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Kindergarten Opening at Otamarakau

Friday, 31 August 2018, 8:45 am | Inspired Kindergartens

Inspired Kindergartens is proud to announce it is opening a kindergarten at Otamarakau on (target date) the 15th of October. More >>

‘Post activity’ outdoor education – a new era dawns

Thursday, 30 August 2018, 11:59 am | Ara Institute

Sure, students can learn to tramp up mountains and climb rock faces, but outdoor education (OE) develops a lot more than practical activity skills. OE also offers personal development and leadership competencies, and now the sector is evolving ... More >>

Parents Centre New Zealand announce continued partnership

Wednesday, 29 August 2018, 1:59 pm | Parents Centre

Parents Centre New Zealand, the primary provider of antenatal and parent education in New Zealand, are excited to announce the continued partnership with PORSE In-Home Childcare. More >>

G.J. Gardner Homes Future Pathways Industry Expo

Wednesday, 29 August 2018, 1:58 pm | GJ Gardner

Hundreds of Auckland high school students are expected to attend a Future Pathways Industry Expo sponsored by G.J. Gardner Homes on Thursday. Held at Massey High school in West Auckland, the expo will see students from 10 local Secondary Schools arrive ... More >>

Schools line up for national robotics challenge

Wednesday, 29 August 2018, 1:51 pm | Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

A robotics competition for primary schools that began in the Eastern Bay of Plenty has become a national event. More >>

Massey’s global voice on marine plastic waste

Monday, 27 August 2018, 5:14 pm | Massey University

Environmental anthropologist, political ecologist and single-use plastic-free campaigner, Dr Trisia Farrelly has been appointed to a taskforce advising the United Nations Environmental Assembly Expert Group on marine plastic pollution. More >>

Coming To Study At SAE Auckland Is “Life Changing”

Monday, 27 August 2018, 4:03 pm | SAE Creative Media Institute

In 2017, 24-year-old Jordan Vaelei from Emeryville, California, made the life-changing decision to move to the other side of the world to complete his bachelor degree with SAE Creative Media Institute. More >>

Torbay School Pilots Student-Led Te Reo Māori

Monday, 27 August 2018, 2:08 pm | Torbay School

Torbay School Pilots Student-Led Te Reo Māori Torbay School on Auckland’s North Shore is running a pilot to get students leading te Reo Māori in the school. Two days a week teams of year 4-6 students lead year 3 classes in a waiata and a simple ... More >>

More pay talks set for next week

Friday, 24 August 2018, 6:35 pm | NZEI

This week there has been a further two days of bargaining for both teacher and principal members. More >>

Stuart McCutcheon’s axe falls on teacher training

Friday, 24 August 2018, 5:22 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Stuart McCutcheon’s axe has fallen on the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Education and Social Work after 21 staff were told this week that their jobs are on the line. Echoing through the Beehive, McCutcheon’s axing of each and every ... More >>

Apprenticeship Graduates presented with Awards

Friday, 24 August 2018, 1:59 pm | Apprenticeship Training Trust

It was a night of celebration on Wednesday evening (22 August) in Auckland as trades apprentices from the North Island graduated and received their prizes and certificates from ATT’s (Apprenticeship Training Trust) apprenticeship training scheme. More >>

Home-based Association welcomes Review of Home-based ECE

Friday, 24 August 2018, 11:18 am | NZ Homebased ECE Assoc.

The New Zealand Home-based ECE Association has been actively involved in consultation with the Ministry of Education Home-based ECE Review Team. We welcome the Review of Home-based ECE as an opportunity to ensure high quality learning outcomes for ... More >>

Autonomy of Māori Studies at Waikato University

Friday, 24 August 2018, 9:39 am | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

Rt Hon James Bolger Prof Neil Quigley Chancellor Vice-Chancellor University of Waikato Council University of Waikato More >>

Cash injection for polytech signals need for major change

Thursday, 23 August 2018, 5:25 pm | Tertiary Education Union

The government’s decision to provide a $15m bailout for Whitireia Polytechnic and moves to replace the joint Whitireia-Weltec council with a commissioner is further evidence of the need to fundamentally rethink the funding, governance, and management ... More >>

