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House of Science develops aquaculture kit for schools

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:34:58 +1200 | House of Science

The House of Science Tauranga is delighted to release yet another science resource kit for use in local primary and intermediate schools. Sponsored by the Regional Aquaculture Organization (RAO), ‘The Sea and Me’ kit helps students understand ...More >>

APTC students celebrate success

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:31:49 +1200 | APTC

Hard work and sacrifice paid off for 48 students who graduated from the Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC). The students attained qualifications in 10 specialised technical and vocational programs during the graduation ceremony at Novotel in Nadi ...More >>

New Principal Appointed at Wairoa College

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:57:44 +1200 | Wairoa College

The Wairoa College Board of Trustees is proud to announce the appointment of Dr Chris Allen to the position of Principal. More >>

First for South Island

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:05:56 +1200 | alexanders

9 children and 2 adults are the lucky first pupils starting a programme today (Monday 20th April) that is heralded as a breakthrough for South Islanders with learning challenges. More >>

A Culture of Success at King’s College

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:30:52 +1200 | King's College

A Culture of Success at King’s College King’s College rower Oliver Maclean credits a culture of success in his selection for Rowing New Zealand’s Under-18 North Island team. Sixteen-year-old Oliver, who has been selected as part of a crew of four, shows ...More >>

Decile Funding Review Must Consider Teacher Quality

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:21:36 +1200 | The New Zealand Initiative

The New Zealand Initiative has welcomed a review of the controversial decile funding system for schools, reported by the Sunday Star Times last weekend. Minister of Education Hekia Parata announced the government will review how it targets educational resources.More >>

Gordon Campbell on UE pass rates & university dropout rates

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 10:35:00 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

Houston, there is clearly a problem with (a) the plunge in pass rates for University Entrance qualifications, which has been especially steep among Maori students and also a problem with (b) the failure rates for Maori students among those who reach ...More >>

Wellington Graduation on Tuesday 14 April

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 10:28:43 +1200 | Weltec

On behalf of Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) we invite you to attend the annual Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) graduation being held tomorrow at the Michael Fowler Centre Wellington. 2,460 people are being graduated.More >>

New tool will measure school boards’ progress in governing

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 15:39:14 +1200 | NZSTA

The New Zealand School Trustees Association (NZSTA) is developing an online self-assessment tool that will allow individual boards of trustees to measure where they are at in terms of the governance of their school says NZSTA President Lorraine Kerr.More >>

OS // OS : Opening up the Open Education conversation

Thu, 9 Apr 2015 09:39:30 +1200 | Open Source Open Society

Opening up the Open Education conversation Open Source Open Society Conference - 16-17 April Wellington More >>

Transforming basic education in Tokelau to weigh up progress

Thu, 9 Apr 2015 01:55:48 +1200 | Tokelau Apia Liaison Office

The nation’s quest in "Transforming basic education in Tokelau" is now weighing up the progress of its planning with its second workshop to be held in the atolls.More >>

Much better start of year for Novopay

Tue, 7 Apr 2015 13:46:55 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Minister Responsible for Novopay, Steven Joyce, has congratulated school administrators and Novopay staff and contractors for the strongest result yet for the busiest payroll period in the school year. More >>

$6.3m upgrade for Mahurangi College Warkworth

Thu, 2 Apr 2015 13:49:37 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Associate Minister of Education 2 April 2015 Media Statement $6.3m upgrade for Mahurangi College Warkworth More >>

Kuia Honoured by EIT

Thu, 2 Apr 2015 12:33:09 +1300 | EIT

Shortly after receiving the prestigious Tuakiri EIT medal of distinction at EIT Hawke’s Bay’s graduation ceremony last week ( Thursday/Friday, 28-29 March) , Pauline Tangiora was encouraging her three-year-old mokopuna Te Tairawhiti Eady to further his own ...More >>

Early Bird Discount for AFS Student Exchange

Wed, 1 Apr 2015 13:40:15 +1300 | AFS New Zealand

Wellington April 1st 2015 – Not for profit student exchange AFS is offering students a discount on exchanges up to April 30th More >>

Exciting Rangatahi About the Potential of Science

Wed, 1 Apr 2015 09:44:44 +1300 | Priority one

MEDIA RELEASE: EMBARGOED UNTIL 9am, Wednesday 1 April 2015 . Two Te Reo Māori land and water based science resources are being launched today at a special event hosted by Māori language secondary school, Te Wharekura o Mauao. The science resources, ...More >>

Far North low-decile schools ditch traditional teaching

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:31:07 +1300 | Rotary Club of Kerikeri

About seventy students at the low-decile Paihia School unwrapped brand-new Chromebook computers today as part of a revolutionary new teaching system being rolled out across the Far North by a group of principals and educators with the support of a $130,000 ...More >>

‘Cricket’ technology helps Northland school girls learn code

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:55:30 +1300 | High Tech Youth

AUCKLAND, 27 March 2015 - While the whole of New Zealand has been rightly obsessing over the Cricket world cup over the past few weeks, a group of primary school girls in Northland have been learning some valuable skills for future careers with the ...More >>

International Democratic Education Conference for Nelson

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:57:31 +1300 | International Democratic Education Conference

Over 400 participants from as far away as Canada, the UK and Finland are expected to attend the International Democratic Education Conference (IDEC) being held at Nelson’s Founders Park next month (April 9 – 12).More >>

Environmental education opportunities explored

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:51:41 +1300 | Northland Regional Council

Teachers from across the North are better equipped to contribute to the health of their harbours after a special Northland Regional Council workshop. More >>


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