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Canadian university honours former Otago Vice-Chancellor

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 11:03 am | University of Otago

Canada’s Queen’s University will next month confer the honorary degree of Doctor of Science on former University of Otago Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir David Skegg. More >>

Heat is on cooking students at Salon Culinaire

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 1:57 pm | Ara Institute

The pressure will be on when cooking and hospitality students compete live at the Southern Lights Salon Culinaire Saturday 20 May. This is an annual competition, organised by Ara Institute of Canterbury, Otago Polytechnic Cromwell and the Southern Institute ... More >>

Long-term teacher supply issues remain

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 1:33 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

New government measures to increase teacher supply have addressed some concerns in the sector, but housing, transport and income solutions are essential for long-term results. More >>

New appointment for the University of Otago in Tairāwhiti

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 12:08 pm | University of Otago

Dr Diana Kopua (nee Rangihuna) has been appointed to the new part-time role of Associate Dean, Tairāwhiti, by the University of Otago, Wellington. She will be providing support for all University of Otago students in the Tairāwhiti (Gisborne) region, ... More >>

University of Auckland pioneers online credentials

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 10:09 am | University of Auckland

University of Auckland pioneers online credentials to support student mobility In a New Zealand first, the University of Auckland has launched a secure online credentials service. More >>

No Surprise 90,000 Young People Not Studying or Working

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 9:32 am | Aotearoa Students' Alliance

That nearly 90,000 young people are not in employment, education or training (NEET) is yet another symptom of rising living costs and insufficient government support for students, according to the Aotearoa Students’ Alliance. “For a decade, the ... More >>

Rangi Ruru Director of Music Recognised With Award

Tuesday, 16 May 2017, 4:29 pm | Rangi Ruru Girls' School

The Director of Music at Rangi Ruru, Janet Kingsbury, has received an award for her outstanding contribution to music. More >>

Gate Pa Kindergarten to close

Tuesday, 16 May 2017, 4:17 pm | Inspired Kindergartens

The Board of Inspired Kindergartens regrets to advise that Gate Pa Kindergarten will close at the end of Term 2 (7 July 2017) following a period of consultation with families and staff. Families were advised of the decision this afternoon. More >>

Massey helps transform education in remote Tokelau

Tuesday, 16 May 2017, 3:21 pm | Massey University

Massey University researchers are helping to modernise education on one of the planet’s remotest places. More >>

New trail brings maths to life

Tuesday, 16 May 2017, 12:02 pm | University of Waikato

A new trail designed to help people appreciate maths in their daily lives will be launched on the University of Waikato’s Hamilton campus on 26 May. More >>

New Chatbot for Problems at School

Monday, 15 May 2017, 5:25 pm | Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley

Community Law Wellington has launched a chatbot for problems at school. Wagbot is a chatbot that knows the answers to many questions about problems parents and students have with schools in Aotearoa. You can chat to Wagbot here: . More >>

Hutt Valley STEMM event explores digital learning

Monday, 15 May 2017, 2:48 pm | Open Polytechnic

Open Polytechnic hosted a technology focused event called ‘Bring your science teacher to breakfast’ on Friday [12 May,7.30-8.30am] at its Lower Hutt campus, as part of the 2017 Hutt STEMM Festival. More >>

Students ask: “what makes someone a ‘kiwi’”?

Sunday, 14 May 2017, 9:17 pm | New Zealand Baha'i Community

Students from around the country have asked kiwis to stand up against racism and reconsider what it means to be a New Zealander. More >>

Te Kura prepared to be country’s first COOL

Friday, 12 May 2017, 3:39 pm | Te Kura

Te Kura is closer to becoming New Zealand’s first Community of Online Learning with the passing of the Education (Update) Amendment Bill’s third and final reading in Parliament. More >>

School Trustees conference returns to the South

Friday, 12 May 2017, 3:17 pm | NZ School Trustees Association

New Zealand’s largest education conference is gearing up to be held in Dunedin from 14 to 16 July - this is the first time, since the 2011 earthquake closed the Christchurch Convention Centre, to be held in the South Island. More >>

