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12 Year Old Teaching Politicians to Code

Wednesday, 26 April 2017, 11:37 am | Nanogirl

On Monday May 8th, 12-year-old Amelia Lockley is taking a day off school and flying down to Parliament to teach New Zealand’s political leaders how to code, and to share the importance of teaching coding to all young New Zealanders. More >>

Government Locking Rural Kids Out of Universities

Wednesday, 26 April 2017, 9:12 am | Aotearoa Students' Alliance

Students with rural backgrounds are being prevented from attending university as a result of the current loan living costs scheme, especially from the only two institutes that offer medicine qualifications, says the Aotearoa Students’ Alliance. More >>

Teaching tech Marcel’s cup of tea

Monday, 24 April 2017, 4:48 pm | Company-X

Writing software applications is all in a day’s work for this clever software developer. More >>

South Auckland students explore Health career options

Monday, 24 April 2017, 4:47 pm | Massey University

Around 50 year 12 and 13 Pasifika Health Science Academy (HSA) students spent time at Massey University’s Auckland campus exploring health careers and getting hands-on experience as part of the first Health Alliance Day. More >>

NZEI welcomes new Education Minister

Monday, 24 April 2017, 2:04 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa President Lynda Stuart congratulates Nikki Kaye on her promotion to Minister of Education. More >>

University celebrates academic success at Autumn Graduation

Monday, 24 April 2017, 12:09 pm | University of Auckland

Thousands of graduands and their supporters will converge in central Auckland next week in one of New Zealand’s largest celebrations of academic success. More >>

Special Funds for Special Education Needed Now

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 11:24 am | New Zealand Principals Federation

'Principals are calling for additional resources to deal with the growing number of students presenting with high behavioural and learning needs,' says Whetu Cormick, President of the New Zealand Principals' Federation (NZPF). More >>

ANZ team up with Age Concern to help elderly get tech savvy

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 1:50 pm | ANZ Bank

Peter Grant is listening to music he hasn’t heard in decades, and he’s streaming it over the internet. More >>

Trades Training Helps Address Skills Shortage

Thursday, 13 April 2017, 3:36 pm | Weltec

The Māori and Pasifika Trades Training scheme helps produce work-ready graduates like Turoa Kingi, TK, who works for light industrial building company Effective Building Solutions. More >>

Sir Douglas Myers

Thursday, 13 April 2017, 12:29 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Universities New Zealand manages the Sir Douglas Myers Scholarship for undergraduate students to study at Cambridge University. The scholarship covers tuition and college fees, and provides a living allowance, which is worth approximately £34,000 or NZ$60,000 ... More >>

Cyclone closes schools & ECE centres across North Island

Thursday, 13 April 2017, 11:17 am | Ministry of Education

Severe wet weather caused by Cyclone Cook has now closed 137 schools and 133 early learning centres across the North Island, affecting 34,232 school children and 4339 pres-schoolers. More >>

Qualifications or job choice more important for recent grads?

Thursday, 13 April 2017, 9:54 am | Motu Research and Education Foundation

There are ongoing debates about the right quantity and mix of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) skills, and about whether other skills deliver similar benefits to employers and the economy at large. More >>

Concerns over persistent UE disparity for Māori & Pasifika

Thursday, 13 April 2017, 9:48 am | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

University Vice-Chancellors welcome the increased numbers of secondary school students achieving NCEA Level 2 but remained concerned about the persistent achievement gap at University Entrance level for Māori and Pasifika students. More >>

Bungle over new Early Childhood Education Curriculum

Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 5:35 pm | ChildForum

A new early childhood curriculum replacing the current ‘Te Whāriki’ document has been published on the Ministry of Education website -- without prior announcement until its release today and near the eve of the long Easter weekend and the start ... More >>

Release of revised Te Whāriki welcomed

Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 3:43 pm | Auckland Kindergarten Association

The Auckland Kindergarten Association (AKA) has welcome the Government’s release today (12 April) of an update to New Zealand’s early childhood education curriculum, Te Whāriki. More >>

