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Student project supports wetland improvement

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 3:04 pm | Ara Institute

“Global environmental issues seem too big for our small group of students to tackle. But we can take local action right here in Timaru,” says Amy Woodfield. More >>

$5000 Personal Development Award Applications Now Open

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 2:12 pm | Youth Hostel Association

New Zealand: Applications for YHA New Zealand’s $5000 Cora Wilding Memorial Award are now open. The award provides a grant of up to $5000 toward the cost of participation in a personal development training course or project that will benefit both the recipient ... More >>

Lincoln supporting Climate Change Bill

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 1:29 pm | Lincoln University

Lincoln University Associate Professor Anita Wreford says many of Lincoln’s activities are at the forefront of the push to address climate change. Dr Wreford recently became the programme lead for the Impacts and Implications Programme in the Deep South National ... More >>



Free training for technology with Hangarau Scholarship

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 9:07 am | NZSE

Auckland, Wednesday 22 May, 2019 - New Zealand students are being given the opportunity to study technology for free, with a new initiative launched by New Zealand School of Education’s (NZSE) TechSchool https://techschool.co.nz/ > More >>

The Ultimate Creative Masterclass

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 4:04 pm | Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

Mix professional creative artist with impressionable students eager to learn and the results can be quite transformative – the ultimate outcome of the Samuel Marsden Collegiate School Artist in Residence programme . Marsden School established the ... More >>

Helping Wairarapa teachers upskill

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 9:20 am | Universal College Of Learning

Wairarapa food technology teachers have a few extra tricks up their sleeves thanks to the help of UCOL’s Chef Training team. UCOL Chef Training lecturers recently hosted an upskilling day for secondary school food technology teachers from around ... More >>

Giving back to the school educating my children

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 1:59 pm | NZ School Trustees Association

Roly has been on his local school board for Central Normal School for the past 6 years. This year he says it’s time to handover to the new trustees and have new voices represent his community on the school board. More >>

First recipients of solar and STEM equipment packages

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 10:15 am | Genesis Energy

To enable more Kiwi kids to become future inventors and innovators, the Genesis School-gen Trust has announced that six schools will receive STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) equipment packages and one school a solar equipment package ... More >>

Area school teachers vote on whether to strike on 29 May

Monday, 20 May 2019, 1:52 pm | NZEI and PPTA

Another 2300 teachers will vote this week on whether to join their primary and secondary colleagues in a nationwide strike on 29 May. More >>

Passionate about making a difference

Monday, 20 May 2019, 8:41 am | NZSTA

Having all four of her children attend Maidstone Intermediate, Heather was interested in understanding how their school was run. "I wanted to give back to the schools that my children had been at, and I wanted to meet new people. I wanted to be involved, ... More >>

Giving back to your community

Sunday, 19 May 2019, 10:24 am | NZSTA

Giving back to his community was something Tony Scott is passionate about. When he was asked by the Owhata school principal if he was interested in becoming a trustee, Tony agreed. More >>

Unitec Introduces Bachelor of Veterinary Nursing Degree

Saturday, 18 May 2019, 11:44 am | UNITEC

Unitec Introduces New Zealand’s First Bachelor of Veterinary Nursing Degree Auckland, May 18, 2019 – Unitec Institute of Technology has announced that it will offer a Bachelor of Veterinary Nursing degree from mid-this year; the first tertiary institution ... More >>

Becoming a school trustee for all children

Saturday, 18 May 2019, 11:41 am | NZSTA

Frian had a long-term involvement with the local school that her children attend. When it came to school trustee elections back in 2016 she was encouraged by friends who are parents of children attending the school to join. More >>

Ghost Writing Unacceptable say TEU

Friday, 17 May 2019, 10:49 am | Tertiary Education Union

‘Cheating by university students paying ‘ghostwriters’ to write essays for them is totally unacceptable and requires a nationally co-ordinated response’, says the New Zealand Tertiary Education Union. More >>

Give it a go, become a school trustee

Friday, 17 May 2019, 9:19 am | NZSTA

Twenty-one years as a trustee on Salisbury school board and Peter says the experience has been a real mixture but very rewarding. More >>

