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NZEI welcomes new Education Minister

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:04:42 +1200 | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa President Lynda Stuart congratulates Nikki Kaye on her promotion to Minister of Education. More >>

$500k for new classrooms at Witherlea School, Blenheim

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:11:50 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Around $500,000 will be invested to build two new teaching spaces at Witherlea School in Blenheim, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today. More >>

Lack of Democracy Undermines Education Council

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:11:15 +1200 | New Zealand Principals' Federation

'A huge rise in teacher registration fees is mooted and principals feel ownership of their own Education Council's decisions is being undermined through having no democratically elected members,' says Whetu Cormick, President of the New Zealand ...More >>

Proposed funding model could do more harm

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:31:01 +1200 | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that axing the current decile funding system on the basis that it is too crude, only to replace it with another that is already said to to be unreliable, may have the result of seriously disadvantaging schools ...More >>

Screentime Health Concerns Being Ignored

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:16:53 +1200 | Family First Lobby

Family First NZ says that a survey which found that Kiwi 15-year-olds average 163 minutes online outside school each weekday, up from 98 minutes in 2012, highlights not only an issue with excessive screentime, but also a lack of guidelines by education ...More >>

Special Funds for Special Education Needed Now

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:24:41 +1200 | New Zealand Principals Federation

'Principals are calling for additional resources to deal with the growing number of students presenting with high behavioural and learning needs,' says Whetu Cormick, President of the New Zealand Principals' Federation (NZPF).More >>

$1.2m for more classrooms at Omokoroa Point School, Tauranga

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:56:42 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Around $1.2 million will be invested to build three additional classrooms at Omokoroa Point School in Tauranga, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today. More >>

$900k for new classrooms at Waikanae School

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:34:38 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Around $900,000 will be invested to provide Waikanae School with two new modular classrooms, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today. More >>

New appointments to Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:46:41 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Minister of Education 18 April 2017 Media Statement New appointments to Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu More >>

Appointment for physical activity and nutrition in schools

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 10:12:27 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Education Minister Hekia Parata have welcomed the appointment of Professor Grant Schofield, as the Ministry of Education’s first Chief Education Health and Nutrition Advisor.More >>

Children Out of Control

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 09:03:03 +1200 | Conservative Party

Recent reports of excessive violence, amongst school children, towards teachers should come as no surprise, but more as a wake up call to parents and caregivers New Zealand wide. Violence by children in primary schools has reached breaking point for principals. ...More >>

Cyclone closes schools & ECE centres across North Island

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 11:17:09 +1200 | Ministry of Education

Severe wet weather caused by Cyclone Cook has now closed 137 schools and 133 early learning centres across the North Island, affecting 34,232 school children and 4339 pres-schoolers.More >>

Bungle over new Early Childhood Education Curriculum

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 17:35:37 +1200 | ChildForum

A new early childhood curriculum replacing the current ‘Te Whāriki’ document has been published on the Ministry of Education website -- without prior announcement until its release today and near the eve of the long Easter weekend and the start ...More >>

Release of revised Te Whāriki welcomed

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 15:43:20 +1200 | Auckland Kindergarten Association

The Auckland Kindergarten Association (AKA) has welcome the Government’s release today (12 April) of an update to New Zealand’s early childhood education curriculum, Te Whāriki.More >>

Council welcomes new curriculum – with one big reservation

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 15:40:43 +1200 | Early Childhood Council

The Early Childhood Council has praised today’s (12 April) release of an update to New Zealand’s early childhood education curriculum – ‘with one big reservation’. More >>

Updated early childhood curriculum welcomed by advocates

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 15:37:12 +1200 | Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood NZ

Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand (ECNZ) today welcomed the updated Te Whāriki, New Zealand’s early childhood education (ECE) curriculum, just released by the Ministry of Education.More >>

Te Whāriki update needs PD to back it up

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 14:38:52 +1200 | NZEI

NZEI members are heartened that the mana of Te Whārik has been upheld in a major update today and we will now focus on ensuring educators get the professional development they need to use the updated curriculum to help children learnMore >>

School funding changes put vulnerable kids at risk

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 12:24:38 +1200 | Green Party

Radical changes to the school funding system have not been thought through and will ultimately mean less funding for schools, the Green Party said today. More >>

Revised curriculum welcomed

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 11:35:11 +1200 | New Zealand Kindergartens

New Zealand Kindergartens Te Pūtahi Kura Puhou o Aotearoa welcomes the release of the revised early childhood education (ECE) curriculum document Te Whāriki . More >>

Too many risks in rushing decile replacement

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 11:22:47 +1200 | New Zealand Educational Institute

NZEI Te Riu Members are very concerned that decisions around a major review of the school decile funding system are being rushed through before there is evidence that the new model will improve children's education.More >>


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