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New start for rebuilt $10.2m Marshland School

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 15:11:25 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The new $10.2 million Marshland School was officially opened in Christchurch today by Education Minister Hekia Parata. More >>

Helping weakest students essential for society and economy

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:55:55 +1300 | OECD

Most countries have made little progress helping their weakest students improve their performance in reading, mathematics and science over the past decade. This means too many young people are still leaving school without the basic skills needed in ...More >>

An exciting start to Term One

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:32:25 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

List MP Paul Foster-Bell welcomes this morning’s announcement by Associate Minister for Education, Hon Nikki Kaye, of $9 million for the redevelopment of Thorndon School. “This is a fantastic opportunity for Thorndon School to benefit from additional ...More >>

$9m redevelopment for Thorndon School, Wellington

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 11:35:13 +1300 | New Zealand Government

One of the capital’s oldest schools, Thorndon School in central Wellington, will undergo a $9 million redevelopment, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today. Thorndon School spans three centuries, having been first established in 1852. ...More >>

Education Minister proven wrong

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 11:14:00 +1300 | Green Party

The Education Minister’s repeated denial that a family’s income and background have the biggest impact on a child’s education has been demolished by a major international education study, the Green Party says. New findings by the OECD today found that ...More >>

New initiative to help at-risk kids succeed

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:37:56 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata today launched a new initiative aimed at supporting at-risk students to stay and succeed at school. More >>

Disillusioned digital divide

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 08:45:23 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Ministry of Education boss Peter Hughes seems to be under some kind of illusion if he holds the view that “most kids do have a device”, says Labour’s Associate Education spokesperson Jenny Salesa. “Peter Hughes today made the statement before ...More >>

Ministers with free degrees hypocritical

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 14:42:17 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

Senior National Party ministers who mock the idea of free post-school education for New Zealanders are hypocrites, Opposition Leader Andrew Little says. More >>

Concierge and plaza for ministry staff

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 08:46:08 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

Chris Hipkins Education Spokesperson 9 February 2016 Concierge and plaza for ministry staff – leaky, mouldy classrooms for kids Parents will be horrified Hekia Parata is overseeing a $19.5 million refit for Education Ministry staff which includes a ...More >>

More Evidence Disabled Children Get a Bad Deal in School

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 16:26:23 +1300 | IHC

IHC welcomes the survey conducted by NZEI TE Riu Roa of Special Education Needs Co-ordinators (SENCOs) that shows a lack of adequate support for disabled students at school. More >>

Chinese Ministry of Education endorses NZTC

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 11:49:23 +1300 | New Zealand Tertiary College

The Chinese Ministry of Education has acknowledged New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC) as a high quality international education provider on the renowned Jiaoyu Shewai Jianguan Xinxiwang (JSJ) Study Abroad website.More >>

The Government is ripping off children with special needs

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 10:47:00 +1300 | Green Party

New research shows the Government is ripping off children with special needs, who are being denied access to the education they need because specialist teachers are not being adequately funded, the Green Party said.More >>

Keeping safe online more important than ever

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 10:04:16 +1300 | InternetNZ

Today - Tuesday 9 February - marks Safer Internet Day. An international event with New Zealand taking part in a big way and coordinated by InternetNZs partner Netsafe. Safer Internet Day is designed to create awareness about the importance of Internet ...More >>

Education buildings top of the class

Fri, 5 Feb 2016 13:05:55 +1300 | Statistics New Zealand

The value of building consents for education buildings increased strongly in 2015, Statistics New Zealand said today. More >>

The Spin Doctors out in force at Vanguard – again!

Thu, 4 Feb 2016 10:36:39 +1300 | Save Our Schools NZ

Today’s press release from Vanguard Military School (3 February 2016) again highlights how the spin doctors love to spin a story around high participation-based pass rates in NCEA. But do they tell the full story of student achievement at the charter secondary ...More >>

65 Wellington Region schools to serve KickStart Breakfasts

Thu, 4 Feb 2016 10:04:04 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

As the school year begins again, MP Paul Foster-Bell MP is pleased 65 schools in the Wellington region are serving KickStart Breakfasts. More >>

Scoop Coverage: TPP Signing In Auckland

Wed, 3 Feb 2016 17:11:03 +1300 | Scoop Full Coverage

Press releases, reaction and commentary relating to the signing ceremony for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal in Auckland on 4 February 2016.More >>

Government silent over TPPA threat to public education

Wed, 3 Feb 2016 14:37:25 +1300 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa is concerned about the government’s silence over the potential dangers to our public education system as a result of signing the TPPA. More >>

School Network Upgrade Project completed

Wed, 3 Feb 2016 13:45:50 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Hon Nikki Kaye Associate Minister of Education 3 February 2016 School Network Upgrade Project completed More >>

10 Maungakiekie schools to serve KickStart Breakfasts

Tue, 2 Feb 2016 16:11:38 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

As the school year begins again, MP Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga is pleased 10 schools in the Maungakiekie region are serving KickStart Breakfasts. More >>


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