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Corrections welcomes signing of joint education agreement

Friday, 26 May 2017, 2:40 pm | Department Of Corrections

Corrections Chief Executive Ray Smith has welcomed the Tertiary Education Commission’s (TEC) re-commitment to work with his department providing access to quality education for prisoners and helping reduce re-offending. More >>

Affirming diverse sexualities and genders in schools

Friday, 26 May 2017, 12:13 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

The PPTA is launching an updated and refreshed set of guidelines for schools to help them create a safe and affirming environment for all students. PPTA believes that gender and sexuality should never be barriers to student engagement and achievement. More >>

Open Polytechnic congratulates 2017 graduates

Friday, 26 May 2017, 10:19 am | Open Polytechnic

The Open Polytechnic held the last of its nationwide graduation ceremonies for the year in Wellington this week [23 May] with students from a wide range of diploma and degree subjects receiving their hard earned qualifications. More >>

Budget 2017 cuts funding for children in ECE

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 4:33 pm | Early Childhood Council

Budget 2017 has stripped funding from children in early childhood education for the seventh year in a row, says New Zealand’s largest representative body of licensed early childhood centres. More >>

No real commitment to great universities

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 4:25 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Vice-Chancellors say that while the government has invested heavily in some aspects of New Zealand’s future it is yet to show a commitment to creating the great universities that will be central to the country’s future. More >>

Education budget a timid sprinkling of coins

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 3:54 pm | PPTA

“Secondary teachers who were hopeful for an education budget that looked to and planned for the future, for children and for teachers were disappointed today”, PPTA president Jack Boyle says. More >>

Host Families Needed in July 2017 - Community Call Out

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 4:40 pm | Student Exchange Australia New Zealand

This July, we will be receiving exchange students from Finland, Germany, Italy and Sweden. Our new arrivals will live with a host family and attend a local school for 3, 5 or 10 months. We are urgently seeking suitable families who might be interested ... More >>

Waikato University strengthens ties with China

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 3:59 pm | University of Waikato

The University of Waikato has further strengthened its ground-breaking partnership with Zhejiang University City College (ZUCC) in Hangzhou, China this month, with the launch of a new joint institute that will see Waikato’s world-class degrees ... More >>

Adult and Community Education (ACE) Conference, June 13-15

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 3:00 pm | ACE Aotearoa

Community educators will gather at Te Wharewaka o Pōneke, June 13-15 to examine how ready, relevant and globally focused they are to meet the needs of adult learners in a fast changing world. More >>

Tairua School students win Best Community Action Project

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 2:56 pm | Tairua School

THEIR efforts to help their community take action against marine pollution has earned two Tairua School students the chance to snorkel the infamous Poor Knights Islands, one of the best diving sites in the world. More >>

Marsden students learn sign language

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 12:33 pm | Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

In recognition of New Zealand Sign Language Week recently Samuel Marsden Collegiate School Preschool and Primary School students held a concert completely in New Zealand Sign Language for honoured guest Darryl Alexander. Darryl is a sign language teacher, ... More >>

Fellowship caps PhD graduation celebrations

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 12:28 pm | Massey University

It will be a double celebration for emergency management specialist Sara McBride who is conferred with her doctorate at Massey University Graduation ceremonies in Wellington on Thursday. More >>

Overcrowded schools highlight chronic underfunding

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 11:20 am | NZEI

The revelation that hundreds of schools are overcrowded has again highlighted the need for a huge increase in education funding, and shown that the data-focused government is not even getting the basics right. More >>

Truck safety a welcome addition to school curriculum

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 11:12 am | Road Transport Forum

Road Transport Forum Chief Executive Ken Shirley has welcomed a new school curriculum resource developed to help teach safety around trucks. The new curriculum resource was developed by NZTA with input from the Road Transport Forum and is designed to ... More >>

Blogging beating the “summer learning” slump

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 10:12 am | University of Auckland

