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Fact Checker: David Seymour and his charter school “facts”

Friday, 9 February 2018, 10:34 am | Save Our Schools NZ

David Seymour needs a reality check if he thinks that charter schools are not in trouble overseas. More >>

NZEI welcomes review of cohort entry

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 6:14 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Starting school at four years old was never in a child’s best interest, says NZEI Te Riu Roa. More >>

Award winning Biomedical Scientist appointed to Assoc Dean

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 4:11 pm | University of Otago

Dr Dianne Sika-Paotonu has been appointed to the role of Associate Dean (Pacific) at the University of Otago, Wellington (UOW). Dr Sika-Paotonu is the first Tongan and Pacific biomedical scientist to be appointed to this role within the Division ... More >>

Charter school removal a great day

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 2:48 pm | PPTA

Students, teachers and parents will all benefit from the government’s decision to back public education in New Zealand by removing the legislation that created charter schools. More >>

Charter schools - a failed, expensive experiment

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 2:26 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa has welcomed the Education Amendment Bill released today which will bring charter schools back into the state school system. More >>

NZ creative schools make top international animation list

Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 2:33 pm | New Education group

The top 100 International Animation schools list has been released and two of New Education group’s creative colleges, Yoobee School of Design and Animation College have featured. More >>

Tourism hotspot campus to provide in-demand hospo training

Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 2:27 pm | NZMA

With Rotorua continuing to shine as a premier tourist destination in New Zealand, NZMA will open its first campus there this month, to deliver hospitality programmes for the local community. More >>

New Head of IT Appointed at WelTec And Whitireia

Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 1:59 pm | WelTech and Whitireia

Mary Proctor has been appointed to lead Whitireia and WelTec’s IT delivery. “We are very pleased to announce that Mary Proctor is the new Head of the School of IT at WelTec and Whitireia,” says Chief Executive Chris Gosling. “With almost twenty ... More >>

New NMIT degree first to equip future NZ career advisors

Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 10:06 am | NMIT

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology’s (NMIT) new Bachelor of Career Development, the first degree of its kind to be offered in New Zealand, will provide its graduates with the core skills to advise people and help them achieve sustainable careers in ... More >>

New sustainability fund for Boys’ High

Monday, 5 February 2018, 5:22 pm | Sunrise Foundation

The Board of Trustees have established the Gisborne Boys’ High School Endowment Fund at the Sunrise Foundation to help provide future sustainability for the school. More >>

MITO Launches New Heavy Automotive Training Programme

Monday, 5 February 2018, 4:25 pm | MITO

MITO is pleased to launch its new training programme that leads to the New Zealand Certificate in Heavy Automotive Engineering – a new and innovative programme that enhances training opportunities in New Zealand’s heavy automotive industry. The ... More >>

Hikuwai Sounds Festival 2018 Announced

Monday, 5 February 2018, 2:26 pm | AUT Student Association

AUT’s Student Association (AUTSA) is stoked to present Hikuwai Sounds , Auckland’s newest addition to its summer festival calendar. More >>

Pacific Law, Custom and Constitutionalism Conference

Monday, 5 February 2018, 1:18 pm | Joint Press Release

Pacific Law, Custom and Constitutionalism Conference (PLCC): Part One: Samoan Traditional Leadership, Customary Land Tenure & Religious Rights More >>

Inspiration and mentor Pāpā Kū has died

Friday, 2 February 2018, 5:12 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Inspiration and mentor Pāpā Kū has died Members of Te Hautū Kahurangi (Tertiary Education Union) have paid tribute to Kukupa Tirikātene, affectionately known as Pāpā Kū, who died peacefully on January 28 at his Auckland home surrounded by ... More >>

City & Guilds Pacific Bursaries are now open

Friday, 2 February 2018, 10:51 am | City and Guilds

It is a privilege to be able to tell you about the City & Guilds Pacific bursary programme , and announce the launch of the 2018 application process. The Pacific regional bursary programme opens on the 1st February 2018, and offers financial support ... More >>

Parents should keep in contact with schools

Friday, 2 February 2018, 8:05 am | Ministry of Education

The Ministry advises parents to keep in contact with schools and early learning centres today following yesterday's severe weather that forced some closures. More >>

