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ECE teachers need preventive education to avoid hazards

Tuesday, 1 May 2018, 10:04 am | Edusafe

The teachers of our youngest children are facing a constant but avoidable health hazard that does not get the national attention it deserves, health experts say. More >>

Construction And Engineering Trades Training Gets a Boost

Monday, 30 April 2018, 5:01 pm | Whitireia Polytech

New Construction and Engineering training facilities for Whitireia Community Polytechnic were opened today by Porirua City Council Deputy Mayor Izzy Ford. “I’m proud as a Porirua resident to see investment into our community in new construction and ... More >>

PhD thesis delves into murky world of illegal sports betting

Monday, 30 April 2018, 1:27 pm | University of Otago

“Exceptional” PhD thesis delves into murky world of illegal sports betting Monday 30 April 2018 University of Otago Postgraduate student Minyheok Tak has achieved the rare feat of producing a PhD thesis awarded “Exceptional” status by an external ... More >>

Northland Charter School ranks in the top two schools

Monday, 30 April 2018, 1:10 pm | E Tipu e Rea

Northland Charter School with a 100% Maori roll ranks in the top two Northland Schools for University Entrance results. The latest University Entrance results as published by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority show a Northland charter school (with ... More >>

New Zealand’s regions shine as STEM grants awarded

Monday, 30 April 2018, 11:03 am | Genesis Energy

Students at three New Zealand schools will be able to use the latest edu-tech gear after they were announced the recipients of the School-gen Energising Young Minds tech grants. More >>

Kiwi youth are the change they want to see in tech

Monday, 30 April 2018, 9:29 am | OMGTech

The 2018 OMGTech! Mana Tangata youth mentorship programme has kicked off and is bigger and broader than ever before, with 30 young people taking part this year. More >>

Early Childhood Teacher Health and Safety Needs Addressing

Monday, 30 April 2018, 9:07 am | ChildForum

A new report concludes that early childhood teaching can be high-risk work with some staff suffering the likes of back injuries from handling children, others experiencing mental health problems and some reporting both. More >>

Minister considering options for Marlborough Colleges

Friday, 27 April 2018, 6:53 pm | Marlborough District Council

Mayor John Leggett hosted Education Minister Chris Hipkins on his visit to Blenheim this afternoon where he was taken on a tour of Marlborough Boys' and Marlborough Girl's Colleges. More >>

Student protest against library closures

Friday, 27 April 2018, 6:50 pm | Auckland University Students Association

Almost 1000 students plan to attend the Rally against the closure of five libraries at the University of Auckland. More >>

UC hosts Women in Finance panel discussion

Friday, 27 April 2018, 11:49 am | University of Canterbury

Women make up only an estimated 10% to 15% of the New Zealand financial industry, with female representation at senior management levels estimated to be even lower. This is despite research that suggests gender diversity across job grades and functions ... More >>

Horowhenua schools thrive under collaborative approach

Thursday, 26 April 2018, 10:31 am | Horowhenua District Council

Horowhenua’s colleges are thriving, and their principals credit greater collaboration with making the difference. More >>

NZ academic named among the world’s Top 40

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 4:20 pm | University of Canterbury

An award-winning University of Canterbury marketing lecturer is the first New Zealand academic to be named one of the world’s 2018 Best 40 Under 40 Professors . More >>

Students’ Association against proposed changes to library

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 4:18 pm | Auckland University Students Association

Press Release – Auckland University Students’ Association is against the proposed changes to libraries at the University of Auckland. Auckland University Students’ Association (AUSA) is deeply concerned by the University of Auckland’s proposal ... More >>

Award in Global Citizenship Education winners announced

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 1:29 pm | NZ National Commission for UNESCO

Award in Global Citizenship Education winners announced The New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO today announced the winners of its inaugural Award in Global Citizenship Education (GCED). The recipients are: Patea Area School (Education Sector), ... More >>

Long work hours and diligent study pays off

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 1:07 pm | Connexis

Hamilton April 24 2018: Working long hours during the day and studying at night has paid off for a young Hamilton employee in the water industry. Dylan Samson works for Allens United Drainage & Earthworks in Hamilton and has come a long way since ... More >>

