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UC to bring 600-year-old treasure to the world

Wednesday, 3 January 2018, 11:41 am | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury staff and students are working to translate and digitise a unique medieval manuscript to make it accessible to the world, and a team of British scientists is visiting Christchurch in January to reveal hidden information about ... More >>

Secondary School Achievers Receive Council Awards

Thursday, 21 December 2017, 4:11 pm | Hurunui District Council

Four secondary school students have been given a helping hand by the Hurunui District Council to pursue further study. Anna Bennetto from Amberley, Emma and Julia Maxwell from Cheviot, and Skyla Squires from Waipara were today presented with awards from ... More >>

Michael Miller Wins SAE Teaching and Learning Award

Thursday, 21 December 2017, 3:37 pm | SAE NZ

Huge congratulations to SAE Auckland Head of Film, Michael Miller, who has won the SAE Southern Staff Excellence award for Teaching and Learning. More >>

Manurewa West School’s Silence on Spending Disgraceful

Thursday, 21 December 2017, 10:37 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

A Manurewa school’s refusal to front media over its funding of the principal’s home expenses, a ‘stress-relief’ weekend and more is a disgrace to parents and taxpayers, says the Taxpayers’ Union. “It’s disgraceful that the chairperson, ... More >>

58 Students off to Latin America and Asia Thanks to PM

Thursday, 21 December 2017, 10:32 am | University of Auckland

The lion’s share of Prime Minister’s Scholarships for Asia and Latin America were awarded to University of Auckland students in the latest funding round. More >>

Ara Announces Construction Management Degree

Thursday, 21 December 2017, 10:20 am | Ara Institute

Construction is one of New Zealand’s biggest industries and predicted to grow for some time to come. Large and increasingly sophisticated building projects need well trained and qualified staff to run smoothly and efficiently - or risk costly ... More >>

Congratulations to Our 2018 Fulbright New Zealand Scholars

Thursday, 21 December 2017, 9:58 am | Fulbright NZ

21 December, 2017 - Fulbright New Zealand is proud to announce the 2018 New Zealand Scholar Award Grantees. Representing four different universities in New Zealand, each scholar will head to the US as early as July 2018 to pursue independent research ... More >>

Kiwi Educators Named Among World’s Most Innovative

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 6:29 pm | Longworth Education

A group of NZ education consultants who created a teaching model from their work in forest schools, now adopted by other schools around the country, have been named among the world’s top innovators in education. More >>

New qualification means business

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 3:48 pm | Skills Active

Providing the opportunity to sharpen business administration skills through on-job and online learning, Skills Active now offers an exciting programme for the Level 3 New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology). More >>

Quantum investigation shows manipulation maximised earnings

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 1:11 pm | Tertiary Education Commission

TEC: Quantum investigation shows manipulation maximised earnings to Media release – 20 December 2017 An investigation report released today into the now defunct Quantum Education Group shows it deliberately took advantage of reporting procedures ... More >>

Taratahi, Wellington Indoor Riding School's Ticket to Ride

Tuesday, 19 December 2017, 1:43 pm | Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre

Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre have partnered with the Wellington Riding School to deliver a new Equine programme in Wellington More >>

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori O Hoani Waititi Marae Stands Strong

Tuesday, 19 December 2017, 1:36 pm | Te kura kaupapa Maori o Hoani Waititi marae

Te kura kaupapa Māori o Hoani Waititi marae is outraged at having been included in news reports this week highlighting cases of fraudulent activity uncovered by the auditor-general  in some schools in New Zealand. Board member, Dr Mera Lee-Penehira, ... More >>

School Newsletters & Visits Key Sources of Information

Tuesday, 19 December 2017, 11:11 am | NZCER

Delving into the school bag for the newsletter remains a reality for parents and whānau of primary and intermediate students. School newsletters remain the main source of information about their child’s school for parents and whānau, although ... More >>

Few Schools Able to Develop Students’ Te Reo Māori Skills

Tuesday, 19 December 2017, 11:09 am | NZCER

Students who start with high proficiency in te reo Māori are unlikely to be supported to further develop their reo Māori skills in English-medium schools. While many teachers think it is important students learn te reo Māori, very few are able to ... More >>

