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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 >>

Elgregoe to visit West Coast schools next week

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 17:47:49 +1200 | TrustPower

Kiwi magician Elgregoe is once again hitting the dusty trail throughout the country, rearing to get his live show off the road and into West Coast schools this week. More >>

Elgregoe to visit Five Forks school next week

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 17:46:42 +1200 | TrustPower


Young And Old Join Forces To Learn

Wed, 8 Jun 2016 14:34:06 +1200 | Auckland Kindergarten Association

Auckland Kindergarten Association (AKA) has formed a new relationship with Metlifecare that aims to bring together the young and old to learn together, as part of an intergenerational educational campaign.More >>

Entrepreneurial approach to education

Tue, 7 Jun 2016 13:18:11 +1200 | University of Waikato

Bay of Plenty man Kevin Powell is not your average teaching graduate. While he had every intention of becoming a ‘traditional’ classroom based teacher following completion of his degree, instead he’s taken an entrepreneurial approach to education, ...More >>

Outstanding educator congratulated on honour

Mon, 6 Jun 2016 13:09:22 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Outstanding educator congratulated on honour Education Minister Hekia Parata has congratulated outstanding educator Karen Sewell on being made a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. “Dame Karen ...More >>

Minister to discuss Land Wars with Iwi leaders

Fri, 3 Jun 2016 16:15:48 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Hon Te Ururoa Flavell Minister for Māori Development Marama Fox MP: Māori Party Co-leader 3 June 2016 Media Statement More >>

Opening of new 12-classroom block at Mount Albert Grammar

Fri, 3 Jun 2016 12:14:47 +1200 | New Zealand Government

3 June 2016 Media Statement Opening of new 12-classroom block at Mount Albert Grammar School More >>

Waikato District Council announces youth award winners

Mon, 30 May 2016 10:26:43 +1200 | Waikato District Council

Waikato District Council announces the winners of its youth awards The winners of the Waikato District Youth Awards have been announced. This is the first year Waikato District Council has held the awards and it is exciting to see the number of young ...More >>

Majority of schools will get funding increase

Fri, 27 May 2016 17:28:44 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Most schools will receive funding increases as a result of the Budget 2016 decision to target discretionary funding to schools teaching students most at risk of under-achievement, Education Minister Hekia Parata says.More >>

Rachael Leafe - promoting educational achievement

Fri, 27 May 2016 13:24:46 +1200 | NZSTA

Rachael Leafe has been actively engaged with the community and the school that her children and family attend. She has enjoyed the opportunity to be a representative for the community on Petone’s Sacred Heart Primary School Board of Trustees for ...More >>

Kiwi kids’ chance to have their say

Tue, 24 May 2016 11:26:25 +1200 | Childfund NZ

ChildFund is inviting Kiwi kids to have their say in the world’s largest poll of children’s opinions. More >>

Iwi Grows Education Opportunities

Mon, 23 May 2016 17:24:55 +1200 | Ngati Apa ki te RaTo

Top of the south iwi Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō is reaping the benefits of a Memorandum of Understanding signed with Workforce Development Ltd. More >>

Nurturing tomorrow’s scientists

Mon, 23 May 2016 13:59:10 +1200 | Hastings District Council

Almost 150 youngsters had their inner Einstein nudged last week, as they dissected fish, fermented yeast and built and programmed robots, among other things. More >>

Record Turnout at Open Day at Rangi Ruru Girls’ School

Mon, 23 May 2016 10:31:08 +1200 | Rangi Ruru Girls' School

Rangi Ruru Girls’ School has had an impressive turnout for their annual Open Day on Monday 16 May, with more than 600 people through the gates. More >>


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