Council welcomes new curriculum – with one big reservation

Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 3:40 pm | Early Childhood Council

The Early Childhood Council has praised today’s (12 April) release of an update to New Zealand’s early childhood education curriculum – ‘with one big reservation’. More >>

Updated early childhood curriculum welcomed by advocates

Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 3:37 pm | Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood NZ

Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand (ECNZ) today welcomed the updated Te Whāriki, New Zealand’s early childhood education (ECE) curriculum, just released by the Ministry of Education. More >>

143% increase in teacher registration fees unaffordable

Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 12:11 pm | Early Childhood Council

The Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand (Educanz) is proposing to increase teacher registration fees by 143%, but the real increase would be even greater for many early childhood education teachers, says Early Childhood Council CEO Peter Reynolds. More >>

Revised curriculum welcomed

Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 11:35 am | New Zealand Kindergartens

New Zealand Kindergartens Te Pūtahi Kura Puhou o Aotearoa welcomes the release of the revised early childhood education (ECE) curriculum document Te Whāriki . More >>

Too many risks in rushing decile replacement

Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 11:22 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

NZEI Te Riu Members are very concerned that decisions around a major review of the school decile funding system are being rushed through before there is evidence that the new model will improve children's education. More >>

Progress over commitment to resolve pay equity for educators

Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 10:39 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

NZEI Te Riu Roa today welcomed the Ministry of Education commitment to progressing a pay equity claim for education support workers. More >>

Caution ahead of Cyclone Cook closes Eastern BOP schools

Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 9:37 am | Ministry of Education

All 57 schools and about 80 early learning services in the Eastern Bay of Plenty will be advised to close tomorrow as a precaution ahead of Cyclone Cook. More >>

Social media making academia more user-friendly

Tuesday, 11 April 2017, 5:30 pm | Massey University

Ivory tower tweeters, Instagrammers and bloggers are using social media to break down barriers and make academic research more accessible to everyone, say Massey University academics. More >>

Canterbury student wins 2017 New Zealand Youth Award

Tuesday, 11 April 2017, 4:45 pm | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury (UC) student Wesley Mauafu is the recipient of a 2017 New Zealand Youth Award. More >>

ECE teachers see red over higher fee charges

Tuesday, 11 April 2017, 3:16 pm | Child Forum

Early childhood teachers are furious with the higher fee charges for certification that the new Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand (ECANZ) has put out for ‘consultation’. More >>

Secondary School Student Coaches Given the Tools to Grow

Tuesday, 11 April 2017, 11:27 am | Sport Wellington

Hundreds of secondary school students had the opportunity to develop and gain confidence in their coaching skills across a number of workshops held throughout the Wellington region last week. Over 320 secondary school students took part in Sport Wellington’s ... More >>

Prime Minister helping with international design

Tuesday, 11 April 2017, 10:24 am | Otago Polytech

Ten Otago Polytechnic Design students are off on the journey of a lifetime to work on collaborative projects with students in Shanghai, China. The group has been awarded the prestigious Prime Minister’s Scholarships for Asia (PMSA) and will embark in ... More >>

PEC stands alongside education support workers

Tuesday, 11 April 2017, 9:49 am | Pay Equity Coalition

The Pay Equity Coalition stands alongside the three Ministry of Education support workers in their negotiations for equal pay which began today. More >>

Consultation on changes to practising certificate fees

Monday, 10 April 2017, 4:52 pm | Education Council of Aotearoa

Teachers across New Zealand are being given another opportunity to help shape their profession today as the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand publishes its latest topic for consultation. More >>

Principals Disappointed in Ministry’s Latest Response

Monday, 10 April 2017, 4:29 pm | Tai Tokerau Principals' Association

Ministry of Education don’t seem to accept the reality of what is actually happening in schools around Behaviour and Special Needs funding, is now at crisis point. More >>

UC awards three new honorary doctorates

Monday, 10 April 2017, 3:08 pm | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury will award honorary doctorates in its upcoming April Graduation ceremonies to three illustrious alumni who have made a difference locally and globally. More >>

