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National Standards and charter schools under spotlight

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 11:13 am | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Teachers across the country are celebrating the scrapping of National Standards and are excited about the freedom to explore teaching practices and content that will genuinely meet every child's needs, NZEI Te Riu Roa President Lynda Stuart told the ... More >>

Driver shortage being addressed

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 3:05 pm | Manakau Institute of Technology

Efforts to ease the driver shortage in the road transport industry has attracted significant numbers of female students to a Commercial Road Transport Programme being held at Manukau Institute of Technology. The course, the first of its kind at MIT, ... More >>

Surging interest in University of Canterbury Open Day

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 2:09 pm | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury continues to see a surge of interest in its upcoming Open Day with record numbers of people registering to find out more about the learning opportunities across the five Colleges. More >>

Canterbury’s long Chemistry history celebrated

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 12:00 pm | University of Canterbury

Taken by Samuel Page, a staff member of the Canterbury College Chemistry department, this 1914 photo shows the first year laboratory, which is today the site of UC’s Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities. Photo credit: University of Canterbury. More >>

World’s brightest readers in Auckland for Kids’ Lit Quiz

Monday, 18 June 2018, 11:26 am | Kids' Lit Quiz

18 June 2018: The world’s brightest young readers will converge on Auckland next month as New Zealand hosts the Kids’ Lit Quiz 2018 World Final. More >>

Why is noise an issue in ECE?

Sunday, 17 June 2018, 11:24 am | Susan Bates and Dr Wyatt Page

Susan Bates, Early Childhood Teacher and Independent Researcher Dr Wyatt Page, Associate Professor of Acoustics and Human Health in the School of Health Sciences at Massey University, has researched noise and the effects on human health for over 10 years. More >>

Auckland students meet PM during a visit to Fieldays

Friday, 15 June 2018, 1:20 pm | New Zealand Young Farmers

The Prime Minister has encouraged Auckland students to consider a career in the primary industries. More >>

NZ students win international journalism award

Friday, 15 June 2018, 1:18 pm | Keep New Zealand Beautiful

Three Christchurch intermediate students internationally recognised for video-graphic journalism in Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) Litter Less international competition. The winning submission, by Molly McKinstry, Tessa Marshall and Romane ... More >>

NZ Sign Language Teachers Association welcome assistance

Friday, 15 June 2018, 12:14 pm | NZ Sign Language Teachers Association

The New Zealand Sign Language Teachers Association (NZSLTA) welcomes funding from the New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) Board to enable it to become a stronger organisation for NZSL tutors throughout New Zealand. More >>

Ngāti Manu Youth Travel to Taiwan

Friday, 15 June 2018, 11:27 am | Ngati Manu

Ten youth from Ngāti Manu will be travelling to Taiwan this August as part of a Hawaiki Nui Project Cultural Exchange initiative between the indigenous tribal people of Taiwan and Ngāti Manu hapū of the Bay of Islands. The project is a joint venture ... More >>

Unique class for deaf refugees wins national award

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 3:56 pm | English Language Partners New Zealand

‘Living Well in Christchurch’ is unique as an English class. It is for former refugees who have little or no previous education, no English, and are deaf. More >>

Future direction of early learning

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 3:39 pm | Ministry of Education

A new survey launched today will contribute to developing the government’s 10-year Strategic Plan for Early Learning, says Nancy Bell, Director of Early Learning at the Ministry of Education. More >>

New Fulbright-NPM Graduates Announced

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 1:34 pm | NPM

Tēnā koutou katoa Continuing a proud tradition of investing in and supporting Māori graduate scholarship to create new dynamic international opportunities, Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) is pleased to announce its most recent award recipients, ... More >>

Amazing Race gives students a taste of primary industries

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 8:59 am | New Zealand Young Farmers

South Auckland students have been given a taste of careers in the primary industries as part of an Amazing Race at Fieldays More >>

Māori culture meets IT to tell waka story

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 2:22 pm | Wintec

A Wintec music student is working with traditional Māori music specialist Horomona Horo to create compositions where contemporary expression of taonga puoro (traditional Māori music) will become part of an app for the Matariki Interactive Waka Sculpture. More >>