Whitireia And WelTec Celebrate Student Success

Friday, 12 May 2017, 1:49 pm | WelTec and Whitireia

The culmination of 100 students’ academic endeavour will be recognised today at a graduation ceremony hosted by WelTec and Whitireia New Zealand at the Auckland Town Hall. More >>

Scholarships respond to need for more Māori in health careers

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 5:01 pm | Wintec

Ten Wintec students have received Dame Te Ātairangikaahu nursing scholarships from Wintec and the Māori King’s Office to encourage more Waikato-Tainui people into health careers. More >>

Prestigious Girdlers’ Scholarship awarded to Hamish Thomas

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 4:16 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Hamish Thomas, aged 17 from Christchurch, has been awarded the prestigious Girdlers’ Scholarship which will see him study Natural Sciences, specialising in genetics, at the University of Cambridge. More >>

Scholarship for outstanding women lawyers announced

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 3:42 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

The 2017 New Zealand Law Foundation Ethel Benjamin scholarship for outstanding women lawyers has been awarded to Johanna McDavitt. More >>

University of Waikato hosts environmental film evening

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 3:25 pm | University of Waikato

As part of a larger commitment to waste reduction, the University of Waikato’s Eco Emporium will be running events to promote tangible, positive solutions for environmental issues. More >>

Geography students to learn first-hand about South Dunedin

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 12:31 pm | Otago Regional Council

Students from Kings High School and Bayfield High School will get to whet their appetites for natural science with an opportunity for hands-on learning about the geography and hydrology of South Dunedin. More >>

Foundation North provides Scholarship support for youth

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 12:22 pm | Spirit of Adventure Trust

The Spirit of Adventure Trust is delighted to announce the funding support approved by Foundation North of $100,000.00 towards Youth Scholarships. More >>

University of Auckland recognises best PhD research

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 10:43 am | University of Auckland

From El Niños to alcohol use to the aesthetics of time, the five best doctoral theses written at the University of Auckland in 2016 have been named. The Vice-Chancellor’s Prize for Best Doctoral Thesis is awarded to the five most exceptional theses successfully ... More >>

Freemasons give, scholars receive

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 9:36 am | Freemasons

Completing their university degrees, 29 of the country’s top students have today (subs 10 May) been awarded Freemasons scholarships totalling $202,000. Distinguished Professor, neuroscientist and Freemason Sir Richard Faull presented the scholarships ... More >>

A new scholarship championing top grades and good deeds

Wednesday, 10 May 2017, 5:01 pm | Freemasons

Veterinary students studying at Massey University have reason to smile with the announcement of a new scholarship that acknowledges consistently high grades, completing a degree and voluntary involvement in their local communities. More >>

Quiz the tutors at Careers Expo

Wednesday, 10 May 2017, 4:28 pm | Ara Institute

Christchurch Careers Expo, 11-13 May at Horncastle Arena, is a golden opportunity to find out about study options by talking to actual tutors and getting to know organisations first hand. More >>

$40,000 reason to smile for veterinary scholars

Wednesday, 10 May 2017, 3:53 pm | Massey University

Veterinary students studying at Massey University have reason to smile with the announcement of a new scholarship that acknowledges consistently high grades, completing a degree and voluntary involvement in their local communities. More >>

Charter schools a huge distraction that aren't helping Maori

Wednesday, 10 May 2017, 12:35 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa is calling for an end to the charter school experiment, and for all political parties to meet with education experts and agree on what's needed to improve education for all Maori and Pasifika children. More >>

Professor Emeritus honoured by NZOC

Wednesday, 10 May 2017, 11:07 am | Massey University

Professor Emeritus Gary Hermansson from the School of Sport and Exercise has been honoured for his service to the Olympic and Commonwealth Games. More >>

Summit called to demand inclusive education for every child

Wednesday, 10 May 2017, 10:24 am | NZEI

A lack of government funding and support for children with disabilities or additional learning needs has prompted educators, people with disabilities and their families and advocates to hold an inclusive education national summit in Wellington this week. More >>

