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Kiwis in New York celebrate in World Class style

Monday, 20 November 2017, 3:21 pm | Joint Press Release

New Zealand’s undeniable man of the moment and internationally acclaimed director Taika Waititi was awarded the very first World Class New Zealand Award outside of New Zealand at a gala event in New York last week. More >>

Vaping helps reverse smoking harm - asthma expert

Monday, 20 November 2017, 1:46 pm | Massey University

Smokers with asthma or chronic obstructive respiratory disease have the most to gain from switching to vaping, says international asthma specialist Professor Riccardo Polosa, who is speaking at Massey University next week. More >>

Arakura Kindy celebrates recognition from Enviroschools

Monday, 20 November 2017, 12:51 pm | Hutt City Kindergartens

Arakura Kindergarten in Wainuiomata is the first kindergarten in Lower Hutt to become a Silver Enviroschool. Referred to as a reflection rather than an award, the silver reflection recognises the kindergarten’s long-term commitment to a more sustainable ... More >>

Unitec Appoints Interim Chief Executive

Monday, 20 November 2017, 12:41 pm | UNITEC

Unitec Institute of Technology has announced Alastair Carruthers CNZM will be appointed Interim Chief Executive, replacing Dr Rick Ede who departs at the end of the year. Mr Carruthers has been a Unitec Council member since November 2014 and has more than ... More >>

UC academic wins national Māori education award

Monday, 20 November 2017, 10:41 am | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury (UC) academic has been recognised for her contributions to Māori education, becoming the 2017 recipient of the Te Tohu Pae Tawhiti Award. More >>

Top NZ scientist talks about entrepreneurship

Monday, 20 November 2017, 10:05 am | University of Auckland

What is the role of universities today? Along with discovering new knowledge and educating the next generation, should professors also be drivers of economic development? What is an entrepreneurial academic? More >>

Wellington College Appoints Gregor Fountain New Principal

Friday, 17 November 2017, 9:46 am | Wellington College of Education

The new Principal of 17 November 2017 - Wellington College will be Gregor Fountain, currently Principal of Paraparaumu College. Mr Fountain has strong ties to Wellington College, as both an old boy and a former teacher at the school. He was Head of the ... More >>

Your School is Invited to The Greatest Show on Earth at Unit

Friday, 17 November 2017, 9:29 am | UNITEC

Your school is invited to the 1950s inspired, The Greatest Show on Earth – Unitec’s end of year exhibition of costume, art department, lighting and sound design work by our Production Design & Management (PDM) students. Come and see what our students ... More >>

2 in 3 NCEA students severely affected by anxiety or stress

Friday, 17 November 2017, 9:27 am | Inspiration Education Limited

Two-thirds of New Zealand secondary students identify stress and anxiety about assessments as a challenge to learning, and about half believe they are not taught how to study or deal with exams, according to a new survey of nearly 6000 students. More >>

Ag Diploma hits industry sweetspot

Friday, 17 November 2017, 8:59 am | Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre

Taratahi is broadening its programme base and offering the highly regarded Massey Diploma in Agriculture at its residential campuses in the Wairarapa and at Telford in South Otago and the Central North Island Dairy Academy at Reporoa in 2018. More >>

Marsden students win TEchHub CREST Challenge

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 1:43 pm | Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

Samuel Marsden Collegiate School Year 10 Digital Technology students Leila Barber, Linda Zhang and Kellen Zeng have won the 2017 TechHub CREST Challenge (Wellington region). The challenge was for students to come up with a brief to address a need ... More >>

Chief Ombudsman issues opinion on seclusion complaint

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 1:15 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has released his Final Opinion on the seclusion of an autistic child at Ruru Specialist School, saying the child and his family were let down by the school and the Ministry of Education. More >>

Ombudsman emphasises importance of monitoring seclusion

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 1:11 pm | Human Rights Commission

Ombudsman’s Final Opinion emphasises importance of monitoring best practice delivery 16 November 2017: A Final Opinion released by the Ombudsman has emphasised again the need for regular monitoring of schools when it comes to the use of seclusion, ... More >>

Celebrating Women Philosophers on World Philosophy Day

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 9:43 am | Massey University

The clichéd image of a philosopher is a mature white man, bearded and bald, chin cupped in hand. Statistics confirm male dominance in the field more than 2400 years after Socrates founded Western philosophy, but Massey University is bucking the trend ... More >>

