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10th anniversary Edition of He'll Be OK

Wednesday, 2 September 2015, 3:53 pm | HarperCollins

The untimely death of Celia Lashlie in February robbed us of a powerful voice of reason and compassion – a voice that is arguably needed now even more than when her iconic book He’ll Be OK was first published in 2005. More >>

50 Māori Cadets Launch into Engineering and Infrastructure

Wednesday, 2 September 2015, 2:57 pm | AWF Group

50 Māori graduates from around the country are set to graduate from six months of training, gaining skills and qualifications to support them into a wide range of trades-related careers. More >>

Huge need for school guidance counsellors in schools

Wednesday, 2 September 2015, 2:51 pm | New Zealand Association of Counsellors

Assigning school guidance counsellors to primary and intermediate schools would provide early intervention for children and families and help prevent some of the cases that end up with Child, Youth and Family (CYF), says a prominent school counsellor. More >>

University of Canterbury launches Earthquake Scholarships

Wednesday, 2 September 2015, 1:58 pm | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury is to offer scholarships for postgraduate research into the effects of the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquakes, focusing on the lessons learned from the response. More >>

Turakina Māori Girls’ College Consultation: Panui Two

Wednesday, 2 September 2015, 1:42 pm | Turakina Maori Girls College Board of Trustees

We have completed the second week of the consultation process and there is a lot of interest in Turakina. The Board has found no support for the Ministry proposal to close the school and is consulting on the proposal that: More >>

Awesome Aucklanders at the helm of Diversity Forum

Wednesday, 2 September 2015, 1:35 pm | Human Rights Commission

Young Aucklanders from migrant, refugee and other backgrounds will be participating, presenting and performing in this year’s Diversity Forum to be held at AUT next Wednesday. Mixit is a unique, creative project for young people from diverse backgrounds ... More >>

New online system streamlines enrolments for Lincoln

Wednesday, 2 September 2015, 1:11 pm | Lincoln University

A new online system called MyLinc is set to streamline the enrolment process for students and staff at Lincoln University, making it a positive and pain-free experience that will increase enrolments and provide world-class data security protection. More >>

New partnership to provide data firepower for NZ’s future

Wednesday, 2 September 2015, 11:56 am | University of Auckland

New Zealand’s two major science computer providers are to form an alliance that will benefit New Zealand science researchers across Universities and Crown Research Institutes. More >>

Scholars start breakfast club at low-decile school

Wednesday, 2 September 2015, 9:42 am | Lincoln University

A group of Lincoln University students have been visiting a low-decile Halswell school every Tuesday over the past few months to cook breakfast for the pupils. More >>

Scholars start breakfast club at low-decile school

Wednesday, 2 September 2015, 9:40 am | Lincoln University

A group of Lincoln University students have been visiting a low-decile Halswell school every Tuesday over the past few months to cook breakfast for the pupils. More >>

Engineering gets new building at University of Auckland

Wednesday, 2 September 2015, 9:22 am | University of Auckland

A multi-million dollar Faculty of Engineering building at the University of Auckland will be a state-of-the-art design that transforms the way engineering teaching and learning is delivered in New Zealand. More >>

Lifelong Learning Key to Wellbeing

Wednesday, 2 September 2015, 9:15 am | Adult Learners' Week

Henley Men’s Shed in Masterton will host the launch of this year’s Adult Learners’ Week/He Tangata Mātauranga, September 7-13. The custom built shed is set up for older men to participate in a range of activities from metalwork, woodwork and gardening ... More >>

Engineering Challenge Sparks Interest in Stem

Wednesday, 2 September 2015, 8:28 am | Weltec

Students from the Hutt Valley joined together on Friday to compete against each other in the inaugural CREST Challenge at WelTec’s School of Engineering. The secondary school students were set a challenge - to design a racing car solely powered by rubber ... More >>

Bragato Exchange Scholars Meet In Hawke's Bay

Tuesday, 1 September 2015, 4:42 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

Exploring New Zealand’s wine regions on his month-long Bragato exchange scholarship, Alessandro Mangiameli has encountered a few surprises. More >>

Eastland Group's tertiary engineering scholarship

Tuesday, 1 September 2015, 3:02 pm | Eastland Group

Applications for Eastland Group’s annual tertiary study scholarship are now open for study in 2016, with details on the company’s website at www.eastland.co.nz/scholarship More >>

