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Experts find IES evidence doesn’t stack up

Sunday, 1 March 2015, 11:28 am | NZEI Te Riu Roa

An academic review of the evidence used to support the government’s controversial Investing in Educational Success policy has highlighted areas of concern in the IES model, says NZEI. More >>

Developing moral fibre, key findings of coaches’ survey

Sunday, 1 March 2015, 11:21 am | University of Canterbury

A university research project has explored the different visions among rugby coaches from South Africa, Australia and New Zealand and investigated how they foster players, succeed in coaching and develop values among their players. More >>

Massey launches own publishing press

Friday, 27 February 2015, 5:26 pm | Massey University

Massey University scholars and authors will have the chance to share their specialist knowledge with a much wider readership thanks to the launch of a new publishing press this week. More >>

Movie Creative Joins Ideaschool

Friday, 27 February 2015, 1:42 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

Having created movie magic at Weta Workshop for 14 years, newly-appointed EIT lecturer and technician Jonathan Brough is now passing on his model-making and set design skills to ideaschool’s screen production students. More >>

Otago researcher wins prestigious Harkness Fellowship

Friday, 27 February 2015, 10:57 am | University of Otago

Otago researcher wins prestigious Harkness Fellowship Friday 27 February 2015 Dr Jennifer Moore from Otago’s Law Faculty, and the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, has won a prestigious Harkness Fellowship in Healthcare Policy and Practice. More >>

Kapa Haka Festival Boosts Academic Research

Thursday, 26 February 2015, 11:46 am | Eastern Institute of Technology

EIT staff have been drawing on their leadership and research skills as they gear up for next month’s Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival in Christchurch. More >>

Applications open for Enviroschools Tairawhiti Action Fund

Thursday, 26 February 2015, 11:28 am | Enviroschools Foundation

Applications are now open for the 2015 Enviroschools’ Taiwahiti Action Fund, thanks to funds made available by Eastland Port for “student-led action projects”. More >>

‘Out of Touch’ Regional Council Cuts Key Bus Route

Thursday, 26 February 2015, 11:17 am | Victoria University Students Association

The Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) is deeply disappointed that Greater Wellington Regional Council decided to proceed with cutting the number 18 bus route today - a key service connecting campuses. More >>

LPC university scholarship gives boost to young achiever

Wednesday, 25 February 2015, 5:17 pm | Lyttelton Port of Christchurch

This week students headed back to University and some started their first year. One lucky first year student in particular is Florjan Camlek, the recipient of the Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC) Directors’ - University of Canterbury (UC) Scholarship ... More >>

Survey shows biosecurity should be taught in school

Wednesday, 25 February 2015, 12:16 pm | University of Auckland

A survey of school children has found they lack knowledge about unwanted plants and pests and the effects they could have on our environment. The findings are surprising given the constant warnings we receive on the threat they pose to our horticulture ... More >>

Canterbury research investigating adolescent girls in sport

Wednesday, 25 February 2015, 11:29 am | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury doctoral sports student is investigating what factors make sport enjoyable enough for adolescent girls to keep them involved in sporting activity. More >>

Auckland Institute of Studies is now a Category 1 Provider

Wednesday, 25 February 2015, 10:55 am | Auckland Institute of Studies

Achievement of Category 1 status comes during a period of steady growth in international student numbers at AIS, which with approximately 1000 students is one of the largest private education institutions providing both undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications ... More >>

Relationships between schools and whānau

Tuesday, 24 February 2015, 4:21 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

The Auditor-General’s report, Education for Māori: Relationships between schools and whānau, was presented to the House of Representatives today. The report can be viewed on our website: http://www.oag.govt.nz/2015/education-for-maori-relationships-between-schools-and-whanau ... More >>

Celebrating Massey University alumni

Monday, 23 February 2015, 3:55 pm | Massey University

A nurse, a dairy industry stalwart, a food technologist and a social worker will named as Massey University's 2015 Distinguished Alumni at an awards dinner in Auckland next month. More >>

Top honour for top coach

Monday, 23 February 2015, 2:01 pm | University of Waikato

One of New Zealand’s most successful sports coaches is to receive an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Waikato. More >>

