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A gift for Wakatipu’s gifted

Monday, 12 March 2018, 5:25 pm | New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education

Gifted children in the Wakatipu area will soon have access to a highly successful one-day-a-week programme, thanks to the generous support of local benefactors and the parent community. More >>

Pohewa – Turning Creativity into Commercial Reality

Saturday, 10 March 2018, 2:13 pm | Miramar Creative

Masterclasses specifically tailored for the screen sector launched on Wednesday at the Screen Wellington Education Talk. More >>

Variety seeks talented young Kiwis for scholarships

Friday, 9 March 2018, 2:38 pm | Variety - The Children's Charity

Variety – the Children’s Charity is helping local young people to reach their full potential in education, music, art and sport through its Gold Heart Scholarship programme. More >>

Education Entrepreneur Expands Portfolio

Friday, 9 March 2018, 10:52 am | Asia Pacific Education

Renowned tertiary education entrepreneur Feroz Ali will expand his New Zealand offerings this month, with the acquisition of Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design. More >>

Six scholarships and an offer to Oxford

Thursday, 8 March 2018, 3:46 pm | ACG Parnell College

Following outstanding scholarship results, former ACG Parnell College student Raghav Ramachandran has accepted an offer to study medicine at Oxford University starting later this year. More >>

Women nailing careers in the trades

Thursday, 8 March 2018, 1:52 pm | BCITO

Female trade apprentices are loving their career choice, but few considered working in building or construction while they were at school, research shows. More >>

Vietnam PM to make landmark visit to University of Waikato

Thursday, 8 March 2018, 11:56 am | University of Waikato

The University of Waikato is strengthening its international ties with Vietnam, welcoming Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to its Hamilton campus. More >>

Meetings called to address education crisis

Thursday, 8 March 2018, 11:04 am | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Principals and teachers in primary and area schools begin nation-wide meetings next week to plan a response to the crisis in recruiting and retaining teachers, the lack of time to teach and the inadequate resourcing for children with additional learning ... More >>

Reimagining sexuality and relationships education

Thursday, 8 March 2018, 10:23 am | University of Canterbury

What more can sexuality and relationships education become in an era of consumption and digital technologies? More >>

Record number of women enrol in engineering

Thursday, 8 March 2018, 9:38 am | University of Auckland

A record number of women have enrolled to study engineering at the University of Auckland with women making up 27% of first-year students for 2018. More >>

Strategic Planning Vital For E-learning Success at Wānanga

Wednesday, 7 March 2018, 11:28 am | Mandolin Associates

In a report launched at the Innovation Partnership Forum, Ms Lindsay Baxter, Acting Tumutaumatua at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa is calling for stronger strategic planning to ensure the successful implementation of e-learning at wānanga. More >>

New performance competition for high school students

Wednesday, 7 March 2018, 10:51 am | Art In Motion

New performance competition for high school students aiming high The opportunity for high school students to create pieces of performance art has an all-new stage, with ART IN MOTION (A.I.M.) treading the boards this June. A grassroots event designed ... More >>

Massey offers expert advice on healthy school lunches

Wednesday, 7 March 2018, 9:49 am | Massey University

Auckland mums behind the Eat Right, Be Bright campaign have turned to Massey University Human Nutrition and Dietetics staff and students for advice about the best types of food for children to improve their dietary intake during school hours. More >>

New position tackles the frontiers of cyber security

Tuesday, 6 March 2018, 4:37 pm | University of Waikato

The University of Waikato is breaking new ground in cyber security, establishing a new Professorial role that will focus on risk assessment research and delivery, in partnership with a leading Australasian company. More >>

University of Otago staff honoured for teaching excellence

Tuesday, 6 March 2018, 4:09 pm | University of Otago

Enthusiasm and passion in teaching their areas of expertise has resulted in four staff members being honoured in the University of Otago’s annual Teaching Excellence Awards. More >>

Educators meet to celebrate and strengthen curricula

Tuesday, 6 March 2018, 4:04 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Following the demise of the National Standards regime, educators are meeting this Fridayto lead a relaunch of the curricula that set the direction for all student learning up to Year 13. More >>

