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Universities welcome post-study work rights proposals

Saturday, 2 June 2018, 10:14 am | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

New Zealand’s universities welcome today’s announcement by Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway of proposed changes to post-study work visas for international students. More >>

Grant to research pivotal female NZ Classics scholar

Friday, 1 June 2018, 4:27 pm | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury Master’s student Natalie Looyer, has been awarded a funding grant to research a pivotal, ground-breaking female New Zealand Classics scholar. More >>

Treasury University Challenge renamed

Friday, 1 June 2018, 2:44 pm | The Treasury

The Treasury University Challenge has been relaunched as the Treasury Tertiary Challenge, providing the opportunity to enter to a wider range of New Zealand students. New name, same great experience. More >>

Government Offer to Principals Nothing But an Insult!

Friday, 1 June 2018, 1:16 pm | Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association

Government Offer to Principals Nothing But an Insult! The offer received yesterday is the biggest Claytons Offer I have ever seen… a non offer…an insult. It treats principals with derision and contempt! No mention of the massive workload issues ... More >>

Unitec Deficit is the Result of Appallingly Poor Management

Friday, 1 June 2018, 12:35 pm | TIASA

The news that NZ’s biggest Polytechnic, Unitec, has a $31 million deficit and a government financial advisor has been appointed, was little surprise to the main union for support (allied) staff, TIASA (Tertiary Institutes Allied Staff Association.). ... More >>

Small Wellington school again delivers NCEA results

Friday, 1 June 2018, 10:41 am | St Catherine's College

Small Wellington school again delivers NCEA results well above national averages. Data published by NZQA shows that St Catherine’s College has once again achieved academic results significantly higher than national NCEA averages. More >>

Let’s talk about why we need more women in STEM

Friday, 1 June 2018, 10:28 am | GCSB

The Director-General of the Government Communications Bureau (GSCB) wants to talk about why New Zealand needs more women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related roles. More >>

New head of Trainee Support joins Skills Active Aotearoa

Friday, 1 June 2018, 9:55 am | Skills Active

Skills Active Aotearoa, the industry training organisation for sport and recreation, has appointed Todd Maddock as its new General Manager of Trainee Support. More >>

Whio education resource in te reo for Taranaki schools

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 11:29 am | Department of Conservation

31 May 2018 A new resource in te reo Māori has been released by the Department of Conservation (DOC) in Taranaki. It looks closely at whio, the very special ducks that live on the rivers and streams of Mounga Taranaki. More >>

Wintec students get a voice of their own design

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 9:46 am | Wintec

Earlier this year students and staff developed and launched a new feedback reporting system Student Voice 24/7 which gives students a way to give feedback on any aspect of their Wintec experience and be responded to within a day. And just recently Wintec ... More >>

Kiwi kids need to be more active, getting to and from school

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 2:32 pm | Make Lemonade

Being active during childhood helps with brain development and leads to lower rates of degenerative diseases later in life, a national exercise expert says. More >>

Republic Day of Nepal

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 2:19 pm | Southern Institute Of Technology

Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) held a flag raising on Tuesday 29 May to commemorate the Republic Day of Nepal. Held at the flag pole opposite the SIT Café from 8.30am – 9am, SIT Chief Executive Penny Simmonds, His Worship Invercargill City Mayor ... More >>

Wintec performing well in challenging domestic market

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 12:09 pm | Wintec

Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec) has released its 2017 Annual Report, posting a group surplus of $2.2million in an increasingly tight domestic student market. More >>

Room for improvement in schools’ emergency preparedness

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 11:46 am | Massey University

‘Be prepared’ are watchwords for all New Zealanders making emergency plans but revealing findings from Massey University’s Joint Centre for Disaster Research shows that schools could be doing better. More >>

Staff cuts for teacher training indicate growing crisis

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 10:14 am | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Staff cuts at Auckland University because of dropping enrolments for initial teacher education (ITE) are another sign that bold measures are needed to turn around New Zealand’s growing teacher shortage. More >>

