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Educators welcome proposal for Te Reo Māori in schools

Monday, 10 September 2018, 9:08 am | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa has welcomed a renewed call from the Green Party for universal te reo Maori, and want to take it one step further starting te reo Māori in early childhood education. More >>

Celebrating Wintec’s outstanding adult learners

Friday, 7 September 2018, 10:28 am | Wintec

Captivating, passionate, motivated and enthusiastic are just a few of the words used to describe this year’s Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec) Adult Learner Award recipients. More >>

Fund open to support future farmers

Thursday, 6 September 2018, 2:26 pm | Presbyterian Support

Applications are now open to a fund established to support the future of New Zealand’s largest industry. The Ann Sinclair Charitable Trust, administered by Presbyterian Support Central, aims to support future agriculturalists including farmers, horticulturalists ... More >>

NZ Book Council and Harry Potter publisher partner

Thursday, 6 September 2018, 9:16 am | New Zealand Book Council

5 September 2018 - A new campaign designed to encourage Kiwi kids to read the books that some of their favourite movies are based on is being launched by New Zealand Book Council (NZBC) in partnership with Bloomsbury – the UK publishers of Harry ... More >>

New online tool aims to bolster Pacific learner success

Wednesday, 5 September 2018, 11:47 am | Pacific Tertiary Education Forum

This week, Ako Aotearoa launched the Pacific Cultural Centeredness Pathway (PCCP) at the Pacific Tertiary Education Forum in Wellington. This free, online tool offers a great springboard for teachers and support staff to gain the cultural knowledge ... More >>

How do we grow success for Pacific Learners in Tertiary?

Wednesday, 5 September 2018, 11:43 am | Pacific Tertiary Education Forum

‘Be the change you want to see in the world’ is the theme for this year’s national Pacific Tertiary Education Forum, to be held in Wellington on Thursday 6th and Friday 7th September. More >>

Principal survey highlights dire impacts of teacher shortage

Wednesday, 5 September 2018, 7:52 am | NZEI

A survey of 700* primary and intermediate principals shows that a dire shortage of teachers is already disrupting children’s learning in most schools, with 30% reporting no suitable applicants for vacancies and 90% struggling to find relievers. More >>

Is the education system failing our boys?

Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 1:52 pm | Association of Boys' Schools

Is New Zealand’s education system failing our boys? – New study reveals single sex schools provide a significant advantage for boys in New Zealand Boys’ schools from around the world have praised a newly-released independent study by Dr Michael ... More >>

2017 School leavers’ NCEA outcomes remain strong

Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 12:57 pm | Ministry of Education

Māori and Pacific school leavers’ results improved across most measures in 2017, says Dr Craig Jones, Deputy Secretary at the Ministry of Education. More >>

Unitec Commissioner and CE urged to slow down

Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 10:35 am | Tertiary Education Union

The announcement that 19 courses and up to 200 jobs may be affected by change at Unitec may not have been a shock to staff, but the speed of consultation proposed is untenable. More >>

Rangitikei College goes Fees-Free for Year 9’s

Monday, 3 September 2018, 4:53 pm | Rangitikei College

A Rangitikei high school is taking the initiative to help put the ‘free’ back into New Zealand’s free education system. Rangitikei College in Marton is not afraid to break the mould when it comes to supporting its students and families, having ... More >>

Scholarship helps student with studies

Monday, 3 September 2018, 4:27 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Former Matamata College student Russell Wenzlick has won a Waikato Regional Council scholarship to help with his university studies. More >>

Who cares about your memoir? Who cares about anything else?

Monday, 3 September 2018, 3:47 pm | University of Waikato

Poet and memoir writer Kate Camp will give this year's Frank Sargeson Memorial lecture at the University of Waikato next Monday September 10th. More >>

Pasifika scholarship for music and creative media

Friday, 31 August 2018, 1:28 pm | Massey University

Massey University’s School of Music and Creative Media Production has announced a new Pasifika scholarship for study in 2019. More >>

Māori music and creative media scholarship launched

Friday, 31 August 2018, 1:27 pm | Massey University

Massey University’s School of Music and Creative Media Production has announced a new Māori scholarship for study in 2019. More >>