New role gives support to Māori and Pacific students

Monday, 23 February 2015, 1:56 pm | Lincoln University

Jo Frew is not averse to tapping on the shoulder of students at Lincoln University if she does not recognise the face and feels she should. She is Lincoln’s new Māori and Pacific support coordinator and her role, to help those students achieve success, ... More >>

Otago Polytechnic helps train young leaders

Monday, 23 February 2015, 11:55 am | Otago Polytechnic

Otago Polytechnic is hosting a special event, the Otago Secondary Schools Head Prefects Day, which invites all the head prefects from around the region to a one-day training course, focusing on the challenges, responsibilities and idea sharing for their year ... More >>

Lincoln scholars set to tackle the big issues

Monday, 23 February 2015, 11:13 am | Lincoln University

First year Lincoln University students Maddy Albertson and Chester Potter want to make a difference in the world, especially when it comes to the pressing problem of climate change. Both have been awarded Global Challenges Scholarships and will ... More >>

Opening of Chinese Resource Centre supports local tourism

Monday, 23 February 2015, 9:14 am | Tai Poutini Polytechnic

Tai Poutini Polytechnic (TPP) has partnered with the Confucius Institute at University of Canterbury (CIUC) to support the West Coast’s growing Chinese tourism market. TPP and CIUC will officially open a Greymouth Resource Centre this Wednesday (25 ... More >>

Trades Academy based in Hutt City thriving

Friday, 20 February 2015, 5:01 pm | Weltec

With a significant funding boost for 2015 Hutt City is set to benefit from a fantastic programme that improves young people’s chances of achieving their educational goals. More >>

Harold the Giraffe's mobile classroom gets a refit

Friday, 20 February 2015, 3:53 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

Harold the Giraffe has quite a following in schools all around the country, and now he can educate in the comfort of his newly outfitted mobile classroom. More >>

Lecture to highlight Alan Turing’s genius

Friday, 20 February 2015, 12:45 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

A lecture about the work of Alan Turing, often dubbed the father of modern computing and the subject of the film The Imitation Game , will be given at Victoria University of Wellington next week. More >>

School provides tertiary students with an education

Friday, 20 February 2015, 12:06 pm | Silvereye Communications

In an unusual twist, Greymouth-based secondary school John Paul II will be teaching English to tertiary students. The school has paired up with Tai Poutini Polytechnic (TPP) to provide international students with English tuition to help them bridge ... More >>

Are partnership schools more trouble than they are worth?

Friday, 20 February 2015, 11:07 am | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

When National fundamentally altered the Education Act to provide for a new, non-accountable, category of schools, the justification was that these schools needed to be freed from the shackles of government regulation in order to provide excellent education ... More >>

Accommodation preferences: What a Girl Needs/Wants?

Friday, 20 February 2015, 10:54 am | University of Canterbury

A segment of the global women’s travel market is emerging in what is known as GGA - the girlfriend get away – for women who travel with other women for leisure purposes only. More >>

“Fact Checker: Vanguard’s 2014 NCEA Results

Thursday, 19 February 2015, 12:43 pm | Save Our Schools NZ

The press release from Vanguard Military School on its 2014 NCEA results makes for impressive reading on the surface (release date 18 February 2015). Digging deeper, a few key questions are worth asking. More >>

Icy expedition for Raglan locals

Thursday, 19 February 2015, 12:43 pm | University of Waikato

‘It’s a small world after all’ for Clare Beet and Dean Sandwell who found themselves on the same flight to Antarctica to partake in research for the University of Waikato. More >>

Explicit new sex education programme for high schools coming

Thursday, 19 February 2015, 11:36 am | Youth Wellbeing

Australian sexologist touring NZ this month to introduce RELATIONSHIP IQ programme to Kiwi schools and community groups More >>

Exciting start to 2015 for the University of Canterbury

Thursday, 19 February 2015, 11:20 am | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury has received one of the highest rankings for internationalism in Australasia from the United Kingdom rankings organisation Times Higher Education. More >>

ERO releases reports on student wellbeing

Thursday, 19 February 2015, 11:17 am | Education Review Office

ERO’s latest national reports show that while student wellbeing is considered very important, school leaders and teachers can do more to improve the way they promote and respond to student wellbeing. More >>