Auckland VC risks undermining PM’s vision for education

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 5:30 pm | Tertiary Education Union

University of Auckland Vice-Chancellor Stuart McCutcheon's proposal to cut staff from the Faculty of Education risks worsening the chronic teacher shortage facing New Zealand, the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) said today. More >>

Kindergarten nominated for prestigious award

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 1:03 pm | Whanau Manaaki Kindergartens

Porirua’s Toru Fetū Kindergarten has been nominated for a Prime Minister’s education award for engagement because of its strong links with its communities. More >>

Massey graduation ceremonies at Wellington

Monday, 28 May 2018, 1:59 pm | Massey University

More than 680 graduates will cross the stage of the Michael Fowler Centre on Thursday to have their degrees conferred in separate ceremonies that feature addresses from prominent identities in the creative industries. More >>

NZUSA elects new Vice President

Monday, 28 May 2018, 11:38 am | NZUSA

Nikita Skipper has been elected as the new Vice President of the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA), after a Special General Meeting on Friday 25 May. Nikita takes over from Melissa Evans, who resigned in April. More >>

Lots to like about the NCEA opportunities

Monday, 28 May 2018, 9:21 am | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

The Industry Training Federation is highly encouraged by NCEA review proposals, including strengthened literacy and numeracy, pathways opportunities, and a re-designed Record of Achievement. More >>

Victoria University Students Receive Double Blessing

Friday, 25 May 2018, 2:55 pm | Ngapuhi

Four Ngāpuhi students studying at the Victoria University of Wellington have had their education scholarships doubled, thanks to a funding partnership between the university and Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi (the Rūnanga). More >>

Open Polytechnic Graduation 2018

Friday, 25 May 2018, 2:21 pm | Open Polytechnic

Witnessed by their proud family and friends, Open Polytechnic distance learning graduates from throughout the lower North Island crossed the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington yesterday [24 May, 3.30 pm] to receive their well-earned qualifications. More >>

BCITO acts to boost school leavers entering apprenticeships

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 2:52 pm | BCITO

New Zealand’s leading provider of construction and trade apprenticeships is encouraging school leavers to see a career in the trades as a worthwhile choice with the launch of a new digital platform. More >>

VCs at risk of opting out of government’s vision

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 2:37 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Vice-Chancellors need to accept that cutting jobs to meet narrow performance metrics will do nothing to help rebuild an inclusive tertiary education sector that meets the needs of all New Zealanders, the Tertiary Education Union said today. More >>

Winners of 2018 Fulbright General Graduate Awards

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 2:28 pm | Fulbright NZ

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND, 24 May, 2018 — Fulbright New Zealand is delighted to announce the four Fulbright New Zealand General Graduate Award Grantees for 2018 : More >>

Exploring what it is to be a global citizen

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 4:49 pm | Adult and Community Education

Exploring what it is to be a global citizen A dynamic range of speakers at next month’s Adult and Community Education (ACE) Conference will guide community educators towards a greater understanding of how community learning can help New Zealanders ... More >>

#YouthToo - High school students speak out for Youth Week

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 9:59 am | Shakti Ethnic Women's Support Group

Shakti Youth is hosting a new generation of youth from migrant and refugee backgrounds who will come together for Youth Week 2018 to share fresh perspectives on the #MeToo movement and feminism on the 26th of May. Young people are at the highest risk of ... More >>

Ethel Benjamin scholarships for outstanding women lawyers

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 9:26 am | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Three remarkable women have this year received New Zealand Law Foundation Ethel Benjamin scholarships for outstanding women lawyers. More >>

Rangi Ruru’s and Christ’s College Westside Story A Hit

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 5:26 pm | Rangi Ruru and Christ's College Schools

Sold out before opening and a release of additional seats means this year’s joint drama production by Christ’s College and Rangi Ruru is one of the most successful ever. More >>

