Latest Primary Education Headlines

Primary school teachers on strike again today

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 09:48:11 +1300 | RNZ

More than 100,000 primary school students in Auckland will be home from school today as teachers and principals walk off the job for the second time this year. More >>

Government needs to listen to primary teachers

Sun, 11 Nov 2018 16:48:36 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

The Government needs to listen and be more balanced and respectful in the way that it handles the collective bargaining with teachers, National’s spokesperson for Education Nikki Kaye says.More >>

The Nation: Associate Education Minister Tracey Martin

Sat, 10 Nov 2018 13:40:01 +1300 | The Nation

• Associate Education Minister Tracey Martin told Newshub Nation she has been working on the proposal for 600 learning support coordinators to be placed into schools, since 2016. “And the moment I sat in the chair, I began the plan to make sure that ...More >>

Statement on Employment Relations Authority Recommendations

Fri, 9 Nov 2018 19:10:16 +1300 | Ministry of Education

As reported this afternoon, the Ministry of Education has received the final recommendations of the Employment Relations Authority Facilitator, James Crichton. More >>

Teachers set to deliberate

Fri, 9 Nov 2018 19:08:39 +1300 | NZEI

Employment Relations Authority Chief James Crichton has recommended that NZEI Te Riu Roa members accept the latest offer from the Ministry of Education, at the conclusion of four days of facilitation between the union and the Ministry.More >>

Education Minister Chris Hipkins on the NZEI's strike action

Fri, 9 Nov 2018 18:43:41 +1300 | New Zealand Government

“It is disappointing that NZEI has decided to go ahead with strike action before asking its members to consider the strong new offer made this week during facilitation. More >>

Two ways to pay teachers more

Fri, 9 Nov 2018 16:54:08 +1300 | ACT New Zealand

With about 27,000 overworked and underpaid teachers set to go on strike next week, here’s how ACT would fund pay increases for them, says Leader David Seymour. More >>

Strike notices issued, primary teachers consider next steps

Fri, 9 Nov 2018 15:27:18 +1300 | NZEI

Primary teachers are set to begin a week of one-day rolling nationwide strikes on Monday. More >>

Primary School Students Prepare for Nationwide Invasion

Thu, 8 Nov 2018 16:48:06 +1300 | Student Volunteer Army

Primary School Students Prepare for Nationwide Community Invasion • Student Volunteer Army (SVA) launches its 2018 primary school programme, which has recruited 32,000 pupils • Classroom battalions from 1,000 primary schools will lead volunteer projects ...More >>

Govt's learning support staff plan gives hope for mother

Mon, 5 Nov 2018 10:39:01 +1300 | RNZ

A mother whose disabled son was turned away from his local school because it said it couldn't cope with his disability hopes the introduction of 600 specialist learning support coordinators will stop this from happening to anyone else.More >>

Individualised Needs of Autistic Students Recognised

Sun, 4 Nov 2018 16:12:44 +1300 | Altogether Autism

Individualised Needs of Autistic Students Recognised We are delighted with the announcement from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern today to invest in 600 dedicated school staff to support students with complex learning needs.More >>

Government additional learning support welcome

Sun, 4 Nov 2018 16:10:37 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

Today’s confirmation the Government will build on National’s record investment in learning support is good news for schools, however, with a critical teacher shortage and pay negotiations ongoing, it may be hard to achieve, National’s Education spokesperson ...More >>

Announcement on learning support a big win for teachers

Sun, 4 Nov 2018 14:35:28 +1300 | NZEI

The Prime Minister's announcement this afternoon that the Government will fully fund 600 Learning Support Coordinator positions in 2020 is a big win for children and a big win for teachers and principals.More >>

Green Party welcome investment in education

Sun, 4 Nov 2018 14:16:50 +1300 | Green Party

The Green Party welcomes funding for an additional 600 coordinators in schools to assist teachers with students who have additional needs. More >>

New workforce a game-changer for kids with learning needs

Sun, 4 Nov 2018 14:03:00 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The Coalition Government will fund a new workforce of educational professionals who will work in schools to ensure children with diverse learning needs get the support they need to learn, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today.More >>

NZEI and Ministry head to Employment Relations Authority

Fri, 2 Nov 2018 16:33:20 +1300 | NZEI

Primary teachers' union NZEI TE Riu Roa and the Ministry of Education are set to begin facilitation on Monday, 5 November at 10.30am, in an attempt to make progress on collective agreement negotiations for primary teachers and principals. More >>

Facilitation dates set

Mon, 29 Oct 2018 17:35:18 +1300 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Primary teachers' union NZEI TE Riu Roa and the Ministry of Education are set to begin facilitation on Monday 5th November at 10.30am. More >>

Facilitated bargaining sought for primary school sector

Thu, 25 Oct 2018 21:36:28 +1300 | Ministry of Education

‘Following the results of the NZEI ballot, the Ministry of Education and the NZEI will urgently seek facilitated bargaining under the Employment Relations Act. This process will facilitate reaching settlements for primary principals and primary teachers’.More >>

Teachers and principals vote for rolling strikes

Thu, 25 Oct 2018 21:33:18 +1300 | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa principal and primary members have overwhelmingly voted in favour of national rolling strikes in the week starting November 12. More >>

Bill makes for a stronger public education system

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 17:17:24 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The passage of the Education Amendment Bill this afternoon draws a line under some of the most divisive policies of the previous Government and puts the emphasis back on quality education, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said.More >>


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