South Auckland youth to catch of glimpse of their future

Friday, 17 May 2019, 9:01 am | The Southern Initiative

South Auckland’s youth will be able to catch of a glimpse of their future at the South Techweek XLR8 event next week in Manukau. More >>

Getting involved in my kids’ education

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 5:03 pm | NZSTA

Amanda Neil wanted to get involved in her children’s school and in her community. When the opportunity presented itself, Amanda didn’t hesitate to put her hand up to be a trustee on her kids’ school board. More >>

Queenstown schools step it up to support LUMA

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 5:02 pm | LUMA

Queenstown schools step it up to support award-winning light experience LUMA More >>

Sweet Success for 3rd time lucky Kaitaia College

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 3:17 pm | R.Tucker Thompson Sail Training Trust

This year marks the 10th anniversary for the Taitokerau Tallship Challenge. It’s a special milestone for this leadership voyage which is jointly sponsored by Northpower and Top Energy. More >>

Beca scholarship recipient builds "recycled" wheelchair

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 2:29 pm | Ara Institute

“There is nothing I believe more strongly than getting young people interested in science and engineering, for a better tomorrow, for all humankind.” – Bill Nye (science educator, former mechanical engineer) More >>

MoE applies to ERA for independent facilitated bargaining

Wednesday, 15 May 2019, 4:50 pm | Ministry of Education

We invited the NZEI Te Riu Roa and NZPPTA to join us in applying to the Employment Relations Authority for independent facilitated bargaining over four days ago - Friday 10 May. More >>

Girl Powered Kiwi robotics team crowned best in the World

Wednesday, 15 May 2019, 1:35 pm | Kiwibots

The first all female team from New Zealand has been crowned winners of their division at the world championship for Middle School (years 6-8) students and best all-girl team at the VEX IQ Robotics World Championships, the biggest and fastest growing ... More >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa consulting with members on facilitation

Wednesday, 15 May 2019, 1:29 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa primary principal and teacher members are being urgently consulted on whether their negotiating teams should return to facilitation with the Ministry of Education through the Employment Relations Authority (ERA). More >>

NZMA Taste Showcases Vocational Careers

Wednesday, 15 May 2019, 12:50 pm | NZMA

15 May 2019 – Around 1000 visitors from as far as Pukekohe enjoyed the annual TASTE event at NZMA Sylvia Park over the weekend. TASTE is an action-packed, vibrant and sugar-coated two-day hospitality and food extravaganza that showcases current ... More >>

Connecting Teachers to Nature

Wednesday, 15 May 2019, 10:28 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Thanks to a collaboration between Hawke’s Bay Regional Council, Cape to City and Enviroschools education facilitators, teachers wanting to take their students into the environment are making the most of workshops about using the environment as a ... More >>

Survey provides insight into schools’ technology challenge

Wednesday, 15 May 2019, 9:55 am | Network for Learning

AUCKLAND, May 15, 2019 - A new survey released today by The Network for Learning (N4L) reveals schools must navigate increasingly complex technical landscapes when using the internet for learning. More >>

Extra $197m for vocational education welcomed by business

Tuesday, 14 May 2019, 4:23 pm | Wellington Chamber Of Commerce

The redirection of $197 million in funding into vocational education from the Government’s Fees Free programme is a very welcome move, says Wellington Chamber of Commerce. More >>

Money for Reform Vocational Education

Tuesday, 14 May 2019, 3:27 pm | Tertiary Education Union

The Tertiary Education Union Te Hautū Kahurangi welcomes the pre-budget announcement of $197 million for the reform of vocational education saying it’s a step in the right direction. More >>

Youth Voting rolled out in Auckland schools

Tuesday, 14 May 2019, 1:33 pm | Auckland Council

Registrations are now open for the Ngā Pōti ā-Taiohi/Youth Voting programme run by Auckland Council. More >>

Future of food and farming examined in public lecture

Tuesday, 14 May 2019, 11:04 am | Lincoln University

Newly-honoured Lincoln University Distinguished Professor Steve Wratten will be giving a free public lecture on the future of food and farming on May 30. More >>