ChicMix Sells Out, Women Move In

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 2:13 pm | SAE Creative Media Institute

For the third year running, SAE Creative Media Institute’s hosted a sold-out audio engineering workshop for women at its Auckland campus. More >>

Call for entries for 2018 architecture essay competition

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 9:11 am | New Zealand Institute of Architects

Entries are invited into this year’s Warren Trust Awards for Architectural Writing. The annual writing competition, organised by the New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) with the support of the Warren Trust, has two entry categories: open and secondary ... More >>

Napier student’s passion for outdoors recognised

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 4:27 pm | Agcarm

Born and bred in Napier, Agri-commerce student, Geoffrey Berntsen was awarded a $2,500 scholarship from Agcarm. The 20-year-old says his interest in the primary industries derives from a love of the outdoors. More >>

Te Kura’s Big Picture Learning Pilot finalist for PM's Award

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 3:55 pm | Te Kura

A programme with the motto ‘one student at a time in a community of learners’ is a finalist in the Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards for the Education Focus Prize – Takatū. The Prize celebrates outstanding inclusive practices that ... More >>

University of Auckland staff take home architecture awards

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 3:11 pm | University of Auckland

An inner city Christchurch school, designed by Andrew Barrie Lab and Tezuka Architects has won three awards at the 2018 Canterbury Architecture Awards. More >>

Low decile students outperforming higher decile schools

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 1:09 pm | Make Lemonade

A cluster of low decile Northland schools is on track to outperform many higher decile schools around New Zealand through digital learning. More >>

Teachers And Principals Head to Ballot

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 12:11 pm | NZEI

Due to the urgent need to attract and retain teachers, and ensure children have the education they need, NZEI Te Riu Roa’s National Executive have decided on the weekend that teachers and principals will vote at upcoming union meetings on whether to accept ... More >>

Feedback sought for Tomorrow’s Schools Review

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 12:01 pm | Ministry of Education

The Independent Taskforce charged with reviewing the way our schools are governed, managed and administered wants to hear New Zealanders’ views and experiences of the schooling system. More >>

New nursing education promises a better future for Kiribati

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 11:56 am | Wintec

The Pacific nation of Kiribati is often described as the poster child of climate change, and as the tides continue rise on the people of Kiribati, a team from Wintec is working to upskill nurses to future-proof their careers. More >>

Weather closes 15 schools and six ECE

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 11:12 am | Ministry of Education

There are currently fifteen North Island schools and six early childhood services closed due to the weather. More >>

University of Canterbury appoints new Vice-Chancellor

Monday, 11 June 2018, 5:17 pm | University of Canterbury

Professor Cheryl de la Rey, currently the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Pretoria, has been appointed as the new Vice-Chancellor of the University of Canterbury, University Chancellor Dr John Wood announced today. More >>

Gifted Awareness Week

Monday, 11 June 2018, 1:07 pm | NZ Association For Gifted Children

Children today are growing up in a world rich with possibility. They all have the potential to be a force for progress and positive social change in their families, communities, and in the world. Within this cohort there is a group of children who ... More >>

Low decile Northland schools seeing success

Monday, 11 June 2018, 11:41 am | Taitokerau Education Trust

Low decile Northland schools seeing success through digital immersion A cluster of low decile Northland schools is on track to outperform many of its higher decile counterparts across the country through digital learning. Students in the Te Puawai ... More >>

Fieldays scholarship to investigate neonatal calf diarrhoea

Monday, 11 June 2018, 10:04 am | University of Waikato

This year’s National Agricultural Fieldays Sir Don Llewellyn Scholarship winner is Waikato University doctoral student Gemma Lowe. More >>

Winter Week encourages love of learning

Monday, 11 June 2018, 10:02 am | University of Auckland

With the New Zealand Government currently considering major reform of the country’s tax system, this hot topic is one which affects all New Zealanders. More >>

$30,000 award to support an innovative learning resource

Monday, 11 June 2018, 9:28 am | NZCER

People with a great idea for turning high-quality research into an innovative learning resource are invited to apply for the Beeby Award 2018. More >>

