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NZDF Helicopter Drops in on School

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:37:46 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

What could possibly make the last day of term better than your mother arriving at your school playground in a New Zealand Defence Force helicopter? More >>

Pukekawa School recieves grant

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:51:30 +1200 | Harcourts

When you are a small country school with only 106 pupils, fundraising to do work around the school is particularly hard.More >>

New public recycling bins for lakeside reserves

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:50:01 +1200 | Rotorua Lakes Council

The new bins will replace the rubbish-only bins in Rotorua’s lake reserves and inner city areas. Each bin has a general rubbish section as well as sections for recycling glass and plastic, paper and cardboard.More >>

Essay Competition launched on International Day of Peace

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:22:22 +1200 | Royal Commonwealth Society

PRESS RELEASE: The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2017 launched on International Day of Peace 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 >>

Education For All Rally 22/9/16

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:24:17 +1200 | Inclusive Education Action Group

Whanau, educators and disabled people are coming together to send a message to Government - your Special Education Update was totally inadequate and it's time to invest in inclusion.More >>

Spring Makeover for the Grandstandium

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:19:17 +1200 | Gap Filler

On Thursday 22 September, students from Cashmere Primary School will be decorating the Grandstandium at The Commons with metres of bunting made from up-cycled plastic bags signalling the community’s re-activation of The Commons ready for Spring and ...More >>

Education unions announce next steps on “bulk funding”

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:54:00 +1200 | NZEI

The members of NZEI Te Riu Roa and PPTA have delivered a resounding rejection of the Government’s latest funding proposal, with more than 99% voting against it in meetings around the country, and calling for further action.More >>

Parents, schools, teachers oppose bulk funding

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:22:03 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Overwhelming opposition to the National Government’s school bulk funding proposal is unsurprising and Hekia Parata should now unequivocally rule out proceeding with the idea, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.More >>

New Student Business Now Underway

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 10:01:24 +1200 | Student Direct Tutoring

Christchurch, September 19, 2016: A group of students from St. Andrews College have launched a new business aimed at providing parents with cost effective tutoring whilst also giving students part time employment as a reward for gaining good marks. The ...More >>

Minister Parata to visit the US and Israel

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 13:48:02 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata will today travel to the United States to examine one of that country’s most successful education systems and to discuss training with leading academics.More >>

Upper Hutt’s annual Breakaway Festival of Cycling

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 12:13:34 +1200 | Upper Hutt City Council

Upper Hutt’s annual cycle festival is about to kick off with events and fun for all ages. 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 >>

Schools investigate cats!

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 13:38:23 +1200 | Orokonui Ecosanctuary

Have you ever wondered where your cat roams, and what happens in their world? What interactions occur throughout their day, what do they see and do? More >>

HP New Zealand Rural Schools Competition

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 16:55:26 +1200 | HP New Zealand

Auckland, Sept. 14, 2016 — HP New Zealand (HP NZ) is asking rural students to share their vision of how they think they will learn in the future to be in the running to win a share of $26,000 worth of HP products and support.More >>

All Blacks to visit Linwood Avenue School

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 13:41:49 +1200 | Christchurch City Council

September 2016 All Blacks to visit Linwood Avenue School Three All Blacks will pay a special visit to Linwood Avenue School on Friday after students from Room 10 won a fair play competition. The competition was organised by the Christchurch City Council ...More >>

Schools To Apply For Funding Toward STEM Subject Learning

Thu, 8 Sep 2016 14:47:49 +1200 | Caltex New Zealand

• Kiwi schools have until 30 September, 2016 to apply for a portion of $100,000 More >>

Opinion: COOLs - Opportunity or Obstruction?

Wed, 7 Sep 2016 13:10:55 +1200 | NetNZ

It has been an interesting week since the government announcement on the Education Amendment Bill and the proposed Communities of Online Learning (COOLs). My initial excitement was tempered by the almost hysterical reaction from politicians, media ...More >>

Online conservation game proves a hit

Tue, 6 Sep 2016 17:09:51 +1200 | Department of Conservation

An online game developed to teach users about threats to whio in the wild is proving wildly popular. More >>


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