Overhaul of NCEA brings focus on foundation workplace skills

Tuesday, 14 May 2019, 9:40 am | Business Central - Wellington

The Government’s overhaul of NCEA contains a number of improvements that will better serve students and employers in the years ahead, says Business Central. More >>

BusinessNZ welcomes NCEA focus on literacy and numeracy

Monday, 13 May 2019, 5:49 pm | BusinessNZ

Strengthening literacy and numeracy and the introduction of a vocational education award are welcomed by BusinessNZ, says Chief Executive Kirk Hope. More >>

NCEA review positive for lifelong skills

Monday, 13 May 2019, 5:06 pm | EMA

The EMA is pleased to see that the Government’s review of NCEA will address the key issues its members have with the lack of employability and work-readiness skills of school leavers. More >>

NCEA changes a welcome start to improving student equity

Monday, 13 May 2019, 5:00 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

NCEA changes a welcome start to improving student and educational equity More >>

Free state education a step closer with NCEA changes

Monday, 13 May 2019, 4:17 pm | NZSTA

The kiwi ideal of free state education is a step closer with the announcement that NCEA will be free of charge to students, while the overall emphasis on making NCEA more accessible and easier to understand, begins to place students back at the centre ... More >>

UC hosts first NZ Wikipedian in Residence

Monday, 13 May 2019, 4:14 pm | University of Canterbury

‘Wikipedian in Residence’ Mike Dickison , is being hosted at the University of Canterbury (UC) as he’s spreading the word around the country about how to use and develop Wikipedia. An entomologist, museum curator and Aotearoa New Zealand's ... More >>

Manchester Street School robotics team wins global award

Monday, 13 May 2019, 3:11 pm | New Era

Manchester Street School robotics team wins global award for third year running More >>

Positive outcome for first-time research submission

Monday, 13 May 2019, 2:23 pm | UCOL

UCOL researchers are delighted with the news their first ever submission to the government’s Performance Based Research Fund was successful. Thirteen UCOL staff who submitted a research proposal received a positive response, an outstanding result, especially ... More >>

Removal of NCEA fees a win for every child in New Zealand

Monday, 13 May 2019, 1:03 pm | PPTA

The removal of NCEA fees is a step towards bringing out the best in every child who attends New Zealand schools, PPTA president Jack Boyles says. More >>

Unitec top ranked ITP in research funding

Saturday, 11 May 2019, 11:56 am | UNITEC

Auckland, 10 May 2019 -- Unitec ranked top of the 14 ITPs participating in the latest Performance Based Research Fund (PBRF) Quality Evaluation, with 124 portfolios achieving a fundable rating, according to initial results released last week. More >>

Ara alumni rocking The Court Theatre stage

Friday, 10 May 2019, 10:19 am | Ara Institute

Jamming, acting, singing and rocking The Court Theatre stage together – that’s in the job description for recent Bachelor of Music Arts graduates Emily Farrell and Tyler Robbins. More >>

NZ children’s positive mental health linked to quality time

Thursday, 9 May 2019, 10:28 am | CIGNA

New Zealand children’s positive mental health linked to quality family time More >>

International researchers visit NZ to study earthquakes

Thursday, 9 May 2019, 9:12 am | University of Canterbury

International researchers visit New Zealand to study earthquake risk reduction More >>

Cawthron and University of Otago inspiring hundreds

Wednesday, 8 May 2019, 7:30 pm | Joint Press Release

Cawthron and University of Otago specialist educators inspiring hundreds of budding environmental scientists during ‘real world’ laboratory workshops More than 100 Year 13 biology students from secondary schools in Nelson Tasman and Marlborough ... More >>

Physical violence against principals must stop

Wednesday, 8 May 2019, 11:08 am | New Zealand Principals' Federation

"The latest statistics from the Primary School Leaders’ Occupational Health and Well-being Survey are worrying," said Whetu Cormick, President of the New Zealand Principals’ Federation (NZPF). More >>

Worrying increase in threats and violence against teachers

Wednesday, 8 May 2019, 9:22 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

