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Former Rangiora School Principal Won’t Seek Reinstatement

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:02:45 +1300 | Peggy Burrows

Peggy Burrows will not appeal the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) determination released late last week, which while upholding her claim of unjustified dismissal, rejected her request for reinstatement as Principal at Rangiora High School, a position ...More >>

How is food used to foster social relationships at school?

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:30:20 +1300 | Massey University

A more holistic approach to health promotion in schools could lead to empowered youth according to a study by a Massey University academic. More >>

NCEA Students Not Properly Prepared

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:05:23 +1300 | Inspiration Education Limited

A Wellington-based education expert says students need to be better equipped to excel in exams to help avoid disappointment as results are released today. More >>

Parents’ guide to NCEA results

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:01:31 +1300 | Careers New Zealand

Wellington, 17 January 2017 - About 160,000 students are anxiously awaiting the online release of their NCEA results. More >>

First to complete School Science Lab Technician programme

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:57:52 +1300 | Real World Education

Whangarei 12 October 2016 - Nicola Younger, the technician at Whangarei Girls’ High School is the first person to complete REAL.AC.NZ's School Science Laboratory Technician Programme. Through the programme, Younger earned the New Zealand Certificate ...More >>

Change ahead for NZSTA

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 17:15:18 +1300 | NZ School Trustees Association

For the first time in its 27 years the NZSTA Board has announced the appointment of a new CEO. Nick Inskip has considerable experience in governance and working with boards on developing and executing strategy, and implementing change. He also has ...More >>

Auditor-General's Results of the 2015 school audits

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:13:17 +1300 | Office of the Auditor-General

We reported on the results of the 2015 school audits to the Ministry of Education on 21 October 2016. We’ve published an update on the completion of the 2015 school audits and the types of opinions we issued that was included in our report to the ...More >>

600 Porirua students to benefit from life-skills programme

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 14:01:04 +1300 | Graeme Dingle Foundation

The Graeme Dingle Foundation has announced it is to introduce the popular values and life-skills Kiwi Can programme into three Porirua schools in 2017 More >>

Confused national standards policy coming unravelled

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 17:32:01 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

Hekia Parata’s answers in Parliament today highlight once again how confused and botched the Government’s national standards programme is, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.More >>

Discoveries through outdoor adventure for students

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 14:32:23 +1300 | Hillary Outdoors

A group of twenty year 10 students from Taupo-nui-a-Tia College in Taupo recently attended a 5 day programme at Hillary Outdoors Education Centre Tongariro. Throughout the week, the students participated in a range of outdoor activities designed to ...More >>

$20m upscaling for Macleans College redevelopment

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 13:17:24 +1300 | New Zealand Government

An extra $20.7 million will be invested in the redevelopment of Macleans College in Bucklands Beach, Auckland, Education Minister Hekia Parata announced today. More >>

Survey looks at National Standards in schools

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 11:30:18 +1300 | NZ Council for Educational Research

A new survey looks at National Standards in primary and intermediate schools, almost seven years on from their introduction. More >>

Signals 2016

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 17:40:02 +1300 | Michael King Writers' Centre

The Michael King Writers’ Centre launched the fifth issue of Signals, its literary journal for young writers, on Saturday 10 December at the National Library in Parnell. More >>

NZAC backs call for more investment in at-risk youth

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 17:11:19 +1300 | New Zealand Association of Counsellors

More investment is urgently needed in early intervention if young children are to be properly supported, rather than potentially facing “a future of crime”. More >>

Techweek will be biggest ever tech event in NZ

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 11:45:31 +1300 | Make Lemonade

Techweek’17, May 6 to 14 next year, will be the biggest week New Zealand has ever seen or experienced in technology. Techweek will help the push by NZTech for New Zealand become a digital nation and to demonstrate our tech pedigree to the world.More >>

Different rules for charter schools don’t add up

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 11:41:56 +1300 | Child Poverty Action Group

Charter schools are contracted to achieve the same educational outcomes for children as public schools are, and should not be reaping financial benefits by fudging the books, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). More >>

Increase in parent donations shows funding boost is needed

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 15:07:01 +1300 | NZEI

The marked increase in parental donations over the past year shows an urgent need to spend public money on increased education funding, not tax cuts, NZEI Te Riu Roa says.More >>

Young Reporters - Expressions of interest now open for 2017

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 12:05:31 +1300 | Keep New Zealand Beautiful

Keep New Zealand Beautiful (KNZB) is excited to announce it has been appointed as the national operator of an internationally accredited programme for young reporters. More >>

NZ Students End High School with Bungy Off Historic Bridge

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 15:51:13 +1300 | AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand

School leavers in Queenstown, New Zealand, will end high school with a Bungy off the Kawarau Bridge this week through AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand’s JumpStart programme. More >>

Applications open for principal exchange

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 12:14:57 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Two New Zealand principals will have the chance to lead schools in South Australia as part of a trans-Tasman exchange programme, says Education Minister Hekia Parata. More >>


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