Top marks for tertiary provider

Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 3:46 pm | PORSE

Learn how to give your child, or the children in your care, the best start in life by enrolling in the PORSE Level 3 Certificate. More >>

Bioengineering researchers showcase work

Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 3:28 pm | University of Auckland

Researchers from the University of Auckland’s Bioengineering Institute (ABI) will step outside their laboratories tomorrow and spend a day with 40 Year nine and ten pupils at Ngā Taiātea School in Hamilton. They will work hands-on with students ... More >>

Computer science leads to child’s te reo play

Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 1:59 pm | Massey University

Computer science leads to child’s te reo play Giving up your job to follow your dream is never an easy path, but for Massey University alumni James Porter,Te Ātiawa/Ngāti Kahu/Ngāpuhi, the opportunity to help his children and thousands like them has proved ... More >>

Southland Regional Finalists in Education Excellence Awards

Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 12:29 pm | Ministry of Education

Invercargill Middle School is among the finalists at the 2017 Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards. More >>

Horowhenua Regional Finalists in Education Excellence Awards

Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 12:27 pm | Ministry of Education

Levin’s Horowhenua College is among the finalists at the 2017 Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards. More >>

Hawkes Bay Regional Finalists in Education Excellence Awards

Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 12:25 pm | Ministry of Education

Napier’s William Colenso College is among the finalists in three out of four categories at the 2017 Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards. More >>

Canterbury Regional Finalists in Education Excellence Awards

Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 12:20 pm | Ministry of Education

Christchurch-based Halswell Primary School is among the finalists at the 2017 Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards. More >>

BOP Regional Finalists in PM’s Education Excellence Awards

Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 12:18 pm | Ministry of Education

Two Bay of Plenty early learning services and one secondary school are among the finalists at the 2017 Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards. More >>

Education bill puts politics ahead of children

Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 12:18 pm | NZEI

Concerns of educators have been ignored, as the government pushes through education legislation that appears to be based on political objectives and cost saving, rather than what is best for children. More >>

Auckland Regional Finalists in PM’s Education Awards

Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 12:16 pm | Ministry of Education

Two Auckland schools and the Auckland Kindergarten Association are among the finalists at the 2017 Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards. More >>

Minister must review pressure to pass crisis

Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 9:55 am | Tertiary Education Union

National’s approach to tertiary education is putting staff under immense pressure to pass students and must be the subject of a thorough sector-wide review before further changes are enshrined in law, the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) said today. More >>

Mother and daughter graduate as teachers

Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 9:41 am | University of Auckland

Gaining a degree was a family affair for Te Awatea Rangiuaia-Carter, who was one of five from the same whanau to graduate on the same day, all with degrees in education from the University of Auckland. More >>

STEMM Festival

Monday, 8 May 2017, 4:03 pm | Open Polytechnic

Welcome back to the humanities - Professor says STEMM skills mean little without communication, collaboration skills. More >>

Queen Margaret College Opens New Playground

Monday, 8 May 2017, 3:30 pm | Queen Margaret College

Queen Margaret College was a hive of excitement this week at the opening of its new and improved Junior School playground. More >>

Third medical school a waste of taxpayers’ money

Monday, 8 May 2017, 1:46 pm | Professor Stuart McCutcheon

The Vice-Chancellor of Auckland University says that the third medical school originally proposed for Wellington and now proposed for Hamilton and the Waikato would be a huge waste of taxpayers’ money. Professor Stuart McCutcheon says, “The proposal ... More >>

Second year success for Rams Academy

Monday, 8 May 2017, 1:24 pm | Massey University

Students from seven Auckland secondary schools attended Massey University’s second Rams Academy Holiday Programme in Albany recently. Rams is an initiative from Massey’s Student Recruitment team designed to encourage students passionate about sport to ... More >>

