Latest Primary Education Headlines

Kaye: $1.5 billion Budget boost for education

Fri, 26 May 2017 13:32:24 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Tēnā koutou katoa. Welcome. It’s a pleasure to be here today to talk about my first Budget as Education Minister. More >>

$10.2m to improve financial capability of young NZers

Thu, 25 May 2017 14:33:27 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Hon Jacqui Dean Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs 25 May 2017 $10.2m to improve financial capability of young New ZealandersMore >>

Edison Robot And Programming Help Kids

Thu, 25 May 2017 12:02:23 +1200 | MindKits

Automation in Our Future – A case for all kids to learn programming using robotics. Robotics and programming need to be compulsory for all students. Our kids need problem solving skills to avoid being displaced by automation and we need to start teaching ...More >>

Marsden students learn sign language

Wed, 24 May 2017 12:33:22 +1200 | Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

In recognition of New Zealand Sign Language Week recently Samuel Marsden Collegiate School Preschool and Primary School students held a concert completely in New Zealand Sign Language for honoured guest Darryl Alexander. Darryl is a sign language teacher, ...More >>

Just five days until Pink Shirt Day!

Mon, 22 May 2017 17:13:30 +1200 | Mental Health Foundation

Pink Shirt Day is on Friday 26 May! It’s a day where New Zealanders are asked to celebrate, Speak Up, Stand Together and Stop Bullying. More >>

Report of suspicious approach to children in Parklands

Fri, 19 May 2017 16:37:10 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Police are investigating after receiving a report of three girls being approached by a suspicious male near Queenspark School, Christchurch. More >>

Pioneering woman scholar honoured

Fri, 19 May 2017 11:24:02 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Nikki Kaye unveiled a commemorative photograph at Auckland Grammar School this morning, dedicated to New Zealand’s first ever female university graduate, Kate Edger.More >>

$6.7 million Redevelopment for Kaikorai Primary School

Fri, 19 May 2017 10:45:44 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Kaikorai Primary School in Dunedin is set to benefit from a $6.7 million redevelopment as part of the Government’s commitment to modernise school infrastructure, Education Minister Nikki Kaye and Associate Education Minister Tim Macindoe announced today.More >>

Kiwi Kids losing motivation to exercise

Thu, 18 May 2017 10:13:27 +1200 | Milo

A recent survey of Kiwi parents found over half of New Zealand children aren’t getting enough exercise to meet the recommended daily guidelines of at least 60 minutes per day (1).More >>

Keeping the roads safe around schools in the Hutt Valley

Wed, 17 May 2017 16:47:52 +1200 | New Zealand Police

With schools back for the winter term, Police are reminding drivers to take care on the roads and keep our kids safe - especially during the start and finish of the school day when it’s darker and the weather is often poor.More >>

Massey helps transform education in remote Tokelau

Tue, 16 May 2017 15:21:39 +1200 | Massey University

Massey University researchers are helping to modernise education on one of the planet’s remotest places. More >>

New Chatbot for Problems at School

Mon, 15 May 2017 17:25:35 +1200 | Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley

Community Law Wellington has launched a chatbot for problems at school. Wagbot is a chatbot that knows the answers to many questions about problems parents and students have with schools in Aotearoa. You can chat to Wagbot here: .More >>

Metro schools another option to address inner city growth

Sat, 13 May 2017 13:55:44 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Metro schools will be considered as another option to meet future education needs in high-growth urban centres such as Auckland, Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today. “A metro school is an innovative model that responds to the need to provide ...More >>

Tawa teacher to present at science conference in France

Fri, 12 May 2017 15:01:35 +1200 | Hampton Hill School

Hampton Hill School teacher, Carol Brieseman, will be travelling to France in June to present at the first ever Ocean Observers workshop in Brest, France. The meeting will be hosted by the Océanopolis Aquarium from 13-14 June and as a science educator, ...More >>

Altogether Autism applauds Education Amendment Bill

Thu, 11 May 2017 22:05:31 +1200 | Altogether Autism

11 May 2017 - New Zealand’s leading provider of research-based autism information today acknowledged the historic passing of the third and final reading of the Education (Update) Amendment Bill, which prohibits the use of seclusion in schools and early ...More >>

Bill paves the way for better careers service

Thu, 11 May 2017 21:53:56 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Associate Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Louise Upston has welcomed the passing of the Education (Update) Amendment Bill today. The Education Act has been updated to streamline the way government careers services and information ...More >>

Unusual fundraiser for School Challenge

Thu, 11 May 2017 16:03:36 +1200 | Nelson Central School Community Group

Forget about cake stalls and jumble sales – the Nelson Central School Community Group has come up with a new idea for fundraising that promises to offer exercise, teamwork and a whole lot of fun. Spokesperson Janja Heathfield says the Nelson Central ...More >>

Charter schools a huge distraction that aren't helping Maori

Wed, 10 May 2017 12:35:05 +1200 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa is calling for an end to the charter school experiment, and for all political parties to meet with education experts and agree on what's needed to improve education for all Maori and Pasifika children.More >>

Southland Regional Finalists in Education Excellence Awards

Tue, 9 May 2017 12:29:30 +1200 | Ministry of Education

Invercargill Middle School is among the finalists at the 2017 Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards. More >>

Canterbury Regional Finalists in Education Excellence Awards

Tue, 9 May 2017 12:20:55 +1200 | Ministry of Education

Christchurch-based Halswell Primary School is among the finalists at the 2017 Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards. More >>