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Smallest schools and communities have biggest hearts

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 13:16:10 +1300 | LifePod

New Zealand’s low decile and smallest schools have been among the most generous when it comes to helping to save lives, as they fundraise to support Mondiale LifePod infant incubators.More >>

Sentencing Of Predatory Teacher Welcomed

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 13:13:25 +1300 | Family First

Family First NZ is welcoming the sentencing of teacher Stacey Reriti to more than 10 years in jail for sexually violating and manipulating a 10-year old pupil at her school, but is also calling for rape laws to be updated.More >>

Kiwi schools invited to participate in global Skype-a-Thon

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 12:43:41 +1300 | Microsoft New Zealand

Join on December 3 and 4 to help celebrate learning without borders AUCKLAND, 27 November 2015 – Microsoft is inviting educators in New Zealand to participate in the company’s annual two-day Skype-a-Thon, an event aimed at connecting classrooms ...More >>

Blenheim schools congratulated

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 11:14:03 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata today congratulated Blenheim’s 18 primary schools, one intermediate and two high schools on becoming the first Community of Learning to agree on the achievement challenges that will drive collaboration between the ...More >>

Huge opportunities in tertiary Partnership School sponsorship

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 09:09:34 +1300 | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour has welcomed the introduction of the Education Legislation Bill, which will allow tertiary institutions to apply to sponsor Partnership Schools.More >>

Triathlon Participation Boosts Kiwi Kids’ Self-Esteem

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 17:00:23 +1300 | Sanitarium

Thousands of Kiwi parents have seen a positive increase in their child's self-esteem after they take part in a triathlon event, according to a new survey*. More >>

Minister Turns The Lights Out On Turakina

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 12:23:33 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

The closure of Turakina Māori Girls’ College, in Marton, by Education Minister Hekia Parata is a devastating blow to students, staff and alumni who stood in the rain at Parliament in September, begging the government to save their school, says ...More >>

Fewer frontline staff in education despite spin

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 12:09:40 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

Chris Hipkins Education Spokesperson 26 November 2015 Fewer frontline staff in education despite spin While National is busy trumpeting less back office public servants, it has glossed over the fact there are fewer frontline staff in special education ...More >>

Redcliffs School Closing Ignores Wishes of Community

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 16:32:17 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

Once again Minister of Education Hekia Parata has ridden roughshod over the wishes of a community, this time by closing Redcliffs School in Christchurch, says New Zealand First Education Spokesperson Tracey Martin.More >>

Hutt Valley primary school to engage kids in science

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 14:42:07 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

Chris Bishop National List MP based in the Hutt Valley 25 November 2015 Hutt Valley primary school to engage kids in science and tech Students at Koraunui Primary School in Stokes Valley will be the beneficiaries of new funding which aims to engage more ...More >>

Education a key to Pahiatua Polish children’s lives

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 11:41:33 +1300 | University of Auckland

When Lynette Kingsbury researched the history of Pahiatua’s Polish children for her MA thesis she discovered the power of education had protected and enhanced their culture and identity at the Pahiatua Polish Children’s Camp. Lynette, a former ...More >>

KidsCan a Decade of Making a Difference

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 11:07:26 +1300 | KidsCan

Welcomed into five hundred schools nationwide, the KidsCan Charitable Trust can look back on a decade of making a big difference in the lives of thousands of schoolchildren. More >>

Kelly Tarlton’s calling all young filmmakers

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 17:20:14 +1300 | Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium

Kelly Tarlton’s SEA LIFE Aquarium has put the call out to budding young filmmakers across Auckland to produce their latest television advertisment. 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 >>

Broken promise leaves schools chasing truants

Thu, 19 Nov 2015 15:38:04 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government’s broken promise to provide extra funding to tackle truants has left schools picking up the tab for chasing absent students, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.More >>

NZ Youth Delegation call parliament to #FutureproofNZ

Thu, 19 Nov 2015 14:59:42 +1300 | New Zealand Youth Delegation

The New Zealand Youth Delegation (NZYD) bought messages sent by young New Zealanders to Copenhagen/Cancun in 2009/10, woven into the shame of a fern to Parliament and asked New Zealand political leaders to #FutureProofNZ by taking strong action on ...More >>

Parent Applauded for Rejecting Sex Ed Programme

Thu, 19 Nov 2015 11:49:04 +1300 | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ says that a mother who withdrew her 9-year-old from a sex ed class run by Family Planning should be applauded, and that many more parents would take the same action if they were aware of what is being taught through programmes such ...More >>

Religious instruction in New Zealand schools “inappropriate”

Thu, 19 Nov 2015 09:06:03 +1300 | Rajan Zed

Hindus feel that current religious instruction in New Zealand primary schools is inappropriate. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that instead of focusing on just one religion; all major religions, including Hinduism, ...More >>

Jono Naylor praises local schools for working together

Thu, 19 Nov 2015 08:50:11 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

St James School, St Peter’s College, St Mary’s School and Our Lady of Lourdes School are part of a group of six schools who will be working together with Rangitikei counterparts as part of the Palmerston North Catholic Community of Learning.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 >>


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