Researchers at the Top of Their Fields Elected as Fellows

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 9:38 am | The Royal Society of New Zealand

Sixteen researchers and scholars who have advanced knowledge in the areas of history, theology, art, computer science, psychology, law, Māori studies, chemistry, soil science, poetry, linguistics, geology, education, engineering and mathematics have ... More >>

Engineering & IT Graduating Students Showcase Commitment

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 9:15 am | Weltec

Final year student projects for Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Information Technology, Diploma in Architectural Technology and Graduate Diploma students from engineering and IT were showcased to the public yesterday in Wellington. The projects ... More >>

ECE teachers welcome increase to paid parental leave

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 10:54 am | NZEI

Early childhood educators believe the increase in paid parental leave will be great for babies and their parents, and say the next step must be to improve the quality of early childhood education. More >>

PM’s Award for inclusive education is a win for all children

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 10:43 am | IHC

IHC says an award for inclusive teaching practices celebrates one of the fundamentals of education – that every child has a right to achieve. More >>

Partnership boosts Graduate School students to the cloud

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 10:16 am | Wellington ITC

Masters of Software Development students at Wellington’s ICT Graduate School will receive a welcome cloud-based boost from technology giant, Amazon Web Services. More >>

Experts Peg Great Outdoors as Next Gen Education Provider

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 8:03 am | ReWild the Child

On November 25, renowned British childhood consultant and author, Tim Gill , will join three New Zealand experts in their fields to show parents and educators what must be done to revolutionise an education system that is no longer serving children. More >>

Parents set to get better information on children's learning

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 5:15 pm | NZEI

Parents will have better information about their children's learning following Government assurances today that schools will be required to report on the full curriculum - not just children's results in the three National Standards subjects, says NZEI Te ... More >>

Taratahi takes the country to town

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 1:32 pm | Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre

Taratahi Agriculture Training Centre’s strong relationship with the Manukau Institute of Technology is opening doors to a world of rural careers for Auckland students. More >>

Software hackathon hits NZ Cricket Museum’s challenges

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 9:02 am | Wellington ICT

If two heads are better than one when solving tricky problems, then 30 heads must surely be even better. More >>

Southern Institute of Technology’s Open Night 14/11/17

Monday, 13 November 2017, 5:09 pm | Southern Institute Of Technology

Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) is holding an Open Night tomorrow, Tuesday 14 November. This is a chance for prospective students to come along to meet tutors and talk about their study options for 2018. More >>

New appointment for lake and freshwater science

Monday, 13 November 2017, 12:42 pm | University of Waikato

The University of Waikato has appointed a new Bay of Plenty Regional Council Chair in Lake and Freshwater Science. More >>

Rangi Ruru Year 11’s - Future Problem Solving National Champ

Saturday, 11 November 2017, 10:41 pm | Rangi Ruru Girls' School

Rangi Ruru Year 11’s - Future Problem Solving National Champions Last weekend saw the culmination of a year of hard work by Future Problem Solving teams from all over the country and this year, the Rangi Ruru Year 11 team was named National Champions. ... More >>

Skills Active Apprentice of the Year announced

Friday, 10 November 2017, 1:53 pm | Skills Active

Mark Chapman's enthusiasm for the outdoors, and commitment to learning and development has earned him the title of Skills Active Apprentice of the Year. More >>

Ako Aotearoa Celebrates 10 Years Contributing to Tertiary Ed

Friday, 10 November 2017, 11:18 am | Ako Aotearoa

Trusted And Valued with a Clear Vision for Learner Success – Ako Aotearoa Celebrates Ten-Years of Contribution to Tertiary Education More >>

Summer on Ice Exploring the Secret Lives of Killer Whales

Friday, 10 November 2017, 9:15 am | University of Canterbury

A series of recording devices will be deployed in Antarctica this summer to explore the secret lives of killer whales in an unprecedented monitoring programme. More >>

New director appointed to Nelson School of Music

Thursday, 9 November 2017, 2:47 pm | Nelson Media Agency

The Nelson School of Music is gearing up for its reopening next year with the appointment of a new director. The School Trust Board announced today that Auckland Grammar HOD Music James Donaldson has accepted the position. Trust Chair Roger Taylor said Donaldson ... More >>

