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2018 Plain English Awards

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 10:38 am | Plain English Awards

New Zealanders have until the end of August to enter the 2018 Plain English Awards. More >>

Vital water safety skills lagging in primary school children

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 6:12 pm | Water Safety New Zealand

Water Safety New Zealand, Swimming New Zealand and The Warehouse are working to address a lag in vital water safety skills in New Zealand primary school children. More >>

Online Maths Challenge Back to Ignite Numeric Passion

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 5:48 pm | Matific

The Matific Games , a maths competition run by leading online maths resource Matific , is returning for its second year and is set to be bigger than ever with even more schools looking to compete across Australia and New Zealand. More >>

Help for those who suffer in silence

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 4:59 pm | Wintec

A group of ethnic counsellors have seen their vision for a counselling service for migrants and former refugees become a reality. More >>

Principal challenges Prime Minister’s statement

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 10:08 am | Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association

Pat Newman President of Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association challenges the prime Minister to show where the supposed money to help with children effected by drugs and other mental health issues actually is, because it certainly isn’t getting ... More >>

Papakura Normal School wins Big Little Sponsorship

Monday, 13 August 2018, 1:47 pm | AA Insurance

Auckland – 13 August 2018 – The 676 pupils at Papakura Normal School discovered today they have received a major sporting boost from AA Insurance. More >>

WelTec and Whitireia Launch Business Degree

Friday, 10 August 2018, 9:18 am | WelTec and Whitireia

On Thursday evening WelTec and Whitireia announced the delivery of a refreshed business degree at a business gathering hosted by the Wellington Chamber of Commerce. More >>

ACC’s Mates and Dates programme is by specialists

Thursday, 9 August 2018, 4:53 pm | Sexual Abuse Prevention Network

ACC’s Mates and Dates programme is facilitated by specialist organisations with strong ties to school communities More >>

Entries for the 2018 Cawthron Scitec Expo already rolling in

Thursday, 9 August 2018, 2:05 pm | Cawthron Foundation

Entries are already rolling in for the 2018 Cawthron Scitec Expo. Projects already entered include: Music and plants, How ants react to oleic acid, and Bin bag explosions. Students have until 7 September to get their entries in. More >>

Enrolments Continue to Strengthen at the University of Otago

Thursday, 9 August 2018, 1:35 pm | University of Otago

The University of Otago is now on track to record a roll increase of around 380 equivalent full-time students (EFTS) for 2018. Earlier in the year enrolments were tracking 300 EFTS ahead of the same time in 2017, but growth has strengthened further following ... More >>

Government moves from ‘unfair’ to ‘stealth mode’

Thursday, 9 August 2018, 11:52 am | Te Arawa

Prominent Māori educator and Te Arawa iwi leader Sir Toby Curtis says “here we go again” over the latest Government move to limit public discussion of changes to the Education Act. More >>

Ink Splatters Inspire Student’s Art

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 4:48 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

A creative practice student at EIT, Taylor Donoghue uses ink splatters as the starting point for drawings that featured recently in a level 6 degree students’ exhibition at Ideaschool. More >>

University welcomes modernisation of post study work rights

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 4:17 pm | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland welcomes a move to an open three-year post study work visa for international students graduating from New Zealand universities. The announcement, made today by the Minister of Immigration, Iain Lees-Galloway, means that international ... More >>

UNZ welcomes announcement on post-study visa rights

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 4:13 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Universities New Zealand (UNZ) welcomes today’s announcement on post-study visa rights by Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway. More >>

Education Leaders Forum focuses on revaluing education

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 2:34 pm | Education Leaders Forum

Rotorua, 8 August, 2018 – Around 100 education leaders are meeting at the twelfth annual Education Leaders Forum : Valuing Educators & Revaluing Education in Rotorua this week. Forum convenor Lyall Lukey, says: “Valuing educators and revaluing education ... More >>

Entries Called for ECC NZ Student Craft / Design Awards

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 1:43 pm | Friends of The Dowse

If you’re a tertiary student or 2017 graduate, then this is your chance to enter the 2018 ECC New Zealand Student Craft / Design Awards. Run by The Friends of The Dowse, the awards have been supporting emerging designers and crafters for 32 years, ... More >>

Time for Charter schools to submit 'woefully inadequate'

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 1:35 pm | E Tipu e Rea

Unreasonable deadline has Charter Schools scrambling to provide feedback on Minister’s late amendments to Education Amendment Bill. More >>

Is virtual reality the future of market research?

