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NEXT Expert Teachers empowering kids with digital skills

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 9:43 am | The Mind Lab

Auckland, 6 April 2016 – Three teachers have been recognised as the country’s top digital learners, winning the prestigious NEXT Foundation Expert Teacher Award at The Mind Lab by Unitec’s graduation in Auckland yesterday. More >>

Worksafe Enforceable Undertaking

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 9:40 am | Saint Kentigern Trust Board

Saint Kentigern Trust Board has entered into an enforceable undertaking agreement with WorkSafe New Zealand. This agreement has been reached following WorkSafe’s investigation into an accident in which very serious injuries were sustained by two ... More >>

WorkSafe Accepts Enforceable Undertaking

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 9:39 am | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand has accepted an enforceable undertaking from the St Kentigern Trust Board following an incident in which two students were injured during an April 2016 school production of Sweeney Todd. More >>

Kidsfirst Children Celebrate Healthy Hearts

Wednesday, 5 April 2017, 4:23 pm | Kidsfirst Kindergartens

The South Island’s largest Early Childhood Education provider is this week celebrating not one, but two Heart Foundation awards. More >>

Fibre Broadband improves primary school students’ results

Wednesday, 5 April 2017, 11:43 am | Motu Economic and Public Policy Research

About 4,600 extra students will reach the National Standards in reading, writing and mathematics each year because of schools’ access to fibre broadband. More >>

NZ’s first Yunus Social Business Centre to be at Lincoln

Tuesday, 4 April 2017, 12:48 pm | Lincoln University

Nobel laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus will sign a Memorandum of Understanding at Lincoln on Monday, 10 April, to operate a social business centre at the University. More >>

Maori language apps for children seek to full resource gap

Tuesday, 4 April 2017, 11:08 am | Papapa

The start of this week saw the launch of Pāpapa , a new line of Māori language apps for children 5 years of age and under focusing on vocabulary acquisition. James Porter (Te Atiawa, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kahu), one of the developers behind Pāpapa, ... More >>

Foraging for fine food

Tuesday, 4 April 2017, 11:02 am | Otago Polytech

Mouth-watering mushrooms, tantalising thyme, flavoursome figs … they’re all there for the foraging in the latest project for Otago Polytechnic’s Central Campus cookery students. More >>

The warehouse Zoofari continues at Orana!

Monday, 3 April 2017, 3:06 pm | Orana Wildlife Park

In 2015, The Warehouse and Orana Wildlife Park formed a partnership called The Warehouse ‘Zoofari’, to enable low decile schools from Christchurch, Ashburton, Timaru and Greymouth to take part in formal education programmes at the zoo. Throughout ... More >>

A Cry from the Heart: lack of assistance for chidren's needs

Monday, 3 April 2017, 12:48 pm | Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association

Another te Tai Tokerau Principal voices her feelings on the lack of assistance to cover the needs of children up here and the harm this is causing! More >>

Ara delivers digital technology for two schools

Monday, 3 April 2017, 11:34 am | Ara Institute

Unable to find suitable teachers and unwilling to cut digital technologies and electronics from their curriculum, two Christchurch high schools have formed a partnership with Ara Institute of Canterbury, finding a creative solution that puts students first. More >>

Training helps industry respond to the pace of change

Monday, 3 April 2017, 10:26 am | Wintec

Wintec has expanded its Professional Programmes to offer 70 professional development and industry compliance courses this year, plus tailored courses for teams and bespoke solutions. More >>

A Whole Lot of Hoopla Happening at a Pre-school Near You

Sunday, 2 April 2017, 8:43 pm | Joint Press Release

A Whole Lot of Hoopla Happening at a Pre-school Near You A new programme to help preschool children enjoy being active is being launched across Canterbury tomorrow. Hoop with Heart, which is a collaboration between in2hula and the Heart Foundation ... More >>

Funding freeze may force student suspensions

Friday, 31 March 2017, 2:53 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

