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Govt Abolishing Charters Which Would Solve Teacher Shortage

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 17:29:24 +1300 | ACT New Zealand

“Tonight the Government is eradicating the Charter School model right when Charter Schools would solve their most urgent problem - teacher shortages,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.More >>

Teacher shortage initiatives need to go further

Sun, 14 Oct 2018 18:23:17 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

The Government is not doing enough to resolve the teacher shortage according to even its own numbers while it continues to drag its heels on the longer term strategy which will make the real difference, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye ...More >>

Steps to fix teacher shortage are welcome but...

Sun, 14 Oct 2018 13:42:22 +1300 | NZEI

Steps to fix teacher shortage are welcome but class sizes and pay must be addressed to keep teachers More >>

New plan to address teacher shortage

Sun, 14 Oct 2018 12:01:37 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Hon Chris Hipkins Minister of Education 14 October 2018 PĀNUI PĀPĀHO MEDIA STATEMENT New plan to address teacher shortage • Plan to hire more than 850 additional teachers • Extra $10.5 million in funding • Up to 230 grants of $10,000 for schools to ...More >>

Wintec takes workshops across NZ to support mental health

Tue, 9 Oct 2018 09:14:33 +1300 | Wintec

Louise Faulkner has seen many cases of mental health issues in her role as International Student Services Manager at Wintec and says some are not as easy to spot, and it can take years of experience to identify the signs. “I like to think our team is ...More >>

Gordon Campbell on the teachers' struggle

Wed, 3 Oct 2018 11:40:09 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

These days, strike action is essentially a game of three dimensional chess, and the industrial stoppages coming our way in education are a case in point. From the outset, the teacher organizations will have to inconvenience the public, but without alienating ...More >>

Professional primary industries offer rich career pickings

Wed, 3 Oct 2018 10:32:10 +1300 | Northland Regional Council

Dissecting a fanworm may not be everyone’s idea of a great day out, but it was a popular activity for secondary students participating in two recent Find Your Future careers events.More >>

Ministry of Education offers 9.3% to secondary teachers

Tue, 2 Oct 2018 17:27:47 +1300 | Ministry of Education

Deputy Secretary Ellen MacGregor-Reid says the Ministry has made a good offer to secondary school teachers. The offer moves beginner teachers’ base salaries from $51,200 to $55,137 and base salaries for those at the top of the scale from $78,000 ...More >>

Post-primary teachers vote confirms swift correction needed

Tue, 2 Oct 2018 17:21:33 +1300 | Council of Trade Unions

Unions said that the PPTA member vote today to reject their pay offer gives the Government an opportunity repair a decade of neglect in public education, with strong public support for better investment in teachers and kids .More >>

PPTA president, Jack Boyle's speech to annual conference

Tue, 2 Oct 2018 11:53:21 +1300 | Post Primary Teachers' Association

E nga kaiako o Aotearoa…Nau mai haere mai Haere mai ki te Whanganui a taara Haere mai ki to tatou hui Nga mihi koe katoa mo te haere mai. It’s fantastic to see you all at this sell out hui. Counting all of us, our awesome PPTA staff and our honoured ...More >>

Another rejected offer & more teacher strikes likely

Tue, 2 Oct 2018 11:20:32 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

News that the secondary teachers have rejected the Government’s pay offer means that the instability and potential disruption in the sector for teachers, students and parents is far from over, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says.More >>

2018 Secondary School Achievers Applications Open

Tue, 2 Oct 2018 11:16:04 +1300 | Hurunui District Council

Every year the Hurunui District Council recognises outstanding student achievement at secondary school level by presenting selected students with financial awards from the Secondary School Achievers Fund. More >>

Secondary teachers meet to discuss government’s offer

Tue, 2 Oct 2018 09:22:55 +1300 | PPTA

Secondary teachers from around the country meet in Wellington today to discuss a recommendation that they reject the government’s offer for their collective agreement. More >>

Principals dubious about student truancy report

Mon, 1 Oct 2018 15:20:33 +1300 | RNZ

School principals are dubious about research suggesting initiatives from other countries can help New Zealand fight rising truancy. More >>

Filling next year's teacher shortage 'devilishly hard'

Mon, 1 Oct 2018 11:23:42 +1300 | RNZ

Auckland's primary schools will soon have 100 unfilled vacancies and principals around the country are nervous about finding enough teachers for 2019, school leaders say. More >>

Swift resolution needed for primary teachers and families

Wed, 26 Sep 2018 16:46:31 +1200 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Unions stood behind NZEI Te Riu Roa members who today voted to reject the latest collective agreement offer from the Government, and urged for a speedy resolution to the industrial process. Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff said ...More >>

Multiple education strikes looming

Wed, 26 Sep 2018 16:05:16 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

National’s spokesperson for Education Nikki Kaye is concerned for parents facing potentially multiple strikes over the next six months as a result of the Government’s lack of priority of teacher’s salaries and other funding.More >>

Students walk out of school over truancy comments

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:37:28 +1200 | RNZ

More than 100 students walked out of a Hamilton high school this morning in protest after the principal said truants are more likely to wind up being a rape victim. More >>

Electric vehicle competition revs into gear

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 11:37:05 +1200 | EVolocity

Engineers and teachers are praising an electric vehicle initiative they say is sparking renewed interest in science, maths and engineering in Waikato secondary schools. More >>

NZEI welcomes plan to support vulnerable children

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 13:27:02 +1200 | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa is welcoming the Government’s plan for a Learning Support Coordinator in every school to work with our most vulnerable children and to get them the support that they need as part of a draft disability and learning support action plan published ...More >>


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