Latest Primary Education Headlines


Fri, 21 Oct 2016 21:45:34 +1300 | NZ College of Clinical Psychologists

Last week the Minister of Education Hekia Parata commented on the use of ‘seclusion’ and ‘time out’ in schools, labelling it as “absolutely intolerable”. The NZ College of Clinical Psychologists is a professional association exclusively for ...More >>

$4.9M Loss as Minister Fails to Recover Charter Assets

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:07:03 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

Taxpayers appear to have lost $4.9 million after the failure of a Northland charter school, that lasted only two years, says New Zealand First. More >>

Schools partner with Nestlé for International Chefs Day

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:26:32 +1300 | NESTLE

Thursday 20 October is International Chefs Day and Kiwi kids who participate in Nestlé’s Healthy Active Kids Programme will be swapping the classroom for the kitchen to create art on a plate, with help from some of New Zealand’s leading chefs. More >>

Tom Abercrombie hands out pedometers to school kids

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 12:57:03 +1300 | AIA Group

NZ basketball star Tom Abercrombie was at Beach Haven Primary school on Auckland’s North Shore today. Tom was distributing pedometers to school children taking part in the AIA Healthy Kids Challenge, a classroom-based health and wellbeing programme ...More >>

St Stephen’s and Queen Victoria Schools scholarships

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 01:36:51 +1300 | Joint Press Release

The St Stephen’s and Queen Victoria Schools Trust Board is pleased to announce its new scholarship programme! More >>

Commission concerned about the safety of children in schools

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 17:20:47 +1300 | Human Rights Commission

The Disability Rights Commissioner, Paul Gibson, welcomes the Ombudsman's investigation into the use of seclusion in school settings and will assist if needed. More >>

Investigation into the use of seclusion at Miramar School

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 17:15:54 +1300 | Ministry of Education

On July 25, the Ministry of Education received a complaint from a parent about her son, a student at Miramar Central School, and his confinement in a small dark room at the school. The letter, to the Ministry and the School Board of Trustees, was ...More >>

Chief Ombudsman to investigate use of seclusion rooms

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 12:51:11 +1300 | Office of the Ombudsman

Chief Ombudsman initiates investigation into use of seclusion rooms in schools Date 14 October 2016 More >>

Conference organisers team up for Hamilton children

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 16:21:35 +1300 | Conventions and Incentives NZ

More than 140 of New Zealand’s top conference organisers are in Hamilton this week for their 40th annual conference, run by the industry association Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ). CINZ Chief Executive Sue Sullivan says the conference ...More >>

Council’s community bus gives kids a ticket to ride

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 12:49:17 +1300 | Porirua City Council

Today’s trip transporting Glenview School students to the Aquatic Centre for water safety lessons marked the first of many journeys for Te Pahi: The Porirua City Council Community School Bus. More >>

SPCA launches Learn-to-Read Storybooks

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 11:24:22 +1300 | SPCA

The SPCA has today launched a series of original storybooks into schools with the aim of helping Kiwi kids to both improve their reading skills and learn to care for and respect animals.More >>

Minister Should Stand-Down School’s Principal

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 09:37:29 +1300 | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“Abuse of children in our schools by teachers should not be tolerated in any way, shape or form” Guthrie More >>

Bikes in schools

Thu, 6 Oct 2016 11:22:11 +1300 | Gisborne District Council

When the bikes in schools program started in 2015, it was clear that the kids at Kaiti School were keen to ride bikes. More >>

More than 1,300 schools to face budget cuts

Wed, 5 Oct 2016 09:47:09 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

The latest Ministry of Education figures reveal thousands of schools will face cuts to funding under National’s new operations grant funding model, says Labour's Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins.More >>

Duffy’s Book Day comes to Remuera Library

Mon, 3 Oct 2016 14:28:02 +1300 | Duffy Books in Homes

Duffy Books in Homes will be celebrating the love of reading with children at Remuera Library on Saturday, October 8, 2016, between 10am and 2pm and would love for you to come along.More >>

New resource to help students understand scientific thinking

Mon, 3 Oct 2016 10:00:28 +1300 | Soil Food and Society

A new ‘easy to teach’ science resource centred around the ‘story of where our food comes from’ – and the importance of New Zealand’s primary sector - is being launched by Soil, Food and Society to help educators teach primary and intermediate ...More >>

Cool heads needed on online learning plans

Sat, 1 Oct 2016 11:56:47 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

The National government is ploughing ahead with a plan to legislate for the introduction of online schools against official advice and despite being presented with research that shows online schooling models overseas have weaker results than their traditional ...More >>

First–time episodes of rheumatic fever in Northland drop

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:33:44 +1300 | Northland District Health Board

Northland DHB is seeing positive results from a campaign to get children treated for Strep Throat A. First-time episodes of rheumatic fever have dropped from 15 in 2014 to five cases in 2015 and in 2016 just one case was reported. More >>

Gordon Campbell on privatizing education, and the Amen Break

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:05:05 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

H ere’s a link to a brilliant piece by the Aussie economist John Quiggin - occasionally of this parish – about the failures of the market when it comes to the delivery of social programmes .More >>

NZDF Helicopter Drops in on School

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:37:46 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

What could possibly make the last day of term better than your mother arriving at your school playground in a New Zealand Defence Force helicopter? More >>


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