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Teacher Aides aren't treated fairly, says Ash Holwell

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 4:21 pm | Green Party

On Friday June 2nd, Ash Holwell was the first political candidate in Whangarei to spend time walking the shoes of a teacher aide. The visit is part of a nationwide programme by NZEI to improve our political leaders understanding of the work environment ... More >>

Summer in a wintry Dunedin

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 2:28 pm | Otago Polytech

A group of North American tertiary students have just arrived at Otago Polytechnic to take part in the city’s first ‘Summer Series Programme’. The programme is run in countries all over the world, this is the first time Dunedin has been involved. More >>

The Power of Water Explored in Student’s Art

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 1:38 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

Art-X ‘emerging artist’ Isobel Loughran’s inspiration is the human form in water and the distortions created with that. More >>

Otago student wins NZCU South Young Achiever Award

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 11:41 am | NZCU South

Otago student and Maori Hill resident Charlotte Steel has won a $5000 scholarship in the recent annual Credit Union South (NZCU South) Young Achiever Awards. More >>

United call from early childhood sector over underfunding

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 11:31 am | NZEI

Groups representing more than 400 kindergartens and 500 Early Childhood Education services have joined with teachers to express serious concern for the education of New Zealand children following years of chronic underfunding. More >>

College of Health joins RHAANZ

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 11:20 am | Massey University

Massey University’s College of Health has joined the Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand (RHAANZ), with College Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Jane Mills elected to its Council. More >>

Open Letter on Changes to Kindergarten

Friday, 2 June 2017, 4:44 pm | ChildForum

Do you see the free public kindergarten as having had its day or as being important to retain? More >>

TaiTECH launched at Tairua School

Friday, 2 June 2017, 3:09 pm | Tairua School

Forty-two enthusiastic students were primed and ready for action last Friday morning for the launch of TaiTECH. More >>

Gifted Scholar Wins Scholarship to Oxford University

Friday, 2 June 2017, 2:55 pm | Anneka Masters

A prestigious scholarship to study at one of the world's top universities has been won by an Auckland student. Johann Go, from the University of Auckland, is the inaugural recipient of the Provost's Scholarship to study at the University of Oxford in the ... More >>

Air quality monitoring continues in Alexandra

Thursday, 1 June 2017, 3:05 pm | Otago Regional Council

Teachers and pupils at Alexandra Primary School are excited to have the Otago Regional Council’s air quality monitor for the town at its new location in the school grounds. More >>

Careerforce announces Training Excellence Awards

Thursday, 1 June 2017, 12:19 pm | Careerforce

01 June 2017 Careerforce announces Training Excellence Awards Apprentices, trainees and workplaces across New Zealand’s Hygiene, Health and Wellbeing sector are invited to take part in the 2017 Careerforce Training Excellence Awards. The Careerforce ... More >>

Robotics in action at Fieldays

Thursday, 1 June 2017, 11:22 am | University of Waikato

At this year’s NZ Agricultural Fieldays, horticultural robotics will be on display at the University of Waikato’s stand. Tauranga-based company Robotics Plus will have their latest prototype of the Autonomous Mobile Multi-purpose Platform (AMMP) ... More >>

Simply applicable apprentice app

Thursday, 1 June 2017, 11:04 am | Otago Polytech

Keeping tabs on apprentice learning just got a lot easier thanks to a new app modified at Otago Polytechnic. The Otago Polytechnic ITAB App allows apprentices to record text and photos while they work then report directly back to their employer. Until ... More >>

FMB Reynolds Law Scholarship awarded to Alison Chamberlain

Thursday, 1 June 2017, 9:51 am | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Auckland solicitor Alison Chamberlain has been awarded the 2017 FMB Reynolds Scholarship in Law which will see her carrying our post-graduate study towards a Bachelor of Civil Law at the prestigious University of Oxford. More >>

Authenticity is the key to NZ tourism success

Thursday, 1 June 2017, 9:45 am | Ara Institute

Ara Institute of Canterbury has introduced a new Bachelor of International Tourism and Hospitality Management to help the tourism sector ensure that the growing number of international visitors to New Zealand have world class and authentic experiences ... More >>