The government’s inadequate school funding and a staffing cap on specialist Ministry of Education staff has forced desperate Northland principals to threaten to suspend disruptive students, says NZEI Te Riu Roa. More >>

Balancing Work And Study Not a Problem

Friday, 31 March 2017, 9:18 am | Weltec

Engineering student Alex Smith is juggling employment and study, working in industry while he studies full-time. More >>

Principals are not getting enough assistance

Thursday, 30 March 2017, 3:43 pm | Pat Newman

There is a real crisis in getting necessary help for kids in need up here in Te Tai Tokerau. More >>

Rotorua Animation College campus grows

Thursday, 30 March 2017, 3:15 pm | Animation College

Auckland-based Animation College has extended its Rotorua campus to cope with growing demand in the region. More >>

Principal Matters: special education in crisis

Thursday, 30 March 2017, 2:11 pm | New Zealand Principals' Federation

Tēnā koe Niwha - Grit Ka mahi te tawa, uho ki te riri Well done, those of you whose courage is like the heart of the Tawa tree E te whānau, ngā tumuaki o Aotearoa, tēnā koutou katoa More >>

Students urged to combat cybercrime

Thursday, 30 March 2017, 11:24 am | University of Waikato

The career options for students who want to combat cybercrime are expanding so rapidly into fields like law, research, teaching and insurance that a leading Hamilton based cyber security research centre is urging secondary school students to get serious ... More >>

NZyouth challenging themselves to make a difference

Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 5:01 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

29 March 2017 New Zealand youth challenging themselves to make a difference While many of us ask ourselves what we can do to help those in need, young Catholics around New Zealand are making a difference by stepping into the shoes of the most vulnerable ... More >>

School’s in for summer at Te Kura

Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 3:32 pm | Te Kura

Te Kura had a big increase in student enrolment for this year’s summer school. The distance education provider had 746 students enrol for summer school 2016/2017, up from 201 enrolments for summer school 2015/2016. More >>

Roll-out of free GIS software for schools

Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 1:40 pm | Eagle Technology

Students in both primary and secondary education in New Zealand now have free access to Esri’s ArcGIS Online software through the roll-out of a multimillion dollar enablement program to schools across America, Europe and now Australia and New Zealand. ... More >>

Anteater Ara graduates inspire at Autumn Graduation

Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 10:41 am | Ara Institute

Keynote speakers at Ara Institute of Canterbury’s biggest ever graduation ceremony on 31 March will inspire graduands and their families with the tale of a start-up business that has convinced kiwis to put bugs on their menus and plates. More >>

Adult learning meets growing need for social engagement

Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 10:36 am | Selwyn Community Education

Selwyn Community Education, along with other adult education facilities around New Zealand, is experiencing a significant increase in people signing up for night classes and weekend workshops. More >>

‘Crisis of staff well-being’ has engulfed tertiary education

Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 9:11 am | Tertiary Education Union

Staff at tertiary education institutions are experiencing higher levels of stress, unsustainable workloads and are feeling more alienated from their jobs compared to a decade ago and reforms introduced by the National government are to blame, the ... More >>

TAKURUA – 2017 Unitec Dance Winter Workshop

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 4:09 pm | Unitec

One of the brightest stars in the Winter sky, TAKURUA is the inspiration for Unitec Dance’s annual winter workshop. Three amazing days of energy, creativity and dance. Discover contemporary technique, muscle & bone, repertoire, choreography and ... More >>

Living well in care homes

Monday, 27 March 2017, 3:22 pm | Massey University

Treating elderly people in long-term care facilities with respect and dignity significantly increases their quality of life, according to new research from Massey University, in partnership with Metlifecare. More >>

Calling budding secondary school engineers, furniture makers

Monday, 27 March 2017, 3:07 pm | Competenz

Calling all budding secondary school engineers and furniture makers: national inter-school ‘Toolbox Challenge’ is back and open for entries More >>

Prioritise investing in high quality ECCE for all children

Monday, 27 March 2017, 1:44 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) calls on Government to demonstrate a commitment to providing high quality early childhood care and education (ECCE) to our nation’s children, including reinstating a policy of 100% qualified staff. More >>

