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Work with us to change tertiary education to benefit of all

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 5:06 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Government plans announced today to build a truly inclusive, accessible and high quality public education system, overhauling the way future generations of Kiwis are taught, will require government, staff, students, iwi, and community groups working ... More >>

Governments education work programme welcomed

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 3:58 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Universities New Zealand says the Government’s release of more detail of its education portfolio work programme for the next three years is welcome, and it comes at an important time for a system under pressure from a long-term decline in real per-student ... More >>

New Partnership promotes Māori legal scholarship

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 1:44 pm | Nga Pae o te Maramatanga

Tēnā koutou katoa The inaugural Borrin Foundation - Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) Summer Legal Research Internship awards were announced at the Supreme Court in Wellington, at yesterday’s launch event for the Michael and Suzanne Borrin Foundation. ... More >>

NZ Kindergartens: A new agenda welcomed

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 1:19 pm | New Zealand Kindergartens

A new agenda welcomed “We welcome the government’s agenda for education” said Clare Wells, Chief Executive NZ Kindergartens. “We need to be ambitious for children. Refocusing our energies to ensure everyone has access to high quality education regardless ... More >>

Multi-media French artist takes up residency

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 11:01 am | Massey University

Installation and sculptural French artist Chloe Quenum is Te Whare Hēra’s 2018 international artist in residence. More >>

Partnership schools thriving despite uncertain future

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 10:49 am | E Tipu e Rea

New Zealand’s partnership schools have full to overflowing rolls at the start of the new academic year, despite an uncertain future. More >>

Educators welcome reforms but need close consultation

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 9:51 am | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Educators will need to be consulted heavily if the overhaul of education announced by Education Minister Chris Hipkins today is to be successful. More >>

University of Auckland opens new innovation hub

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 8:43 am | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland today launches the Unleash Space, a new innovation and entrepreneurship hub to grow ideas into ventures More >>

RoboPā gains further funding to engage Māori youth

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 6:41 pm | Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

A robotics initiative by Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi has been awarded increased funding to support the growth of computational thinking among Māori students in the Gisborne, Bay of Plenty, Auckland and Northland regions. More >>

Bay of Plenty receives campus status

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 2:18 pm | University of Auckland

The success of the Bay of Plenty District Health Board (DHB) as a teaching and research facility for the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences has resulted in it officially becoming a Clinical Campus. More >>

Auckland University welcomes leader in Augmented Reality

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 12:20 pm | University of Auckland

One of the world’s pioneers in researching and commercialising Augmented Reality (AR) will join the University of Auckland under the Entrepreneurial Universities programme established by the previous government. More >>

Celebrate the first North Asia CAPE Maori Business Scholars

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 11:19 am | North Asia CAPE

North Asia CAPE Māori Business Scholars offer valuable insights from immersion experience in Taipei More >>

Council launches Hutt Science initiative in Upper Hutt

Monday, 19 February 2018, 9:00 pm | Upper Hutt City Council

The Hutt Science programme for primary and intermediate schools is now available in Upper Hutt, thanks to initial funding from Upper Hutt City Council. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 19 FEB 2018— Hutt Science, which has been successfully operating ... More >>

Students devote summer to real world research

Monday, 19 February 2018, 12:05 pm | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland’s youngest researchers are nearing the end of a summer spent taking on real-life research under the guidance of leading academics. More >>

Te Wharekura o Mauao appoints Matua Heywood Kuka

Friday, 16 February 2018, 6:28 pm | Te Wharekura o Mauao

MEDIA STATEMENT On behalf of Te Wharekura o Mauao 16 February 2018 Te Wharekura o Mauao appoints Matua Heywood Kuka as its new Tumuaki Te Wharekura o Mauao has confirmed Matua Heywood Kuka has been appointed as the Maori immersion school’s new Tumuaki ... More >>

Celebrations in Tairua as long awaited new classrooms open

Friday, 16 February 2018, 3:44 pm | Tairua School

The Tairua community came together today (Friday) to officially open and bless the school’s long-awaited new flexible learning space. More >>

