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Announcement is Positive News for Students and Families

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 15:30:38 +1200 | Halswell College

The decision for Christchurch’s Halswell Residential College (HRC) to become a co-educational campus is being welcomed by staff, students and families. The Minister of Education Hon. Hekia Parata has today confirmed that HRC will become fully co-educational, ...More >>

Halswell Residential College to become fully co-educational

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 14:40:26 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Halswell Residential College to become fully co-educational Education Minister Hekia Parata has announced that Halswell Residential College in Christchurch will become fully co-educational from next year. Since 2014, the boys’ school has been able ...More >>

Labour's plan to boost skills development refreshing

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:43:01 +1200 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The future of work needs to be one where working people have good, satisfying jobs with decent incomes, and Labour's announcements today on boosting skills are welcome, the CTU said today.More >>

Students tell tertiary sector to respond to industry trends

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:09:53 +1200 | Victoria University Students Association

On Saturday 23 July, Jacinta Gulasekharam, Academic Vice President from Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) outlined why students desire an equitable approach to education at Voices from Tertiary Education, a two-day symposium ...More >>

Free Press 25/7/16

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:57:27 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

David vs Jacinda This week David Seymour takes aim at the teacher unions’ bullying tactics, and Jacinda Ardern is a pyromaniac in a field of strawmen. The full Sunday Star Column is here . The Labour Party need to show they are capable of criticising ...More >>

NZ and Australian principals swap schools

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 12:30:13 +1200 | New Zealand Government

NZ and Australian principals swap schools A Gisborne principal has today become acting principal of an Adelaide school as part of the first-ever South Australia/New Zealand Principal Exchange programme, says Education Minister Hekia Parata. Steve ...More >>

Half a million smells like pure cronyism

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 12:26:12 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The National/ACT Government’s decision to pump hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars into a new lobby group to advocate for charter schools shows just how much of a failure their ideological experiment has become, Labour’s Education spokesperson ...More >>

IAS present awards for outstanding research

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 12:18:47 +1200 | International Aids Society

Women, Girls and HIV Investigator’s Prize; Prize for Excellence in HIV Research Related to Children; IAS TB/HIV Research Prize; Lange/van Tongeren Prizes for Young Investigator Awards; and Special HIV Cure Prize Awarded at AIDS 2016 More >>

Schools urged to make submissions on new Education Bill

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 11:38:59 +1200 | NZSTA

Proposals to update the Education Act for the 21st century reflect a need to think about the flexibility schools and others need in their legislation, says Acting Secretary for Education Katrina Casey.More >>

Say No to ‘Tick Box’ Education for Our Kids

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:54:47 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First reiterates its concerns that the National Government is going to use the Progress and Consistency Tool (PaCT) to "standardise" the professional judgement of teachers in light of a recently released Ministry of Education report.More >>

UNZ welcomes Entrepreneurial Universities initiative

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 10:22:03 +1200 | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Universities New Zealand congratulates the Government and Minister Steven Joyce on today’s announcement of funding for Entrepreneurial Universities. The Government will provide $35 million over the next four years to partner with New Zealand universities ...More >>

Solutions needed for crisis in recruiting teachers

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 14:50:57 +1200 | NZEI

The affordable housing shortage that is driving teachers out of Auckland is now being seen in other towns and needs to be addressed quickly. More >>

PM’s Scholarships extended to Latin America

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 13:31:15 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has today announced the Prime Minister’s Scholarship programme for international study with be extended to Latin America, as well as Asia.More >>

‘Charter schools for babies’ a bad deal for Kiwi kids

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 16:08:24 +1200 | Green Party

The Government’s plan to expand its charter-school experiment into Early Childhood Education will put children’s learning development at risk from an even earlier age, the Green Party said today. The fourth round of applications to establish more ...More >>

Seymour announces 4th Partnership Schools application round

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 14:42:09 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Under-Secretary to the Minister of Education David Seymour has announced a fourth round of applications to establish Partnership Schools | Kura Hourua (Partnership Schools). The fourth round will open in August, with successful Partnership Schools ...More >>

Newmarket school building funds welcome –Seymour

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 11:20:54 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

Epsom MP David Seymour has welcomed Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye’s commitment to building eight new classrooms at Newmarket Primary. More >>

$8m redevelopment of Newmarket School, Auckland

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 10:41:57 +1200 | New Zealand Government

At least $8.7 million will be invested in the redevelopment of Newmarket School in Auckland, a project that will involve building the first ever four-storey block in an Auckland state school, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today.More >>

Partnership School Model ‘a mirage’ says Tamihere

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 10:07:41 +1200 | Te Whanau O Waipareira Trust

Te Whānau O Waipareira CEO John Tamihere says the Government’s flagship education policy is an unworkable “mirage”. More >>

NZ Richlister Calls on Govt to Fix Inequality And Education

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 09:45:35 +1200 | Television New Zealand

New Zealand richlister Stephen Jennings told TVNZ’s Q+A programme that high immigration is masking poor productivity. More >>

Progressing 21st Century school infrastructure

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 14:21:38 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa. Thank you Lorraine for your kind welcome and for the opportunity to take part in your 27th Annual Conference. More >>


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