Mirrors are Magic

Tuesday, 1 September 2015, 1:04 pm | Te Manawa

Mirrors are Magic A new exhibition that uses mirrors to explore the science of reflections and reflected light will open on Saturday 12 September at Canterbury Museum. Mirror Magic goes beyond the looking glass and into the mysterious back-to-front, upside-down ... More >>

Academic elected to International Institute for Conservation

Tuesday, 1 September 2015, 12:37 pm | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland’s Dilys Johns has been elected as a Fellow of the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic works (IIC) in London. Dilys is a Senior Research Fellow, School of Social Sciences – Te Pokapū Pūtaiao Pāpori, ... More >>

Redress sought over pay discrimination for education support

Monday, 31 August 2015, 4:39 pm | NZEI

NZEI says it intends to take legal action on behalf of education support workers over gender discrimination. “We welcome the initiative by the country’s midwives to file for court action over pay discrimination. And we’ve also been watching ... More >>

Bookings now open for H2O Xtream school holiday programme

Monday, 31 August 2015, 3:29 pm | H20 Xtream

The next school holidays are just around the corner. The exciting holiday programme at H2O Xtream Aquatic Centre has lots of awesome activities to keep children entertained. More >>

Tutor’s world champion hot sauce nominated for another award

Monday, 31 August 2015, 11:20 am | Whitireia Polytech

Following on from its success at the 2015 World Hot Sauce Awards, Whitireia tutor Nick Huffman’s chilli pepper blend creation, Huffman’s Hot Sauce, has been nominated for the NZ Herald Bite Gourmet Award at this year’s New Zealand Food Awards. More >>

Firm chosen for Tauranga CBD campus development

Monday, 31 August 2015, 11:04 am | Waikato University

Greenstone Group, a project management company with offices in Hamilton and Tauranga, has been chosen to project-manage the design and build of the Tauranga tertiary campus development. More >>

Helping Rotorua Students Get Back On Track

Monday, 31 August 2015, 10:24 am | Bay Trust

Everyone needs a second chance in life – and Te Arawa Lakes Trust in Rotorua are providing that opportunity for dozens of students every year who have dropped out of secondary school. More >>

New research will provide evidence of pathways taken

Monday, 31 August 2015, 10:00 am | Walters PR

New research being conducted by the Collaborative for Research and Training in Youth Health and Development and supported by Community Colleges New Zealand, Unitec, the YMCA, and Ako Aotearoa will provide evidence of the longer-term pathways for young ... More >>

Insurers develop risk knowledge in Pasifika schools

Sunday, 30 August 2015, 1:13 pm | Insurance Council of New Zealand

Pasifika students in South Auckland this week will be the first in the country to feel first hand the effects of a volcanic eruption. More >>

Primary School Children Named Best Handwriters in NZ

Saturday, 29 August 2015, 4:03 pm | Impact PR

Three Kiwi school children have been named best in class for their handwriting in a national letter-writing competition. More >>

College students turn up the heat in the kitchen

Saturday, 29 August 2015, 10:20 am | NSSCC

Auckland, 28 August 2015: Gas hobs flaring, knives chopping, saucepans simmering and teamwork at its best, finalists in the National Secondary Schools Culinary Challenge (NSSCC) rose to the challenge today as they competed for the top honour. More >>

Coding for kids and teachers these school holidays

Friday, 28 August 2015, 3:38 pm | Hutt City Council

Hutt City Libraries, Grow Wellington and Gather Workshops are set to welcome young people and their teachers to the War Memorial Library to learn about coding and computer programming these school holidays. More >>

MOOC on critical thinking attracting thousands of enrolments

Friday, 28 August 2015, 1:28 pm | University of Auckland

How do we know when we’re making the right decision? And what if it’s not the most rational one? Though we hate to admit it, most of us are not very good at critical and logical thinking. Now a University of Auckland MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) ... More >>

N4L raises volume of teacher excellence with new podcast

Friday, 28 August 2015, 11:52 am | N4L Network For Learning

Raising the voice of New Zealand teachers championing innovative learning is the aim of the new “Point of Learning” podcast launched by N4L (Network for Learning), with the fourth episode airing today, featuring Abdul Chohan, an internationally ... More >>

Teens Put Skills to Work on Community Construction Project

Thursday, 27 August 2015, 10:35 am | Weltec

Teens Put Skills to Work on Community Construction Project Teenagers at the Wellington Trades Academy put their newly acquired construction skills to great use this week when a children’s playhouse was presented to Petone Kindergarten. The students ... More >>