Students Venture up to Career Options

Tuesday, 6 March 2018, 1:41 pm | Yoobee

Students Venture up to Career Options 6 March 2018 – Two students from Yoobee School of Design, Nicola Gamble and Joshua Malcolm have just returned from a month long startup accelerator experience for youth in New Zealand, called Venture Up. ... More >>

Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards event honours 117 kiwis

Tuesday, 6 March 2018, 1:03 pm | Cambridge International Examinations

The 2018 Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards celebrated Kiwi high school students who have proved themselves among the highest achievers in the world. The awards, held at Eden Park on 22 February, recognised 117 students for High Achievement, Top ... More >>

Apprenticeships not just for the trades

Tuesday, 6 March 2018, 10:03 am | Careerforce

“The youth work sector is very excited to see the launch of Careerforce’s new Youth Work Apprenticeship programme,” said Jane Zintl manager of Korowai Tupu o Ara Taiohi, the professional association of youth workers. “As a sector, we’re ... More >>

United Nations Under-Secretary honoured by university

Monday, 5 March 2018, 3:42 pm | University of Auckland

A New Zealand diplomat who holds one of the most senior roles in the United Nations will receive a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Auckland. More >>

Draft guidelines on firearms in schools

Monday, 5 March 2018, 2:10 pm | NZSTA

It is important that boards of trustees and their school communities provide feedback on the draft guidelines for schools on the safe use and storage of firearms, released today by the Ministry of Education. More >>

Maori business leader honoured by Distinguished Alumni Award

Monday, 5 March 2018, 1:57 pm | University of Auckland

An East Coast born lawyer, scholar and business leader with a passion for Maori development has been named a 2018 Distinguished Alumni by the University of Auckland. More >>

Time to discuss 'quality' ECE and define it

Monday, 5 March 2018, 12:35 pm | Early Childhood Council

Here, in New Zealand, we have a world-class ECE curriculum to implement, Te Whaariki, and a high uptake of ECE services. We also have a model that offers variety of ECE services and parental choice. Those delivering ECE provide care, dedication, teaching, ... More >>

University honours champion of effective philanthropy

Monday, 5 March 2018, 11:53 am | University of Auckland

University of Auckland Distinguished Alumni Award recipient and Philanthropy executive Jennifer Gill, started life as a teacher, attracted by the powerful influence the profession has on children’s lives. Taking those skills into the field of philanthropy ... More >>

SI School Rowing: Top Girls School / 2nd Top School Overall

Monday, 5 March 2018, 11:25 am | Rangi Ruru Girls' School

South Island Secondary School Rowing Champs Lake Ruataniwha 3-4 March Rangi Ruru Girls’ School Top Girls School / 2nd Top School Overall More >>

Students, staff and leaders call for change

Monday, 5 March 2018, 11:22 am | Tertiary Education Union

Students, staff, and institutional leaders represented at the Voices from Tertiary Education forum on 1 March 2018 at Manukau Institute of Technology, have called on the Minister for Education, Chris Hipkins, to develop a new funding model for vocational ... More >>

From UC to Helsinki: attending digital lectures in Finland

Monday, 5 March 2018, 10:24 am | University of Canterbury

In a joint teaching initiative between the University of Helsinki and the University of Canterbury, students from New Zealand and Finland are working together on assignments and lectures delivered via Facebook and a chat app. More >>

University honours distinguished alumni

Monday, 5 March 2018, 9:18 am | University of Auckland

Outstanding graduates of the University of Auckland, in fields ranging from international diplomacy to tax law, philanthropy, surveying and mapping and creative arts, will be honoured at a gala dinner this Friday (9 March). More >>

NZ: Gender and diversity research at AUT turns 10

Sunday, 4 March 2018, 7:25 pm | Pacific Media Watch

NZ: Gender and diversity research at AUT turns 10 More >>

Congratulations extended to Massey University

Friday, 2 March 2018, 2:15 pm | Palmerston North City Council

Palmerston North City Council congratulates Massey University’s Manawatu campus for its world rankings in agriculture and forestry, and veterinary science. The recently announced Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World Rankings ranked the two subjects at 22nd ... More >>

