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NZ educators among the world’s best

Fri, 3 Jul 2015 11:06:18 +1200 | New Zealand Government

New Zealand’s teaching profession is amongst the most highly trained, best qualified, and most experienced in the world, Education Minister Hekia Parata says. More >>

Enviroschools Hawke’s Bay is Celebrating

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 16:46:06 +1200 | Enviroschools Foundation

Enviroschools Hawke’s Bay is Celebrating Enviroschools in Hawke’s Bay are celebrating twice this week. Firstly, Greenmeadows Kindergarten has attained the highest ‘GreenGold’ status for Enviroschools, and is the first Enviroschools kindergarten in Hawke’s ...More >>

University of Waikato launches new partnerships

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 11:07:28 +1200 | Waikato University

The University of Waikato has launched a new initiative in partnership with the secondary schools and communities of Tokoroa and Putaruru. More >>

Career education is core business for 21st Century schools

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 10:17:15 +1200 | NZSTA

"Careers" has evolved a long way from what today’s parents will remember as a one-off process of finding a job or a course of study to go to when they left school.More >>

More testing won’t lift student achievement

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 10:11:56 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

More testing won’t lift student achievement Hekia Parata’s latest plan to subject school students to even more testing and assessment won’t do anything to lift the educational achievement of the kids who are struggling, Labour’s Education spokesperson ...More >>

Fact Checker: Hekia and Charter School Finances

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 09:54:14 +1200 | Save Our Schools NZ

Minister of Education, Hekia Parata, faced a few questions in parliament yesterday about the $2.5 million surplus that one of her charter schools has accumulated in only 15 months.More >>

Students staying engaged at Maungakiekie schools

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 17:08:55 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

MP for Maungakiekie Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga says there has been a significant drop in the number of students being suspended, stood-down, excluded and expelled from schools in the electorate.More >>

Waikato-Tainui Launches Education Plan

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 16:00:47 +1200 | Waikato Tainui Group

Waikato-Tainui Launches Education Plan Waikato-Tainui has launched an education plan that it hopes will see all members connected with their marae, 80 percent fluent in te reo Maaori, and all members aged 15-plus with an education qualification by ...More >>

Massive surplus for cash cow charter

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 15:32:25 +1200 | PPTA

A Whangarei charter school has banked an operating surplus of more than $2.4million, thanks to funding well above the amount regular schools receive. More >>

NZQA congratulated on 25 years of service

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 10:28:08 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata has congratulated the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) on 25 years of service to education. “Soon after its inception NZQA garnered international attention when it established one of the first qualifications ...More >>

Dawn of a new era for education

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 09:22:42 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Today marks a new era for teachers as the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand opens its doors, says Education Minister Hekia Parata. The nine–member council officially takes over responsibility for teacher registration and disciplinary matters ...More >>

International Youth Exchange Students Lead The way

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 13:39:55 +1200 | Rotary

Rotary’s Emergency Response Kit programme got an unexpected gift of generosity during New Zealand’s National Volunteer Week. Seven International Youth Exchange students in New Zealand for a year determined they wanted to give back to the world ...More >>

New initiative for schools launched

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 10:46:47 +1200 | Education New Zealand

New Zealand schools wanting to boost the performance of international education in their sector have formed a new nationwide organisation to drive the effort. More >>

Youth Into Industry Careers Day at MOTAT

Mon, 22 Jun 2015 12:02:31 +1200 | MOTAT

On Wednesday 24 June, a group of year 11 to 13 high school students will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience of the construction, civil engineering, trucking and agriculture industries at MOTAT.More >>

Sapati Stepping up to Help Tonga

Mon, 22 Jun 2015 11:17:32 +1200 | King's College

Sapati Stepping up to Help Tonga Mangere teenager Sapati Apa-Fepuleai has chosen to dedicate her next school holidays to helping others in Tonga. From Tuesday, 30 June to Thursday, 9 July Sapati and fifteen other King’s College students will ...More >>

Young Builder From Wainuiomata Shows Value of Commitment

Fri, 19 Jun 2015 17:19:58 +1200 | Weltec

Young Hutt Valley builder Sean Ryan’s pathway through school and study has led him to a job he enjoys so much, he says it doesn’t even feel like work. More >>

Seminar on teaching students from diverse backgrounds

Fri, 19 Jun 2015 11:27:14 +1200 | University of Auckland

The increase in diverse students in our classrooms and the best ways to teach them is the topic of a seminar at the University of Auckland next week. More >>

$46,000 to help Palmerston North Boys and Girls High Schools

Thu, 18 Jun 2015 14:03:45 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

$46,000 to help Palmerston North Boys and Girls High Schools grow their export education Palmerston North Boys and Girls High Schools will receive $46,000 in match funding from Education New Zealand for their international education project. “I’m thrilled ...More >>

Principals Call for Collaboration on Education Policy

Thu, 18 Jun 2015 10:53:12 +1200 | New Zealand Principals Federation

A recent radio interview with Melbourne University academic, John Hattie, has prompted Denise Torrey, President of the New Zealand principals’ Federation (NZPF) to call on politicians to engage in more collaboration with the profession in developing ...More >>

2015 Education Excellence Awards Winners

Wed, 17 Jun 2015 21:26:36 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata has congratulated Gisborne Boys’ High School on being chosen as the winner of the Supreme Award at the 2015 Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards.More >>


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