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N4L helps Christchurch school get students home internet

Friday, 21 September 2018, 12:17 pm | N4L Network For Learning

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, 21 September 2018 – From today, students at Haeata Community Campus, a school nestled in Aranui where an estimated 40% of households are living without a suitable home internet connection, will be able to access The Network for ... More >>

Kiwi teachers awarded for bringing education into the future

Friday, 21 September 2018, 11:09 am | The Mind Lab

Two Palmerston North teachers are named winners of a prestigious national award that recognises contemporary teaching practice in New Zealand. More >>

25 Apprenticeship Graduates and Prizewinners

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 3:38 pm | Apprenticeship Training Trust

It was a night of celebration on Wednesday evening (19 September) in Christchurch as 25 trades apprentices from the South Island graduated and received prizes and certificates from ATT’s (Apprenticeship Training Trust) apprenticeship training ... More >>

One million assessments to support teaching and learning

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 2:07 pm | NZCER

Media release: One million assessments to support teaching and learning 2pm Thursday 20 September 2018 More >>

Zither playing and tofu making: the Shandong experience

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 11:58 am | The Amazing China Face Race

It was back to the classroom for Iona College’s Caitlin Thomas yesterday (Sept 19), albeit in Jinan, China. More >>

NZTC offers 75% ECE teacher scholarship

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 10:40 am | New Zealand Tertiary College

New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC) steps up to support the early childhood education (ECE) sector to encourage ECE training of teachers with a limited time scholarship opportunity. More >>

Beyond discrimination; towards inclusion

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 10:10 am | University of Auckland

A Nobel Laureate and New Zealand’s Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner are among the speakers in a major public lecture series being held at the University of Auckland and which will address some of the major social and cultural issues of ... More >>

Growing parental concern about teacher crisis

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 8:45 am | NZEI

Public concern about the teacher shortage remains strong - and has grown among those with primary-aged children - along with support for a significant teacher pay rise, according to new research. More >>

Outstanding students gain Woolf Fisher scholarships

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 3:01 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Three outstanding young New Zealanders with the potential to be leaders in their field have each been awarded a Woolf Fisher Scholarship to study at Cambridge University. More >>

Teachers welcome return of democracy at Teaching Council

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 2:32 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa says teachers will welcome the return of their democratic right to elect members of the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand (formerly Education Council). More >>

Early childhood teachers a priority for recruitment drive

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 2:12 pm | Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood NZ

Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand Chief Executive, Kathy Wolfe today expressed her expectation that the Ministry of Education’s newly launched teacher recruitment drive will include a focus on early childhood teachers. More >>

Celebrate Suffrage Day but Put Your Money Where Mouth Is

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 1:40 pm | TIASA

Celebrate Suffrage Day but Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is, says tertiary union president Shelley Weir More >>

Massey Vice-Chancellor has broken our trust

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 1:31 pm | NZUSA

The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) is outraged by recent revelations that a Vice-Chancellor threatened to cut funding to a students’ association due to actions they disagreed with. More >>

Future for two ITPs lies in commissioner connecting to staff

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 4:58 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Staff at Whitireia and Weltec polytechnics are resigned to the fact that the Minister of Education will be appointing a commissioner to replace the council overseeing both institutions but they are shocked by the poor financial positions of the institutions. More >>

Helping Pave The Way To Incorporate Te Reo Māori In schools

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 4:17 pm | Matific

Global Educational Resource Matific Is Helping Pave The Way To Incorporate Te Reo Māori In New Zealand Schools More >>

A dark day for 1500 Charter School students

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 2:18 pm | E Tipu e Rea

There is absolutely nothing to celebrate in Minister Hipkins announcement yesterday that all 12 Charter School operators who applied to establish state schools have been approved to do so. Two additional schools that were previously approved to open ... More >>

Two Educational Scholarships awarded at Grand Final

Friday, 14 September 2018, 3:46 pm | City and Guilds

On the 4th September sixteen of the most talented hospitality students from around New Zealand took on the ultimate food battle in Auckland – the chance to win the coveted title of 2018’s National Secondary Schools Culinary Challenge, and a chance ... More >>