$5000 Personal Development Award Applications Now Open

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 4:12 pm | YHA NZ

$5000 Personal Development Award Applications Now Open By YHA New Zealand New Zealand: Applications for YHA New Zealand’s $5000 Cora Wilding Award are now open. The award provides a grant of up to $5,000 toward the cost of participation in a personal development ... More >>

Wallis receives prestigious Fulbright-EQC Graduate Award

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 3:34 pm | Fullbright NZ

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND, 22 May, 2018 --- Fulbright New Zealand and the Earthquake Commission are pleased to announce this year’s recipient of the Fulbright-EQC Graduate Award in Natural Disaster Research is PhD researcher Amanda Wallis. Amanda will use ... More >>

Geraldine Primary School students to develop sensory garden

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 1:32 pm | Soil Food and Society

Geraldine Primary School has won a national school garden competition run by Soil, Food & Society - the not-for-profit organisation behind a popular year 5 - 8 science-teaching resource, which draws on the story of ‘where food comes from’. More >>

Teacher shortages worst since surveys began

Monday, 21 May 2018, 4:29 pm | PPTA

An annual survey of secondary school principals has found that schools right around the country are experiencing significant teacher shortages, worse than last year’s results and in some cases, worse than ever before. More >>

UC researchers invent Storminator™ weapon

Monday, 21 May 2018, 4:06 pm | University of Canterbury

In a world-first, University of Canterbury Hydrological and Ecological Engineering researchers have filed a patent application for their invention the Storminator™, which could be exactly the weapon that our waterways need. More >>

The importance of school-tertiary sport links

Monday, 21 May 2018, 2:39 pm | UTSNZ

University and Tertiary Sport NZ (UTSNZ) has signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding with the New Zealand Secondary Schools Sports Council (NZSSSC). The MoU strives to enable and deliver opportunities which will retain school leavers in sport and create ... More >>

Research shines light on enjoyment of school cross country

Monday, 21 May 2018, 11:26 am | Sport New Zealand

Term two means school cross country. Kids at almost every primary and intermediate school around New Zealand are getting their running shoes on, but research conducted by Sport NZ has found that one in four students aged 6 to 13 don’t enjoy it. More >>

Connect public lecture: Computer Science in the curriculum?

Monday, 21 May 2018, 10:01 am | University of Canterbury Political Society

UC Connect public lecture: Computer Science in the school curriculum? What's the big idea?! More >>

ASEAN@50 Fellowships awarded

Friday, 18 May 2018, 4:11 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

Press Release 18 May 2018 ASEAN@50 Fellowships awarded The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) and the Southeast Asia Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence (SEA CAPE) are proud to announce the award of the ASEAN@50 Fellowships ... More >>

Engineering students awarded RMTU scholarships

Friday, 18 May 2018, 3:43 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Two young students with a passion for engineering have been awarded Ernest William File scholarships for 2018. More >>

Budget only a Start for Education

Friday, 18 May 2018, 11:46 am | New Zealand Principals' Federation

'Yesterday's Budget is a good first step for education,' said Whetu Cormick, President of the New Zealand Principals' Federation. More >>

Budget forgets that tertiary education is the foundation

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 6:49 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s aspiration that this Budget provides a foundation for the future has been dealt a severe blow by the failure to invest further in tertiary education. More >>

Budget 2018: Let’s Work Together

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 6:44 pm | NZ Union of Students' Associations

Students are applauding less debt as a result of the Government’s fees-free policy, but say that student issues do not end there. Student loan borrowing is $151 million lower in the first three months of this year compared to same period last year according ... More >>

Budget a missed opportunity, say universities

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 5:10 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

The Government has utterly failed to back up its rhetoric about the future of work and the importance of preparing for the challenges of technological change, according to the Vice-Chancellors of New Zealand’s universities. More >>

Early Childhood NZ says Budget 2018 a small step

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 4:13 pm | Early Childhood New Zealand

Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand says Budget 2018 a small step in the right direction More >>

Budget puts big challenges in secondary education aside

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 4:05 pm | PPTA

Secondary teachers see Budget 2018 more as doing the surveying and marking out the site rather than laying foundations for the much needed improvements in the sector. More >>

