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Sorry seems to be the hardest word

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 12:50:17 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

An apology from Hekia Parata to the people of Christchurch is long overdue, Labour's Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says. More >>

Unqualified teachers in classrooms pass the first hurdle

Sat, 9 Jul 2016 19:08:42 +1200 | NZEI

Serious concerns about plans to put unqualified trainee teachers in sole charge of classes have been completely ignored in the report of the Education and Science Select Committee, released today.More >>

Redistribution of funding needed for te reo Maori education

Wed, 6 Jul 2016 13:12:11 +1200 | Te Runanga Nui o Nga Kura Kaupapa Maori o Aotearoa

Redistribution of funding needed for new Maori language education model – Te Aka o Te Aho Matua More >>

Most Māori te reo speakers kōrero with their pre-schoolers

Wed, 6 Jul 2016 10:17:24 +1200 | Statistics New Zealand

Most Māori adult te reo speakers living with pre-schoolers speak at least some te reo Māori at home to the children, Statistics New Zealand said today. More >>

Damaging school funding plan highlighted

Sun, 3 Jul 2016 20:10:58 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

An independent report, commissioned by the Government, highlights the serious concerns principals and teachers have about current levels of funding and illustrates just how damaging the Government’s decision to freeze schools’ operational budgets ...More >>

Class sizes set to increase

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 22:17:06 +1200 | Green Party

Increases in class sizes look to be on the cards, after Education Minister Hekia Parata can't guarantee her proposed education funding model will result in no increase in class sizes, the Green Party said.More >>

Join Hi-5 and friends these October school holidays

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 10:59:23 +1200 | Elephant Publicity

Join Hi-5 and friends these October school holidays TUESDAY JUNE 14, 2016 - Hi-5 House of Dreams is now bigger and better hitting stages with a bang under its new name, Hi-5 House Hits, bringing all of your favourite Hi-5 songs this October school ...More >>

Young And Old Join Forces To Learn

Wed, 8 Jun 2016 14:34:06 +1200 | Auckland Kindergarten Association

Auckland Kindergarten Association (AKA) has formed a new relationship with Metlifecare that aims to bring together the young and old to learn together, as part of an intergenerational educational campaign.More >>

Outstanding educator congratulated on honour

Mon, 6 Jun 2016 13:09:22 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Outstanding educator congratulated on honour Education Minister Hekia Parata has congratulated outstanding educator Karen Sewell on being made a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. “Dame Karen ...More >>

Winter Bugs Drive Up Home-Based Childcare

Tue, 31 May 2016 10:53:46 +1200 | PORSE

New Zealand’s leading In Home Childcare Provider, PORSE is experiencing more demand from parents wanting their children cared for in a home environment as the winter bugs hit.More >>

How can we make work safer for early childhood teachers?

Mon, 30 May 2016 13:40:30 +1200 | Child Forum

Early childhood education workers are suffering from stress, physical injuries and bullying according to the results of a survey conducted by the early childhood national organisation ChildForum. More >>

ECE spending increase won’t fix problems

Thu, 26 May 2016 17:46:08 +1200 | ChildForum

While the 2016 Budget announced that the early childhood education (ECE) sector will receive $397million over the next four years and $39million this year, the money is earmarked to cover the costs of larger numbers of children attending ECE and does ...More >>

Budget contemptuous of children with special learning needs

Thu, 26 May 2016 16:29:54 +1200 | Early Childhood Council

The Government’s 2016 Budget is contemptuous of the many thousands of struggling families who have preschoolers with special learning needs, says New Zealand’s largest representative body of licensed early childhood centres.More >>

Budget delivers funding cut to early childhood education

Thu, 26 May 2016 16:28:28 +1200 | Early Childhood Council

Budget 2016 delivers a punishing funding cut to the early childhood education sector, says Early Childhood Council More >>

Budget-a big disappointment

Thu, 26 May 2016 15:43:47 +1200 | New Zealand Kindergartens

The government had the ideal opportunity to invest education dollars where it matters most, in early childhood education (ECE) but failed with its 2016 budget. More >>

AKA Launches New Time-Saving App

Fri, 20 May 2016 13:16:11 +1200 | Auckland Kindergarten Association

Auckland Kindergarten Association (AKA) this week launched a new mobile app to manage its relief staff bookings. The Jitbug Relievers App, is a secure time saving app that matches schools and early childhood education services with the relievers that ...More >>

The Lego is here

Wed, 18 May 2016 15:25:41 +1200 | Hastings District Council

Lawrence Yule’s engineering background stood him in good stead on Monday [May 16] morning, as he helped two youngsters keen to try out the components of an upcoming Hastings City Art Gallery’s art installation.More >>

No refugee child out of school for more than a month

Wed, 18 May 2016 13:37:32 +1200 | Save the Children New Zealand

As the first ever World Humanitarian Summit looms next week in Istanbul Save the Children is calling for a new deal for refugee children. Save the Children is calling for no refugee child to be out of school for more than 30 days after being displaced.More >>

Guidelines needed for children’s screen time at daycare

Mon, 16 May 2016 10:13:30 +1200 | University of Auckland

Guidelines needed for children’s screen time at daycare Guidelines are needed about screen time for children at daycare, according to new research from the University of Auckland.More >>

Waikato leader gets boost

Fri, 13 May 2016 10:08:55 +1200 | University of Waikato

Long-standing McKenzie Centre Director Trisha Benge continues to make the world less scary and lonely for hundreds of families who have children with special needs. More >>


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