2018 Mito Scholarship Recipients Announced

Friday, 16 February 2018, 1:35 pm | MITO

2018 Mito Scholarship Recipients Announced 49 outstanding individuals have been awarded 2018 MITO scholarships to help further their careers. More >>

Unitec to introduce Gender Affirmation Policy

Friday, 16 February 2018, 12:19 pm | UNITEC

Auckland, 15 February, 2018 – Unitec Institute of Technology is the first tertiary provider in New Zealand to introduce a Gender Affirmation Policy in recognition of both staff and students who undertake a gender affirmation process while they are ... More >>

Companion robots could help our rural schools

Thursday, 15 February 2018, 10:40 am | University of Auckland

Companion robots could be used in rural schools to help motivate students to study science and technology, and to provide comfort, according to University of Auckland research. The study, How Could Companion Robots Be Useful in Rural Schools , has ... More >>

Kindergartens agree learning support services are in crisis

Thursday, 15 February 2018, 9:44 am | Whanau Manaaki Kindergartens

Whānau Manaaki Kindergartens agrees with school principals that the Ministry of Education’s learning support service is in crisis. More >>

Young coders to school Digital Nations Conference delegates

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 10:23 am | Code Club Aotearoa

During their lunch break, tech leaders, social innovators, government officials, and future thinkers at the Digital Nations 2030 conference will get schooled. Twenty kids from Code Club Aotearoa will take delegates through a lesson in Scratch, a programming ... More >>

Blooming fabulous sunflowers!

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 4:44 pm | Daltons Sunflowers in Kindergartens

There were big blooming smiles today at two lucky kindergartens who were announced as winners in the Daltons Late Bloomers Awards, which is part of the popular Daltons Sunflowers in Kindergartens Project. The kindergartens were bestowed the Late Bloomers ... More >>

UC student-entrepreneur Summer Startup winners announced

Monday, 12 February 2018, 3:48 pm | University of Canterbury

This year’s winning startup ventures created by keen young University of Canterbury student entrepreneurs have been chosen at the recent EY Summer Startup Annual Showcase. More >>

Students to help drive participation in school sport

Monday, 12 February 2018, 12:01 pm | Sport Bay of Plenty

Sport Bay of Plenty is putting the call out for young leaders with an interest in sport to apply for a newly established Sports Council. More >>

An Inside Look At The Human Body

Friday, 9 February 2018, 4:06 pm | Life Education Trust

First of its kind, internationally acclaimed exhibition featuring real human bodies is landing in Auckland on 23 April 2018. Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS Vital is set to be an educational eye opener. More >>

Enthusiasm for STEM Sparks Early Among Girls in Asia Pacific

Friday, 9 February 2018, 3:11 pm | Mastercard

Auckland, New Zealand – 9 February 2018: Ahead of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Mastercard research has found an encouraging number of girls and young women have a passion for STEM. More >>

Changes at Open Polytechnic to benefit learners

Friday, 9 February 2018, 2:38 pm | Open Polytechnic

Open Polytechnic Media release: Immediate Date: 9 February 2018 Changes at Open Polytechnic to benefit learners The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand has today [9 February] announced it will be making organisational changes designed to enhance ... More >>

Ensuring the best for children in ECE

Friday, 9 February 2018, 1:34 pm | New Zealand Kindergartens

Ensuring the best for children in ECE “The release of the latest Childcare Survey is timely” said Clare Wells, Chief Executive NZ Kindergartens. The survey shows just under 300,000 children have formal childcare arrangements, attending services ... More >>

Giving Kiwis An Educational Tour Of The Human Body

Friday, 9 February 2018, 10:41 am | BODY WORLDS Vital

• Dr. Gunther von Hagens’ internationally acclaimed exhibition lands in New Zealand for the first time • More than 50 New Zealand schools sign up for educational experience at health and wellness exhibit • Eye-opening event gives Kiwis an inside look at ... More >>

Fact Checker: David Seymour and his charter school “facts”

