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Iwi leaders tell government hands off the ITOs!

Wednesday, 20 March 2019, 12:36 pm | Te Rautaki Whakaroopu Maori.

Representatives from 28 iwi gathered last Thursday and agreed the proposed Reform of Vocational Education was being rushed through, and called on the government to extend the consultation period and engage with Māori to involve them in the changes. More >>

Rainbow Group expands its ‘More For Kids’ charity

Wednesday, 20 March 2019, 11:17 am | The Rainbow Group of Companies

Rainbow Group, owner of PORSE and Rainbow Corner childcare centres expands its ‘More For Kids’ charity More >>

National Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards

Tuesday, 19 March 2019, 2:16 pm | Ako Aotearoa

Ako Aotearoa believes that teaching and learning of the highest quality is evidenced daily in organisations right cross our tertiary sector. More >>

Making a difference for a lifetime

Tuesday, 19 March 2019, 11:49 am | New Zealand Kindergartens

Early childhood education makes a difference for a lifetime and New Zealand Kindergartens (NZK) commends the Government for developing a 10-year strategic plan to ensure high quality early childhood education provision. More >>

Ministry of Education working to support schools

Sunday, 17 March 2019, 7:08 pm | Ministry of Education

Ministry of Education working to support schools, kura and early learning services More >>

NZ universities condemn terror attack

Saturday, 16 March 2019, 6:30 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

A statement from Derek McCormack, Vice-Chancellor of AUT and Chair of Universities New Zealand, on behalf of New Zealand universities: More >>

Trailblazing role brings Te Reo to digital classrooms

Friday, 15 March 2019, 1:59 pm | Taitokerau Education Trust

In a first for New Zealand education, a cluster of Northland schools now has its own Rumaki and Reo Rua facilitator. More >>

Bipartisan approach to early childhood education sector

Friday, 15 March 2019, 11:58 am | Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood NZ

Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand is keen to see the current government foster bipartisan support for the proposed reform of the early childhood education sector (see submission ). More >>

Paterson Burn and Rototuna Primary team up

Friday, 15 March 2019, 10:21 am | Paterson Burn Optometrists

Paterson Burn Optometrists have teamed up with Rototuna Primary School to carry out a study that aims to help identify visual issues that affect students’ learning. More >>

Dream work experience on offer to new brewing students

Thursday, 14 March 2019, 1:40 pm | Otago Polytechnic

Students from New Zealand’s newest brewing course will soon have access to an exclusive work experience opportunity: to put their palates to the test as associate judges at one of the country’s largest beer and cider awards. More >>

Statement from NZITP

Thursday, 14 March 2019, 10:50 am | Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics NZ

The majority of New Zealand’s 16 Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics are committed to supporting the Government’ s consultation and co-design process for the future state of the sector. More >>

Curtin Professor awarded for distinguished research in maths

Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 4:41 pm | Curtin University Of Technology

A Curtin University maths researcher whose work has been applied across various industries such as agriculture, mining and oil and gas has been awarded the 2019 JH Michell Medal by Australia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM), a ... More >>

Open Polytechnic and Jaipuna brings AI for maths to class

Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 4:09 pm | Open Polytechnic

A new partnership between Open Polytechnic’s School Strategy division, and Jaipuna, a computer software company, means that secondary school students can now have 24/7 access to an artificial intelligence (AI) mathematics tutor. More >>

Tech Park a ‘Game Changer’ for MIT

Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 10:54 am | Manukau Institute of Technology

A new centre of excellence for Engineering and Trades education in South Auckland was announced today. More >>

Businesses to Take On Fewer Apprentices Under Reforms

Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 9:47 am | The Skills Organisation

More than half of employers say they will hire fewer apprentices if a Government proposal to merge polytechs into one national body is implemented - according to new research. More >>

Students announce rally to restore Postgraduate Allowance

Tuesday, 12 March 2019, 10:56 am | NZ Union of Students' Associations

The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) have today announced plans to rally on Parliament and present their postgraduate student allowance petition. More >>

