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Schools need backing to support children

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:00:34 +1300 | Green Party

Schools need resources and support to get the best out of children with learning differences and disabilities rather than be told not to bother, the Green Party says. More >>

What Does Super Jonny Do When Mum Gets Sick?

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:03:38 +1300 | Sick Mom

There is a new picture book on the market written to help families with a sick loved one. More >>

White Christmas tinged with sadness

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:15:25 +1300 | Big Buddy

The fatherless boy who inspired his Big Buddy to ‘snow’ low-decile Auckland schools at Christmas will be missing from this year’s Big Buddy Christmas White Out. More >>

Huge crowd expected for big day of family fun at the seaside

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 14:23:38 +1300 | Eastbourne Carnival

Up to 20,000 people are expected to enjoy a big day of family fun at the Eastbourne Carnival on Sunday November 23. “We’re ready to welcome visitors from across the Wellington region and beyond,” says Carnival Coordinator Sally Bain.More >>

Changes to decile funding ignore the real issue

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16:50:24 +1300 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

News that the school decile funding system will be reviewed ignores the real issue in primary school resourcing – a 7.5% reduction in funding between 2013 and 2018. More >>

National Standards results should not be published

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 13:19:14 +1300 | Martin Thrupp

It is disappointing to see Fairfax has published a new round of National Standards data and advocacy on the Stuff website. Last year I wrote urging Fairfax not to continuing with publishing the data but it seems they could not resist.More >>

Applications open for $10m fund for teachers’ ideas

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 13:10:48 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata has announced that applications have opened for the new $10 million Teacher-led Innovation Fund. More >>

NZEI congratulates expert teachers

Mon, 10 Nov 2014 13:51:54 +1300 | NZEI

Nearly 350 primary teachers around the country have been given special recognition as expert classroom teachers following an agreement reached last year between NZEI Te Riu Roa and the Ministry of Education.More >>

Strong Support for Education in Marlborough region

Mon, 10 Nov 2014 13:27:18 +1300 | Canterbury Community Trust

The Canterbury Community Trust has approved funding of $211,351 for the Marlborough education sector, up from $169,053 in 2013, highlighting its commitment to supporting the region and its initiatives.More >>

CATE Conference 2014, Tauranga

Mon, 10 Nov 2014 12:13:58 +1300 | CATE Conference 2014

Tauranga’s ASB Arena will play host to over 550 delegates from every secondary school in New Zealand at the National Careers and Transition Educators (CATE) Conference from 19 – 21 November.More >>

Kristmas KNACK in Berhampore offers beautiful handmade craft

Mon, 10 Nov 2014 09:51:21 +1300 | Berhampore Primary School Knack Market

If you’re looking for high quality, original New Zealand craft for some special people this Christmas, make a detour to Berhampore Primary School’s KNACK market this weekend.More >>

Youngsters learn to care for the environment at Eco Carnival

Fri, 7 Nov 2014 10:20:00 +1300 | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

More than 250 Rotorua primary school students learned more about their environment and what they can do to look after it at the Rotorua Youth Environment Forum's (RYEF) Eco Carnival at Ray Boord Park yesterday.More >>

Schools standing strong over opposition to education plans

Thu, 6 Nov 2014 16:34:45 +1300 | NZEI

Primary schools remain strongly opposed to the government’s Investing in Educational Success policy despite strong attempts by the Ministry of Education to sell the policy to them.More >>

PM’s downplaying of hunger in schools stuns principals

Thu, 6 Nov 2014 14:24:51 +1300 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Primary principals are astounded by the Prime Minister’s latest comments about hunger in schools. More >>

Christchurch Students Skyping Their Way Around The World

Thu, 6 Nov 2014 13:35:54 +1300 | Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Te Whanau Tahi

A small Christchurch school is creating big opportunities for its students as it connects online with classes from all around the world. In the past few weeks classes at Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Te Whanau Tahi, a Māori language school in Spreydon have ...More >>

School Boards of Trustees Slam Charter Schools

Thu, 6 Nov 2014 11:54:57 +1300 | Wellington Wairarapa School Trustees Association

Boards of Trustees in the greater Wellington region are adamantly opposed to the National and Act Parties agreement to publically fund Charter Schools, say Chris Toa, Chairperson, Wellington Wairarapa School Trustees Association (WWSTA), based ...More >>

High Court case of Waho v Olsen-Ratana

Tue, 4 Nov 2014 16:37:30 +1300 | Toni Waho

Tauaki Papaho - Press release by Toni Waho in relation to High Court case of Waho v Olsen-Ratana More >>

Art For Life Education

Mon, 3 Nov 2014 16:03:05 +1300 | Wellington City Life Education Trust

Wellington City Life Education Trust is hosting a one-off exhibition and sale of contemporary art Friday November 28 at The Academy of Fine Arts, Queens Wharf and tickets are now on sale.More >>

Digital Tech Having a Positive Impact on Student Achievement

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:38:06 +1300 | 2020 Trust

Over 75% of schools are now noticing an impact on student achievement as a result of using digital technologies in classrooms, according to a new report released last week by the 2020 Trust. More >>

1000th school connects to fast internet

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:58:52 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The rollout of fast internet to schools continues to exceed expectations with the connection by Network for Learning (N4L) of the 1000th school to the Government’s Managed Network, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye says.More >>


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