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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 >>

Govt teacher drive ignores teacher shortages in ECE

Monday, 15 October 2018, 12:41 pm | Early Childhood Council

The Early Childhood Council (ECC) wants to know: why this government is ignoring the early childhood sector teacher shortages? More >>

Student wellbeing paramount at Lincoln

Monday, 15 October 2018, 10:44 am | Lincoln University

Lincoln University is working to promote greater wellbeing across campus, with a comprehensive plan aimed at strengthen successful existing programmes and developing new initiatives. More >>

Top Maori academic gives Keith Sinclair Lecture

Monday, 15 October 2018, 9:33 am | University of Auckland

Māori historian, member of the Waitangi Tribunal and award-winning author, Dr Aroha Harris, will give the University of Auckland’s Keith Sinclair Memorial Lecture this week. More >>

New counselling research a first for NZ

Saturday, 13 October 2018, 11:48 am | Counsellors Association

In a first for New Zealand, the Counsellors Association will determine the beneficial impacts of counselling among secondary school students. The announcement of the 18-month research comes off the back of Kiwis’ week-long efforts to educate and raise awareness ... More >>

Plan to put teachers on skills shortage list proves crisis

Friday, 12 October 2018, 11:28 am | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa says that proposals to put early childhood and primary teachers on the immigration skills shortages list are an acknowledgment the teacher shortage has reached crisis point. More >>

Are We There Yet? goes into classrooms

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 3:39 pm | Auckland War Memorial Museum

Auckland War Memorial Museum, in collaboration with School Kit , has received further funding for creating additional Discovery Kits based around the exhibition Are We There Yet? Women and Equality in in Aotearoa , currently on display at Auckland Museum. ... More >>

State-of-the-art simulator lands at Massey

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 11:23 am | Massey University

State-of-the-art simulator lands at Massey’s School of Aviation Massey University's School of Aviation is the first pilot training facility in New Zealand to install the new-generation Diamond DA-42 simulator. The state-of-the-art machine, which is ... More >>

Nothing artificial about the intelligence of kiwi students

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 10:48 am | University of Auckland

Three University of Auckland students have had their advice for the New Zealand Government on artificial intelligence (AI) published in The New York Times international edition. More >>

Pressure on Education Minister for urgent change

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 9:44 am | Tertiary Education Union

Education Minister Chris Hipkins’ decision to formally dissolve the combined council of WelTec and Whitireia and appoint a commissioner in its place is a clear sign that New Zealanders cannot afford for the current model of tertiary education provision ... More >>

Sport education researcher honoured in special journal

Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 1:45 pm | Massey University

Dr Dennis Slade, a senior lecturer from Massey University’s School of Sport, Exercise and Nutrition, has been given the extremely rare and prestigious endorsement of his research in physical education and sport, through a special supplement publication ... More >>

Join the revolution at SAE

Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 12:22 pm | SAE NZ

SAE Creative Media Institute has opened applications for the 2019 intakes in audio, music and screen production and is already receiving a wave of interest in their unique programmes at the Auckland campus. More >>

Where will the wave hit? Predicting coastal flooding

Monday, 8 October 2018, 9:10 am | University of Auckland

Which of the world’s coral reef-fringed coastlines will become uninhabitable from wave-driven flooding? Scientists from the University of Auckland have developed an efficient and accessible tool to find out. In a paper published by Nature Communication ... More >>

Young tradespeople gather for worldskills NZ competition

Saturday, 6 October 2018, 6:31 pm | Worldskills

NZ’S TOP YOUNG APPRENTICES VIE FOR INTERNATIONAL FAME AT WORLDSKILLS NZ NATIONAL COMPETITION Young tradespeople gather for worldskills NZ National competition More >>

Quality ECE services in jeopardy

Friday, 5 October 2018, 2:54 pm | Early Childhood Education

“The announcement that four kindergartens in the South Island may close is a direct result of years of under-funding and inadequate policy settings” said NZ Kindergartens chief executive Clare Wells. “Although early childhood education (ECE) services ... More >>

New IT Qualification to Benefit Wellington ICT Sector

Friday, 5 October 2018, 2:06 pm | WelTec and Whitireia

Artificial intelligence, data analytics and user experience design are some of the contemporary fields identified by the ICT sector as necessary skills for today's Information Technology graduates. These skill areas have been incorporated in the ... More >>