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 12:49 pm | Massey University

Alexander Schnack started out with a pretty standard marketing topic for his doctoral thesis, but he couldn’t find a reliable way of measuring consumer responses to product packaging. In the process of solving this problem, the Massey University ... More >>

More education professionals to vote on striking

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 4:31 pm | NZEI

Learning Support specialists employed directly by the Ministry of Education have today begun a secret online vote over whether to strike for a day on Tuesday 21 August. More >>

Excellence at Inspired Kindergartens

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 3:06 pm | Inspired Kindergartens

Inspired Kindergartens is proud to announce it is the top-ranked multi-service Early Childhood Education service in New Zealand as assessed by the Education Review Office (ERO). More >>

Postgrad Degree Boosts Career Prospects

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 1:47 pm | AUT University

Graduates looking to fast-track their career can now take a Master of Business Management (MBM) at AUT’s Business School. More >>

Secondary teachers begin discussions

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 1:22 pm | PPTA

Today, the union representing secondary teachers, PPTA, started discussions with the government for a new collective agreement. More >>

Charter school funding is higher - as most have suspected

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 11:37 am | Save Our Schools NZ

Radio NZ ran a story last week with the startling admission that funding for two Whangarei based charter schools was about to fall as they converted into Designated Character State schools from 2019. More >>

Brash talk to student club cancelled due to security concern

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 11:03 am | Massey University

Massey University has cancelled a booking made by a students’ politics club at which former politician and Hobson’s Pledge founder Dr Don Brash was invited to speak at the University’s Manawatū campus on Wednesday. More >>

“We’ll miss our teachers,” say parents and children

Sunday, 5 August 2018, 10:14 pm | NZEI

Children’s drawings of their favourite teachers are front and centre of a new advertising campaign that highlights the mounting staffing crisis in our schools. More >>

Teacher Leadership – An ECE perspective

Saturday, 4 August 2018, 2:34 pm | Cyrus Taraporvala

Early childhood establishments in New Zealand tend to have different leadership models. Many of these are based around a hierarchical model, where there is possibly a centre manager, assistant centre manager, head teachers in each room, assistant head teachers, ... More >>

Waikato school – employer partnerships impact thousands

Friday, 3 August 2018, 8:47 am | Smart Waikato

Smart Waikato’s Secondary School Employer Partnerships are having significant impact on thousands of students in the region, boosting their intention to stay at school, interest in their subjects and their qualification aspirations. More >>

Award for Bream Bay College Teen

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 1:57 pm | R.Tucker Thompson Sail Training Trust

The R. Tucker Thompson has presented this year‘s Tucker Lewis award to Tiahorangi Morgan Edmonds, a 16 year old Bream Bay College student. More >>

Whānau Ora Graduation Ceremony

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 1:23 pm | Te Whanau O Waipareira Trust

Forty five workers will graduate with a Diploma of Whānau Ora at a ceremony on Friday August 3 2018 at Mangere’s Holiday Inn. More >>

Redesigning Business Education for the Future of Work

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 4:02 pm | AUT University

AUT Business School and the School of Economics are refreshing the Bachelor of Business to ensure its students continue to be equipped with the knowledge and skills to succeed in a rapidly changing business world. More >>

Code Club Aotearoa supports Verizon Connect

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 11:32 am | Code Club Aotearoa

For the last few months, Verizon Connect and Code Club Aotearoa have worked to establish a partnership that will see up to 60 software technologists from Verizon Connect volunteer to teach coding in Christchurch schools. More >>

Partnership School Closure entrenches Māori underachievement

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 9:36 am | Pem Bird

Pem Bird, long-time educator and winner of this year’s Matariki Award for contribution to education, has joined other Māori leaders in condemning Minister Hipkins’ destruction of Partnership Schools. More >>