Transfer of MAINZ to Southern Institute of Technology

Tuesday, 19 December 2017, 9:17 am | Southern Institute Of Technology

Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) will be incorporating Tai Poutini Polytechnic’s (TPP) Music and Audio Institute of NZ (MAINZ) under the SIT umbrella as of 2018. More >>

Ako Aotearoa Appoints Helen Lomax Acting-Director

Tuesday, 19 December 2017, 8:48 am | Ako Aotearoa

Ako Aotearoa is delighted to announce the appointment of Helen Lomax as its Acting-Director – to take effect from the beginning of February next year for a period of six months. More >>

Importing tech talent will become a financial drain

Tuesday, 19 December 2017, 8:26 am | Make Lemonade

New Zealand’s education system for providing trained tech graduates is insufficient and the country is over reliant on importing advanced digital skills, a leading Kiwi tech expert says. More >>

Early Childhood Council calls for balanced view

Monday, 18 December 2017, 6:39 pm | Early Childhood Council

The Early Childhood Council (ECC) says so-called research released today about the early childhood education (ECE) sector lacks integrity and needs to be taken with a grain of salt. More >>

Better support for learning

Monday, 18 December 2017, 4:38 pm | New Zealand Kindergartens

Better support for learning “The Education Review Office (ERO) should be looking at how well the needs of children attending an early childhood education (ECE) service are being met alongside those children in school,” said Clare Wells, Chief Executive ... More >>

Retire or resign offer prompts fears of cuts at NorthTec

Monday, 18 December 2017, 4:06 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Retire or resign offer prompts fears of further cuts at NorthTec NorthTec bosses have invited staff aged over 62 years to express an interest in quitting their jobs, raising fears that institution bosses are considering a further restructure by stealth, ... More >>

Factory farming doesn’t need to be the norm for ECE

Monday, 18 December 2017, 2:53 pm | PORSE

In a response to NZMEs article “childcare workers speak out against ‘factory farming’ of children” PORSE confirms that there are more natural options for parents than enrolling children into factory-like early childhood centres. More >>

Report emphasises monitoring best practice delivery

Monday, 18 December 2017, 2:24 pm | Human Rights Commission

Ombudsman’s Final Opinion emphasises importance of monitoring best practice delivery 18 December 2017: A Final Opinion released by the Ombudsman has emphasised again the need for regular monitoring of schools when it comes to the use of seclusion, ... More >>

Results of the 2016 school audits published

Monday, 18 December 2017, 2:17 pm | Controller and Auditor-General

We’ve published the results of the 2016 school audits on our website. This includes the types of audit opinions we issued and the matters we identified from our audits. We have provided this information to the Secretary for Education. More >>

Scholarship to attract Māori and Pasifika young leaders

Monday, 18 December 2017, 1:59 pm | Lincoln University

A new Lincoln scholarship is hoping to draw young Māori and Pasifika leaders into tertiary study by reducing some of the costs of living on campus. More >>

New design and communication degrees take a world view

Monday, 18 December 2017, 1:27 pm | Wintec

New design and communication degrees take a world view Wintec has launched new Bachelor of Design and Bachelor of Communication degrees for 2018 to prepare students for a rapidly changing workplace. More >>

Wintec to select students for prestigious scholarships

Monday, 18 December 2017, 1:25 pm | Wintec

Twelve students will study at universities in Japan and China in 2018 now that Wintec has been confirmed for two prestigious Prime Minister’s Scholarships for Asia. More >>

King’s Welcomes Dean of Auckland to Its Board

Monday, 18 December 2017, 12:21 pm | King's College

King’s Welcomes Dean of Auckland to Its Board King’s College is pleased to have The Very Reverend Anne Mills join its Board of Governors following her installment as the Tenth Dean of Auckland’s Holy Trinity Cathedral this year. After gaining ... More >>

Children with Learning Difficulties Missing Out on Support

Monday, 18 December 2017, 10:23 am | New Zealand Psychological Society

Only school-aged children with extreme needs receive services from an educational psychologist. This means the majority of children and young people with a wide range of learning difficulties are missing out on timely and needs-based access to educational ... More >>

UC students win Engineers Without Borders innovation award

Saturday, 16 December 2017, 12:07 pm | University of Canterbury

A team of University of Canterbury students have won an innovation award for a creative solution to a real world problem in the Engineers Without Borders Australia Challenge. More >>

Lincoln to become only university without a bookshop

Friday, 15 December 2017, 4:37 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Lincoln VC ignores community to become NZ’z only university without a bookshop The Vice-Chancellor of Lincoln University has announced he will close the bookshop on campus, leaving students without a place to buy text books at their place of study. More >>

Thank You - Together, We Achieved So Much in 2017!

