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Bacon Butty in Return for Biking

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 15:46:58 +1300 | Hastings District Council

It was all hands to the pump this morning, as many hundreds of school children biked in all the way from suburbs around Hastings, and were rewarded with a great breakfast. More >>

Concierge and plaza for ministry staff

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 08:46:08 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

Chris Hipkins Education Spokesperson 9 February 2016 Concierge and plaza for ministry staff – leaky, mouldy classrooms for kids Parents will be horrified Hekia Parata is overseeing a $19.5 million refit for Education Ministry staff which includes a ...More >>

More Evidence Disabled Children Get a Bad Deal in School

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 16:26:23 +1300 | IHC

IHC welcomes the survey conducted by NZEI TE Riu Roa of Special Education Needs Co-ordinators (SENCOs) that shows a lack of adequate support for disabled students at school. More >>

Encouraging Immunisation for Older Children

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 15:44:33 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a new awareness campaign starts today to remind parents and caregivers of older children about the school based immunisation programme. “While infant immunisation rates have dramatically improved since 2008, immunisation ...More >>

The Cutting EDGE of MUSAC

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 15:39:22 +1300 | MUSAC

Access to multiple, standalone databases is not enough for effective school management. Information must be current and immediately accessible to everyone in the school community. All users need one simple interface – one that analyses data in meaningful ...More >>

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation warns of spike in illness

Fri, 5 Feb 2016 12:18:42 +1300 | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Back to school and breathless: Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ warns of spike in illness If your child falls sick not long after returning to school, you’re not alone. Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ is encouraging parents to prepare ...More >>

SCOUTS Dive into Mudslide Day!

Thu, 4 Feb 2016 16:19:25 +1300 | Scouts New Zealand

Do you think SCOUTS is just about tying knots? Think again - it’s about much, much more with adventure, getting wet and muddy and having fun with friends - and that’s just the beginning!More >>

Sport Skills in Schools Kicks Off at Ebbett Park School

Thu, 4 Feb 2016 12:59:37 +1300 | Sport Hawke's Bay

Sport Hawke’s Bay’s latest project to get more school children involved in sport has kicked off at Ebbett Park School with Central Football in Hastings this week. More >>

The Spin Doctors out in force at Vanguard – again!

Thu, 4 Feb 2016 10:36:39 +1300 | Save Our Schools NZ

Today’s press release from Vanguard Military School (3 February 2016) again highlights how the spin doctors love to spin a story around high participation-based pass rates in NCEA. But do they tell the full story of student achievement at the charter secondary ...More >>

Back to School Bike Safety Tips

Wed, 3 Feb 2016 17:00:26 +1300 | Massey University

For many parents, this week heralds the return to getting the kids ready for school and sitting in cars in traffic for the drop off and pick up. But in some households, cycling will be the preferred way to get to school for New Zealand children. So what ...More >>

Salvation Army Calls for School Lunch Donations

Wed, 3 Feb 2016 11:07:25 +1300 | Salvation Army

Salvation Army Calls for School Lunch Donations 3 February 2016: As parents send their kids back to school this week, Countdown and The Salvation Army are encouraging Kiwis to donate lunchbox bundles for those in need via New Zealand’s very first ...More >>

New marketplace makes it easy to get academic help

Tue, 2 Feb 2016 10:25:33 +1300 | Tutorly

Auckland, 30th January 2016 – Tutorly (, an online marketplace that connects parents and students with local private tutors, has launched in Auckland. More >>

UNICEF Innovation Fund To Invest In Technology Start-Ups

Mon, 1 Feb 2016 14:45:34 +1300 | UNICEF NZ

UNICEF is inviting technology start-ups developing solutions with the potential to improve the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children to apply for funding from its recently launched Innovation Fund. “The purpose of the UNICEF Innovation ...More >>

“B4 School Check” Giving Kids a Great Start

Mon, 1 Feb 2016 13:42:54 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says thousands of new entrants heading to school for the first time this week have benefited from a free B4 School Check. “The B4 School Check helps to give children the best start at school by identifying and addressing ...More >>

Fee Free Policy Big Win say Students

Mon, 1 Feb 2016 13:10:39 +1300 | NZUSA

The national students’ organisation says yesterday’s announcement by Labour Party leader Andrew Little that a Labour government would provide three years of free post-school education is a big win for all New Zealanders, young and old.More >>

Students encouraged to share top outdoor spots and win

Mon, 1 Feb 2016 11:11:09 +1300 | New Zealand Walking Access Commission

Students encouraged to share top outdoor spots and win Kiwi school children are encouraged to snap photos, draw pictures and share creative descriptions of their favourite outdoor places in the 2016 Top Outdoor Spot competition, which launches ...More >>

Three years study is an investment in hope

Mon, 1 Feb 2016 10:29:46 +1300 | Tertiary Education Union

The Labour Party’s ‘three years free’ policy gives people from all walks of life opportunity to learn, says TEU president Sandra Grey. More >>

STC Proud to Help Get Refugee Children Back to School

Mon, 1 Feb 2016 10:21:21 +1300 | Save The Children

As Kiwi kids get ready to get back to school, Save the Children is gearing up to help new refugee children take their place in the classroom. More >>

Children head back to school

Mon, 1 Feb 2016 10:16:29 +1300 | Ministry of Education

Schools will be opening for the new school year this week, as students begin another year’s learning. More >>

School Year Begins for 750,000 Students

Sun, 31 Jan 2016 17:20:03 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Hon Hekia Parata Minister of Education Education Minister Hekia Parata has wished children and young people well as they prepare to pick up their school bags and head to school this week. “I hope kids are feeling full of beans after the summer break ...More >>


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