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BCITO acts to boost school leavers entering apprenticeships

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 2:52 pm | BCITO

New Zealand’s leading provider of construction and trade apprenticeships is encouraging school leavers to see a career in the trades as a worthwhile choice with the launch of a new digital platform. More >>

VCs at risk of opting out of government’s vision

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 2:37 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Vice-Chancellors need to accept that cutting jobs to meet narrow performance metrics will do nothing to help rebuild an inclusive tertiary education sector that meets the needs of all New Zealanders, the Tertiary Education Union said today. More >>

Winners of 2018 Fulbright General Graduate Awards

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 2:28 pm | Fulbright NZ

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND, 24 May, 2018 — Fulbright New Zealand is delighted to announce the four Fulbright New Zealand General Graduate Award Grantees for 2018 : More >>

Exploring what it is to be a global citizen

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 4:49 pm | Adult and Community Education

Exploring what it is to be a global citizen A dynamic range of speakers at next month’s Adult and Community Education (ACE) Conference will guide community educators towards a greater understanding of how community learning can help New Zealanders ... More >>

#YouthToo - High school students speak out for Youth Week

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 9:59 am | Shakti Ethnic Women's Support Group

Shakti Youth is hosting a new generation of youth from migrant and refugee backgrounds who will come together for Youth Week 2018 to share fresh perspectives on the #MeToo movement and feminism on the 26th of May. Young people are at the highest risk of ... More >>

Ethel Benjamin scholarships for outstanding women lawyers

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 9:26 am | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Three remarkable women have this year received New Zealand Law Foundation Ethel Benjamin scholarships for outstanding women lawyers. More >>

Rangi Ruru’s and Christ’s College Westside Story A Hit

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 5:26 pm | Rangi Ruru and Christ's College Schools

Sold out before opening and a release of additional seats means this year’s joint drama production by Christ’s College and Rangi Ruru is one of the most successful ever. More >>

$5000 Personal Development Award Applications Now Open

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 4:12 pm | YHA NZ

$5000 Personal Development Award Applications Now Open By YHA New Zealand New Zealand: Applications for YHA New Zealand’s $5000 Cora Wilding Award are now open. The award provides a grant of up to $5,000 toward the cost of participation in a personal development ... More >>

Wallis receives prestigious Fulbright-EQC Graduate Award

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 3:34 pm | Fullbright NZ

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND, 22 May, 2018 --- Fulbright New Zealand and the Earthquake Commission are pleased to announce this year’s recipient of the Fulbright-EQC Graduate Award in Natural Disaster Research is PhD researcher Amanda Wallis. Amanda will use ... More >>

Geraldine Primary School students to develop sensory garden

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 1:32 pm | Soil Food and Society

Geraldine Primary School has won a national school garden competition run by Soil, Food & Society - the not-for-profit organisation behind a popular year 5 - 8 science-teaching resource, which draws on the story of ‘where food comes from’. More >>

Teacher shortages worst since surveys began

Monday, 21 May 2018, 4:29 pm | PPTA

An annual survey of secondary school principals has found that schools right around the country are experiencing significant teacher shortages, worse than last year’s results and in some cases, worse than ever before. More >>

UC researchers invent Storminator™ weapon

Monday, 21 May 2018, 4:06 pm | University of Canterbury

In a world-first, University of Canterbury Hydrological and Ecological Engineering researchers have filed a patent application for their invention the Storminator™, which could be exactly the weapon that our waterways need. More >>

The importance of school-tertiary sport links

Monday, 21 May 2018, 2:39 pm | UTSNZ

University and Tertiary Sport NZ (UTSNZ) has signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding with the New Zealand Secondary Schools Sports Council (NZSSSC). The MoU strives to enable and deliver opportunities which will retain school leavers in sport and create ... More >>

Research shines light on enjoyment of school cross country

Monday, 21 May 2018, 11:26 am | Sport New Zealand

Term two means school cross country. Kids at almost every primary and intermediate school around New Zealand are getting their running shoes on, but research conducted by Sport NZ has found that one in four students aged 6 to 13 don’t enjoy it. More >>

Connect public lecture: Computer Science in the curriculum?