Nationwide spread of NZ Tertiary College graduates

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 7:40 pm | New Zealand Tertiary College

New Zealand Tertiary College has capped off a brilliant first year delivering Health and Wellbeing programs by celebrating graduates at a ceremony held at the Auckland campus yesterday. More >>

Tertiary providers renew commitment to Bay’s partnership

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 10:46 am | Joint Press Release

The Bay’s three major tertiary providers have all reaffirmed their commitment to the Bay of Plenty Tertiary Education Partnership, which aims to improve access to tertiary study and provide greater study options for students in the region. More >>

Urgent call to improve workforce literacy in New Zealand

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 10:40 am | Literacy Aotearoa

Auckland, 1 February 2018 – Five national organisations are calling for more support to improve workforce literacy and numeracy in New Zealand. Literacy Aotearoa, The Industry Training Federation (ITF), Business New Zealand, English Language Partners ... More >>

Urgent call to improve workforce literacy in New Zealand

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 10:19 am | Literacy Aotearoa

Auckland, 1 February 2018 – Five national organisations are calling for more support to improve workforce literacy and numeracy in New Zealand. Literacy Aotearoa, The Industry Training Federation (ITF), Business New Zealand, English Language Partners ... More >>

Applications Now Open

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 9:53 am | Fulbright NZ

Fulbright New Zealand General Graduate Awards are for promising New Zealand graduate students to undertake postgraduate study or research at US institutions in any field. More >>

How do good readers and spellers think about words?

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 1:20 pm | Wordchain

Literacy expert Betsy Sewell and app developers Minty Hunter and Bek Farr have pooled their talents to produce a series of New Zealand accent apps to help struggling readers and spellers. More >>

Samuel Marsden Collegiate School’s new Principal starts

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 12:26 pm | Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

Ms Narelle Umbers, Samuel Marsden Collegiate School’s new Principal, welcomes new and returning students this week. Ms Umbers is the school’s twelfth Principal and will be officially commissioned in February. “I would like to welcome everyone ... More >>

New degree goes global

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 12:09 pm | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is launching a new degree aimed at exploring and tackling the big issues in an increasingly globalised world. More >>

Children and young people share their experiences of school

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 9:47 am | NZSTA

"I am a library, quiet but filled with knowledge - it’s dumb [that I’m not asked]." More >>

Official Advice to Principals Regarding Interim Arrangement

Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 6:53 pm | Peggy Burrows

STATEMENT Peggy Burrows & Associates, Senior Associate Marlene Campbell rejects claims from a Christchurch principal that principals lacked support and direction regarding interim strategies for managing the dumping of National Standards in 2018. More >>

Principal sad if colleagues find it difficult to lead

Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 4:52 pm | Tai Tokerau Principals' Association

Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association. Principal sad if colleagues find it difficult to lead their schools. “When I hear the question “What will we replace National Standards with?”, it makes me professionally very, very sad”, said Pat Newman ... More >>

Teachers Claim Back Ownership of Their Council

Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 3:22 pm | New Zealand Principals' Federation

'The profession celebrates today's Government bill which proposes to return ownership of their professional body to them,' said Whetu Cormick, President of the New Zealand Principals' Federation (NZPF). The Government Bill proposes to change the name of ... More >>

School Year Begins Free from National Standards

Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 12:54 pm | New Zealand Principals' Federation

'It is great that schools across the country will begin the 2018 year free from the national standards millstone which has created so much anxiety,' said Whetu Cormick, President of the New Zealand Principals' Federation (NZPF). More >>

Teachers welcome changes to council

Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 12:03 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Teachers welcome the Government's decision to reinstate their right to vote for their own representatives on their professional body, education union NZEI Te Riu Roa says. More >>

Democracy returns to Education Council at last

Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 10:51 am | PPTA

Secondary teachers are starting the new school year with the good news that democracy is being restored to the Education Council. Teachers will again have the right to elect their own representatives. PPTA and teachers around the country have been campaigning ... More >>

New ways of teaching swimming survival skills

Monday, 29 January 2018, 1:55 pm | University of Otago

A leading University of Otago water safety expert Associate Professor Chris Button is eager to see if children who took part in a novel new water safety programme will retain crucial survival skills they’ve learned over the holiday break. More >>

