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Te Reo Māori Stronger than Ever!

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 14:37:44 +1200 | Educa

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori is a time for all of New Zealand to embrace our indigenous language and attempt to speak selected words, perhaps attend a class, switch our social media platforms to a complementing version and perhaps have a morning tea ...More >>

Close Whangaruru Charter School Now

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 12:27:02 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is calling on Minister of Education Hekia Parata to keep her word and close the Whangaruru partnership school now for the sake of its students. More >>

Orchestral experience for over 1000 Waikato school children

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 11:14:46 +1200 | Joint Press Release

School is going to be music to the ears of over 1000 school children from across the Waikato who will be attending the upcoming Trust Waikato Symphony Orchestra annual school’s education concert.More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Novopay has a new owner

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:34:34 +1200 | Martin Doyle

Government claims that Novopay is "no longer a dog" are little comfort to hard-bitten teachers. And taxpayers must wonder what they've just become 'owners' of.More >>

Report on Education Regulations released

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:29:28 +1200 | New Zealand Government

A report looking at how improved legislation and regulation could free-up schools to focus more on raising student achievement has been welcomed by Education Minister Hekia Parata.More >>

Report on Parental Engagement helps lift student achievement

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:18:36 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

National MP and Chair of the Education and Science Select Committee, Dr Cam Calder welcomed the tabling of the report of the Inquiry into Engaging Parents in the Education of their Children.More >>

Principals Warn Novopay Woes Not Over Yet

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:43:20 +1200 | New Zealand Principals' Federation

Principals are encouraged by the announcement today that Talent2 has withdrawn from delivering the sector’s controversial Novopay payroll, but warns there is a long way to go before principals will have any confidence in the system.More >>

Government Novopay buy-out too late and schools still paying

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:06:02 +1200 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa says that while the Government buy-out of Novopay from Talent2 is a welcome decision, it should have been made at least a year ago. More >>

Talent2 Statement re Novopay Announcement

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:22:26 +1200 | Talent2

Talent2 and the Ministry of Education have agreed that the management and operation of the Novopay payroll service will transition from Talent2 to a new Government owned company on 17 October 2014. The decision has been reached by mutual agreement in ...More >>

Seeking memories of Berhampore

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:18:02 +1200 | Berhampore School

Berhampore School is turning 100 in 2015 and a group of parents is seeking stories from anyone who has memories to share about the school or suburb. "We would love to gather the stories of anyone who has a connection with the area", says Kerryn ...More >>

Stand-downs, suspensions & exclusions at 14-year low

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:23:54 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Student stand-downs, suspensions and exclusions have reached 14-year lows, says Education Minister Hekia Parata. Ms Parata says Ministry of Education figures from 2000-2013 show a peak in the mid-2000s, but these numbers have dropped significantly.More >>

Pay Period performance steady

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:02:34 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Latest figures show the school payroll system maintained a steady performance for each of the last four pay periods. More >>

Six Whangarei schools win $6580 environmental awards

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:16:44 +1200 | Northland Regional Council

The Northland Regional Council has begun presenting cheques to the six schools in the Whangarei district which are sharing a $6580 slice of this year’s Environmental Curriculum Awards (ECAs).More >>

Schools would welcome solar power

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:20:45 +1200 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa believes schools would welcome the opportunity to save money on power bills through the Greens’ Solar in Schools policy. More >>

What are National Standards really being used for?

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:44:54 +1200 | NZEI

The National Government needs to come clean about its plans to link controversial National Standards data, such as those released today, to future decisions about school funding and teacher pay.More >>

School Leadership Project Launch

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:45:47 +1200 | Maxim Institute

What is the “magic” of great school leaders, and how do we replicate it? What does it look like when popular leadership theory meets actual school life? Maxim Institute’s latest education project explores these questions.More >>

Strong gains in student achievement

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:27:58 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata says the latest achievement information shows children throughout the country are doing better across the education system. Ms Parata says the Public Achievement Information released today is evidence that moves by the Government, ...More >>

Solar in Schools launch – Dr Russel Norman

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:34:21 +1200 | Green Party

Congratulations to all of you for Laingholm’s Green-Gold Enviro school status. No mean feat and clearly the result of a lot of hard work. And big congratulations to Oliver, William, Josh and the rest of the Year 6 kids who’ve been leading the ...More >>

Effort to eliminate religious education misdirected

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:35:43 +1200 | New Zealand Christian Network

New Zealand Christian Network spokesman Glyn Carpenter says efforts by Secular Education Network to close down Bible in Schools are misdirected. More >>

Study shows lowest HIV rates ever among injecting drug users

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:11:01 +1200 | Needle Exchange NZ

A recent study by the New Zealand Needle Exchange has revealed the HIV prevalence rate amongst injecting drug users in New Zealand to have fallen to just 0.2 percent; the lowest ever recorded in New Zealand and likely the lowest anywhere in the world.More >>

 

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