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Encouraging teens to make safe choices

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:27:25 +1300 | Christchurch City Council

Interactive learning, drama and a game show-style presentation called “Hot Seat” are being used to get the “making safe choices when driving” message over to secondary school students.More >>

Canterbury research investigating adolescent girls in sport

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:29:34 +1300 | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury doctoral sports student is investigating what factors make sport enjoyable enough for adolescent girls to keep them involved in sporting activity. More >>

School-whānau relationships report released

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:20:32 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata has welcomed a report by the Office of the Auditor-General (OAG) into relationships between schools and Māori whānau. More >>

Otago Polytechnic helps train young leaders

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:55:45 +1300 | Otago Polytechnic

Otago Polytechnic is hosting a special event, the Otago Secondary Schools Head Prefects Day, which invites all the head prefects from around the region to a one-day training course, focusing on the challenges, responsibilities and idea sharing for their year ...More >>

Trades Academy based in Hutt City thriving

Fri, 20 Feb 2015 17:01:14 +1300 | Weltec

With a significant funding boost for 2015 Hutt City is set to benefit from a fantastic programme that improves young people’s chances of achieving their educational goals. More >>

Are partnership schools more trouble than they are worth?

Fri, 20 Feb 2015 11:07:08 +1300 | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

When National fundamentally altered the Education Act to provide for a new, non-accountable, category of schools, the justification was that these schools needed to be freed from the shackles of government regulation in order to provide excellent education ...More >>

Explicit new sex education programme for high schools coming

Thu, 19 Feb 2015 11:36:41 +1300 | Youth Wellbeing

Australian sexologist touring NZ this month to introduce RELATIONSHIP IQ programme to Kiwi schools and community groups More >>

Entries open on secondary schools mooting competition

Tue, 17 Feb 2015 11:55:19 +1300 | University of Waikato

Registrations of interest for the annual University of Waikato Te Piringa – Faculty of Law Secondary Schools’ Mooting competition close on 7 March. More >>

Character-building important in Japan than in NZ rugby

Tue, 17 Feb 2015 10:48:09 +1300 | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury research project has found that character-building is more important in Japanese schoolboy rugby than in New Zealand. More >>

Sad farewell to PPTA activist Robin Duff

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 14:28:19 +1300 | PPTA

Duff has been a long-time fixture of the association, serving as PPTA junior vice president from 2005 to 2007, president from 2007 to 2009 and again from 2011 to 2013 and senior vice president from 2009 to 2011 and 2013 until 2015.More >>

Fee paying education not in our interests

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 10:46:54 +1300 | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

Dr Liz Gordon, QPEC spokesperson and educational researcher, today argued against proposals being aired in the media to allow state schools to charge fees. More >>

National Library’s changes to Services to Schools

Fri, 13 Feb 2015 16:54:16 +1300 | LIANZA

LIANZA Press Release on the National Library of New Zealand’s changes to Services to Schools: More >>

Speech to Trans-Tasman Business Circle, Auckland

Fri, 13 Feb 2015 13:45:15 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Our government is highly aspirational for our children and young people. We want every child to get the best possible education so they can be successful here at home in NZ, as well as be globally competitive.More >>

Student wins halls scholarship with satirical video

Fri, 13 Feb 2015 10:55:42 +1300 | University of Canterbury

First year University of Canterbury student Louise Woolhouse has been awarded a $5000 accommodation scholarship after making a satirical video. More >>

Faster browsing for Schools with NZIX

Wed, 11 Feb 2015 17:42:19 +1300 | CityLink

The New Zealand Internet Exchange (NZIX) is welcoming a significant new member, New Zealand Schools. More >>

Mandarin Language Assistants welcomed

Wed, 11 Feb 2015 14:39:24 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata today welcomed 38 Mandarin Language Assistants from China to New Zealand at Parliament. More >>

STEAM ahead - crowdfunded career event for school girls

Wed, 11 Feb 2015 11:16:37 +1300 | STEAM ahead

Attention! Introducing a very special event that uses the power of Superheroes to promote careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM). More >>

Restorative justice practices needed in classrooms

Fri, 6 Feb 2015 11:51:31 +1300 | University of Canterbury

February 6, 2015 Restorative justice practices need to be implemented in school classrooms in order to decrease referrals and increase time spent learning, an international expert and visiting professor to the University of Canterbury says. Dr Tom Cavanagh ...More >>

Special plaques to mark Treaty signing

Fri, 6 Feb 2015 11:13:27 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata says all new schools and early childhood centres opening this year are being offered special plaques to acknowledge the 175th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. More >>

Library books not just a political fight

Thu, 5 Feb 2015 16:45:11 +1300 | ActionStation

Thousands of New Zealanders have signed a petition to stop cuts to National Library lending services to schools, with New Zealand’s favorite celebrity Lorde and Man Booker prize winning author Eleanor Catton even weighing in on the debate.More >>


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