Ngāi Tahu recommends new member to the Ara council

Monday, 10 April 2017, 10:58 am | Ara Institute

Newly appointed Ara Council Member Melanie Taite-Pitama will be keeping a keen eye on the achievement of Māori students at the institute, as Ara strives for parity of course completion rates for Māori and Pasifika. As the Ngāi Tahu recommended ... More >>

Dev Academy announces launch of new diversity scholarships

Monday, 10 April 2017, 10:22 am | Enspiral Dev Academy

Enspiral Dev Academy is excited to announce two new diversity scholarships available for people to learn the fundamentals of web development. The scholarships are worth $2000 each. One is to support women and nonbinary gender identities to complete the ... More >>

Exceptional leadership team for new tertiary provider

Friday, 7 April 2017, 1:58 pm | Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

The Bay of Plenty’s largest tertiary provider, Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, announced the appointment of its new senior leadership team earlier today. More >>

Sporting greats to inspire students

Friday, 7 April 2017, 1:22 pm | Ignite Sport

More than 250 senior sports students will hear inspirational messages from top athletes at Aspire conference next Tuesday, 11 April. More >>

New Zealand’s only Online MBA ranked among the world’s best

Friday, 7 April 2017, 12:50 pm | University of Otago

The University of Otago’s Online MBA, the only one in New Zealand, has been ranked fourth best in the world by London-based CEO Magazine. Other top business schools with online MBAs in the rankings include the IE Business School in Spain in third ... More >>

Resources needed to reduce violence in schools – not police

Friday, 7 April 2017, 12:45 pm | NZEI

Primary school principals have expressed horror and disbelief at the Minister of Education’s suggestion in Parliament that schools should call the police to deal with “very violent” student behaviour. More >>

Flooding keeps schools and early learning centres closed

Friday, 7 April 2017, 12:41 pm | Ministry of Education

The aftermath of the severe wet weather has kept 29 schools and 38 early learning services across the North Island closed today, affecting 3101 schools students and 1252 pre-schoolers. A local state of civil emergency remains in place in Whakatane ... More >>

First-in-family scholarship inspires others

Friday, 7 April 2017, 11:42 am | AUT University

When you have no family history of university attendance, or come from a community where higher education is not the norm, the challenges of making it ‘across the stage’ are manifold. More >>

‘REMARKABLE TIME’ inspires remarkable project

Friday, 7 April 2017, 11:32 am | Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

Samuel Marsden Collegiate School Year 9 student Sakira Knights has taken her school’s ‘Remarkable Time’ to heart. Sakira’s Grandmother was recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and Sakira wants to find a cure. She has instigated the ‘ ... More >>

Mornington School Art Exhibition

Friday, 7 April 2017, 10:43 am | Mornington School

The grounds of Mornington School will be more colourful and artistic after the childrens’ art is unveiled on Wednesday evening. More >>

Weather closes 67 schools and 52 early learning centres

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 5:15 pm | Ministry of Education

Flooding has this afternoon closed more schools and early learning centres, and has now affected 10,817 school students and 1,814 pre-schoolers. More >>

Looking to the future, sharing knowledge

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 5:01 pm | Royal Society

Reaching people with trustworthy evidence based information is a challenge we need to address says Royal Society Te Apārangi President, Richard Bedford on the launch of their 150th Anniversary International Symposium in Wellington today. More >>

Waikato scores high in Global MBA Rankings 2017

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 3:52 pm | University of Waikato

Not all MBA degrees are created equal. Waikato Management School is thrilled to have achieved Tier One status in CEO Magazine ’s Global MBA Rankings 2017, announced in London earlier today. More >>

NZTTSA Leadership Weekend 2017

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 3:49 pm | NZTTSA

Last weekend, leaders of Tongan student bodies from tertiary institutions around New Zealand gathered again in Dunedin for its second Leadership Weekend, which was sponsored for the second time by the University of Otago. The idea was initiated ... More >>

NZEI backs calls for Govt action to include every child

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 2:57 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa is backing calls for Government action on inclusive education as evidence mounts that it is denying disabled and higher needs children the vital support they need to learn. More >>

