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Principals Warn Novopay Woes Not Over Yet

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:43:20 +1200 | New Zealand Principals' Federation

Principals are encouraged by the announcement today that Talent2 has withdrawn from delivering the sector’s controversial Novopay payroll, but warns there is a long way to go before principals will have any confidence in the system.More >>

Government Novopay buy-out too late and schools still paying

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:06:02 +1200 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa says that while the Government buy-out of Novopay from Talent2 is a welcome decision, it should have been made at least a year ago. More >>

Talent2 Statement re Novopay Announcement

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:22:26 +1200 | Talent2

Talent2 and the Ministry of Education have agreed that the management and operation of the Novopay payroll service will transition from Talent2 to a new Government owned company on 17 October 2014. The decision has been reached by mutual agreement in ...More >>

Property scholarships open to Kiwi students

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:39:32 +1200 | Keystone Trust

With university entrance on the minds of many high school students at the moment, leading New Zealand property trust Keystone New Zealand Property Education Trust has opened its doors for suitable candidates for its 2015 property scholarships, ...More >>

Stand-downs, suspensions & exclusions at 14-year low

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:23:54 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Student stand-downs, suspensions and exclusions have reached 14-year lows, says Education Minister Hekia Parata. Ms Parata says Ministry of Education figures from 2000-2013 show a peak in the mid-2000s, but these numbers have dropped significantly.More >>

Upsurge in Bay’s Young Innovators

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:49:40 +1200 | Young Innovator Awards

MEDIA RELEASE: Monday 28 July 2014. Fifty five finalists have been announced in the 2014 Western Bay of Plenty Young Innovator Awards. Finalists were selected from over 100 entries, the majority of which have come from local secondary school students.More >>

Rotorua final results

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:11:36 +1200 | Smokefree Pacifica Beats

The reggae rock sound of their nine piece band put Open Arms from Rotorua Boys High School in first place at this year’s regional Smokefree Pacifica Beats final at the Convention Centre on Saturday afternoon.More >>

Pay Period performance steady

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:02:34 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Latest figures show the school payroll system maintained a steady performance for each of the last four pay periods. More >>

What are National Standards really being used for?

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:44:54 +1200 | NZEI

The National Government needs to come clean about its plans to link controversial National Standards data, such as those released today, to future decisions about school funding and teacher pay.More >>

School Leadership Project Launch

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:45:47 +1200 | Maxim Institute

What is the “magic” of great school leaders, and how do we replicate it? What does it look like when popular leadership theory meets actual school life? Maxim Institute’s latest education project explores these questions.More >>

NZ schoolchildren not disadvantaged by part-time work

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:14:18 +1200 | University of Otago

Schoolchildren who combine schoolwork with a part-time job do not appear to suffer from any long-term disadvantage, University of Otago research suggests. More >>

Strong gains in student achievement

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:27:58 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata says the latest achievement information shows children throughout the country are doing better across the education system. Ms Parata says the Public Achievement Information released today is evidence that moves by the Government, ...More >>

Auckland schools on the menu at The Food Show

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:46:55 +1200 | The Food Show

Two Auckland high schools participating in the region wide Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) will compete for business amongst some of New Zealand’s biggest producers of artisan and speciality goods at this year’s Auckland Food Show at the ASB Showgrounds, ...More >>

Effort to eliminate religious education misdirected

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:35:43 +1200 | New Zealand Christian Network

New Zealand Christian Network spokesman Glyn Carpenter says efforts by Secular Education Network to close down Bible in Schools are misdirected. More >>

Mangere College students take stance on family violence

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:00:26 +1200 | Joint Press Release

The students of south Auckland high school, Mangere College, became the first in the country today to implement the ‘It’s not OK’ campaign throughout the school in an effort to help prevent family violence occurring in its local community.More >>

Academic appointed Chief Education Scientific Advisor

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:09:04 +1200 | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland has today congratulated Professor Stuart McNaughton for his appointment as Chief Education Scientific Advisor for the Ministry of Education. More >>

Ministry appoints Chief Education Science Advisor

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:06:45 +1200 | Ministry of Education

Internationally acclaimed educational researcher Professor Stuart McNaughton has accepted the new role of Chief Education Scientific Advisor at the Ministry of Education. More >>

PM Post-Cabinet Press Conference - 21 July 2014

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:56:38 +1200 | The Scoop Team

Prime Minister John Key and Finance Minister Bill English met with reporters today to discuss: • The government’s activities in the public sector • Reductions to welfare • Crime statistics • NCEA results and policy • Civilian casualties ...More >>

Still a way to go but getting there says Parata

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:58:51 +1200 | NZ School Trustees Association

New Zealand still has a way to go in providing every student with the quality of education they need and deserve, the Minister of Education told school trustees this weekend, but we are closing in on it.More >>

School trustees stay in the tent on IES

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:58:04 +1200 | NZ School Trustees Association

School trustees at the NZSTA Annual General Meeting have rejected a remit calling for NZSTA to distance itself from the government’s Investing in Educational Success (IES) initiative.More >>


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