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Consultation on NZ report on the Rights of the Child

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:10:50 +1300 | Ministry of Social Development

Sacha O’Dea, General Manager, Ageing, Disability and International of the Ministry of Social Development, announced the opening of public consultation on the Fifth Periodic Report under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCROC) ...More >>

Minister thanks all involved in kids’ learning

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:11:18 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata has thanked parents, whānau and staff across the education sector for their passion and commitment to making sure all kids get the best possible education.More >>

James Street School strides toward gold

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:49:02 +1300 | Toi Te Ora

Whakatane’s James Street School has become the latest school in the Eastern Bay to achieve a Bronze accreditation award as part of the Health Promoting Schools programme. More >>

New adventure activity safety guidelines finalised

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:45:49 +1300 | Maritime New Zealand

Four new sets of safety guidelines for commercial adventure tourism operators will help improve safety in the sector, Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) says. More >>

Darfield and Kirwee wastewater reports released

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:09:23 +1300 | Canterbury District Health Board

A report on wastewater treatment systems in Darfield and Kirwee has found that many septic tanks are poorly operated and maintained. More >>

Strong response to school’s sports tournament in Hawke’s Bay

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:41:35 +1300 | Hastings District Council

The Hawke’s Bay school’s sports calendar has received a major boost with the development of an exciting, new tournament. The Hastings Sixes is a new event that was launched to schools around New Zealand last month.More >>

Future of Catholic Primary Schooling in Mairehau parish

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:34:23 +1300 | Catholic Education Office

A new Catholic primary school is proposed to open in early 2016 in Christchurch. This follows from the decision of the Minister of Education, Hekia Parata, to support the proposal of the Catholic Bishop of Christchurch, Barry Jones, to cancel the integration ...More >>

More Far North schools to roll out digital classrooms

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:46:13 +1300 | Rotary Club of Kerikeri

A $130,000 Rotary grant has enabled a Far North education trust to expand a revolutionary internet-based teaching system across the region. Paihia School, Kawakawa School and Northland College will join a group of low-decile schools leading the introduction ...More >>

Parata: Kicking off our plan to lift achievement in schools

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 16:15:37 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

This week we approved the first communities of schools which will work together to share expertise, leadership, and quality teaching under our plan to lift the achievement of New Zealand students at school.More >>

Local KiwiSport programme wins national excellence award

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 11:35:59 +1300 | Sport Wellington

A regional KiwiSport programme funded by Sport Wellington and led by Hutt City Council has received a top recreation award. More >>

New provider for $5 million digital advisory service

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:46:52 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye today announced that CORE Education has been chosen to deliver the Ministry of Education’s new Learning Technologies Advisory (LTA) Service.More >>

Need to take heed of OECD report in school funding

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 17:27:24 +1300 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

The Government needs to ensure that any review of school funding will take account an OECD report that says all children need equal opportunity to access quality education. More >>

Why do some children in NZ go to school without breakfast?

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 17:23:54 +1300 | Chris Fortune

It was a simple question I asked myself: why do some children in NZ go to school without breakfast? As I am a father of two children I thought that this would be easy to answer, but I have come to realise there are so many different factors and ...More >>

New sport equipment for Naenae Primary School

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 14:41:25 +1300 | Hat Trick Educational Trust

Naenae Primary School loves their sport, especially basketball and netball. The school has a big commitment to encouraging children to participate in sport as shown by their sports academy. For the past year, however, the school has had the challenge ...More >>

Major new agreement to help all children's educational succe

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 13:57:55 +1300 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa and the Ministry of Education have agreed to work together on a new initiative that will support children’s education at every level of their learning. More >>

Ministry and NZEI agreement

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 13:29:08 +1300 | Joint Media Statement

The Ministry of Education has reached agreement with the NZEI on joint working parties that will look at ways to further raise student achievement. Terms of Reference for the process have been agreed between the Ministry and NZEI and can be found at ...More >>

Research in using apps in primary school mathematics

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 13:26:39 +1300 | University of Waikato

Nearly $200,000 has been granted by the Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI) to support a research project on how to improve teaching and learning of primary mathematics through the use of applications (apps) on mobile digital devices.More >>

Minister welcomes Ministry-NZEI agreement

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 13:25:41 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata has welcomed an agreement between the Ministry of Education and NZEI to jointly work on ways to help raise educational outcomes. More >>

Partnership School Funding

Tue, 9 Dec 2014 13:54:08 +1300 | Save Our Schools NZ

The Ministry of Education has produced a brochure that attempts to explain “Partnership Schools” funding. Unfortunately, it does a good job of highlighting the problems, rather than answering the real questions.More >>

One week, two of New Zealand arts’ greats for Ficino School

Mon, 8 Dec 2014 13:31:38 +1300 | Ficino School

Ficino School students last week enjoyed time with two of New Zealand’s outstanding arts figures: sharing poetry with Cilla McQueen, New Zealand Poet Laureate for 2009-2011 and discussing artwork with prominent New Zealand artist Clare Reilly. More >>


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