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Accenture Teams with Code.org for ‘Hour of Code’

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 17:28:47 +1300 | Accenture

Accenture Teams with Code.org Through ‘Hour of Code’ to Inspire Students to Learn Coding, Develop Computer Science Skills to Prepare for the Digital Economy More >>

Almost half a million kids in Communities of Learning

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 14:04:44 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Almost half a million kids are now benefitting from their school being part of Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako, says Education Minister Hekia Parata. More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Worst in the English-speaking world

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 17:15:13 +1300 | Martin Doyle

The news that New Zealand 10-year-olds are the worst in the English-speaking world at Maths and Science has been greeted with a lack of comment one would only expect from the braindead. Do we have a Minister of Education in the house? An Opposition? ...More >>

No identified threats to schools

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 16:14:04 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Further investigation by Police into the origin of the calls received by a number of schools yesterday have established they had come from overseas. More >>

Online schools will create more disparity

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 16:57:22 +1300 | IHC

IHC is calling for the Government to guarantee rights for children to attend their local school over online schools. More >>

Submissions: Education (Update) Amendment Bill SOP

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 16:53:54 +1300 | Office of the Clerk

The Education and Science Committee is calling for submissions on Supplementary Order Paper No. 250. The proposed Supplementary Order Paper would amend the Education (Update) Amendment Bill. It would prohibit seclusion in schools and early childhood education ...More >>

restigious scholarship for Marsden student

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 14:24:03 +1300 | Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

Samuel Marsden Collegiate School student Lucy Berger has been offered a scholarship to study at Peking University, the most prestigious university in China. Thousands of students apply but very few pass the entrance exams. “This is an extraordinary ...More >>

20,000 at risk students “missing”

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:44:09 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

A briefing to the Minister of Education reveals 20,000 at-risk students can’t be found, undermining claims by Hekia Parata that a new funding model would ensure additional funding reached students identified as at-risk, says Labour’s Education spokesperson ...More >>

Lower Hutt students learn the science of goo and poo

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:48:56 +1300 | Hutt City Council

A group of Naenae Intermediate School students have got in the poo – all in the interest of having fun with science. More >>

International results show National Standards failure - NZEI

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 13:50:02 +1300 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Latest international results in maths and science indicate the Government's National Standards programme has failed, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. More >>

National: Fails to achieve

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:40:37 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

The ineffectiveness of the National Government’s approach to schooling has been highlighted by the latest Trends in International Maths and Science Study (TIMSS) report released overnight, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.More >>

NZ science results headline encouraging international study

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:50:10 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The latest Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study 2015 (TIMSS) results show that New Zealand’s Year 5 and Year 9 students scored have increased their achievement in mathematics and science, compared with 2010.More >>

High school helps fill the pool

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:14:09 +1300 | Hastings District Council

Frimley Pool is in the process of being filled with the help of the Hastings Girls High School, and kids will be able to splash about in it very shortly. More >>

Schools contemplate hikes in parent donations

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 19:22:37 +1300 | NZEI

Schools contemplate hikes in parent donations, cuts to teacher aides in reaction to Government funding freeze for 2017 More >>

Waipareira Drops Alternative Education

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 13:42:23 +1300 | Te Whanau O Waipareira Trust

Te Whanau o Waipareira has dropped its Alternative Education Contract with the Ministry of Education and will transition youth on its books to other west Auckland providers. More >>

Mixed reaction to changes for learning support

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 12:46:50 +1300 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Today’s release of a Cabinet paper outlining changes to support for children with special education learning needs has some positive developments but also raises a number of concerns, says NZEI Te Riu Roa.More >>

Transpower shares innovative drone technology with students

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 16:44:14 +1300 | Transpower

Transpower today announced Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS, or drones) will shortly be used to conduct aerial surveys along the transmission lines connecting Albany and Henderson in Auckland.More >>

Teaching teens about the political system & social activism

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 14:01:36 +1300 | Massey University

Teaching teenagers how to actively contribute to society and participate in political decision- making was the focus of a workshop for secondary school teachers at Massey University recently.More >>

SPELD NZ response to findings of parliamentary inquiry

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:04:09 +1300 | Speld

SPELD NZ response to findings of parliamentary inquiry into dyslexia, dyspraxia and autism spectrum disorders More >>

Skilled college students helping fill building shortage

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 12:30:51 +1300 | Tauranga Boys' College

Tauranga Boys’ College and Classic Builders Tauranga inaugural building pathway programme for students is paying off with completion of transportable cabins now for sale, students finding employment and apprenticeships, plus an extension of the ...More >>

 

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