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Industry experts to show teachers all about tech this week

Monday, 12 November 2018, 7:46 am | Make Lemonade

Following the national success of shadowtech for students, TechwomenNZ and CreateOps is this week running a shadowtech day for teachers for the first time. The shadowtech day for teachers will be held on Wednesday which will create an opportunity for teachers ... More >>

Ministry of Education Pacific language books recognised

Saturday, 10 November 2018, 11:44 am | Ministry of Education

A series of books designed to help Pacific children with literacy was awarded last night at the SunPix Pacific Peoples Awards in Auckland. More >>

Statement on Employment Relations Authority Recommendations

Friday, 9 November 2018, 7:10 pm | Ministry of Education

As reported this afternoon, the Ministry of Education has received the final recommendations of the Employment Relations Authority Facilitator, James Crichton. More >>

Teachers set to deliberate

Friday, 9 November 2018, 7:08 pm | NZEI

Employment Relations Authority Chief James Crichton has recommended that NZEI Te Riu Roa members accept the latest offer from the Ministry of Education, at the conclusion of four days of facilitation between the union and the Ministry. More >>

Open Polytechnic Chief Executive to step down in 2019

Friday, 9 November 2018, 5:03 pm | Open Polytechnic

Open Polytechnic Chief Executive to step down in 2019 Open Polytechnic Chief Executive, Dr Caroline Seelig, will be stepping down from the role in the middle of next year after more than 10 years of leadership at the specialist open and distance learning ... More >>

Strike notices issued, primary teachers consider next steps

Friday, 9 November 2018, 3:27 pm | NZEI

Primary teachers are set to begin a week of one-day rolling nationwide strikes on Monday. More >>

NZ Academic Unveils Details of World First Childcare Centre

Friday, 9 November 2018, 9:39 am | Chrysalis Group

A world first concept in early education to be opened in Auckland is set to be unveiled by the NZ academic and ECE educator who created it at an international conference next week. More >>

Support your local school, support biodiversity!

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 3:24 pm | Taranaki Regional Council

The future’s looking bright as a growing number of schools jump on board Towards Predator-Free Taranaki, safeguarding our local biodiversity. More >>

Early Childhood NZ scores highly in Māori and Pasifika

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 12:21 pm | Early Childhood New Zealand

Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand scores highly in Māori and Pasifika success rates Te Rito Maioha’s commitment to ensuring the success of all its students is paying off, says Chief Executive, Kathy Wolfe. ‘Our overall 2017 qualification ... More >>

Christchurch School Playground Wins Excellence Award

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 12:07 pm | St Andrew's College

St Andrew’s College in Strowan, Christchurch, was awarded a Learning Environment NZ 2018 accolade for Excellence in Educational Facilities – Landscape/Outdoor Learning in a ceremony on Sunday 4 November. The playground and landscape accompany the school’s ... More >>

Government on the right track to more inclusive education

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 2:06 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

The 600 new support staff for schools announced by the Ministry of Education over the weekend is a welcome advance for children in Aotearoa, and one that could not come soon enough considering the latest OECD stats on education inequality, says ... More >>

Secondary teachers disappointed with half-hearted offer

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 12:14 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

Secondary teachers yesterday received a second offer from the government. It was discussed last evening with the executive of the PPTA, who, after a careful analysis, passed a recommendation that members reject the offer. More >>

New resource supports teaching students about mental health

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 12:13 pm | NZ Council for Educational Research

Those teaching school students about resilience, mental health, interpersonal skills, and wellbeing will welcome a new resource from NZCER Press. More >>

Make regional needs a priority in proposed merger

Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 3:14 pm | Tertiary Education Union

The Tertiary Education Union (TEU) today called on Chief Executive Chris Gosling and Commissioner Neil Barnes to take seriously the views of staff and students affected by their proposal to merge Whitireia with WelTec, which includes closing the Kapiti ... More >>

WelTec and Whitireia announce change programme

Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 2:04 pm | WelTec and Whitireia

The Wellington Institute of Technology and Whitireia Community Polytechnic have today announced an organisational change programme E Tū Ma Tātou – Our People. Our Challenges. Our Future. – torestore their financial position and strengthen the ... More >>

