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Exhibition: The Shape of Our Lives

Tue, 22 Oct 2019 13:39:27 +1300 | Riverton Community Arts Centre

The Riverton Community Arts Centre presents Aparima College senior students Art Exhibition The Shape of Our Lives.  The students have been working all year creating art for this exhibition inspired by NZ artist Richard Killeen and Maori and Polynesian imagery.  ...More >>

More Trades Academy places good news for primary sector

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 20:20:24 +1300 | Primary ITO

The announcement of up to 4000 more trades training places in schools will help meet demand from students to learn about farming and horticulture, Primary ITO chief executive Nigel Philpott says.More >>

Major issues with Govt’s school donations scheme

Sun, 13 Oct 2019 12:19:56 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

It’s not surprising that only a third of schools eligible for the Government’s school donations scheme have taken it up given how unfair and complicated the policy is, National’s spokesperson Nikki Kaye says.More >>

Defects left Cashmere High fire protection compromised

Wed, 9 Oct 2019 11:27:14 +1300 | RNZ

Mistakes by contractors compromised fire sprinklers and alarms at one of the country's largest high schools. More >>

Collective action urged to avert climate crisis

Thu, 26 Sep 2019 13:50:12 +1200 | OraTaiao

Members of OraTaiao: NZ Climate and Health Council will join climate events around the country this Friday, 27 September, and are issuing a symbolic medical certificate, as part of the global strikes for climate movement.More >>

Educating Otago – and over achieving

Thu, 26 Sep 2019 13:39:00 +1200 | Otago Museum

Despite operating on piecemeal funding, the Otago Museum Education department’s Learning Experiences Outside the Classroom (LEOTC) programme has educated record numbers of youth this year, surpassing government targets by a phenomenal 851%. More >>

Gordon Campbell on the media falling out of love with Ardern

Thu, 26 Sep 2019 12:27:06 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

Of late, the mainstream media has plainly been suffering from Jacinda fatigue, and is going out of its way to bite the hand it used to lick. Too bad. IMO the sensible antidote to Jacinda-mania isn’t this anti-Jacinda (middle of the) road rage. Especially ...More >>

Gordon Campbell on Greta Thunberg and Friday climate actions

Wed, 25 Sep 2019 11:59:53 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

While there’s been an understandable focus by the media upon Greta Thunberg as her generation’s galvanising voice on climate change, one remarkable thing about the movement she has inspired is that it is so de-centralised.More >>

Labour announces National’s decile policy two years late

Tue, 24 Sep 2019 13:43:06 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

Education Minister Chris Hipkins’ decile announcement is little more than political theatre, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. More >>

Wellington school asks unvaccinated students to stay away

Mon, 23 Sep 2019 12:54:24 +1200 | RNZ

Wellington High School has sent an urgent message to parents saying one person has been diagnosed with the disease. The warning relates to staff or students who were in five specific classes last Monday - including biology, chemistry and psychology. ...More >>

NCEA attainment rates fall, Māori schools buck trend

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 09:11:13 +1200 | RNZ

More than 7000 teenagers left school with no qualification last year after NCEA attainment rates among school-leavers fell for the first time. More >>

Speaker’s Outreach comes to Wairarapa

Wed, 11 Sep 2019 13:50:51 +1200 | Office of the Speaker

Wairarapa is the next outreach stop for the Speaker of the House, Rt Hon Trevor Mallard, who is taking two local MPs to engage with school students in the region. More >>

High school swimmers head for Waterworld

Mon, 9 Sep 2019 13:49:58 +1200 | Hamilton City Council

Hundreds of competitive high school swimmers will descend on Hamilton’s Waterworld this weekend, when the refurbished facility hosts the 2019 NZ Secondary School Swimming Championships.More >>

New college from international partnership

Thu, 5 Sep 2019 15:37:01 +1200 | University of Auckland

Three years of cooperative effort have paid off, with the University of Auckland today joining forces with Northeast Forestry University (NEFU) in China, to partner in a new college approved by the Chinese Ministry of Education. More >>

Marae experience for international students

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 14:00:09 +1200 | Great South

Some of Southland’s international students now know the true meaning of manaakitanga. On Saturday 17 August, 26 international students were hosted on Murihiku Marae for the opportunity to learn more about Te Ao Maori (the Maori world).More >>

Christchurch Lockdown Report released

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 19:57:50 +1200 | Ministry of Education

The Ministry of Education welcomes the independent report from KPMG on the Lockdown by schools and early learning services that took place during the tragic events in Christchurch on 15 March 2019.More >>

Students go on volcano field trip without leaving classroom

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 13:42:17 +1200 | Earthquake Commission

Thousands of New Zealand students will this week be taking a peek into active volcanic craters without having to leave the safety of their classrooms. More >>

Waikato, Hawke’s Bay to get more than 100 new classrooms

Tue, 13 Aug 2019 14:03:23 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The Government is building new classrooms for around 2,500 students at 42 schools and kura in the Waikato and Hawke’s Bay/Tairāwhiti regions. More >>

Minister fails children with complex needs

Sun, 11 Aug 2019 11:18:55 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

A number of principals are disappointed with the Government’s unfair and inequitable allocation of learning support coordinators around New Zealand, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says.More >>

Surprise Allocations for Learning Support say Principals

Sat, 3 Aug 2019 11:32:04 +1200 | New Zealand Principals' Federation

Today’s announcement of the allocation of 600 Learning Support Coordinator positions has been met with surprise by the New Zealand Principals’ Federation (NZPF). More >>


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