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Saying it with socks

Friday, 29 April 2016, 3:39 pm | Lincoln University

Hand knitted woolly socks, a pack of pineapple lumps and a personal letter are winging their way to international students coming to study at Lincoln University, a uniquely Kiwi way of saying welcome. International and Student Engagement Director Dee Coleman ... More >>

Sharing skills for the community

Friday, 29 April 2016, 3:32 pm | NZSTA

Jan Hewitt has always been involved with the schools in her community. Originally from Christchurch, she was on the PTA with the view of going on to the school board when she found herself moving north. So when she moved up to Whangarei with her family ... More >>

Au Pair Link Achieve First Ever National Healthy Heart Award

Friday, 29 April 2016, 2:38 pm | Au Pair Link

Au Pair Link Achieve First Ever National Healthy Heart Award - http://www.aupairlink.co.nz/news/au-pair-link-achieves-the-first-ever-national-healthy-heart-award More >>

New Director for Graduate School of Nursing and Midwifery

Friday, 29 April 2016, 10:48 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Dr Kathryn Holloway has been appointed as the new Director of the Graduate School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health at Victoria University of Wellington. More >>

Secondary school writers win mentorships with authors

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 3:09 pm | NS Society Of Authors

Three talented secondary school students have been selected as winners of the NZ Society of Authors Youth Mentorship Programme 2016. NZSA’s Youth Mentorship Programme is offered to three young writers (15-18yrs) every year and the selected youths will ... More >>

University of Otago appoints next Dean of Pharmacy

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 2:02 pm | University of Otago

University of Otago appoints next Dean of Pharmacy A leading researcher from Canada has been appointed as the next Dean of the University of Otago’s School of Pharmacy. Dr Carlo Marra is currently Dean and Professor at the School of Pharmacy at Memorial ... More >>

Mazda Foundation supports Kiwis across the country

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 11:37 am | Mazda Foundation

The Mazda Foundation has granted its first round of funding for the year, donating almost $60,000 to 18 individuals, community groups and charities around New Zealand. More >>

School Leavers Attracted by Hands on Courses

Wednesday, 27 April 2016, 10:36 am | PORSE

School Leavers Attracted by Hands on Courses A career in childcare is becoming a popular choice for school leavers who are being attracted by practical, hands on courses. Samantha-Jo Aitchison had two careers in mind – joining the New Zealand ... More >>

MTG Hawke’s Bay finalist in Service IQ 2016 Museum Awards

Tuesday, 26 April 2016, 5:22 pm | MTG Hawke's Bay

Museums Aotearoa have just announced the finalists in the Service IQ 2016 New Zealand Museum Awards and MTG Hawke’s Bay features as a finalist in three out of the ten award categories. More >>

Whitireia lecturer using 3D technology

Tuesday, 26 April 2016, 4:39 pm | Whitireia

Whitireia design lecturer Alice Moore is hoping to finally complete the chess set carved by her great-grandfather during World War One by using 3D printing technology to recreate the piece he lost after he was wounded in battle. More >>

NZ wins world robotics schools champs title for eighth year

Tuesday, 26 April 2016, 4:06 pm | Make Lemonade

For the eighth year in a row New Zealand has earned the right to call themselves world champions at the VEX world robotics championships held in Louisville, the United States, over Anzac weekend. More >>

Listening, context and asking questions

Tuesday, 26 April 2016, 3:16 pm | NZSTA

Alec McNeil had no pre-conceived notions of what serving on a board would be like, he simply rolled up his sleeves and concentrated on understanding the roles and responsibilities of the board. More >>

Smart people needed to feed 9.6 billion people

Tuesday, 26 April 2016, 12:01 pm | Royal NZ Institute of Horticulture Education Trust

Smart people needed to feed 9.6 billion people on less land with less water More >>

Global edu-business giant damaging public education

Tuesday, 26 April 2016, 9:22 am | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa has joined 100 other international organisations in opposing the business practice of the global education giant Pearson, which it says is damaging children’s education around the world. More >>

David Seymour and more misinformation on school funding

Friday, 22 April 2016, 5:05 pm | Save Our Schools NZ

David Seymour’s press release today about the collapse of North Shore based private school, Corelli, has two whoppers in it. More >>

