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Research projects to improve outcomes for learners funded

Tuesday, 28 November 2017, 1:29 pm | Teaching and Learning Research Initiative

The Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI) has awarded over $1.3 million in funding to eight projects, which are expected to improve outcomes for learners. More >>

A ‘Grandmaster’ in Art at Eastern Institute of Technology

Tuesday, 28 November 2017, 11:05 am | Eastern Institute of Technology

Having recently completed Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design studies at EIT’s ideaschool, Julienne Dickey is to embark on a third master’s degree next year – at the age of 68. More >>

Free High-Tech Learning Software for Low Decile Schools

Tuesday, 28 November 2017, 9:04 am | QuickSense

Low decile secondary schools are set to receive free high-tech learning software, as the New Zealand developers behind the innovative EdTech want to make learning accessible for all Kiwis. More >>

Opportunities for Pacific youth in trades

Monday, 27 November 2017, 11:10 am | Oceania Media

Opportunities for Pacific youth in trades Oceania Career Academy is working to generate more young Pacific people into higher paid employment, delivering a student-focused, career-focused and industry-driven programme. 2018 spaces for Pacific youth aged ... More >>

Leading Māori educators at Symposium

Monday, 27 November 2017, 10:18 am | NZEI

A groundbreaking symposium today brings to the Wellington stage the unique, innovative, creative and exciting things happening in indigenous education in Aotearoa. More >>

New Scholarship to Research Dance & Dementia

Monday, 27 November 2017, 9:53 am | Auckland University

A high-profile expatriate New Zealander has established a prestigious new postgraduate scholarship through the University of Auckland Campaign For All Our Futures to investigate the positive effect of dance for people with dementia. More >>

Southern Institute of Technology Award Ceremony, 28 November

Monday, 27 November 2017, 9:45 am | Southern Institute Of Technology

Members of the media are invited to Southern Institute of Technology (SIT)’s Award Ceremony to be held on Tuesday, November 28 at 7.30pm at the Civic Theatre, Invercargill. More >>

Chris Liddell funds scholarships to take Kiwis to Oxford

Monday, 27 November 2017, 9:13 am | University of Auckland

Exceptional University of Auckland student Johann Go is the first to receive a new scholarship to Oxford University funded by international businessman Chris Liddell. More >>

Accolade for one of te reo Māori's leading advocates

Saturday, 25 November 2017, 11:31 am | University of Waikato

Embargoed until 10pm, 24 November 2017 Te reo Māori version of release will also be available after the event. More >>

Empower locals to decide the future of WITT

Friday, 24 November 2017, 5:02 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Empower locals to decide the future of WITT Staff, students and the local community should decide the future of Western Institute of Technology Taranaki (WITT), not an external advisor who has less experience of what it is like to work and study ... More >>

Diamond polishes her skills to better serve BOP community

Friday, 24 November 2017, 3:41 pm | University of Waikato

Living up to her name, Danielle Jade Diamond is shining bright in the area of community psychology in the Bay of Plenty. More >>

Rahui on Kaikohe Intermediate School Lifted

Friday, 24 November 2017, 10:01 am | Ngapuhi Kaumatua and Kuia

Ngapuhi kaumatua David Rankin has lifted the rahui placed on Kaikohe Intermediate School following the school's decision to name one of its buildings after a sacred Ngapuhi site associated with death. More >>

Top Tourism School Partners with International Airline

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 5:38 pm | New Zealand School of Tourism

A new partnership between New Zealand’s largest travel and tourism school and one of China’s fastest growing airlines is creating global opportunities for aspiring flight attendants. More >>

NZUSA elects 2018 student leaders

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 5:03 pm | NZ Union of Students' Associations

The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) has elected the student representatives who will lead the movement in 2018. Jonathan Gee was unanimously re-elected to serve a second term as President, with Melissa Evans elected to serve ... More >>

First Pasifika researcher to win education award

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 2:40 pm | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury (UC) Pasifika Education specialist Tufulasi Taleni has been awarded the 2017 NZARE Rae Munro Award for excellence for his Master’s thesis – the first Pasifika researcher to receive the award. More >>