Singing of anthem proud moment for cricket scholar

Friday, 26 January 2018, 3:31 pm | Lincoln University

Despite New Zealand tumbling out of the U19 Cricket World Cup after a loss to Afghanistan, and an early injury, Lincoln University cricket scholar Connor Sullivan has happy memories of the event. More >>

Plans to Reopen Tipene to Take a Major Step Forward

Thursday, 25 January 2018, 6:33 pm | St Stephens Old Boys

While St Stephen’s School (Tipene) closed almost twenty years ago, the aim of reopening the school has never strayed far from minds of many Oldboy’s, Parents, and former teachers. On Auckland Anniversary Weekend, the St Stephen’s Oldboy’s Association ... More >>

Children will benefit from employment law changes

Thursday, 25 January 2018, 3:46 pm | NZEI

Changes to employment legislation announced today is good news for children and educators. More >>

Place-Based Learning Focus for Annual Māori and Pasifika Hui

Thursday, 25 January 2018, 2:47 pm | Adult and Community Education

Hosts Te Taitokerau will take this year’s Adult and Community Education (ACE) Hui Fono participants on a magical Far North journey to explore place-based learning. The theme Te Ao Mātauranga, Our World, Our Wisdom, invites educators to consider ... More >>

Collective of artists exhibit work

Thursday, 25 January 2018, 1:47 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

A two-week exhibition in Hastings is drawing together professional artists in a celebration of inclusivity and community in creative practice. More >>

College Director Appointment Announced

Wednesday, 24 January 2018, 2:45 pm | Waikato Tainui Group

The Waikato-Tainui College for Research and Development has announced the appointment of Dr Cheryl Stephens to the position of College Director. More >>

Wintec makes mark at the NZ Painting and Printmaking Award

Wednesday, 24 January 2018, 1:53 pm | Wintec

Stamping their mark on the art world, Wintec staff, students and graduates have all been selected as finalists in the 2018 New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award (NZPPA). The New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award, which offers one of New ... More >>

Trades campaign tackles barriers for Māori and Pasifika

Wednesday, 24 January 2018, 1:28 pm | Maori Pasifika Trades Training

Helping Māori and Pasifika overcome obstacles to learning a trade is the aim of a new campaign featuring some well-known Kiwi personalities. More >>

Innovations in tertiary - Ara showcases developments

Wednesday, 24 January 2018, 9:53 am | Ara Institute

The state-of-the-art new Kahukura building on Moorhouse Avenue, the inviting North Green space, new programmes and more innovative ways to deliver industry-relevant, vocational tertiary training to different types of learners - 2017 was a big year ... More >>

Twilight event shows off new Ara trades campus

Tuesday, 23 January 2018, 10:06 am | Ara Institute

A Twilight Open Campus this Thursday 25 January, 4pm – 7pm, showcases new facilities and technology at the Ara Institute of Canterbury Woolston Campus. More >>

Cost of Education Almost Double Rate of Wage Increase

Friday, 19 January 2018, 2:47 pm | ASG Education

The cost of education in New Zealand has soared 42 per cent in the past decade, almost double the 22 per cent rise in wage growth in the same period, according to exclusive research released today. The ASG Planning for Education Index – which is independently ... More >>

New CEO for N4L

Friday, 19 January 2018, 12:58 pm | N4L Network For Learning

Larrie Moore has been appointed as the new CEO of Crown-owned company Network for Learning Ltd (N4L), effective 7 February 2018. More >>

Survey finds new teachers disillusioned and overworked

Friday, 19 January 2018, 9:12 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

A survey of primary and ECE teachers in the first few years of their career has found that 17 per cent expect to leave the profession within five years of graduating. More >>

MITO to Develop EV Qualification Framework

Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 6:58 pm | MITO New Zealand Inc.

