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Principals are not getting enough assistance

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 15:43:43 +1300 | Pat Newman

There is a real crisis in getting necessary help for kids in need up here in Te Tai Tokerau. More >>

Principal Matters: special education in crisis

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:11:46 +1300 | New Zealand Principals' Federation

Tēnā koe Niwha - Grit Ka mahi te tawa, uho ki te riri Well done, those of you whose courage is like the heart of the Tawa tree E te whānau, ngā tumuaki o Aotearoa, tēnā koutou katoaMore >>

Roll-out of free GIS software for schools

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:40:33 +1300 | Eagle Technology

Students in both primary and secondary education in New Zealand now have free access to Esri’s ArcGIS Online software through the roll-out of a multimillion dollar enablement program to schools across America, Europe and now Australia and New Zealand. ...More >>

Fiscal responsibility requires more focus on children

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:18:01 +1300 | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that to be fiscally responsible, an incoming Government needs to stop looking at ways to reduce debt and think about ways to reduce spending on the ambulance at the bottom of the hill, specifically by committing to ...More >>

New Cycle Track for the Naenae Community

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:30:28 +1300 | Hutt City Council

For several years the school has run regular bike skills training sessions for its pupils on an old track but some children have not been able to attend as they didn’t own a bike. Now the track has been upgraded and has a set of bikes and a bike storage ...More >>

Play.Sport having an impact one year on

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:26:28 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Play.Sport having an impact one year on   Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman says up to 20,000 children are benefiting from a pilot programme which seeks to transform the way physical education (PE) is taught in schools.   “We’re ...More >>

Court Rules No Māori Total Immersion School for Child

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:27:17 +1300 | Maori Television

A family court has ruled a seven year old girl be removed from her reo Māori school because her father doesn't speak Māori and feels excluded. More >>

Calls from youth for consent education in schools supported

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:30:21 +1300 | Sexual Abuse Prevention Network

Specialist sexual violence prevention organisation, Sexual Abuse Prevention Network supports the calls from secondary school students for compulsory consent education in schools.More >>

Principals Want More Help For Quake Affected Children

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:30:10 +1300 | Papanui-Innes Community Board

The Papanui-Innes Community Board has heard that school principals in the area are very concerned about unmet post-quake needs of primary school students. More >>

Parents “heartbroken” that Education Ministry misled them

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:00:39 +1300 | Salisbury School

Strong legal case that the closure of Salisbury School would be a breach of human rights More >>

‘Project Rodent’ training launched

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:17:55 +1300 | Northland Regional Council

More than 20 students from three schools gathered in Whangarei recently to gain hands-on knowledge of controlling pest rats and mice as the Enviroschools programme offered its first ‘Project Rodent’ .More >>

$12m Lemonwood Grove School officially opened

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 12:33:11 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye have welcomed the official opening of Lemonwood Grove School in Christchurch by the Prime Minister.More >>

More road safety improvements underway

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:24:32 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Road works are underway right now to make the main trunk line to Tauranga from Auckland safer for motorists, Associate Transport Minister David Bennett says. More >>

Ka Pai Kai Coming to Rotorua

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 12:42:18 +1300 | Healthy Families Rotorua

Healthy Families Rotorua is looking for partners to trial offering affordable, healthy school lunches in Rotorua. More >>

Most kids have no screen-time limits

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 09:49:56 +1300 | CensusAtSchool

Eight in 10 teens and six in 10 primary school children say there are no limits on their screen time out of school – whether that’s playing computer games, using their phones, or browsing the internet. The insights have emerged from the second ...More >>

Half of NZ high school students unsupervised online

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 09:43:02 +1300 | Netsafe

New findings from the University of Auckland show more than half of high school students are never supervised online outside of school, and only two in 10 primary schoolers are “usually” supervised. More >>

Unaffordable housing sends teachers packing from Auckland

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 10:30:07 +1300 | Green Party

Unaffordable housing is pushing teachers out of Auckland, with grim consequences for schools and students, the Green Party said today. More >>

Major redevelopment for Warkworth Primary School

Thu, 9 Mar 2017 12:52:34 +1300 | New Zealand Government

At least $13 million will be invested to redevelop the senior campus at Warkworth Primary School in Rodney, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today. “This project demonstrates the Government’s continuing momentum to address roll ...More >>

250 school children gifted Shakespeare tickets

Wed, 8 Mar 2017 15:46:51 +1300 | Anthony Harper

Children from throughout New Zealand have been given the opportunity to see Shakespeare’s masterpieces performed live in the space for which they were created, thanks to the generosity of a Kiwi firm.More >>

Alternative facts harming kids' education

Wed, 8 Mar 2017 11:42:58 +1300 | New Zealand Educational Institute

Teachers from primary and secondary schools are calling out the Education Minister for massively overstating school funding increases and playing Trump-style politics with children's education.More >>


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