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Brookby School Earns Bronze Enviro School Award

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:19:49 +1300 | Brookby School

Brookby School has been awarded the Bronze Enviroschools Award recently in recognition of their commitment to working towards becoming more sustainable at the Enviroschools ceremony held at the Western Springs Garden Community Hall.More >>

Bill to support the status of teachers

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:02:19 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First wants to lift the public status of teachers and protect the title of “teacher” in recognition of its professional status, New Zealand First MP Jenny Marcroft said today.More >>

Scrapping National Standards bad news for parents

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:33:25 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

The Government is irresponsibly and recklessly scrapping National Standards without having a detailed nationwide system of progression to replace it with, leaving parents in the dark about their children’s achievement, National Party Education Spokesperson ...More >>

Bell Gully welcomes inaugural school trips under new fund

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:48:53 +1300 | Bell Gully

Bell Gully welcomes inaugural school trips to award-winning He Tohu exhibition under new travel fundMore >>

NZEI Welcomes Reports On Teacher Training

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 11:12:02 +1300 | NZEI

All beginning teachers should get the right support to be the best teacher that they can be, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. More >>

10 partnership schools get a reprieve, 6 still in limbo

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 16:20:51 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

Existing partnership schools can breathe a short sigh of relief after Education Minister Chris Hipkins confirmed through the media that the schools can stay open with no changes until the end of 2018, National Party Education Spokesperson Nikki Kaye says.More >>

PM Accidentally Endorses Partnership School Model

Mon, 4 Dec 2017 18:58:38 +1300 | ACT New Zealand

“The Prime Minister has said in her Post Cabinet Press Conference that Partnership Schools can stay open if they operate within the same budget, use registered teachers, and teach the [New Zealand] curriculum", says ACT Party Leader David Seymour.More >>

Partnership schools and students in limbo

Sun, 3 Dec 2017 20:07:08 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

3 December 2017 Partnership schools and students in limbo Education Minister Chris Hipkins continues to treat partnership schools, their students and families with contempt, failing to answer basic questions and leaving them in limbo as the new ...More >>

Story of ‘where food comes from’ starts to grow

Sat, 2 Dec 2017 11:54:38 +1300 | Soil Food and Society

Interest in a free-to-use science teaching tool, which draws on the story of where food comes from, food production and the role of primary industry in New Zealand, is starting to flourish across the education sector. More >>

More beginning teachers will benefit Auckland children

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 17:30:45 +1300 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Children and schools will benefit from the extension of a beginning teacher scheme in Auckland next year. More >>

Research projects to improve outcomes for learners funded

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 13:29:56 +1300 | Teaching and Learning Research Initiative

The Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI) has awarded over $1.3 million in funding to eight projects, which are expected to improve outcomes for learners. More >>

Free High-Tech Learning Software for Low Decile Schools

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 09:04:06 +1300 | QuickSense

Low decile secondary schools are set to receive free high-tech learning software, as the New Zealand developers behind the innovative EdTech want to make learning accessible for all Kiwis.More >>

Schools liable if caretakers not safety trained

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 13:34:27 +1300 | CrestClean

A health and safety expert says schools are risking heavy fines if their caretaker falls off a ladder and has not got adequate safe systems of work in place for working at heights. More >>

Kristmas Knack - NZ handmade craft and design

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:14:32 +1300 | Berhampore Primary School Knack Market

Knack is Berhampore School's major fundraiser and is run four times a year, seasonally. More >>

“Future scientists” get their first taste of chemistry

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:48:11 +1300 | BASF

Sydney, Australia – November 22, 2017 – Students from five primary schools across Auckland will don their safety goggles and head to the science labs at the University of Auckland for the annual BASF Kids’ Lab program from 22 - 23 November 2017. More >>

ScoopPro: Helping The Education Sector Get More Out Of Scoop

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:50:06 +1300 | Scoop Publishing

Scoop is an important research tool and a current awareness news service for those in the education sector. Scoop Analytics shows that around 10,000 unique users from the domain (NZ tertiary institutions domain) alone access Scoop every month ...More >>

Coordinator for student-led boost of Dunedin Town Belt

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:42:56 +1300 | Dunedin Town Belt Education Initiative

An education coordinator has been appointed to support a brand new partnership between schools and community stakeholders that encourages students to lead projects in the Dunedin Town Belt. More >>

Marsden students win TEchHub CREST Challenge

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:43:15 +1300 | Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

Samuel Marsden Collegiate School Year 10 Digital Technology students Leila Barber, Linda Zhang and Kellen Zeng have won the 2017 TechHub CREST Challenge (Wellington region). The challenge was for students to come up with a brief to address a need ...More >>

Chief Ombudsman issues opinion on seclusion complaint

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:15:17 +1300 | Office of the Ombudsman

Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has released his Final Opinion on the seclusion of an autistic child at Ruru Specialist School, saying the child and his family were let down by the school and the Ministry of Education.More >>

Ombudsman emphasises importance of monitoring seclusion

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:11:20 +1300 | Human Rights Commission

Ombudsman’s Final Opinion emphasises importance of monitoring best practice delivery 16 November 2017: A Final Opinion released by the Ombudsman has emphasised again the need for regular monitoring of schools when it comes to the use of seclusion, ...More >>


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