Almost Half of Tertiary Students have a Vision Condition

Wednesday, 31 May 2017, 7:09 pm | Joint Press Release

Almost Half of Tertiary Students have a Vision Condition - New Study Almost half of tertiary students examined by a team of optometrists were found to have an undiagnosed vision condition according to new data gathered at Massey University. More >>

University of Otago Centre for the Book Call for Papers

Wednesday, 31 May 2017, 10:21 am | University of Otago

The University of Otago Centre for the Book is pleased to announce our sixth annual research symposium. In 2017, we are teaming up with Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature to offer a 3-day extravaganza engagement with books and culture. More >>

Technology, culture & future-focused education

Wednesday, 31 May 2017, 9:47 am | CORE Education

CORE Education ’s Alex Hotere-Barnes has been selected as the opening speaker at the NZTech Advance Education Technology Summit on 26-27 June in Auckland to an audience of principals, assistant principals, technology teachers and e-learning ... More >>

ICT Students Recognised by Intergen

Tuesday, 30 May 2017, 4:43 pm | Weltec

Aleisha Perry, Hyuck Yim and Nicole Priddey received industry recognition today when they received top ICT student awards at a ceremony held at the Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) in front of more than sixty programming students. More >>

Partnership in Shanghai goes from strength to strength

Tuesday, 30 May 2017, 1:42 pm | University of Waikato

The University of Waikato and Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) marked more than 20 years of partnership this month with the announcement of a joint Research Centre that will focus on China and Oceania Studies, further enhancing research collaboration ... More >>

Seminar series on how to raise financially savvy kids

Tuesday, 30 May 2017, 12:09 pm | Bloom PR

A seminar series to help parents raise money-wise kids is set to kick off in June. More >>

UC joins the Bio-Protection Research Centre

Tuesday, 30 May 2017, 11:12 am | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury has officially become a partner in the Bio-Protection Research Centre. More >>

Teachers believe they can do more with digital technologies

Tuesday, 30 May 2017, 10:48 am | NZ Council for Educational Research

Teachers believe digital technologies can have benefits for children’s learning, enabling deeper learning experiences and helping children with additional learning needs. But the use of digital technologies for learning varies across classrooms, ... More >>

Otago Apprentice builds his way to the top

Tuesday, 30 May 2017, 9:08 am | Otago Polytech

Otago Apprentice builds his way to the top “There’s no prize that could mean more to me than the Ken Reed Trophy!” Dunedin apprentice and Otago Polytechnic graduate, Chris McLean, is over the moon about winning the national 2017 NZ Certified ... More >>

Script to Screen partners with Australia's Compton School

Monday, 29 May 2017, 3:03 pm | Script to Screen

Script to Screen has partnered with Australia’s Compton School to deliver a new programme for New Zealand filmmakers. More >>

Partnership to enhance interactive online driving programmes

Monday, 29 May 2017, 10:59 am | University of Waikato

The University of Waikato and eDrive Solutions (trading as Fleetcoach) have announced a new partnership that will increase opportunities for safer driving in New Zealand and Australia. More >>

Corrections welcomes signing of joint education agreement

Friday, 26 May 2017, 2:40 pm | Department Of Corrections

Corrections Chief Executive Ray Smith has welcomed the Tertiary Education Commission’s (TEC) re-commitment to work with his department providing access to quality education for prisoners and helping reduce re-offending. More >>

Affirming diverse sexualities and genders in schools

Friday, 26 May 2017, 12:13 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

The PPTA is launching an updated and refreshed set of guidelines for schools to help them create a safe and affirming environment for all students. PPTA believes that gender and sexuality should never be barriers to student engagement and achievement. More >>

Open Polytechnic congratulates 2017 graduates

Friday, 26 May 2017, 10:19 am | Open Polytechnic

The Open Polytechnic held the last of its nationwide graduation ceremonies for the year in Wellington this week [23 May] with students from a wide range of diploma and degree subjects receiving their hard earned qualifications. More >>