Game-changing programme for dyslexic kids

Friday, 2 March 2018, 2:04 pm | Dyslexia Potential

Tackling one of the most widespread learning difficulties in schools around New Zealand, innovative online learning programme Dyslexia Potential is the new kid on the block. Founded by Matt Strawbridge, a dyslexic himself, this unique course is far from textbook ... More >>

Villa Education Trust on Aspire Scholarships

Thursday, 1 March 2018, 4:00 pm | Villa Education Trust

The Villa Education Trust is astounded that the Minister of Education, Chris Hipkins, has chosen to do away with the Aspire Scholarship scheme. Education is about lifting the individual and while 250 per annum does not seem like a lot of students this ... More >>

NZTC to provide pre-school teacher education in Malaysia

Thursday, 1 March 2018, 1:55 pm | New Zealand Tertiary College

New Zealand’s largest provider of early childhood teacher education has established a partnership to benefit children and families in Malaysia. More >>

UC student numbers increase for 2018

Thursday, 1 March 2018, 11:48 am | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury’s campus is buzzing with new students as 2018 enrolments increase across all five of its Colleges. More >>

Top ranking for University of Auckland archaeologists

Thursday, 1 March 2018, 11:02 am | University of Auckland

One of the best places in the world to study archaeology is at the University of Auckland according to the latest QS World University Rankings. More >>

Auckland leads NZ in Business School subject rankings

Thursday, 1 March 2018, 10:36 am | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland Business School has once again been ranked first in New Zealand for studying Accounting and Finance, Commercial Law, Business and Management, Economics, Property, and Information Systems. More >>

University of Auckland ranked top university for Education

Thursday, 1 March 2018, 9:10 am | University of Auckland

Teacher education is reaching even higher levels of world excellence at the University of Auckland according to latest international rankings. The University has ranked 17th in the world for the subject of Education in the QS World University Rankings ... More >>

Auckland ranked top university for Anatomy and Physiology

Thursday, 1 March 2018, 9:05 am | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland has ranked 18th in the world for the subject of Anatomy and Physiology in the QS World University Rankings by Subject released today. More >>

University of Waikato’s rise in international standing

Thursday, 1 March 2018, 9:04 am | University of Waikato

With the latest data release from QS World University Rankings the University of Waikato now has 13 disciplines ranked in the top 300 delivered around the world, confirming its growing international reputation. More >>

University of Auckland reinforces lead in rankings

Thursday, 1 March 2018, 9:02 am | University of Auckland

Being recognised among the top 10 tertiary institutions in the world for Archaeology is just one indication the University of Auckland is firmly embedded as New Zealand’s leading university. More >>

iQualify LMS achieves IMS certification in open badges

Wednesday, 28 February 2018, 6:08 pm | iQualify

As part of their commitment to recognising learner achievement, iQualify, a leading New Zealand-based digital learning management system (LMS), have achieved IMS Global Learning Consortium certification for the new Open Badges 2.0 standard. More >>

Manurewa High School Joins #myidentity Campaign

Wednesday, 28 February 2018, 1:09 pm | Superdiversity Centre

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 28 February 2018 Manurewa High School Joins #myidentity Campaign Today, Manurewa High School announced that it will be first school joining the Superdiversity Centre for Law, Policy and Business’ campaign, #myidentity. ... More >>

ISNZ hits back at decision to scrap Aspire Scholarships

Wednesday, 28 February 2018, 11:46 am | Independent Schools of New Zealand

Independent Schools of New Zealand, the representative body for most of New Zealand’s private schools, has strongly criticised the Government’s decision to scrap the Aspire Scholarship Scheme. More >>

New Chairperson appointed

Wednesday, 28 February 2018, 10:46 am | Wairoa College

The Wairoa College Board of Trustees has elected a new chairperson at its board meeting on Tuesday, 27 February. More >>

What does the TEC report say?

