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The Real Deal: Nourishing Civilization at Ficino School

Wed, 27 May 2015 13:38:12 +1200 | Catherine Austin Fitts

Monday was one of the most inspiring days of my time “down under.” I had the opportunity to visit the Ficino School in Auckland. Ficino was founded in 1997 by leadership from the School of Philosophy .More >>

Government cuts corners on school bus funding

Wed, 27 May 2015 11:58:19 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Government cuts corners on school bus funding The safety of children – not cost cutting – should be the main objective behind the Government’s funding of school buses, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says. “Buried in the detail ...More >>

Manukau students go wild over Zoofari education

Mon, 25 May 2015 14:50:21 +1200 | Auckland Council

Auckland Zoo continues to welcome schools to its dynamic Warehouse Zoofari programme, giving more young Kiwi kids the chance to engage in a wildlife education. More >>

Budget 2015 - Scoop Full Coverage - Update #1 21/5/15

Thu, 21 May 2015 19:02:08 +1200 | The Scoop Team


Hard budget decisions loom for primary schools

Thu, 21 May 2015 16:23:41 +1200 | NZEI

Primary schools will need to make budget cuts, following a 1% increase in their operations grant, which does not keep pace with the growing costs of running a school. More >>

Fact Sheet 4 – Increasing Childcare Assistance

Thu, 21 May 2015 15:58:35 +1200 | New Zealand Government

• Low-income families will be eligible for a higher rate of Childcare Assistance for pre-school and out-of-school care. More >>

Stepping up for kids with special needs

Thu, 21 May 2015 14:41:55 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The Government is investing an extra $62.9 million of operating funding over the next four years to better assist children with special education needs to learn and achieve, Education Minister Hekia Parata says. “We believe every child and young ...More >>

Extra $8.2m for vulnerable students

Thu, 21 May 2015 14:37:07 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Almost 6,000 of New Zealand’s most vulnerable students will benefit from an extra $8.2 million operating funding over the next four years for initiatives designed to increase their participation in the education system and lift achievement levels, ...More >>

Opportunities through Partnership Schools

Thu, 21 May 2015 14:20:01 +1200 | New Zealand Government

David Seymour Under-Secretary to the Minister of Education 21 May 2015 Opportunities through Partnership Schools More >>

A Family - Stewart Island Wants You!

Sat, 16 May 2015 11:29:44 +1200 | HMB School Board of Trustees

Still glowing in the wake of a very successful royal visit, Halfmoon Bay School on Stewart Island has moved to capitalise on their moment in the spotlight by placing an ad on TradeMe for a family with at least two primary-aged children to move to ...More >>

Thames Warrior Scholars To Haka At Unique Protest

Thu, 14 May 2015 10:15:50 +1200 | Thames South School

In a dramatic start to a rally supporting world-wide protest at the forced closure of Aboriginal Communities by the Australian Government, children from Thames South School will perform two haka at3pm Friday 15th May outside Thames Civic Centre, in ...More >>

Maori Medium – Immersion School Throws Open It’s Doors

Thu, 14 May 2015 09:44:38 +1200 | Te Kura Whakapumau

South Island’s first KURA KAUPAPA MAORI (Maori Medium – Immersion School) “ Te Kura Whakapuumau I te Reo tuturu ki Waitaha” ( which translates as “ The school within Canterbury giving permanence to Maori Language and customs” aka “Te Kura ...More >>

Karori school children concerned over stream pollution

Tue, 12 May 2015 15:47:26 +1200 | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Students at Karori West Normal School are distressed about the pollutants which are being released into the stream which runs alongside their school after authorities investigated five pollution incidents in one day. More >>

New Zealand teachers to plunge into Shanghai

Mon, 11 May 2015 12:01:19 +1200 | Asia New Zealand Foundation

From Kiwi start-ups in China to global giants like Disney Corporation ¬– the Asia New Zealand Foundation’s Shanghai forum will give teachers a taste of the scale and significance of China’s economy.More >>

Concern over Education Minister’s disinterest

Thu, 7 May 2015 13:41:22 +1200 | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa and TEU are very concerned about Education Minister Hekia Parata’s apparent lack of interest in the details of a secret international trade deal that would have a massive impact on public education.More >>

van Riel’s Album a Recipe for Success in Child Development

Tue, 5 May 2015 15:38:41 +1200 | Quirky Music

2014 New Zealand Music Awards Finalist, Anna van Riel is making a difference to the development of children through her upcoming album, Cooking Up A Song . More >>

Crowdfunding campaign launched to help students study

Tue, 5 May 2015 10:25:50 +1200 | NZPA

As most parents know students are under a great deal of pressure these days to learn and do well in school, and often the pressure of exams can be crippling. Too many times, students are told to go home and study, but who teaches them how to? It isn’t ...More >>

National still splashing cash on charter school experiment

Sat, 2 May 2015 17:18:45 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

National still splashing cash on charter school experiment New figures confirming that charter schools are still being funded at up to four times the rate of their state school counterparts shows just how desperate the National Government is to ...More >>

AHE Homeschooling Conference

Fri, 1 May 2015 10:10:35 +1200 | AHE

AHE Homeschooling Conference key note speaker is a High School Principal whose kids are homeschooled. More >>

Top chef spearheads Tokoroa healthy eating project

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 15:24:53 +1200 | Waikato District Health Board

Three Tokoroa schools are part of a healthy eating project inspired by a woman who has cooked at some of London’s top eateries and who has tutored a new generation of Waikato’s top chefs.More >>


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