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$8.6 million extra for school funding transition

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:41:39 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata says $8.6 million has been provided to help schools transition through decile funding changes. More >>

Serious Misconduct and Cancelled Teacher Registration

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:16:39 +1300 | Te Kura Kaupapa Maori O Whangaroa

We are relieved that finally this case has been made public and our community and parents at our kura, Te Kura Kaupapa Maori O Whangaroa, can finally know what happened last year regarding the dismissal of Louisa Mutu, the previous tumuaki (principal) ...More >>

Schools need backing to support children

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:00:34 +1300 | Green Party

Schools need resources and support to get the best out of children with learning differences and disabilities rather than be told not to bother, the Green Party says. More >>

Study Abroad website updated to include more NZ providers

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:41:54 +1300 | New Zealand Qualifications Authority

The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) is pleased to announce that the Chinese Ministry of Education will be adding nine New Zealand education providers to its website of international places of study.More >>

White Christmas tinged with sadness

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:15:25 +1300 | Big Buddy

The fatherless boy who inspired his Big Buddy to ‘snow’ low-decile Auckland schools at Christmas will be missing from this year’s Big Buddy Christmas White Out. More >>

Waikato IT girls leading the way

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 13:33:48 +1300 | University of Waikato

A group of students from Waikato Diocesan School for Girls have taken their interest in computer science to the next level, by creating an IT Girls Club as part of an ongoing partnership with the University of Waikato’s Faculty of Computing & Mathematical ...More >>

Students Treated And Discharged From School Bus Crash

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 14:54:45 +1300 | Waikato District Health Board

None of the 13 Howick College students assessed and treated in Thames Hospital’s emergency department following an incident where their school bus crashed and rolled into a ditch this morning, were seriously enough injured to be admitted into the ...More >>

Young Talent Selected to Attend NCZ Talent Development Camp

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 11:52:07 +1300 | Netball New Zealand

Netball Central Zone (NCZ) selectors have invited 33 leading secondary school players from across the zone to a Talent Development Camp to be held in Palmerston North on 13th December 2014.More >>

State Services Commissioner recognises youth programme

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 11:15:06 +1300 | State Services Commission

State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie today recognised the 'Youth Guarantee' scheme – a multi-agency programme led by the Ministry of Education helping thousands of young New Zealanders earn higher qualifications and get better jobs and brighter ...More >>

Top scholarship for former Kaitaia College student

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 10:24:32 +1300 | University of Waikato

A late night phone call can be a worrying thing for any parent. But John Bell’s folks Allan and Amanda had nothing to worry about when he rang them at about 11.30pm recently.More >>

Changes to decile funding ignore the real issue

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16:50:24 +1300 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

News that the school decile funding system will be reviewed ignores the real issue in primary school resourcing – a 7.5% reduction in funding between 2013 and 2018. More >>

New manager for Hillary Outdoors’ Great Barrier Centre

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 14:13:17 +1300 | Hillary Outdoors

Gemma Parkin joins Hillary Outdoors after 11 years with Christchurch-based training organisation Horizons Unlimited, most recently as Adventure Education Manager. More >>

National Standards results should not be published

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 13:19:14 +1300 | Martin Thrupp

It is disappointing to see Fairfax has published a new round of National Standards data and advocacy on the Stuff website. Last year I wrote urging Fairfax not to continuing with publishing the data but it seems they could not resist.More >>

Students turn to helpline for exam stress

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 14:05:46 +1300 | What's Up

NCEA exams started this week, placing stress on young people around the country. 0800 What’s Up knows from the increased calls it gets from young people just how stressful exam times can be and are there for support. More >>

Applications open for $10m fund for teachers’ ideas

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 13:10:48 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata has announced that applications have opened for the new $10 million Teacher-led Innovation Fund. More >>

Young authors & readers to create soundtracks for e-books

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 12:03:03 +1300 | Joint Press Release

The New Zealand Book Council and Booktrack have teamed up with top Kiwi author Brian Falkner to pilot a new initiative for young authors to create soundtracks to e-books in the classroom.More >>

Strong Support for Education in Marlborough region

Mon, 10 Nov 2014 13:27:18 +1300 | Canterbury Community Trust

The Canterbury Community Trust has approved funding of $211,351 for the Marlborough education sector, up from $169,053 in 2013, highlighting its commitment to supporting the region and its initiatives.More >>

Scholarship Recipients Named

Fri, 7 Nov 2014 10:54:32 +1300 | Waiariki Institute Of Technology

Hope-Wairua Nicholas – Trident High School, will study Bachelor of Nursing at Mokoia Campus, Rotorua. More >>

Media Design School to host Girls in Games

Thu, 6 Nov 2014 13:10:33 +1300 | Media Design School

Media Design School is set to open its doors to female secondary school students once again as it hosts the second annual Girls in Games. Girls in Games, which is open to girls aged 14-18 in the Auckland region, is an immersive workshop that covers ...More >>

First Annual Wellington Girls' College Newspaper

Wed, 5 Nov 2014 14:42:38 +1300 | Wellington Girls' College

On Monday the 24th November, a year 10 Media Studies class at Wellington Girls College will be releasing a student produced newspaper. “I think this is going to be fun. It’s a new challenge to make something like this all by ourselves, and it’s going ...More >>


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