Schools liable if caretakers not safety trained

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 1:34 pm | CrestClean

A health and safety expert says schools are risking heavy fines if their caretaker falls off a ladder and has not got adequate safe systems of work in place for working at heights. More >>

Giving Cash without Strings Attached Can Improve Health

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 11:52 am | Otago University

New research has shown governments can help improve health in low and middle income countries, simply by providing cash to people living in poverty. More >>

Gateway to High-Flying Career for Green Bay Student

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 11:23 am | Service IQ

An ambitious Year 12 student from Auckland’s Green Bay High School has won a valuable scholarship to help propel him towards his goal of becoming an airline pilot. More >>

Kristmas Knack - NZ handmade craft and design

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 5:14 pm | Berhampore Primary School Knack Market

Knack is Berhampore School's major fundraiser and is run four times a year, seasonally. More >>

Disability, advocacy, activism as a mother

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 5:12 pm | Massey University

For the mothers of disabled children, navigating the roles of advocate and activist can be complex, confronting and a constant struggle. Now seven women – all mothers of disabled children, activists and academics – have co-authored a paper about ... More >>

Mayor Tim Shadbolt Accommodation Bursaries for Invercargill

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 1:57 pm | Southern Institute Of Technology

Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) is pleased to announce an accommodation bursary for students eligible for the Government’s Fees Free policy that comes into effect on 01 January 2018. His worship, Mayor of Invercargill Tim Shadbolt having supported ... More >>

“Future scientists” get their first taste of chemistry

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 1:48 pm | BASF

Sydney, Australia – November 22, 2017 – Students from five primary schools across Auckland will don their safety goggles and head to the science labs at the University of Auckland for the annual BASF Kids’ Lab program from 22 - 23 November 2017. More >>

Sociologist to Receive Highest Honour at Massey Graduation

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 12:07 pm | Massey University

Methane-munching bacteria to reduce greenhouse gases; long term health conditions; autism; fatherhood; pastoral counselling in Samoa; and how tikanga (Māori cultural practices) can influence businesses are among the topics of 47 doctoral graduands ... More >>

Government Passes up Opportunity to Fix Teacher Shortages

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 11:55 am | PPTA

Secondary teachers are disappointed the government has passed up an opportunity to help alleviate the secondary teacher shortage says PPTA president, Jack Boyle. More >>

GCSB supporting women in STEM through academic scholarships

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 10:50 am | Government Communications Security Bureau

The Government Communications Bureau (GSCB) has awarded four $10,000 tertiary scholarships to women studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects at New Zealand universities. The scholarships are intended to encourage more women ... More >>

US Historian Commemorates Memory, Images of WWI

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 10:38 am | Massey University

What people see matters more than what they read, according to renowned United States World War One historian, Professor Jay Winter, in regard to war images and accounts. More >>

Social entrepreneurs want Impact Hub in the Waikato

Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 7:08 pm | Wintech

There was no denying the electricity in the air when a group of social entrepreneurs gathered at Wintec to confirm their support for a Waikato-based Impact Hub this month. More >>

Lincoln University transformation report sets bold vision

Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 6:34 pm | Lincoln University

Lincoln University today welcomes publication of the Transformation Board Report, which sets out a bold and achievable vision for the institution to become a globally ranked top five university in agriculture, and a top five New Zealand university. More >>

UC software engineering student heads to South Korea

Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 3:38 pm | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury Engineering student Pang Suwanaposee is heading to South Korea this summer as Asia New Zealand Foundation's first business intern to that country. More >>

Building Their Future on Solid Foundations

Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 11:54 am | NZMA

21 November 2017 – NZMA Construction students are showing they have the right attitude to succeed in their industry, by renovating their own workplace. More >>

Government delivers big boost for students

Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 11:20 am | New Zealand Government

The Government has today taken a big first step towards making tertiary education and training more affordable for all New Zealanders. More >>

Makaraka’s Old School Values Future Proofed

Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 9:06 am | Sunrise Foundation

