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'Eventually decile system will go' - Education Minister

Thu, 24 May 2018 11:12:54 +1200 | RNZ

The flawed decile system will eventually go but not before finding a system that doesn't further stigmatise children, says the Minister of Education. More >>

Research shines light on enjoyment of school cross country

Mon, 21 May 2018 11:26:13 +1200 | Sport New Zealand

Term two means school cross country. Kids at almost every primary and intermediate school around New Zealand are getting their running shoes on, but research conducted by Sport NZ has found that one in four students aged 6 to 13 don’t enjoy it.More >>

Education Budget a major disappointment for educators

Thu, 17 May 2018 15:38:52 +1200 | NZEI

Today’s Education Budget has left educators disappointed that issues of chronic underfunding have not been addressed. More >>

Budget 2018: Multi-million boost for special education

Thu, 17 May 2018 15:33:07 +1200 | RNZ

Children with disabilities and complex needs will get the biggest boost from education funding in the government's Budget. More >>

Hundreds of new classrooms and 1,500 new teachers

Thu, 17 May 2018 14:28:32 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Hon Chris Hipkins Minister of Education 17 May 2018 Hundreds of new classrooms and 1,500 new teachers Budget 2018 represents a major step in the Coalition Government’s plan to rebuild the creaking schooling system, says Education Minister Chris Hipkins. ...More >>

Schools Space Exploration Live Stream

Thu, 17 May 2018 10:40:15 +1200 | OMGTech

Schools Space Exploration Live Stream 1 - 3pm May 21st 2018 Headline Event for Techweek 2018 (#twnz18) Brought to you by OMGTech! More >>

Hipkins fails to front on decile-scrapping bill

Wed, 16 May 2018 17:06:29 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has refused to meet with Erica Stanford to discuss her Member’s Bill to replace the decile system with a needs index to more accurately target funding to disadvantaged students.More >>

Charter school contracts

Tue, 15 May 2018 13:12:08 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Hon Chris Hipkins Minister of Education 15 May 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT Charter school contracts As the next step in the transition of charter schools into the state school system, the formal process to end charter school contracts is starting today, Education ...More >>

Tertiary providers and unions hope for further funding boost

Tue, 15 May 2018 12:40:46 +1200 | RNZ

Tertiary institutions are hoping Labour's first budget will deliver some financial relief after a decade of austerity but National says there won't be any money left in the coffers once the government forks out for its zero fees policy.More >>

Primary schools to study the worm that once held up SH1

Tue, 15 May 2018 10:38:50 +1200 | University of Otago

Researchers from Catchments Otago – a University of Otago Research Theme – are embarking on a year-long study with three Dunedin primary schools into the mysterious ancient velvet worm – peripatus – thanks to a $20,000 grant from the Unlocking ...More >>

Bullying-Free Week starts with the launch of ‘Oat the Goat’

Mon, 14 May 2018 13:51:57 +1200 | Ministry of Education

Bullying-Free Week starts with the launch of ‘Oat the Goat’ A unique digital animation launched today by Associate Education Minister Tracey Martin aims to teach children about empathy and acceptance. More >>

Budget 2018: Can new govt deliver on education?

Mon, 14 May 2018 13:27:07 +1200 | RNZ

Analysis - This week's Budget is a major test for the coalition government - can it deliver on its promises and meet expectations in the big ticket portfolios? More >>

New digital story for Bullying-Free NZ Week

Mon, 14 May 2018 12:51:43 +1200 | New Zealand Government

A new digital story that aims to teach children about kindness is another step in helping to combat bullying, says Associate Education Minister Tracey Martin. More >>

Extra funding for inclusive education welcomed

Sun, 13 May 2018 15:14:08 +1200 | NZEI

The Prime Minister's announcement of an extra $21.5m for early intervention in behaviour, learning, and speech and language support will change the lives of thousands of children aged under five.More >>

Education Budget 2018: Fixing the damage of the past

Fri, 11 May 2018 10:59:01 +1200 | NZEI

Education Budget 2018: Fixing the damage of the past, building the foundations for the future More >>

Minister leaves Charter Schools with no option

Thu, 10 May 2018 15:24:41 +1200 | E Tipu e Rea

Minister of Education Chris Hipkins yesterday announced that each of the eleven operational Charter Schools (Partnership School | Kura Hourua) and one scheduled to open in 2019 had applied to establish state schools. ( ...More >>

Redcliffs School decision welcomed

Wed, 9 May 2018 14:19:14 +1200 | Regenerate Christchurch

Regenerate Christchurch welcomes the decision by the Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration to approve its proposal that Section 71 of the Greater Christchurch Regeneration Act be used to implement changes to the Christchurch District Plan. ...More >>

New app gives teens the tools to combat cyberbullying

Wed, 9 May 2018 13:15:33 +1200 | Sticks 'n Stones

Teen-led charity Sticks ‘n Stones has this month launched a free web app to help young people dealing with online negativity and harm. More >>

Coalition Govt needs to clarify Te Reo policy

Tue, 8 May 2018 18:20:27 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

The cracks in the Coalition Government are deepening by the day, with the Prime Minister at odds with not only the Greens, but members of her own caucus who have since been threatened by the Deputy Prime Minister if they don’t back down on compulsory Te ...More >>

Teachers start talks for 16 percent pay rise

Tue, 8 May 2018 16:35:39 +1200 | RNZ

Pay talks for primary school teachers begin today and the outcome will be critical for resolving the teacher shortage, the New Zealand Educational Institute union says. More >>


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