Queens High School wins Otago/Southland Digital Championship

Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 11:22 am | Tahi Rua Toru Tech

A team of talented Queens High School students have won the Regional Digital Championship for Otago/Southland in 2018 and are set to take on other regional winners from around the country as part of the nationwide Tahi Rua Toru Tech competition. More >>

Spring Week lectures for adult learners

Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 10:19 am | University of Auckland

From childhood immunisation to circular economies, Spring Week on Campus invites the public to attend a week of fascinating lectures at the University of Auckland. The annual Spring Week on Campus series is a rare opportunity to listen to, debate ... More >>

Learning Support in the Spotlight

Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 10:12 am | New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education

The New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education (NZCGE) is celebrating the recent announcement from the Prime Minister for the provision of Learning Support Co-ordinators in schools. NZCGE congratulates this government for prioritising the needs of learners who require ... More >>

High NZTC completion rates reinforce college’s commitment

Monday, 5 November 2018, 12:24 pm | New Zealand Tertiary College

New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC) qualification completion rates exceed the national university and Tertiary Education Organisation (TEO) average with 73% of NZTC students completing their qualification. More >>

Armistice Day and the legacy of WWI

Monday, 5 November 2018, 10:44 am | Massey University

It was the worst disaster ever for New Zealand in terms of lives lost per capita, and for its legacy of suffering. An estimated nine million people – soldiers and citizens – in many countries and of numerous nationalities died. In a double whammy, ... More >>

NZEI and Ministry head to Employment Relations Authority

Friday, 2 November 2018, 4:33 pm | NZEI

Primary teachers' union NZEI TE Riu Roa and the Ministry of Education are set to begin facilitation on Monday, 5 November at 10.30am, in an attempt to make progress on collective agreement negotiations for primary teachers and principals. More >>

Legal scholar named Centenary Fellow (FRSNZ)

Friday, 2 November 2018, 12:10 pm | University of Auckland

Professor David V Williams has been elected a Fellow of the Academy of the Royal Society Te Apārangi, in recognition of his research, scholarship and the advancement of knowledge in the areas of constitutional law, colonial legal history and the Treaty ... More >>

Lead the Change - Make a Difference!

Friday, 2 November 2018, 11:09 am | TUANZ

The importance for preparing for the future of work has never been more urgent and the sooner we start preparing for that digital future the more adept we will be as a nation to face challenges and capture opportunities. It is with this in mind that ... More >>

Ara degree pathway for NZMA students

Thursday, 1 November 2018, 1:36 pm | Ara Institute

Ara Institute of Canterbury and New Zealand Management Academies (NZMA) have signed a pathway agreement for NZMA hospitality graduates to pathway into the Ara Bachelor of International Tourism and Hospitality Management degree. Tony Gray, Chief Executive ... More >>

Poverty still affecting children's education

Thursday, 1 November 2018, 12:40 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

Poverty in this country is still one of the primary reasons that children are not thriving in schools and centres. More >>

Villa Maria team’s healthy crackers win Young Enterprise

Thursday, 1 November 2018, 11:45 am | Ara Institute

Too Good Foods proved too good for the competition last night, taking out the supreme award in the Canterbury Region Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) held at Ara. The Villa Maria College team wowed judges with their business idea, market ... More >>

Toru Fetū celebrates prestigious award

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 10:35 am | Whanau Manaaki Kindergartens

Toru Fetū Kindergarten in Porirua will celebrate its Prime Minister’s award at the kindergarten on Friday with songs, speeches and lunch including traditional dishes. More >>

Students across the country preparing for exams

Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 2:21 pm | New Zealand Qualifications Authority

Whānau, family and teachers are helping students get ready for this year’s NCEA and New Zealand Scholarship exams, which begin next week on Wednesday 7 November. More >>

MIT Helps to Meet Demand for Early Childhood Educators

Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 1:09 pm | Manukau Institute of Technology

Manukau Institute of Technology is committed to providing opportunities to a greater number in the community through blended learning programmes that allow students to balance work and study A recent story in the New Zealand Herald highlighted a shortage ... More >>

Innovation an integral part of Future-focused Learning

Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 11:33 am | Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

Samuel Marsden Collegiate School welcomed Jonathon Meichtry, Principal Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services, as the first presenter in the Marsden Innovation Series this week. The session was attended by Marsden Year 9-13 students, parents ... More >>

Two awards for entrepreneurial Wairoa YES company

Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 10:00 am | Eastern Institute of Technology

A Wairoa young enterprise company that formed at the Hawke’s Bay School Trades Academy @EIT has won two awards at the regional Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme finals. Project Rangatahi is the business formed by Pahemata Robinson and ... More >>

What’s the real cost of tertiary education?

Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 9:02 am | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

New analysis exposing the real cost to taxpayers of tertiary education shows that work-based traineeships and apprenticeships are the most cost-effective and efficient way to provide the skills and qualifications New Zealand needs. More >>

Young entrepreneur takes top AIMES award

Monday, 29 October 2018, 6:46 pm | Aimes Awards

Young entrepreneur takes top AIMES award 2018 AIMES Award winners announced TAKAPUNA, 29 October 2018: A bright young entrepreneur with a passion for helping others has taken top honours and the AIMES Supreme Award. More >>

Facilitation dates set

Monday, 29 October 2018, 5:35 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Primary teachers' union NZEI TE Riu Roa and the Ministry of Education are set to begin facilitation on Monday 5th November at 10.30am. More >>

UC Churchill Fellow to investigate deaf education

Monday, 29 October 2018, 3:59 pm | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury Senior Lecturer Denise Powell has been awarded a Churchill Fellowship to research specialist education for deaf and hard of hearing students in the United States, Australia and Hong Kong. More >>

Auckland regional finals of nationwide digital championship

Monday, 29 October 2018, 3:57 pm | Tahi Rua Toru Tech

Innovation on display at Auckland regional finals of nationwide digital championship 26 October 2018 – The Auckland regional winners of the inaugural Tahi Rua Toru Tech national championship were announced at a special ceremony at Unitec yesterday ... More >>

ECE teacher crisis a casualty of 10-year funding freeze

Monday, 29 October 2018, 12:28 pm | NZEI

The acute shortage of early childhood education teachers is a direct result of 10 years of Government underfunding in the sector says NZEI Te Riu Roa. More >>

NZ Spelling Bee National Final This Saturday

Monday, 29 October 2018, 10:10 am | New Zealand Spelling Bee

Nineteen of New Zealand’s top spellers will battle it out for the coveted title of 2018 New Zealand Spelling Bee champion at the event’s tension-filled national final in Wellington on Saturday. More >>

Ara supports schools to offer more

Monday, 29 October 2018, 9:28 am | Ara Institute

Ara is working closely with over 50 secondary schools across the region, stretching from Oamaru to Kaikoura, to supplement school subject choices through the Dual Pathway programme. The Dual Pathway portfolio contains a range of part time, skills-based ... More >>

State integrated Schools meet with Education Minister

Friday, 26 October 2018, 10:39 am | Catholic Education Office

Proprietors and principals of state integrated schools1 flew into Wellington from around the country yesterday to meet with the Minister of Education, Hon Chris Hipkins and Associate Minister, Hon Jenny Salesa. More >>

Dog Behaviour Seminar

Thursday, 25 October 2018, 3:27 pm | Southern Institute Of Technology

Veterinarian, author and animal behaviour and welfare specialist, Professor Kevin Stafford of Massey University, is presenting a seminar on behaviour issues of the juvenile dog on Thursday, November 8 at the Southern Institute of Technology (SIT). More >>

Sorted in Schools launched to teach teens about money

Thursday, 25 October 2018, 2:32 pm | Commission for Financial Capability

Sorted in Schools launched to teach teens about money Pualele Fomai sees learning about money as a journey. “The lessons we’re having now in Year 9 are giving us a headstart for the future,” says the 14-year-old. “By the time I’m in Year ... More >>

MIT Scholarship Programme Supporting Excellence And Equity

Thursday, 25 October 2018, 11:31 am | Manukau Institute of Technology

25 October 2018 Manukau Institute of Technology provides a balanced grants and assistance programme that supports the best outcomes for talented students and the community. A recent report on scholarship recipients at universities by the Weekend Herald found ... More >>

ECE graduates inspired to embrace messy play in India

Thursday, 25 October 2018, 10:09 am | New Zealand Tertiary College

New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC) India celebrated their largest contingent of early childhood education graduates to date in Mumbai on Sunday. More >>