Research examines a changing world for refugees

Thursday, 4 October 2018, 11:55 am | University of Auckland

University of Auckland Associate Professor Jay Marlowe has been awarded a 2018 Rutherford Discovery Fellowship for research into refugee settlement. His award comes at a time when globally more than 68 million people have been displaced, forced from their ... More >>

NZTC Awarded Third Consecutive NZQA Category One Status

Thursday, 4 October 2018, 10:24 am | New Zealand Tertiary College

New Zealand Tertiary College has been declared an “exceptional” education provider by New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) for another four years. More >>

New Pro Vice-Chancellor (Māori) at University of Auckland

Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 1:16 pm | University of Auckland

Professor Cindy Kiro (Ngā Puhi, Ngāti Kahu, Ngāti Hine) has been appointed Pro Vice-Chancellor (Māori) at the University of Auckland. She takes over from Jim Peters who has been in the position since 2006. More >>

Ministry of Education offers 9.3% to secondary teachers

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 5:27 pm | Ministry of Education

Deputy Secretary Ellen MacGregor-Reid says the Ministry has made a good offer to secondary school teachers. The offer moves beginner teachers’ base salaries from $51,200 to $55,137 and base salaries for those at the top of the scale from $78,000 ... More >>

Post-primary teachers vote confirms swift correction needed

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 5:21 pm | Council of Trade Unions

Unions said that the PPTA member vote today to reject their pay offer gives the Government an opportunity repair a decade of neglect in public education, with strong public support for better investment in teachers and kids . More >>

Programme better equips teachers and Pasifika preschoolers

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 2:34 pm | Early Childhood New Zealand

Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand is pleased to announce a new level 5 qualification with a specific Pasifika focus. More >>

ENZ takes out global marketing prize

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 1:10 pm | Education New Zealand

Education New Zealand’s 1 million cents scholarship has beaten a wide field of international nominees to take out the marketing campaign prize at the 2018 PIEoneer Awards in London. More >>

PPTA president, Jack Boyle's speech to annual conference

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 11:53 am | Post Primary Teachers' Association

E nga kaiako o Aotearoa…Nau mai haere mai Haere mai ki te Whanganui a taara Haere mai ki to tatou hui Nga mihi koe katoa mo te haere mai. It’s fantastic to see you all at this sell out hui. Counting all of us, our awesome PPTA staff and our honoured ... More >>

Saving the Māui dolphin

Monday, 1 October 2018, 2:54 pm | Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

Samuel Marsden Collegiate School Year 8 students have been working on Social Justice Projects over the last few months. Their brief was to choose causes they are passionate about, with the emphasis on creating change. More >>

Photo of Pure Joy Wins PORSE 2019 Calendar Photo Competition

Monday, 1 October 2018, 1:34 pm | PORSE

It was the look of “pure joy” on Casey Adamson’s face that won the judges over, PORSE Education and Training General Manager Erin Maloney says. More >>

Two scholarships awarded for psychological research

Monday, 1 October 2018, 9:48 am | NZ Psychological Society

Two University of Auckland psychologists, Karis Knight and Tycho Vandenburg, are this year’s recipients of two research awards from the New Zealand Psychological Society (NZPsS). More >>

Big decisions on agenda at NZEI conference

Saturday, 29 September 2018, 6:45 pm | NZEI

Two major announcements are planned at the NZEI Te Riu Roa conference on Monday October 1. More >>

New consumer and sensory science facility

Friday, 28 September 2018, 9:42 am | Massey University

Massey University’s Manawatū campus will soon have a state-of-the-art consumer and sensory science facility, to help determine what drives people in their food choice behaviour. More >>

Book Teaches Waitangi Day Tradition to Chinese Speakers

Friday, 28 September 2018, 8:57 am | NZ Chinese Language Week

A new book for children that teaches the meaning and significance of Waitangi Day has been published in a bilingual edition, thanks to New Zealand Chinese Language Week (23 – 29 September 2018). More >>

Homebased Early Childhood Education Association Conf

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 4:56 pm | NZ Homebased ECE Assoc.

