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New scholarship to uphold Battalion’s tradition

Mon, 2 May 2016 11:13:51 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata has announced that a new education research scholarship worth $15,000 a year for up to two years is to be awarded in honour of the 28th (Māori) Battalion.More >>

Make the World E2E campaign launched

Sun, 1 May 2016 12:14:24 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has today launched the ‘Make the World’ Engineering to Employment (E2E) campaign to encourage more young people into a career in engineering.More >>

Sharing skills for the community

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:32:45 +1200 | NZSTA

Jan Hewitt has always been involved with the schools in her community. Originally from Christchurch, she was on the PTA with the view of going on to the school board when she found herself moving north. So when she moved up to Whangarei with her family ...More >>

$8.5m boost for school wireless connections

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:27:01 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Another 350 schools will be able to access wireless technology, thanks to a funding increase for the Ministry of Education’s Wireless School Network Upgrade Project (WSNUP), Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today.More >>

Tertiary Institution Council Appointments

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:26:00 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today announced three new appointments and five re-appointments to five tertiary education institution councils.More >>

Network for Learning board reappointment

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 10:13:00 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Jack Matthews has been reappointed as a director of Network for Learning Ltd (N4L) for a full three-year term, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today. Ms Kaye also announced the retirement of Martin Wylie, who has served on the board ...More >>

Listening, context and asking questions

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 15:16:36 +1200 | NZSTA

Alec McNeil had no pre-conceived notions of what serving on a board would be like, he simply rolled up his sleeves and concentrated on understanding the roles and responsibilities of the board.More >>

$9.4m upgrade for Riverhead School, Auckland

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 09:44:45 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Riverhead School in North-West Auckland will benefit from a $9.4 million upgrade, which will see the construction of a new two-storey classroom block and a new administration building, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today.More >>

David Seymour and more misinformation on school funding

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 17:05:25 +1200 | Save Our Schools NZ

David Seymour’s press release today about the collapse of North Shore based private school, Corelli, has two whoppers in it. More >>

Funding policy to blame for Corelli school liquidation

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 11:01:52 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour has criticised the unfair playing field for private schools in response to the liquidation of Corelli International Academic School of the Arts. More >>

Bulldozers Not the Answer for Closed Rural Schools

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 13:52:42 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Statements by Ministry of Education officials over the recent demolition of Waikato’s Kereone School buildings, pool and tennis courts are questionable,” says New Zealand First.More >>

Empowered to make a difference - Kelly Slattery

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 13:42:23 +1200 | NZSTA

Kelly Slattery didn’t have fond memories of school growing up, so when her own children started attending school, she decided to stand for election to the board to see what it was like on the other side. "I wanted to be involved with the ...More >>

$4.2m upgrade for Papatoetoe Central School, Auckland

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 09:22:12 +1200 | New Zealand Government

A new, two-storey classroom block will be built as part of a $4.2 million upgrade for Papatoetoe Central School in South Auckland, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today. More >>

Mediocrity v Excellence

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 16:43:34 +1200 | New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education

What separates good from great? Deborah Walker, CEO from the New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education says, “In the current education climate, money and, to some extent, bias.” She claims many gifted children in the mainstream system are misunderstood, ...More >>

All children have a right to attend their local school

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 12:49:45 +1200 | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission says New Zealand children have a right to attend their local school and more needs to be done to ensure this is a reality for disabled children. More >>

Better resourced schools, better outcomes for children

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 09:55:19 +1200 | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that UNICEF 's recently released Innocenti Report Card 13 is clear evidence that Government must shift to a child-centred focus for all areas of policy, with close attention to children's educational needs. Providing ...More >>

Special Needs Children Are Not Adequately Supported

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 09:53:16 +1200 | Mothers Helpers

New Research Shows Special Needs Children Are Not Adequately Supported by Schools A new report released by Mothers’ Helpers , has revealed that the majority of parents who have a child with special needs feel their child is inadequately supported by ...More >>

Standing again? Absolutely!

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 16:14:46 +1200 | NZ School Trustees Association

Sue Robinson knew nothing about Darfield High School when she stood for election to the board three years ago. She was new to the community. Her daughter was keen to go to the school.More >>

Giving back to great school in a way that makes a difference

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 16:14:10 +1200 | NZ School Trustees Association

After eight years as a trustee in Motueka Brent Maru is standing again in 2016. Both his children have attended Motueka South School and then Motueka High School, and Brent is currently on the board of both. Both of his children have now left primary ...More >>

$9m upgrade for Halswell Residential College, Christchurch

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 10:57:16 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye has marked the start of Halswell Residential College’s $9 million redevelopment at a soil-turning ceremony today More >>


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