MITO is excited to announce that it has received funding from the Government’s Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund towards the development of a qualification framework for the safe inspection, servicing and repair of electric vehicles (EVs) ... More >>

BEST Pacific Institute of Education breached conditions

Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 1:33 pm | Tertiary Education Commission

Pacific Institute of Education breached funding conditions and Education Act Media release – 17 January 2018 The failed BEST Pacific Institute of Education in Auckland filed incorrect student information and under-delivered on its training promises, ... More >>

Electrical training partnership formed

Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 11:09 am | Electrical Training Company

The Electrical Training Company, New Zealand’s leading provider of electrical apprenticeships, has partnered with Life Care Consultants Ltd to deliver first aid and CPR training across its apprentice programme. More >>

Kaiti School Can Continue Successful Program Maths Buddy

Tuesday, 16 January 2018, 7:17 pm | NZCT

Kaiti School Can Continue Successful Program Maths Buddy, Thanks to NZCT Kaiti School takes an important step in increasing their student engagement and achievement levels in maths. NZCT’s recent $8,400 grant enables Kaiti School to continue with the ... More >>

SAE Welcomes New Film Lecturer Dr Julia Reynolds

Tuesday, 16 January 2018, 2:15 pm | SAE NZ

SAE Auckland is pleased to welcome Dr Julia Reynolds to the role of Film Lecturer at SAE. Julia commences teaching into the film programmes at SAE this January. More >>

Bad NCEA grades? Don’t panic, says NZ education expert

Tuesday, 16 January 2018, 11:07 am | Inspiration Education Limited

There will be joy, there will be surprise and there will be stress when NCEA exam results are released today - but one education expert says grades are becoming less important for Kiwi students’ post-high school success. Around 200,000 students ... More >>

Campaign to focus on Fees Free

Monday, 15 January 2018, 11:52 am | Tertiary Education Commission

Campaign to focus on Fees Free Media release – 15 January 2018 With just one day to go before almost 168,000 students will get their preliminary NCEA results, the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) is reminding everyone considering tertiary education ... More >>

Ngāi Tahu Tourism scholar’s first day

Friday, 12 January 2018, 4:21 pm | Ngai Tahu Tourism

Ngāi Tahu Tourism has appointed Ashleigh Howell as its 2018 Te Pia Tāpoi scholarship recipient and she starts her studies this Monday (15 January). More >>

Ideaschool Head Takes Music to the World

Thursday, 11 January 2018, 3:57 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

Recently appointed head of EIT’s ideaschool, Professor Matthew Marshall is pursuing a long-held passion in taking New Zealand’s guitar music out onto the world stage. More >>

Attitudes towards students with disabilities must change

Thursday, 11 January 2018, 3:17 pm | Human Rights Commission

11 January 2018: The recent case of an autistic boy having to move schools due to bullying is a clear indication that more has to be done to change attitudes towards children with disabilities and address bullying in schools, says the Human Rights ... More >>

NZ High School Students Win Coveted Exchange Scholarships

Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 1:06 pm | Student Exchange Australia New Zealand

Student Exchange Australia New Zealand is delighted to announce the winner of the Volunteer & Community Involvement Scholarship is Auckland student Olivia Amer and the winner of the New Zealand Ambassador award is Christchurch student, Ariana ... More >>

New NZ research proves LEGO is more complex

Friday, 5 January 2018, 5:25 pm | University of Canterbury

If you have been struggling to complete a new LEGO set these holidays you are not alone, and there’s a reason why. New research from the University of Canterbury (UC), data-mining 10,953 LEGO sets, has shown that the world-famous range of plastic ... More >>

New Year Honours for UC alumni

Friday, 5 January 2018, 1:11 pm | University of Canterbury

2018 New Year Honours for UC alumni Several University of Canterbury alumni, including a former parliamentarian and a former UC fine arts lecturer, have been recognised in the 2018 New Year Honours List. Among the list of distinguished alumni is former ... More >>

NZ academics create game-changing 3D-printed heat exchangers

Friday, 5 January 2018, 1:10 pm | University of Canterbury

NZ academics create game-changing 3D-printed heat exchangers Two University of Canterbury (UC) academics have come up with original technology to create high-performance heat exchangers, which could be a game changer in design and efficiency. Professor Conan ... More >>

UC students vie for 2018 Young NZer of the Year award

Wednesday, 3 January 2018, 2:39 pm | University of Canterbury

Two University of Canterbury (UC) students are among the final 10 nominees shortlisted for 2018 Young New Zealander of the Year award. More >>



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