Kindergarten Opening at Otamarakau

Friday, 31 August 2018, 8:45 am | Inspired Kindergartens

Inspired Kindergartens is proud to announce it is opening a kindergarten at Otamarakau on (target date) the 15th of October. More >>

‘Post activity’ outdoor education – a new era dawns

Thursday, 30 August 2018, 11:59 am | Ara Institute

Sure, students can learn to tramp up mountains and climb rock faces, but outdoor education (OE) develops a lot more than practical activity skills. OE also offers personal development and leadership competencies, and now the sector is evolving ... More >>

Parents Centre New Zealand announce continued partnership

Wednesday, 29 August 2018, 1:59 pm | Parents Centre

Parents Centre New Zealand, the primary provider of antenatal and parent education in New Zealand, are excited to announce the continued partnership with PORSE In-Home Childcare. More >>

G.J. Gardner Homes Future Pathways Industry Expo

Wednesday, 29 August 2018, 1:58 pm | GJ Gardner

Hundreds of Auckland high school students are expected to attend a Future Pathways Industry Expo sponsored by G.J. Gardner Homes on Thursday. Held at Massey High school in West Auckland, the expo will see students from 10 local Secondary Schools arrive ... More >>

Schools line up for national robotics challenge

Wednesday, 29 August 2018, 1:51 pm | Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

A robotics competition for primary schools that began in the Eastern Bay of Plenty has become a national event. More >>

Massey’s global voice on marine plastic waste

Monday, 27 August 2018, 5:14 pm | Massey University

Environmental anthropologist, political ecologist and single-use plastic-free campaigner, Dr Trisia Farrelly has been appointed to a taskforce advising the United Nations Environmental Assembly Expert Group on marine plastic pollution. More >>

Coming To Study At SAE Auckland Is “Life Changing”

Monday, 27 August 2018, 4:03 pm | SAE Creative Media Institute

In 2017, 24-year-old Jordan Vaelei from Emeryville, California, made the life-changing decision to move to the other side of the world to complete his bachelor degree with SAE Creative Media Institute. More >>

Torbay School Pilots Student-Led Te Reo Māori

Monday, 27 August 2018, 2:08 pm | Torbay School

Torbay School Pilots Student-Led Te Reo Māori Torbay School on Auckland’s North Shore is running a pilot to get students leading te Reo Māori in the school. Two days a week teams of year 4-6 students lead year 3 classes in a waiata and a simple ... More >>

More pay talks set for next week

Friday, 24 August 2018, 6:35 pm | NZEI

This week there has been a further two days of bargaining for both teacher and principal members. More >>

Stuart McCutcheon’s axe falls on teacher training

Friday, 24 August 2018, 5:22 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Stuart McCutcheon’s axe has fallen on the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Education and Social Work after 21 staff were told this week that their jobs are on the line. Echoing through the Beehive, McCutcheon’s axing of each and every ... More >>

Apprenticeship Graduates presented with Awards

Friday, 24 August 2018, 1:59 pm | Apprenticeship Training Trust

It was a night of celebration on Wednesday evening (22 August) in Auckland as trades apprentices from the North Island graduated and received their prizes and certificates from ATT’s (Apprenticeship Training Trust) apprenticeship training scheme. More >>

Home-based Association welcomes Review of Home-based ECE

Friday, 24 August 2018, 11:18 am | NZ Homebased ECE Assoc.

The New Zealand Home-based ECE Association has been actively involved in consultation with the Ministry of Education Home-based ECE Review Team. We welcome the Review of Home-based ECE as an opportunity to ensure high quality learning outcomes for ... More >>

Autonomy of Māori Studies at Waikato University

Friday, 24 August 2018, 9:39 am | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

Rt Hon James Bolger Prof Neil Quigley Chancellor Vice-Chancellor University of Waikato Council University of Waikato More >>

Cash injection for polytech signals need for major change

Thursday, 23 August 2018, 5:25 pm | Tertiary Education Union

The government’s decision to provide a $15m bailout for Whitireia Polytechnic and moves to replace the joint Whitireia-Weltec council with a commissioner is further evidence of the need to fundamentally rethink the funding, governance, and management ... More >>