Wanaka A&P Show’s Agricultural Scholarship winners announced

Thursday, 19 February 2015, 9:35 am | Wanaka A and P Show

Two Wanaka students start the 2015 academic year with a helping hand, after winning the Upper Clutha A&P Society’s generous Agricultural Scholarship. Lachlan Woods, 18, and Alannah Stalker, 17, are the successful recipients of the $3000 scholarship, ... More >>

Student’s language research reaps rewards

Wednesday, 18 February 2015, 2:59 pm | University of Auckland

A PhD applied linguistics student’s research about three rural primary schools in northwest Pakistan that are located close to each other, but follow different languages in their teaching, has won two prestigious awards. Aziz Khan, who is in ... More >>

Magic netballers’ performance under doctoral scrutiny

Wednesday, 18 February 2015, 1:53 pm | University of Waikato

A University of Waikato doctoral student has been awarded a big scholarship to study with New Zealand’s most successful netball franchise. More >>

All go for Hobsonville Point Early Learning Centre

Wednesday, 18 February 2015, 1:51 pm | Northern Auckland Kindergarten Association

Auckland, 18 February 2015 : There is no doubt Thursday the 22nd January was a red letter day for Northern Auckland Kindergarten Association Inc. and the community of Hobsonville Point, the rapidly growing township in North West Auckland. More >>

Huge NCEA Success At Vanguard

Wednesday, 18 February 2015, 11:04 am | Vanguard Military School

Vanguard Military School is pleased to be able to release its official NCEA results for 2014. The school achieved a 96.2% pass rate at NCEA Level 1 and 100% pass rate at NCEA Level 2. Both of these results are well above the average for secondary schools ... More >>

Home-school partnerships important for student success

Wednesday, 18 February 2015, 9:25 am | NZ School Trustees Association

Strong partnerships between schools and their local communities are a key component to students achieving to their potential say Lorraine Kerr, President of the New Zealand School Trustees Association, and the joint announcement from Minister Parata ... More >>

Zoofari welcomes Te Kura-ā-Iwi o Whakatupuranga Rua Mano

Tuesday, 17 February 2015, 1:37 pm | Wellington Zoo

150 students from Te Kura-ā-Iwi o Whakatupuranga Rua Mano in Otaki will visit Wellington Zoo this week as part of The Warehouse Wellington Zoo fari programme, on Thursday 19 and Friday 20 February. More >>

Study finds need for education about online privacy

Tuesday, 17 February 2015, 1:29 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

Providing better access to knowledge about online behaviour, including an 0800 helpline, are among the recommendations in a report from Victoria University of Wellington about New Zealanders’ online behaviour. More >>

Entries open on secondary schools mooting competition

Tuesday, 17 February 2015, 11:55 am | University of Waikato

Registrations of interest for the annual University of Waikato Te Piringa – Faculty of Law Secondary Schools’ Mooting competition close on 7 March. More >>

Smokefree tertiary institutions point the way

Tuesday, 17 February 2015, 11:49 am | University of Otago

The progress public tertiary education institutions (TEIs) have made towards becoming completely smokefree should encourage other New Zealand workplaces and institutions to follow suit, new University of Otago research suggests. More >>

Kindergarten Association rolls out Storypark e-learning

Tuesday, 17 February 2015, 11:40 am | Auckland Kindergarten Association

Following a successful trial, the Auckland Kindergarten Association (AKA) will be providing all parents at their 111 centres with Storypark during term 1, 2015. Their colleagues at Counties Manukau, Waikato and Central Kids Kindergarten Associations ... More >>

Competition connects classrooms with conservation

Tuesday, 17 February 2015, 11:35 am | Department of Conservation

Children from more than 110 schools throughout the country will be spending more time gaining conservation skills outside the classroom this term, as part of a competition being run by the Department of Conservation, with support from Air New Zealand. More >>

Another scholarship win for Sarah

Tuesday, 17 February 2015, 11:10 am | University of Waikato

Out of more than 600 applicants, University of Waikato masters student Sarah Appleby is one of just six students in the Asia-Pacific region to receive a Golden Key Graduate Scholar Scholarship, worth $10,000. More >>

