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Teachers support $359m initiative

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:12:31 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata has today welcomed an agreement with the union representing around 18,000 secondary school teachers to support the $359 million initiative to lift student achievement.More >>

Teachers Choose Kids’ Outcomes Over More Income

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:17:40 +1200 | New Zealand Principals' Federation

The Government’s $359m IES policy was scuttled by New Zealand’s primary teaching profession today when over seventy percent voted not to enter formal bargaining to vary the relevant Collective Agreements.More >>

Cows in class

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:07:45 +1200 | Oaklands Milk

Nelson dairy farmer Julian Raine is bringing the country into the city, when he teams up next week with the Fonterra Milk for Schools Programme and Victory Primary School. A cow and a calf from Oakland’s, Mr Raine’s family farm, owned and worked by ...More >>

Another Union row

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:49:30 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

“ The teachers union the NZEA is getting ready for another industrial dispute. These disputes now only occur in the government sector. National has no one to blame but themselves” said ACT Leader Dr Jamie Whyte.More >>

Restaurant Association Announces NZ Culinary Fare Winners

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:05:11 +1200 | Restaurant Association of NZ

Auckland, 22 August 2014 – Six hundred competitors in 60 classes gave their all in three days of competition at the 22nd annual New Zealand Culinary Fare, concluding this week in Auckland.More >>

Rockshop Bandquest 2014 results

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:39:31 +1200 | Rockshop Bandquest

They may be young but they know how to rock – this year’s Bay of Plenty contestants took the stage on Thursday 21 August in this year’s regional final of Rockshop Bandquest, the nationwide music contest for intermediate and primary students.More >>

NZEI Shows Courage in Fighting ‘Winners And Losers’ Policy

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:12:21 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First congratulates the membership of the New Zealand Educational Institute for their courage in standing up against the Government’s “winners and losers” education changes.More >>

School incident resolved

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:53:22 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Whanganui Police have now lifted a lock down at Churton School in Aramoho after responding to an incident where it was reported a man was on school property allegedly with a firearm.More >>

Prime Time with Sean Plunkett: Educating for Success

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:47:16 +1200 | Front Page Ltd

In all the turmoil stirred up by the "Dirty Politics" revelations, the real issues that the campaign should be about have been put to one side. More >>

$359m education initiative moves forward

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:12:54 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata says important progress has been made on the $359 million initiative to improve student achievement with several secondary schooling sector groups reaching agreements with the Ministry of Education.More >>

North Shore, Auckland Central and Manukau Rockshop Bandquest

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:25:09 +1200 | Rockshop Bandquest

They’re tuning up and practicing their songs in towns from North Shore to Stewart Island, as over 160 young school bands line up for this year’s Rockshop Bandquest, the nationwide music contest for intermediate and primary students. More >>

Artsplash - doing it for the kids for 27 years

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:56:47 +1200 | Wellington City Council

Artsplash kicks off next month and behind the scenes of New Zealand’s biggest primary and intermediate event is the energetic Mary Prichard who has been helping to organise and coordinate it for 27 years.More >>

Innocence and Experience Celebrated on National Poetry Day

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:35:18 +1200 | Dunedin City Council

The top three placegetters in the inaugural Dunedin Secondary Schools’ Poetry Competition will join four of the country’s most revered poets, as the Dunedin City Library opens its doors for an evening of celebration on National Poetry Day.More >>

Awahou students support Check, Clean, Dry

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:26:32 +1200 | Horizons Regional Council

Awahou School students are using artistic flair to communicate an important message in a new Check, Clean, Dry sign installed at Raumai Reserve. More >>

$4m technology block for Northcross Intermediate

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:16:07 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Work to address weathertightness issues is now complete with today’s opening of a $4 million technology block at Northcross Intermediate School in Auckland, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye says.More >>

VEX Robotics scrimmage at Albany campus

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:33:01 +1200 | Massey University

Thirty-five teams from schools across Auckland descended on the Albany campus on Saturday for the fifth VEX Robotics Auckland Ladder challenge. Event organisers say it was one of the largest competitions of the season.More >>

Celebrating the draft curriculum for kura kaupapa Māori

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:39:47 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The Minister of Māori Affairs and Associate Minister of Education, Dr Pita Sharples congratulates the kura kaupapa Māori movement for developing their own national curriculum.More >>

Smokefreerockquest Finalists Announced Today

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:15:45 +1200 | Smokefreerockquest

Success in the Kiwi-music industry is a step closer for nine Smokefreerockquest national finalists and six from Smokefree Pacifica Beats, announced today. More >>

Media Release: Beca Engineering Day

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 11:28:14 +1200 | BECA

As part of Western Bay @ Work, 64 Tauranga and Western Bay of Plenty secondary school students took part the annual Beca Engineering Day, during which they were given valuable insights into the various career and training opportunities within engineering, ...More >>

ACT wants all nine new schools in Auckland to be partnership

Wed, 13 Aug 2014 17:02:15 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

ACT will press National to make the $350 million nine new schools in Auckland Partnership Schools" confirmed Dr. Jamie Whyte ACT's Leader. More >>


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