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Funding focuses on innovative teaching strategies [13/7/18]

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 10:01:01 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Projects using innovative and engaging ways of teaching such as combining performing arts and co-teaching strategies received Government funding to get started, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said.More >>

Third of school buildings fall short on health and hygiene

Mon, 9 Jul 2018 09:53:23 +1200 | RNZ

A third of school buildings don't meet optimum standards for health and hygiene and a similar number fall short of Education Ministry standards for lighting, temperature and acoustics, a government Cabinet paper shows.More >>

PM’s Education Excellence Awards - winners announced

Thu, 5 Jul 2018 14:08:16 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The work of teachers and principals in our early childhood education services, and primary and secondary schools was celebrated tonight at the Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said. More >>

Primary teachers and principals vote to strike

Tue, 3 Jul 2018 18:11:04 +1200 | NZEI

Primary teachers and principals vote to strike 3 July 2018 Frustrated primary teachers and principals have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a three-hour work stoppage on 15 August, and are now discussing whether to extend the strike to a full day.More >>

Gordon Campbell on National’s fear mongering about strikes

Tue, 26 Jun 2018 12:04:23 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on National’s deliberate fear mongering about strikes and industrial action First published on Werewolf More >>

St John Equips 400,000 Children with Lifesaving Skills

Mon, 25 Jun 2018 11:29:36 +1200 | St John


Girl with disability misses school after ministry delay

Tue, 12 Jun 2018 15:15:16 +1200 | RNZ

A 12-year-old girl with disabilities had her transport to school cut off for weeks due to delays from the Ministry of Education. More >>

Tackling youth crime: Intervening earlier is better

Tue, 12 Jun 2018 15:06:32 +1200 | RNZ

Justice sector science advisor Dr Ian Lambie's just released report recommends the adoption of what's called "development crime prevention" to reduce rates of youth crime by focusing on children from an early age and previous generations.More >>

Gifted Awareness Week

Mon, 11 Jun 2018 13:07:25 +1200 | NZ Association For Gifted Children

Children today are growing up in a world rich with possibility. They all have the potential to be a force for progress and positive social change in their families, communities, and in the world. Within this cohort there is a group of children who ...More >>

Low decile Northland schools seeing success

Mon, 11 Jun 2018 11:41:25 +1200 | Taitokerau Education Trust

Low decile Northland schools seeing success through digital immersion A cluster of low decile Northland schools is on track to outperform many of its higher decile counterparts across the country through digital learning. Students in the Te Puawai ...More >>

Progress and achievement now part of Education Conversation

Fri, 8 Jun 2018 12:44:07 +1200 | Ministry of Education

Progress and achievement now part of the Education Conversation The Ministry of Education is seeking views about student progress and achievement as part of the nation-wide Education Conversation.More >>

Minister’s uncaring treatment of charter schools

Fri, 8 Jun 2018 12:22:17 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

The Minister of Education’s handling of the process around partnership schools has been incompetent, uncaring and reckless, National’s Education Spokesperson Nikki Kaye says.More >>

Teachers Need to Be Better Paid for the Tech Revolution

Thu, 7 Jun 2018 10:12:03 +1200 | Make Lemonade

Techers need to be better paid as they adjust to educating kids in the fastest growing sector in New Zealand, - technology, an award-winning Maori chief executive of a fast growing ed-tech company says. Kendall Flutey, who runs Christchurch company ...More >>

Teachers React to Ministry's Pay Offer

Wed, 6 Jun 2018 16:10:57 +1200 | NZEI

Teachers say the Ministry of Education's pay offer to primary school teachers falls short of what is needed. They have also expressed concern that the focus on improving pay for beginning teachers will not fix the growing teacher shortage.More >>

Snow closes schools and ECE in Southland

Wed, 6 Jun 2018 13:12:47 +1200 | Ministry of Education

There are currently eleven schools and seventeen early childhood services closed in the lower south island as a result of heavy snow. This is impacting 3,799 students and 280 early childcare centre learners.More >>

Draft National Planning Standards aim to make plans easier

Wed, 6 Jun 2018 12:29:02 +1200 | New Zealand Government

6 June 2018 Draft National Planning Standards aim to make plans easier to prepare and to use More >>

ShakeOut 2018: kids lead whanau to emergency preparedness

Wed, 6 Jun 2018 10:58:40 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Minister of Civil Defence Hon Kris Faafoi today launched New Zealand ShakeOut 2018, the national earthquake drill and tsunami hīkoi, at Wilford School in Lower Hutt. More >>

NZ’s best young readers compete in the ‘sport of reading'

Tue, 5 Jun 2018 12:28:44 +1200 | Kids' Lit Quiz

5 June 2018: The Kids’ Lit Quiz continues to prove a good book is just as strong as the pull of social media, with New Zealand’s best young readers facing off in the riveting and tension-filled national final on Sunday.More >>

Government Offer to Principals Nothing But an Insult!

Fri, 1 Jun 2018 13:16:04 +1200 | Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association

Government Offer to Principals Nothing But an Insult! The offer received yesterday is the biggest Claytons Offer I have ever seen… a non offer…an insult. It treats principals with derision and contempt! No mention of the massive workload issues ...More >>

Kiwi kids need to be more active, getting to and from school

Wed, 30 May 2018 14:32:09 +1200 | Make Lemonade

Being active during childhood helps with brain development and leads to lower rates of degenerative diseases later in life, a national exercise expert says. More >>


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