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Blowing fresh air into atmospheric research

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 16:26:29 +1300 | Participatory Science Platform

Five Early Childhood Education (ECE) centres in South Auckland are leading the way with STEM for our next generation. The ECE cluster has one of the six community science projects funded in the Participatory Science Platform (PSP): South Auckland pilot, ...More >>

Evolve shares jump on 1H profit, affirms annual guidance

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 11:23:00 +1300 | Businesswire

Nov. 23 (BusinessDesk) - Evolve Education Group shares jumped to a five-month high after the childcare operator said its first-profit profit was in line with forecast annual earnings.More >>

HELL to sponsor new-look Book Awards

Fri, 20 Nov 2015 15:11:06 +1300 | Hell Pizza

HELL has reinforced its commitment to getting more kids hooked on books, by sponsoring the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. More >>

Get Sun Smart This Summer

Wed, 18 Nov 2015 12:20:04 +1300 | Cancer Society New Zealand

This summer, the Cancer Society of New Zealand is giving away a whopping 100,000 x 50gm tubes of its top quality SPF50+ sunscreen to early childhood centres, primary and intermediate schools, to help keep Kiwi kids safe from the risks of sun exposure.More >>

Tamanui books take flight in Taranaki

Fri, 13 Nov 2015 09:16:12 +1300 | Huia Publishers

Sixteen years after Tamanui, the last surviving kōkako in Taranaki’s Moki forest, was rescued, the story of Tamanui will return to Pukearuhe Marae on Saturday 14 November 2015, for the launch of the newly released children’s books, Tamanui: The Brave ...More >>

Independence of the ERO called into question

Fri, 13 Nov 2015 08:47:18 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

The independence of the Education Review Office has been seriously called into question following news they re-wrote a damning report on the state of early childhood education following pressure from the government, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins ...More >>

Early Childhood Council Statement

Thu, 12 Nov 2015 11:43:51 +1300 | Early Childhood Council

80% of early childhood centres say children with special learning needs suffer developmental delay because of inadequate government services More >>

Child speakers to hit home Buddy Day messages

Wed, 11 Nov 2015 09:24:26 +1300 | Buddy Day

“Every week there is some story on the news where a child has been hurt or neglected. More >>

A is for Alphabet this summer at the library

Tue, 10 Nov 2015 11:28:44 +1300 | Auckland Council

A is for Alphabet this summer at the library Learn your ABC’s this summer at a fun new exhibition at Auckland’s Central City Library. ABC: Decorative Initials and Alphabets will feature distinctive designs and typography from some of the rare ...More >>

Amendments to the Education Act

Tue, 10 Nov 2015 10:11:18 +1300 | New Zealand Principals Federation

You will be aware that a public discussion document has recently been released which constitutes consultation on a new set of amendments to the Education Act. The timeframe for making submissions is intolerably short and I can assure you that I have strenuously ...More >>

Minister uses incorrect data to blame schools

Wed, 4 Nov 2015 16:37:55 +1300 | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

QPEC co-convenor Dr Liz Gordon is calling for the Minister to use the correct figures on the achievement gap between the richest and poorest in New Zealand. More >>

Parata in denial over early childhood education cuts

Tue, 3 Nov 2015 15:55:38 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

Chris Hipkins Education Spokesperson 3 November 2015 Parata in denial over early childhood education cuts Hekia Parata is living in a parallel universe if she thinks cutting funding for early childhood services with fully qualified staff will result ...More >>

Restorative practice a huge win for the Faculty of Education

Tue, 3 Nov 2015 09:45:00 +1300 | University of Waikato

Caption: (L-R) University of Waikato Institute of Professional Learning Manager Tammy Tauroa, Associate Professor Wendy Drewery and Director Jan Martin. More >>

Education Act review a farce

Mon, 2 Nov 2015 12:03:42 +1300 | Green Party

The Government review of the Education Act is a farce that removes from the table anything that will involve spending more money, or challenging some of the most controversial policies of the National Government, the Green Party says.More >>

Enthusiastic Response to Partnership Schools Applicatication

Sun, 1 Nov 2015 10:01:59 +1300 | Partnership Schools Authorisation Board

The Partnership Schools Authorisation Board has welcomed the high level of interest in the third Partnership Schools Kura Hourua application round, which closed today. More >>

World Teachers Day protest over ECE funding cuts

Fri, 30 Oct 2015 13:47:02 +1300 | NZEI

A crowd of about 100 braved Wellington’s early morning chill to celebrate World Teachers Day and call on the government to reverse funding cuts in early childhood education.More >>

Parliament protest over cuts to early childhood education

Thu, 29 Oct 2015 09:55:00 +1300 | NZEI

Teachers, children and concerned parents will be gathering outside Parliament early on Friday morning to protest ongoing funding cuts that are starting to bite in early childhood services.More >>

GRG Founder Calls for Better Support for the “Unsung Heroes”

Wed, 28 Oct 2015 12:59:05 +1300 | Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Over 95% of the 6000 Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust NZ works with have the children in their care because of a traumatic incident or family breakdown. More >>

Parents of Multiples Make it Happen

Tue, 27 Oct 2015 16:56:43 +1300 | Multiples NZ

Twins and triplets are cute, fascinating, exciting and sometimes trouble. And while the public loves to zoom in on the children for all these reasons, behind the scenes are some hardworking mums and dads who in their own amazing way are making things ...More >>

Multiple Birth Association celebrates volunteers

Tue, 27 Oct 2015 16:55:16 +1300 | Multiples NZ

It was an evening of glitter and glamour and of course the Wellington WOW factor. Hosted by New Zealand Multiple Birth Association (NZMBA) patron Mary Lambie, volunteers from around the country were applauded for their work, time and commitment to the ...More >>


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