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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 >>

Charter school ‘pilot’ fooling no one - PPTA

Fri, 20 May 2016 15:03:21 +1200 | PPTA

Assurances that ACT’s charter school experiment was just a pilot have been proven false with this afternoon’s announcement of seven new charter schools. More >>

“Knowing someone cares” rated most important factor

Thu, 19 May 2016 10:54:22 +1200 | Auckland Council

A new report released today aims to shape the way helping agencies work with at-risk young people, in an effort to reduce harm from alcohol and other drug use. More >>

Comprehensive survey of New Zealand secondary schools

Thu, 19 May 2016 10:36:59 +1200 | NZCER

A comprehensive new survey on current experiences and challenges for secondary schools in New Zealand has been released. More >>

The Lego is here

Wed, 18 May 2016 15:25:41 +1200 | Hastings District Council

Lawrence Yule’s engineering background stood him in good stead on Monday [May 16] morning, as he helped two youngsters keen to try out the components of an upcoming Hastings City Art Gallery’s art installation.More >>

A Vacuum in Our History - Remembering Our Own Forgotten Wars

Wed, 18 May 2016 15:14:16 +1200 | The Maori Party

Sadness that it has been left to pupils of Otorohanga College to fill “a vacuum in our history curriculum” in respect of the New Zealand Land Wars of the 19th century, has been expressed by the president of the Maori Party, Rangimarie Naida ...More >>

No refugee child out of school for more than a month

Wed, 18 May 2016 13:37:32 +1200 | Save the Children New Zealand

As the first ever World Humanitarian Summit looms next week in Istanbul Save the Children is calling for a new deal for refugee children. Save the Children is calling for no refugee child to be out of school for more than 30 days after being displaced.More >>

Young minds to get more science in the classroom

Wed, 18 May 2016 11:09:40 +1200 | Hutt City Council

Classrooms in Lower Hutt are to be transformed into laboratories for children to experiment and learn just like working scientists. Hutt City Council-led initiative Hutt Science, which supports young people to engage with science and technology, ...More >>

School Children Benefit From Zoofari Initiative

Mon, 16 May 2016 16:20:45 +1200 | Hamilton City Council

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Close to 1,000 students from low decile schools in the Waikato region will be taking part in a learning programme at Hamilton Zoo thanks to a successful fundraising collaboration with The Warehouse. During March, more than $23,000 was ...More >>

Suzy Cato to stand against bullying on Pink Shirt Day

Mon, 16 May 2016 14:56:13 +1200 | Mental Health Foundation

On Friday May 20, thousands of New Zealanders including children’s entertainer Suzy Cato will celebrate Pink Shirt Day and speak up and stand together to stop bullying. More >>

Grant Reese - Rewarding role for all trustees

Mon, 16 May 2016 13:15:36 +1200 | NZSTA

Grant Reese has three daughters and wanted to be more involved with their education than just dropping them off at the school gates. Furthermore, Grant wanted to be on the school board to be able to contribute back to the community and the education ...More >>

New Zealand’s ‘other’ national sport has its time to shine

Mon, 16 May 2016 12:46:30 +1200 | Kids' Lit Quiz

Monday, May 16 2016: There’s no denying that rugby is New Zealand’s national sport, with our All Blacks currently sitting atop the world podium, but for some it’s pipped at the post by another type of ‘sport’: reading.More >>

Guidelines needed for children’s screen time at daycare

Mon, 16 May 2016 10:13:30 +1200 | University of Auckland

Guidelines needed for children’s screen time at daycare Guidelines are needed about screen time for children at daycare, according to new research from the University of Auckland.More >>

Big Brothers Big Sisters in NZSL

Fri, 13 May 2016 17:27:19 +1200 | Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters, a national youth mentoring organisation, is thrilled to announce the establishment of a New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) mentoring programme. The first phase of the project will be launched during NZSL Week. This programme ...More >>

Our Daily Waste launches Recycling System Pilot

Fri, 13 May 2016 12:31:52 +1200 | Our Daily Waste

Canterbury recycling consultancy Our Daily Waste is working with Enviroschools Canterbury to install a pilot recycling system into Heathcote Valley Primary School, and the newly merged and rebuilt Lyttelton Primary School. The launches are due to take place ...More >>


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