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Barriers to Salisbury School enrolment must come down

Tue, 1 Sep 2015 14:35:13 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is calling on the government to allow parents to enrol their children directly at Salisbury School for high needs girls in Richmond, Nelson. “The government removed the school’s ability to take applications and dramatically reduced the ...More >>

Mirrors are Magic

Tue, 1 Sep 2015 13:04:56 +1200 | Te Manawa

Mirrors are Magic A new exhibition that uses mirrors to explore the science of reflections and reflected light will open on Saturday 12 September at Canterbury Museum. Mirror Magic goes beyond the looking glass and into the mysterious back-to-front, upside-down ...More >>

Wellsford School preparing their students for a tasty future

Tue, 1 Sep 2015 13:02:23 +1200 | Kids Can Cook

Wellsford School is preparing their students for a tasty future - teach kids how to cook and they will eat for a lifetime More >>

Redress sought over pay discrimination for education support

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 16:39:39 +1200 | NZEI

NZEI says it intends to take legal action on behalf of education support workers over gender discrimination. “We welcome the initiative by the country’s midwives to file for court action over pay discrimination. And we’ve also been watching ...More >>

Bookings now open for H2O Xtream school holiday programme

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 15:29:07 +1200 | H20 Xtream

The next school holidays are just around the corner. The exciting holiday programme at H2O Xtream Aquatic Centre has lots of awesome activities to keep children entertained. More >>

Insurers develop risk knowledge in Pasifika schools

Sun, 30 Aug 2015 13:13:06 +1200 | Insurance Council of New Zealand

Pasifika students in South Auckland this week will be the first in the country to feel first hand the effects of a volcanic eruption. More >>

Primary School Children Named Best Handwriters in NZ

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 16:03:14 +1200 | Impact PR

Three Kiwi school children have been named best in class for their handwriting in a national letter-writing competition. More >>

Northland students enjoy adventurous Zoofari

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:02:08 +1200 | Auckland Zoo

Wet weather wasn’t enough to rain on the parade of Kawakawa and Ohaeawai schools who travelled to Auckland this week to enjoy a wild adventure on Auckland Zoo’s Warehouse Zoofari programme. Starting off with an exploration of the Zoo’s Te Wao ...More >>

Rankin: Hollow Auckland, Hollow Media, Hollow Opposition

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 12:58:13 +1200 | Keith Rankin

I was interested to hear this story ( More students at poorest schools ) on Thursday (20 August), about the large changes in school enrolments in Decile 10 and Decile 1 schools. These are the schools that are located in the richest and poorest suburbs ...More >>

Changes to school deciles

Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:48:39 +1200 | Pukeko Research

It was reported today on Radio NZ that that the numbers attending decile 1 schools have increased, and the numbers in decile ten schools have fallen dramatically, as a result of the decile recalculation exercise undertaken in 2015.More >>

Kids Can Cook Kitchen, new summer POP UP cooking school

Wed, 19 Aug 2015 14:17:20 +1200 | Kids Can Cook

Media Release August 18th 2015 - Kids Can Cook Kitchen and our new summer POP UP cooking school programmes More >>

Kiwis Lack Patience to Become Teachers - Survey

Wed, 19 Aug 2015 13:53:07 +1200 | Impact PR

Kiwis think the teaching profession is becoming tougher and the majority of us say we wouldn't have the patience to do the job, according to new research. More >>

Kids Can Cook Kitchen and summer POP UP cooking school

Wed, 19 Aug 2015 13:18:47 +1200 | Kids Can Cook

Randwick Park Primary School, situated in Manurewa, is hungry for more as the Kids Can Cook Kitchen returns to once again cook for over 400 students and find the best taste testers. Our second visit will highlight easy to prepare food the children ...More >>

Thousands of children take-over the Michael Fowler Centre

Tue, 18 Aug 2015 17:54:55 +1200 | Wellington City Council

Artsplash Festival kicks off this month and behind the scenes of New Zealand’s biggest primary and intermediate event is the energetic Mary Prichard who has been helping to organise and coordinate it for 28 years.More >>

70% of schools in Northland not had access to Programme

Mon, 17 Aug 2015 16:15:22 +1200 | Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association

Whilst the Minister praises the Positive Behaviour for Learning Programme, only 30% of schools in Te Tai Tokerau have got the training! More >>

Staff and children feeling threatened by pupils

Mon, 17 Aug 2015 14:36:05 +1200 | Take Back Te Tai Tokerau

14% of principals in Te Tai Tokerau Primary Schools state that the lack of resourcing for special education and behaviour, is so great, that it is causing real stress and concern, for the safety of staff and other children More >>

Cultivating Maker Mindsets in Schools

Mon, 17 Aug 2015 10:21:03 +1200 | CORE Education

Creativity and innovation are skills that are recognised as increasingly important in both the learning environment and workplace, creating a requirement to understand how better to cultivate and teach these skills more effectively within the classroom ...More >>

Charter schools decision driven by politics

Mon, 17 Aug 2015 09:33:37 +1200 | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

The decision to open two more charter ‘partnership’ schools in New Zealand is indefensible on educational or social grounds, says QPEC Chairperson John Minto. More >>

New milestone for schools’ Managed Network

Sun, 16 Aug 2015 11:36:50 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye is pleased to announce that in the next few days, 2000 schools will be connected to the government-funded N4L Managed Network, giving them fast, reliable internet.More >>

Seymour's Charter School Claims are Utter Nonsense

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 13:08:52 +1200 | Save Our Schools NZ

David Seymour’s claim that charter school NCEA achievement is “Very High” is utter nonsense More >>


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