Friday, 9 February 2018, 10:34 am | Save Our Schools NZ

David Seymour needs a reality check if he thinks that charter schools are not in trouble overseas. More >>

NZEI welcomes review of cohort entry

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 6:14 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Starting school at four years old was never in a child’s best interest, says NZEI Te Riu Roa. More >>

Award winning Biomedical Scientist appointed to Assoc Dean

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 4:11 pm | University of Otago

Dr Dianne Sika-Paotonu has been appointed to the role of Associate Dean (Pacific) at the University of Otago, Wellington (UOW). Dr Sika-Paotonu is the first Tongan and Pacific biomedical scientist to be appointed to this role within the Division ... More >>

Charter school removal a great day

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 2:48 pm | PPTA

Students, teachers and parents will all benefit from the government’s decision to back public education in New Zealand by removing the legislation that created charter schools. More >>

Charter schools - a failed, expensive experiment

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 2:26 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa has welcomed the Education Amendment Bill released today which will bring charter schools back into the state school system. More >>

NZ creative schools make top international animation list

Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 2:33 pm | New Education group

The top 100 International Animation schools list has been released and two of New Education group’s creative colleges, Yoobee School of Design and Animation College have featured. More >>

Tourism hotspot campus to provide in-demand hospo training

Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 2:27 pm | NZMA

With Rotorua continuing to shine as a premier tourist destination in New Zealand, NZMA will open its first campus there this month, to deliver hospitality programmes for the local community. More >>

New Head of IT Appointed at WelTec And Whitireia

Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 1:59 pm | WelTech and Whitireia

Mary Proctor has been appointed to lead Whitireia and WelTec’s IT delivery. “We are very pleased to announce that Mary Proctor is the new Head of the School of IT at WelTec and Whitireia,” says Chief Executive Chris Gosling. “With almost twenty ... More >>

New NMIT degree first to equip future NZ career advisors

Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 10:06 am | NMIT

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology’s (NMIT) new Bachelor of Career Development, the first degree of its kind to be offered in New Zealand, will provide its graduates with the core skills to advise people and help them achieve sustainable careers in ... More >>

New sustainability fund for Boys’ High

Monday, 5 February 2018, 5:22 pm | Sunrise Foundation

The Board of Trustees have established the Gisborne Boys’ High School Endowment Fund at the Sunrise Foundation to help provide future sustainability for the school. More >>

MITO Launches New Heavy Automotive Training Programme

Monday, 5 February 2018, 4:25 pm | MITO

MITO is pleased to launch its new training programme that leads to the New Zealand Certificate in Heavy Automotive Engineering – a new and innovative programme that enhances training opportunities in New Zealand’s heavy automotive industry. The ... More >>

Hikuwai Sounds Festival 2018 Announced

Monday, 5 February 2018, 2:26 pm | AUT Student Association

AUT’s Student Association (AUTSA) is stoked to present Hikuwai Sounds , Auckland’s newest addition to its summer festival calendar. More >>

Pacific Law, Custom and Constitutionalism Conference

Monday, 5 February 2018, 1:18 pm | Joint Press Release

Pacific Law, Custom and Constitutionalism Conference (PLCC): Part One: Samoan Traditional Leadership, Customary Land Tenure & Religious Rights More >>

Inspiration and mentor Pāpā Kū has died

Friday, 2 February 2018, 5:12 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Inspiration and mentor Pāpā Kū has died Members of Te Hautū Kahurangi (Tertiary Education Union) have paid tribute to Kukupa Tirikātene, affectionately known as Pāpā Kū, who died peacefully on January 28 at his Auckland home surrounded by ... More >>

City & Guilds Pacific Bursaries are now open

Friday, 2 February 2018, 10:51 am | City and Guilds

It is a privilege to be able to tell you about the City & Guilds Pacific bursary programme , and announce the launch of the 2018 application process. The Pacific regional bursary programme opens on the 1st February 2018, and offers financial support ... More >>

Parents should keep in contact with schools

Friday, 2 February 2018, 8:05 am | Ministry of Education

The Ministry advises parents to keep in contact with schools and early learning centres today following yesterday's severe weather that forced some closures. More >>