Restraint case highlights pressure on schools

Thursday, 9 November 2017, 1:16 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa is calling for training and support for teachers who have to deal with increasingly violent situations and better funding for children with challenging behaviour. More >>

Supporting learners of te reo in tertiary organisations

Thursday, 9 November 2017, 1:15 pm | NZ Council for Educational Research

Te reo Māori learners need more support to realise their language aspirations at tertiary education organisations (TEOs). A recently published study shows that although te reo Māori is central to learners’ identity, support for learning and using ... More >>

Update to NCEA aid in time for exams

Thursday, 9 November 2017, 9:26 am | Inspiration Education Limited

A popular platform helping New Zealand students study for their NCEA exams has re-launched to offer even more free resources in time for the start of exams. More >>

International Success for Triple Threat on the Sports Field

Thursday, 9 November 2017, 8:46 am | Queen Margaret College

A Year 11 Queen Margaret College student will be gracing the world stage in Basketball next year. Paris Lokotui, is part of the New Zealand Aon Women’s U17 who made history in Bangalore, India by becoming the first junior-women’s national side to qualify ... More >>

Gisborne Intermediate’s Legacy for the Future

Thursday, 9 November 2017, 8:40 am | Sunrise Foundation

The Board of Trustees have established the Gisborne Intermediate School Endowment Fund at The Sunrise Foundation to create a legacy to help future leaders of the school. More >>

Auckland Arts student wins Rhodes scholarship

Wednesday, 8 November 2017, 4:14 pm | University of Auckland

University of Auckland Faculty of Arts student Marco de Jong is one of three young New Zealanders who have been awarded prestigious 2018 Rhodes Scholarships to carry out post-graduate study at the University of Oxford (UK). More >>

Rhodes scholarships awarded to future leaders

Wednesday, 8 November 2017, 3:59 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Prestigious Rhodes Scholarships have been awarded to three outstanding young New Zealanders to carry out post-graduate study at the University of Oxford (UK). More >>

Mechanic Animation Offers Animation Internship

Wednesday, 8 November 2017, 11:26 am | Southern Institute Of Technology

Wellington based company Mechanic Animation are contributing to the Southsure Insurance Emerging Artist Awards by offering a two and a half week internship to an Animation student studying at Southern Institute of Technology. The winning student will also ... More >>

NZTC India celebrates seventh annual graduation ceremony

Wednesday, 8 November 2017, 10:13 am | NZTC

Over 40 early childhood education graduates were acknowledged at New Zealand Tertiary College India’s graduation over the weekend. More >>

Student Fashion Showcase Highlights Outstanding Young Talent

Wednesday, 8 November 2017, 8:49 am | HETTANZ

In 2017 HETTANZ member school students from around New Zealand have once again entered outstanding work for the HETTANZ Student Fashion Awards judged last week. More >>

Re-Imagining Education to Empower Gen-Z

Tuesday, 7 November 2017, 10:52 am | HP New Zealand

The World Economic Forum predicts that 65 percent of children entering primary school today will work in jobs that don’t even exist yet . Guests at HP’s inaugural Evolve Education event on Thursday 26th October heard from industry leaders all calling ... More >>

Ara Ready for Increase in Student Enrolments in 2018

Tuesday, 7 November 2017, 9:39 am | Ara Institute

In light of the new Government’s promise to implement fees free tertiary study for the first year of study, Ara is ready and prepared to accept an increase in enrolments for 2018. More >>

MPs making misleading statements about charter schools

Tuesday, 7 November 2017, 9:35 am | Save Our Schools NZ

Nikki Kaye has joined her colleague David Seymour in making misleading statements about charter schools. More >>

Big future in little cousin of education exports – edtech

Tuesday, 7 November 2017, 8:21 am | Make Lemonade

With the risk to foreign student export market from potential changes to immigration policy, the government should increase its focus on the little cousin of education exports, edtech, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says. More >>

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology's successful merger

Monday, 6 November 2017, 6:30 pm | Tribal Group

A successful merger and project delivery for Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology In May 2016, Bay of Plenty Polytechnic and Waiariki Institute of Technology merged to become Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology. Toi Ohomai is one of the largest institutes ... More >>

Wintec wins global operator award

Monday, 6 November 2017, 5:18 pm | Wintec

Wintec (Waikato Institute of Technology) won the Global Operator Award in the Westpac Waikato Business Awards in Hamilton on Friday night. More >>