CASE Report Reveals Record Growth in Philanthropic Giving

Thursday, 23 August 2018, 4:58 pm | Council for Advancement and Support of Education

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education released a report today that shows record growth in overall fundraising results and increased investment in advancement operations in 2017 among institutions in Australia and New Zealand. More >>

Barnardos on home-based early childhood education

Thursday, 23 August 2018, 4:40 pm | Barnardos

Barnardos says proposals on home-based early childhood education are a step in the right direction Barnardos welcomes Government’s proposals published this week to improve home-based early childhood education (ECE) in Aotearoa New Zealand. These ... More >>

Review of home-based ECE services welcomed

Thursday, 23 August 2018, 2:47 pm | Early Childhood Council

The Ministry of Education has released a range of proposed changes to home-based ECE services for feedback to help inform final decisions. The proposed changes are part of a whole of education sector reform programme. More >>

Whitireia welcomes capital injection

Thursday, 23 August 2018, 1:58 pm | Whitireia Polytech

The Council of Whitireia Community Polytechnic and the Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) welcomes the capital injection of up to $15M from the Crown for Whitireia Community Polytechnic announced by the Minister of Education today. This decision ... More >>

Hunger for literary humour takes a ‘novel’ approach

Thursday, 23 August 2018, 11:43 am | Ara Institute

The hunger for a good book takes a novel turn again, as Ara’s students and staff compete in the fifth annual Edible Book competition at Ara on 29 August, where book titles inspire edible creations and humour is high on the ingredient list. More >>

Kelston return to the top

Thursday, 23 August 2018, 11:25 am | Auckland Rugby League

Kelston Boys’ High School are the kings of Auckland secondary school league once again, after powering past Mt Albert Grammar School 14-6 to claim the 2018 SAS College Rugby League title. More >>

Te Rito NZ supports proposed changes to home Child education

Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 4:00 pm | Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood NZ

Te Rito Maioha is pleased by the Ministry of Education’s proposed changes to home-based early childhood education. More >>

PORSE – Mums shouldn’t feel guilty about going back to work

Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 3:34 pm | PORSE

Weighed down with high rents, mortgages, and the ever increasing cost of living, one of the biggest causes of mummy guilt is the need to return to work. More >>

Discussion on home-based ECE services welcomed

Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 2:00 pm | New Zealand Kindergartens

“Ensuring every child experiences high quality early childhood education (ECE) is a priority” said NZ Kindergartens chief executive Clare Wells. “One in five children engaged in education today will be attending an ECE service – almost 200,000 ... More >>

Students take fight for mental health services to Parliament

Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 1:25 pm | VUWSA

The Wait is Over: Students are taking their fight for better mental health services to Parliament. More >>

Both funding and structures key to long-term

Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 1:11 pm | Tertiary Education Union

The latest exploration of a partnership or merger opportunity between two tertiary education institutions is further evidence that we need to rethink the sector’s funding system, the TEU said. Lincoln University and the University of Canterbury ... More >>

Wintec brings in global education developers

Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 12:52 pm | Wintec

In July next year, Wintec is bringing the first Kaospilot workshop to New Zealand. The workshop for tertiary and secondary school teachers will explore the Kaospilot approach totransformational education design. More >>

Global Chef Shortage

Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 12:49 pm | International Culinary Studio

Kiwi employers and restaurant owners are competing against each other in a bid to create the hottest incentivized packages yet, in order to attract the right Culinary staff with a winning combination – the right qualifications, the right visa and ... More >>

Te Kura finalist in Best Design Awards 2018

Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 12:48 pm | Te Kura

A school’s online learning environment, which has transformed the way distance students learn, is a finalist in the 2018 Best Design Awards. The Awards, by the Designers Institute of New Zealand, showcase excellence in graphic, spatial, product, ... More >>

German views on dietary research explored

Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 12:03 pm | Massey University

Nutritional Sciences PhD student Nikki Renall has recently returned from Germany, where she spent six weeks at the Max Rubner-Institut (MRI) in Karlsruhe, approximately 150 kilometres south of Frankfurt. More >>

