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Three quarters of Police vetting checks delivered late

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:39:40 +1300 | Early Childhood Education

Three quarters of Police vetting checks delivered late in August - early childhood education services disrupted as a consequence More >>

Twenty-five attend ‘School Environments’ workshop

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:27:49 +1200 | Northland Regional Council

‘Enviroschools workshop (MEDIA) - 20160920’ Kohukohu School teacher Kim Wilson, left, Hukurenui School student Kaia Stevens and Northland College caretaker Rob Paewhenua take a hands on approach to lavender farming at the recent School Environments Workshop ...More >>

2017 Special Education study awards open

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 21:54:40 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata is urging New Zealand teachers to put their names forward for the Special Education study awards for 2017. “The Special Education study awards are an excellent professional opportunity for teachers to develop their ...More >>

South Auckland educators set to oppose funding proposals

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 16:40:04 +1200 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

What: Over 3000 NZEI Te Riu Roa and PPTA union members in South Auckland are set to gather tomorrow to discuss the Government’s proposal to reintroduce bulk funding. This will be the largest and last of over 50 meetings held around New Zealand over ...More >>

The largest upcoming NZ Homebased ECE Conference 2016

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 11:58:27 +1200 | New Zealand Homebased Childcare Association

The New Zealand Homebased ECE Association is holding its 29th Annual General Meeting and 2016 Conference at Living Springs in Christchurch from Friday 16th to Sunday 18th September.More >>

Personal stories show positive impacts of early learning

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 09:29:12 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata has welcomed a new report from the University of Waikato showing the positive impact that participating in early learning has on Māori and Pasifika children and their whānau.More >>

Maungaarangi Kindergarten Teacher Wins National Award

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 16:48:08 +1200 | Inspired Kindergartens

Inspired Kindergartens Board and Staff would like to congratulate their very inspiring colleague Natalie Bell, teacher at Maungaarangi Kindergarten, who is being recognised with an ASG National Excellence in Teaching Award. More >>

Te Puna Kindergarten relocation

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 10:29:22 +1200 | Inspired Kindergartens

Due to the future development of the Northern Link Motorway Te Puna Kindergarten will be relocated and is currently in the first stages of this process with the NZTA. As part of the relocation procedure NZTA conducted a valuation of the building that ...More >>

ECE website to slash millions from recruitment budgets

Wed, 7 Sep 2016 16:34:41 +1200 | Early Childhood Council

A job seekers’ website has been launched that could slash millions of dollars from the recruitment budgets of New Zealand early childhood education services. More >>

Award winning author to host Writers’ Workshops for children

Tue, 6 Sep 2016 15:36:01 +1200 | Kristin School

Award winning children’s author Brian Falkner is to be the key presenter, guide and mentor at a Writers’ Workshop for children from around the country that will take place at Kristin School later this month.More >>

Hawke's Bay early childcare property portfolio on market

Thu, 1 Sep 2016 16:57:08 +1200 | Bayleys

A portfolio of commercial properties housing one of the biggest pre-school and early childhood learning operations in Hawke’s Bay has been placed on the market for sale.More >>

New CEO Appointed

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:55:14 +1200 | Central Kids Kindergartens

Central Kids Kindergartens Trustees are pleased to announce they have appointed Philip Grady as its new Chief Executive Officer | Kaihautū Pūtahi Kura Pūhou. More >>

What’s going on in education policy?

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:11:41 +1200 | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

Dr Liz Gordon, QPEC convenor, says that QPEC supports the concerns of many other groups about two recently announced policy proposals. More >>

Spending on under-fives with special learning needs welcomed

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:17:14 +1200 | Early Childhood Council

Early Childhood Council CEO Peter Reynolds has welcomed government plans to increase spending on pre-schoolers with special learning needs, calling the current system ‘a disaster for under-fives’.More >>

On-Line Education All About Cost Cutting And Privatisation

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:18:52 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Tracey Martin MP Spokesperson for Education 23 AUGUST 2016 On-Line Education All About Cost Cutting And Privatisation Education Minister Hekia Parata wants to start shifting students out of schools and to online education – and no doubt has private ...More >>

ECE special needs funding shouldn’t rob Peter to pay Paul

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:57:49 +1200 | Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood NZ

ECE special needs funding shouldn’t rob Peter to pay Paul 23 August 2016 For immediate release. The Government’s pledge to invest more special needs/learning support funding in the early years is well overdue and welcomed by Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood ...More >>

Cautious support for extra funding

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:56:32 +1200 | New Zealand Kindergartens

“We owe it to every child to make sure they have the support they need to succeed at each step of the way through the education system” says Clare Wells, chief executive NZ Kindergartens. “We welcome increased resourcing to support to young children ...More >>

More funding needed to support toddlers and young children

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:25:26 +1200 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

An increased focus proposed by Government on early intervention for toddlers and children who need extra learning support is welcome, but more funding and removal of a staffing freeze is needed to address already long waiting lists for toddlers ...More >>

Gordon Campbell on special needs education funding changes

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:33:55 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on the funding changes in special needs education, and Uber First published on Werewolf More >>

Biggest update to education in 27 years

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 10:11:41 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The biggest update to education in New Zealand in nearly 30 years was introduced in Parliament yesterday by Education Minister Hekia Parata. More >>

 

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