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How is food used to foster social relationships at school?

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:30:20 +1300 | Massey University

A more holistic approach to health promotion in schools could lead to empowered youth according to a study by a Massey University academic. More >>

Springburn School joins War on Weeds

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:06:44 +1300 | Weedbusters

Armed with saws, secateurs and Subway sandwiches, Springburn School students were a formidable force at Staveley Camp for a pre-Xmas weeding bee. More >>

Former Rangiora High School Principal Wins

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 12:44:44 +1300 | Peggy Burrows

Media Release 15 January 2017 Former Rangiora High School Principal Wins Unfair Dismissal Claim “Relieved” is how dismissed Rangiora High School Principal Peggy Burrows is describing the way she feels about comprehensively winning her unfair ...More >>

Women exercisers face health risk if not eating enough

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 09:25:02 +1300 | University of Otago

Many New Zealand women who exercise recreationally could be risking their health by not eating enough to match the energy they expend, new University of Otago research suggests.More >>

Kindergarten children rewarded silver

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 15:04:44 +1300 | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Greerton Village Kindergarten hosted a breakfast last week (SUBS: December 13) with children, teachers, parents, grandparents, volunteers and supporters to celebrate becoming a Silver Enviroschool.More >>

Change ahead for NZSTA

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 17:15:18 +1300 | NZ School Trustees Association

For the first time in its 27 years the NZSTA Board has announced the appointment of a new CEO. Nick Inskip has considerable experience in governance and working with boards on developing and executing strategy, and implementing change. He also has ...More >>

Auditor-General's Results of the 2015 school audits

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:13:17 +1300 | Office of the Auditor-General

We reported on the results of the 2015 school audits to the Ministry of Education on 21 October 2016. We’ve published an update on the completion of the 2015 school audits and the types of opinions we issued that was included in our report to the ...More >>

New Sylvester Primary School to open in 2019

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 10:25:06 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata has officially established a new primary school in the fast-growing north Hamilton suburb of Sylvester. More >>

600 Porirua students to benefit from life-skills programme

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 14:01:04 +1300 | Graeme Dingle Foundation

The Graeme Dingle Foundation has announced it is to introduce the popular values and life-skills Kiwi Can programme into three Porirua schools in 2017 More >>

To end assaults hire more ambos, says paramedics union

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 10:26:04 +1300 | First Union

The union representing 1000 St John Ambulance staff says the solution to attacks on ambos is to end the use of single-crewed vehicles, not a poster campaign. Members of Ambulance Professionals First (APF), New Zealand’s largest ambulance union, ...More >>

Confused national standards policy coming unravelled

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 17:32:01 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

Hekia Parata’s answers in Parliament today highlight once again how confused and botched the Government’s national standards programme is, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.More >>

Survey looks at National Standards in schools

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 11:30:18 +1300 | NZ Council for Educational Research

A new survey looks at National Standards in primary and intermediate schools, almost seven years on from their introduction. More >>

NZAC backs call for more investment in at-risk youth

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 17:11:19 +1300 | New Zealand Association of Counsellors

More investment is urgently needed in early intervention if young children are to be properly supported, rather than potentially facing “a future of crime”. More >>

Different rules for charter schools don’t add up

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 11:41:56 +1300 | Child Poverty Action Group

Charter schools are contracted to achieve the same educational outcomes for children as public schools are, and should not be reaping financial benefits by fudging the books, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). More >>

Increase in parent donations shows funding boost is needed

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 15:07:01 +1300 | NZEI

The marked increase in parental donations over the past year shows an urgent need to spend public money on increased education funding, not tax cuts, NZEI Te Riu Roa says.More >>

Teaching graduate’s photo predicts her future

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 12:54:42 +1300 | University of Canterbury

The first person in her family to earn a tertiary qualification, Nina Vailu’u will graduate in the University of Canterbury (UC) graduation ceremony for the College of Education, Health and Human Development on Wednesday, 14 December.More >>

No Place to Play for Te Horo School Children

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 12:40:40 +1300 | Te Horo School

For the last term of 2016 there have been no playgrounds at Te Horo School on the Kapiti Coast, and the kids there have one Christmas wish… A playground for 2017 after their old ones were demolished due to Health and Safety concerns. More >>

Primary School strikes gold - $275,000 in a day!

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 13:54:10 +1300 | Shotover Primary School

$275,000 has been raised by Queenstown businesses in one day thanks to a unique community fundraiser. hoamz, GJ Gardner, Placemakers and Shotover Country teamed up a year ago to work out how to help Shotover Primary School raise a significant amount of ...More >>

Research on new Communities of Learning

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 12:36:34 +1300 | NZ Council for Educational Research

Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako: The Emergent stage is a report from the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER). It draws on data from a comprehensive survey of primary and intermediate schools conducted in August and September 2016. ...More >>

Applications open for principal exchange

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 12:14:57 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Two New Zealand principals will have the chance to lead schools in South Australia as part of a trans-Tasman exchange programme, says Education Minister Hekia Parata. More >>


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