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Consultation on NZ report on the Rights of the Child

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:10:50 +1300 | Ministry of Social Development

Sacha O’Dea, General Manager, Ageing, Disability and International of the Ministry of Social Development, announced the opening of public consultation on the Fifth Periodic Report under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCROC) ...More >>

Minister thanks all involved in kids’ learning

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:11:18 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata has thanked parents, whānau and staff across the education sector for their passion and commitment to making sure all kids get the best possible education.More >>

$23.5 million redevelopment of Southern Cross school

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:02:20 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye confirmed today that $23.5 million of funding has been approved towards the second stage of redevelopment of Southern Cross Campus. More >>

New Toi Māori Degree a First for Te Taitokerau

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:04:48 +1300 | NorthTec

NorthTec is launching the Maunga Kura Toi – Bachelor of Māori Arts, which offers undergraduate study in three Toi strands: Raranga (weaving), Rauangi (Māori Visual Arts) and Whakairo (Carving).More >>

Future of Catholic Primary Schooling in Mairehau parish

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:34:23 +1300 | Catholic Education Office

A new Catholic primary school is proposed to open in early 2016 in Christchurch. This follows from the decision of the Minister of Education, Hekia Parata, to support the proposal of the Catholic Bishop of Christchurch, Barry Jones, to cancel the integration ...More >>

Funding finalised for school payroll company

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:12:39 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Minister Responsible for Novopay, Steven Joyce, has announced that Cabinet has finalised funding arrangements for Education Payroll Limited for the 2014/15 year. More >>

ACG finishes 2014 with fourth educational acquisition

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:24:08 +1300 | ACG Schools

ACG has had a phenomenal year of expansion and is ending it on a high by adding two more preschools to their portfolio of 13 schools and tertiary colleges in New Zealand, Indonesia and Vietnam.More >>

Victoria University of Wellington academic audit report

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:21:14 +1300 | Academic Quality Agency for NZ Universities

The Academic Quality Agency for New Zealand Universities is today releasing the report of its most recent academic audit of Victoria University of Wellington. This audit is the third of the Cycle 5 academic audits of New Zealand universities to be conducted ...More >>

Parata: Kicking off our plan to lift achievement in schools

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 16:15:37 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

This week we approved the first communities of schools which will work together to share expertise, leadership, and quality teaching under our plan to lift the achievement of New Zealand students at school.More >>

First Communities of Schools’ details released

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 12:47:13 +1300 | Ministry of Education

Communities of Schools in Auckland, Hawke’s Bay, Marlborough, Nelson, West Coast, Canterbury, and Southland will form in the new school year. ‘I’m pleased to release today the list of schools approved for the first 11 Communities of Schools,” says ...More >>

CORE to lead new Learning Technologies Advisory

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 11:40:16 +1300 | CORE Education

CORE Education is pleased to announce their selection to lead the Ministry of Education’s Learning Technologies Advisory (LTA) initiative. The initiative is a three year long contract aimed at supporting New Zealand schools and kura to maximise the potential ...More >>

Local KiwiSport programme wins national excellence award

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 11:35:59 +1300 | Sport Wellington

A regional KiwiSport programme funded by Sport Wellington and led by Hutt City Council has received a top recreation award. More >>

Sex education programmes to combat rape culture

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:35:26 +1300 | The Parenting Place

Revised guidelines from the Ministry of Education for sex education in schools are expected to be released in December and they are welcomed by one of the largest providers of sex education in the country.More >>

New provider for $5 million digital advisory service

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:46:52 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye today announced that CORE Education has been chosen to deliver the Ministry of Education’s new Learning Technologies Advisory (LTA) Service.More >>

Students recognised for promoting primary sector careers

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 13:43:18 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has congratulated a group of school students from Whangarei for their work promoting the primary industries to their peers. More >>

Minister welcomes statutory interventions report

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:35:59 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata has welcomed the recommendations of the Review of Statutory Interventions in State and State Integrated Schools. The Working Group set up to conduct the review has recommended the Ministry of Education and schools ...More >>

Back-down on expert teacher plan welcomed

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:37:20 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

News that the Government has backed down and returned to the drawing board on its flagship ‘expert teacher’ policy will come as a welcome Christmas present to schools and teachers, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.More >>

One week left for student applicants

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:25:15 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Associate Social Development Minister Jo Goodhew is reminding students to apply for their 2015 Student Allowance and Loan by Tuesday 16 December. More >>

Major new agreement to help all children's educational succe

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 13:57:55 +1300 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa and the Ministry of Education have agreed to work together on a new initiative that will support children’s education at every level of their learning. More >>

Ministry and NZEI agreement

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 13:29:08 +1300 | Joint Media Statement

The Ministry of Education has reached agreement with the NZEI on joint working parties that will look at ways to further raise student achievement. Terms of Reference for the process have been agreed between the Ministry and NZEI and can be found at ...More >>


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