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Junior High school opened in Hamilton

Fri, 6 May 2016 12:38:02 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata today welcomed the official opening of Rototuna Junior High School in Hamilton. The school, which caters for Year 7 to 10 students, opened its doors at the beginning of the year with the largest-ever first day intake of ...More >>

New Zealand’s top student named

Thu, 5 May 2016 17:08:50 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata has congratulated former Rutherford College student Oxana Repina on being awarded the Prime Minister’s Award for Academic Excellence at the NZQA Top Scholar Awards at Parliament today.More >>

New Zealand’s top student named

Wed, 4 May 2016 12:44:28 +1200 | Ministry of Education

Education Minister Hekia Parata has congratulated former Rutherford College student Oxana Repina on being awarded the Prime Minister’s Award for Academic Excellence at the NZQA Top Scholar Awards at Parliament today.More >>

2016 SAS College Rugby League season kick-off

Tue, 3 May 2016 14:02:48 +1200 | Auckland Rugby League

The Auckland Rugby League in conjunction with College Sport are gearing up for the SAS College Rugby League season kick-off. More >>

Sharing skills for the community

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:32:45 +1200 | NZSTA

Jan Hewitt has always been involved with the schools in her community. Originally from Christchurch, she was on the PTA with the view of going on to the school board when she found herself moving north. So when she moved up to Whangarei with her family ...More >>

Food retailers need to consider school students

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:32:19 +1200 | University of Auckland

Food retailers near schools may need to consider ways to reduce children’s exposure to unhealthy foods before and after school. That’s the conclusion from the first nationwide spatial analysis of retail food environments around schools in New Zealand.More >>

Network for Learning board reappointment

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 10:13:00 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Jack Matthews has been reappointed as a director of Network for Learning Ltd (N4L) for a full three-year term, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today. Ms Kaye also announced the retirement of Martin Wylie, who has served on the board ...More >>

Listening, context and asking questions

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 15:16:36 +1200 | NZSTA

Alec McNeil had no pre-conceived notions of what serving on a board would be like, he simply rolled up his sleeves and concentrated on understanding the roles and responsibilities of the board.More >>

David Seymour and more misinformation on school funding

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 17:05:25 +1200 | Save Our Schools NZ

David Seymour’s press release today about the collapse of North Shore based private school, Corelli, has two whoppers in it. More >>

Top coach hosts youngsters in Cambridge

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 16:36:27 +1200 | Ricki Herbert Football Academy

Former All Whites and Wellington Phoenix coach Ricki Herbert has flown back to New Zealand to work with almost 40 talented youngsters at a football camp in Cambridge. More >>

Bulldozers Not the Answer for Closed Rural Schools

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 13:52:42 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Statements by Ministry of Education officials over the recent demolition of Waikato’s Kereone School buildings, pool and tennis courts are questionable,” says New Zealand First.More >>

High School Students Experience Vintage

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 13:25:31 +1200 | Eastern Institute of Technology

Students from Hawke’s Bay high schools recently had a hands-on experience of vintage, picking grapes, analysing the fruit and making their own wine. More >>

Students Driving a Positive Movement – Nothing SADD About It

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 11:54:00 +1200 | Students Against Dangerous Driving

Students Against Dangerous Driving (SADD), a student led organisation promoting safer driving among secondary school students, celebrates their 30--year anniversary this week with annual conferences being held across the country.More >>

What is your child really drinking?

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 15:18:29 +1200 | Massey University

In a New Zealand first, a Massey University study hopes to discover what children are drinking before, during and after playing competitive sports. More >>

Empowered to make a difference - Kelly Slattery

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 13:42:23 +1200 | NZSTA

Kelly Slattery didn’t have fond memories of school growing up, so when her own children started attending school, she decided to stand for election to the board to see what it was like on the other side. "I wanted to be involved with the ...More >>

Students conquer Tongariro Crossing

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 13:02:37 +1200 | Ignite Sport

Students from five colleges in the Wellington Region hiked the Tongariro Alpine Crossing this term as an introduction to a leadership youth development programme with Ignite Sport Trust.More >>

$4m upgrade for Bayswater School, Auckland

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 12:24:15 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Bayswater School on Auckland’s North Shore will get six new learning spaces as part of a $4 million upgrade, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today. More >>

Kaikohe youth take next step into careers

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 10:46:24 +1200 | Ministry For Primary Industries

Today 30 young people from Kaikohe graduated from the first stage of the Growing Regional Opportunities through Work (GROW) programme – an initiative stemmed from the Tai Tokerau Northland Economic Action Plan.More >>

Mediocrity v Excellence

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 16:43:34 +1200 | New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education

What separates good from great? Deborah Walker, CEO from the New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education says, “In the current education climate, money and, to some extent, bias.” She claims many gifted children in the mainstream system are misunderstood, ...More >>

Kiwi success in 2016 Dragon Boating World Championship

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 12:14:08 +1200 | Jetstar

• Avonside Girls High School (AGHS) Dragon Boating Team took home three gold medals at the 2016 Club Crew World Dragon Boating Championships • The AGHS team won the 200m, 500m and 2,000m races • The team was awarded Jetstar’s 17th Flying Start ...More >>


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