Final Winner’s field day on 3 April

Monday, 27 March 2017, 1:11 pm | South Island Farmer of the Year

The end of an era will be marked at the Lincoln University Foundation’s South Island Farmer of the Year winner’s field day on 3 April . . . it will be the last such field day in the more than 30 year history of the competition. More >>

Funding slashes in early childhood education astounding

Friday, 24 March 2017, 4:56 pm | Early Childhood New Zealand

Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand (ECNZ) says that, if accurate, new research quantifying slashes to funding for early childhood education (ECE) is astounding. More >>

Student entrepreneurs get lift-off from industry experts

Friday, 24 March 2017, 4:43 pm | Wintec

Wintec students will get the opportunity to bring their business ideas or existing businesses to life in ways they never thought possible through a new opportunity supported by Wintec and Soda Inc. More >>

Hospitality Study Options Expanding in Wellington

Friday, 24 March 2017, 3:41 pm | Weltec

WelTec’s internationally recognised School of Hospitality is expanding the range of programmes it offers following the success of a new Advanced Diploma in Cookery. More >>

Whakatau to welcome new Māori students to Ara

Friday, 24 March 2017, 1:36 pm | Ara Institute

Ara and Ngāi Tūāhuriri are set to welcome close to 500 ‘first year, first time’ Māori students and their whānau on Friday, 24 March at Te Puna Wānaka, City Campus Christchurch. Last week, Ara and Ngāti Huirapa welcomed all new students and staff ... More >>

Making children proud to be Great KIWI learners

Friday, 24 March 2017, 12:10 pm | University of Canterbury

Measuring children’s progress in New Zealand schools has just become a bit more distinctly and competitively KIWI. More >>

Shiny new coffee machines herald upgrades at Oamaru Campus

Friday, 24 March 2017, 10:34 am | Ara Institute

The wifi has been upgraded and all the classrooms have new furniture, but it’s the new barista machines that have created a buzz at Ara Institute of Canterbury’s Oamaru Campus. More >>

Government cuts cost ECE $260 million this year

Friday, 24 March 2017, 9:42 am | NZEI

New research shows the Government has cut $260 million a year off funding for Early Childhood Education, as NZEI Te Riu Roa launches a pledge to restore funding and quality to the sector. More >>

Wet feet on World Water Day

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 4:05 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Teachers from ten Bay of Plenty Schools got their feet wet yesterday, as they learnt how to assess stream health and teach students about freshwater use and impacts. More >>

More space needed for industry training in report

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 3:57 pm | Careerforce

Industry training should play greater role in preparing New Zealand school-leavers for the workforce, says the head of Industry Training Organisation, Careerforce. More >>

Freshly Minted Graduates to Shine

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 2:25 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

Newly capped EIT graduates celebrate their success in Napier on 30-31 March, parading through city streets cheered on by family, friends and well-wishers who have supported them on their learning journeys. More >>

MPs asked to Have a Heart

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 1:35 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

Hundreds of heartfelt messages from children all over New Zealand will be delivered to Parliament on Thursday, as MPs are asked to sign a pledge to restore quality and funding to Early Childhood Education. More >>

New Zealand Tertiary College Celebrates 35 Years

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 11:07 am | New Zealand Tertiary College

The largest early childhood teacher education provider in New Zealand is marking a significant milestone in 2017. New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC) is celebrating its 35 year anniversary as a leader in the early childhood education sector and diversifying ... More >>

Beware of Centaurs (and others) Bearing Rocks

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 10:14 am | University of Canterbury

An upcoming University of Canterbury public guest lecture, Beware of Centaurs (and others) Bearing Rocks, has been thousands of years in the making. More >>

National’s tertiary education experiment is failing

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 5:44 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Putting 17 people at risk of losing their jobs and denying students the opportunity to learn valuable skills in the arts and social sciences is far too high a price to pay for the government to continue its failing experiment in market-based approaches ... More >>