St John pushes for first aid to be compulsory in schools

Monday, 11 March 2019, 10:17 am | St John

St John continues to advocate for CPR and lifesaving first aid skills to be taught and included in the national school curriculum, lining up with the Labour Government’s “School Leavers’ Toolkit” policy, whereby every school leaver will graduate ... More >>

The NZ College of Midwives has a very simple message

Friday, 8 March 2019, 5:33 pm | NZ College Of Midwives

The New Zealand College of Midwives has a very simple message for its members and women around the country today, International Women's Day More >>

Women lead UC into the future

Friday, 8 March 2019, 9:53 am | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury is understood to be the first and only New Zealand university to be led by two women. For the first time in its nearly 150-year history, UC is led by two women – lawyer and UC alumna Sue McCormack as its new Chancellor, and ... More >>

New research offers insights into how mothers choose ECE

Thursday, 7 March 2019, 4:35 pm | Ministry of Social Development

New research offers insights into how mothers choose and use early childhood education More >>

Education in schools needed to address gender equality

Thursday, 7 March 2019, 2:20 pm | Auckland University of Technology

Education in schools needed to address persistent patterns of gender inequality in New Zealand More >>

Prime Minister awards inaugural Forestry Scholarships at UC

Thursday, 7 March 2019, 1:58 pm | University of Canterbury

The Prime Minister Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern presented Ngā Karahipi Uru Rākau (Te Uru Rākau Forestry Scholarships) to eight outstanding new students at a special forestry scholarship awards ceremony at the University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o ... More >>

Secondary teachers support student climate action

Thursday, 7 March 2019, 11:18 am | PPTA

PPTA, the union and professional association for secondary teachers, welcomes the energy and engagement shown by New Zealand students in their fight for climate justice. More >>

Help more Kiwi kids soar with Airpoints™ for Schools

Thursday, 7 March 2019, 10:26 am | Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand has announced the 10 school groups selected for this year’s Airpoints™ for Schools programme which are now eligible to receive donated Airpoints Dollars™ to spend on travel. More >>

Free Feilding-Palmerston North buses for UCOL students

Thursday, 7 March 2019, 10:23 am | Universal College Of Learning

UCOL students can now commute between Feilding and Palmerston North for free, thanks to a new agreement between Horizons Regional Council and UCOL. Students and staff at UCOL can now travel on Horizons buses running between Feilding and Palmerston ... More >>

Auckland Institute of Studies maintains its top ranking

Thursday, 7 March 2019, 10:18 am | Auckland Institute of Studies

Auckland Institute of Studies (AIS) believes that delivering first-class education should be the number one priority of every New Zealand institution. That belief has paid off, with AIS again being recognised by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority ... More >>

William Pike: inspiring a generation of explorers

Wednesday, 6 March 2019, 5:36 pm | University of Auckland

University of Auckland Young Alumnus of the Year William Pike is on a mission to build resilience and curiosity in young Kiwis. More >>

Nike, Stanford and Sinead from New Zealand

Wednesday, 6 March 2019, 3:06 pm | University of Auckland

Sinead Brennan-McMahon from the University of Auckland is one of 69 students worldwide to receive a Knight-Hennessy Scholarship to Stanford University, and the only one from New Zealand. More >>

Harvard child health expert returns to roots at UC

Wednesday, 6 March 2019, 2:44 pm | University of Canterbury

International child developmental expert and University of Canterbury alumna, Professor Lianne Woodward has returned home from Harvard Medical School to lead UC’s School of Health Sciences. More >>

Hudson and Halls biography shortlisted for Ockham awards

Wednesday, 6 March 2019, 10:40 am | Otago University Press

Otago University Press is proud to have Hudson and Halls: The food of love by Joanne Drayton as a finalist for the 2019 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards, say OUP co-publishers Rachel Scott and Vanessa Manhire. Hudson and Halls: The food of love is a riveting ... More >>

YES 2019 successfully Kickstarted

Wednesday, 6 March 2019, 9:17 am | Ara Institute

Last Friday (1st of March) Ara hosted hundreds of young and eager entrepreneurs from across Canterbury at a successful Kickstart / Tīmata 2019 event. It was the beginning of the 56th annual Young Enterprise Scheme (YES). More >>

