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Digital Tech Having a Positive Impact on Student Achievement

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:38:06 +1300 | 2020 Trust

Over 75% of schools are now noticing an impact on student achievement as a result of using digital technologies in classrooms, according to a new report released last week by the 2020 Trust. More >>

1000th school connects to fast internet

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:58:52 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The rollout of fast internet to schools continues to exceed expectations with the connection by Network for Learning (N4L) of the 1000th school to the Government’s Managed Network, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye says.More >>

N4L connects 1000th school to Managed Network

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:32:33 +1300 | Network for Learning

Today N4L (Network for Learning) connected the 1000th school to its Managed Network, which means more than 40% of New Zealand schools are now using N4L’s services, providing them equitable access to world-class internet connectivity for teaching ...More >>

Metiria Turei to lead fight on feeding hungry children

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:15:38 +1300 | Green Party

Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei is urging all political parties to support the Feed the Kids Bill which she inherited today from Mana leader Hone Harawira. Mrs Turei, who leads the Green Party’s work on child poverty, will pick up Mr Harawira’s ...More >>

FAST5 Ferns Announce New Player

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:35:18 +1300 | netball new zealand

Silver Ferns triallist Jamie-Lee Price has been named in the FAST5 Ferns team to defend their title at next month’s FAST5 Netball World Series in Auckland. More >>

Helping teachers and children engage with science

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:15:34 +1300 | NZEI

Entries have opened for the next round of the successful Best 100 Science Experiments Competition run by the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology and education sector union NZEI Te Rui Roa.More >>

Eureka moment for Waikato engineering student

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:17:41 +1300 | Waikato University

University of Waikato engineering student Shalini Guleria has been awarded second place in the 2014 Sir Paul Callaghan EUREKA! Awards for her idea to reduce side effects in the treatment of cancer. More >>

New Zealand’s Most Brilliant Young Minds Shine in Comp

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 10:24:29 +1300 | MEDIACOM

New Zealand secondary school students have taken out honours in one of the world’s biggest mathematics competitions. A presentation ceremony will be held at 2pm on Thursday 16 October at Linwood College, Phillipstown, for the annual Australian Mathematics ...More >>

SCIRT traffic update - week starting 13/10/14 – new term

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 17:15:56 +1300 | Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team

http://strongerchristchurch.govt.nz/article/watch-out-for-cyclists-and-pedestrians-new-school-term-13-october More >>

School students Partner up with Starship Children’s Hospital

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 17:13:33 +1300 | Murrays Bay School

The Year 5 students from Murrays Bay School have worked alongside staff at Starship Children’s Heart Ward to create 3 dimensional sculptures for their Treatment Room to distract patients when they are having painful procedures performed.More >>

New Zealand Secondary Schools - Day Three Summary

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 12:16:46 +1300 | netball new zealand

9 October 2014 Mount Albert Grammar School (MAGS) will contest their seventh consecutive New Zealand Secondary Schools Netball Championships (NZSS) final on Friday against Christchurch’s St Margaret’s College after sauntering through post-pool play.More >>

Lack of housing badly affecting kids’ education

Wed, 8 Oct 2014 16:58:02 +1300 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

New Zealand’s lack of affordable, decent housing is preventing thousands of children from achieving success at school and NZEI Te Riu Roa hopes that the government will finally start to address what has become a crisis, particularly in Auckland.More >>

Filipo Levi Appointed in Pivotal Partnership School Role

Wed, 8 Oct 2014 13:59:12 +1300 | Villa Education Trust

The Villa Education Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of Filipo Levi into the pivotal role of Community Liaison Manager for the new Partnership School. More >>

Intrepid pair in Subantarctic yellow-eyed penguin expedition

Wed, 8 Oct 2014 13:52:25 +1300 | Sir Peter Blake Trust

Two Kiwi teachers will be spending spring in the Subantarctic, after being selected to join the 2014 DoC Yellow Eyed Penguin Survey in the Auckland Islands. More >>

Young Hastings Basketballer’s dream to go to USA

Fri, 3 Oct 2014 17:26:23 +1300 | Hastings City Business Association

Samuel Marshall is an 11 year old, year 7 student at Hastings Intermediate School. His love of basketball, along with sheer determination and talent, has seen him rise up within the ranks of the inspiring ‘Paul Henare and Paora Winitana Basketball ...More >>

PlayShop Presents Playground

Fri, 3 Oct 2014 17:10:17 +1300 | PlayShop

1st October 2014 MEDIA RELEASE For immediate release Playground Wellington's High School Improvisers Take to the Stage. More >>

Celebrating World Teachers’ Day

Fri, 3 Oct 2014 12:09:10 +1300 | Ministry of Education

The huge part that teachers play in the lives of every New Zealander is being acknowledged this weekend as World Teachers’ Day is celebrated. More >>

Taonga welcomed home as part of World Teachers Day

Fri, 3 Oct 2014 11:44:29 +1300 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Teachers, school support staff and their communities will gather at dusk on Gisborne’s Midway beach on October 5 to welcome the return of a rakau korero (talking stick) that left Aotearoa one year ago.More >>

Candace Kinser announced as Bright Sparks 2014 judge

Wed, 1 Oct 2014 16:07:53 +1300 | The Skills Organisation

Bright Sparks is pleased to announce the addition of Candace Kinser to the judging panel for Bright Sparks 2014. More >>

Gordon Campbell on the farcical elevation of David Seymour

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:20:09 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

With the election won, it's time to find jobs for the boy. David Seymour is the Act Party’s latest scrounger to be rewarded by the National Party, and not only with a seat in Parliament. This time around, a couple of parliamentary Undersecretary ...More >>

 

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