Friday, 15 December 2017, 12:27 pm | Tertiary Education Union

It was because we stood together that we stopped the last National Government passing legislation to further privatise tertiary education, started a national debate about the declining conditions of work in tertiary education and helped create the conditions ... More >>

Five Māori & Pasifika Tertiary Projects Get Funding

Friday, 15 December 2017, 11:09 am | Ako Aotearoa

We are delighted to announce the five Māori and Pasifika projects to receive funding through the Ako Aotearoa National Project Fund (NPF) in 2017/18. More >>

Ara Institute Supports Young Enterprise in Regions

Friday, 15 December 2017, 11:04 am | Ara Institute

More young people in 2018 in Canterbury will have the chance to set up and run their own ventures, learning first-hand from local business mentors and developing critical skills for future employment and study. More >>

Whose Future Is This?

Friday, 15 December 2017, 11:03 am | Singularity University

Titled "Whose future is this?", he shared the true role of futurists: not to make predictions, but to help people contemplate a range of scenarios. More >>

Brookby School Earns Bronze Enviro School Award

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 5:19 pm | Brookby School

Brookby School has been awarded the Bronze Enviroschools Award recently in recognition of their commitment to working towards becoming more sustainable at the Enviroschools ceremony held at the Western Springs Garden Community Hall. More >>

Unis spend millions accessing publicly funded research

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 2:23 pm | Mark C. Wilson

Research findings are published in peer-reviewed academic journals, many of which charge universities subscription fees. from , CC BY-ND More >>

Engineering firm takes mentoring to another level

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 1:50 pm | Wintec

When six Wintec Māori and Pasifika engineering students volunteered for work experience at Longveld recently, they got to work on a very special project. Together they have made the framework for Hamilton’s Matariki Interactive Waka sculpture. More >>

Otago Polytechnic Launches NZ’s First Degree for Changemaker

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 10:17 am | Otago Polytech

Otago Polytechnic is launching a Bachelor of Leadership for Change * — a New Zealand-first degree which caters for all people, no matter what field they want to make a difference in. More >>

Successful summer blogging project gets a funding boost

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 7:22 pm | University of Auckland

Successful summer blogging project gets a funding boost Embargoed until 12.30pm Wednesday 13 December 2017 Over 1000 school children may be blogging over the summer to keep their literacy skills up, thanks to the partnership between the Manaiakalani ... More >>

UC professor wins prestigious statistics award

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 5:26 pm | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury Professor Jennifer Brown , Head of the School of Mathematics and Statistics, has won the 2017 Campbell Award of the New Zealand Statistical Association (NZSA). More >>

UC projects aim to inspire youth

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 3:24 pm | University of Canterbury

Three innovative University of Canterbury science projects featuring 3D-hologram magma drilling, sport science and crafty maths have won government funding to aid them in their aim to inspire curious young minds. More >>

Some help to fix secondary teacher shortages

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 2:58 pm | PPTA

Some help to fix secondary teacher shortages The Labour-led government’s package to address teacher shortages is welcomed by secondary teachers around the country. PPTA president, Jack Boyle says, “There is no doubt the previous National-led government ... More >>

Expansion Boost for Summer Holiday Blogging Programme

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 2:31 pm | The NEXT Foundation

A blogging programme for school children – to help them maintain academic grades over the summer holidays – is to expand significantly with support from NEXT Foundation. More >>

Principals Say Teacher Supply Package Overdue

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 12:40 pm | New Zealand Principals' Federation