CASE Report Reveals Record Growth in Philanthropic Giving

Thursday, 23 August 2018, 4:58 pm | Council for Advancement and Support of Education

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education released a report today that shows record growth in overall fundraising results and increased investment in advancement operations in 2017 among institutions in Australia and New Zealand. More >>

Barnardos on home-based early childhood education

Thursday, 23 August 2018, 4:40 pm | Barnardos

Barnardos says proposals on home-based early childhood education are a step in the right direction Barnardos welcomes Government’s proposals published this week to improve home-based early childhood education (ECE) in Aotearoa New Zealand. These ... More >>

Review of home-based ECE services welcomed

Thursday, 23 August 2018, 2:47 pm | Early Childhood Council

The Ministry of Education has released a range of proposed changes to home-based ECE services for feedback to help inform final decisions. The proposed changes are part of a whole of education sector reform programme. More >>

Whitireia welcomes capital injection

Thursday, 23 August 2018, 1:58 pm | Whitireia Polytech

The Council of Whitireia Community Polytechnic and the Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) welcomes the capital injection of up to $15M from the Crown for Whitireia Community Polytechnic announced by the Minister of Education today. This decision ... More >>

Hunger for literary humour takes a ‘novel’ approach

Thursday, 23 August 2018, 11:43 am | Ara Institute

The hunger for a good book takes a novel turn again, as Ara’s students and staff compete in the fifth annual Edible Book competition at Ara on 29 August, where book titles inspire edible creations and humour is high on the ingredient list. More >>

Kelston return to the top

Thursday, 23 August 2018, 11:25 am | Auckland Rugby League

Kelston Boys’ High School are the kings of Auckland secondary school league once again, after powering past Mt Albert Grammar School 14-6 to claim the 2018 SAS College Rugby League title. More >>

Te Rito NZ supports proposed changes to home Child education

Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 4:00 pm | Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood NZ

Te Rito Maioha is pleased by the Ministry of Education’s proposed changes to home-based early childhood education. More >>

PORSE – Mums shouldn’t feel guilty about going back to work

Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 3:34 pm | PORSE

Weighed down with high rents, mortgages, and the ever increasing cost of living, one of the biggest causes of mummy guilt is the need to return to work. More >>

Discussion on home-based ECE services welcomed

Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 2:00 pm | New Zealand Kindergartens

“Ensuring every child experiences high quality early childhood education (ECE) is a priority” said NZ Kindergartens chief executive Clare Wells. “One in five children engaged in education today will be attending an ECE service – almost 200,000 ... More >>

Students take fight for mental health services to Parliament

Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 1:25 pm | VUWSA

The Wait is Over: Students are taking their fight for better mental health services to Parliament. More >>

Both funding and structures key to long-term

Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 1:11 pm | Tertiary Education Union

The latest exploration of a partnership or merger opportunity between two tertiary education institutions is further evidence that we need to rethink the sector’s funding system, the TEU said. Lincoln University and the University of Canterbury ... More >>

Wintec brings in global education developers

Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 12:52 pm | Wintec

In July next year, Wintec is bringing the first Kaospilot workshop to New Zealand. The workshop for tertiary and secondary school teachers will explore the Kaospilot approach totransformational education design. More >>

Global Chef Shortage

Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 12:49 pm | International Culinary Studio

Kiwi employers and restaurant owners are competing against each other in a bid to create the hottest incentivized packages yet, in order to attract the right Culinary staff with a winning combination – the right qualifications, the right visa and ... More >>

Te Kura finalist in Best Design Awards 2018

Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 12:48 pm | Te Kura

A school’s online learning environment, which has transformed the way distance students learn, is a finalist in the 2018 Best Design Awards. The Awards, by the Designers Institute of New Zealand, showcase excellence in graphic, spatial, product, ... More >>

German views on dietary research explored

Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 12:03 pm | Massey University

Nutritional Sciences PhD student Nikki Renall has recently returned from Germany, where she spent six weeks at the Max Rubner-Institut (MRI) in Karlsruhe, approximately 150 kilometres south of Frankfurt. More >>