Auckland’s Belmont Intermediate wins national title

Sunday, 10 June 2018, 7:05 pm | Kids' Lit Quiz

10 June 2018: A team from Auckland North Shore’s Belmont Intermediate has today triumphed over more than 2000 competitors to win the title of Kids’ Lit Quiz 2018 New Zealand champions. More >>

Exploring what it is to be a global citizen

Sunday, 10 June 2018, 7:04 pm | Adult and Community Education

Exploring what it is to be a global citizen A dynamic range of speakers at this week’s Adult and Community Education (ACE) Conference will guide community educators towards a greater understanding of how community learning can help New Zealanders ... More >>

Progress and achievement now part of Education Conversation

Friday, 8 June 2018, 12:44 pm | Ministry of Education

Progress and achievement now part of the Education Conversation The Ministry of Education is seeking views about student progress and achievement as part of the nation-wide Education Conversation. More >>

Eat My Lunch Partners with Sir Ray Avery to Feed Kiwi Kids

Friday, 8 June 2018, 10:23 am | Eat My Lunch

Eat My Lunch, who turns 3 today, has Given over 810,000 healthy lunches to kids in 78 low decile schools in Auckland, Hamilton and Wellington. They currently feed 2,600 kids every school day and will deliver their 1 million lunch in September. More >>

Māori and Pacific medical student numbers skyrocket

Friday, 8 June 2018, 9:50 am | University of Otago

There has been a significant increase in diversity of students entering the University of Otago’s health professional programmes in recent years, especially among Māori and Pacific students and those from rural areas. More >>

Teachers Need to Be Better Paid for the Tech Revolution

Thursday, 7 June 2018, 10:12 am | Make Lemonade

Techers need to be better paid as they adjust to educating kids in the fastest growing sector in New Zealand, - technology, an award-winning Maori chief executive of a fast growing ed-tech company says. Kendall Flutey, who runs Christchurch company ... More >>

Christchurch Schools Get Antarctic Dance Lesson

Thursday, 7 June 2018, 9:57 am | Christchurch NZ

Christchurch school students will have a special dance session with internationally acclaimed choreographer Corey Baker, who originally hails from the city and recently staged the first dance in Antarctica. More >>

Riverview School 'Goes for Green-Gold' with Powergenius

Thursday, 7 June 2018, 9:53 am | Power Genius

Wednesday, 6 June 2018 – Kerikeri’s Riverview School has become the first school in New Zealand to utilise the PowerGenius energy management system, after installing a solar system earlier this year to help save money on its power and to educate children ... More >>

The Treasury Schools Challenge 2018 Winners

Thursday, 7 June 2018, 9:24 am | New Zealand Treasury

The Treasury Schools Challenge has come to a close with entries from Christchurch Girls High and Diocesan School for Girls taking out the awards for Best Overall Team and Best Overall Individual respectively. More >>

Applications Open for PM’s Business Scholarships

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 4:26 pm | New Zealand Government

Applications open today for scholarships aimed at boosting the power of New Zealand’s business managers, with a change in focus from earlier years to include a wider range of Kiwi businesses. More >>

Teachers React to Ministry's Pay Offer

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 4:10 pm | NZEI

Teachers say the Ministry of Education's pay offer to primary school teachers falls short of what is needed. They have also expressed concern that the focus on improving pay for beginning teachers will not fix the growing teacher shortage. More >>

New USP Vice-Chancellor and President Appointed

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 3:25 pm | University Of South Pacific

The University of the South Pacific (USP) is pleased to formally announce the appointment of Professor Pal Ahluwalia as the new Vice-Chancellor and President (VC&P) of USP in a decision made during the 86th Council meeting of the University in Nauru. More >>

Education Critical for the Development of the Pacific Region

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 2:40 pm | University Of The South Pacific

“Education is fundamental to development and growth and all countries, regardless of their national wealth, stand to gain from more and better quality education.” More >>

Dentistry Dean appointed to lead Division of Health Sciences

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 2:02 pm | University of Otago

