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‘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 >>

International Democratic Education Conference for Nelson

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:57:31 +1300 | International Democratic Education Conference

Over 400 participants from as far away as Canada, the UK and Finland are expected to attend the International Democratic Education Conference (IDEC) being held at Nelson’s Founders Park next month (April 9 – 12).More >>

Environmental education opportunities explored

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:51:41 +1300 | Northland Regional Council

Teachers from across the North are better equipped to contribute to the health of their harbours after a special Northland Regional Council workshop. More >>

Minister to attend fifth annual ISTP

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:59:03 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata will be departing for Canada today to attend the fifth International Summit on the Teaching Profession (ISTP) accompanied by teachers, professionals and union leaders.More >>

Pioneering digital education lab for Wellington region

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:03:57 +1300 | Unitec

Award winning digital and creative education lab, The Mind Lab by Unitec, was officially opened in Wellington by Hon Steven Joyce this morning, Thursday 26 March and was announced as a finalist in the New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards last night as one of the ...More >>

Listen to the locals Hekia!

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:53:53 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

“The Minister refused to give an assurance today when I questioned her, that she would listen to the submissions and back the call to return the school to Redcliffs. She needs to give that assurance so our community can have faith that her “consultation” ...More >>

N4L reaches 500,000 school users on Managed Network

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:41:43 +1300 | Network for Learning

More than half a million students and teachers across New Zealand are now using N4L’s Managed Network to support their learning, with schools continuing to connect to the government-funded service well ahead of schedule.More >>

Funds for education success go to educationally successful

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 17:15:20 +1300 | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

QPEC wants to know why the extra resources provided by the government’s flagship teacher policy are overwhelmingly being captured by the schools that cater for the wealthiest suburbs of our richest city.More >>

$300,000 funding boost to upgrade school technology

Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:25:56 +1300 | Development West Coast

West Coast secondary and area schools are to receive nearly $300,000 funding from DWC to ensure they can make the most of new technology like ultra fast broadband. More >>

40th Anniversary of ASB Polyfest starts today

Wed, 18 Mar 2015 11:55:32 +1300 | ASB Polyfest

The 40th Anniversary the ASB Polyfest starts today with a special flag raising ceremony and powhiri at the Manukau Sports Bowl. More >>

Teachers urged to turn students into ‘data detectives’

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 13:59:19 +1300 | Ministry of Education

The Ministry of Education and Statistics NZ are encouraging teachers to sign up to CensusAtSchool, an online statistics project that turns students into “data detectives”. More >>

$20,000 schools’ Environmental Curriculum Awards open

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 11:49:18 +1300 | Northland Regional Council

An annual $20,000 fund which helps fund and recognise Northland schools’ environmental education initiatives is up for grabs again. More >>

Blend of Magic And Humour Impacts Bullying in Schools

Mon, 16 Mar 2015 13:23:58 +1300 | TrustPower

One of New Zealand’s top performers and most celebrated magicians Elgregoe is using a blend of magic and humour to deliver important social messages to kiwi kids about anti-bullying in schools. Supporting the 2015 school curriculum, the ‘You’ve ...More >>

New book helps to de-mystify dyslexia

Mon, 16 Mar 2015 12:18:22 +1300 | Massey University

Too many students with dyslexia are falling behind because they don't get adequate support, says a Massey University professor of literacy education and co-author of a new book on the topic.More >>

Recognising risks to better protect children in disaster-pro

Sun, 15 Mar 2015 10:17:06 +1300 | University of Canterbury

Providing a safe environment for children in disaster-prone countries is as much about understanding the risks associated with a disaster as it is about understanding the disaster itself, University of Canterbury’s National Centre for Research on ...More >>

Youngest equity crowdfunder on PledgeMe

Sun, 15 Mar 2015 09:40:26 +1300 | PledgeMe

Youngest equity crowdfunder on PledgeMe The world’s youngest ever equity crowdfunder is today launching a campaign to sell shares in his business. More >>

$5.2m upgrade for Tolaga Bay Area School

Fri, 13 Mar 2015 13:36:45 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Students at Tolaga Bay Area School, East Coast, are set to enjoy a $5.2 million classroom upgrade, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today. More >>

Variety Trillian Bash Hands Over Keys to Sunshine Coach

Tue, 10 Mar 2015 11:22:22 +1300 | Variety Trillian Bash

The 30 crews and 180 participants of the Variety Trillian Bash today looked on as Ohakune resident Kandy Mott handed the keys to a Sunshine Coach to the principal of tiny Ngamatea School. Its nine pupils live over a widely scattered rural area ...More >>

Full race grid for Kaharoa Trolley Derby

Tue, 10 Mar 2015 11:15:29 +1300 | Kaharoa School

Full race grid for Kaharoa Trolley Derby For immediate release: 9 March 2015 Forty-nine racers have entered the Kaharoa School Trolley Derby which is set to take place on Sunday 22 March on Kaharoa Rd. Kaharoa School principal Warwick Moyle said it was ...More >>

Back to school tools for a healthy smile& healthy planet

Tue, 10 Mar 2015 11:14:00 +1300 | TerraCycle

In March, 2,200 primary schools in New Zealand will be invited to take part in the Colgate Bright Smiles Bright Futures Program (BSBF) to learn how to achieve good oral health and take steps to create a healthy planet.More >>


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