Top prize to Massey historian for King Country saga

Monday, 23 April 2018, 4:00 pm | Massey University

A book on race relations in 19th century King Country has won Massey University historian Professor Michael Belgrave the prestigious 2018 Ernest Scott Prize for the best Australasian history publication. More >>

Charter Schools Unnecessary Option Say Principals

Monday, 23 April 2018, 11:38 am | New Zealand Principals' Federation

Whetu Cormick, President of the New Zealand Principals' Federation (NZPF), says, 'There is no need to have a special category of charter schools, in New Zealand.' More >>

University of Canterbury partners with Chinese university

Friday, 20 April 2018, 2:17 pm | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury has signed an agreement with one of China’s top ranked research universities to collaborate on research and teaching. More >>

NZTC graduates told to go forth and mess it up a little

Friday, 20 April 2018, 2:06 pm | New Zealand Tertiary College

Early childhood education graduates were encouraged to “mess it up a little” and use their license to play at New Zealand Tertiary College’s (NZTC) graduation ceremony held in Christchurch on Wednesday 18 April. More >>

Unitec Institute of Tech Opens a Free4U Computing Classroom

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 5:22 pm | UNITEC

Located in the heart of Birkenhead Avenue’s retail district, the Free4U classroom offers free introductory (Level 1) self-directed computing courses for the community. The courses give participants the opportunity to develop computer skills and are ... More >>

Methven student picked for TeenAg leadership course

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 2:50 pm | New Zealand Young Farmers

Methven student Kate Braidwood has spent the start of the school holidays honing her leadership skills. More >>

Homework centres kick off

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 1:38 pm | Auckland Rugby League

A new rugby league-driven programme gets underway this week with the goal of better supporting local youth and promoting off-field achievement. More >>

CPAG education expert appointed to education Taskforce

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 12:08 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

CPAG education expert appointed to Tomorrow’s Schools Taskforce Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is thrilled with the Minister of Education’s appointment of Professor John O’Neill to the Independent Taskforce to Review Tomorrow’s Schools. ... More >>

The highs and lows of the Psychoactive Substances Act

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 11:54 am | Massey University

In July 2013, the Government implemented the Psychoactive Substances Act (PSA) in response to the prolific use of so-called “legal highs” in New Zealand. More >>

New Head of School Enjoying Career in Education

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 11:29 am | Eastern Institute of Technology

Having seen EIT from a distance for a few years, Glenn Fulcher – as head of the Tourism and Hospitality and the English Language centre – feels it is now nice to be part of it. More >>

Unitec and Police Celebrate 15-Year Partnership

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 4:50 pm | UNITEC

April 18 – Unitec Institute of Technology and New Zealand Police today celebrated 15 years of partnership, delivering the Pre-Police course to encourage greater diversity amongst Police recruits. More >>

Survey of te reo revitalisation activities open

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 4:28 pm | He Reo Ora

Pānui pāpāho: He Reo Ora, he mahi rangahau mō ngā kaupapa me ngā rauemi whakarauora i te reo Māori. Kei te tūwhera ki te 20 o Haratua 18 Paengawhāwhā 2018 More >>

Engineering conference to bring boost to Hamilton

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 3:48 pm | Wintec

Engineering is one of the Waikato’s most robust industries so it’s apt that the regions two largest educational providers have joined forces to host the Australasian Association for Engineering Education’s (AAEE) annual conference in December this ... More >>

Education leader on taskforce to review schools

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 3:04 pm | Massey University

A Massey education leader who is passionate about the need for equity in education has been appointed to a government taskforce to undertake the biggest review in 30 years of the way our schools are governed, managed and administered. More >>

NZ’s first graduates in Global Humanitarian Engineering

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 10:28 am | University of Canterbury

New Zealand's first Global Humanitarian Engineering graduates has received their diplomas today at one of the University of Canterbury’s autumn graduation ceremonies. More >>