Budget 2017 cuts funding for children in ECE

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 4:33 pm | Early Childhood Council

Budget 2017 has stripped funding from children in early childhood education for the seventh year in a row, says New Zealand’s largest representative body of licensed early childhood centres. More >>

No real commitment to great universities

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 4:25 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Vice-Chancellors say that while the government has invested heavily in some aspects of New Zealand’s future it is yet to show a commitment to creating the great universities that will be central to the country’s future. More >>

Education budget a timid sprinkling of coins

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 3:54 pm | PPTA

“Secondary teachers who were hopeful for an education budget that looked to and planned for the future, for children and for teachers were disappointed today”, PPTA president Jack Boyle says. More >>

Host Families Needed in July 2017 - Community Call Out

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 4:40 pm | Student Exchange Australia New Zealand

This July, we will be receiving exchange students from Finland, Germany, Italy and Sweden. Our new arrivals will live with a host family and attend a local school for 3, 5 or 10 months. We are urgently seeking suitable families who might be interested ... More >>

Waikato University strengthens ties with China

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 3:59 pm | University of Waikato

The University of Waikato has further strengthened its ground-breaking partnership with Zhejiang University City College (ZUCC) in Hangzhou, China this month, with the launch of a new joint institute that will see Waikato’s world-class degrees ... More >>

Adult and Community Education (ACE) Conference, June 13-15

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 3:00 pm | ACE Aotearoa

Community educators will gather at Te Wharewaka o Pōneke, June 13-15 to examine how ready, relevant and globally focused they are to meet the needs of adult learners in a fast changing world. More >>

Tairua School students win Best Community Action Project

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 2:56 pm | Tairua School

THEIR efforts to help their community take action against marine pollution has earned two Tairua School students the chance to snorkel the infamous Poor Knights Islands, one of the best diving sites in the world. More >>

Marsden students learn sign language

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 12:33 pm | Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

In recognition of New Zealand Sign Language Week recently Samuel Marsden Collegiate School Preschool and Primary School students held a concert completely in New Zealand Sign Language for honoured guest Darryl Alexander. Darryl is a sign language teacher, ... More >>

Fellowship caps PhD graduation celebrations

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 12:28 pm | Massey University

It will be a double celebration for emergency management specialist Sara McBride who is conferred with her doctorate at Massey University Graduation ceremonies in Wellington on Thursday. More >>

Overcrowded schools highlight chronic underfunding

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 11:20 am | NZEI

The revelation that hundreds of schools are overcrowded has again highlighted the need for a huge increase in education funding, and shown that the data-focused government is not even getting the basics right. More >>

Truck safety a welcome addition to school curriculum

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 11:12 am | Road Transport Forum

Road Transport Forum Chief Executive Ken Shirley has welcomed a new school curriculum resource developed to help teach safety around trucks. The new curriculum resource was developed by NZTA with input from the Road Transport Forum and is designed to ... More >>

Blogging beating the “summer learning” slump

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 10:12 am | University of Auckland

A research project has found that children who blogged about their summer holidays had less of a “summer slump” in their reading and writing skills than those who didn’t. Evidence has shown that the “summer slump” impacts children’s learning ... More >>

Chance for Minister to Back Students as He Backs Corporates

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 8:55 am | Aotearoa Students' Alliance

A policy change sought by students would only cost the Government a fraction of what it dishes out each year to its favourite businesses, according to the Aotearoa Students’ Alliance. More >>

Awanuiārangi celebrates graduation

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 5:23 pm | Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

More than 200 Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi graduands will receive their degrees and certificates during a formal graduation ceremony to be held in Whakatāne on Friday, 26 May. More >>

Students use design thinking to solve industry problems

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 5:17 pm | Waikato Institute Of Technology

Making breakfast and keeping the coffee coming for a room full of industry partners and Wintec staff was one of the easier challenges given to the first intake of students at Wintec’s Design Hub. More >>