Nationwide spread of NZ Tertiary College graduates

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 7:40 pm | New Zealand Tertiary College

New Zealand Tertiary College has capped off a brilliant first year delivering Health and Wellbeing programs by celebrating graduates at a ceremony held at the Auckland campus yesterday. More >>

Tertiary providers renew commitment to Bay’s partnership

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 10:46 am | Joint Press Release

The Bay’s three major tertiary providers have all reaffirmed their commitment to the Bay of Plenty Tertiary Education Partnership, which aims to improve access to tertiary study and provide greater study options for students in the region. More >>

Urgent call to improve workforce literacy in New Zealand

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 10:40 am | Literacy Aotearoa

Auckland, 1 February 2018 – Five national organisations are calling for more support to improve workforce literacy and numeracy in New Zealand. Literacy Aotearoa, The Industry Training Federation (ITF), Business New Zealand, English Language Partners ... More >>

Urgent call to improve workforce literacy in New Zealand

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 10:19 am | Literacy Aotearoa

Auckland, 1 February 2018 – Five national organisations are calling for more support to improve workforce literacy and numeracy in New Zealand. Literacy Aotearoa, The Industry Training Federation (ITF), Business New Zealand, English Language Partners ... More >>

Applications Now Open

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 9:53 am | Fulbright NZ

Fulbright New Zealand General Graduate Awards are for promising New Zealand graduate students to undertake postgraduate study or research at US institutions in any field. More >>

How do good readers and spellers think about words?

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 1:20 pm | Wordchain

Literacy expert Betsy Sewell and app developers Minty Hunter and Bek Farr have pooled their talents to produce a series of New Zealand accent apps to help struggling readers and spellers. More >>

Samuel Marsden Collegiate School’s new Principal starts

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 12:26 pm | Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

Ms Narelle Umbers, Samuel Marsden Collegiate School’s new Principal, welcomes new and returning students this week. Ms Umbers is the school’s twelfth Principal and will be officially commissioned in February. “I would like to welcome everyone ... More >>

New degree goes global

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 12:09 pm | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is launching a new degree aimed at exploring and tackling the big issues in an increasingly globalised world. More >>

Children and young people share their experiences of school

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 9:47 am | NZSTA

"I am a library, quiet but filled with knowledge - it’s dumb [that I’m not asked]." More >>

Official Advice to Principals Regarding Interim Arrangement

Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 6:53 pm | Peggy Burrows

STATEMENT Peggy Burrows & Associates, Senior Associate Marlene Campbell rejects claims from a Christchurch principal that principals lacked support and direction regarding interim strategies for managing the dumping of National Standards in 2018. More >>

Principal sad if colleagues find it difficult to lead

Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 4:52 pm | Tai Tokerau Principals' Association

Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association. Principal sad if colleagues find it difficult to lead their schools. “When I hear the question “What will we replace National Standards with?”, it makes me professionally very, very sad”, said Pat Newman ... More >>

Teachers Claim Back Ownership of Their Council

Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 3:22 pm | New Zealand Principals' Federation

'The profession celebrates today's Government bill which proposes to return ownership of their professional body to them,' said Whetu Cormick, President of the New Zealand Principals' Federation (NZPF). The Government Bill proposes to change the name of ... More >>

School Year Begins Free from National Standards

Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 12:54 pm | New Zealand Principals' Federation

'It is great that schools across the country will begin the 2018 year free from the national standards millstone which has created so much anxiety,' said Whetu Cormick, President of the New Zealand Principals' Federation (NZPF). More >>

Teachers welcome changes to council

Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 12:03 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Teachers welcome the Government's decision to reinstate their right to vote for their own representatives on their professional body, education union NZEI Te Riu Roa says. More >>

Democracy returns to Education Council at last

Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 10:51 am | PPTA

Secondary teachers are starting the new school year with the good news that democracy is being restored to the Education Council. Teachers will again have the right to elect their own representatives. PPTA and teachers around the country have been campaigning ... More >>



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