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Fifth Partnership School application round opens

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 17:12:22 +1300 | New Zealand Government

A fifth Partnership Schools | Kura Hourua application round is now open, Under-Secretary to the Minister of Education, David Seymour, has announced. More >>

Increasing confidence in assessments

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 10:00:56 +1300 | New Zealand Government

An innovative tool designed to improve the consistency of teacher judgements about student progress is being made more widely available. More >>

New rail safety guidelines for children launched

Thu, 9 Feb 2017 12:30:51 +1300 | Tracksafe Foundation

Rail safety charitable trust TrackSAFE NZ has launched new safety guidelines for primary school children as schools reopen around the country. More >>

Maori And Pasifika Excel at Vanguard Military School

Thu, 9 Feb 2017 12:27:43 +1300 | Vanguard Military School

Vanguard Military School is pleased to be able to release its official NCEA results for 2016 which have been released by NZQA. More >>

One school, one month, 11 hospitalised due to cold homes

Wed, 8 Feb 2017 17:15:51 +1300 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Transcript of NZEI Te Riu Roa oral submission to the Government Administration Select Committee hearing into the Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill (No 2). More >>

TimberNook NZ Announces New Provider in Christchurch South

Tue, 7 Feb 2017 13:29:13 +1300 | TimberNook

TimberNook New Zealand names new Christchurch South provider as the first South Island site for our popular outdoor programmes that integrate sensory experiences, imagination and nature for all children.More >>

School year begins for over 765,000 Kiwi kids

Sun, 29 Jan 2017 14:44:16 +1300 | New Zealand Government

School year begins for over 765,000 Kiwi kids Education Minister Hekia Parata wishes children and young people well as they prepare to head to school from Monday. “A new school year presents new possibilities and challenges. I hope kids are feeling ...More >>

Early schooling proposal flawed for boys

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 09:18:29 +1300 | Big Buddy

Starting boys at school before they turn five will not do them any favours according to the co-authors of a new book on raising boys. More >>

Back to School Safety Tips

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:33:39 +1300 | Safe Kids

Thousands of students are marching back to school next month. Safekids Aotearoa has valuable safety tips to keep children safe. More >>

Back-to-school budget demands send parents into crisis

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:03:10 +1300 | Child Poverty Action Group

Families still reeling from the expense of Christmas now face the high costs of the new school year along with rent increases and other rising costs of living. More >>

How is food used to foster social relationships at school?

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:30:20 +1300 | Massey University

A more holistic approach to health promotion in schools could lead to empowered youth according to a study by a Massey University academic. More >>

Springburn School joins War on Weeds

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:06:44 +1300 | Weedbusters

Armed with saws, secateurs and Subway sandwiches, Springburn School students were a formidable force at Staveley Camp for a pre-Xmas weeding bee. More >>

Former Rangiora High School Principal Wins

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 12:44:44 +1300 | Peggy Burrows

Media Release 15 January 2017 Former Rangiora High School Principal Wins Unfair Dismissal Claim “Relieved” is how dismissed Rangiora High School Principal Peggy Burrows is describing the way she feels about comprehensively winning her unfair ...More >>

Women exercisers face health risk if not eating enough

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 09:25:02 +1300 | University of Otago

Many New Zealand women who exercise recreationally could be risking their health by not eating enough to match the energy they expend, new University of Otago research suggests.More >>

Kindergarten children rewarded silver

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 15:04:44 +1300 | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Greerton Village Kindergarten hosted a breakfast last week (SUBS: December 13) with children, teachers, parents, grandparents, volunteers and supporters to celebrate becoming a Silver Enviroschool.More >>

Change ahead for NZSTA

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 17:15:18 +1300 | NZ School Trustees Association

For the first time in its 27 years the NZSTA Board has announced the appointment of a new CEO. Nick Inskip has considerable experience in governance and working with boards on developing and executing strategy, and implementing change. He also has ...More >>

Auditor-General's Results of the 2015 school audits

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:13:17 +1300 | Office of the Auditor-General

We reported on the results of the 2015 school audits to the Ministry of Education on 21 October 2016. We’ve published an update on the completion of the 2015 school audits and the types of opinions we issued that was included in our report to the ...More >>

New Sylvester Primary School to open in 2019

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 10:25:06 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata has officially established a new primary school in the fast-growing north Hamilton suburb of Sylvester. More >>

600 Porirua students to benefit from life-skills programme

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 14:01:04 +1300 | Graeme Dingle Foundation

The Graeme Dingle Foundation has announced it is to introduce the popular values and life-skills Kiwi Can programme into three Porirua schools in 2017 More >>

To end assaults hire more ambos, says paramedics union

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 10:26:04 +1300 | First Union

The union representing 1000 St John Ambulance staff says the solution to attacks on ambos is to end the use of single-crewed vehicles, not a poster campaign. Members of Ambulance Professionals First (APF), New Zealand’s largest ambulance union, ...More >>


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