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Novopay a clear winner in this year’s Roger Awards

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:27:03 +1200 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Talent2, the company that bought us Novopay, is a deserving winner of the People’s Choice Award in the 2013 Roger Awards for the Worst Transnational Corporation Operating in Aotearoa/New Zealand.More >>

Term One Report Card for Hekia Parata

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:33:48 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Principal’s comment: I am concerned Hekia has been drifting and has shown no improvement this term. I believe she should consider seeking the help of a careers counsellor. More >>

Ecopoint Donates LED Lighting to Maungaraki School

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:16:34 +1200 | ecopoint

Ecopoint, the Wellington based company that specialises in LED lighting solutions, is proud to announce it has donated LED lights to Maungaraki School library, as part of a trial undertaken in partnership with the Dynamis Project.More >>

University of Auckland offers new Master of Teaching degree

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:00:10 +1200 | University of Auckland

The country’s largest tertiary teacher education provider, the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Education, will offer a Master of Teaching (Primary) from July 2014. More >>

Update from Phillipstown School

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:32:26 +1200 | Phillipstown School

Phillipstown School’s Lawyer have been speaking with the Crowns Lawyers. The Crowns Lawyers have said that the Minister of Education is prepared to delay and defer the appointment of the Change Manager and Residual Manager for Phillipstown until 31st ...More >>

Rural Women NZ calls for extra mirrors on school buses

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:12:58 +1200 | Rural Women New Zealand

Rural Women NZ urges bus companies to follow the lead of Ritchies Transport, which installed extra mirrors on its buses following the 2012 death of a five year old West Coast boy after he was dropped off a school bus operated by the company.More >>

Case to answer in relation to leaky school buildings

Wed, 9 Apr 2014 15:30:43 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye said today that legal action will continue in relation to the supply of allegedly defective wall cladding materials by Carter Holt Harvey (CHH).More >>

Phillipstown Decision Amounts to Community Bashing

Wed, 9 Apr 2014 14:44:38 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Minister for Education Hekia Parata has yet again displayed the Government’s high-handed arrogance in ignoring the wishes of parents and staff of Phillipstown School in Christchurch, says New Zealand First.More >>

Hekia Parata fails to answer basic questions

Tue, 8 Apr 2014 15:58:44 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Education Minister Hekia Parata’s inability to answer even the most basic questions about her proposed new Executive Principal roles will have alarm bells ringing in school communities all around the country, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris ...More >>

$30,000 Gala windfall for Pukerua Bay School

Fri, 4 Apr 2014 13:07:39 +1300 | Pukerua Bay School

Pukerua Bay School’s annual gala has yet again been a fantastic success, bringing in an outstanding $30,000 for the school. Principal Mary Jones says there are many helpers from the school and local communities who put in a huge amount of effort ...More >>

Minister of Education compromises senior OECD official

Thu, 3 Apr 2014 16:12:05 +1300 | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

The Quality Public Education Coalition is concerned that an OECD official's integrity and independence has been compromised by New Zealand’s Minister of Education, Hekia Parata.More >>

TVNZ celebrity chef Michael Van de Elzen Goes Back to School

Mon, 31 Mar 2014 13:58:28 +1300 | Henderson Valley Primary School

Henderson Valley School is a semi-rural school nestled between farmland and bush at the foot of the Waitakere Ranges. The school is holding their bi-annual Gala on Saturday 5th April from 10am until 2pm.More >>

Living Wage for Learning events to call for a fair go

Fri, 28 Mar 2014 16:03:32 +1300 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Community events in Auckland and Wellington tomorrow will call for a Living Wage and a halt to the growing inequity in our schools and society. More >>

Steven Joyce in denial as schools battle Novopay

Thu, 27 Mar 2014 15:17:42 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Minister Responsible for Novopay Steven Joyce is in denial, claiming the system is improving despite principals pulling their hair out over payroll issues, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.More >>

Children overlooked in the transition to primary school

Thu, 27 Mar 2014 09:30:11 +1300 | Victoria University of Wellington

A Victoria University researcher has found that parents and teachers working through the transition from early childhood services to primary school sometimes forget to ask children for their input. Maggie Haggerty, a senior lecturer at Victoria University ...More >>

Low decile schools need more support from government

Wed, 26 Mar 2014 15:23:28 +1300 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Principals and teachers at low decile schools need more support from the government to ensure that all children get equitable access to education. More >>

New Safer Journeys Guide to help rural schools

Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:55:50 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Associate Transport Minister Michael Woodhouse welcomes the publication of a new guide aimed at improving road safety around rural schools. More >>

School Principals Set Date On Continuing Policy Engagement

Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:58:21 +1300 | New Zealand Principals' Federation

Principals across the country have become increasingly concerned about the direction and implementation of the Investing in Educational Success proposition which was announced by the Prime Minister in January, and are now asking in increasing numbers ...More >>

Group of Canterbury schools achieve $403,000 power savings

Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:09:26 +1300 | Schneider Electric

The task of managing utility bills is top-of-mind for schools following the capping of government contributions to these costs, and one group of primary school chiefs is responding with assertive cost management. In September 2013, the Canterbury Primary ...More >>

The Nation: Flavell Transcript

Sat, 22 Mar 2014 15:11:16 +1300 | The Nation

Simon Shepherd: Nine months into your leadership, how different is the Maori party under you? More >>

 

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