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Tomorrow's Schools

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 09:39:36 +1300 | New Zealand Principals' Federation

Tomorrow's Schools Last Friday, the much anticipated Tomorrow's Schools final report was released by the Task Force. Most in our sector welcomed the report which signals some major changes. These changes are outlined under eight key issues in the Report ...More >>

Recruitment update: Teacher recruitment 2019

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 09:39:22 +1300 | Ministry of Education

Over 800 overseas teachers are ready for primary and secondary schools to interview for them to start at the beginning of next year. More >>

Tomorrow’s Schools Taskforce provides bold, brave blueprint

Fri, 7 Dec 2018 12:15:06 +1300 | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says the release of the 31 recommendations from the Tomorrow’s Schools Independent taskforce is a genuine and game changing blueprint to radically change New Zealand education.More >>

Labour confirms increased tax on PTE’s

Thu, 6 Dec 2018 17:35:39 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

The Labour-led Government has confirmed it will follow through with more tax hikes, this time one which will have serious impact on the International Education sector, National’s Associate Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment spokesperson Simeon ...More >>

Auckland 2019 School Rugby 1A 1st XV competition

Thu, 6 Dec 2018 16:57:02 +1300 | Saint Kentigern

Saint Kentigern has asked College Sport Auckland to lead an arbitration process in ensuring a successful 2019 School Rugby 1A 1st XV competition, David Hodge, Head of Saint Kentigern said today.More >>

Site for co-located Marlborough Colleges confirmed

Wed, 5 Dec 2018 09:31:18 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Work to co-locate Marlborough Girls’ and Boys’ Colleges on a new site will begin in the New Year, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today. More >>

Reopening TIPENE (St Stephen’s School) website launched

Tue, 4 Dec 2018 17:38:55 +1300 | TIPENE Reopening Committee

The TIPENE Reopening Committee has launched a website today [ 3/12/18 ], which will allow registration from families interested in sending their boys to the proposed new school.More >>

Consultation reveals a lack of confidence in NCEA

Mon, 3 Dec 2018 12:31:24 +1300 | RNZ

Consultation over the future of the NCEA has revealed a widespread lack of confidence in the national qualification, support for abolishing exam fees and scepticism about focusing level 1 of the qualification on a major project.More >>

Secondary principals struggling with teacher shortages

Thu, 29 Nov 2018 15:55:47 +1300 | Post Primary Teachers' Association

Shortages are most severe in Auckland but are keenly felt in all major metropolitan areas and affect schools right across the country. More >>

More teachers’ strikes planned

Fri, 23 Nov 2018 18:40:12 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

News that the secondary teachers have overwhelmingly rejected the Government’s pay offer means strikes are likely in term one of next year unless the Government can reach settlement, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says.More >>

Ministry of Education Statement on PPTA announcement

Fri, 23 Nov 2018 17:28:10 +1300 | Ministry of Education

"We are surprised the PPTA is already threatening strike action next year as they still have four days of agreed bargaining on behalf of their members ahead of them before the end of the year, and the Ministry is ready to schedule more," ...More >>

Response from Minister Hipkins to PPTA ballot results

Fri, 23 Nov 2018 17:18:55 +1300 | New Zealand Government

“Bargaining with the secondary teachers union is not as advanced as the primary teacher union. We welcome PPTA back to the negotiating table, which is scheduled to happen next week.” More >>

Secondary teachers vote to reject government offer

Fri, 23 Nov 2018 17:02:15 +1300 | PPTA

Secondary teachers have voted overwhelmingly to reject the government’s offer for settlement of their collective agreement and have authorised strike action during term one, 2019.More >>

New ServiceIQ Gateway Scholar Defies Gravity

Wed, 21 Nov 2018 17:21:54 +1300 | ServiceIQ

Tia Warwick from Oxford in Canterbury is living proof that a ServiceIQ Gateway programme gives secondary students the grounding they need to lift-off into a career they’re passionate about.More >>

No small feat: High School students build tiny houses at Ara

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 10:33:53 +1300 | Ara Institute

With drills at the ready and hammers in hand trades students at Ara have spent the last 10 months constructing an Institute first: two brand new tiny houses, which will soon be up for sale. More >>

Concerned education unions consider joint action

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 16:59:54 +1300 | NZEI

The future of New Zealand children’s education hangs in the balance if the crisis in education is not fixed, teachers and principals say. More >>

Dunedin ramps up study destination appeal in Shanghai

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 17:25:34 +1300 | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Wednesday 13, November 2018) – Dunedin’s appeal as a top-class international study destination took another stride under a new agreement signed in Shanghai last week.More >>

PM's Post-Cab 12/11/18: Abuse And Neglect Inquiry Expanded

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 17:44:20 +1300 | The Scoop Team

The Prime Minister's Beehive press conference this afternoon focussed on announcements around the royal commission of inquiry into abuse and neglect. The inquiry will now extend to religious as well as state institutions. It will now be know as the Royal ...More >>

The Nation: Associate Education Minister Tracey Martin

Sat, 10 Nov 2018 13:40:01 +1300 | The Nation

• Associate Education Minister Tracey Martin told Newshub Nation she has been working on the proposal for 600 learning support coordinators to be placed into schools, since 2016. “And the moment I sat in the chair, I began the plan to make sure that ...More >>

Support your local school, support biodiversity!

Thu, 8 Nov 2018 15:24:00 +1300 | Taranaki Regional Council

The future’s looking bright as a growing number of schools jump on board Towards Predator-Free Taranaki, safeguarding our local biodiversity. More >>


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