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System change recommendation acknowledges gifted learners

Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 4:19 pm | New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education

System change recommendation acknowledges gifted learners The New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education (NZCGE) welcomes the move by the Hon Tracey Martin, Associate Minister of Education, to include gifted education under the Draft Disability and ... More >>

If you were the boss of education in NZ, what would you do?

Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 10:48 am | Office of the Children's Commissioner

“Everyone I meet has a strong view about education and what we can do to transform it”, says Andrew Becroft, Children’s Commissioner and the Chair of the Guardians of the Education Conversation. More >>

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology Prepares for the Future

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 12:51 pm | Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

Extreme Networks, Business Technology Group partner to deliver wired and wireless network foundation for collaborative learning system across all 78 locations More >>

Supporting young people into employment

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 12:15 pm | Massey University

Two Massey University academics have used their research findings to craft guidelines for businesses, to help support young people into employment. The guidelines will assist employers to better understand the experiences of vulnerable young people ... More >>

Including the Gifted: Professionals Praise Plan

Monday, 24 September 2018, 9:16 pm | giftEDnz

Specialist educators in gifted education have been waiting over a decade for the government’s promise of giftedness being identified and provided for as a special educational need. In 2005, the National Administration Guidelines mandated all schools ... More >>

Young Gardening Superstars Unearthed

Monday, 24 September 2018, 7:43 pm | T and G Global

Young Gardening Superstars Unearthed After Record Entries in the Young Gardener of the Year Awards 2018 From the rolling hills of Wainui to the crisper climate of Invercargill, the country can rest easy knowing its future crops are in safe hands ... More >>

New admissions test announced for future healthcare students

Monday, 24 September 2018, 3:04 pm | University of Auckland

A group of leading universities in Australia and New Zealand, including the Universities of Otago and Auckland, are embarking on an exciting new collaboration with similar universities in the United Kingdom. More >>

Architectural Technology Graduate influences Queenstown

Monday, 24 September 2018, 11:32 am | Weltec

Arthur Lee has had some remarkable experiences in his career to date which started through his initial Architectural Technology studies at WelTec in Petone. More >>

Culinary Education in 104 languages including Te Reo Māori

Monday, 24 September 2018, 8:58 am | International Culinary Studio

A City & Guilds culinary qualification has long been pegged as the benchmark global standard for culinary education by WACS (World Chefs Association). And their qualifications are transforming lives in over 80 countries around the world, including ... More >>

10 year anniversary of landmark Business School

Sunday, 23 September 2018, 5:47 pm | University of Auckland

The iconic Sir Owen G Glenn Building, home to the University of Auckland Business School, has turned ten. More >>

Aboriginal language hub to be supported

Friday, 21 September 2018, 8:12 pm | KIWA Digital

ABORIGINAL LANGUAGE HUB TO BE SUPPORTED BY NEW ZEALAND EXPERTISE Technology innovator Kiwa Digital has secured a breakthrough collaboration with an Aboriginal language centre in Australia, leading the way in using technology to communicate the importance, ... More >>

Know how to ‘ni hao’ - Chinese language in the Pacific

Friday, 21 September 2018, 8:10 pm | Massey University

Teaching and learning developments for Chinese language in the Pacific are the focus of the summit. More >>

Top international students win internships

Friday, 21 September 2018, 2:05 pm | ATEED

Top international students win internships with leading Auckland businesses RELEASE SUMMARY • The inaugural Global Talent Showcase launched this week – an initiative delivered through ATEED’s Study Auckland and HR consultancy Talent Solutions More >>

Counting sheep a new challenge for science students

Friday, 21 September 2018, 12:51 pm | Young Farmers

Counting sheep is often touted as a remedy to help troubled sleepers nod off. More >>

N4L helps Christchurch school get students home internet

Friday, 21 September 2018, 12:17 pm | N4L Network For Learning

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, 21 September 2018 – From today, students at Haeata Community Campus, a school nestled in Aranui where an estimated 40% of households are living without a suitable home internet connection, will be able to access The Network for ... More >>