Wednesday, 28 February 2018, 9:48 am | Tai Poutini Polytechnic

In 2015, the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) undertook a regular scheduled audit on TPP that identified possible under-delivery of learning hours across five programmes. A subsequent investigation looked in to a further nine programmes. The investigation ... More >>

Tai Poutini Polytechnic investigation

Wednesday, 28 February 2018, 9:34 am | Tertiary Education Commission

The West Coast’s Tai Poutini Polytechnic failed to deliver enough training hours across a range of courses between 2010 and 2015, an investigation by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) released today shows. More >>

The Mind Lab by Unitec empowers teachers around NZ in 2018

Tuesday, 27 February 2018, 5:21 pm | The Mind Lab

With new locations around the country, The Mind Lab continues to enable Kiwi educators to upskill in digital and collaborative learning More >>

Gender and Diversity Research at AUT turns 10

Tuesday, 27 February 2018, 9:57 am | AUT University

AUT’s Gender and Diversity Research Group has reached a significant milestone, celebrating 10 years of research and debate on gender and diversity issues within the community. More >>

PGDIT Added To Offerings At Auckland Institute of Studies

Monday, 26 February 2018, 5:52 pm | Auckland Institute of Studies

Auckland Institute of Studies (AIS) is pleased to announce the approval of the new Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology (PGDIT) by NZQA. More >>

T&G Global doubles undergraduate scholarship support

Monday, 26 February 2018, 4:11 pm | T and G Global

T&G Global doubles undergraduate scholarship support from 2018 T&G Global, formerly Turners and Growers, has doubled its support of undergraduate students studying at Massey University’s Palmerston North campus towards a degree in horticulture. More >>

New Cookery School Blazes a Trail

Monday, 26 February 2018, 3:47 pm | Ignite College

New Cookery School Blazes a Trail New Zealand’s newest and most innovative cookery school has just opened its doors in Manukau, giving aspiring master-chefs from South Auckland the chance to forge successful culinary careers in New Zealand and beyond. More >>

Mayor opens new preschool at ACG Tauranga

Monday, 26 February 2018, 12:25 pm | ACG Schools

TAURANGA - Western Bay of Plenty District Council Mayor Garry Webber officially cut the ribbon of ACG Tauranga’s new preschool at a sunset event on the campus in Pyes Pa. More >>

Screen industry partnership develops new student talent

Monday, 26 February 2018, 10:52 am | Massey University

New partnerships designed to discover and nurture new talent and ideas have been announced between Massey University’s School of Music and Creative Media Production and major industry players TVNZ and POW Studios. More >>

School edible garden competition plants the seed

Sunday, 25 February 2018, 1:32 pm | Soil Food and Society

School edible garden competition plants the seed of growing your own veggies with $500 prize • Entries open Mon 26th to Feb to 23rd March 2018 at More >>

Tongan student leaders continue a strong, united movement

Friday, 23 February 2018, 10:41 am | NZTTSA

Young Tongan tertiary student leaders gathered in Wellington for its third annual Leadership Weekend. The New Zealand Tongan Tertiary Students’ Association (NZTTSA) executive members invited representatives of Tongan student associations from all ... More >>

New Zealand's Best Teachers Honoured with Awards

Friday, 23 February 2018, 8:28 am | National Excellence in Teaching Awards

Six teachers spanning Early Childhood, primary and secondary education will receive honours at the ASG National Excellence in Teaching Awards (NEiTA) today at an official ceremony hosted by Hon Chris Hipkins MP, Minister of Education in Wellington. More >>

Amber Presses for Progress for IWD 2018

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 4:25 pm | Laser Group

Growing up with a builder Dad, Amber Rose always knew she wanted to work in construction and, after taking part in her school’s Gateway Program with Laser Electrical Ashburton, decided that she wanted to become an electrician. More >>

Fees-free not wasted with new course comparison site

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 1:49 pm | StudySpy

A website, 2 years in the making, by two former students is making it easier for school-leavers to choose what tertiary course is right for them. More >>

Enthusiastic response to government work plan from Trustees

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 10:51 am | NZSTA

The government’s work plan for education, released yesterday, presents some exciting opportunities to progress issues that boards of trustees have been concerned about for some time says NZSTA President, Lorraine Kerr. More >>

We're looking forward to the education conversation

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 9:37 am | Industry Training Federation

The Industry Training Federation welcomes the government's three-year work programme for education announced today, and looks forward to engaging with the government in its wide-ranging summit process. More >>



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