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Transformational Inner City Project Opens for Sneak Peek

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 4:02 pm | Te Auaha

The construction of Te Auaha - New Zealand Institute of Applied Creativity was halted temporarily today to allow Wellington's creative and arts community to have an exclusive behind the scenes viewing of the $23M+ internal fit out of the campus being built ... More >>

Government backs CYNZ to run Common Leaders Day 2017

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 3:58 pm | Commonwealth Youth New Zealand

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Commonwealth Youth New Zealand is delighted to announce that the organistion has received a grant from the Ministry of Youth Development's Youth Fund to run the Common Leaders Day programme in 2017. More >>

President's Message

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 12:43 pm | New Zealand Principals' Federation

We have arrived!! We have reached the end of the year! And even if we are a bit shaken from earthquakes and other bombshells like the Prime Minister resigning, the sky has not fallen in and YAY! Christmas holidays are just around the corner. Many of ... More >>

Research on new Communities of Learning

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 12:36 pm | NZ Council for Educational Research

Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako: The Emergent stage is a report from the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER). It draws on data from a comprehensive survey of primary and intermediate schools conducted in August and September 2016. ... More >>

Another misleading statement about charter schools

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 10:56 am | Save Our Schools NZ

David Seymour has made a clearly incorrect statement to the media about his beloved charter schools and contradicted his Minister in the process. More >>

Save Our Kindergarten, Save Our Centre

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 10:03 am | Whanau Manaaki Kindergartens

The Karori community is rallying behind a campaign to save Campbell Kindergarten and Karori Kids childcare service while Victoria University is threatening to sell the land from under them. More >>

Yet another ‘fail’ for charter schools

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 9:46 am | Post Primary Teachers' Association

Teachers in public schools are not surprised to hear that the success rates being touted by charter schools are not true at all. More >>

Honouring achievements of young people

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 5:08 pm | New Zealand Government

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley has congratulated the young people who have been recognised at today’s tenth annual William Wallace Awards ceremony in Wellington. More >>

Beeby Fellowship to create mental health education resource

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 2:50 pm | NZCER

The Beeby Fellowship for 2016-2017 has been won by a university researcher and a secondary school teacher, who will collaborate on a mental health education teaching resource for students in Years 7-13. More >>

A Chance to Hang out with Scientists

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 1:16 pm | Cawthron Institute

Nelson College head of biology Johnnie Fraser hopes his students have enjoyed having him back in the classroom this term. More >>

Waikato law student a winner

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 12:46 pm | Waikato University

For the fifth year in a row, a Waikato University law student has won the national Kaupapa Māori Moot competition. More >>

PISA results show more resourcing needed

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 9:19 am | NZEI

The fact that New Zealand has more low performing students at age 15 in science than six years ago reflects the serious problem we have with child poverty and inequality in New Zealand and the failure of the Government's education reform agenda, NZEI ... More >>

Valuable lessons for local students on journey to summit

Tuesday, 6 December 2016, 12:04 pm | Hillary Outdoors

For many students, attending an outdoor education programme is out of reach due to challenging financial circumstances. Genesis Energy has been a long-time supporter of Hillary Outdoors, a charitable trust with Outdoor Education Centres on Great Barrier ... More >>

2400+ schools now using N4L's Managed Network

Tuesday, 6 December 2016, 10:48 am | N4L Network For Learning

Nearly 800,000 students and teachers from 2400+ schools are now using Network for Learning’s (N4L) Managed Network to enhance their learning, marking the completion of one of the largest technology implementations into New Zealand schools. More >>

Accenture Teams with Code.org for ‘Hour of Code’

Monday, 5 December 2016, 5:28 pm | Accenture

Accenture Teams with Code.org Through ‘Hour of Code’ to Inspire Students to Learn Coding, Develop Computer Science Skills to Prepare for the Digital Economy More >>

NZ's top student architecture prize-winner announced

Monday, 5 December 2016, 5:15 pm | New Zealand Institute of Architects

L. Mason Rattray of Unitec’s Architecture Department has received New Zealand’s top prize for final-year architecture students. More >>

Ongoing insurance settlement delivers significant sum

Monday, 5 December 2016, 1:58 pm | Lincoln University

Lincoln University and its insurers have agreed to a further $25 million partial settlement of its earthquake related insurance claims. More >>

New Zealand’s mobile learning a cut above the rest

Monday, 5 December 2016, 1:41 pm | HITO

New Zealand proved its mobile learning is a cut above the rest, with HITO’s VUE online learning system winning silver at the Learning Technologies Awards on Wednesday night. Nearly 800 guests gathered at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel in London ... More >>

Starter for 10: UC aims to retake University Challenge

Monday, 5 December 2016, 11:25 am | University of Canterbury

A team of University of Canterbury students is using education, experience and exceptional brain power in the quest to retake New Zealand academia's top trivia title in the TV quiz show University Challenge . More >>

Local wisdom key to Pacific sustainable development

Friday, 2 December 2016, 5:20 pm | Massey University

A researcher with a 30-year interest in Pacific education and development lived on a remote raised coral atoll to explore the case for more indigenous knowledge and culture in education. More >>