Kiwi teachers awarded for bringing education into the future

Friday, 21 September 2018, 11:09 am | The Mind Lab

Two Palmerston North teachers are named winners of a prestigious national award that recognises contemporary teaching practice in New Zealand. More >>

25 Apprenticeship Graduates and Prizewinners

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 3:38 pm | Apprenticeship Training Trust

It was a night of celebration on Wednesday evening (19 September) in Christchurch as 25 trades apprentices from the South Island graduated and received prizes and certificates from ATT’s (Apprenticeship Training Trust) apprenticeship training ... More >>

One million assessments to support teaching and learning

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 2:07 pm | NZCER

Media release: One million assessments to support teaching and learning 2pm Thursday 20 September 2018 More >>

Zither playing and tofu making: the Shandong experience

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 11:58 am | The Amazing China Face Race

It was back to the classroom for Iona College’s Caitlin Thomas yesterday (Sept 19), albeit in Jinan, China. More >>

NZTC offers 75% ECE teacher scholarship

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 10:40 am | NZTC

New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC) steps up to support the early childhood education (ECE) sector to encourage ECE training of teachers with a limited time scholarship opportunity. More >>

Beyond discrimination; towards inclusion

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 10:10 am | University of Auckland

A Nobel Laureate and New Zealand’s Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner are among the speakers in a major public lecture series being held at the University of Auckland and which will address some of the major social and cultural issues of ... More >>

Growing parental concern about teacher crisis

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 8:45 am | NZEI

Public concern about the teacher shortage remains strong - and has grown among those with primary-aged children - along with support for a significant teacher pay rise, according to new research. More >>

Outstanding students gain Woolf Fisher scholarships

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 3:01 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Three outstanding young New Zealanders with the potential to be leaders in their field have each been awarded a Woolf Fisher Scholarship to study at Cambridge University. More >>

Teachers welcome return of democracy at Teaching Council

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 2:32 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa says teachers will welcome the return of their democratic right to elect members of the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand (formerly Education Council). More >>

Early childhood teachers a priority for recruitment drive

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 2:12 pm | Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood NZ

Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand Chief Executive, Kathy Wolfe today expressed her expectation that the Ministry of Education’s newly launched teacher recruitment drive will include a focus on early childhood teachers. More >>

Celebrate Suffrage Day but Put Your Money Where Mouth Is

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 1:40 pm | TIASA

Celebrate Suffrage Day but Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is, says tertiary union president Shelley Weir More >>

Massey Vice-Chancellor has broken our trust

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 1:31 pm | NZUSA

The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) is outraged by recent revelations that a Vice-Chancellor threatened to cut funding to a students’ association due to actions they disagreed with. More >>

Future for two ITPs lies in commissioner connecting to staff

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 4:58 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Staff at Whitireia and Weltec polytechnics are resigned to the fact that the Minister of Education will be appointing a commissioner to replace the council overseeing both institutions but they are shocked by the poor financial positions of the institutions. More >>

Helping Pave The Way To Incorporate Te Reo Māori In schools

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 4:17 pm | Matific

Global Educational Resource Matific Is Helping Pave The Way To Incorporate Te Reo Māori In New Zealand Schools More >>

A dark day for 1500 Charter School students

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 2:18 pm | E Tipu e Rea

There is absolutely nothing to celebrate in Minister Hipkins announcement yesterday that all 12 Charter School operators who applied to establish state schools have been approved to do so. Two additional schools that were previously approved to open ... More >>

Two Educational Scholarships awarded at Grand Final

Friday, 14 September 2018, 3:46 pm | City and Guilds

On the 4th September sixteen of the most talented hospitality students from around New Zealand took on the ultimate food battle in Auckland – the chance to win the coveted title of 2018’s National Secondary Schools Culinary Challenge, and a chance ... More >>

