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ANZ supports girls’ education with Dignity initiative

Monday, 16 April 2018, 9:16 am | ANZ Bank

ANZ is partnering with social enterprise Dignity to provide free sanitary items to girls at 23 schools in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch and 1,200 female staff members. More >>

Unitec Supports ITP Review

Friday, 13 April 2018, 3:57 pm | Unitec

[April 13, 2018] - New Zealand’s largest Institute of Technology and Polytechnic (ITP), Unitec, is supportive of the Institutes of Technology and Polytechnic Roadmap 2020 project, announced by the Minister of Education Chris Hipkins, yesterday. More >>

Complaints processes support high standards

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 3:54 pm | Early Childhood Council

The Early Childhood Council welcomes the findings of the 2016 Early Childhood Education (ECE) Complaint and Incidents Report, and is pleased to note New Zealand continues to have a high standard for early childhood education. More >>

Dunedin school joins appetite for food-focused teaching

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 3:17 pm | Young Farmers

A range of new teaching resources are giving secondary school students a taste of the opportunities and challenges facing New Zealand’s food producers. More >>

ECE complaints data released

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 1:45 pm | Ministry of Education

A new report released today by the Ministry of Education provides greater transparency and additional information to parents, says Deputy Secretary Sector Enablement and Support Katrina Casey. More >>

Kiwi teachers awarded for future-focused education

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 1:28 pm | The Mind Lab

Kiwi teachers awarded for bringing future-focused education to students The Mind Lab by Unitec and NEXT Foundation have awarded two Kiwi teachers for their efforts in bringing a future-forward perspective to education in their schools. Auckland, ... More >>

New NZMA Trades Campus to Address Skills Shortage

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 3:19 pm | New Zealand Management Academies

New NZMA Trades Campus to Address Skills Shortage 10 April 2018 – Today, the Minister for Building and Construction and Associate Education Minister, The Hon. Jenny Salesa, MP opened the newly refurbished 8000 square metres New Zealand Management Academies ... More >>

Early winter storm closes schools and ECE

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 11:49 am | Ministry of Education

The early winter storm working its way across the country has closed 10 schools and four ECE today. More >>

Scholarships doubled to help NZs primary sectors grow

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 9:43 am | GrowingNZ

Geneticists, robotics engineers, farm managers, entrepreneurs, foresters…Students wanting to use their talents to help New Zealand grow, can now search an extensive online database of scholarships to help fund their future study or training. More >>

AUT first in NZ to use Xero Lifelong Learning Platform

Monday, 9 April 2018, 3:13 pm | AUT University

AUT students are the first in New Zealand actively working on the Xero Lifelong Learning Platform (XLLP). Being the forerunner in embracing new technology in its accounting curriculum, AUT is also the first university to look at becoming a Xero education ... More >>

Another Charter School Whitewash report

Monday, 9 April 2018, 2:43 pm | Save Our Schools NZ

It is laughable that John Banks told Cabinet in July 2012 that “A strong evaluation programme will be put in place that thoroughly examines the impact and effectiveness of the first such schools. This will enable us to make informed decisions about whether ... More >>

AUT Law School opens Centre for Indigenous Rights and Law

Monday, 9 April 2018, 12:55 pm | AUT University

The AUT Law School looks to boost research into indigenous law with the opening of its Centre for Indigenous Rights and Law. More >>

Villa Disappointed in new Government's "Transparency"

Monday, 9 April 2018, 10:09 am | Villa Education Trust

One of the key platforms of the new government was to be their transparency. The Charter School situation is in the public interest, there are threats to close them and legislation before the House to do just that. More >>

NZTC early childhood education graduates celebrate

Friday, 6 April 2018, 3:52 pm | New Zealand Tertiary College

Traditional dress from all over the world met formal graduation attire at New Zealand Tertiary College’s Auckland early childhood education graduation ceremony held on Wednesday evening. More >>

Digital Futures in the Education System

Friday, 6 April 2018, 12:52 pm | Sir Peter Gluckman Chief Science Advisor

Digital Futures in the Education System: How do we know we are getting it right? More >>

