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Partnership School Model ‘a mirage’ says Tamihere

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 10:07:41 +1200 | Te Whanau O Waipareira Trust

Te Whānau O Waipareira CEO John Tamihere says the Government’s flagship education policy is an unworkable “mirage”. More >>

Unlocking Curious Minds’ funding for robotics

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 11:41:53 +1200 | University of Waikato

Two University of Waikato academics have welcomed the news that the government will add digital technologies to the New Zealand school curriculum by 2018 and, thanks to MBIE funding, they’ve already started ramping up digital capability in low decile ...More >>

5 Pokémon Go Safety Tips from Safekids

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 16:39:53 +1200 | Safekids

Are the kids on the hunt for a Bulbasaurus, Charmeleon or (gasp!) Zygarde? Whatever Pokémon they are after, make sure they follow Safekids Aotearoa’s Pokémon Go hunting safety tips to make sure the kids are Pi-ka-chu (alright). More >>

Sorry seems to be the hardest word

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 12:50:17 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

An apology from Hekia Parata to the people of Christchurch is long overdue, Labour's Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says. More >>

Unqualified teachers in classrooms pass the first hurdle

Sat, 9 Jul 2016 19:08:42 +1200 | NZEI

Serious concerns about plans to put unqualified trainee teachers in sole charge of classes have been completely ignored in the report of the Education and Science Select Committee, released today.More >>

HELL gets more Kiwi kids hooked on books

Fri, 8 Jul 2016 10:38:26 +1200 | Hell Pizza

The HELL Reading Challenge has incentivised young New Zealanders to read more than 2.5 million books! More >>

Holy Cross School receive winning prize of a garden makeover

Fri, 8 Jul 2016 10:10:54 +1200 | Wellington City Council

Holy Cross School in Miramar were the lucky recipients of a garden makeover-style prize from the Wellington Botanic Gardens, on Tuesday 5 July, for their amazing entries into a recent art competition. The Councils Wellington Botanic Gardens is building ...More >>

New emphasis on digital learning will help drive innovation

Thu, 7 Jul 2016 13:51:19 +1200 | Auckland Council

Auckland’s economic growth agency – Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) – welcomes the Government’s announcement that all New Zealand schools and kura need to incorporate digital technologies in their Y1-10 curriculum by the ...More >>

Redistribution of funding needed for te reo Maori education

Wed, 6 Jul 2016 13:12:11 +1200 | Te Runanga Nui o Nga Kura Kaupapa Maori o Aotearoa

Redistribution of funding needed for new Maori language education model – Te Aka o Te Aho Matua More >>

NZACDITT pleased with the Parata's announcement

Wed, 6 Jul 2016 10:29:47 +1200 | NZACDITT

NZACDITT (New Zealand Association for Computing, Digital and Information Technology Teachers) was pleased with the Minister of Education’s announcement that Digital Technologies is to be formally integrated into the New Zealand Curriculum and Te ...More >>

School digital change programme can do better

Tue, 5 Jul 2016 11:59:17 +1200 | Institute of IT Professionals

The Institute of IT Professionals NZ (IITP), New Zealand’s technology professional body representing thousands of IT professionals across New Zealand, welcomes the expansion of digital tech in schools announced by Minister of Education Hekia Parata ...More >>

Berhampore School is fundraising to resurface its playground

Tue, 5 Jul 2016 09:32:59 +1200 | Berhampore School

The popular play area is used not only by the school’s 280 pupils, but also the broader school community, including swim students of the Little Makos Swim School, Pride Lands after-school care children and groups holding birthday parties at the ...More >>

Flu hygiene lessons help address the spread in classrooms

Tue, 5 Jul 2016 08:53:24 +1200 | Kimberly-Clark

Flu hygiene lessons help address the spread in classrooms for the 12th winter in a row As SneezeSafe® Healthy Classrooms lessons in primary schools are completed for Term 2 and influenza approaches its annual peak attention is being drawn to flu ...More >>

Damaging school funding plan highlighted

Sun, 3 Jul 2016 20:10:58 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

An independent report, commissioned by the Government, highlights the serious concerns principals and teachers have about current levels of funding and illustrates just how damaging the Government’s decision to freeze schools’ operational budgets ...More >>

Class sizes set to increase

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 22:17:06 +1200 | Green Party

Increases in class sizes look to be on the cards, after Education Minister Hekia Parata can't guarantee her proposed education funding model will result in no increase in class sizes, the Green Party said.More >>

Shotover Primary School officially opened

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:09:25 +1200 | New Zealand Government

“The new school provides innovative and inspiring learning environments and is a welcome addition to the Queenstown community,” says Ms Kaye. More >>

Hutt schools funded to trial innovative teaching approaches

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 11:19:04 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

Chris Bishop, National List MP based in the Hutt Valley, says he can’t wait to see the results of a Hutt Valley schools’ project in 2 years’ time which has been given $300,000 as part of a fund to encourage innovative teaching practices.More >>

$14.9m Lyttelton Primary School officially open

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 11:11:26 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The new $14.9 million Lyttelton Primary School was today officially opened by Education Minister Hekia Parata. More >>

Which children will miss out when funding is redistributed?

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 17:38:35 +1200 | NZEI

Papers just released for the Government's review of education funding raise the question of which children will lose out when the pie is resliced. More >>

Join Hi-5 and friends these October school holidays

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 10:59:23 +1200 | Elephant Publicity

Join Hi-5 and friends these October school holidays TUESDAY JUNE 14, 2016 - Hi-5 House of Dreams is now bigger and better hitting stages with a bang under its new name, Hi-5 House Hits, bringing all of your favourite Hi-5 songs this October school ...More >>


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