Top coach hosts youngsters in Cambridge

Friday, 22 April 2016, 4:36 pm | Ricki Herbert Football Academy

Former All Whites and Wellington Phoenix coach Ricki Herbert has flown back to New Zealand to work with almost 40 talented youngsters at a football camp in Cambridge. More >>

Gibbons Lectures to focus on Health IT

Friday, 22 April 2016, 10:10 am | Institute of IT Professionals

The Institute of IT Professionals (IITP) is pleased to announce the annual University of Auckland Computer Science Gibbons Memorial Lecture Series will kick off in Auckland on May 5. This year, the focus is on health-related IT projects. More >>

NZ contributes to global report

Thursday, 21 April 2016, 4:57 pm | University of Otago

A world-first study into the health and wellbeing of more than 154 million Indigenous and tribal peoples globally was launched today simultaneously in Melbourne and London, by Australia’s Lowitja Institute and the Lancet journal. More >>

Mosgiel Preschool is getting behind World Smokefree Day

Thursday, 21 April 2016, 4:52 pm | WellSouth

Arthur Burns Preschool has recently participated in the Little Lungs – Pūkahukahu Iti programme and are going the extra mile promoting the message “Keep your car and home Smokefree” to their families. More >>

UC celebrates a new Engineering Geology lectureship

Thursday, 21 April 2016, 4:20 pm | University of Canterbury

UC has signed a partnership with geotechnical engineering firm Pells Sullivan Meynink to sponsor a new senior lecturer position in Engineering Geology in the Department of Geological Sciences for five years. Engineering Geology began at the University ... More >>

New Science Initiative for Rotorua Schools to be Launched

Thursday, 21 April 2016, 3:06 pm | Te Taumata o Ngati Whakaue Iho Ake Trust

On Friday 22 April Ngati Whakaue will launch a new science initiative for Rotorua – ready-made House of Science resource kits for Rotorua schools. More >>

Whitireia hosts Australasian student paramedic conference

Thursday, 21 April 2016, 2:00 pm | Whitireia

Whitireia is currently hosting the inaugural Student Paramedics Australasia (SPA) conference at its Porirua Campus. More >>

Local student benefits from Whitireia scholarship

Thursday, 21 April 2016, 1:58 pm | Whitireia

Former Aotea College student Josh Casey is working towards a career in social and community work at Whitireia Community Polytechnic, and has been given a major boost with a secondary school leaver scholarship to help cover his fees. More >>

High School Students Experience Vintage

Thursday, 21 April 2016, 1:25 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

Students from Hawke’s Bay high schools recently had a hands-on experience of vintage, picking grapes, analysing the fruit and making their own wine. More >>

Awards Presented at National Education Conference

Thursday, 21 April 2016, 12:29 pm | DEANZ

The 2016 Distance Education Association of New Zealand (DEANZ) Award was awarded at the organisation’s biennial conference in Hamilton last night at Hobbiton. The awards evening is part of the DEANZ conference that hosted around 200 delegates at ... More >>

Students Driving a Positive Movement – Nothing SADD About It

Thursday, 21 April 2016, 11:54 am | Students Against Dangerous Driving

Students Against Dangerous Driving (SADD), a student led organisation promoting safer driving among secondary school students, celebrates their 30--year anniversary this week with annual conferences being held across the country. More >>

Lighthouse Children's Day 2016 set to be bigger and better

Thursday, 21 April 2016, 10:02 am | Lighthouse at Home

( PR.co.nz ) Auckland’s premier Children’s Day event will be held on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th of April 2016 at the ASB Showgrounds, in Greenlane. From 9:30m – 5:30pm, this free entry event hosted by Lighthouse at-home, will leave children ... More >>

Giving young Kiwis a head start in technology careers

Thursday, 21 April 2016, 9:27 am | Microsoft New Zealand

AUCKLAND, 21 April 2016 – Thousands of young people from underserved communities in New Zealand will now have the opportunity to get their start in a career in technology thanks to Microsoft grants announced today for two Kiwi computer science education ... More >>

Empowered to make a difference - Kelly Slattery

Wednesday, 20 April 2016, 1:42 pm | NZSTA

Kelly Slattery didn’t have fond memories of school growing up, so when her own children started attending school, she decided to stand for election to the board to see what it was like on the other side. "I wanted to be involved with the ... More >>

Oamaru Kindergartens getting behind Smokefree May

Tuesday, 19 April 2016, 1:32 pm | WellSouth

Kindergartens that have recently participated in the Little Lungs – Pūkahukahu Iti programme are going the extra mile promoting the message “keep your car and home smokefree” to their families. More >>

Comic superheroes can explain modern sovereignty?

