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Northland Building Shortlisted for International Award

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:36:40 +1200 | World Green Building Council

Tuesday 19 August 2014: An early childhood education centre in Kawakawa, Northland, New Zealand has been named a finalist in the World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC’s) inaugural Asia Pacific Regional Network Leadership Awards .More >>

Footsteps Community Comes Together to Build a Village

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 12:11:03 +1200 | Footsteps

Innovative early-childhood education provider Footsteps is building a village out of playhouses to underline the role of community collaboration in nurturing a child’s early development and helping them to reach their full potential.More >>

Sunflowers to inspire a love of gardening

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:34:09 +1200 | Purple Sherbert

There will be smiles as big sunflowers from local kindergarten children across the country as the 2014 Daltons Sunflowers in Kindergartens project kicks off on the 18th August 2014. After a successful pilot programme in 2013, this year the project ...More >>

Initiative Launches to Recognise Teachers

Mon, 11 Aug 2014 12:47:09 +1200 | Impact PR

An annual initiative to recognise and reward some of the 52,238 primary, intermediate and secondary teachers around the country has been launched this month. The New Zealand's Most Inspiring Teachers campaign is an initiative created by Warehouse Stationery ...More >>

B4 School Checks Exceed Target

Fri, 8 Aug 2014 12:13:58 +1200 | Northland DHB

Targets for checking pre-schoolers’ health and development were exceeded in the last year with 96 per cent of Northland’s estimated 2500 four-year-olds tested. Over the last year, 96 per cent of four-year-olds in Northland have completed the ...More >>

New chapter for kindergarten in the Wellington region

Wed, 6 Aug 2014 10:33:41 +1200 | New Zealand Kindergartens

The Rimutaka and Wellington Region Free Kindergarten Associations come together today as one organisation called He Whānau Manaaki o Tararua Free Kindergarten Association. More >>

Te Reo Māori Stronger than Ever!

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 14:37:44 +1200 | Educa

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori is a time for all of New Zealand to embrace our indigenous language and attempt to speak selected words, perhaps attend a class, switch our social media platforms to a complementing version and perhaps have a morning tea ...More >>

Early Education Federation Election Forum

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 13:14:40 +1200 | New Zealand Kindergartens

The Early Education Federation, an umbrella organisation for seventeen national organisations with an interest in early childhood education (ECE), is hosting a free election forum in Wellington on August 11th and invites interested community members in Wellington ...More >>

Report on Parental Engagement helps lift student achievement

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:18:36 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

National MP and Chair of the Education and Science Select Committee, Dr Cam Calder welcomed the tabling of the report of the Inquiry into Engaging Parents in the Education of their Children.More >>

Coromandel MP: Let’s All Help Paeroa Kindy Together

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:58:42 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

Coromandel MP Scott Simpson is collecting supplies for Paeroa Kindergarten after it was burnt down last week – and he wants your help. ‘Thoughtless idiots burnt down Paeroa Kindergarten and now a whole lot of little kids have lost their beloved ...More >>

Time running out for researcher with motor neurone disease

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:47:12 +1200 | University of Canterbury

A terminally-ill University of Canterbury researcher is almost running out of time to complete her research before motor neurone disease takes over her life. More >>

Strong gains in student achievement

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:27:58 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata says the latest achievement information shows children throughout the country are doing better across the education system. Ms Parata says the Public Achievement Information released today is evidence that moves by the Government, ...More >>

Porse Bringing Te Reo Alive in Maori Language Week

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:55:55 +1200 | PORSE

New Zealand’s leading in-home childcare provider, PORSE is helping keep Te Reo alive supporting the Government’s initiative to encourage more Maori to participate in early childhood education.More >>

Will the Greens’ ECE Policy Really Benefit Children?

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:29:37 +1200 | Home Education Foundation

The Greens Party yesterday announced as a key part of its election platform that it would be supporting families by seeking to extend the 20 hours’ free early childhood education (ECE) subsidy to 2-year-old children.More >>

Academic appointed Chief Education Scientific Advisor

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:09:04 +1200 | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland has today congratulated Professor Stuart McNaughton for his appointment as Chief Education Scientific Advisor for the Ministry of Education. More >>

Ministry appoints Chief Education Science Advisor

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:06:45 +1200 | Ministry of Education

Internationally acclaimed educational researcher Professor Stuart McNaughton has accepted the new role of Chief Education Scientific Advisor at the Ministry of Education. More >>

PM Post-Cabinet Press Conference - 21 July 2014

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:56:38 +1200 | The Scoop Team

Prime Minister John Key and Finance Minister Bill English met with reporters today to discuss: • The government’s activities in the public sector • Reductions to welfare • Crime statistics • NCEA results and policy • Civilian casualties ...More >>

NZEI supports Green party’s commitment to quality ECE

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:57:23 +1200 | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa is welcoming the Green Party’s plans to boost the quality of early childhood education by restoring funding for centres with 100 percent qualified staff. More >>

Greens announce 20 hours free ECE for two year olds

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:05:58 +1200 | Green Party

The Green Party today announced that its key social platform for this election will be to tackle child poverty and inequality by ensuring every child in New Zealand has enough to thrive. The Green Party will make a series of policy announcements ...More >>

Every child is nurtured at Little Feet Preschool, Auckland

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:59:00 +1200 | Little Feet Preschool

Little Feet Preschool is a privately owned centre located near Sylvia Park in Mount Wellington, Auckland. It was opened in 1998 and the centre welcomes all families and children and provides an attractive and well maintained learning environment.More >>

 

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