$120,000 boost for agricultural study & Christian camps

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 12:55 pm | Presbyterian Support

Presbyterian Support Central has awarded more than $120,000 in Ann Sinclair Charitable Trust funding to individuals and organisations across the lower North Island. More >>

Education for All Petition Handed Over

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 12:42 pm | Education for All

3,300. people signed Education for All’s petition is being handed over to Catherine Delahunty, Education Spokesperson for the Green Party, today. EFA’s petition urges the government to invest in the education and success of all children, including ... More >>

NZUSA survey results an indicator of callous Gov't inaction

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 12:35 pm | Aotearoa Students' Alliance

Responding to reports of the latest NZUSA survey that show students are spending less on food to cover rent, Jack Close, spokesperson for the Aotearoa Students’ Alliance , says: “According to TradeMe’s rent price index, rents have increased ... More >>

Student support failing to keep up with rising housing costs

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 10:20 am | NZUSA

Students are calling for urgent relief as rent prices soar to record-highs, a recent report by the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) has found. More >>

New Associate Dean Māori appointed to Otago Business School

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 9:54 am | University of Otago

Ngāi Tahu’s Dr Katharina Ruckstuhl has been appointed as the new Associate Dean Māori in the University of Otago Business School. She takes up her role on 26 April. Business School Dean, Professor Robin Gauld, said Dr Ruckstuhl brings a wealth of ... More >>

NEXT Expert Teachers empowering kids with digital skills

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 9:43 am | The Mind Lab

Auckland, 6 April 2016 – Three teachers have been recognised as the country’s top digital learners, winning the prestigious NEXT Foundation Expert Teacher Award at The Mind Lab by Unitec’s graduation in Auckland yesterday. More >>

Worksafe Enforceable Undertaking

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 9:40 am | Saint Kentigern Trust Board

Saint Kentigern Trust Board has entered into an enforceable undertaking agreement with WorkSafe New Zealand. This agreement has been reached following WorkSafe’s investigation into an accident in which very serious injuries were sustained by two ... More >>

WorkSafe Accepts Enforceable Undertaking

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 9:39 am | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand has accepted an enforceable undertaking from the St Kentigern Trust Board following an incident in which two students were injured during an April 2016 school production of Sweeney Todd. More >>

Kidsfirst Children Celebrate Healthy Hearts

Wednesday, 5 April 2017, 4:23 pm | Kidsfirst Kindergartens

The South Island’s largest Early Childhood Education provider is this week celebrating not one, but two Heart Foundation awards. More >>

Fibre Broadband improves primary school students’ results

Wednesday, 5 April 2017, 11:43 am | Motu Economic and Public Policy Research

About 4,600 extra students will reach the National Standards in reading, writing and mathematics each year because of schools’ access to fibre broadband. More >>

NZ’s first Yunus Social Business Centre to be at Lincoln

Tuesday, 4 April 2017, 12:48 pm | Lincoln University

Nobel laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus will sign a Memorandum of Understanding at Lincoln on Monday, 10 April, to operate a social business centre at the University. More >>

Maori language apps for children seek to full resource gap

Tuesday, 4 April 2017, 11:08 am | Papapa

The start of this week saw the launch of Pāpapa , a new line of Māori language apps for children 5 years of age and under focusing on vocabulary acquisition. James Porter (Te Atiawa, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kahu), one of the developers behind Pāpapa, ... More >>

Foraging for fine food

Tuesday, 4 April 2017, 11:02 am | Otago Polytech

Mouth-watering mushrooms, tantalising thyme, flavoursome figs … they’re all there for the foraging in the latest project for Otago Polytechnic’s Central Campus cookery students. More >>

The warehouse Zoofari continues at Orana!

Monday, 3 April 2017, 3:06 pm | Orana Wildlife Park

In 2015, The Warehouse and Orana Wildlife Park formed a partnership called The Warehouse ‘Zoofari’, to enable low decile schools from Christchurch, Ashburton, Timaru and Greymouth to take part in formal education programmes at the zoo. Throughout ... More >>



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