Monday, 21 May 2018, 10:01 am | University of Canterbury Political Society

UC Connect public lecture: Computer Science in the school curriculum? What's the big idea?! More >>

ASEAN@50 Fellowships awarded

Friday, 18 May 2018, 4:11 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

Press Release 18 May 2018 ASEAN@50 Fellowships awarded The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) and the Southeast Asia Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence (SEA CAPE) are proud to announce the award of the ASEAN@50 Fellowships ... More >>

Engineering students awarded RMTU scholarships

Friday, 18 May 2018, 3:43 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Two young students with a passion for engineering have been awarded Ernest William File scholarships for 2018. More >>

Budget only a Start for Education

Friday, 18 May 2018, 11:46 am | New Zealand Principals' Federation

'Yesterday's Budget is a good first step for education,' said Whetu Cormick, President of the New Zealand Principals' Federation. More >>

Budget forgets that tertiary education is the foundation

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 6:49 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s aspiration that this Budget provides a foundation for the future has been dealt a severe blow by the failure to invest further in tertiary education. More >>

Budget 2018: Let’s Work Together

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 6:44 pm | NZ Union of Students' Associations

Students are applauding less debt as a result of the Government’s fees-free policy, but say that student issues do not end there. Student loan borrowing is $151 million lower in the first three months of this year compared to same period last year according ... More >>

Budget a missed opportunity, say universities

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 5:10 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

The Government has utterly failed to back up its rhetoric about the future of work and the importance of preparing for the challenges of technological change, according to the Vice-Chancellors of New Zealand’s universities. More >>

Early Childhood NZ says Budget 2018 a small step

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 4:13 pm | Early Childhood New Zealand

Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand says Budget 2018 a small step in the right direction More >>

Budget puts big challenges in secondary education aside

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 4:05 pm | PPTA

Secondary teachers see Budget 2018 more as doing the surveying and marking out the site rather than laying foundations for the much needed improvements in the sector. More >>

Budget funding for early childhood education underwhelming

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 3:52 pm | Early Childhood Council

The Early Childhood Council (ECC) says the 1.6% Budget increase announced for early childhood education centre universal funding is significantly underwhelming. More >>

Education Budget a major disappointment for educators

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 3:38 pm | NZEI

Today’s Education Budget has left educators disappointed that issues of chronic underfunding have not been addressed. More >>

Innovative students solve challenges

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 12:47 pm | GrowingNZ

Dozens of Year 10 and 11 secondary school students are set to compete in a fast-paced event that invites them to solve a series of challenges facing New Zealand’s primary sectors. More >>

NZMA And Academy NZ Join Forces

Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 1:22 pm | NZMA

16 May 2018 – Students will be the winners in Christchurch as leading vocational educator NZMA and Academy NZ are combined at one central site at 365 Madras Street in the city. With an Open Day taking place today from 2.30pm facilities and advice ... More >>

YouCan for KidsCan

Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 12:44 pm | YouCan for KidsCan

YouCan for KidsCan is a quintessential Kiwi fair with a twist. The charity fair is on June 9th from 12-4 at Pinehurst School and is raising money and awareness for KidsCan. The event is youth run with it being run by YouCan; a business run by two ... More >>

Jetstar partners with Massey University

Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 12:37 pm | Jetstar

Jetstar partners with Massey University to train the next generation of pilots Jetstar has today announced a pilot recruitment program for its regional operations in New Zealand to provide the best and brightest aviation students with a flying start to ... More >>

Qantas partnership gives Massey students a flying start

Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 12:32 pm | Massey University

Students at Massey University’s School of Aviation will be offered a pathway to fly for Jetstar New Zealand, thanks to a new partnership announced today. More >>

Former Tall Black back on court with students

Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 12:29 pm | ACG Schools

“Basketball teaches sacrifice, dedication, desire, sportsmanship, winning, losing, patience, trust, integrity, love, and many more attributes that play an important part in your life.” — Byron Vaetoe With basketball the fastest growing sport ... More >>

