriers children with disabilities can face at school shows the urgent need to increase funding for inclusion in schools and professional training of teachers and teacher aides, NZEI Te Riu Roa says.More >>

Kids need support, not turfing out

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 11:02:34 +1300 | Green Party

The Green Party supports the call for the Government to set up an independent tribunal that families can use to appeal schools' disciplinary actions. More >>

Commission concerned about the safety of children in schools

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 17:20:47 +1300 | Human Rights Commission

The Disability Rights Commissioner, Paul Gibson, welcomes the Ombudsman's investigation into the use of seclusion in school settings and will assist if needed. More >>


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