Canterbury comes to Auckland

Tuesday, 17 February 2015, 10:50 am | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury with support from Lincoln University, Navitas and the Christchurch College of English Language (CCEL) is coming to Auckland as “Canterbury Education Partners”. More >>

Character-building important in Japan than in NZ rugby

Tuesday, 17 February 2015, 10:48 am | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury research project has found that character-building is more important in Japanese schoolboy rugby than in New Zealand. More >>

Greater Teacher Aide Support Welcome

Monday, 16 February 2015, 11:39 am | CCS Disability Action

Greater Teacher Aide Support Welcome But Disabled Children Still Not Getting Fair Go in Early Childhood Education More >>

Fee paying education not in our interests

Monday, 16 February 2015, 10:46 am | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

Dr Liz Gordon, QPEC spokesperson and educational researcher, today argued against proposals being aired in the media to allow state schools to charge fees. More >>

Driving New Zealand’s future success north

Monday, 16 February 2015, 10:43 am | Massey University

How does New Zealand want to succeed in the next 50 years, and who will be driving that success? More >>

UC researcher uncovers information on European explorers

Sunday, 15 February 2015, 10:52 am | University of Canterbury

Scholars who have scoured the written records for information on the first encounter of European explorers with New Zealand Maori in 1642 and believe that there is little more to discover may be proven wrong. More >>

Prize money for musical maestro

Friday, 13 February 2015, 5:30 pm | Universal College Of Learning

Whanganui UCOL Music Lecturer Lizzie de Vegt has won a UCOL staff award for noteworthy personal and professional progress in her first two years at UCOL. More >>

National Library’s changes to Services to Schools

Friday, 13 February 2015, 4:54 pm | LIANZA

LIANZA Press Release on the National Library of New Zealand’s changes to Services to Schools: More >>

NZ leads Lancet call for trade deal transparency

Friday, 13 February 2015, 1:25 pm | University of Otago

New Zealand and Australian health advocates are leading an international call for public release and wide discussion of the text of the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). More >>

News in Brief 13/2/15

Friday, 13 February 2015, 10:56 am | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury teenage music student Matthew Everingham has composed a piece to be played at Westminster Abbey in London next week to commemorate the February 2011 earthquake. More >>

Student wins halls scholarship with satirical video

Friday, 13 February 2015, 10:55 am | University of Canterbury

First year University of Canterbury student Louise Woolhouse has been awarded a $5000 accommodation scholarship after making a satirical video. More >>

Second Māori language learning app developed for beginners

Friday, 13 February 2015, 9:55 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington’s Faculty of Education has released its second te reo Māori learning app—Puna—which is available for free on the App Store and Google Play. The app, developed by staff from Te Kura Māori, which carries out ... More >>

University acknowledges loss of noted Māori scholar

Thursday, 12 February 2015, 4:30 pm | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury today joined Ngāti Porou and tribal leaders throughout the country in acknowledging one of the great Māori scholars of our time, Dr Apirana Mahuika, who passed away this week. More >>

Computer Science machine learning guru becomes professor

Thursday, 12 February 2015, 4:15 pm | University of Waikato

New professor looks to a future in data New appointment: Bernhard Pfaringer has been appointed professor in the Computer Science Department in the University of Waikato’s Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences. More >>

Renowned Palestinian writer speaking at the University

Thursday, 12 February 2015, 1:44 pm | University of Auckland

Palestinian writer Samah Sabawi will give a public lecture at the University of Auckland next week. More >>

Research on earthquake engineering, resilient infrastructure

Thursday, 12 February 2015, 11:00 am | University of Canterbury

Civil and natural resources engineers at the University of Canterbury are developing new technologies to evaluate the effects of earthquake-induced ground movement on buildings and facilities critical for the safety and well-being of communities throughout ... More >>

Honorary doctorates for policewoman, diplomat, chief exec

Thursday, 12 February 2015, 10:59 am | University of Canterbury

A policewoman, a diplomat and a chief executive will be awarded honorary doctorates at the University of Canterbury graduation ceremonies in April. More >>

 

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