The Board of Trustees have established the Makaraka School Endowment Fund at The Sunrise Foundation to help future proof the school. More >>

Go Kiwi Go volunteer holidays

Monday, 20 November 2017, 8:39 pm | Go Kiwi Go

20th November 2017 – Kiwi not for profit, Go Kiwi Go is at the forefront of the new volunteer holiday trend, including gap years, and mid-career breaks. More >>

Kiwis in New York celebrate in World Class style

Monday, 20 November 2017, 3:21 pm | Joint Press Release

New Zealand’s undeniable man of the moment and internationally acclaimed director Taika Waititi was awarded the very first World Class New Zealand Award outside of New Zealand at a gala event in New York last week. More >>

Vaping helps reverse smoking harm - asthma expert

Monday, 20 November 2017, 1:46 pm | Massey University

Smokers with asthma or chronic obstructive respiratory disease have the most to gain from switching to vaping, says international asthma specialist Professor Riccardo Polosa, who is speaking at Massey University next week. More >>

Arakura Kindy celebrates recognition from Enviroschools

Monday, 20 November 2017, 12:51 pm | Hutt City Kindergartens

Arakura Kindergarten in Wainuiomata is the first kindergarten in Lower Hutt to become a Silver Enviroschool. Referred to as a reflection rather than an award, the silver reflection recognises the kindergarten’s long-term commitment to a more sustainable ... More >>

Unitec Appoints Interim Chief Executive

Monday, 20 November 2017, 12:41 pm | UNITEC

Unitec Institute of Technology has announced Alastair Carruthers CNZM will be appointed Interim Chief Executive, replacing Dr Rick Ede who departs at the end of the year. Mr Carruthers has been a Unitec Council member since November 2014 and has more than ... More >>

UC academic wins national Māori education award

Monday, 20 November 2017, 10:41 am | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury (UC) academic has been recognised for her contributions to Māori education, becoming the 2017 recipient of the Te Tohu Pae Tawhiti Award. More >>

Top NZ scientist talks about entrepreneurship

Monday, 20 November 2017, 10:05 am | University of Auckland

What is the role of universities today? Along with discovering new knowledge and educating the next generation, should professors also be drivers of economic development? What is an entrepreneurial academic? More >>

Wellington College Appoints Gregor Fountain New Principal

Friday, 17 November 2017, 9:46 am | Wellington College of Education

The new Principal of 17 November 2017 - Wellington College will be Gregor Fountain, currently Principal of Paraparaumu College. Mr Fountain has strong ties to Wellington College, as both an old boy and a former teacher at the school. He was Head of the ... More >>

Your School is Invited to The Greatest Show on Earth at Unit

Friday, 17 November 2017, 9:29 am | UNITEC

Your school is invited to the 1950s inspired, The Greatest Show on Earth – Unitec’s end of year exhibition of costume, art department, lighting and sound design work by our Production Design & Management (PDM) students. Come and see what our students ... More >>

2 in 3 NCEA students severely affected by anxiety or stress

Friday, 17 November 2017, 9:27 am | Inspiration Education Limited

Two-thirds of New Zealand secondary students identify stress and anxiety about assessments as a challenge to learning, and about half believe they are not taught how to study or deal with exams, according to a new survey of nearly 6000 students. More >>

Ag Diploma hits industry sweetspot

Friday, 17 November 2017, 8:59 am | Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre

Taratahi is broadening its programme base and offering the highly regarded Massey Diploma in Agriculture at its residential campuses in the Wairarapa and at Telford in South Otago and the Central North Island Dairy Academy at Reporoa in 2018. More >>

Marsden students win TEchHub CREST Challenge

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 1:43 pm | Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

Samuel Marsden Collegiate School Year 10 Digital Technology students Leila Barber, Linda Zhang and Kellen Zeng have won the 2017 TechHub CREST Challenge (Wellington region). The challenge was for students to come up with a brief to address a need ... More >>

Chief Ombudsman issues opinion on seclusion complaint

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 1:15 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has released his Final Opinion on the seclusion of an autistic child at Ruru Specialist School, saying the child and his family were let down by the school and the Ministry of Education. More >>

