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New appointments to Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:46:41 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Minister of Education 18 April 2017 Media Statement New appointments to Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu More >>

Cyclone closes schools & ECE centres across North Island

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 11:17:09 +1200 | Ministry of Education

Severe wet weather caused by Cyclone Cook has now closed 137 schools and 133 early learning centres across the North Island, affecting 34,232 school children and 4339 pres-schoolers.More >>

Bungle over new Early Childhood Education Curriculum

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 17:35:37 +1200 | ChildForum

A new early childhood curriculum replacing the current ‘Te Whāriki’ document has been published on the Ministry of Education website -- without prior announcement until its release today and near the eve of the long Easter weekend and the start ...More >>

Cyclone Cook closes schools and early learning centres

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 16:59:24 +1200 | Ministry of Education

With heavy rain forecast to continue, all schools and early learning centres in the Eastern Bay of Plenty will be advised to remain closed, and there will be further closures in the Franklin area, Great Barrier Island, Waiheke Island, Thames and Coromandel.More >>

Release of revised Te Whāriki welcomed

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 15:43:20 +1200 | Auckland Kindergarten Association

The Auckland Kindergarten Association (AKA) has welcome the Government’s release today (12 April) of an update to New Zealand’s early childhood education curriculum, Te Whāriki.More >>

Council welcomes new curriculum – with one big reservation

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 15:40:43 +1200 | Early Childhood Council

The Early Childhood Council has praised today’s (12 April) release of an update to New Zealand’s early childhood education curriculum – ‘with one big reservation’. More >>

Updated early childhood curriculum welcomed by advocates

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 15:37:12 +1200 | Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood NZ

Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand (ECNZ) today welcomed the updated Te Whāriki, New Zealand’s early childhood education (ECE) curriculum, just released by the Ministry of Education.More >>

Te Whāriki update needs PD to back it up

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 14:38:52 +1200 | NZEI

NZEI members are heartened that the mana of Te Whārik has been upheld in a major update today and we will now focus on ensuring educators get the professional development they need to use the updated curriculum to help children learnMore >>

143% increase in teacher registration fees unaffordable

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 12:11:08 +1200 | Early Childhood Council

The Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand (Educanz) is proposing to increase teacher registration fees by 143%, but the real increase would be even greater for many early childhood education teachers, says Early Childhood Council CEO Peter Reynolds.More >>

Revised curriculum welcomed

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 11:35:11 +1200 | New Zealand Kindergartens

New Zealand Kindergartens Te Pūtahi Kura Puhou o Aotearoa welcomes the release of the revised early childhood education (ECE) curriculum document Te Whāriki . More >>

ECE teachers see red over higher fee charges

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 15:16:06 +1200 | Child Forum

Early childhood teachers are furious with the higher fee charges for certification that the new Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand (ECANZ) has put out for ‘consultation’. More >>

Weather closes 67 schools and 52 early learning centres

Thu, 6 Apr 2017 17:15:08 +1200 | Ministry of Education

Flooding has this afternoon closed more schools and early learning centres, and has now affected 10,817 school students and 1,814 pre-schoolers. More >>

Severe wet weather closes 47 schools and 21 ECE centres

Thu, 6 Apr 2017 13:32:58 +1200 | Ministry of Education

Flooding has today closed 47 schools and 21 early learning services across the North Island, affecting 5875 school students and 709 pre-schoolers. More >>

Kidsfirst Children Celebrate Healthy Hearts

Wed, 5 Apr 2017 16:23:02 +1200 | Kidsfirst Kindergartens

The South Island’s largest Early Childhood Education provider is this week celebrating not one, but two Heart Foundation awards. More >>

School closures as a result of civil emergency

Wed, 5 Apr 2017 09:21:50 +1200 | Ministry of Education

All schools in the Whanganui District and Rangitikei District will be closed on Wednesday, as a result of the state of civil emergency declared by the two District Councils. This is automatic whenever a state of civil emergency is declared.More >>

Maori language apps for children seek to full resource gap

Tue, 4 Apr 2017 11:08:18 +1200 | Papapa

The start of this week saw the launch of Pāpapa , a new line of Māori language apps for children 5 years of age and under focusing on vocabulary acquisition. James Porter (Te Atiawa, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kahu), one of the developers behind Pāpapa, ...More >>

A Whole Lot of Hoopla Happening at a Pre-school Near You

Sun, 2 Apr 2017 20:43:41 +1200 | Joint Press Release

A Whole Lot of Hoopla Happening at a Pre-school Near You A new programme to help preschool children enjoy being active is being launched across Canterbury tomorrow. Hoop with Heart, which is a collaboration between in2hula and the Heart Foundation ...More >>

Berhampore Kindergarten turns 100

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 12:13:44 +1300 | Whanau Manaaki Kindergartens

Wellington’s oldest kindergarten, Berhampore Kindergarten, turns 100 this month – and there’s a party to celebrate. More >>

Creative new outdoor play space for Miramar Playcentre

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 12:52:22 +1300 | Wellington Playcentre Association

30 March 2017 Wellington Playcentre Association Media Release & Event Invitation For immediate release Creative new outdoor play space for Miramar Playcentre More >>

Fiscal responsibility requires more focus on children

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:18:01 +1300 | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that to be fiscally responsible, an incoming Government needs to stop looking at ways to reduce debt and think about ways to reduce spending on the ambulance at the bottom of the hill, specifically by committing to ...More >>

 

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