Major tech competition for school students launches today

Friday, 6 April 2018, 12:46 pm | IT Professionals NZ

6 April 2018 – The IT industry is partnering with the Ministry of Education to launch an exciting new digital technology championship today, open to all New Zealand school students, and designed to encourage greater participation in digital technology. More >>

National tech competition for school students launches today

Friday, 6 April 2018, 11:47 am | Ministry of Education

Deputy Secretary Early Learning and Student Achievement Ellen MacGregor-Reid welcomes the launch of an exciting new digital technologies championship today. This will be open to all New Zealand school students, and designed to encourage greater participation ... More >>

First King Country school takes part in 100 schools project

Friday, 6 April 2018, 9:49 am | New Zealand Young Farmers

Students are learning how DNA testing and artificial insemination is being used to improve genetics on an Otorohanga beef farm. More >>

Flexible learning conference an opportunity to ‘get real’

Thursday, 5 April 2018, 4:49 pm | Flexible Learning Network

New Zealand educators from the compulsory school and tertiary sector are gathering to better understand what flexible learning means for New Zealand teachers and students. More >>

Kiwi children will benefit from ECE plan

Thursday, 5 April 2018, 4:19 pm | NZEI

Kiwi children will benefit from ECE plan 5 April 2018 Our youngest Kiwis will benefit from a completely fresh look at the Early Childhood Education sector. More >>

Time to get it right for early childhood education

Thursday, 5 April 2018, 4:17 pm | New Zealand Kindergartens

Time to get it right for early childhood education “It’s our time get early childhood education (ECE) back on track, focusing on what’s best for every child and their whānau engaged in an ECE service” said Clare Wells, Chief Executive NZ Kindergartens. ... More >>

Bigger, better Biomechanics Day

Thursday, 5 April 2018, 2:36 pm | Massey University

Thousands of students around the country are taking part in National Biomechanics Day next week (April 11), joining a growing global movement to teach school children more about biomechanics. More >>

Millennial future leaders to share inspiration at hui

Thursday, 5 April 2018, 1:22 pm | Massey University

Future young leaders from across the country will gather at Massey University’s Manawatū campus this weekend for a national hui honouring and celebrating their emerging contribution to New Zealand society. More >>

First Hawke’s Bay school takes part in national project

Thursday, 5 April 2018, 11:54 am | New Zealand Young Farmers

Hawke’s Bay school students have watched sheep being mustered and shorn as part of a new education programme. More >>

UC PhD student to work on UN Sustainable Development Goals

Thursday, 5 April 2018, 9:15 am | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury doctoral researcher Emily Laing has been selected as a ‘talent’ to take part in UNLEASH, a global program for innovation, hosted in Singapore. More >>

The future of food explored at University symposium

Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 7:02 pm | University of Auckland

What are some of the big food issues in today’s world? And how can we address them to create food systems that are sustainable, just and resilient? More >>

NZCER’s Cathy Wylie on ‘Tomorrow’s Schools’ taskforce

Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 4:25 pm | NZCER

Dr Cathy Wylie, a Chief Researcher at the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER), has been appointed to the 5-member taskforce that will lead the review of Tomorrow’s Schools. More >>

Model for vulnerable youth shines in real world

Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 1:59 pm | Massey University

A framework for people working with vulnerable youth, based on research and expertise from Massey University’s School of Social Work, is being labelled “unique”, “logical” and “easy to navigate” by a youth service who has adopted the PARTH ... More >>

Nukes to cyber war – NZ security in focus

Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 1:52 pm | Massey University

North Korea’s nuclear ambitions, potential terror threats, and the security implications of climate change are among emerging issues relevant to New Zealand and the Pacific under discussion at a conference at Massey University this week. More >>

Massey University - free public lecture on identity politics

Tuesday, 3 April 2018, 12:50 pm | Massey University

Massey University - free public lecture on identity politics: Pacific to Palestine IDENTITY POLITICS: from the Pacific to Palestine (free public lecture at Massey’s Albany campus – Thursday, 5 April) More >>

Fulbright NZ releases new levels and second year funding

Tuesday, 3 April 2018, 12:29 pm | Fullbright NZ

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND 28 March 2018 — Fulbright New Zealand is pleased to release the details of our new increased grant levels for graduate applicants, as a result of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade announcement’s earlier this month ... More >>

