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Minister thanks all involved in kids’ learning

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:11:18 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata has thanked parents, whānau and staff across the education sector for their passion and commitment to making sure all kids get the best possible education.More >>

James Street School strides toward gold

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:49:02 +1300 | Toi Te Ora

Whakatane’s James Street School has become the latest school in the Eastern Bay to achieve a Bronze accreditation award as part of the Health Promoting Schools programme. More >>

Recyclable cushion entrepreneurs take sustainability award

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:13:49 +1300 | BCC

Recyclable cushion making company, Jesh Designs, have won the Global Future Charitable Trust Award for excellence in environmental sustainability and a $1000 cash prize. More >>

More Far North schools to roll out digital classrooms

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:46:13 +1300 | Rotary Club of Kerikeri

A $130,000 Rotary grant has enabled a Far North education trust to expand a revolutionary internet-based teaching system across the region. Paihia School, Kawakawa School and Northland College will join a group of low-decile schools leading the introduction ...More >>

Trust awards $204,000 to 34 Waikato students

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 13:35:48 +1300 | Joint Press Release

Scholarships worth $6000 each have been awarded to 34 Waikato secondary school students embarking on a science or teaching degree at the University of Waikato or Wintec. More >>

New provider for $5 million digital advisory service

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:46:52 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye today announced that CORE Education has been chosen to deliver the Ministry of Education’s new Learning Technologies Advisory (LTA) Service.More >>

Students recognised for promoting primary sector careers

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 13:43:18 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has congratulated a group of school students from Whangarei for their work promoting the primary industries to their peers. More >>

Need to take heed of OECD report in school funding

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 17:27:24 +1300 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

The Government needs to ensure that any review of school funding will take account an OECD report that says all children need equal opportunity to access quality education. More >>

Why do some children in NZ go to school without breakfast?

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 17:23:54 +1300 | Chris Fortune

It was a simple question I asked myself: why do some children in NZ go to school without breakfast? As I am a father of two children I thought that this would be easy to answer, but I have come to realise there are so many different factors and ...More >>

Partnership School Funding

Tue, 9 Dec 2014 13:54:08 +1300 | Save Our Schools NZ

The Ministry of Education has produced a brochure that attempts to explain “Partnership Schools” funding. Unfortunately, it does a good job of highlighting the problems, rather than answering the real questions.More >>

One week, two of New Zealand arts’ greats for Ficino School

Mon, 8 Dec 2014 13:31:38 +1300 | Ficino School

Ficino School students last week enjoyed time with two of New Zealand’s outstanding arts figures: sharing poetry with Cilla McQueen, New Zealand Poet Laureate for 2009-2011 and discussing artwork with prominent New Zealand artist Clare Reilly. More >>

Scholarship Candidates access marked booklets electronically

Fri, 5 Dec 2014 11:09:04 +1300 | New Zealand Qualifications Authority

New Zealand Scholarship papers are currently being marked and uploaded into an online storage facility. Candidates will be able to access their booklets online from February 10, 2015.More >>

Golden Jubilee Scholarship a life-changer for Anna

Thu, 4 Dec 2014 15:33:19 +1300 | University of Waikato

Anna Caudwell describes being awarded a Golden Jubilee Scholarship from the University of Waikato as a life-changing experience. “I was over the moon when I heard I’d got the scholarship,” she says. “It’s probably the happiest I’d ever been. ...More >>

More kids off to a great start in education

Thu, 4 Dec 2014 13:16:58 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata says more kids are getting the best start to school, with early childhood education participation at its highest ever level. Ms Parata says latest figures show 96 percent of children starting school in September this ...More >>

Taranaki DHB scholarships to encourage careers in health

Thu, 4 Dec 2014 11:04:42 +1300 | Taranaki DHB

Taranaki District Health Board is helping young students achieve their aspirations of working in the health sector by awarding health scholarships to 25 students through its scholarship programme.More >>

Secondary principals accept IES leadership role

Wed, 3 Dec 2014 16:24:46 +1300 | PPTA

Secondary principals have voted to include a community leadership role central to Investing in Educational Success (IES) in their collective agreement. The vote to include the Community of Schools (CoS) Leadership role and a Principals’ Recruitment ...More >>

Media Design School hosts successful Girls in Games workshop

Wed, 3 Dec 2014 16:09:59 +1300 | Media Design School

Monday December 1st saw Media Design School host 45 secondary school girls, who traveled to Media Design School's central Auckland campus from as far north as Whangarei and as far south as Wellington Girl’s High School in Wellington, for the second annual ...More >>

Teacher wins for putting wow factor in school science

Wed, 3 Dec 2014 09:23:51 +1300 | PM's Science Prizes

Teacher wins for putting wow factor in school science A Wellington woman who once vowed she would never become a teacher has won the 2014 Prime Minister’s Science Teacher Prize, worth $150,000.More >>

Save Hato Petera Maori School

Tue, 2 Dec 2014 11:43:01 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is calling on the Government to step in immediately to save Māori Catholic co-ed school, Hato Petera College. “If it was good enough for the National government to rescue private school Whanganui Collegiate, which had run up huge debt, ...More >>

Vanguard CEO Challenges Delahaunty

Mon, 1 Dec 2014 10:50:59 +1300 | Vanguard Military School

Vanguard Military School’s CEO, Nick Hyde is happy to refute all claims made yesterday by Catherine Delahaunty and prove the school is going from strength to strength. “Partnership Schools have been created to use innovation and to try different methods ...More >>

 

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