Ed. Collective Encouraged by Long-Term Fiscal Position

Friday, 2 December 2016, 3:06 pm | ed.collective

Last week Treasury released its Statement on the Long-Term Fiscal Position and Ed. Collective is encouraged that its call for education development and upskilling in New Zealand extends beyond the traditional university pathways. More >>

BoP Civil Infrastructure Workers Praise Industry Initiative

Friday, 2 December 2016, 2:20 pm | Connexis

Tauranga, 2 December 2016: A group of Bay of Plenty Civil Infrastructure workers are proud to have a new industry Trade Certification to their name and are praising the Industry for its introduction. More >>

New Kaiārahi at Ara

Friday, 2 December 2016, 1:11 pm | Ara Institute

Ara has selected a new Kaiārahi and will formerly acknowledge this important appointment on Monday 5 December at 11am to 1pm, Te Puna Wanaka (wharenui), Christchurch City Campus, Madras Street. More >>

Men’s pornography use and its impact on intimacy

Friday, 2 December 2016, 11:24 am | University of Otago

The more frequently men use pornography the less sexually intimate they are with their partners, latest University of Otago, Christchurch, research shows. More >>

UCOL Students awarded Inaugural Building Cadet Scholarships

Friday, 2 December 2016, 9:31 am | Universal College Of Learning

Two promising UCOL third year students have won building services scholarships with the Palmerston North City Council. More >>

Torbay Apprentice is Grateful for ATT Scholarship

Friday, 2 December 2016, 9:28 am | ATT

“Outward Bound has really helped me build confidence in myself,” says Torbay apprentice plumber/ gasfitter Callum Seales. Earlier this year Callum won one of two ATT/Skills Outward Bound Scholarships that paid the fees and travel to undertake ... More >>

Cuts to early childhood education revealed

Friday, 2 December 2016, 9:24 am | NZEI

Cuts to early childhood education funding have been confirmed by the latest Ministry of Education figures , which show annual per-child funding has dropped by more than $500 since 2009/10. More >>

Temuka Apprentice is Grateful for ATT Scholarship

Friday, 2 December 2016, 9:24 am | ATT

“Outward Bound taught me the value of team-work. I’m going to find those skills very useful in my career,” says Temuka apprentice plumber/drainlayer Daylen Garton. Earlier this year Daylen won one of two ATT/Skills Outward Bound Scholarships that ... More >>

New Māori Research - Seeding Excellence And Future Change

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 5:17 pm | Nga Pae o te Maramatanga

NPM NEW MĀORI RESEARCH - SEEDING EXCELLENCE AND FUTURE CHANGE Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga – New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence (NPM) is currently seeding a suite of new projects that will deliver positive change through vital Māori research. More >>

Enviroschools students to learn about climate change at hui

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 4:56 pm | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Thursday, 1 December 2016) – Dunedin school kids will spend a day walking and bussing around South Dunedin to learn about climate change at the annual Enviroschools Primary Hui. More >>

UC student wins PM’s Pacific Youth leadership award

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 3:37 pm | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury (UC) student has been recognised for his inspiring leadership at the 2016 Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Awards held at Parliament yesterday. More >>

The WORLD’s her internship

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 3:02 pm | Otago Polytech

An Otago Polytechnic fashion student has been chosen for a new, paid internship at WORLD – New Zealand’s most progressive and philanthropic fashion brand. More >>

restigious scholarship for Marsden student

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 2:24 pm | Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

Samuel Marsden Collegiate School student Lucy Berger has been offered a scholarship to study at Peking University, the most prestigious university in China. Thousands of students apply but very few pass the entrance exams. “This is an extraordinary ... More >>

Opportunities for Students with Learning Disorders

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 3:46 pm | Education and Science Committee

The Education and Science Committee has reported to the House on its inquiry into the delivery of education for students with dyslexia, dyspraxia, and autism spectrum disorder. The report contains 46 recommendations which all members of the select ... More >>

$440,000 for Southland int'l education & skills training

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 3:27 pm | New Zealand Government

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has today announced a $440,000 funding package to promote international education and primary sector skill development in Southland. More >>

Lower Hutt students learn the science of goo and poo

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 2:48 pm | Hutt City Council

A group of Naenae Intermediate School students have got in the poo – all in the interest of having fun with science. More >>

Unitec students help staff temporary vet clinic in Tonga

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 1:50 pm | Unitec

Unitec veterinary nursing students are part of a team setting up a temporary veterinary clinic in Tonga this week. More >>

International results show National Standards failure - NZEI

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 1:50 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Latest international results in maths and science indicate the Government's National Standards programme has failed, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. More >>

Awanuiārangi recognises academics with professorial status

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 1:27 pm | Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

MEDIA RELEASE: Wednesday, 30 November 2016 Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi, Whakatāne More >>

Career Moves to ICT Results in Top Awards

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 12:54 pm | Weltec

A former lawyer and nuclear physicist have made big changes, moving to New Zealand to re-train in ICT and receiving top student awards in the process. Both WelTec graduates were recognised at a ceremony held in Wellington. More >>