WelTec celebrates Master of Professional Practice Graduates

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 9:45 am | Weltec

Mumtaz Parker Dalwai and fellow graduate Robert Nelson celebrated a special event last week. Not only did they each graduate with the Master of Professional Practice, but they were the first WelTec graduates who successfully completed the level 9 Masters ... More >>

Minecraft & Lego used for emergency preparedness

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 5:15 pm | East Coast LAB Life at the Boundary

Written by Bernie, Carter, Lorna, Maddy, Poppy, Isla, Keely, Raiha, Amelia, Sophie, Stirling and Tono’o (Students from Maraekakaho School) and Kate (East Coast LAB) More >>

Stepping Stone into Trades Careers for Dyslexic Youth

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 1:51 pm | Aspire2 Trades

A new training programme kicks off in South Auckland later this month to help youth with Dyslexia launch careers in engineering and welding. More >>

Pasifika educators pushing the boundaries

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 11:39 am | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Finding new horizons and pushing the boundaries will be central themes in a two-day Pasifika Fono for educators, which opens in Auckland this Thursday (19 April). More >>

Te Rito Maioha to deliver new Montessori qualification

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 9:50 am | Early Childhood New Zealand

Aperfield Montessori Trust and Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand are pleased to confirm that from approximately February 2019, Te Rito Maioha will deliver the New Zealand Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 5). More >>

Colleges review ‘disappointing’

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 8:56 am | Marlborough District Council

Mayor John Leggett says he was disappointed to hear that the co-location of Marlborough Boys’ and Girls’ colleges has been put on hold by the Ministry of Education. More >>

Investment Spearheads a Return of International Education

Monday, 16 April 2018, 1:19 pm | Huadu

Investment Spearheads a Return of International Education into City Centre A long-term vision to grow a full private University in New Zealand while re-invigorating the local English language market took a further step today with the opening of the Huadu ... More >>

Technology Talent Recognised

Monday, 16 April 2018, 9:25 am | Weltec

Shanini Kumari was recognised as the ANZ top woman student in IT for 2018 and Erik Poulsen awarded ANZ Most Outstanding Student. "This award carries lots of value to me. It is recognition that the decision I took three years back to shape my career ... More >>

ANZ supports girls’ education with Dignity initiative

Monday, 16 April 2018, 9:16 am | ANZ Bank

ANZ is partnering with social enterprise Dignity to provide free sanitary items to girls at 23 schools in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch and 1,200 female staff members. More >>

Unitec Supports ITP Review

Friday, 13 April 2018, 3:57 pm | Unitec

[April 13, 2018] - New Zealand’s largest Institute of Technology and Polytechnic (ITP), Unitec, is supportive of the Institutes of Technology and Polytechnic Roadmap 2020 project, announced by the Minister of Education Chris Hipkins, yesterday. More >>

Complaints processes support high standards

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 3:54 pm | Early Childhood Council

The Early Childhood Council welcomes the findings of the 2016 Early Childhood Education (ECE) Complaint and Incidents Report, and is pleased to note New Zealand continues to have a high standard for early childhood education. More >>

Dunedin school joins appetite for food-focused teaching

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 3:17 pm | Young Farmers

A range of new teaching resources are giving secondary school students a taste of the opportunities and challenges facing New Zealand’s food producers. More >>

ECE complaints data released

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 1:45 pm | Ministry of Education

A new report released today by the Ministry of Education provides greater transparency and additional information to parents, says Deputy Secretary Sector Enablement and Support Katrina Casey. More >>

Kiwi teachers awarded for future-focused education

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 1:28 pm | The Mind Lab

Kiwi teachers awarded for bringing future-focused education to students The Mind Lab by Unitec and NEXT Foundation have awarded two Kiwi teachers for their efforts in bringing a future-forward perspective to education in their schools. Auckland, ... More >>

New NZMA Trades Campus to Address Skills Shortage

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 3:19 pm | New Zealand Management Academies

New NZMA Trades Campus to Address Skills Shortage 10 April 2018 – Today, the Minister for Building and Construction and Associate Education Minister, The Hon. Jenny Salesa, MP opened the newly refurbished 8000 square metres New Zealand Management Academies ... More >>