Laboratory Technician Comprehensive Programme

Sunday, 1 April 2018, 10:30 am | Real World Education

Palmerston North 29 March 2018 - Shamma Coronado Santa Agata was the the first person to complete REAL.AC.NZ's Laboratory Technician Comprehensive Programme, the first programme accredited as a way to earn the New Zealand Diploma in Applied Science ... More >>

Former Otago Uni Student on Forbes list

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 2:58 pm | University of Otago

Former Otago University student only kiwi on prestigious Forbes list Thursday 29 March 2018 Former University of Otago student, 27 year old Sam Stuchbury, has this week become the only New Zealander named on the prestigious Forbes “30 Under 30” ... More >>

Auckland leads on international education conference 2021

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 10:55 am | University of Auckland

More than 2,000 international educators from around the world will be listening and learning in Auckland in 2021 at the Asia-Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE) conference hosted by the University of Auckland. More >>

NEXT Foundation Announces New Education Investment

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 10:07 am | The NEXT Foundation

NEXT Foundation has announced a new investment, in The Education Hub – a resource for teachers that bridges the gap between university research and the professional practice of New Zealand teachers. More >>

NZ Spanish Language Teachers Off to Colombia

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 9:46 am | Massey University

High school Spanish language teachers from across New Zealand are about to add a Colombian accent to their teaching techniques. More >>

Restoring Skills Leadership will benefit

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 6:55 pm | Industry Training Federation

The ITF welcomes the government’s plan to restore the skills leadership role of Industry Training Organisations (ITOs), which confirms a commitment of Labour's Future of Work Commission, and New Zealand First’s Election manifesto. More >>

Universities New Zealand delighted at conference win

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 5:03 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Universities New Zealand (UNZ), the peak body representing the interests of New Zealand’s eight universities, is delighted that New Zealand has been successful in its bid to host the 2021 Asia-Pacific Association of International Education (APAIE) Conference ... More >>

UC resurgence to exceed pre-quake levels

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 2:24 pm | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury is experiencing a resurgence in popularity as school leavers from around New Zealand head to the Christchurch campus. More >>

University of Auckland Plans Major Library Restructure

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 10:02 am | Tertiary Education Union

Union members at the University of Auckland are disappointed by management plans published today to cut 45 full-time equivalent jobs in Libraries and Learning Services Te Tumu Herenga. More >>

MITO supports EVolocity secondary school programme

Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 3:56 pm | MITO New Zealand Inc.

EVolocity is a programme conducted with secondary schools that sees student teams design and build an electric vehicle. They meet regionally to race their vehicles and compete for places in the national final. More >>

Six scholarships engage CRFU players in studying

Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 12:27 pm | Ara Institute

Six Canterbury club rugby players will receive their Ara scholarship certificates this Wednesday 28 March. The players, all from different Canterbury clubs, are studying Electrical and Carpentry Apprenticeships, a Diploma in Engineering and a Bachelor ... More >>

Physical Restraint Rules Remove Common Sense & Safety

Monday, 26 March 2018, 8:18 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that school staff are wasting hours of valuable time having to complete documentation on the physical restraint of disruptive and unruly students in primary schools. Official documents from the Ministry of Education show that more ... More >>

Research throws new light on school-entry age

Monday, 26 March 2018, 6:25 pm | CHILDForum Research Network

There is now proof that a child’s age on entry to school, be it around 5 years or later at 6, makes little difference to academic outcomes and progress over the first year. More >>

Schools to win $50,000 in tech prizes – one week left

Monday, 26 March 2018, 5:24 pm | Genesis Energy

Genesis is energising young minds via STEM learning Genesis Energy is putting the call out to all New Zealanders to get votes in for their local school as the School-gen competition enters its final week. Schools have until 5pm on Monday 2 April to gather ... More >>

The mechanics of a parkour landing

Monday, 26 March 2018, 11:48 am | Massey University

Have you ever watched a person leaping from buildings or vaulting over railings and wondered, “How did they do that?” More >>

