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Our Hands, Our Future

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 11:59:28 +1300 | OMEP NZ

Our Hands, Our Future - Lily Goes to Kindergarten It is Global Handwashing Day (GHD) on 15 October ( ). This year’s theme is ‘ Our Hands, Our Future ’. It reminds us that handwashing not only protects our own health, ...More >>

Hamilton ECE Wins Gold in the Best Design Awards

Mon, 9 Oct 2017 15:15:12 +1300 | Joint Press Release

A Hamilton early childhood centre has won a gold medal in a prestigious national design awards at the weekend. More >>

Opening Ceremony for Barnardos New Early Learning Centre

Thu, 5 Oct 2017 09:22:16 +1300 | Barnardos

Today is the opening ceremony for Barnardos latest Early Learning Centre in Central Wellington. This Early Learning centre is conveniently located on Webb Street (at the top end of Cuba Street) and will soon become a second home for up to 52 Kiwi ...More >>

Simpson Grierson Launches SchoolSafe

Thu, 5 Oct 2017 09:12:40 +1300 | Simpson Grierson

Simpson Grierson has launched a simple, easy-to-use online health & safety management platform developed specifically for schools to improve greater health and safety compliance, Health & Safety Advisory Services Director Terry Johnson says. More >>

Go Dutch & Stop the Child Murder

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 11:54:52 +1300 | NZ School Speeds

One child has died on the school journey this week just days after the election and another has been seriously injured. On Saturday another child was killed while out cycling. With a rising road toll, these sad deaths and injuries are concerning. Lucinda ...More >>

Education Crisis Unaddressed

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:58:50 +1200 | Education for All

In 2008 IHC lodged its complaint against the on-going failure of New Zealand Governments and the Ministry of Education to ensure that disabled children access a quality education on an equal basis to others in New Zealand schools. IHC’s claim provided overwhelming ...More >>

National Association of Headteachers Launch Ideagen EasySite

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:41:23 +1200 | Association of Headteachers

The National Association of Headteachers (NAHT) is to launch a new website during its 120-year anniversary using software from Ideagen. More >>

Award Recognises Outstanding Commitment to Children’s Ed

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 11:01:52 +1200 | Life Education Trust

Hamilton local Wayne Goodwin was recently presented with an Outstanding Community Service Award from Life Education Trust. More >>

Teacher Shortages Not Just an Auckland Issue

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:04:29 +1200 | Early Childhood Council

Adding trained overseas teachers to the Skilled Migrant and Essential Skills policy list may help address teacher shortages in the early childhood sector The Early Childhood Council (ECC) says teacher shortages are not just a school issue, and it’s not ...More >>

Te Reo-Speaking Parents Likely to Enrol Kids in Māori Ed

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 11:02:58 +1200 | Statistics New Zealand

Te reo-speaking parents are more likely to enrol children in kaupapa Māori education More >>

Education Leaders Announce Plan for Auckland Teacher Crisis

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 10:37:39 +1200 | NZEI

In an unprecedented move, four education groups representing New Zealand’s principals and teachers have announced a sector-lead plan to turn around the Auckland teacher crisis.More >>

Educators First in Line to Vote Early for Pay Equity

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 11:19:10 +1200 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

When early voting opened this morning, early childhood teachers were among a group of women led by Kristine Bartlett who met in central Wellington to vote for equal pay.More >>

Are Education Cuts Missing in National’s Fiscal Plan?

Thu, 7 Sep 2017 11:11:02 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

National needs to explain why its plans for cuts to school transport have not been announced in its fiscal plan, says Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins. More >>

Manifesto for early childhood education published

Thu, 7 Sep 2017 11:06:00 +1200 | Early Childhood New Zealand

Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand (ECNZ) has today published an ‘Election Manifesto’ providing a guide for early childhood teachers and parents to the main issues facing early childhood education (ECE). As well as setting out its own aims ...More >>

Little Dog Barking Children’s Theatre Brings Two Shows

Mon, 4 Sep 2017 14:18:17 +1200 | Little Dog Barking

Home grown live children’s theatre company and Internationally acclaimed, Little Dog Barking is playing Wellington, Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt, Paraparumu & Paekakariki during these upcoming October school holidays.More >>

Q+A Education debate

Sun, 3 Sep 2017 13:14:38 +1200 | TVNZ

Q+A Education debate with National’s Nikki Kaye and Labour’s Chris Hipkins National’s Nikki Kaye says her party doesn’t support teachers’ pay rates based on performance. More >>

ECNZ rated among top providers of tertiary education

Fri, 1 Sep 2017 12:58:52 +1200 | ECNZ

Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand (ECNZ) has received a perfect Category 1 rating from the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) following its four-yearly external evaluation review (EER). Ratings range from 1 to 4.More >>

Plan to ensure all Kiwi kids can participate fully in school

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 11:34:04 +1200 | Green Party

Green Party launches plan to ensure all Kiwi kids can participate fully in school life More >>

Interactive Transmedia Series Encourages Kids To Get Curious

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 10:05:10 +1200 | Yoozoo

Curious Critters Club , a brand new augmented reality experience that brings weird and wonderful creatures to life in Kiwi kids’ homes and neighbourhoods, launches today in New Zealand. Created by storytellers in New Zealand and in Canada, the free ...More >>

The “Hidden Costs” of A Free Education in Aotearoa

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 08:58:44 +1200 | Equality Network

The Equality Network is asking for politicians to commit to a truly free education, which will benefit all children, irrespective of their household incomes. More >>


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