A significant increase in threats and actual violence towards school leaders over the past two years is alarming, and highlights the desperate need for Budget 2019 to fund more support for children with learning and behaviour needs, says NZEI Te ... More >>

Disadvantaged families offered free internet access

Wednesday, 8 May 2019, 9:10 am | 2 Degrees Mobile

An initiative to provide disadvantaged families with free wireless broadband has made a significant difference to their children’s achievement at school. It also improved attendance and enabled the students to participate in more activities. More >>

New Director of Sport at Auckland Girls’ Grammar School

Tuesday, 7 May 2019, 6:47 pm | Auckland Girls' Grammar School

Junior Manapori NZ Men’s Netballer to Face Silver Ferns in Inaugural June Series New Director of Sport at Auckland Girls’ Grammar School More >>

Lecture: Getting bang for buck from business analytics

Tuesday, 7 May 2019, 1:37 pm | University of Waikato

In the digital era, business analytics has emerged as a ‘superhero tool’ in the manager’s arsenal for helping to develop innovative new products and processes that will add to the bottom line. More >>

The Real Drug Talk

Tuesday, 7 May 2019, 12:20 pm | Public Good

Developed in consultation with the New Zealand Drug Foundation and designed to provide reputable and evidence-based information in an entertaining way, The REAL Drug Talk follows Villainesse’s highly successful online series The REAL Sex Talk which premiered ... More >>

Petition organiser Gwynn Compton welcomes VUW's decision

Monday, 6 May 2019, 4:43 pm | Gwynn Compton

Gwynn Compton, a Victoria University of Wellington alumnus and organiser of the petition that now has over 13,000 signatures in opposition to the proposed name change of the university, has welcomed today’s decision by the University Council to abandon ... More >>

TEU to honour Grey and Soal with Life Membership Awards

Monday, 6 May 2019, 12:17 pm | Tertiary Education Union

The Tertiary Education Union Te Hautū Kahurangi o Aotearoa (TEU) will honour Dr Sandra Grey and former Aoraki Branch President Carol Soal Life Membership Awards at its annual conference on Monday evening. More >>

Free public lecture – Inspired by Nature: Engineering as Art

Monday, 6 May 2019, 10:47 am | University of Canterbury

Beauty in design goes well beyond architecture and ornamentation. It is found in all fields of engineering and has even launched an entirely new field of biologically inspired design called biomimicry. More >>

PPTA case for equity for part time teachers starts tomorrow

Monday, 6 May 2019, 9:15 am | Post Primary Teachers' Association

Part time secondary teachers and their union, the PPTA, warmly invite media to join them at the Employment Court for the first day of hearings for equality. When: 9.30am Monday 6 May 2019 The day begins with opening statements, followed by our first witness, ... More >>

Polling shows strong and consistent support for teachers

Monday, 6 May 2019, 9:14 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

An independent public poll shows there is strong and sustained support for New Zealand's teachers as they vote this week on joint strike action. More >>

Otago academic receives Critic and Conscience Award

Friday, 3 May 2019, 6:46 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Speaking truth to power is an academic responsibility Otago University Law Professor Andrew Geddis takes seriously. More >>

NZEI and PPTA to ballot members on joint strike action

Friday, 3 May 2019, 9:24 am | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa and the Post Primary Teachers' Association (PPTA) will both ballot members next week on whether to take joint strike action on 29 May. More >>

Universities welcome increased teacher training funding

Thursday, 2 May 2019, 5:31 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Universities New Zealand welcomes the today’s announcement of increased funding for teacher training over the next four years. More >>

Young leaders awarded Kupe Leadership Scholarships

Thursday, 2 May 2019, 4:42 pm | University of Auckland

Fourteen of the nation’s young leaders have been recognised with prestigious postgraduate scholarships to support them in making a meaningful contribution in their chosen fields. More >>

Principals Welcome Government Investment in Teacher Training

Thursday, 2 May 2019, 4:26 pm | New Zealand Principals' Federation

"Principals welcome today's announcement by the Minister of Education, Hon Chris Hipkins, that he will invest more in teacher training, and in training te reo Māori teachers," said Whetu Cormick, President of the New Zealand Principals' Federation ... More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 

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