‘Feeding the Roots’ supports Pāsifika student engagement

Monday, 8 May 2017, 12:55 pm | Massey University

Teachers of intermediate-aged Pāsifika students are being encouraged to include more cultural components into their teaching to ensure young adolescents stay engaged with learning throughout secondary school. More >>

Latest report another charter school white-wash

Friday, 5 May 2017, 7:37 pm | PPTA

Latest report another charter school white-wash The second charter school report, released today, is more of a public-relations exercise than rigorous evaluation. The government contracted a consultancy firm for $375,000 to evaluate charter schools, ... More >>

Universities high performing but underfunded

Friday, 5 May 2017, 4:43 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

The latest rankings show that New Zealand has an efficient, high-performing university sector that is struggling to maintain its place in the world against a backdrop of underfunding. More >>

Classes to help older adults improve their cooking skills

Friday, 5 May 2017, 1:25 pm | Selwyn Foundation

A free, four-week ‘JUST COOK 4 Healthy Ageing’ course designed to encourage older people to improve their skills, motivation or confidence around cooking will be held at St Paul’s Anglican Church in Milford, from Friday, 19 May, and at St Luke’s ... More >>

Well known Māori musician and haemophiliac graduates

Friday, 5 May 2017, 10:22 am | University of Auckland

Whainoa Te Wiata, who has to inject himself everyday with a clotting agent to control his severe haemophilia A, graduates from the University of Auckland today with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Linguistics and Māori. More >>

Calling all teachers – get ready for digital

Thursday, 4 May 2017, 4:51 pm | OMGTech

Teaching the teachers comes to cities and towns around the country as New Zealand prepares for next year’s digital technology curriculum change. More >>

NCEA target ditched, good news for real learning

Thursday, 4 May 2017, 4:05 pm | PPTA

Secondary teachers around the country will be breathing sighs of relief as they hear the news that the 85 percent target for NCEA level 2 has been scrapped, says PPTA president Jack Boyle. “The government’s 85 percent target was an arbitrary ... More >>

A cautious approach to supporting oral language needed

Thursday, 4 May 2017, 1:36 pm | New Zealand Kindergartens

New Zealand Kindergartens Te Pūtahi Kura Puhou o Aotearoa (NZK) welcomes the additional $6 million over the next four years to support children’s oral language learning but urges caution in its approach. More >>

Mum, I’m going to university!

Thursday, 4 May 2017, 12:59 pm | University of Waikato

In 2013 Maryjane Pulham took a deep breath and made the decision to tackle a Bachelor of Arts degree, a decision made just two weeks before the semester began. On Friday, she celebrates her graduation – and triumph over clinical depression – at the ... More >>

How to learn? A Discussion on Emerging Curatorial Education

Thursday, 4 May 2017, 12:57 pm | Enjoy Art Gallery

With consideration to the development of postgraduate programmes in art curatorship, increased competition for curatorial internships and a growing number of workshops and intensives on the subject, Enjoy is pleased to present a discussion on current ... More >>

Creative practice PhD assists ecosanctuary

Thursday, 4 May 2017, 12:26 pm | University of Auckland

Architectural Designer Sarosh Mulla graduates this week with the first Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture with Creative Practice Component from the University of Auckland, and the knowledge that he has contributed to one of the country’s ecosanctuaries. More >>

Our kindergartens are under threat

Thursday, 4 May 2017, 11:12 am | ChildForum

Parents and early childhood experts are calling for the government to put the “free” back into kindergarten and ensure kindergarten associations do not alter features consistent with the high quality model of education for children that kindergarten ... More >>

New Minister of Education off to a fantastic start

Wednesday, 3 May 2017, 4:08 pm | NZSTA

Education Minister Nikki Kaye is off to a fantastic start, with the announcement of an extra $68.8m to support vulnerable children and their families, says Lorraine Kerr, President of New Zealand School Trustee Association (NZSTA). More >>

New education targets a disaster for children

Wednesday, 3 May 2017, 4:03 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

New "Better Public Performance" targets for achievement in mathematics and writing are a disaster for children that will put more pressure on them and their teachers, and further stifle quality public education, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. More >>



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