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Caution Urged in Appointing Change Principals

Thu, 5 Mar 2015 12:57:11 +1300 | New Zealand Principals' Federation

The Minister’s announcement that she will pay five principals an extra $50,000 on top of their normal salaries to turn around the fortunes of five troubled schools has sounded a warning bell from President of the New Zealand Principals’ Federation ...More >>

Teachers collaborate to develop Enviroschool programmes

Wed, 4 Mar 2015 11:40:28 +1300 | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Lead teachers from kindergartens, kura and schools from across the Bay of Plenty brainstormed strategies on how to develop their school environmental education programme through Enviroschools, an initiative led and funded by Bay of Plenty Regional Council.More >>

Victoria Avenue School, Remuera to Celebrate 4th Gala

Wed, 4 Mar 2015 11:12:10 +1300 | Victoria Avenue School

Victoria Avenue School in Remuera is set to celebrate their 4th biennial school gala, on 22 March 2015. Running from 10am to 3pm in the school grounds on Remuera’s lovely Victoria Avenue, the offerings are set to rival anything else on offer for the weekend.More >>

Superheroes STEAM ahead

Tue, 3 Mar 2015 13:30:51 +1300 | STEAM ahead


School-whānau relationships report released

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:20:32 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata has welcomed a report by the Office of the Auditor-General (OAG) into relationships between schools and Māori whānau. More >>

Charter school victims deserve Minister’s personal help

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:16:00 +1300 | Green Party

Students at a struggling school in Northland are the victims of the Education Minister’s failed charter school experiment and she must personally ensure they are given the educational help they need, the Green Party said today.More >>

Are partnership schools more trouble than they are worth?

Fri, 20 Feb 2015 11:07:08 +1300 | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

When National fundamentally altered the Education Act to provide for a new, non-accountable, category of schools, the justification was that these schools needed to be freed from the shackles of government regulation in order to provide excellent education ...More >>

Greater Teacher Aide Support Welcome

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 11:39:52 +1300 | CCS Disability Action

Greater Teacher Aide Support Welcome But Disabled Children Still Not Getting Fair Go in Early Childhood Education More >>

National Library’s changes to Services to Schools

Fri, 13 Feb 2015 16:54:16 +1300 | LIANZA

LIANZA Press Release on the National Library of New Zealand’s changes to Services to Schools: More >>

Speech to Trans-Tasman Business Circle, Auckland

Fri, 13 Feb 2015 13:45:15 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Our government is highly aspirational for our children and young people. We want every child to get the best possible education so they can be successful here at home in NZ, as well as be globally competitive.More >>

Faster browsing for Schools with NZIX

Wed, 11 Feb 2015 17:42:19 +1300 | CityLink

The New Zealand Internet Exchange (NZIX) is welcoming a significant new member, New Zealand Schools. More >>

Teachers oppose plans to withdraw reference books to schools

Wed, 11 Feb 2015 17:16:19 +1300 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI is calling on the National Library to halt plans to withdraw its reference book service to schools. More >>

Special plaques to mark Treaty signing

Fri, 6 Feb 2015 11:13:27 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata says all new schools and early childhood centres opening this year are being offered special plaques to acknowledge the 175th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. More >>

Library books not just a political fight

Thu, 5 Feb 2015 16:45:11 +1300 | ActionStation

Thousands of New Zealanders have signed a petition to stop cuts to National Library lending services to schools, with New Zealand’s favorite celebrity Lorde and Man Booker prize winning author Eleanor Catton even weighing in on the debate.More >>

Labour just plain wrong about library services to schools

Thu, 5 Feb 2015 14:19:01 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Attempts by three Labour MPs, Jacinda Ardern, Christopher Hipkins and Grant Robertson, to stop changes to the National Library’s Service to Schools programme, which will see more students and more schools receiving an increased number of books from the ...More >>

Smart new cricket programme for schools

Thu, 5 Feb 2015 11:38:24 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has taken part in a Cricket Smart lesson at Northcote Primary School in Auckland today. “Cricket Smart is a new range of curriculum-based learning and teaching resources for primary and intermediate ...More >>

More than half of schools using N4L’s Managed Network

Wed, 4 Feb 2015 17:09:49 +1300 | Network for Learning

Today N4L (Network for Learning) is marking the halfway point of its Managed Network rollout, with more than 50 percent of New Zealand schools starting the year equipped with N4L’s fast and reliable internet services.More >>

Students’ Winning Book Designs to be Donated to Schools

Wed, 4 Feb 2015 13:22:01 +1300 | Warehouse Stationery

Three New Zealand school students have created winning designs for exercise books that will be donated to students at low decile schools throughout the country. More >>

Anthony Horowitz Headlines Festival’s Schools’ Programme

Tue, 3 Feb 2015 11:19:12 +1300 | Auckland Writers Festival

Globally-celebrated British author of Alex Rider fame, Anthony Horowitz, award-winning US young adult novelist Laurie Halse Anderson, best-selling Australian writer and national treasure Morris Gleitzman, internationally-acclaimed NZ singer/songwriter ...More >>

As predicted, charter schools in trouble

Mon, 2 Feb 2015 10:56:45 +1300 | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

When the government changed the Education Act to allow for charter schools, it bet that a bunch of non-educators using their own untested theories of education could run schools for our most disadvantaged students and achieve better results than state ...More >>


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