Tuesday, 19 April 2016, 11:50 am | University of Auckland

Comic superheroes have thrilled people of all ages for decades. Be it in a comic book, or on the big screen like blockbuster movie Batman v Superman . More >>

ADLSI Expands Support for Law Students

Tuesday, 19 April 2016, 11:40 am | Auckland District Law Society

Work experience and buddy schemes to launch at universities of Waikato and Canterbury, and work experience scheme at Victoria University of Wellington More >>

UC Music and Classics move to Arts Centre

Tuesday, 19 April 2016, 11:08 am | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury has received a substantial donation to support the relocation of Music Performance and Classics programmes, along with the James Logie Memorial Collection of classical antiquities, to the Arts Centre in central Christchurch. More >>

Open Polytechnic students top in nationwide examinations

Tuesday, 19 April 2016, 10:35 am | Open Polytechnic

Open Polytechnic student Denise Roux was recently named the top graduate in the New Zealand Law Society Legal Executive Diploma. More >>

Agreement strengthens New Zealand links at Peking University

Tuesday, 19 April 2016, 9:52 am | University of Auckland

University of Auckland - Media Release - 18 April 2016 Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and New Zealand Prime Minister Rt Hon John Key today witnessed the signing of an agreement to strengthen the New Zealand Centre at Peking University (PKU). More >>

Mediocrity v Excellence

Monday, 18 April 2016, 4:43 pm | New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education

What separates good from great? Deborah Walker, CEO from the New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education says, “In the current education climate, money and, to some extent, bias.” She claims many gifted children in the mainstream system are misunderstood, ... More >>

AUT’s Student Focus Recognised by Independent Panel

Monday, 18 April 2016, 3:40 pm | AUT University

An independent audit has shown AUT students benefit from the University’s focus on providing opportunity and being ‘genuinely centred on teaching, learning and student engagement’. More >>

Auckland University of Technology academic audit report

Monday, 18 April 2016, 3:37 pm | Academic Quality Agency for NZ Universities

The Academic Quality Agency for New Zealand Universities is today releasing the report of its most recent academic audit of the Auckland University of Technology. More >>

New Zealand’s top digital learning teacher announced

Monday, 18 April 2016, 2:43 pm | The Mind Lab

Auckland, 18 April 2016 – Aorere College teacher, Gareth Haddon recently completed his Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Practice (Digital & Collaborative Learning) at The Mind Lab by Unitec. Last week, he was awarded the NEXT Foundation Expert Teacher ... More >>

8 high school students receive scholarships to study tourism

Monday, 18 April 2016, 1:47 pm | International Travel College

The International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) has awarded scholarships to eight talented students from high schools in Auckland and Whangarei. The students received financial assistance to study towards a qualification in tourism at ITC ... More >>

Lecture on Monty Python’s Life of Brian and Jesus

Monday, 18 April 2016, 11:41 am | University of Auckland

Monty Python's film Life of Brian is known for its brilliant satirical humour. Less well known is that the film contains references to what was, at the time of its release, cutting edge biblical scholarship and life of Jesus research. More >>

On the board from the beginning

Monday, 18 April 2016, 10:38 am | NZSTA

What Ian Marshall is proudest of in his time as a school trustee is that there used to be a grass paddock where Botany Downs Secondary College now stands, and now it is one of the top NZ state schools, with 1860 students. More >>

Special Needs Children Are Not Adequately Supported

Monday, 18 April 2016, 9:53 am | Mothers Helpers

New Research Shows Special Needs Children Are Not Adequately Supported by Schools A new report released by Mothers’ Helpers , has revealed that the majority of parents who have a child with special needs feel their child is inadequately supported by ... More >>

Fostering hope in young arty activists

Sunday, 17 April 2016, 3:04 pm | Massey University

________________________________________ Plenty of gnarly issues face humanity now and in the future – climate change, global terrorism, religious extremism, refugee crises, Donald Trump, to name a few. Daunting, yes. But a Massey University competition ... More >>

UC promotes world-class earthquake engineering research

Friday, 15 April 2016, 4:51 pm | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury has just opened a newly constructed high-end test hall that will place the University on the world stage for earthquake engineering research. More >>

Standing again? Absolutely!