Award-winning autism book offers help for teachers

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 12:30 pm | Massey University

Calming sensory rooms or gardens are preferable for a distressed autistic child compared to seclusion rooms – the use of which reveal a lack of teacher education, says a contributor to an award-winning book on strategies for teachers of autistic children. More >>

MIT and Vodafone team up to offer young job seekers an edge

Tuesday, 29 November 2016, 1:01 pm | Vodafone NZ

Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) today announced plans to enable Contact Centre students to get much needed hands-on work experience. More >>

Education Providers Must up Game on Foreign Students

Monday, 28 November 2016, 1:42 pm | ComplyWith

Compliance experts issue advisory paper for tertiary education leaders to help understand and respond to new regulation after terrible year for foreign students in NZ More >>

Blockchain rules: regulating a game-changing new technology

Monday, 28 November 2016, 1:06 pm | University of Auckland

Blockchain - the technology powering Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies - is poised to transform the way we buy things, do business, and many other areas of everyday life. As banks and governments around the world grapple with how to harness this ... More >>

Exploring Māori tradition

Monday, 28 November 2016, 1:01 pm | University of Waikato

A University of Waikato student is looking at why certain Māori traditions exists and how colonisation has influenced tikanga. Tiriana Anderson (Ngāti Maniapoto/Rereahu) is focusing his research on whaikōrero (oratory) and why women can’t lead whaikōrero ... More >>

University increases presence in China

Monday, 28 November 2016, 8:42 am | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland’s new Innovation Institute China (UAIIC) will provide unprecedented access to an extensive range of networks, research and funding opportunities in China. More >>

NZ Content Counts Education Awards 2016 - winners named

Friday, 25 November 2016, 3:48 pm | New Zealand Content Counts Education Awards

Recipients of the 2016 New Zealand Content Counts Education Awards were named at a ceremony held at Auckland’s Massey University in Albany last night. For the second year running, teachers from around the country joined the official panel of education ... More >>

Congratulations to graduates of Ka Eke Poutama

Friday, 25 November 2016, 11:28 am | Hapai Te Hauora

Friday 25th November 2016 at 5:30pm the first cohort of the inaugural rangatahi into governance programme Ka Eke Poutama will graduate. The programme is facilitated by Te Whare Hukahuka with support from the Māori Womens Development Inc. Designed to ... More >>

Waipareira Drops Alternative Education

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 1:42 pm | Te Whanau O Waipareira Trust

Te Whanau o Waipareira has dropped its Alternative Education Contract with the Ministry of Education and will transition youth on its books to other west Auckland providers. More >>

Royal Society of New Zealand Research Honours

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 1:09 pm | University of Auckland

University of Auckland researchers were awarded the Rutherford Medal and eight other top honours across a diverse range of disciplines in the Royal Society of New Zealand (RSNZ) and Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) research honours dinner in ... More >>

Memorandum of understanding with the University of Otago

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 12:55 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

Hāpai Te Hauora signs a memorandum of understanding with the University of Otago to collaborate on tobacco control advocacy. More >>

Industry Chair For New South Island ICT Grad School

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 12:52 pm | SIGNAL

SIGNAL, the new South Island ICT Grad School, has appointed international businessman David Band as its new chair. More >>

Mixed reaction to changes for learning support

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 12:46 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Today’s release of a Cabinet paper outlining changes to support for children with special education learning needs has some positive developments but also raises a number of concerns, says NZEI Te Riu Roa. More >>

Science Alive community projects 2017

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 12:37 pm | Science Alive

We’ve invited a team of University of Delaware students to teach 120 lucky kiwi kids (12 - 14 yrs) all things Tinker these Summer Holidays! #CHCHSTEAM More >>

BA a career enhancer for graduating MP

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 12:22 pm | Massey University

It has taken Iain Lees-Galloway, Palmerston North MP for the Labour Party, a few years to complete a Bachelor of Arts alongside his busy career – and he credits the degree with contributing much to his success in politics and public service. More >>

Creative activities promote day-to-day wellbeing

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 12:02 pm | University of Otago

Everyday creative activity may lead to an “upward spiral” of increased wellbeing and creativity in young adults, new University of Otago research suggests. More >>

Otago Polytechnic links with Japanese Engineering College

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 11:56 am | Otago Polytech

Otago Polytechnic is delighted to signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Hachinohe College from Japan. More >>

Celebrating New Zealand’s researchers

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 11:08 am | Royal Society Of New Zealand

Outstanding New Zealand researchers have received prestigious medals at the Royal Society of New Zealand’s 2016 Research Honours event, held in Christchurch on Wednesday night. Medals were presented by both the Royal Society of New Zealand and the Health ... More >>

Teaching teens about the political system & social activism

Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 2:01 pm | Massey University

Teaching teenagers how to actively contribute to society and participate in political decision- making was the focus of a workshop for secondary school teachers at Massey University recently. More >>

Corporate online schools a terrible idea

Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 1:24 pm | PPTA

International expert on virtual and charter schools, Professor Gary Miron says it would be a terrible mistake for New Zealand to allow private entities to own and run online schools. “Online learning is an important education tool for students. ... More >>

 

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