Unitec Theatre - The 2017 Shakespeare Season

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 5:12 pm | Unitec

This year, the graduating third year students at Unitec’s Performing & Screen Arts/Creative Industries will perform: ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL Directed by Paul Gittins More >>

Navigating the complex world of sex for Sāmoan youth

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 3:39 pm | Massey University

Sexual health is not an easy conversation topic in any culture but a new study by Massey University is urging those working with Pasifika youth to recognise the complex cultural contexts they live in to ensure the message gets through. More >>

Milestone for Regional Cooking Competition

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 10:57 am | Eastern Institute of Technology

Former EIT students John Bland and Stacey McCann have good reason to be toasting the Hawke’s Bay Salon Culinaire’s upcoming 10th anniversary. More >>

Billion dollar boost for education so every child can fly

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 9:09 am | NZEI

A billion dollar boost is needed in Budget 2017 to preserve public education and ensure every child has the support they need to learn, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. More >>

Lower South Island ECE Centres Sold to Evolve Group

Monday, 22 May 2017, 4:56 pm | Little Wonders Childcare

Little Wonders Childcare Group has entered a contract with Evolve Education Group Limited (Evolve) for the sale of six early childhood education (ECE) centres. More >>

Support Staff need our Support

Monday, 22 May 2017, 3:26 pm | Te Akatea NZ Maori Principals' Association

Te Akatea NZ Maori Principals adds their voice to the growing number of educational groups that is calling on the government to provide a significant funding increase for school support staff. More >>

Students experiment with aquaculture science

Friday, 19 May 2017, 1:53 pm | Cawthron Institute

This month, nearly 200 biology students swapped their textbooks for lab coats to gain practical science experience at the Cawthron Aquaculture Park as part of Year 13 mussel biology workshops. More >>

QTI endorses closure of below-standard tertiary provider

Friday, 19 May 2017, 12:32 pm | Quality Tertiary Institutions

Quality Tertiary Institutions (Nga Wananga Kounga), a key private tertiary education sector peak body, has welcomed the Government’s decision to close down the deeply troubled Linguis International Institute by cancelling its registration due to persistent ... More >>

Massey-China language centre boosts Mandarin momentum

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 4:46 pm | Massey University

The development of innovative online Chinese language programmes for learners across the Pacific region is at the heart of a new partnership between Massey University and Beijing Language and Culture University. More >>

KINGS returns to school for Oompher Web Series Two launch

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 4:17 pm | Careers New Zealand

Oompher’s latest web series was launched to 1,000 students at Northcote College in Auckland today with an exclusive screening, Q & A session and guest appearance by local musician and alumni, KINGS. More >>

EIT graduate wins coveted national technology award

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 3:08 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

EIT screen production graduate Aliesha Staples is back in the spotlight with her recent NZ Hi-Tech award – one of the technology sector’s most sought-after accolades. More >>

Campaign to protect public tertiary education

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 2:38 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Staff, students and representatives of the local community will come together tomorrow at the Ara Institute of Canterbury to launch the TEU’s campaign to protect quality public tertiary education from a controversial law prioritising for-profit providers. More >>

Increase government support to stop students going hungry

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 2:36 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Students at Unitec are regularly going without food or other necessities because they cannot afford them, according to a survey of students by the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA). More >>

NMIT to better serve student community with ebs solution

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 1:28 pm | Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) has implemented a new student management system, Tribal Group’s ebs solution to better serve its student community. More >>

School of Construction Receives Education Design Award

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 12:34 pm | Weltec

The Wellington Regional School of Construction has been recognised by the New Zealand Institute of Architects at the Wellington Architecture Awards. The new building received the sole award in the education category at a ceremony in Wellington last night. More >>

Careers Expo for South Canterbury

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 12:06 pm | Ara Institute

Careers Expo for South Canterbury The Careers Expo at the Southern Events Centre in Timaru on 22 and 23 May brings the region’s tertiary training providers together under one roof, giving learners the chance to ask questions about study pathways ... More >>



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