UC booming with students and building for the future

Tuesday, 5 March 2019, 5:14 pm | University of Canterbury

Newly released enrolment figures for 2019 show student numbers continue to be on the rise at the University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha, with plans to build on this success with the largest residential building project in the University’s ... More >>

New Platform Simplifies Online Training

Monday, 4 March 2019, 1:49 pm | Smartwork Creative

Smartwork Creative, a leader in instructional and educational design, has launched a unique eLearning solution that allows organisations to tailor their training in a convenient and cost-effective way. More >>

Parenting Place partnership with Parents Centre

Monday, 4 March 2019, 1:47 pm | Joint Media Statement

“It’s incredibly exciting that after 25 years, the two largest parenting organisations in the country are teaming up to support whānau.” Greg Fleming, CEO of Parenting Place. More >>

Auckland Chef takes Kiwi Cuisine to the world

Monday, 4 March 2019, 10:56 am | Ignite College

NZ Chefs Auckland President Jasbir Kaur is helping put New Zealand cuisine on the map, teaching budding chefs across America and Canada how to inject Kiwi flavour into their dishes. More >>

Fisher & Paykel’s former chief named Distinguished Alumni

Monday, 4 March 2019, 9:19 am | University of Auckland

Former long-serving Fisher & Paykel chief John Bongard ONZM is among the Distinguished Alumni to be honoured by the University of Auckland at a gala dinner this month (7 March). More >>

Curating between hope and despair

Friday, 1 March 2019, 1:39 pm | University of Auckland

An extraordinary museum on the site of the Warsaw Ghetto in Poland is a symbol of hope after one of the darkest periods in history. More >>

New lectureship honours Marti’s memory

Friday, 1 March 2019, 1:15 pm | University of Auckland

The memory and legacy of exceptional New Zealand photographer Marti Friedlander (1928-2016) is being honoured by a new lectureship at the University of Auckland. More >>

Polytech Reform Will See More Foreign Labour - Industry Body

Friday, 1 March 2019, 9:11 am | Collision Repair Association

Uncertainty caused by a widespread reform of the vocational education industry will see employers turn to foreign labour rather than training apprentices according to an industry body. More >>

UCOL to celebrate 1950 new graduates

Thursday, 28 February 2019, 5:08 pm | Universal College Of Learning

UCOL is set to celebrate 1950 new graduates now equipped with skills and knowledge that will help fuel industries in New Zealand and abroad. Many of the graduands will receive their Certificates, Diplomas, Degrees and Postgraduate qualifications at ... More >>

Make Road Safety a Priority for Children

Thursday, 28 February 2019, 1:37 pm | NZ School Speeds

Its school fair time at Swannanoa School on Sunday 3rd March and a 30km/h speed limit will be in force outside the school. This may not come as surprise to many, but this school is on a 100km/h rural road and this speed limit is not in force when children ... More >>

UCOL names Council Honours recipients

Thursday, 28 February 2019, 11:00 am | Universal College Of Learning

Four outstanding individuals will receive UCOL Council Honours Awards at UCOL’s Graduation ceremonies in March. The UCOL Council Honours Awards recognize people who act as role models and inspiration to UCOL students, and reflect UCOL’s connections ... More >>

Ministry Recognition for Gifted Learners

Thursday, 28 February 2019, 9:15 am | New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education

The New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education is excited by the possibilities that are brought about by the Ministry of Education’s financial commitment to their work with gifted learners. More >>

Partnership between UCOL and Heytour Group strengthens

Wednesday, 27 February 2019, 6:21 pm | UCOL

International education relationships are strengthening between UCOL and Heytour Group Holding. UCOL Chief Executive, Dr Lynn, presented Executive Vice President of the Heytour Beijing branch, Mr Skye Wang, with an Agent Representation Certificate ... More >>

New era dawns at UC

Wednesday, 27 February 2019, 6:19 pm | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury’s 2018 results signal a new period of consolidation and growth, with a pleasing surplus, increased student numbers, newly opened learning facilities and buildings, and increased research revenue. More >>