Sylvia Park Kindergarten turns 50

Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 7:31 pm | Auckland Kindergarten Association

Maungakiekie-Tamaki MP, Denise Lee, was one of around 100 people who braved Auckland's wild Saturday weather to help celebrate a big milestone for the Sylvia Park Kindergarten community. More >>

Vanguard Military School announcement provides certainty

Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 6:17 pm | E Tipu e Rea

Vanguard Military School announcement provides much needed certainty and security for students and parents. New and third option for Charter Schools emerges from Vanguard announcement. More >>

Open Polytechnic Annual Report highlights year of growth

Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 3:42 pm | Open Polytechnic

: 15 May 2018 Open Polytechnic 2017 Annual Report highlights year of growth and innovation The release of Open Polytechnic’s 2017 Annual Report shows a year of growth and innovation for the institution which enrols the largest number of distance ... More >>

Careerforce’s Ray Lind to Depart

Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 12:11 pm | Careerforce

Careerforce CEO, Ray Lind, has announced his resignation, and will finish up with the Industry Training Organisation on 2 November 2018. More >>

She Can Code champions diversity in tech industry

Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 9:37 am | Code Club Aotearoa

Code Club Aotearoa have been bowled over by the interest in their event, She Can Code. The online event celebrates the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in Aotearoa by recognising the girls, women, and other marginalised gender people who ... More >>

Minecraft Mod shakes up earthquake education

Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 8:50 am | Te Papa

Skeleton horses and killer bunnies may not be traditional learning tools, but a new mod for the computer game Minecraft is using them to teach important lessons about earthquake safety. More >>

Bullying-Free Week starts with the launch of ‘Oat the Goat’

Monday, 14 May 2018, 1:51 pm | Ministry of Education

Bullying-Free Week starts with the launch of ‘Oat the Goat’ A unique digital animation launched today by Associate Education Minister Tracey Martin aims to teach children about empathy and acceptance. More >>

Librarians concerned about closure of Music Library

Thursday, 10 May 2018, 8:04 pm | IAML NZ

Thursday, 10 May 2018 Press Release: IAML NZ Music Librarians are concerned about the effect library closures and staffing reorganisations will have on students and staff. More >>

Skills Active Aotearoa gets a new home on the web

Thursday, 10 May 2018, 4:10 pm | Skills Active

Skills Active Aotearoa gets a new home on the web Skills Active went live today with a new website that tells the story of our incredible industries and how we support them and their people. More >>

Mountain Bike assessors hit the tracks!

Thursday, 10 May 2018, 4:09 pm | Skills Active

Mountain Bike assessors hit the tracks! Skills Active and the New Zealand Outdoor Instructors Association (NZOIA) have teamed up to develop a pool of highly-skilled mountain bike assessors. More >>

Mixed review for government’s approach to tertiary education

Thursday, 10 May 2018, 9:57 am | Tertiary Education Union

Good, but could do better. That’s the verdict of the Tertiary Education Union after six months of government efforts to reform the tertiary education sector. More >>

New Wintec Council appointment and changes

Wednesday, 9 May 2018, 4:24 pm | Wintec

Waikato business leader Kiri Goulter has been appointed to the Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec) Council. More >>

LearnerMe – New Way of Learning

Wednesday, 9 May 2018, 2:25 pm | LearnerMe

New Plymouth, Taranaki – May 2018 – Learner Me recently launched an online learning platform that focuses on preparing for the future by providing an innovative technology-based online platform which will allow for engaging, educational experiences. This will ... More >>

New app gives teens the tools to combat cyberbullying

Wednesday, 9 May 2018, 1:15 pm | Sticks 'n Stones

Teen-led charity Sticks ‘n Stones has this month launched a free web app to help young people dealing with online negativity and harm. More >>

40 years of scholarships celebrate a wealth of talent

Wednesday, 9 May 2018, 11:28 am | Freemasons

For 40 years Freemasons from throughout New Zealand have awarded nearly $5.2 million in scholarships to 1,162 of the country’s most talented university students. All they ask is that the students be completing a degree, be achieving consistent A-grades ... More >>