Friday, 15 April 2016, 4:14 pm | NZ School Trustees Association

Sue Robinson knew nothing about Darfield High School when she stood for election to the board three years ago. She was new to the community. Her daughter was keen to go to the school. More >>

Giving back to great school in a way that makes a difference

Friday, 15 April 2016, 4:14 pm | NZ School Trustees Association

After eight years as a trustee in Motueka Brent Maru is standing again in 2016. Both his children have attended Motueka South School and then Motueka High School, and Brent is currently on the board of both. Both of his children have now left primary ... More >>

Who run the world? Students

Friday, 15 April 2016, 1:50 pm | NZ Union of Students' Associations

As part of Student Volunteer Week the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations celebrates the contributions that students make towards the voluntary sector. More >>

Teenagers learn how to electrify their future at UC

Friday, 15 April 2016, 1:46 pm | University of Canterbury

It actually is rocket science. High-school students interested in robotics, renewable energy, nanotechnology, rocketry, and how to design the next generation of smart devices, are getting first-hand experience in all these at the University of Canterbury. More >>

Many planning to stand again in 10th trustee elections

Friday, 15 April 2016, 12:35 pm | NZSTA

School trustee elections are one of the most significant democratic processes in New Zealand This is the 10th election since the introduction of self-managed schools in 1989. More >>

First Industry-accredited Computing degrees announced

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 1:47 pm | Institute of IT Professionals

The first six computing degrees to successfully achieve robust accreditation and endorsement by the IT industry were announced today, with a mix of institutions from across New Zealand being recognised. More >>

Doing the extras gets you the job

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 12:39 pm | University of Waikato

For Jess Howse, it was the internships and extra-curricular activities she had under her belt that gave her an edge when she was applying for a job. More >>

Computer and maths whiz set to graduate

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 12:38 pm | University of Waikato

Tom Levy has done some pretty cool things at university. Aside from all the learning, Tom, who graduates this month with a Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences with first class honours, managed to fit in two internships at Google in Sydney, ... More >>

Latest Lottery grants fund wide range of health research

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 12:29 pm | University of Otago

University of Otago researchers have been awarded around $1.7M in funding from the Lottery Grants Board to support studies focusing on improving New Zealanders’ health. More >>

Smokefree outdoor areas: A chance for Wellington to lead

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 12:10 pm | University of Otago

This seminar will present evidence from the Smokefree Wellington project, a case study on ways to advance outdoor Smokefree policies in urban areas. New smokefree outdoor area policies provide an opportunity for Wellington City to lead New Zealand, ... More >>

Still no end in sight for cold and mould in student flats

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 11:54 am | VUWSA

Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) says students will continue to suffer while living in houses that are making them sick, after no significant changes were made to the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill in a recent Social ... More >>

UC academics take inclusive teaching research to US

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 11:15 am | University of Canterbury

Two University of Canterbury (UC) academics have been invited to the United States to discuss ways to support inclusive education in schools at two international symposia this month. More >>

Vic University plans to privatise foundation studies

Wednesday, 13 April 2016, 1:43 pm | Tertiary Education Union

There is no evidence that privatising Victoria University's foundation studies programme will bring more international students to Wellington, says TEU national president Sandra Grey. More >>

Clever Tactix to excel at sport and study at UC

Wednesday, 13 April 2016, 1:13 pm | University of Canterbury

There are not one but two professional sportswomen in the 2016 Mainland Tactix team simultaneously studying at the University of Canterbury, while excelling at international netball. They describe how they find the balance between their sporting and academic ... More >>

Area school teachers to vote on settlement

Wednesday, 13 April 2016, 12:25 pm | PPTA

PPTA and NZEI Te Riu Roa have settled the Area School Teachers Collective Agreement (ASTCA) – subject to members ratifying it early next term. More >>

 

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