On World Water Day, pre-school kids learn to save 20

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 3:35 pm | Watercare Services

As Aucklanders continue to come together to reduce their water use and ‘save 20’ everyday, one daycare in Central Auckland is getting on the bandwagon by teaching water conservation to its youngest kids. More >>

Advancing Pacific Social Work Symposium

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 2:36 pm | Massey University

For the first time, a Pacific region-wide gathering designed specifically to address Pacific social work, will be held in Fiji next week. More >>

Study describes what helps and hinders Māori success

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 12:54 pm | University of Otago

Māori university graduates describe whānau (family) support as the top factor that helped them to complete their qualifications, while family responsibilities and commitments made completion of their studies more difficult, according to research ... More >>

Apprenticeship scheme tackles skills shortage

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 12:04 pm | Waikato District Council

An apprenticeship programme in the Waikato District is playing its part to address the skills shortage in the New Zealand roading industry following the graduation of its first intake last month. More >>

Learning the mechanics of biomechanics

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 11:42 am | Massey University

What do a rugby scrum, hip replacement surgery and a game of Wii bowling all have in common? What about rising from a chair, jumping on a trampoline, or making a bed? More >>

Urban students go beyond the farm gate

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 10:59 am | Careers New Zealand

Today up to seventy Year 10 students from six Hawke’s Bay secondary schools will attend the Hawke’s Bay “Behind the Farm Gate” Industry Big Day Out in Patoka. More >>

UC earthquake researcher receives PM’s science honour

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 4:49 pm | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury professor leading worldwide research into the effects of ground-shaking caused by earthquakes has been presented with one of New Zealand’s top science prizes. More >>

Students Support Waikato Medical School

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 4:34 pm | Waikato Students' Union

March 23, 2017 – Waikato Students’ Union President William Lewis is pleased to announce the Union’s support of the University of Waikato’s proposed medical school. More >>

Court Rules No Māori Total Immersion School for Child

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 4:27 pm | Maori Television

A family court has ruled a seven year old girl be removed from her reo Māori school because her father doesn't speak Māori and feels excluded. More >>

Tertiary education must be a public good for all Kiwis

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 12:49 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Today’s report from the Productivity Commission - New models of tertiary education clearly outlines that the changes the National-led government have made to tertiary education have done more harm than good. More >>

New Research Professor at EIT

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 12:30 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

Widely acclaimed for his achievements in promoting Māori health, David Tipene-Leach is EIT’s newly appointed Professor of Māori and Indigenous Research. More >>

High School Students on the Ball in Learning Robotics

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 11:58 am | Eastern Institute of Technology

While Star Wars’ legends C_3PO and R2-D2 may not be quaking in their metal boots, Hawke’s Bay Schools Trades Academy students are designing and building ‘robots’ that are smart enough to play ball. More >>

Opportunities lost as government ignores expertise

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 11:08 am | PPTA

The government has ignored children, parents, teachers and other education experts by only making minor and technical changes to the Education (Update) Amendment Bill. This is not a good way to create legislation, and is a lost opportunity to take proactive ... More >>

Ed Collective Warns of Financial Peril following Report

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 11:05 am | ed.collective

Ed Collective, a social enterprise advocating for better learning experiences in New Zealand warns that generations of Kiwis could face long-term financial peril as the Productivity Commission recommends the introduction of interest on student ... More >>

My future - By Khalais Waerea

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 10:42 am | Khalais Waerea

So, I’m in my last year of high school, an exciting yet daunting part of my life. Exciting in the sense that I become an adult, somewhat free of the ropes that have been wrapped around me my whole life, and daunting in the sense that I can’t run ... More >>

Ed. Collective Warns of Financial Peril following Report

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 10:36 am | Ed. Collective

Ed Collective, a social enterprise advocating for better learning experiences in New Zealand warns that generations of Kiwis could face long-term financial peril as the Productivity Commission recommends the introduction of interest on student ... More >>

 

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