New campaign to attract te reo Māori teachers

Friday, 14 September 2018, 2:48 pm | Ministry of Education

Ka whakaaturia tētahi pānuitanga reo Māori hou i runga pouaka whakaata i tēnei wiki. Ko tāna he whai kia tokomaha ake ngā kaiako e hiahiatia ana i Aotearoa nei, mā ngā kōrero tūturu mō ngā āhutanga e hihiri ai ngā kaiako, e whaihua ai ... More >>

New campaign to attract teachers

Friday, 14 September 2018, 2:47 pm | Ministry of Education

A new campaign to grow the number of teachers that New Zealand needs, with real stories about what motivates teachers, will be launched on TV tonight. More >>

te reo Maori should be taught at primary school

Friday, 14 September 2018, 12:56 pm | Statistics New Zealand

More than half (53 percent) of New Zealanders say te reo Māori should be a core subject in primary schools, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Top teaching awards go to Auckland Business academics

Friday, 14 September 2018, 12:22 pm | University of Auckland

Two University of Auckland academics have won prestigious national teaching awards. Associate Professors Dr Christine Woods and Dr Mānuka Hēnare, who work down the corridor from each other in the Department of Management and International Business ... More >>

Vincent O'Malley talks about New Zealand history

Friday, 14 September 2018, 12:12 pm | Bridget Williams Books

Author Vincent O'Malley is speaking to students in secondary schools around the country about the history of the New Zealand Wars. His speaking tour is organised by Bridget Williams Books , supported by Te Pūtake o te Riri , the fund established to encourage ... More >>

UC Marketing academic honoured in national teaching awards

Friday, 14 September 2018, 10:54 am | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury Associate Professor Ekant Veer , from the College of Business & Law’s Management, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship department, has been awarded New Zealand tertiary teaching excellence honours in a ceremony at Parliament last ... More >>

Nursing: from picket lines to policymaking

Friday, 14 September 2018, 10:37 am | AUT University

Dr Jed Montayre, a lecturer at the School of Clinical Sciences, is in Switzerland this week for the Global Nursing Leadership Institute (GNLI) Policy Programme. More >>

University of Otago to construct new $150 million building

Friday, 14 September 2018, 9:47 am | University of Otago

The University of Otago has announced plans to construct a new state-of-the-art building to expand its Christchurch campus, making an important contribution to the Health Precinct as part of the city’s rebuild. More >>

UC Councillor, Fellow and Alumna named US Ambassador

Friday, 14 September 2018, 9:24 am | University of Canterbury

UC Councillor, Fellow and Alumna named the new Ambassador to the United States UC Councillor, Fellow and Alumna named the new Ambassador to the United States More >>

The Mad Hatters are now in Control of our Classrooms

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 12:54 pm | Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association

A teacher is not even allowed to lift a 5 year old up and carry them out when they throw things and in the middle of a tantrum now. Instead we are supposed to leave them and remove all the other children!” says Pat Newman President Te Tai Tokerau ... More >>

Project releases unique household electricity demand dataset

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 12:39 pm | University of Otago

“How much electricity do heat pumps really use? When is hot water heated and are the lights kept on all day in winter?” These and other questions can now be answered thanks to the release of anonymised electricity power demand data from a sample of ... More >>

Spring knack Saturday 15 September 9.30am-1.30pm

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 11:57 am | Berhampore School

Berhampore School's spring knack craft market is our annual retro and vintage market, combining beautiful, original handmade craft with vintage treasures. There will be china, clothing, fabric, records and CDs alongside jewellery, felting, clothing, ... More >>

Southland Interschools Speech Contest Grand Final

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 11:51 am | Otama School

The best young speech-makers in the region go head to head on Friday September 14 at Otama Hall to decide the winners of the annual Southland Interschools Speech Contest. More >>

NZ music icon Hollie Smith joins Wintec music school

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 11:45 am | Wintec

Internationally acclaimed New Zealand singer/songwriter Hollie Smith, described as “the reigning queen of Aotearoa soul” has joined Wintec’s School of Media Arts to mentor and teach music students. More >>

Sports Scholarships for Talented Youth

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 10:40 am | Eastern Institute of Technology

