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Survey finds new teachers disillusioned and overworked

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:12:34 +1300 | New Zealand Educational Institute

A survey of primary and ECE teachers in the first few years of their career has found that 17 per cent expect to leave the profession within five years of graduating. More >>

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori O Hoani Waititi Marae Stands Strong

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 13:36:15 +1300 | Te kura kaupapa Maori o Hoani Waititi marae

Te kura kaupapa Māori o Hoani Waititi marae is outraged at having been included in news reports this week highlighting cases of fraudulent activity uncovered by the auditor-general  in some schools in New Zealand. Board member, Dr Mera Lee-Penehira, ...More >>

More Toddlers in Formal Early Childhood Care

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 11:07:51 +1300 | Statistics New Zealand

More two- and three-year-olds are in some form of formal early childhood education now than there were eight years ago, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Early Childhood Council calls for balanced view

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:39:01 +1300 | Early Childhood Council

The Early Childhood Council (ECC) says so-called research released today about the early childhood education (ECE) sector lacks integrity and needs to be taken with a grain of salt.More >>

Better support for learning

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:38:19 +1300 | New Zealand Kindergartens

Better support for learning “The Education Review Office (ERO) should be looking at how well the needs of children attending an early childhood education (ECE) service are being met alongside those children in school,” said Clare Wells, Chief Executive ...More >>

Factory farming doesn’t need to be the norm for ECE

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 14:53:11 +1300 | PORSE

In a response to NZMEs article “childcare workers speak out against ‘factory farming’ of children” PORSE confirms that there are more natural options for parents than enrolling children into factory-like early childhood centres. More >>

Sunflower stars all over the country!

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 15:12:01 +1300 | Daltons Sunflowers in Kindergartens

A love of gardening has taken root in more than 220 kindergartens nationwide thanks to the Daltons Sunflowers in Kindergartens Project. Over the past four months 11,700 kindergarten children have been working hard to grow the tallest sunflower and widest ...More >>

Auckland Kindergarten Association Pt Chevalier Kindergarten

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 19:04:12 +1300 | Auckland Kindergarten Association

There were plans for Pt Chevalier Kindergarten in Auckland to operate a dual-model delivery at the new Walmer Rd site in 2018, offering both kindergarten and Care and Early Learning Centre enrolments, under the Association’s KiNZ arm, and all on ...More >>

Research projects to improve outcomes for learners funded

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 13:29:56 +1300 | Teaching and Learning Research Initiative

The Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI) has awarded over $1.3 million in funding to eight projects, which are expected to improve outcomes for learners. More >>

ScoopPro: Helping The Education Sector Get More Out Of Scoop

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:50:06 +1300 | Scoop Publishing

Scoop is an important research tool and a current awareness news service for those in the education sector. Scoop Analytics shows that around 10,000 unique users from the domain (NZ tertiary institutions domain) alone access Scoop every month ...More >>

Coordinator for student-led boost of Dunedin Town Belt

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:42:56 +1300 | Dunedin Town Belt Education Initiative

An education coordinator has been appointed to support a brand new partnership between schools and community stakeholders that encourages students to lead projects in the Dunedin Town Belt. More >>

Evolve says 1H profit drop expected, maintains 2018 forecast

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:17:15 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Nov. 20 (BusinessDesk) - Evolve Education said first-half profit more than halved as occupancy rates dropped and it took a $3 million GST impairment. The early childhood education centre operator maintained its forecasts for the full year.More >>

Arakura Kindy celebrates recognition from Enviroschools

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:51:41 +1300 | Hutt City Kindergartens

Arakura Kindergarten in Wainuiomata is the first kindergarten in Lower Hutt to become a Silver Enviroschool. Referred to as a reflection rather than an award, the silver reflection recognises the kindergarten’s long-term commitment to a more sustainable ...More >>

Dowie named spokesperson for Early Childhood Education

Thu, 2 Nov 2017 14:34:54 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

Sarah Dowie, MP for Invercargill, has been appointed spokesperson for Early Childhood Education by National Party Leader Bill English. More >>

Evolve Education appoints Mark Finlay as chief executive

Wed, 1 Nov 2017 18:55:01 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Nov. 1 (BusinessDesk) - Evolve Education has appointed interim chief executive Mark Finlay to the top role, effectively immediately. More >>

New Minister of Education welcomed

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 15:04:21 +1300 | Early Childhood New Zealand

Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand (ECNZ) congratulates Chris Hipkins on his appointment as Minister of Education. “We look forward to working with the new minister to bring about real improvements in quality early childhood education ...More >>

Early Childhood Council looks forward

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 18:50:20 +1300 | Early Childhood Council

The Early Childhood Council looks forward to working with the new Government The Early Childhood Council (ECC) looks forward to working with the new Labour/New Zealand First coalition Government on areas impacting early childhood education policy. The ...More >>

NZEI welcomes Govt support for children with extra needs

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 17:16:44 +1300 | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa welcomes the education policies outlined today in the agreements between Labour and New Zealand First and the Greens. More >>

ECE sector has high hopes for new government - ECNZ

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:37:58 +1300 | ECNZ

The formation of a new coalition government today is welcomed by Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand (ECNZ). Labour, New Zealand First and the Green Party all promised to increase investment in quality early childhood education (ECE) in their pre-election ...More >>

Our Hands, Our Future

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 11:59:28 +1300 | OMEP NZ

Our Hands, Our Future - Lily Goes to Kindergarten It is Global Handwashing Day (GHD) on 15 October ( ). This year’s theme is ‘ Our Hands, Our Future ’. It reminds us that handwashing not only protects our own health, ...More >>


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