21C Skills Lab wants young people to be the boss

Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 10:35 am | 21C Skills Lab

The Like A Boss programme (L.A.B) www.likeaboss.org.nz is a new and innovative program for secondary school students to build their own people or planet focused business and to develop 21C skills along the way over the course of a school term. More >>

Lincoln and Canterbury universities sign MOU

Tuesday, 21 August 2018, 4:34 pm | Joint Press Release

Lincoln University and the University of Canterbury (UC) today jointly announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to keep New Zealand at the forefront of leading-edge land-based science, commerce, management and design. More >>

New chief executive welcomed at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa

Monday, 20 August 2018, 4:27 pm | Te Wananga o Aotearoa

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa welcomed its new chief executive today with a rousing haka pōwhiri at its Te Awamutu headquarters as Te Ururoa Flavell took up his new role as head of the country’s second largest tertiary organisation. More >>

Last chance to grab free Raising the Bar tickets

Monday, 20 August 2018, 2:17 pm | University of Auckland

University of Auckland academics are speaking all over Auckland in pubs and bars for one night only on Tuesday, August 28. More >>

Lifelong Learning on Show during National Festival

Monday, 20 August 2018, 2:17 pm | Adult and Community Education

Hundreds of events will showcase adult learning opportunities in Aotearoa during the adult and community education (ACE) Festival of Adult Learning, September 3-9. Whether it’s te reo, sign language, cartooning or cooking wild food, there’ll ... More >>

Learning Support Specialists strike tomorrow

Monday, 20 August 2018, 1:55 pm | NZEI

NZEI TE Riu Roa members who are psychologists, speech language therapists and other learning support specialists, employed directly by the Ministry of Education, are set to strike for a day on Tuesday 21 August. More >>

Positive youth development through adventure education

Monday, 20 August 2018, 10:20 am | University of Otago

Study confirms positive youth development in Maori and New Zealand European teens through adventure education More >>

Stuart, Ecoute nous - listen to us

Friday, 17 August 2018, 4:29 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Stuart McCutcheon’s team has spent today telling people working in the University of Auckland’s School of Cultures, Languages and Linguistics that they may no longer have a job. McCutcheon’s decision to axe 5.5 full-time equivalent jobs, equal to ... More >>

Virtual Reality providing real-world literacy tool

Friday, 17 August 2018, 9:25 am | University of Otago

Virtual reality is moving beyond purely entertainment to become a potential tool in improving literacy, and the University of Otago is behind one ground-breaking approach. More >>

South Island Student Teachers Receive Kupe Scholarship

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 4:03 pm | Ministry of Education

Six South Island-based student teachers have been awarded a Kupe Scholarship by Associate Education Minister Kelvin Davis in a ceremony held in Parliament, Wellington, today. More >>

Waikato Student Teachers Receive Kupe Scholarship

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 4:01 pm | Ministry of Education

Eight Waikato-based student teachers have been awarded a Kupe Scholarship by Associate Education Minister Kelvin Davis in a ceremony held in Parliament, Wellington, today. More >>

Wellington Student Teachers Receive Kupe Scholarship

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 4:01 pm | Ministry of Education

Five Wellington regional-based student teachers have been awarded a Kupe Scholarship by Associate Education Minister Kelvin Davis in a ceremony held in Parliament, Wellington, today. More >>

Auckland Student Teachers Receive Kupe Scholarship

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 4:00 pm | Ministry of Education

Nine Auckland-based student teachers have been awarded Kupe Scholarships by Associate Education Minister Kelvin Davis in a ceremony held in Parliament, Wellington, today. More >>

New qualification for professional supervisors

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 11:04 am | Ara Institute

Ara Institute of Canterbury has launched a new postgraduate qualification designed to meet a growing need for professional oversight in areas such as health, social services, human resources and education. More >>

New video resources to tackle online bullying

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 1:42 pm | Life Education Trust

Bullying in schools in New Zealand is amongst the worst in the world and can have detrimental effects on children’s well-being and their achievement at school. More >>

Minister, Stuart McCutcheon isn’t making teacher strike easy

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 11:10 am | Tertiary Education Union

On today of all days, it should not escape everyone’s notice that at the same time teachers are standing together for an education system that values and attracts new and incredible people to teach our kids, the Vice-Chancellor of the University ... More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 

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