Northland students enjoy adventurous Zoofari

Wednesday, 26 August 2015, 2:02 pm | Auckland Zoo

Wet weather wasn’t enough to rain on the parade of Kawakawa and Ohaeawai schools who travelled to Auckland this week to enjoy a wild adventure on Auckland Zoo’s Warehouse Zoofari programme. Starting off with an exploration of the Zoo’s Te Wao ... More >>

Lincoln University to host international business students

Wednesday, 26 August 2015, 1:19 pm | Lincoln University

New Zealand Institute of Business and Technology (NZIBT), a Private Training Establishment (PTE), is partnering with Lincoln University to deliver a unique educational experience for NZIBT’s international students. NZIBT will be utilising the student and teaching ... More >>

Dissecting sport management in the digital age

Wednesday, 26 August 2015, 10:13 am | Massey University

Two Massey University staff will next month present research at the European Association of Sport Management conference in Dublin, Ireland. More >>

NZRPA And Edinburgh Business School: Taking Care of Business

Wednesday, 26 August 2015, 9:34 am | NZRPA

The New Zealand Rugby Players’ Association (NZRPA) and Edinburgh Business School have joined forces to offer players, past and present, access to the most flexible business education programme in the world. More >>

William Pike Challenge Award goes global

Tuesday, 25 August 2015, 3:25 pm | William Pike Challenge

A South Korean school will be the first school outside of New Zealand to take part in the William Pike Challenge Award (WPCA). More >>

Avondale students amongst top ranks at world Microsoft compe

Tuesday, 25 August 2015, 2:39 pm | Avondale School

Three Avondale College students have beaten more than half a million competitors from around the globe to place in the top ten in the world finals of the Microsoft Office Specialist championships – for the second year in a row. This year the international ... More >>

Academic to share her work in promoting equality for all

Tuesday, 25 August 2015, 2:22 pm | Auckland University

Professor Cindy Kiro has spent decades improving the academic and social outcomes of young people. Now she will share these experiences in her inaugural lecture at the University of Auckland next month. Professor Kiro (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hine) was ... More >>

NCEA threatened by government meddling - PPTA

Tuesday, 25 August 2015, 2:19 pm | PPTA

The government’s target of 85% of students achieving NCEA level 2 risks undermining the qualification and encourages ‘credit farming’ in schools, warns PPTA. More >>

Celebrate Literacy Day with a Giant Game of Scrabble

Tuesday, 25 August 2015, 11:11 am | Literacy Wellington

To celebrate UNESCO International Literacy Day Literacy Aotearoa Wellington (LAW) is pleased to advise that we will be holding a giant game of Scrabble in the foyer of Wellington Railway Station on Tuesday 8 September 2015 from 7.30 am – 1.00 pm. ... More >>

Public consultation opens for Waiariki-BoPP merger

Tuesday, 25 August 2015, 10:56 am | Waiariki Institute Of Technology

Today the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, Steven Joyce, has started public consultation on the proposed merger of Bay of Plenty Polytechnic (BoPP) and Waiariki Institute of Technology (Waiariki). The consultation can be found ... More >>

Japanese Chef Shares Talent with Wellington Students

Tuesday, 25 August 2015, 9:46 am | Weltec

Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) trainee chefs were treated to an amazing culinary display on Friday as renowned Japanese Chef Mr Naoyuki Yanagihara dropped in at the School of Hospitality at 52 Cuba Street Wellington. Mr Yanagihara who has ... More >>

Budding gardeners learn skills for life

Monday, 24 August 2015, 5:10 pm | Daltons Sunflowers in Kindergartens

Over 12,800 budding preschool gardeners from around the country will take part in the 2015 Daltons Sunflowers in Kindergartens Project which launches today. In its third year, the successful gardening initiative gives kindergarten children the opportunity ... More >>

Drilling short course gets graduates into jobs faster

Monday, 24 August 2015, 12:10 pm | Tai Poutini Polytechnic

Tai Poutini Polytechnic (TPP) is offering a new, shorter drilling programme that aims to get graduates on the job faster. More >>

Enhanced sponsorship brings world-leading teacher

Monday, 24 August 2015, 9:24 am | NZ Opera School Trust

Through the increased support of the Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation, a doyenne of the opera world has accepted an invitation to join the distinguished teaching staff of the New Zealand Opera School for summer 2016. More >>