31st NZ Homebased Early Childhood Education Association Conference 'Getting to the Heart of It’ The New Zealand Home Based ECE Association held their 31st Annual Conference in Auckland at the Grand Millennium Hotel this past weekend. More >>

Survey highlights need for Hell Reading Challenge

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 3:03 pm | Hell Pizza

In light of the NZ Book Council’s latest findings that more than 440,000 Kiwis have not read a book in the past year, the HELL Reading Challenge – now in its fifth year – is more relevant than ever, says HELL general manager Ben Cumming. More >>

Educators Call for Universal Screening for Gifted

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 10:57 am | giftEDnz

Gifted children often show early signs of their unique abilities, hitting developmental milestones well before their time - and well before beginning school. Some children walk as early as 8 months, and some children talk in complete sentences at the age ... More >>

System change recommendation acknowledges gifted learners

Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 4:19 pm | New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education

System change recommendation acknowledges gifted learners The New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education (NZCGE) welcomes the move by the Hon Tracey Martin, Associate Minister of Education, to include gifted education under the Draft Disability and ... More >>

If you were the boss of education in NZ, what would you do?

Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 10:48 am | Office of the Children's Commissioner

“Everyone I meet has a strong view about education and what we can do to transform it”, says Andrew Becroft, Children’s Commissioner and the Chair of the Guardians of the Education Conversation. More >>

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology Prepares for the Future

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 12:51 pm | Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

Extreme Networks, Business Technology Group partner to deliver wired and wireless network foundation for collaborative learning system across all 78 locations More >>

Supporting young people into employment

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 12:15 pm | Massey University

Two Massey University academics have used their research findings to craft guidelines for businesses, to help support young people into employment. The guidelines will assist employers to better understand the experiences of vulnerable young people ... More >>

Including the Gifted: Professionals Praise Plan

Monday, 24 September 2018, 9:16 pm | giftEDnz

Specialist educators in gifted education have been waiting over a decade for the government’s promise of giftedness being identified and provided for as a special educational need. In 2005, the National Administration Guidelines mandated all schools ... More >>

Young Gardening Superstars Unearthed

Monday, 24 September 2018, 7:43 pm | T and G Global

Young Gardening Superstars Unearthed After Record Entries in the Young Gardener of the Year Awards 2018 From the rolling hills of Wainui to the crisper climate of Invercargill, the country can rest easy knowing its future crops are in safe hands ... More >>

New admissions test announced for future healthcare students

Monday, 24 September 2018, 3:04 pm | University of Auckland

A group of leading universities in Australia and New Zealand, including the Universities of Otago and Auckland, are embarking on an exciting new collaboration with similar universities in the United Kingdom. More >>

Architectural Technology Graduate influences Queenstown

Monday, 24 September 2018, 11:32 am | Weltec

Arthur Lee has had some remarkable experiences in his career to date which started through his initial Architectural Technology studies at WelTec in Petone. More >>

Culinary Education in 104 languages including Te Reo Māori

Monday, 24 September 2018, 8:58 am | International Culinary Studio

A City & Guilds culinary qualification has long been pegged as the benchmark global standard for culinary education by WACS (World Chefs Association). And their qualifications are transforming lives in over 80 countries around the world, including ... More >>

10 year anniversary of landmark Business School

Sunday, 23 September 2018, 5:47 pm | University of Auckland

The iconic Sir Owen G Glenn Building, home to the University of Auckland Business School, has turned ten. More >>

Aboriginal language hub to be supported

Friday, 21 September 2018, 8:12 pm | KIWA Digital

ABORIGINAL LANGUAGE HUB TO BE SUPPORTED BY NEW ZEALAND EXPERTISE Technology innovator Kiwa Digital has secured a breakthrough collaboration with an Aboriginal language centre in Australia, leading the way in using technology to communicate the importance, ... More >>

Know how to ‘ni hao’ - Chinese language in the Pacific

Friday, 21 September 2018, 8:10 pm | Massey University

Teaching and learning developments for Chinese language in the Pacific are the focus of the summit. More >>

Top international students win internships

Friday, 21 September 2018, 2:05 pm | ATEED

Top international students win internships with leading Auckland businesses RELEASE SUMMARY • The inaugural Global Talent Showcase launched this week – an initiative delivered through ATEED’s Study Auckland and HR consultancy Talent Solutions More >>

Counting sheep a new challenge for science students

Friday, 21 September 2018, 12:51 pm | Young Farmers

Counting sheep is often touted as a remedy to help troubled sleepers nod off. More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 

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