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NZEI welcomes plan to support vulnerable children

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 13:27:02 +1200 | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa is welcoming the Government’s plan for a Learning Support Coordinator in every school to work with our most vulnerable children and to get them the support that they need as part of a draft disability and learning support action plan published ...More >>

Improved resources needed for diverse learners

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 13:21:23 +1200 | IHC

IHC has welcomed the government’s draft plan to provide individualised support for every child who needs it in the classroom, but cautions it will only succeed if the wider education system becomes more inclusive.More >>

Draft Disability and Learning Support Action Plan released

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 13:12:43 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Draft Disability and Learning Support Action Plan released Children and young people who need extra support are at the heart of a new draft Action Plan released today by Associate Education Minister Tracey Martin. “We know that for too long, too ...More >>

Govt must take action to prevent teacher strikes

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 16:50:58 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

National’s spokesperson for Education Nikki Kaye has confirmed today that large numbers of primary principals and teachers have contacted the Minister of Education on the eve of the settlement ballot next week. More >>

New education bill continues Labour’s ideological agenda

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 13:24:58 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

Chris Hipkins’ latest piece of legislation is yet another attempt to dismantle reforms made by the previous National Government, National’s Education Spokesperson Nikki Kaye says.More >>

Relief teacher shortage forces drastic measures

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 10:55:19 +1200 | RNZ

Rural schools have struggled to find enough relief teachers during the winter flu season with at least one sending students home because of a lack of staff. More >>

Tuturumuri School to remain open

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 16:31:48 +1200 | New Zealand Government

A small rural Wairarapa school will remain open in 2019, ending the closure process, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said today. More >>

All charter schools now approved

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 12:49:48 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Two charter schools’ applications to establish new state integrated schools have both been approved, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today. More >>

Cohort entry to stay for children five years and over

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 13:29:25 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Legislation for grouped (cohort) entry into schools for children aged five and over has been introduced in Parliament today, as signalled earlier this year, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said. The Education Amendment Bill (No 2) ensures that schools ...More >>

$4 million for Sara Cohen School in Dunedin

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 11:29:20 +1200 | New Zealand Government

$4 million for Sara Cohen School in Dunedin A Dunedin school for students who need extra learning support is getting a $4 million upgrade, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today. “Sara Cohen School’s buildings are in a poor state and ...More >>

$10m redevelopment for Oxford Area School

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 11:28:26 +1200 | New Zealand Government

$10m redevelopment for Oxford Area School and $8 million for other South Island schools Education Minister Chris Hipkins today announced a major new revamp for a North Canterbury school. Over $10 million will be invested in new buildings and facilities ...More >>

Child injury prevention messages in te reo Māori

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 14:11:01 +1200 | Safekids

A group of primary-school aged children in Auckland have helped create what may be a world first: child injury prevention social media videos in te reo Māori. Safekids Aotearoa has worked with this group of Māori language learners on the videos.It ...More >>

Prime Minister kicks off Māori Language Week

Mon, 10 Sep 2018 13:05:20 +1200 | RNZ

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says one of her biggest regrets is not learning how to converse in te reo Māori. More >>

Second language learning Bill an opportunity for NZ

Sat, 8 Sep 2018 13:17:39 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

A Bill that will ensure every child in years 1-8 has the opportunity to learn a second language was drawn from the Ballot yesterday, National MP for Auckland Central Nikki Kaye says.More >>

Languages advocates back Nikki Kaye’s languages bill

Thu, 6 Sep 2018 19:01:58 +1200 | COMET

Languages advocates call for MPs to send Nikki Kaye’s languages bill for public submission More >>

Hawke's Bay schools evacuate as severe flooding looms

Wed, 5 Sep 2018 16:33:57 +1200 | RNZ

Students from two schools in Hawke's Bay have been sent home as heavy rain threatens road access in parts of the region. More >>

Is the education system failing our boys?

Tue, 4 Sep 2018 13:52:53 +1200 | Association of Boys' Schools

Is New Zealand’s education system failing our boys? – New study reveals single sex schools provide a significant advantage for boys in New Zealand Boys’ schools from around the world have praised a newly-released independent study by Dr Michael ...More >>

Insight: Should NZ Schools Ban Mobile Phones?

Mon, 3 Sep 2018 15:39:27 +1200 | RNZ

Mobile phones in schools are being accused of derailing learning and causing bitter squabbles between teachers and students as they try to police every ding, vibration and social media notification. When students in France return to school tomorrow ...More >>

Schools line up for national robotics challenge

Wed, 29 Aug 2018 13:51:22 +1200 | Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

A robotics competition for primary schools that began in the Eastern Bay of Plenty has become a national event. More >>

Two more charter schools to be designated character schools

Tue, 28 Aug 2018 13:58:29 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Hon Chris Hipkins Minister of Education 28 August 2018 PĀNUI PĀPĀHO MEDIA STATEMENT Two more charter schools to become designated character schools for 2019 Middle School West Auckland and South Auckland Middle School have both been approved to open as ...More >>


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