New campaign to attract te reo Māori teachers

Friday, 14 September 2018, 2:48 pm | Ministry of Education

Ka whakaaturia tētahi pānuitanga reo Māori hou i runga pouaka whakaata i tēnei wiki. Ko tāna he whai kia tokomaha ake ngā kaiako e hiahiatia ana i Aotearoa nei, mā ngā kōrero tūturu mō ngā āhutanga e hihiri ai ngā kaiako, e whaihua ai ... More >>

New campaign to attract teachers

Friday, 14 September 2018, 2:47 pm | Ministry of Education

A new campaign to grow the number of teachers that New Zealand needs, with real stories about what motivates teachers, will be launched on TV tonight. More >>

te reo Maori should be taught at primary school

Friday, 14 September 2018, 12:56 pm | Statistics New Zealand

More than half (53 percent) of New Zealanders say te reo Māori should be a core subject in primary schools, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Top teaching awards go to Auckland Business academics

Friday, 14 September 2018, 12:22 pm | University of Auckland

Two University of Auckland academics have won prestigious national teaching awards. Associate Professors Dr Christine Woods and Dr Mānuka Hēnare, who work down the corridor from each other in the Department of Management and International Business ... More >>

Vincent O'Malley talks about New Zealand history

Friday, 14 September 2018, 12:12 pm | Bridget Williams Books

Author Vincent O'Malley is speaking to students in secondary schools around the country about the history of the New Zealand Wars. His speaking tour is organised by Bridget Williams Books , supported by Te Pūtake o te Riri , the fund established to encourage ... More >>

UC Marketing academic honoured in national teaching awards

Friday, 14 September 2018, 10:54 am | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury Associate Professor Ekant Veer , from the College of Business & Law’s Management, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship department, has been awarded New Zealand tertiary teaching excellence honours in a ceremony at Parliament last ... More >>

Nursing: from picket lines to policymaking

Friday, 14 September 2018, 10:37 am | AUT University

Dr Jed Montayre, a lecturer at the School of Clinical Sciences, is in Switzerland this week for the Global Nursing Leadership Institute (GNLI) Policy Programme. More >>

University of Otago to construct new $150 million building

Friday, 14 September 2018, 9:47 am | University of Otago

The University of Otago has announced plans to construct a new state-of-the-art building to expand its Christchurch campus, making an important contribution to the Health Precinct as part of the city’s rebuild. More >>

UC Councillor, Fellow and Alumna named US Ambassador

Friday, 14 September 2018, 9:24 am | University of Canterbury

UC Councillor, Fellow and Alumna named the new Ambassador to the United States UC Councillor, Fellow and Alumna named the new Ambassador to the United States More >>

The Mad Hatters are now in Control of our Classrooms

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 12:54 pm | Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association

A teacher is not even allowed to lift a 5 year old up and carry them out when they throw things and in the middle of a tantrum now. Instead we are supposed to leave them and remove all the other children!” says Pat Newman President Te Tai Tokerau ... More >>

Project releases unique household electricity demand dataset

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 12:39 pm | University of Otago

“How much electricity do heat pumps really use? When is hot water heated and are the lights kept on all day in winter?” These and other questions can now be answered thanks to the release of anonymised electricity power demand data from a sample of ... More >>

Spring knack Saturday 15 September 9.30am-1.30pm

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 11:57 am | Berhampore School

Berhampore School's spring knack craft market is our annual retro and vintage market, combining beautiful, original handmade craft with vintage treasures. There will be china, clothing, fabric, records and CDs alongside jewellery, felting, clothing, ... More >>

Southland Interschools Speech Contest Grand Final

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 11:51 am | Otama School

The best young speech-makers in the region go head to head on Friday September 14 at Otama Hall to decide the winners of the annual Southland Interschools Speech Contest. More >>

NZ music icon Hollie Smith joins Wintec music school

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 11:45 am | Wintec

Internationally acclaimed New Zealand singer/songwriter Hollie Smith, described as “the reigning queen of Aotearoa soul” has joined Wintec’s School of Media Arts to mentor and teach music students. More >>

Sports Scholarships for Talented Youth

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 10:40 am | Eastern Institute of Technology

