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Majority of schools will get funding increase

Fri, 27 May 2016 17:28:44 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Most schools will receive funding increases as a result of the Budget 2016 decision to target discretionary funding to schools teaching students most at risk of under-achievement, Education Minister Hekia Parata says.More >>

Rachael Leafe - promoting educational achievement

Fri, 27 May 2016 13:24:46 +1200 | NZSTA

Rachael Leafe has been actively engaged with the community and the school that her children and family attend. She has enjoyed the opportunity to be a representative for the community on Petone’s Sacred Heart Primary School Board of Trustees for ...More >>

Finding the key to success for Pacific students

Wed, 25 May 2016 15:17:19 +1200 | University of Auckland

Committed to teaching in a part of Auckland that often makes the headlines for negative reasons, Melini Fasavalu’s focus is all on the positive. The deputy principal of Wiri Central Primary School in South Auckland, she has just been awarded the University ...More >>

Graeme Dingle Foundation launches new youth programme

Wed, 25 May 2016 10:36:09 +1200 | Wright Family Foundation

Wednesday, May 25, 2016: An in-demand youth programme, helping Year 9 students take their first step into secondary school, is coming to the Bay of Plenty – thanks to a partnership between two local not-for-profit organisations. More >>

Iwi Grows Education Opportunities

Mon, 23 May 2016 17:24:55 +1200 | Ngati Apa ki te RaTo

Top of the south iwi Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō is reaping the benefits of a Memorandum of Understanding signed with Workforce Development Ltd. More >>

Charter school ‘pilot’ fooling no one - PPTA

Fri, 20 May 2016 15:03:21 +1200 | PPTA

Assurances that ACT’s charter school experiment was just a pilot have been proven false with this afternoon’s announcement of seven new charter schools. More >>

Teen gamers’ ANZAC exhibit wins highest honour

Fri, 20 May 2016 14:11:30 +1200 | ServiceIQ

A group of secondary school students who used gaming technology to recreate the Anzac experience in Gallipoli have won the highly coveted ServiceIQ Best Museum Visitor Experience Award 2016. The honour was announced on Wednesday night at the ServiceIQ ...More >>

“Knowing someone cares” rated most important factor

Thu, 19 May 2016 10:54:22 +1200 | Auckland Council

A new report released today aims to shape the way helping agencies work with at-risk young people, in an effort to reduce harm from alcohol and other drug use. More >>

Comprehensive survey of New Zealand secondary schools

Thu, 19 May 2016 10:36:59 +1200 | NZCER

A comprehensive new survey on current experiences and challenges for secondary schools in New Zealand has been released. More >>

A Vacuum in Our History - Remembering Our Own Forgotten Wars

Wed, 18 May 2016 15:14:16 +1200 | The Maori Party

Sadness that it has been left to pupils of Otorohanga College to fill “a vacuum in our history curriculum” in respect of the New Zealand Land Wars of the 19th century, has been expressed by the president of the Maori Party, Rangimarie Naida ...More >>

Career system reforms a step in the right direction

Wed, 18 May 2016 14:08:26 +1200 | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Universities New Zealand has described government reforms to give secondary students better access to high quality and accurate careers advice as a step in the right direction.More >>

No refugee child out of school for more than a month

Wed, 18 May 2016 13:37:32 +1200 | Save the Children New Zealand

As the first ever World Humanitarian Summit looms next week in Istanbul Save the Children is calling for a new deal for refugee children. Save the Children is calling for no refugee child to be out of school for more than 30 days after being displaced.More >>

Young minds to get more science in the classroom

Wed, 18 May 2016 11:09:40 +1200 | Hutt City Council

Classrooms in Lower Hutt are to be transformed into laboratories for children to experiment and learn just like working scientists. Hutt City Council-led initiative Hutt Science, which supports young people to engage with science and technology, ...More >>

Ethel Benjamin scholarship for outstanding women lawyers

Tue, 17 May 2016 09:33:49 +1200 | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Ethel Benjamin scholarship for outstanding women lawyers announced The New Zealand Law Foundation Ethel Benjamin scholarship for outstanding women lawyers has this year been awarded to Holly Hedley and Bree Huntley. The award honours New Zealand’s ...More >>

Overseas investor funds school’s digital devices

Tue, 17 May 2016 09:30:41 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Chris Hipkins MP for Rimutaka Education Spokesperson 17 May 2016 Overseas investor funds school’s digital devices The Government must address the inequality laptops and tablets in classrooms are causing after a Queenstown school was forced to use ...More >>

School Children Benefit From Zoofari Initiative

Mon, 16 May 2016 16:20:45 +1200 | Hamilton City Council

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Close to 1,000 students from low decile schools in the Waikato region will be taking part in a learning programme at Hamilton Zoo thanks to a successful fundraising collaboration with The Warehouse. During March, more than $23,000 was ...More >>

Suzy Cato to stand against bullying on Pink Shirt Day

Mon, 16 May 2016 14:56:13 +1200 | Mental Health Foundation

On Friday May 20, thousands of New Zealanders including children’s entertainer Suzy Cato will celebrate Pink Shirt Day and speak up and stand together to stop bullying. More >>

Claudia Batten to Speak in Wellington

Mon, 16 May 2016 13:45:56 +1200 | Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

One of New Zealand’s top digital entrepreneurs, Claudia Batten, is to speak in Wellington on Friday 20 May 2016. The youngest ever recipient of the World Class New Zealand Supreme Award, commercial lawyer cum digital entrepreneur, Claudia Batten, ...More >>

Grant Reese - Rewarding role for all trustees

Mon, 16 May 2016 13:15:36 +1200 | NZSTA

Grant Reese has three daughters and wanted to be more involved with their education than just dropping them off at the school gates. Furthermore, Grant wanted to be on the school board to be able to contribute back to the community and the education ...More >>

New Zealand’s ‘other’ national sport has its time to shine

Mon, 16 May 2016 12:46:30 +1200 | Kids' Lit Quiz

Monday, May 16 2016: There’s no denying that rugby is New Zealand’s national sport, with our All Blacks currently sitting atop the world podium, but for some it’s pipped at the post by another type of ‘sport’: reading.More >>


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