A research project has found that children who blogged about their summer holidays had less of a “summer slump” in their reading and writing skills than those who didn’t. Evidence has shown that the “summer slump” impacts children’s learning ... More >>

Chance for Minister to Back Students as He Backs Corporates

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 8:55 am | Aotearoa Students' Alliance

A policy change sought by students would only cost the Government a fraction of what it dishes out each year to its favourite businesses, according to the Aotearoa Students’ Alliance. More >>

Awanuiārangi celebrates graduation

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 5:23 pm | Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

More than 200 Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi graduands will receive their degrees and certificates during a formal graduation ceremony to be held in Whakatāne on Friday, 26 May. More >>

Students use design thinking to solve industry problems

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 5:17 pm | Waikato Institute Of Technology

Making breakfast and keeping the coffee coming for a room full of industry partners and Wintec staff was one of the easier challenges given to the first intake of students at Wintec’s Design Hub. More >>

Unitec Theatre - The 2017 Shakespeare Season

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 5:12 pm | Unitec

This year, the graduating third year students at Unitec’s Performing & Screen Arts/Creative Industries will perform: ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL Directed by Paul Gittins More >>

Navigating the complex world of sex for Sāmoan youth

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 3:39 pm | Massey University

Sexual health is not an easy conversation topic in any culture but a new study by Massey University is urging those working with Pasifika youth to recognise the complex cultural contexts they live in to ensure the message gets through. More >>

Milestone for Regional Cooking Competition

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 10:57 am | Eastern Institute of Technology

Former EIT students John Bland and Stacey McCann have good reason to be toasting the Hawke’s Bay Salon Culinaire’s upcoming 10th anniversary. More >>

Billion dollar boost for education so every child can fly

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 9:09 am | NZEI

A billion dollar boost is needed in Budget 2017 to preserve public education and ensure every child has the support they need to learn, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. More >>

Lower South Island ECE Centres Sold to Evolve Group

Monday, 22 May 2017, 4:56 pm | Little Wonders Childcare

Little Wonders Childcare Group has entered a contract with Evolve Education Group Limited (Evolve) for the sale of six early childhood education (ECE) centres. More >>

Support Staff need our Support

Monday, 22 May 2017, 3:26 pm | Te Akatea NZ Maori Principals' Association

Te Akatea NZ Maori Principals adds their voice to the growing number of educational groups that is calling on the government to provide a significant funding increase for school support staff. More >>

Students experiment with aquaculture science

Friday, 19 May 2017, 1:53 pm | Cawthron Institute

This month, nearly 200 biology students swapped their textbooks for lab coats to gain practical science experience at the Cawthron Aquaculture Park as part of Year 13 mussel biology workshops. More >>

QTI endorses closure of below-standard tertiary provider

Friday, 19 May 2017, 12:32 pm | Quality Tertiary Institutions

Quality Tertiary Institutions (Nga Wananga Kounga), a key private tertiary education sector peak body, has welcomed the Government’s decision to close down the deeply troubled Linguis International Institute by cancelling its registration due to persistent ... More >>

Massey-China language centre boosts Mandarin momentum

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 4:46 pm | Massey University

The development of innovative online Chinese language programmes for learners across the Pacific region is at the heart of a new partnership between Massey University and Beijing Language and Culture University. More >>

KINGS returns to school for Oompher Web Series Two launch

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 4:17 pm | Careers New Zealand

Oompher’s latest web series was launched to 1,000 students at Northcote College in Auckland today with an exclusive screening, Q & A session and guest appearance by local musician and alumni, KINGS. More >>

EIT graduate wins coveted national technology award

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 3:08 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

EIT screen production graduate Aliesha Staples is back in the spotlight with her recent NZ Hi-Tech award – one of the technology sector’s most sought-after accolades. More >>

Campaign to protect public tertiary education

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 2:38 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Staff, students and representatives of the local community will come together tomorrow at the Ara Institute of Canterbury to launch the TEU’s campaign to protect quality public tertiary education from a controversial law prioritising for-profit providers. More >>