This December five young aspiring sports people could be following in the footsteps of world champion kayaker Aimee Fisher, by securing a scholarship to help them train and study in Hawke’s Bay. More >>

Long term effect of poor quality Early Childhood Education

Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 2:02 pm | Lynley Tulloch

Child Forum has recently published a report of another Early Childhood Education (ECE) centre which has  been shut down amid allegations of horrific abuse.   Among many complaints were accusations that staff not only shamed and bullied children, ... More >>

Rugby taonga research gets $250K grant

Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 1:44 pm | Massey University

Since rugby was adopted in Aotearoa New Zealand, traditions, knowledge and treasures (taonga tuku iho) have been integrated into our rugby contexts and culture. More >>

Ministry presents NZEI with new offer

Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 1:37 pm | Ministry of Education

"The Ministry of Education has presented NZEI with a new offer which would see the Principal of a school of fewer than 50 students increase their roll-based salary component from $81,553 to $92,976 by 2020. In addition, they receive a $2,320 leadership ... More >>

Law without lawyers: does legal education have a future?

Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 1:17 pm | University of Canterbury

Lawyers are not popular, as Shakespeare’s most famous and much-repeated quote makes clear. However, the changing nature of law means that the exhortations of Dick the Butcher to “kill all the lawyers” may no longer be necessary. More >>

N4L names IT companies to support schools' upgrade

Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 1:00 pm | N4L Network For Learning

Today Network for Learning (N4L) is naming an initial list of eight IT support companies to assist the Crown Company with its rollout of smarter and safer internet services to 2450+ schools across New Zealand. More >>

ERO Should Talk To Parents About Sex Ed

Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 11:56 am | Family First

Family First NZ says that the Education Review Office should talk to parents first before issuing reports about sexuality education in schools . Family First also questions why words such as “abstinence”, “delay”, “moral”, and “marriage” ... More >>

Charter school sector underperforms system benchmarks

Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 10:35 am | Save Our Schools NZ

The 2017 School Leavers data reveals that, across the sector, charter secondary schools have underperformed the original system-wide targets set in 2013. More >>

School Book Launch Balloons on Baboons

Tuesday, 11 September 2018, 12:39 pm | Pt Chevalier School

Creativity abounds at Pt Chevalier School, where students are getting ready to launch a book the whole school has collaborated on. More >>

Treasury funding advice is discriminatory

Tuesday, 11 September 2018, 9:30 am | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa and IHC are shocked to discover that Treasury advised the Government to scale back funding for children with additional needs, knowing this would mean thousands of children staying on waiting lists for learning support. More >>

Cohesive policy could better support te reo Māori

Tuesday, 11 September 2018, 9:27 am | NZCER

Government policy to support te reo Māori in kura and schools has lacked cohesion and has yet to address the shortage of reo Māori teachers. This includes teachers of the language and those able to teach in te reo Māori. More >>

Eye-watering deal for NZ medical business

Monday, 10 September 2018, 11:33 am | Make Lemonade

New Zealand company ODocs Eye Care has signed its first overseas international partnership with Riyadh’s King Saud University, which is the biggest medical university in the Arab world. More >>

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori goes for a Fortnite

Monday, 10 September 2018, 11:23 am | Te Wananga o Aotearoa

A te reo Māori esports competition featuring the world’s most popular online game is just one of the ways New Zealand’s largest provider of te reo Māori education is supporting Te Wiki o te Reo Māori in 2018. More >>

New Scholarships Help Meet the Needs of Students

Monday, 10 September 2018, 10:53 am | MoneyHub

MoneyHub, the home of New Zealand’s first free-to-use scholarships index, has already added more than forty new scholarships this September to its index, after working closely with government departments and key universities. Available 24/7 ... More >>

Ara celebrates the opportunities of learning te Reo

Monday, 10 September 2018, 10:23 am | Ara Institute

Learning Te Reo has enabled Tania Gilchrist (Ngāti Porou, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui, Ngāti Kahungunu, Tuhoe) to create a richer, more satisfying career – and life. With the confidence she gained from completing the Bachelor of Māori Language and ... More >>



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