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New Report Supports Change To Co-ed

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:51:09 +1200 | Halswell College

New Report Supports Change To Co-ed An independent review released yesterday shows strong support for Halswell Residential College becoming fully co-educational, a decision confirmed by the Minister of Education, Hon. Hekia Parata, this week. The ...More >>

Iwi select their member on Te Mātāwai

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 17:06:55 +1200 | Te Puni Kokiri

Te Waipounamu, Rēkohu/Chatham Islands/Wharekauri select their member on Te Mātāwai. 28 July 2016 Iwi from Te Waipounamu, Rēkohu/Chatham Islands/Wharekauri have selected Nuki Tākao to be on Te Mātāwai, the new organisation set to lead the revitalisation ...More >>

Waikato Diocesan School wins Monetary Policy Challenge

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 16:49:54 +1200 | The Reserve Bank of New Zealand

Waikato Diocesan School for Girls wins Monetary Policy Challenge Waikato Diocesan School for Girls has been named the national winner of the 2016 Reserve Bank of New Zealand Monetary Policy Challenge (MPC). Scots College (Wellington) placed second ...More >>

Smokefreerockquest - Top 30 Announced

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:32:27 +1200 | Smokefreerockquest

Dreams of success in the Kiwi music industry are a little closer to reality for 30 Smokefreerockquest bands and solo-duos who have made it through to the next stage in judging for the 2016 national final.More >>

10,000 Kiwis in construction apprenticeships

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:50:21 +1200 | BCITO

10,000 Kiwis in construction apprenticeships A record number of Kiwis are deciding a career in the trades is the best way to build their future, with more New Zealanders in trade apprenticeships than ever before. For the first time in the organisation’s ...More >>

Halswell Residential College to become fully co-educational

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 14:40:26 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Halswell Residential College to become fully co-educational Education Minister Hekia Parata has announced that Halswell Residential College in Christchurch will become fully co-educational from next year. Since 2014, the boys’ school has been able ...More >>

Dedicated careers advice for students welcome

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:15:52 +1200 | PPTA

Dedicated careers guidance for all secondary school students would have a big impact on New Zealand’s future, says PPTA president Angela Roberts. The association welcomes plans by the Labour Party to ensure all high schools have access to professional ...More >>

Customised Careers Advice a Solution Long Time Coming

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:53:15 +1200 | NZUSA

The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations applauds the moves of the Labour Party to acknowledge the need for good careers advice. More >>

Māori/Pasifika scholarship recipients named

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:07:02 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Māori/Pasifika scholarship recipients named Education Minister Hekia Parata has today congratulated 30 highly-accomplished Māori and Pasifika student teachers who have been awarded Kupe Scholarships. The prestigious scholarship aims to attract ...More >>

NZ and Australian principals swap schools

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 12:30:13 +1200 | New Zealand Government

NZ and Australian principals swap schools A Gisborne principal has today become acting principal of an Adelaide school as part of the first-ever South Australia/New Zealand Principal Exchange programme, says Education Minister Hekia Parata. Steve ...More >>

Spirit of New Zealand voyages lead to resilience

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 11:53:53 +1200 | University of Otago

New University of Otago research shows that teenagers who go on a Spirit of New Zealand sea voyage display significant long-term increases in psychological resilience driven by their feeling of being accepted by members of their group.More >>

William Barnes Wins Mastermind

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 10:58:26 +1200 | TVNZ

William Barnes Wins Mastermind Hawkes Bay high school teacher William Barnes has taken out the 2016 Mastermind Grand Final. Tonight he went head to head against Auckland GP Julyan Lawry, Wellington Public Servant Jackie Owens and Dunedin ACC claims manager ...More >>

Tech Talks 2016 - Lower Hutt tech event for youth

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 14:08:20 +1200 | STEMM Talks Lower Hutt

Tech Talks is the first of many community events that will bring together people from around New Zealand working in areas of STEMM. Tech Talks focuses on inspiring and motivating the youth of the Hutt Valley to study and get involved with technology ...More >>

Community Science Projects Funded in South Auckland

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 13:43:47 +1200 | SouthSci

The pool of next-generation STEM-thinkers in South Auckland grows! Community Science Projects Funded in South Auckland More >>

Partnership School Model ‘a mirage’ says Tamihere

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 10:07:41 +1200 | Te Whanau O Waipareira Trust

Te Whānau O Waipareira CEO John Tamihere says the Government’s flagship education policy is an unworkable “mirage”. More >>

Sex Talk Does Sell

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 16:37:58 +1200 | The Tomorrow Project

Talking to teens about alcohol has gotten a bit easier thanks to Cheers! edgy ‘What If We Talked About Sex Like We Talk About Drinking’ campaign. More >>

Sorry seems to be the hardest word

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 12:50:17 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

An apology from Hekia Parata to the people of Christchurch is long overdue, Labour's Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says. More >>

Science Awards Winners Announced as 10th Festival Launched

Sat, 9 Jul 2016 21:30:14 +1200 | New Zealand International Science Festival

The man behind Dunedin’s Healthy Harbour Watchers – retired secondary school science teacher Andrew Innes – was last night recognised for his lifelong dedication to science at an awards ceremony to launch the 10th biennial New Zealand International ...More >>

Unqualified teachers in classrooms pass the first hurdle

Sat, 9 Jul 2016 19:08:42 +1200 | NZEI

Serious concerns about plans to put unqualified trainee teachers in sole charge of classes have been completely ignored in the report of the Education and Science Select Committee, released today.More >>

Secondary school students gather to be inspired

Fri, 8 Jul 2016 11:36:13 +1200 | Fuji Xerox

The fourth annual Fuji Xerox Inspire event took place this week (July 5) at AUT to inspire the next generation of leaders. More >>


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