Early winter storm closes schools and ECE

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 11:49 am | Ministry of Education

The early winter storm working its way across the country has closed 10 schools and four ECE today. More >>

Scholarships doubled to help NZs primary sectors grow

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 9:43 am | GrowingNZ

Geneticists, robotics engineers, farm managers, entrepreneurs, foresters…Students wanting to use their talents to help New Zealand grow, can now search an extensive online database of scholarships to help fund their future study or training. More >>

AUT first in NZ to use Xero Lifelong Learning Platform

Monday, 9 April 2018, 3:13 pm | AUT University

AUT students are the first in New Zealand actively working on the Xero Lifelong Learning Platform (XLLP). Being the forerunner in embracing new technology in its accounting curriculum, AUT is also the first university to look at becoming a Xero education ... More >>

Another Charter School Whitewash report

Monday, 9 April 2018, 2:43 pm | Save Our Schools NZ

It is laughable that John Banks told Cabinet in July 2012 that “A strong evaluation programme will be put in place that thoroughly examines the impact and effectiveness of the first such schools. This will enable us to make informed decisions about whether ... More >>

AUT Law School opens Centre for Indigenous Rights and Law

Monday, 9 April 2018, 12:55 pm | AUT University

The AUT Law School looks to boost research into indigenous law with the opening of its Centre for Indigenous Rights and Law. More >>

Villa Disappointed in new Government's "Transparency"

Monday, 9 April 2018, 10:09 am | Villa Education Trust

One of the key platforms of the new government was to be their transparency. The Charter School situation is in the public interest, there are threats to close them and legislation before the House to do just that. More >>

NZTC early childhood education graduates celebrate

Friday, 6 April 2018, 3:52 pm | New Zealand Tertiary College

Traditional dress from all over the world met formal graduation attire at New Zealand Tertiary College’s Auckland early childhood education graduation ceremony held on Wednesday evening. More >>

Digital Futures in the Education System

Friday, 6 April 2018, 12:52 pm | Sir Peter Gluckman Chief Science Advisor

Digital Futures in the Education System: How do we know we are getting it right? More >>

Major tech competition for school students launches today

Friday, 6 April 2018, 12:46 pm | IT Professionals NZ

6 April 2018 – The IT industry is partnering with the Ministry of Education to launch an exciting new digital technology championship today, open to all New Zealand school students, and designed to encourage greater participation in digital technology. More >>

National tech competition for school students launches today

Friday, 6 April 2018, 11:47 am | Ministry of Education

Deputy Secretary Early Learning and Student Achievement Ellen MacGregor-Reid welcomes the launch of an exciting new digital technologies championship today. This will be open to all New Zealand school students, and designed to encourage greater participation ... More >>

First King Country school takes part in 100 schools project

Friday, 6 April 2018, 9:49 am | New Zealand Young Farmers

Students are learning how DNA testing and artificial insemination is being used to improve genetics on an Otorohanga beef farm. More >>

Flexible learning conference an opportunity to ‘get real’

Thursday, 5 April 2018, 4:49 pm | Flexible Learning Network

New Zealand educators from the compulsory school and tertiary sector are gathering to better understand what flexible learning means for New Zealand teachers and students. More >>

Kiwi children will benefit from ECE plan

Thursday, 5 April 2018, 4:19 pm | NZEI

Kiwi children will benefit from ECE plan 5 April 2018 Our youngest Kiwis will benefit from a completely fresh look at the Early Childhood Education sector. More >>

Time to get it right for early childhood education

Thursday, 5 April 2018, 4:17 pm | New Zealand Kindergartens

Time to get it right for early childhood education “It’s our time get early childhood education (ECE) back on track, focusing on what’s best for every child and their whānau engaged in an ECE service” said Clare Wells, Chief Executive NZ Kindergartens. ... More >>

Bigger, better Biomechanics Day

Thursday, 5 April 2018, 2:36 pm | Massey University

Thousands of students around the country are taking part in National Biomechanics Day next week (April 11), joining a growing global movement to teach school children more about biomechanics. More >>



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