Fairer Funding and Super-sized Support Needed

Monday, 6 November 2017, 4:04 pm | New Zealand Principals Federation

The latest research findings from the New Zealand Council for Education Research (NZCER) that show schools are under-funded and principals' stress levels are rising, come as no surprise, according to Whetu Cormick, President of the New Zealand Principals' ... More >>

Kiwi Charity Recognised as One of the World’s Most Inspiring

Monday, 6 November 2017, 1:52 pm | Garden to Table Trust

Kiwi success story, Garden to Table, has been handpicked by global food group, Food Tank, as one of the world’s most innovative and inspiring organisations. More >>

School resources insufficient, regardless of decile

Monday, 6 November 2017, 1:31 pm | NZ Council for Educational Research

Only 8% of primary and intermediate principals found their school operational funding sufficient in 2016, and just under half reduced their spending. Principals’ views of the insufficiency of resources were unrelated to school decile. More >>

Teachers’ professional learning helps them meet needs

Monday, 6 November 2017, 1:31 pm | NZ Council for Educational Research

Many teachers are getting useful blocks of time for professional learning within schools and are getting practical help for teaching priority learners. Teachers also want more time to focus on doing their work well. More >>

Principals want to spend more time on educational leadership

Monday, 6 November 2017, 1:29 pm | NZ Council for Educational Research

Principals of primary and intermediate schools want to spend less time on administration and paperwork, and 75% of them want to spend more time on educational leadership, up from 59% in 2013. More >>

A living wage – the difference your pay rate makes

Monday, 6 November 2017, 1:23 pm | Massey University

How much pay is enough when it comes to a healthy bank balance and quality of life in New Zealand today? More >>

New Children’s Activity Book a Milestone

Monday, 6 November 2017, 12:42 pm | Penny Hartill

A new children’s activity book – Bright Ideas for Young Minds – has been hailed as an aid to neurodevelopment and a resource that builds resilience by the Dunedin Study’s Professor Richie Poulton. More >>

Primary ITO training provider in Otago and Southland

Monday, 6 November 2017, 12:30 pm | Primary ITO

From today, Monday 6 November, Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre will be the provider for Primary ITO dairy, sheep, beef and deer courses in Otago and Southland. More >>

Teachers and principals denied the time to teach and lead

Monday, 6 November 2017, 12:04 pm | NZEI

New national educational surveys confirm NZEI Te Riu Roa’s claims that teachers and principals are being denied the time to teach and lead, and that children’s education is suffering as a result. More >>

Achieving equity and excellence in education for Māori

Friday, 3 November 2017, 2:53 pm | University of Auckland

Recent Rutherford Discovery Fellowship recipient Dr Melinda Webber will present a talk on raising the success of Māori students in Whangarei on Wednesday as part of the University of Auckland’s International Speaker Series. More >>

Manfeild well-placed for policies

Friday, 3 November 2017, 1:34 pm | Manfeild

Caption: National Driver Training Centre project lead Michael Barbour congratulates 16-year-old Wanganui Collegiate School student Jimmy Jones, of Kiwitea, on becoming the 100th graduate of the learner driver scheme. More >>

School Children Win Thousands of Dollars for Their Schools

Friday, 3 November 2017, 9:34 am | KidsCan

The Coffee Club New Zealand and KidsCan have launched three new Christmas coffee cup designs and two napkin designs, all created by school children who won a nationwide Christmas Cup Art Competition. The Coffee Club also introduced a “highly commended” ... More >>

UC academics excel in Marsden Funding

Thursday, 2 November 2017, 5:29 pm | University of Canterbury

Eleven University of Canterbury academics have been awarded 2017 Royal Society Te Apārangi Marsden Funding to continue research in a diverse array of areas, adding further to the University’s increasing success in attracting research funding. More >>

NZ Kids Outsmart Their Aust Counterparts in Maths Comp

Thursday, 2 November 2017, 4:19 pm | Matific

NEW ZEALAND KIDS OUTSMART THEIR AUSTRALIAN COUNTERPARTS IN TRANS-TASMAN MATHS COMPETITION Students from a primary school in Alfriston, New Zealand, have beaten hundreds of thousands of other students across Australia and New Zealand to win first prize in ... More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 

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