USP Unveils Commemorative Monument for 50th Anniversary

Monday, 26 March 2018, 10:02 am | University Of South Pacific

Rear Admiral (Ret), Honourable Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, Fijian Prime Minister and Minister for i-Taukei Affairs, Sugar Industry and Foreign Affairs and Honourable Ron Mark, New Zealand’s Minister for Defence unveiled the Commemorative Monument ... More >>

Kiwi Lands Job at International Whaling Commission

Monday, 26 March 2018, 9:08 am | Massey University

Massey University marine ecologist Dr Karen Stockin has landed a coveted appointment with the International Whaling Commission (IWC) to coordinate a bold-new initiative focusing on global cetacean [whales, dolphins and porpoises] strandings. More >>

Silver Linings - Host Cloud Transformation Seminars

Friday, 23 March 2018, 4:22 pm | New Era IT

Silver Linings - New Era IT and the Ministry of Education to Host Cloud Transformation Seminars On Wednesday the 4th of April at Bayfield High School, New Era IT in partnership with the Ministry of Education will begin a series of seminars focussed on the Schools' ... More >>

UC officially opens new School of Product Design

Friday, 23 March 2018, 2:39 pm | University of Canterbury

The Minister of Research, Science and Innovation, Hon Dr Megan Woods opened the new Engineering school last night at an official celebration of the realisation of the School, which is part of UC’s College of Engineering. More >>

Researchers Help Re-Write the Historical Record of Vanuatu

Friday, 23 March 2018, 10:17 am | Otago University

Researchers from The University of Otago are playing a key role in revealing previously unknown information about prehistoric settlement in the South Pacific. More >>

Global recognition for NZTC’s online journal He Kupu

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 2:16 pm | New Zealand Tertiary College

Early childhood educators’ research and views are set to be given increased global exposure due to an invitational licensing partnership offered to New Zealand Tertiary College’s (NZTC) online journal He Kupu by EBSCO – a USA-based global research ... More >>

Minister called on to reform tertiary education funding

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 12:25 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Students, staff, and Vice-Chancellors have come together to call on the Minister for Education, Chris Hipkins, to work with the sector to change the existing funding model for tertiary education. More >>

Dairy Farm Opens its Gates for Hawke’s Bay Careers Day

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 10:33 am | Young Farmers

Hawke’s Bay high school students have milked cows, fed calves, talked to vets and planted trees in a careers day with a twist. About 80 students took part in an event dubbed the Dairy Day Out at Takapau on Wednesday. “The aim of the day was to showcase ... More >>

Universal Free Lunches Mean Poor Kids Aren't Stigmatised

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 9:40 am | Julia Batchelor-Smith

Children Need Lunch to Learn - Universal Free Lunches Mean Poor, Hungry Kids Aren't Stigmatised More >>

Vet Students Strip Off for Charity in Annual Naked Calendar

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 9:21 am | Massey University

Third-year vet students from Massey University have stripped off in the 13th annual ‘Barely There’ nude calendar to help raise funds for Retired Working Dogs New Zealand, and the students’ ‘Half Way Day’ celebration. More >>

David Seymour and “School Choice”

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 9:03 am | Save Our Schools NZ

The ACT Party’s ideological bent for privatisation is clear when David Seymour talks about the government’s decision to “take school choice away” from kids if his charter school model is abolished. More >>

US Civil Rights Group calls for charter school moratorium

Wednesday, 21 March 2018, 1:17 pm | Save Our Schools NZ

Several recent stories are highlighting the fall in support for charter schools in the USA. More >>

ILM Leadership & Management Programmes in Cook Islands

Wednesday, 21 March 2018, 11:22 am | City and Guilds

Cook Island Tertiary Training Institute (CITTI) have launched their new Leadership & Management programmes. The ILM qualifications are aimed at building knowledge and skills with a strong focus on workplace performance enabling Cook Islanders to ... More >>

Highlanders coaching staff head back to school for the day

Tuesday, 20 March 2018, 6:27 pm | University of Otago

With the Highlanders Super Rugby side at the top end of the Super Rugby points table and currently unbeaten in 2018, it’s no surprise their coaching staff are looking for every opportunity to maintain the side’s peak performance. More >>



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