"Today's announcement of $9.5 million to boost teacher supply will come as welcome relief for some schools," said Whetu Cormick, President of the New Zealand Principals' Federation (NZPF). More >>

Southern Institute of Technology’s Graduation Ceremony

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 11:22 am | Southern Institute Of Technology

Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) will be celebrating the graduation of students who have completed Certificate qualifications this Thursday 14 December. More >>

Package to ease teacher shortage is just the start

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 11:10 am | NZEI

Educators have welcomed the government’s $9.5 million package to address the teacher shortage but say much more needs to be done to attract and keep teachers in the profession. More >>

Some Help to Fix Secondary Teacher Shortages

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 10:17 am | PPTA

The Labour-led government’s package to address teacher shortages is welcomed by secondary teachers around the country. More >>

New Event Advocates Learning to Transform NZ Communities

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 9:14 am | CORE Education

Thought leaders in education, health and social services will gather to galvanise action on sustainable learning communities at a new two-day forum called Thrive . Created and facilitated by CORE Education , Thrive will be held in Gisborne and Dunedin ... More >>

Flash Backs in Filming Commercial

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 3:45 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

Working on a commercial promoting EIT’s Diploma in Screen Production was dèja vu for students and the professional production team filming on campus. More >>

Seed Advanced Grant for SIT Tutor

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 2:18 pm | Southern Institute Of Technology

The New Zealand Writers Guild have awarded a Seed Advanced Grant to Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) Film tutor Patrick Gillies. More >>

Children the winners as National Standards are dumped

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 1:05 pm | NZEI

Primary principals and teachers say children are the real winners now that National Standards have been officially dumped. More >>

Death Rattles For National Standards

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 1:03 pm | New Zealand Principals' Federation

"It's a day to celebrate," declared Whetu Cormick, President of the New Zealand Principals' Federation (NZPF), as he listened to Minister Hipkins consign national standards to their death bed. More >>

Principals forced to slash teacher aide hours

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 8:03 am | NZEI

An NZEI Te Riu Roa survey of 622 primary and intermediate school principals has found that 44% plan to cut teacher aide hours to meet budget in 2018, while 14% expect to be short of teachers and another 20% are not sure whether they will fill all roles. More >>

Bell Gully welcomes inaugural school trips under new fund

Monday, 11 December 2017, 5:48 pm | Bell Gully

Bell Gully welcomes inaugural school trips to award-winning He Tohu exhibition under new travel fund More >>

December graduation for 1300 Canterbury students

Monday, 11 December 2017, 5:07 pm | University of Canterbury

About 1300 students will graduate from the University of Canterbury this week at four ceremonies held at the Horncastle Arena in Addington. More >>

Joint Design Offering Opens New Creative Worlds

Monday, 11 December 2017, 11:33 am | Massey University

Concept designers, eager to advance their skills in the film, TV and game sector can now learn from industry leaders of the award-winning Weta Workshop in a new venture with Massey University and its Master of Design programme. More >>

Developing the Next Generation of Kiwi Chefs at Wintec

Monday, 11 December 2017, 9:59 am | Wintec

When 26 Waikato high school cookery teachers donned their aprons to become students for a day at Wintec, the heat was on to bring up their cookery skills to pass on to their students. More >>

Fund Brings Children to National Library He Tohu Exhibition

Monday, 11 December 2017, 8:42 am | Te Puna Foundation

School children from the north and south of the country will visit He Tohu , at the National Library of New Zealand, Te Mātauranga o Aotearoa, Molesworth Street, Wellington today, thanks to the new Te Puna Foundation Travel Fund for Schools. More >>

Why staff and practitioners must be listened to

Friday, 8 December 2017, 1:44 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Today’s Education Review Office (ERO) report showing a 'widespread' lack of confidence in teacher graduates' preparedness for the classroom is a reminder to government and institution bosses that tertiary education staff must be listened to when training ... More >>

Whitireia & Weltec Deliver Fees Free & Free Transport

Friday, 8 December 2017, 12:50 pm | WelTech and Whitireia

WelTec and Whitireia Chief Executive Chris Gosling says the government’s fees-free policy and a new free transport option for students will see a revitalised interest in polytechnic training in the Wellington region as significant barriers to tertiary ... More >>



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