Unitec commissioner warned not to repeat past mistakes

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 9:32 am | Tertiary Education Union

The ideologically-driven restructuring experiment embarked on by Unitec’s previous executive leadership team, with the blessing of former Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce, is one of the main reasons why current Education Minister, Chris Hipkins ... More >>

Unitec Reports Rise in Domestic Students

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 5:10 pm | Unitec

July 31 – Unitec Institute of Technology has reported a 5% rise in domestic enrolments for 2018 – an increase of 480 students. More >>

Submission to VUW Council on proposed name change

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 1:29 pm | Barrie Saunders

Its great VUW has produced a comprehensive paper that contains the case for changing the name. But if the Council had wished to make a properly considered proposal at its August meeting, this paper would need to have been released three months ago, ... More >>

Kiki Kiwi brings anti-littering message to new generation!

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 1:14 pm | Keep New Zealand Beautiful

Keep New Zealand Beautiful (KNZB) are proud to be introducing the Kiki Kiwi and Friends: The Travelling Trash programme, free, into to schools this term. The programme aims to educate children (aged 5-11 years) on the impact of litter in the environment ... More >>

Understanding learning difficulties

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 10:47 am | OCULA

Queenstown Lakes District parents and educators wanting to find out more about children’s learning difficulties have the opportunity to hear from experts at two events in August. More >>

Ministry rejects union’s claim of teacher shortage

Monday, 30 July 2018, 3:42 pm | Ministry of Education

The Ministry of Education is surprised by NZEI’s claim that New Zealand’s teacher shortage is heading towards disaster point by 2030, says Deputy Secretary of Early Learning and Student Achievement Ellen MacGregor-Reid. More >>

Student projections show teacher shortage at disaster point

Monday, 30 July 2018, 2:34 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Ministry figures released to NZEI Te Riu Roa show that New Zealand will have an extra 40,000 primary school students by 2030, requiring up to 1815 additional teachers. More >>

Schools get safer and smarter internet

Monday, 30 July 2018, 1:42 pm | N4L Network For Learning

Schools get safer and smarter internet with Managed Network Upgrade New Zealand schools to benefit from safer and smarter internet services thanks to a new nationwide upgrade of the student-focused Managed Network run by Crown Company Network for Learning ... More >>

Girls embracing technology subjects through Mastercard Girls

Monday, 30 July 2018, 1:25 pm | Girls4Tech

Girls embracing technology subjects through Mastercard Girls4Tech Auckland, New Zealand – 30 July 2018 – Term three is only one week down, but a number of year 8 girls at Rotorua’s John Paul College have already been immersed in science, technology, ... More >>

World-leading electrical engineer wins UC Research Medal

Monday, 30 July 2018, 1:19 pm | University of Canterbury

Ground-breaking Engineering Professor Rick Millane has been announced as the recipient of the University of Canterbury's Research Medal 2018, one of the highest awards the University’s Council can bestow. More >>

Finalised firearm guidelines for schools released

Monday, 30 July 2018, 9:26 am | Ministry of Education

The Ministry of Education and New Zealand School Trustees Association (NZSTA) have today released guidelines for schools developing a firearms policy. More >>

Thousands of students attend USP Open Day 2018

Friday, 27 July 2018, 5:18 pm | University Of South Pacific

More than ten thousand (10,000) students attended The University of the South Pacific ’s (USP) Open Day 2018 at the main Laucala Campus in Suva, Fiji. More >>

Next generation of leaders called for Kupe Scholarships

Friday, 27 July 2018, 12:13 pm | University of Auckland

Just as Kupe bravely sailed across the Pacific for an unknown land, the same courageous spirit is sought in the first intake of Kupe Leadership Scholars at the University of Auckland. More >>

School leaders report high levels of violence

Thursday, 26 July 2018, 4:20 pm | NZEI

26 July 2018 Senior primary school leaders are reporting high levels of violence in their schools, with 38% experiencing threats of violence in 2017, and 41% being subjected to actual physical violence. More >>

Fees-free tertiary education project wins award

Thursday, 26 July 2018, 12:13 pm | Institute of Public Administration New Zealand