Students to Parliament for 2015 National Student CHOGM

Friday, 21 August 2015, 2:47 pm | Commonwealth Youth New Zealand

Friday, 21 August 2015 PR: Students to converge on Parliament for 2015 National Student CHOGM ________________________________________ More >>

New Masters Degrees at the University of Auckland

Friday, 21 August 2015, 10:37 am | University of Auckland

Six new Masters degrees are being introduced by the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland in 2016. More >>

Formula One Career Opportunity of a Lifetime

Friday, 21 August 2015, 8:20 am | Infiniti Solutions

Hong Kong – Five university engineering students from around the world have been given the career opportunity of a lifetime in Formula One, as Infiniti announces them as the winners of the 2015 Infiniti Performance Engineering Academy. More >>

New Master’s degree to test commercial resolve

Friday, 21 August 2015, 8:18 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington is launching a new Master’s degree aimed at placing students at the coalface of product development and commercialisation. More >>

Education Leaders Forum to focus on neuroscience insights

Thursday, 20 August 2015, 3:29 pm | Education Leaders Forum

Christchurch, 20 August, 2015 – Education leaders from across the education spectrum will meet at the ninth annual Education Leaders Forum next week to focus on insights from neuroscience into boosting student achievement and leading learning change. More >>

Changes to school deciles

Thursday, 20 August 2015, 2:48 pm | Pukeko Research

It was reported today on Radio NZ that that the numbers attending decile 1 schools have increased, and the numbers in decile ten schools have fallen dramatically, as a result of the decile recalculation exercise undertaken in 2015. More >>

Applications for ITC 2016 scholarships are now open

Thursday, 20 August 2015, 2:24 pm | International Travel College

Applications for ITC 2016 scholarships are now open The International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) is now accepting applications for its 2016 scholarships. Open to people of all ages (17 and over) and backgrounds, these scholarships are an excellent ... More >>

“Flash Haka” Comes to Parliament

Thursday, 20 August 2015, 1:40 pm | Nga Wahine Tawhito

WELLINGTON – Nga Wahine Tāwhito o Turakina is happy to announce that it will host a “flash haka” at Parliament with supporting MPs to raise awareness and celebrate the achievements of Turakina Māori Girls College. More >>

Kids build and program their own electronic Christmas trees

Thursday, 20 August 2015, 10:39 am | IPENZ

Project X is a hands-on electronics and computer programming activity for children at intermediate schools. It addresses New Zealand’s need to get more young people interested in becoming creators, rather than just users, of digital technologies. More >>

Dual winners at grad conference

Thursday, 20 August 2015, 10:17 am | Waikato University

Preschool Māori animation needs to be reflective of the children that are watching it says Waikato masters graduate Kristin Ross. More >>

Pakuranga College to build multi-million dollar gymnasium

Thursday, 20 August 2015, 9:15 am | Pakuranga School

Pakuranga College is delighted to announce that it plans to build a new, multi-purpose double gymnasium. The 1,600m² facility is due to be completed in July 2016 and is expected to cost around $4m. It will feature four changing areas, administration ... More >>

NZEI welcomes special education needs Inquiry

Wednesday, 19 August 2015, 8:36 pm | NZEI

NZEI is welcoming the announcement of an Education and Science Select Committee Inquiry into support for students with dyslexic, dyspraxic, and autism spectrum disorders. More >>

Māori adviser journeys up north

Wednesday, 19 August 2015, 4:17 pm | Waikato University

Senior Future Student Adviser Māori Alonzo Mason will embark on a hikoi this month to promote tertiary study to Māori students. He will be working with recruitment staff from other universities to talk about tertiary study options in Northland secondary ... More >>

Kids Can Cook Kitchen, new summer POP UP cooking school

Wednesday, 19 August 2015, 2:17 pm | Kids Can Cook

Media Release August 18th 2015 - Kids Can Cook Kitchen and our new summer POP UP cooking school programmes More >>

Capital’s Education Summit agrees pathway for growth

Wednesday, 19 August 2015, 2:11 pm | Wellington City Council

Leaders of Wellington City’s education, local government and business communities converged this morning for the Education Summit to focus on expanding the Capital’s international student market. Held at Te Papa this morning, Wednesday 19 August, ... More >>

Exhibition inspires scholarships for Art History, Fine Arts

Wednesday, 19 August 2015, 2:04 pm | University of Auckland

An exhibition of digitally remastered paintings by the Dutch artist Rembrandt is the inspiration behind two scholarships to the Netherlands for university students to see the master’s original work first-hand. More >>

 

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