Latest Post Primary Education Headlines

Education suffers in Budget 2017

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:35:06 +1200 | NZEI

Education is the loser in today’s Budget announcement, with early childhood services suffering the seventh straight year of a funding freeze, and an increase to the school operations grant that will not cover inflation. NZEI Te Riu Roa President Lynda Stuart ...More >>

$10.2m to improve financial capability of young NZers

Thu, 25 May 2017 14:33:27 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Hon Jacqui Dean Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs 25 May 2017 $10.2m to improve financial capability of young New ZealandersMore >>

Edison Robot And Programming Help Kids

Thu, 25 May 2017 12:02:23 +1200 | MindKits

Automation in Our Future – A case for all kids to learn programming using robotics. Robotics and programming need to be compulsory for all students. Our kids need problem solving skills to avoid being displaced by automation and we need to start teaching ...More >>

Just five days until Pink Shirt Day!

Mon, 22 May 2017 17:13:30 +1200 | Mental Health Foundation

Pink Shirt Day is on Friday 26 May! It’s a day where New Zealanders are asked to celebrate, Speak Up, Stand Together and Stop Bullying. More >>

Students experiment with aquaculture science

Fri, 19 May 2017 13:53:42 +1200 | Cawthron Institute

This month, nearly 200 biology students swapped their textbooks for lab coats to gain practical science experience at the Cawthron Aquaculture Park as part of Year 13 mussel biology workshops.More >>

Pioneering woman scholar honoured

Fri, 19 May 2017 11:24:02 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Nikki Kaye unveiled a commemorative photograph at Auckland Grammar School this morning, dedicated to New Zealand’s first ever female university graduate, Kate Edger.More >>

Uni Shorts 2017 - Deadline extended to 15 June

Thu, 18 May 2017 16:30:45 +1200 | Uni Shorts

We have extended the final entry deadline for Uni Shorts 2017 to 15 June 2017. So don’t wait, enter now. And be in to win some great prizes. More >>

Andrew Little Pre-Budget Breakfast Speech

Thu, 18 May 2017 09:52:20 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

It’s great to be with you all this morning to present Labour’s vision for our economy; our commitment to shared prosperity; our determination to creating opportunities for all New Zealanders.More >>

Finalists announced for the Roxy5 Short Film Competition

Wed, 17 May 2017 16:54:30 +1200 | The Roxy Cinema

The quality of films entered into this year’s Roxy5 Short Film Competition made selecting 12 films for the Judges Evening incredibly difficult, as Co-Producer Melissa Conway put it, “If it was up to me every film could have been a finalist!”More >>

Massey helps transform education in remote Tokelau

Tue, 16 May 2017 15:21:39 +1200 | Massey University

Massey University researchers are helping to modernise education on one of the planet’s remotest places. More >>

New Chatbot for Problems at School

Mon, 15 May 2017 17:25:35 +1200 | Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley

Community Law Wellington has launched a chatbot for problems at school. Wagbot is a chatbot that knows the answers to many questions about problems parents and students have with schools in Aotearoa. You can chat to Wagbot here: .More >>

Metro schools another option to address inner city growth

Sat, 13 May 2017 13:55:44 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Metro schools will be considered as another option to meet future education needs in high-growth urban centres such as Auckland, Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today. “A metro school is an innovative model that responds to the need to provide ...More >>

Altogether Autism applauds Education Amendment Bill

Thu, 11 May 2017 22:05:31 +1200 | Altogether Autism

11 May 2017 - New Zealand’s leading provider of research-based autism information today acknowledged the historic passing of the third and final reading of the Education (Update) Amendment Bill, which prohibits the use of seclusion in schools and early ...More >>

Bill paves the way for better careers service

Thu, 11 May 2017 21:53:56 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Associate Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Louise Upston has welcomed the passing of the Education (Update) Amendment Bill today. The Education Act has been updated to streamline the way government careers services and information ...More >>

Site blessing for $8.5m redevelopment of Kelburn School

Thu, 11 May 2017 11:17:36 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Nikki Kaye today attended a site blessing at Kelburn Normal School in Wellington to mark the start of an $8.5 million redevelopment project. More >>

Charter schools a huge distraction that aren't helping Maori

Wed, 10 May 2017 12:35:05 +1200 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa is calling for an end to the charter school experiment, and for all political parties to meet with education experts and agree on what's needed to improve education for all Maori and Pasifika children.More >>

Rangiora High’s $14.9m redevelopment opened

Tue, 9 May 2017 16:45:50 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Associate Minister of Education Louise Upston has today officially opened Rangiora High School’s new $14.9 million facilities. More >>

Bioengineering researchers showcase work

Tue, 9 May 2017 15:28:56 +1200 | University of Auckland

Researchers from the University of Auckland’s Bioengineering Institute (ABI) will step outside their laboratories tomorrow and spend a day with 40 Year nine and ten pupils at Ngā Taiātea School in Hamilton. They will work hands-on with students ...More >>

Horowhenua Regional Finalists in Education Excellence Awards

Tue, 9 May 2017 12:27:31 +1200 | Ministry of Education

Levin’s Horowhenua College is among the finalists at the 2017 Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards. More >>

Hawkes Bay Regional Finalists in Education Excellence Awards

Tue, 9 May 2017 12:25:47 +1200 | Ministry of Education

Napier’s William Colenso College is among the finalists in three out of four categories at the 2017 Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards. More >>