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Food retailers need to consider school students

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:32:19 +1200 | University of Auckland

Food retailers near schools may need to consider ways to reduce children’s exposure to unhealthy foods before and after school. That’s the conclusion from the first nationwide spatial analysis of retail food environments around schools in New Zealand.More >>

Network for Learning board reappointment

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 10:13:00 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Jack Matthews has been reappointed as a director of Network for Learning Ltd (N4L) for a full three-year term, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today. Ms Kaye also announced the retirement of Martin Wylie, who has served on the board ...More >>

Listening, context and asking questions

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 15:16:36 +1200 | NZSTA

Alec McNeil had no pre-conceived notions of what serving on a board would be like, he simply rolled up his sleeves and concentrated on understanding the roles and responsibilities of the board.More >>

David Seymour and more misinformation on school funding

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 17:05:25 +1200 | Save Our Schools NZ

David Seymour’s press release today about the collapse of North Shore based private school, Corelli, has two whoppers in it. More >>

Bulldozers Not the Answer for Closed Rural Schools

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 13:52:42 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Statements by Ministry of Education officials over the recent demolition of Waikato’s Kereone School buildings, pool and tennis courts are questionable,” says New Zealand First.More >>

Students Driving a Positive Movement – Nothing SADD About It

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 11:54:00 +1200 | Students Against Dangerous Driving

Students Against Dangerous Driving (SADD), a student led organisation promoting safer driving among secondary school students, celebrates their 30--year anniversary this week with annual conferences being held across the country.More >>

What is your child really drinking?

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 15:18:29 +1200 | Massey University

In a New Zealand first, a Massey University study hopes to discover what children are drinking before, during and after playing competitive sports. More >>

Empowered to make a difference - Kelly Slattery

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 13:42:23 +1200 | NZSTA

Kelly Slattery didn’t have fond memories of school growing up, so when her own children started attending school, she decided to stand for election to the board to see what it was like on the other side. "I wanted to be involved with the ...More >>

$4m upgrade for Bayswater School, Auckland

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 12:24:15 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Bayswater School on Auckland’s North Shore will get six new learning spaces as part of a $4 million upgrade, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today. More >>

Mediocrity v Excellence

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 16:43:34 +1200 | New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education

What separates good from great? Deborah Walker, CEO from the New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education says, “In the current education climate, money and, to some extent, bias.” She claims many gifted children in the mainstream system are misunderstood, ...More >>

Government imposed remuneration orders have no place in NZ

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 11:20:05 +1200 | Road Transport Forum

Political parties in New Zealand must learn from the painful experience across the Tasman and rule out the imposition of remuneration orders on the road freight industry, says Road Transport Forum Chief Executive Ken Shirley.More >>

Special Needs Children Are Not Adequately Supported

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 09:53:16 +1200 | Mothers Helpers

New Research Shows Special Needs Children Are Not Adequately Supported by Schools A new report released by Mothers’ Helpers , has revealed that the majority of parents who have a child with special needs feel their child is inadequately supported by ...More >>

Standing again? Absolutely!

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 16:14:46 +1200 | NZ School Trustees Association

Sue Robinson knew nothing about Darfield High School when she stood for election to the board three years ago. She was new to the community. Her daughter was keen to go to the school.More >>

Giving back to great school in a way that makes a difference

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 16:14:10 +1200 | NZ School Trustees Association

After eight years as a trustee in Motueka Brent Maru is standing again in 2016. Both his children have attended Motueka South School and then Motueka High School, and Brent is currently on the board of both. Both of his children have now left primary ...More >>

Penrith Panthers beam into New Brighton

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 17:16:45 +1200 | NRL

South New Brighton School was buzzing this afternoon with the Penrith Panthers beaming into the school’s auditorium from their Sydney base a month ahead of their match against the Warriors in Christchurch on May 14.More >>

Partnership between Waikato Tainui and local schools welcome

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 11:45:02 +1200 | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has welcomed an historic partnership between Waikato Tainui and local secondary schools. The Kawenata o te Mana Matauranga agreement will see local Maori history incorporated into curricula for students.More >>

Area school teachers to vote on settlement

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 12:25:07 +1200 | PPTA

PPTA and NZEI Te Riu Roa have settled the Area School Teachers Collective Agreement (ASTCA) – subject to members ratifying it early next term. More >>

International Agri-Group Digs Deep for Farm Community

Fri, 8 Apr 2016 11:09:32 +1200 | Platinum Primary Producers

A $5,000 donation for catering and serving lunch for 130 of Australasia’s leading agribusiness professionals turned into an impromptu fundraising event recently – with a rural school of 36 students receiving over $40,000.More >>

Educators welcome anti-charter school bill

Thu, 7 Apr 2016 17:19:30 +1200 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa is pleased that the abolition of charter schools will be considered by parliament, following the drawing of Chris Hipkins’ private members’ bill from the ballot.More >>

Partnership School debate welcomed

Thu, 7 Apr 2016 13:34:38 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour welcomes a debate on abolishing partnership schools, but has some questions for bill sponsor Chris Hipkins. “Has Chris Hipkins ever visited a partnership school?” asks Mr Seymour.More >>

 

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