Increase government support to stop students going hungry

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 2:36 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Students at Unitec are regularly going without food or other necessities because they cannot afford them, according to a survey of students by the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA). More >>

NMIT to better serve student community with ebs solution

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 1:28 pm | Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) has implemented a new student management system, Tribal Group’s ebs solution to better serve its student community. More >>

School of Construction Receives Education Design Award

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 12:34 pm | Weltec

The Wellington Regional School of Construction has been recognised by the New Zealand Institute of Architects at the Wellington Architecture Awards. The new building received the sole award in the education category at a ceremony in Wellington last night. More >>

Careers Expo for South Canterbury

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 12:06 pm | Ara Institute

Careers Expo for South Canterbury The Careers Expo at the Southern Events Centre in Timaru on 22 and 23 May brings the region’s tertiary training providers together under one roof, giving learners the chance to ask questions about study pathways ... More >>

Canadian university honours former Otago Vice-Chancellor

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 11:03 am | University of Otago

Canada’s Queen’s University will next month confer the honorary degree of Doctor of Science on former University of Otago Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir David Skegg. More >>

Heat is on cooking students at Salon Culinaire

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 1:57 pm | Ara Institute

The pressure will be on when cooking and hospitality students compete live at the Southern Lights Salon Culinaire Saturday 20 May. This is an annual competition, organised by Ara Institute of Canterbury, Otago Polytechnic Cromwell and the Southern Institute ... More >>

Long-term teacher supply issues remain

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 1:33 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

New government measures to increase teacher supply have addressed some concerns in the sector, but housing, transport and income solutions are essential for long-term results. More >>

New appointment for the University of Otago in Tairāwhiti

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 12:08 pm | University of Otago

Dr Diana Kopua (nee Rangihuna) has been appointed to the new part-time role of Associate Dean, Tairāwhiti, by the University of Otago, Wellington. She will be providing support for all University of Otago students in the Tairāwhiti (Gisborne) region, ... More >>

University of Auckland pioneers online credentials

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 10:09 am | University of Auckland

University of Auckland pioneers online credentials to support student mobility In a New Zealand first, the University of Auckland has launched a secure online credentials service. More >>

No Surprise 90,000 Young People Not Studying or Working

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 9:32 am | Aotearoa Students' Alliance

That nearly 90,000 young people are not in employment, education or training (NEET) is yet another symptom of rising living costs and insufficient government support for students, according to the Aotearoa Students’ Alliance. “For a decade, the ... More >>

Rangi Ruru Director of Music Recognised With Award

Tuesday, 16 May 2017, 4:29 pm | Rangi Ruru Girls' School

The Director of Music at Rangi Ruru, Janet Kingsbury, has received an award for her outstanding contribution to music. More >>

Gate Pa Kindergarten to close

Tuesday, 16 May 2017, 4:17 pm | Inspired Kindergartens

The Board of Inspired Kindergartens regrets to advise that Gate Pa Kindergarten will close at the end of Term 2 (7 July 2017) following a period of consultation with families and staff. Families were advised of the decision this afternoon. More >>

Massey helps transform education in remote Tokelau

Tuesday, 16 May 2017, 3:21 pm | Massey University

Massey University researchers are helping to modernise education on one of the planet’s remotest places. More >>

New trail brings maths to life

Tuesday, 16 May 2017, 12:02 pm | University of Waikato

A new trail designed to help people appreciate maths in their daily lives will be launched on the University of Waikato’s Hamilton campus on 26 May. More >>

New Chatbot for Problems at School

Monday, 15 May 2017, 5:25 pm | Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley

Community Law Wellington has launched a chatbot for problems at school. Wagbot is a chatbot that knows the answers to many questions about problems parents and students have with schools in Aotearoa. You can chat to Wagbot here: . More >>

Hutt Valley STEMM event explores digital learning

Monday, 15 May 2017, 2:48 pm | Open Polytechnic

Open Polytechnic hosted a technology focused event called ‘Bring your science teacher to breakfast’ on Friday [12 May,7.30-8.30am] at its Lower Hutt campus, as part of the 2017 Hutt STEMM Festival. More >>

Students ask: “what makes someone a ‘kiwi’”?