Ombudsman emphasises importance of monitoring seclusion

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 1:11 pm | Human Rights Commission

Ombudsman’s Final Opinion emphasises importance of monitoring best practice delivery 16 November 2017: A Final Opinion released by the Ombudsman has emphasised again the need for regular monitoring of schools when it comes to the use of seclusion, ... More >>

Celebrating Women Philosophers on World Philosophy Day

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 9:43 am | Massey University

The clichéd image of a philosopher is a mature white man, bearded and bald, chin cupped in hand. Statistics confirm male dominance in the field more than 2400 years after Socrates founded Western philosophy, but Massey University is bucking the trend ... More >>

Researchers at the Top of Their Fields Elected as Fellows

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 9:38 am | The Royal Society of New Zealand

Sixteen researchers and scholars who have advanced knowledge in the areas of history, theology, art, computer science, psychology, law, Māori studies, chemistry, soil science, poetry, linguistics, geology, education, engineering and mathematics have ... More >>

Engineering & IT Graduating Students Showcase Commitment

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 9:15 am | Weltec

Final year student projects for Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Information Technology, Diploma in Architectural Technology and Graduate Diploma students from engineering and IT were showcased to the public yesterday in Wellington. The projects ... More >>

ECE teachers welcome increase to paid parental leave

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 10:54 am | NZEI

Early childhood educators believe the increase in paid parental leave will be great for babies and their parents, and say the next step must be to improve the quality of early childhood education. More >>

PM’s Award for inclusive education is a win for all children

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 10:43 am | IHC

IHC says an award for inclusive teaching practices celebrates one of the fundamentals of education – that every child has a right to achieve. More >>

Partnership boosts Graduate School students to the cloud

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 10:16 am | Wellington ITC

Masters of Software Development students at Wellington’s ICT Graduate School will receive a welcome cloud-based boost from technology giant, Amazon Web Services. More >>

Experts Peg Great Outdoors as Next Gen Education Provider

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 8:03 am | ReWild the Child

On November 25, renowned British childhood consultant and author, Tim Gill , will join three New Zealand experts in their fields to show parents and educators what must be done to revolutionise an education system that is no longer serving children. More >>

Parents set to get better information on children's learning

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 5:15 pm | NZEI

Parents will have better information about their children's learning following Government assurances today that schools will be required to report on the full curriculum - not just children's results in the three National Standards subjects, says NZEI Te ... More >>

Taratahi takes the country to town

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 1:32 pm | Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre

Taratahi Agriculture Training Centre’s strong relationship with the Manukau Institute of Technology is opening doors to a world of rural careers for Auckland students. More >>

Software hackathon hits NZ Cricket Museum’s challenges

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 9:02 am | Wellington ICT

If two heads are better than one when solving tricky problems, then 30 heads must surely be even better. More >>

Southern Institute of Technology’s Open Night 14/11/17

Monday, 13 November 2017, 5:09 pm | Southern Institute Of Technology

Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) is holding an Open Night tomorrow, Tuesday 14 November. This is a chance for prospective students to come along to meet tutors and talk about their study options for 2018. More >>

New appointment for lake and freshwater science

Monday, 13 November 2017, 12:42 pm | University of Waikato

The University of Waikato has appointed a new Bay of Plenty Regional Council Chair in Lake and Freshwater Science. More >>

Rangi Ruru Year 11’s - Future Problem Solving National Champ

Saturday, 11 November 2017, 10:41 pm | Rangi Ruru Girls' School

Rangi Ruru Year 11’s - Future Problem Solving National Champions Last weekend saw the culmination of a year of hard work by Future Problem Solving teams from all over the country and this year, the Rangi Ruru Year 11 team was named National Champions. ... More >>

Skills Active Apprentice of the Year announced

Friday, 10 November 2017, 1:53 pm | Skills Active

Mark Chapman's enthusiasm for the outdoors, and commitment to learning and development has earned him the title of Skills Active Apprentice of the Year. More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 

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