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House of Science develops aquaculture kit for schools

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:34:58 +1200 | House of Science

The House of Science Tauranga is delighted to release yet another science resource kit for use in local primary and intermediate schools. Sponsored by the Regional Aquaculture Organization (RAO), ‘The Sea and Me’ kit helps students understand ...More >>

Keeping Kids Safe on Our Roads

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:41:05 +1200 | Dunedin City Council

Keeping Kids Safe on Our Roads Dunedin (Friday, 24 April 2015) – Road safety will be in the spotlight at two more Dunedin primary schools this term. More >>

APTC students celebrate success

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:31:49 +1200 | APTC

Hard work and sacrifice paid off for 48 students who graduated from the Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC). The students attained qualifications in 10 specialised technical and vocational programs during the graduation ceremony at Novotel in Nadi ...More >>

Exhibition showcases Big Picture solutions to child poverty

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:00:23 +1200 | Child Poverty Action Group

Exhibition showcases Big Picture solutions to child poverty Child Poverty Action Group is delighted that the wonderful artworks produced for The Big Picture Competition are being shown at Fresh Gallery in Otara, Auckland. The nationwide schools' competition, ...More >>

ASCC-CNR EFNEP Takes Healthy Cuisine to Community

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:50:06 +1200 | ASCC

The Community & Natural Resources (CNR) Division of the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) offers a number of regular classroom courses for students, but its staff also makes regular excursions into the community to make learning available ...More >>

Super Science Shows at MOTAT

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:29:14 +1200 | MOTAT

Super Science Shows at MOTAT The popular 'Science in a Van' show is coming to MOTAT during May. Taking place over two weekends, the dynamic duo of Alan and Emily Worman, will perform their interactive family shows aimed at engaging children with science ...More >>

Teachers continue to reject controversial $359m education pl

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:15:50 +1200 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

The latest announcement that just 129 further schools have expressed interest in the Government’s controversial $359 million Investing in Educational Success scheme is a clear indication of the lack of confidence that teachers and principals have ...More >>

HP Kicks Off Year Two of Rural Schools Competition

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:28:20 +1200 | HP New Zealand

HP today launches its Rural Schools Competition for the second year, giving rural New Zealand primary schools the chance to win a share of $20,000 worth of HP products and support.More >>

First for South Island

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:05:56 +1200 | alexanders

9 children and 2 adults are the lucky first pupils starting a programme today (Monday 20th April) that is heralded as a breakthrough for South Islanders with learning challenges. More >>

Decile Funding Review Must Consider Teacher Quality

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:21:36 +1200 | The New Zealand Initiative

The New Zealand Initiative has welcomed a review of the controversial decile funding system for schools, reported by the Sunday Star Times last weekend. Minister of Education Hekia Parata announced the government will review how it targets educational resources.More >>

Government playing politics with education announcement

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:58:34 +1200 | NZEI

NZEI says the Government is playing pre-Budget politics with its announcement today that it is building new schools and classrooms to cope with population growth. More >>

New tool will measure school boards’ progress in governing

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 15:39:14 +1200 | NZSTA

The New Zealand School Trustees Association (NZSTA) is developing an online self-assessment tool that will allow individual boards of trustees to measure where they are at in terms of the governance of their school says NZSTA President Lorraine Kerr.More >>

Ceremony marks next stage of construction

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 14:00:47 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata today participated in a ceremony to mark the next phase of construction at the new Marshland School in northeastern Christchurch More >>

Lunch gets easier – and healthier - for kids

Thu, 9 Apr 2015 15:17:22 +1200 | My Food Bag

In a big break for mum and dad, school kids are getting their very own My Food Bag - called My Lunch Box.  More >>

OS // OS : Opening up the Open Education conversation

Thu, 9 Apr 2015 09:39:30 +1200 | Open Source Open Society

Opening up the Open Education conversation Open Source Open Society Conference - 16-17 April Wellington More >>

Transforming basic education in Tokelau to weigh up progress

Thu, 9 Apr 2015 01:55:48 +1200 | Tokelau Apia Liaison Office

The nation’s quest in "Transforming basic education in Tokelau" is now weighing up the progress of its planning with its second workshop to be held in the atolls.More >>

Much better start of year for Novopay

Tue, 7 Apr 2015 13:46:55 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Minister Responsible for Novopay, Steven Joyce, has congratulated school administrators and Novopay staff and contractors for the strongest result yet for the busiest payroll period in the school year. More >>

Cashmere Avenue School turns 75

Wed, 1 Apr 2015 12:15:41 +1300 | Cashmere Avenue School

In 2015 Cashmere Avenue School will celebrate its 75th Jubilee. On 29 July 1940 Cashmere School officially opened as a side school to Khandallah School. Cashmere started off as a junior school with pupils attending until they were about eight years-old ...More >>

Far North low-decile schools ditch traditional teaching

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:31:07 +1300 | Rotary Club of Kerikeri

About seventy students at the low-decile Paihia School unwrapped brand-new Chromebook computers today as part of a revolutionary new teaching system being rolled out across the Far North by a group of principals and educators with the support of a $130,000 ...More >>

‘Cricket’ technology helps Northland school girls learn code

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:55:30 +1300 | High Tech Youth

AUCKLAND, 27 March 2015 - While the whole of New Zealand has been rightly obsessing over the Cricket world cup over the past few weeks, a group of primary school girls in Northland have been learning some valuable skills for future careers with the ...More >>


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