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Barriers to Salisbury School enrolment must come down

Tue, 1 Sep 2015 14:35:13 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is calling on the government to allow parents to enrol their children directly at Salisbury School for high needs girls in Richmond, Nelson. “The government removed the school’s ability to take applications and dramatically reduced the ...More >>

Mirrors are Magic

Tue, 1 Sep 2015 13:04:56 +1200 | Te Manawa

Mirrors are Magic A new exhibition that uses mirrors to explore the science of reflections and reflected light will open on Saturday 12 September at Canterbury Museum. Mirror Magic goes beyond the looking glass and into the mysterious back-to-front, upside-down ...More >>

Wellsford School preparing their students for a tasty future

Tue, 1 Sep 2015 13:02:23 +1200 | Kids Can Cook

Wellsford School is preparing their students for a tasty future - teach kids how to cook and they will eat for a lifetime More >>

SmokeFreeRockQuest & Pacifica Beats National Finals Preview

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 16:57:17 +1200 | Smokefreerockquest

From Invercargill to Kaitaia they have played their way into the national finals of the country’s two top youth, live music events, with over $55,000 worth of prizes at stake at Auckland’s Raye Freedman Centre on September 11 and 12.More >>

Redress sought over pay discrimination for education support

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 16:39:39 +1200 | NZEI

NZEI says it intends to take legal action on behalf of education support workers over gender discrimination. “We welcome the initiative by the country’s midwives to file for court action over pay discrimination. And we’ve also been watching ...More >>

Helping Rotorua Students Get Back On Track

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:24:03 +1200 | Bay Trust

Everyone needs a second chance in life – and Te Arawa Lakes Trust in Rotorua are providing that opportunity for dozens of students every year who have dropped out of secondary school.More >>

Insurers develop risk knowledge in Pasifika schools

Sun, 30 Aug 2015 13:13:06 +1200 | Insurance Council of New Zealand

Pasifika students in South Auckland this week will be the first in the country to feel first hand the effects of a volcanic eruption. More >>

College students turn up the heat in the kitchen

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 10:20:03 +1200 | NSSCC

Auckland, 28 August 2015: Gas hobs flaring, knives chopping, saucepans simmering and teamwork at its best, finalists in the National Secondary Schools Culinary Challenge (NSSCC) rose to the challenge today as they competed for the top honour.More >>

Flavell: Tīramarama Mai

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:14:40 +1200 | New Zealand Government

I am pleased to be here today to celebrate Tīramarama Mai – an initiative piloted by Maataa Waka Ki Te Tau Ihu and one of the first commissioned by Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu in this region. More >>

Government targets put ahead of students’ education

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 16:27:32 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government must urgently reassess the way it sets NCEA targets after a new report found they are forcing schools to “credit farm” and are undermining the qualification, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says. “A PPTA report released today ...More >>

NCEA threatened by government meddling - PPTA

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 14:19:48 +1200 | PPTA

The government’s target of 85% of students achieving NCEA level 2 risks undermining the qualification and encourages ‘credit farming’ in schools, warns PPTA. More >>

Rankin: Hollow Auckland, Hollow Media, Hollow Opposition

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 12:58:13 +1200 | Keith Rankin

I was interested to hear this story ( More students at poorest schools ) on Thursday (20 August), about the large changes in school enrolments in Decile 10 and Decile 1 schools. These are the schools that are located in the richest and poorest suburbs ...More >>

Changes to school deciles

Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:48:39 +1200 | Pukeko Research

It was reported today on Radio NZ that that the numbers attending decile 1 schools have increased, and the numbers in decile ten schools have fallen dramatically, as a result of the decile recalculation exercise undertaken in 2015.More >>

Pakuranga College to build multi-million dollar gymnasium

Thu, 20 Aug 2015 09:15:27 +1200 | Pakuranga School

Pakuranga College is delighted to announce that it plans to build a new, multi-purpose double gymnasium. The 1,600m² facility is due to be completed in July 2016 and is expected to cost around $4m. It will feature four changing areas, administration ...More >>

Kids Can Cook Kitchen, new summer POP UP cooking school

Wed, 19 Aug 2015 14:17:20 +1200 | Kids Can Cook

Media Release August 18th 2015 - Kids Can Cook Kitchen and our new summer POP UP cooking school programmes More >>

Kiwis Lack Patience to Become Teachers - Survey

Wed, 19 Aug 2015 13:53:07 +1200 | Impact PR

Kiwis think the teaching profession is becoming tougher and the majority of us say we wouldn't have the patience to do the job, according to new research. More >>

Baci Short Story Competition focuses on low decile schools

Tue, 18 Aug 2015 17:49:21 +1200 | Angela Griffen

The Baci Short Story competition aimed at encouraging creativity in students 11 and under from low decile schools, has been launched for 2015. The eligible decile schools are Decile 1 to 5. The competition encourages the children to have fun with their ...More >>

Northland schools travel south for a wild education

Tue, 18 Aug 2015 17:31:43 +1200 | Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo is welcoming its first Northland School today as part of the Warehouse Zoofari programme, giving more young Kiwi kids the chance to engage in a wildlife education and experience a day and night at the Zoo. More >>

Cultivating Maker Mindsets in Schools

Mon, 17 Aug 2015 10:21:03 +1200 | CORE Education

Creativity and innovation are skills that are recognised as increasingly important in both the learning environment and workplace, creating a requirement to understand how better to cultivate and teach these skills more effectively within the classroom ...More >>

Charter schools decision driven by politics

Mon, 17 Aug 2015 09:33:37 +1200 | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

The decision to open two more charter ‘partnership’ schools in New Zealand is indefensible on educational or social grounds, says QPEC Chairperson John Minto. More >>


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