Thrice denied - Osborne

Tuesday, 8 May 2018, 11:15 am | E Tipu e Rea

Thrice denied: The decision to close Charter Schools took no account of parent or student preferences, is a denial of their success and is contrary to the principle of placing kids needs and interests first. More >>

Next President of Society to receive research medal

Monday, 7 May 2018, 2:01 pm | Royal Society Of New Zealand

Professor Wendy Larner FRSNZ FAcSS FNZGS, Royal Society Te Apārangi President-Elect, will receive the prestigious Victoria Medal from the UK’s Royal Geographical Society. More >>

Lockwood Smith needs to prove he’s willing to listen

Monday, 7 May 2018, 1:37 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Former National Education Minister Sir Lockwood Smith needs to prove he is willing to listen to a wide range of views from students and staff as part of the Government’s Education Work Plan, the Tertiary Education Union said today. More >>

“Dear Jacinda… Staff are not the problem”

Monday, 7 May 2018, 12:37 pm | Tertiary Education Union

“Dear Jacinda… Staff are not the problem” Cabinet Ministers telling staff that good working conditions are an impediment to the success of institutes of technology and polytechnics (ITP) was a mistake, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been told ... More >>

$6 billion hole in tertiary education

Friday, 4 May 2018, 11:03 am | Tertiary Education Union

Students could be left without places to study in their local communities because of an emerging $6 billion funding crisis, the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) warned today. More >>

International Student Numbers in Manawatu-Whanganui Region

Thursday, 3 May 2018, 2:42 pm | CEDA

The latest figures from the Ministry of Education reveal strong growth in international student numbers for the Manawatu-Whanganui region, while nationally numbers have fallen. More >>

Duke of Edinburgh and SCOUTS New Zealand sign MOU

Wednesday, 2 May 2018, 11:31 am | Scouts New Zealand

SCOUTS New Zealand is thrilled to announce they have signed an updated Memorandum of Understanding with the Duke of Edinburgh (DOE) Award Scheme which allows for cross-crediting between the SCOUT's award scheme and the DOE award scheme. More >>

The Only Option is for Partnership Schools to Walk the Plank

Wednesday, 2 May 2018, 10:05 am | E Tipu e Rea

Question time in Parliament 01 May 2018 ... https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/hansard-debates/rhr/document/HansS_20180501_051750000/1-question-no-1-prime-minister More >>

Need for funding of special needs role in schools

Wednesday, 2 May 2018, 9:49 am | NZEI Te Riu Roa

A new survey shows that many of our most vulnerable children are missing out at school because there is not enough funding to give them the one-on-one support and resources they need to thrive and succeed. More >>

Auckland Girls Grammar School’s Open Day

Tuesday, 1 May 2018, 5:15 pm | Auckland Girls' Grammar School

Auckland Girls Grammar School’s hoping to showcase its recent evolution to local parents with its 2018 Open Day. More >>

Future leader awarded prestigious Robertson Scholarship

Tuesday, 1 May 2018, 3:42 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

An exceptional young woman who wants to make a difference by working on the ethical complications arising from technology has been awarded the prestigious Robertson Scholarship to study in the US. More >>

Funeral Directing Popular Career Choice

Tuesday, 1 May 2018, 12:10 pm | Weltec

The largest group of trainee Funeral Directors has just completed a two week block course in Wellington. The students are studying with the Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec), the only provider nationally of the New Zealand Diploma in Funeral ... More >>

ECE teachers need preventive education to avoid hazards

Tuesday, 1 May 2018, 10:04 am | Edusafe

The teachers of our youngest children are facing a constant but avoidable health hazard that does not get the national attention it deserves, health experts say. More >>

Construction And Engineering Trades Training Gets a Boost

Monday, 30 April 2018, 5:01 pm | Whitireia Polytech

New Construction and Engineering training facilities for Whitireia Community Polytechnic were opened today by Porirua City Council Deputy Mayor Izzy Ford. “I’m proud as a Porirua resident to see investment into our community in new construction and ... More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 

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