This December five young aspiring sports people could be following in the footsteps of world champion kayaker Aimee Fisher, by securing a scholarship to help them train and study in Hawke’s Bay. More >>

Long term effect of poor quality Early Childhood Education

Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 2:02 pm | Lynley Tulloch

Child Forum has recently published a report of another Early Childhood Education (ECE) centre which has  been shut down amid allegations of horrific abuse.   Among many complaints were accusations that staff not only shamed and bullied children, ... More >>

Rugby taonga research gets $250K grant

Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 1:44 pm | Massey University

Since rugby was adopted in Aotearoa New Zealand, traditions, knowledge and treasures (taonga tuku iho) have been integrated into our rugby contexts and culture. More >>

Ministry presents NZEI with new offer

Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 1:37 pm | Ministry of Education

"The Ministry of Education has presented NZEI with a new offer which would see the Principal of a school of fewer than 50 students increase their roll-based salary component from $81,553 to $92,976 by 2020. In addition, they receive a $2,320 leadership ... More >>

Law without lawyers: does legal education have a future?

Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 1:17 pm | University of Canterbury

Lawyers are not popular, as Shakespeare’s most famous and much-repeated quote makes clear. However, the changing nature of law means that the exhortations of Dick the Butcher to “kill all the lawyers” may no longer be necessary. More >>

N4L names IT companies to support schools' upgrade

Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 1:00 pm | N4L Network For Learning

Today Network for Learning (N4L) is naming an initial list of eight IT support companies to assist the Crown Company with its rollout of smarter and safer internet services to 2450+ schools across New Zealand. More >>

ERO Should Talk To Parents About Sex Ed

Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 11:56 am | Family First

Family First NZ says that the Education Review Office should talk to parents first before issuing reports about sexuality education in schools . Family First also questions why words such as “abstinence”, “delay”, “moral”, and “marriage” ... More >>

Charter school sector underperforms system benchmarks

Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 10:35 am | Save Our Schools NZ

The 2017 School Leavers data reveals that, across the sector, charter secondary schools have underperformed the original system-wide targets set in 2013. More >>

School Book Launch Balloons on Baboons

Tuesday, 11 September 2018, 12:39 pm | Pt Chevalier School

Creativity abounds at Pt Chevalier School, where students are getting ready to launch a book the whole school has collaborated on. More >>

Treasury funding advice is discriminatory

Tuesday, 11 September 2018, 9:30 am | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa and IHC are shocked to discover that Treasury advised the Government to scale back funding for children with additional needs, knowing this would mean thousands of children staying on waiting lists for learning support. More >>

Cohesive policy could better support te reo Māori

Tuesday, 11 September 2018, 9:27 am | NZCER

Government policy to support te reo Māori in kura and schools has lacked cohesion and has yet to address the shortage of reo Māori teachers. This includes teachers of the language and those able to teach in te reo Māori. More >>

Eye-watering deal for NZ medical business

Monday, 10 September 2018, 11:33 am | Make Lemonade

New Zealand company ODocs Eye Care has signed its first overseas international partnership with Riyadh’s King Saud University, which is the biggest medical university in the Arab world. More >>

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori goes for a Fortnite

Monday, 10 September 2018, 11:23 am | Te Wananga o Aotearoa

A te reo Māori esports competition featuring the world’s most popular online game is just one of the ways New Zealand’s largest provider of te reo Māori education is supporting Te Wiki o te Reo Māori in 2018. More >>

New Scholarships Help Meet the Needs of Students

Monday, 10 September 2018, 10:53 am | MoneyHub

MoneyHub, the home of New Zealand’s first free-to-use scholarships index, has already added more than forty new scholarships this September to its index, after working closely with government departments and key universities. Available 24/7 ... More >>

Ara celebrates the opportunities of learning te Reo

Monday, 10 September 2018, 10:23 am | Ara Institute

Learning Te Reo has enabled Tania Gilchrist (Ngāti Porou, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui, Ngāti Kahungunu, Tuhoe) to create a richer, more satisfying career – and life. With the confidence she gained from completing the Bachelor of Māori Language and ... More >>

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 >>



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