Budget funding for early childhood education underwhelming

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 3:52 pm | Early Childhood Council

The Early Childhood Council (ECC) says the 1.6% Budget increase announced for early childhood education centre universal funding is significantly underwhelming. More >>

Education Budget a major disappointment for educators

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 3:38 pm | NZEI

Today’s Education Budget has left educators disappointed that issues of chronic underfunding have not been addressed. More >>

Innovative students solve challenges

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 12:47 pm | GrowingNZ

Dozens of Year 10 and 11 secondary school students are set to compete in a fast-paced event that invites them to solve a series of challenges facing New Zealand’s primary sectors. More >>

NZMA And Academy NZ Join Forces

Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 1:22 pm | NZMA

16 May 2018 – Students will be the winners in Christchurch as leading vocational educator NZMA and Academy NZ are combined at one central site at 365 Madras Street in the city. With an Open Day taking place today from 2.30pm facilities and advice ... More >>

YouCan for KidsCan

Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 12:44 pm | YouCan for KidsCan

YouCan for KidsCan is a quintessential Kiwi fair with a twist. The charity fair is on June 9th from 12-4 at Pinehurst School and is raising money and awareness for KidsCan. The event is youth run with it being run by YouCan; a business run by two ... More >>

Jetstar partners with Massey University

Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 12:37 pm | Jetstar

Jetstar partners with Massey University to train the next generation of pilots Jetstar has today announced a pilot recruitment program for its regional operations in New Zealand to provide the best and brightest aviation students with a flying start to ... More >>

Qantas partnership gives Massey students a flying start

Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 12:32 pm | Massey University

Students at Massey University’s School of Aviation will be offered a pathway to fly for Jetstar New Zealand, thanks to a new partnership announced today. More >>

Former Tall Black back on court with students

Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 12:29 pm | ACG Schools

“Basketball teaches sacrifice, dedication, desire, sportsmanship, winning, losing, patience, trust, integrity, love, and many more attributes that play an important part in your life.” — Byron Vaetoe With basketball the fastest growing sport ... More >>

Sylvia Park Kindergarten turns 50

Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 7:31 pm | Auckland Kindergarten Association

Maungakiekie-Tamaki MP, Denise Lee, was one of around 100 people who braved Auckland's wild Saturday weather to help celebrate a big milestone for the Sylvia Park Kindergarten community. More >>

Vanguard Military School announcement provides certainty

Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 6:17 pm | E Tipu e Rea

Vanguard Military School announcement provides much needed certainty and security for students and parents. New and third option for Charter Schools emerges from Vanguard announcement. More >>

Open Polytechnic Annual Report highlights year of growth

Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 3:42 pm | Open Polytechnic

: 15 May 2018 Open Polytechnic 2017 Annual Report highlights year of growth and innovation The release of Open Polytechnic’s 2017 Annual Report shows a year of growth and innovation for the institution which enrols the largest number of distance ... More >>

Careerforce’s Ray Lind to Depart

Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 12:11 pm | Careerforce

Careerforce CEO, Ray Lind, has announced his resignation, and will finish up with the Industry Training Organisation on 2 November 2018. More >>

She Can Code champions diversity in tech industry

Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 9:37 am | Code Club Aotearoa

Code Club Aotearoa have been bowled over by the interest in their event, She Can Code. The online event celebrates the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in Aotearoa by recognising the girls, women, and other marginalised gender people who ... More >>

Minecraft Mod shakes up earthquake education

Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 8:50 am | Te Papa

Skeleton horses and killer bunnies may not be traditional learning tools, but a new mod for the computer game Minecraft is using them to teach important lessons about earthquake safety. More >>

Bullying-Free Week starts with the launch of ‘Oat the Goat’

Monday, 14 May 2018, 1:51 pm | Ministry of Education

Bullying-Free Week starts with the launch of ‘Oat the Goat’ A unique digital animation launched today by Associate Education Minister Tracey Martin aims to teach children about empathy and acceptance. More >>



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