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Primary job shortages not mirrored in secondary

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:07:33 +1200 | PPTA

A survey from March 2015 shows that secondary schools are finding it difficult to recruit teachers for many positions. More >>

Urgent action needed on teacher oversupply crisis

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:46:00 +1200 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

The Government needs to urgently tackle the looming crisis of a massive oversupply of beginner teachers. More >>

New classrooms for Te Atatū Intermediate

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:08:59 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

List MP Alfred Ngaro says more classrooms will help keep up with roll demand and population growth in our region, and replacement classrooms will provide improved, up-to-date infrastructure where needed. “Te Atatū Intermediate (six) Peninsula ...More >>

Term Time for Toddlers at Capital E

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:57:23 +1200 | Capital E

Children aged 3-5 years will be keeping busy at Capital E Central on 4 Queens Wharf during term time in a flurry of fun activities. From dance workshops, to craft workshops and to special shows, there’s something on every single week to keep tiny toddlers ...More >>

Compromised charter board should go

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 13:41:02 +1200 | Green Party

The Green Party is calling on the Government to cancel its latest charter school application round, and disestablish the Partnership Schools/Kura Hourua Authorisation (PSKH) board, following the bail out of a problem-plagued Northland charter school.More >>

Charter School Announcement No Surprise

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 13:39:04 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Education Minister Hekia Parata has announced that the failing Whangaruru charter school will remain open despite receiving advice to the contrary – not only will it remain open but surprise, surprise this government will funnel over $100,000 more ...More >>

Another chance for kids - Whangaruru school decision

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 13:07:30 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata says she has given Te Pumanawa o te Wairua in Northland a chance to continue operating because of her concerns about finding other educational opportunities for its students. Her decision follows a special audit of the Whangaruru ...More >>

Spotlight on charter schools welcome - NZEI

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 17:36:33 +1200 | NZEI

A Member's Bill that would require charter schools to follow the same national curricula as state schools has been welcomed by NZEI Te Riu Roa. More >>

Min of Education v Carter Holt Harvey - Orewa school claims

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 17:06:40 +1200 | NZ Court of Appeal

The High Court declined to strike out the claims, holding all challenged causes of action were arguable. It also found that the claim was not out of time. Carter Holt appealed against that decision to the Court of Appeal. More >>

More students achieving in Te Atatū

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 14:10:23 +1200 | New Zealand Government

National List MP Alfred Ngaro says parents will be happy to know there is steady improvement in Te Atatu with 79 per cent of kids passing NCEA Level 2. "This is fantastic news. I want to congratulate all our hard-working students, and thank their parents, ...More >>

Primary schools sought for health and wellness week study

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 16:57:03 +1200 | Massey University

More children are sought for New Zealand’s first-ever comprehensive investigation measuring the connection between a range of health indicators and the risk of diabetes or heart disease, also known as cardio-metabolic health.More >>

Increase in Kickstart Breakfasts Admission of Failure

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 10:47:01 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

The government is touting the increase of “Kickstart Breakfast” numbers in schools as a success, however it is nothing more than an admission that they are failing miserably, says New Zealand First.More >>

Charter school experiment turns into shambles

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 09:55:07 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The National Government’s charter school experiment has descended into chaos and it’s time for Hekia Parata to stop trying to cover up the full extent of the problems, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says. “The Education Minister must ...More >>

Tomorrow’s Schools 25 years on

Mon, 20 Jul 2015 09:28:20 +1200 | Pukeko Research

Pūkeko Research has been pursuing an independent (unsponsored) study of inequality, education and society for two years.More >>

Education New Zealand board appointments announced

Thu, 9 Jul 2015 15:53:41 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today announced five appointments to the Education New Zealand board. Charles Finny has been reappointed as the Board Chair for an eighteen-month term. Mr Finny was the inaugural Chair of ...More >>

Looking for Details on $175 Million Lost From Education

Thu, 9 Jul 2015 13:44:16 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First's Education Spokesperson Tracey Martin wants to know the details of the government’s underspending on education. More >>

Study challenges Govt on “system failure” for special needs

Tue, 7 Jul 2015 17:33:22 +1200 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

A UK study which has found that teacher aides in some cases did not improve learning, challenges the New Zealand Government to come up with its own research, as part of a general system-wide “fix” of special education in this country.More >>

Government continues to fail students with special needs

Tue, 7 Jul 2015 17:27:17 +1200 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Children with special needs are continuing to miss out on inclusive education because of an under-resourced and underfunded system, says NZEI Te Riu Roa President Louise Green.More >>

NZ educators among the world’s best

Fri, 3 Jul 2015 11:06:18 +1200 | New Zealand Government

New Zealand’s teaching profession is amongst the most highly trained, best qualified, and most experienced in the world, Education Minister Hekia Parata says. More >>

Enviroschools Hawke’s Bay is Celebrating

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 16:46:06 +1200 | Enviroschools Foundation

Enviroschools Hawke’s Bay is Celebrating Enviroschools in Hawke’s Bay are celebrating twice this week. Firstly, Greenmeadows Kindergarten has attained the highest ‘GreenGold’ status for Enviroschools, and is the first Enviroschools kindergarten in Hawke’s ...More >>


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