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Letter to the editor: Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Whangaroa

Wed, 3 Sep 2014 14:29:15 +1200 | Gary Bramley

Dear Sir/Madam, I am writing in response to the press release from Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Whangaroa whanau published on Scoop yesterday (1 September) and dated 28 August. [ http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED1409/S00004/te-kura-kaupapa-maori-o-whangaroa.htm ...More >>

Police seek further information following Harter guilty plea

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 17:05:03 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Police say there could be more victims of a child sex offender who taught in schools in Hawke's Bay and Wellington. More >>

Lunch Box Day Returns for Hungry Kids

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 14:38:51 +1200 | Mediaworks

On Friday 5 September Campbell Live is bringing back its popular 'Lunch Box' day in support of the KidsCan Charitable Trust. A $3 donation can be made by texting LUNCH to 2448, with 100 per cent of proceeds going to the charity.More >>

Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Whangaroa

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 16:55:03 +1200 | Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Whangaroa whanau

The existing kura whanau whose children have remained enrolled in the Kura Kaupapa o Whangaroa during the debacle caused by disaffected parents, are concerned that both the Ministry of Education and the media are confusing the real issues in relation ...More >>

Fertiliser Company Helps Boost Rural School Resources

Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:43:03 +1200 | ATTN

Rural primary schools throughout the country have been given a welcome boost to resources, thanks to the support of local farmers and fertiliser company, Hatuma Dicalcic Phosphate Ltd.More >>

Massey welcomes new funding for Asian languages

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:24:05 +1200 | Massey University

An announcement that the Government will invest $10 million over five years to increase the provision of Asian language teaching in schools has been welcomed by Massey University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences Pro Vice-Chancellor.More >>

Funding boost for Asian languages an important step

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:25:47 +1200 | Asia New Zealand Foundation

The newly announced government fund, worth $10 million over five years, will enable schools to establish new Chinese, Japanese and Korean language programmes, or to expand existing ones. More >>

Report shows education system failing queer students

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:38:18 +1200 | Green Party

A new report, commissioned by and released today by the Green Party, shows the Education Review Office (ERO) and the Ministry of Education are seriously failing queer students in secondary schools.More >>

Forest managers branch out for safety training

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:45:15 +1200 | North Tec

A Kerikeri-based forest management company is helping its staff grow their health and safety knowledge. A total of 12 candidates, eight from the Northland Forest Managers team and four contractors, are taking advantage of flexible training offered by NorthTec, ...More >>

Onehunga High School Partners with TheoryTest.co.nz

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:26:28 +1200 | Theory Test

(August 5, 2014) – As New Zealand takes steps to make roads safer by amending its regulations concerning blood alcohol levels, TheoryTest.co.nz is doing its part to help prepare teen drivers for the road, as well.More >>

Fact Checker: Decile is not Destiny

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:58:08 +1200 | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

As we look into the evidence on this one, let’s be clear on one point right from the start: let’s understand the difference between “destiny” and “probability”. And, if we don’t want decile to be destiny, then what are we doing about it!More >>

Environmental science judged better than fair

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:17:57 +1200 | Enviroment Canterbury

Students participating in the 2014 Canterbury-Westland Schools Science and Technology Fair presented their projects for judging on Sunday, with Environment Canterbury again sponsoring an award for those with an environmental theme relevant to the region.More >>

Environmental science judged better than fair

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:17:50 +1200 | Enviroment Canterbury

Students participating in the 2014 Canterbury-Westland Schools Science and Technology Fair presented their projects for judging on Sunday, with Environment Canterbury again sponsoring an award for those with an environmental theme relevant to the region.More >>

Further steps forward for $359m education initiative

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:10:02 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Minister of Education 26 August 2014 Media Statement Further steps forward for $359m education initiative More >>

NZ Junior Rugby and Netball Festivals

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:49:52 +1200 | Global Games

The healthiest rugby and netball tournament in New Zealand will return to Taupo from September 13-14th followed a week by the South Island leg in Queenstown 20 – 21st. The events have a newfound focus to be the most environmentally friendly junior sporting ...More >>

PORSE Looks at Opportunity to Change Paradigms in NZ and AUS

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:56:37 +1200 | PORSE

New Zealand’s leading in-home childcare and training provider, PORSE is exploring an opportunity, which will positively change early childhood education paradigms in NZ and Australia.More >>

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 >>

 

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