21C Skills Lab wants young people to be the boss

Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 10:35 am | 21C Skills Lab

The Like A Boss programme (L.A.B) is a new and innovative program for secondary school students to build their own people or planet focused business and to develop 21C skills along the way over the course of a school term. More >>

Lincoln and Canterbury universities sign MOU

Tuesday, 21 August 2018, 4:34 pm | Joint Press Release

Lincoln University and the University of Canterbury (UC) today jointly announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to keep New Zealand at the forefront of leading-edge land-based science, commerce, management and design. More >>

New chief executive welcomed at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa

Monday, 20 August 2018, 4:27 pm | Te Wananga o Aotearoa

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa welcomed its new chief executive today with a rousing haka pōwhiri at its Te Awamutu headquarters as Te Ururoa Flavell took up his new role as head of the country’s second largest tertiary organisation. More >>

Last chance to grab free Raising the Bar tickets

Monday, 20 August 2018, 2:17 pm | University of Auckland

University of Auckland academics are speaking all over Auckland in pubs and bars for one night only on Tuesday, August 28. More >>

Lifelong Learning on Show during National Festival

Monday, 20 August 2018, 2:17 pm | Adult and Community Education

Hundreds of events will showcase adult learning opportunities in Aotearoa during the adult and community education (ACE) Festival of Adult Learning, September 3-9. Whether it’s te reo, sign language, cartooning or cooking wild food, there’ll ... More >>

Learning Support Specialists strike tomorrow

Monday, 20 August 2018, 1:55 pm | NZEI

NZEI TE Riu Roa members who are psychologists, speech language therapists and other learning support specialists, employed directly by the Ministry of Education, are set to strike for a day on Tuesday 21 August. More >>

Positive youth development through adventure education

Monday, 20 August 2018, 10:20 am | University of Otago

Study confirms positive youth development in Maori and New Zealand European teens through adventure education More >>

Stuart, Ecoute nous - listen to us

Friday, 17 August 2018, 4:29 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Stuart McCutcheon’s team has spent today telling people working in the University of Auckland’s School of Cultures, Languages and Linguistics that they may no longer have a job. McCutcheon’s decision to axe 5.5 full-time equivalent jobs, equal to ... More >>

Virtual Reality providing real-world literacy tool

Friday, 17 August 2018, 9:25 am | University of Otago

Virtual reality is moving beyond purely entertainment to become a potential tool in improving literacy, and the University of Otago is behind one ground-breaking approach. More >>

South Island Student Teachers Receive Kupe Scholarship

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 4:03 pm | Ministry of Education

Six South Island-based student teachers have been awarded a Kupe Scholarship by Associate Education Minister Kelvin Davis in a ceremony held in Parliament, Wellington, today. More >>

Waikato Student Teachers Receive Kupe Scholarship

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 4:01 pm | Ministry of Education

Eight Waikato-based student teachers have been awarded a Kupe Scholarship by Associate Education Minister Kelvin Davis in a ceremony held in Parliament, Wellington, today. More >>

Wellington Student Teachers Receive Kupe Scholarship

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 4:01 pm | Ministry of Education

Five Wellington regional-based student teachers have been awarded a Kupe Scholarship by Associate Education Minister Kelvin Davis in a ceremony held in Parliament, Wellington, today. More >>

Auckland Student Teachers Receive Kupe Scholarship

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 4:00 pm | Ministry of Education

Nine Auckland-based student teachers have been awarded Kupe Scholarships by Associate Education Minister Kelvin Davis in a ceremony held in Parliament, Wellington, today. More >>

New qualification for professional supervisors

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 11:04 am | Ara Institute

Ara Institute of Canterbury has launched a new postgraduate qualification designed to meet a growing need for professional oversight in areas such as health, social services, human resources and education. More >>

New video resources to tackle online bullying

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 1:42 pm | Life Education Trust

Bullying in schools in New Zealand is amongst the worst in the world and can have detrimental effects on children’s well-being and their achievement at school. More >>

Minister, Stuart McCutcheon isn’t making teacher strike easy

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 11:10 am | Tertiary Education Union

On today of all days, it should not escape everyone’s notice that at the same time teachers are standing together for an education system that values and attracts new and incredible people to teach our kids, the Vice-Chancellor of the University ... More >>

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 >>



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