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New start for rebuilt $10.2m Marshland School

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 15:11:25 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The new $10.2 million Marshland School was officially opened in Christchurch today by Education Minister Hekia Parata. More >>

Helping weakest students essential for society and economy

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:55:55 +1300 | OECD

Most countries have made little progress helping their weakest students improve their performance in reading, mathematics and science over the past decade. This means too many young people are still leaving school without the basic skills needed in ...More >>

Concierge and plaza for ministry staff

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 08:46:08 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

Chris Hipkins Education Spokesperson 9 February 2016 Concierge and plaza for ministry staff – leaky, mouldy classrooms for kids Parents will be horrified Hekia Parata is overseeing a $19.5 million refit for Education Ministry staff which includes a ...More >>

MAINZ students to perform in honour of the late David Bowie

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 14:02:13 +1300 | MAINZ

MAINZ (Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand) music students present ‘MAINZ on Mars,’ an out of this world gig showcasing music inspired by the original Spider from Mars, David Bowie.More >>

Eastland Port makes it happen for young lifesavers

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 09:25:31 +1300 | Eastland Group

Eastland Port today announced its naming rights sponsorship of next weekend’s Eastern Regional Junior Championships to be held in Gisborne for the first time on 12 and 13 February.More >>

Taranaki Students Reducing Maori Health Inequalities

Thu, 4 Feb 2016 13:07:58 +1300 | Taranaki District Health Board

Maori students in Taranaki are gaining valuable work experience throughout secondary and tertiary education and in turn, contributing to the aim of decreasing Maori health inequalities thanks to the Why Ora employment pathways program run through ...More >>

The Spin Doctors out in force at Vanguard – again!

Thu, 4 Feb 2016 10:36:39 +1300 | Save Our Schools NZ

Today’s press release from Vanguard Military School (3 February 2016) again highlights how the spin doctors love to spin a story around high participation-based pass rates in NCEA. But do they tell the full story of student achievement at the charter secondary ...More >>

Government silent over TPPA threat to public education

Wed, 3 Feb 2016 14:37:25 +1300 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa is concerned about the government’s silence over the potential dangers to our public education system as a result of signing the TPPA. More >>

Maori And Pasifika Excelling at Vanguard

Wed, 3 Feb 2016 12:35:27 +1300 | Vanguard Military School

Vanguard Military School is pleased to be able to release its provisional NCEA results for 2015 as confirmed by NZQA. The school achieved a 93% pass rate at NCEA Level 1, a 100% pass rate at Level 2 and a 93% pass rate at Level 3. All of these results ...More >>

New marketplace makes it easy to get academic help

Tue, 2 Feb 2016 10:25:33 +1300 | Tutorly

Auckland, 30th January 2016 – Tutorly (, an online marketplace that connects parents and students with local private tutors, has launched in Auckland. More >>

Free Press

Mon, 1 Feb 2016 15:32:34 +1300 | ACT New Zealand

Assisted Dying Debate Intensifies With public submissions to the select committee inquiry on assisted dying closing today, coverage has gone wild. A very balanced piece from Nick Jones at the Herald here . A reader Q&A with David Seymour on ...More >>

Labour chooses votes over education quality

Mon, 1 Feb 2016 11:17:12 +1300 | ACT New Zealand

Since Labour introduced interest free student loans, New Zealand’s Universities have tumbled down the world rankings, and ACT Leader David Seymour says that the two are connected.More >>

Fee-free tertiary education move welcomed

Mon, 1 Feb 2016 10:32:16 +1300 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

The Labour Party’s plan to introduce fee-free tertiary education is an innovative step towards a more equitable and accessible public education system, NZEI Te Riu Roa says.More >>

Three years study is an investment in hope

Mon, 1 Feb 2016 10:29:46 +1300 | Tertiary Education Union

The Labour Party’s ‘three years free’ policy gives people from all walks of life opportunity to learn, says TEU president Sandra Grey. More >>

STC Proud to Help Get Refugee Children Back to School

Mon, 1 Feb 2016 10:21:21 +1300 | Save The Children

As Kiwi kids get ready to get back to school, Save the Children is gearing up to help new refugee children take their place in the classroom. More >>

Children head back to school

Mon, 1 Feb 2016 10:16:29 +1300 | Ministry of Education

Schools will be opening for the new school year this week, as students begin another year’s learning. More >>

Auckland Students Applaud Groundbreaking Labour Policy

Mon, 1 Feb 2016 10:11:18 +1300 | AUSA

Auckland University Students’ Association (AUSA) has welcomed Andrew Little’s announcement on free post-school education. More >>

VUWSA welcomes announcement of free post-school education

Mon, 1 Feb 2016 10:08:04 +1300 | VUWSA

VUWSA welcomes announcement of free post-school education The Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) welcomes the announcement of free post-school education by the Leader of the Opposition, Andrew Little, yesterday. Since the massive ...More >>

Flexible Learning with a Hobbiton flavour

Fri, 29 Jan 2016 16:18:30 +1300 | University of Waikato

Education and tourism come together when educators and trainers from the early childhood, primary, secondary and tertiary sectors, on Hamilton for the national DEANZ2016 Conference in April.More >>

Summer Code Camp in Tamaki makes learning code a game

Fri, 29 Jan 2016 13:46:08 +1300 | Innovation Partnership

The summer school holiday is getting disrupted, with 30 students from the Manaiakalani Education Trust cluster of schools in Tamaki spending a week of their summer holidays learning to code, by writing their very own computer games. More >>


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