Dean of the University of Otago’s Faculty of Dentistry, Professor Paul Brunton, has been appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Division of Health Sciences. More >>

Snow closes schools and ECE in Southland

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 1:12 pm | Ministry of Education

There are currently eleven schools and seventeen early childhood services closed in the lower south island as a result of heavy snow. This is impacting 3,799 students and 280 early childcare centre learners. More >>

Ara nursing graduates are ready to work

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 11:08 am | Ara Institute

Ara nursing graduates remain in demand according to Nurse Education in the Tertiary Sector’s New Graduate Destinations report. More >>

Monetary Policy Challenge national finalists announced

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 9:41 am | The Reserve Bank of New Zealand

Teams from six secondary schools have been chosen as finalists in the Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Challenge. More >>

EIT Aligned with Government’s Tertiary Education Needs

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 3:07 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

Newly-appointed EIT chair Geraldine Travers says the institute is well placed to deliver on many of the Government’s priorities even as polytechnics nationwide contemplate sector reform. More >>

David Pearson Concludes Tenure Saluting EIT

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 3:03 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

The longest-serving chair in New Zealand’s polytechnic sector, David Pearson is handing over the baton after a 20-year association with EIT. More >>

2018 Teaching Medal goes to scientist Professor Jon Harding

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 12:38 pm | University of Canterbury

Professor of Stream Biology and Dean of Postgraduate Research, Professor Harding co-leads the Freshwater Ecology Research Group (FERG) and is one of the principal investigators of the Canterbury Waterway Rehabilitation Experiment, known as CAREX ... More >>

NZ’s best young readers compete in the ‘sport of reading'

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 12:28 pm | Kids' Lit Quiz

5 June 2018: The Kids’ Lit Quiz continues to prove a good book is just as strong as the pull of social media, with New Zealand’s best young readers facing off in the riveting and tension-filled national final on Sunday. More >>

Women in web! EDA announces 8 new Women in Tech scholarships

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 11:51 am | Enspiral Dev Academy

Enspiral Dev Academy have partnered up with workplace training provider Skills.org to announce the launch of 8 new Women in Tech scholarships, worth $9000 each. More >>

A life spent aiming at a higher education for women

Monday, 4 June 2018, 10:54 am | University of Auckland

Leading educator and researcher Emeritus Professor Charmian O’Connor says she is “a bit overwhelmed” at being named a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours. More >>

Universities welcome post-study work rights proposals

Saturday, 2 June 2018, 10:14 am | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

New Zealand’s universities welcome today’s announcement by Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway of proposed changes to post-study work visas for international students. More >>

Grant to research pivotal female NZ Classics scholar

Friday, 1 June 2018, 4:27 pm | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury Master’s student Natalie Looyer, has been awarded a funding grant to research a pivotal, ground-breaking female New Zealand Classics scholar. More >>

Treasury University Challenge renamed

Friday, 1 June 2018, 2:44 pm | The Treasury

The Treasury University Challenge has been relaunched as the Treasury Tertiary Challenge, providing the opportunity to enter to a wider range of New Zealand students. New name, same great experience. More >>

Government Offer to Principals Nothing But an Insult!

Friday, 1 June 2018, 1:16 pm | Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association

Government Offer to Principals Nothing But an Insult! The offer received yesterday is the biggest Claytons Offer I have ever seen… a non offer…an insult. It treats principals with derision and contempt! No mention of the massive workload issues ... More >>

Unitec Deficit is the Result of Appallingly Poor Management

Friday, 1 June 2018, 12:35 pm | TIASA

The news that NZ’s biggest Polytechnic, Unitec, has a $31 million deficit and a government financial advisor has been appointed, was little surprise to the main union for support (allied) staff, TIASA (Tertiary Institutes Allied Staff Association.). ... More >>

Small Wellington school again delivers NCEA results

Friday, 1 June 2018, 10:41 am | St Catherine's College

Small Wellington school again delivers NCEA results well above national averages. Data published by NZQA shows that St Catherine’s College has once again achieved academic results significantly higher than national NCEA averages. More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 

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