ITC graduate named Rising Star NZ at Cruise Industry Awards

Wednesday, 27 February 2019, 4:17 pm | International Travel College

A graduate of the International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) won a prestigious award at the ‘CLIAs’ on Saturday night in Sydney. More >>

Parents to have their say on future schooling system

Wednesday, 27 February 2019, 2:56 pm | Tomorrow's Schools

The Tomorrow’s Schools Independent Taskforce is wanting to hear from parents, whānau and the wider community about what they want from the schooling system for their children. The Taskforce has reviewed the current system and their report - ... More >>

NZ universities slip in QS World University Subject rankings

Wednesday, 27 February 2019, 9:43 am | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

New Zealand universities are placed among the world’s top 50 universities in 20 different subjects in the latest result from the annual QS World University Rankings by Subject. More >>

Teachers tautoko report on children's views

Tuesday, 26 February 2019, 12:55 pm | PPTA

Secondary teachers welcome the “What makes a good life? Children and young peoples’ view on well-being” report and tautoko its findings. More >>

Vocational education reform: Keep the baby, change the bath

Tuesday, 26 February 2019, 10:12 am | Skills Active

There are better options for tertiary education reform, says Skills Active Aotearoa CEO Dr Grant Davidson. More >>

Student numbers continue to rise

Tuesday, 26 February 2019, 9:47 am | Southern Institute Of Technology

A great choice for a quality tertiary education, providing a wide range of subjects and qualifications, the Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) continues to show growth in student enrolments again in 2019. Overall domestic student numbers are ... More >>

AI to replace School and Uni attendance registers

Tuesday, 26 February 2019, 9:25 am | Storicom

AI technology now has the capability to manage the daily register at school, college and tertiary, and could save taxpayers and the Government millions of dollars, while freeing up on average over 100 days of learning for each student in just their Primary ... More >>

Police Studies course launching at Kawerau school

Monday, 25 February 2019, 3:35 pm | New Zealand Police

On Thursday this week, Kawerau's Tarawera High School will add an NCEA-accredited Police Studies course to its curriculum. More >>

Engineering student wins inaugural Summer Sprint program

Monday, 25 February 2019, 2:58 pm | Ara Institute

An Ara Diploma in Mechanical Engineering student Sukhdeep Singh has just had the “greatest experience ever” participating in and winning Ministry of Awesome’s (MOA) Summer Sprint programme, which ran from 11-15 February. More >>

Whakatau held to welcome 800 Ara students

Monday, 25 February 2019, 1:46 pm | Ara Institute

Starting tertiary study can be a daunting prospect for new students, while those who are returning to study this year are one-step closer to completion. More >>

Healthy environment next big competitive advantage

Monday, 25 February 2019, 12:32 pm | Tether

Environmental monitoring could be the next competitive advantage in the early childhood learning sector as industry leaders come to grips with the impact of environmental conditions – including lighting, temperature and noise – on the growth and development ... More >>

High profile US peace and climate expert visit today

Monday, 25 February 2019, 9:32 am | University of Canterbury

The Student Volunteer Army Foundation and the University of Canterbury Community Engagement Hub are today (Monday 25 February) hosting an international team of leading education experts whose specialities are climate resilience, multiculturalism and ... More >>

Inspirational Teachers Receive Awards

Sunday, 24 February 2019, 6:58 pm | ASG

A South Auckland secondary school teacher has won top honours at this year’s ASG National Excellence in Teaching Awards (NEiTA): a trip to the US Space and Rocket Centre in Alabama. More >>

New Chief Executive Officer for New Zealand Kindergartens

Friday, 22 February 2019, 4:17 pm | New Zealand Kindergartens

The Board of NZK has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer. Jill Bond has enjoyed a significant public sector career having held senior leadership roles in Housing, Education and Health. Most recently Jill was the Executive Director of the Office ... More >>

NZPF Principal Matters 3, 22 February 2019

Friday, 22 February 2019, 3:07 pm | New Zealand Principals' Federation

Kia ora e te whānau It is not too early to be thinking about the NZPF conference, to be held at the Sky City Convention Centre in Auckland, July 3 - 5. You can visit the website to register now and save $100 by picking up the early bird rate. More >>



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