A multi-agency project to deliver fees-free tertiary education won the Prime Minister’s Award at the Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Awards 2018, held in Wellington last night. More >>

New Zealand knocked-out in quarters at World Debating Champs

Thursday, 26 July 2018, 11:45 am | School Debating Council

The New Zealand Schools' Debating Team has been knocked out in the quarter-finals at the World Schools Debating Championships in Zagreb, Croatia. More >>

Recycling plastic for a practical purpose

Thursday, 26 July 2018, 11:24 am | Massey University

Coinciding with plastic free July, 48 Massey University industrial design students have worked with a local plastics recycling company to design and repurpose products for new-look public facilities. More >>

Kiwi students selected for YES Business Leaders Trip

Thursday, 26 July 2018, 11:04 am | Young Enterprise Scheme

Seven New Zealand secondary students have been selected for the YES Business Leaders Trip to Brisbane in early August. More >>

Innovation capacity expanded in the Waikato

Wednesday, 25 July 2018, 5:27 pm | University of Waikato

Last week saw the first cohort of business leaders complete the inaugural Executive Innovation Bootcamp programme. Launched by the University of Waikato in May this year, it’s the first innovation programme of its kind in the Waikato region, and ... More >>

Raising the Bar back for a second round

Wednesday, 25 July 2018, 2:53 pm | University of Auckland

Want to discover the big things that lurk in Auckland’s Big Blue Backyard? Wondered why lasers, milk and sperm are on the minds of our scientists? Have you considered that Blockchain could be bigger than the Internet? More >>

Māori Students to Access Top-Ranked Universities

Wednesday, 25 July 2018, 2:49 pm | Crimson Education

Māori Students to Access Top-Ranked Universities with Return of $100k Scholarship New Zealand’s first scholarship to support Māori students to gain admissions to top global universities is open for applications again following its successful introduction ... More >>

More strain for our student,families and staff

Wednesday, 25 July 2018, 2:20 pm | Alwyn Poole

Alwyn Poole Villa Education Trust Mt Hobson Middle School - Academic Manager South Auckland Middle School - Academic Adviser Middle School West Auckland - Academic Adviser More strain for our student,families and staff and a Minister let down by ... More >>

TPK major sponsor for national Māori tertiary education hui

Tuesday, 24 July 2018, 4:50 pm | Ako Aotearoa

Te Puni Kōkiri on board as major sponsor for national Māori tertiary education hui Ako Aotearoa – New Zealand’s National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence – is thrilled to have Te Puni Kōkiri’s endorsement and support for its national ... More >>

Waikato takes crown in NZ Business Case League 2018

Tuesday, 24 July 2018, 1:07 pm | University of Waikato

A team of 12 management students from the University of Waikato are relishing the sweet taste of victory in this year’s Student Development Society National Business Case League 2018. More >>

New Zealand in third place at World Debating Champs

Tuesday, 24 July 2018, 11:03 am | New Zealand Schools Debating Championships

The New Zealand Schools Debating Team has made it through to the knock-out rounds of the World Schools Debating Championships in Zagreb, Croatia. More >>

BestStart Educare names Tony Ryall as new Chief Executive

Tuesday, 24 July 2018, 9:34 am | BestStart

New Zealand’s largest provider of Early Childhood Education, BestStart Educare, today announced that Tony Ryall will be joining the company as Chief Executive, effective 1st August 2018. More >>

Education Minister has “foot on our throats,

Tuesday, 24 July 2018, 9:12 am | Sir Toby Curtis

Minister of Education Chris Hipkins has forcibly silenced partnership school leaders from speaking out against the shutting down of their schools, according to Sir Toby Curtis who is leading a Treaty of Waitangi claim against the Crown over its failure ... More >>

Teachers Win Bright Spots Awards for Innovative Education

Monday, 23 July 2018, 12:43 pm | Education Hub

A group of Taupo teachers developing a programme to encourage young Māori women to enrol in STEM subjects and a Christchurch primary school designing an oral language programme for new entrants are among the winners of The Education Hub’s inaugural ... More >>



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