Winners of 2018 architecture writing competition announced

Tuesday, 23 October 2018, 9:04 am | New Zealand Institute of Architects

A Whangārei architecture graduate and a South Korean high school student have won the top awards in New Zealand’s annual architectural writing competition. More >>

Auckland University of Technology (AUT) Strike

Friday, 19 October 2018, 1:55 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Union members at the Auckland University of Technology have voted overwhelmingly in favour of taking strike action in regard to their collective negotiations that have so far seen management not agreeing to their salary claims. The claims include ... More >>

New physiotherapy school to open at Wintec

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 5:18 pm | Wintec

New physiotherapy school to open at Wintec It’s official, enrolment is now open for New Zealand’s newest physiotherapy school. More >>

New teacher supply and demand model welcome but flawed

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 1:35 pm | NZEI

New teacher supply and demand model welcome but flawed - and too late to stop teacher shortages next year More >>

If you don’t count it, you can’t fix it

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 12:15 pm | PPTA

Maths and statistics teachers around the country will be baffled by the government’s latest forecast of teachers required out to 2025. Instead of quantifying the shortage, the Ministry of Education has done its sums under the assumption that there were ... More >>

Honours for a lifetime pursuit of mathematics

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 9:24 am | University of Auckland

Distinguished Professor Marston Conder of the University of Auckland has been awarded the Jones Medal from the Royal Society Te Apārangi to recognise his lifetime achievement in in mathematics. More >>

Victory for free speech as Brash speech goes ahead

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 5:38 pm | Free Speech Coalition

The Free Speech Coalition responds to the appearance of Dr Don Brash at Massey University , two months after his original scheduled appearance was cancelled by the Vice-Chancellor: More >>

UC Commerce student chosen as Blake Antarctic Ambassador

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 3:14 pm | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury Commerce student Harry Seagar is heading to Antarctica this summer after being awarded a Blake Antarctic Ambassadorship by the Sir Peter Blake Trust and Antarctica New Zealand. More >>

Professor's electrifying journey through the gut

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 2:23 pm | University of Auckland

Imagine watching the inside of a stomach at work: the gut walls breaking down food, transporting and mixing it in the small intestine and compacting and sorting the waste in the colon. For the last 15 years bioengineer Professor Leo Cheng has been ... More >>

Principals Concerned as Teacher Shortage Bites

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 10:51 am | New Zealand Principals' Federation

Principals across the country are expressing concern that the latest moves by Government to stem the teacher shortage won't be enough to fill the vacancies expected for the 2019 year. More >>

Enterprising students vying for top prize at Waikato awards

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 10:35 am | Young Enterprise Scheme

More than 200 enterprising Waikato secondary school students are vying for success at the Waikato Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) Annual Awards this month. More >>

Supporting Young People in an Age of Pornography

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 11:11 am | Grow Marketing

How can we support young people to have a healthy understanding of sexuality, relationships and consent in an age of pornography? The ‘birds and the bees’ conversation is no longer going to cut it for young people growing up in the 21st century. They are ... More >>

Falling for someone educated can increase inequality

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 9:07 am | Motu Economic and Public Policy Research

The phenomenon whereby the highly-educated have partners who are also highly-educated has gained attention in popular media and academic research as a driver of inequality. Lead author Omoniyi Alimi of Waikato University, together with Motu’s Senior Fellow ... More >>

Vulnerable Children Act 2014 Compliance

Monday, 15 October 2018, 7:45 pm | Regan Cunliffe

Vulnerable Children Act 2014 Compliance within New Zealand Primary and Secondary Schools FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE More >>

Urgent need to address ECE teacher supply

Monday, 15 October 2018, 7:30 pm | New Zealand Kindergartens

“Teacher shortages aren’t limited to schools” said NZ Kindergartens chief executive Clare Wells. “There is also an urgent need to address the recruitment and retention of qualified teachers in early childhood education (ECE).” More >>

Early childhood teacher shortage severe

Monday, 15 October 2018, 4:02 pm | NZEI

The union representing early childhood teachers has added its voice to ECE employers’ call to Government to do more to reverse a teacher shortage in early childhood services. More >>



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