Sunday, 14 May 2017, 9:17 pm | New Zealand Baha'i Community

Students from around the country have asked kiwis to stand up against racism and reconsider what it means to be a New Zealander. More >>

Te Kura prepared to be country’s first COOL

Friday, 12 May 2017, 3:39 pm | Te Kura

Te Kura is closer to becoming New Zealand’s first Community of Online Learning with the passing of the Education (Update) Amendment Bill’s third and final reading in Parliament. More >>

School Trustees conference returns to the South

Friday, 12 May 2017, 3:17 pm | NZ School Trustees Association

New Zealand’s largest education conference is gearing up to be held in Dunedin from 14 to 16 July - this is the first time, since the 2011 earthquake closed the Christchurch Convention Centre, to be held in the South Island. More >>

Whitireia And WelTec Celebrate Student Success

Friday, 12 May 2017, 1:49 pm | WelTec and Whitireia

The culmination of 100 students’ academic endeavour will be recognised today at a graduation ceremony hosted by WelTec and Whitireia New Zealand at the Auckland Town Hall. More >>

Scholarships respond to need for more Māori in health careers

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 5:01 pm | Wintec

Ten Wintec students have received Dame Te Ātairangikaahu nursing scholarships from Wintec and the Māori King’s Office to encourage more Waikato-Tainui people into health careers. More >>

Prestigious Girdlers’ Scholarship awarded to Hamish Thomas

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 4:16 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Hamish Thomas, aged 17 from Christchurch, has been awarded the prestigious Girdlers’ Scholarship which will see him study Natural Sciences, specialising in genetics, at the University of Cambridge. More >>

Scholarship for outstanding women lawyers announced

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 3:42 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

The 2017 New Zealand Law Foundation Ethel Benjamin scholarship for outstanding women lawyers has been awarded to Johanna McDavitt. More >>

University of Waikato hosts environmental film evening

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 3:25 pm | University of Waikato

As part of a larger commitment to waste reduction, the University of Waikato’s Eco Emporium will be running events to promote tangible, positive solutions for environmental issues. More >>

Geography students to learn first-hand about South Dunedin

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 12:31 pm | Otago Regional Council

Students from Kings High School and Bayfield High School will get to whet their appetites for natural science with an opportunity for hands-on learning about the geography and hydrology of South Dunedin. More >>

Foundation North provides Scholarship support for youth

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 12:22 pm | Spirit of Adventure Trust

The Spirit of Adventure Trust is delighted to announce the funding support approved by Foundation North of $100,000.00 towards Youth Scholarships. More >>

University of Auckland recognises best PhD research

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 10:43 am | University of Auckland

From El Niños to alcohol use to the aesthetics of time, the five best doctoral theses written at the University of Auckland in 2016 have been named. The Vice-Chancellor’s Prize for Best Doctoral Thesis is awarded to the five most exceptional theses successfully ... More >>

Freemasons give, scholars receive

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 9:36 am | Freemasons

Completing their university degrees, 29 of the country’s top students have today (subs 10 May) been awarded Freemasons scholarships totalling $202,000. Distinguished Professor, neuroscientist and Freemason Sir Richard Faull presented the scholarships ... More >>

A new scholarship championing top grades and good deeds

Wednesday, 10 May 2017, 5:01 pm | Freemasons

Veterinary students studying at Massey University have reason to smile with the announcement of a new scholarship that acknowledges consistently high grades, completing a degree and voluntary involvement in their local communities. More >>

Quiz the tutors at Careers Expo

Wednesday, 10 May 2017, 4:28 pm | Ara Institute

Christchurch Careers Expo, 11-13 May at Horncastle Arena, is a golden opportunity to find out about study options by talking to actual tutors and getting to know organisations first hand. More >>



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