Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 

Mallard Season Opened – Now For Rangiora!

“A symbolic slaying of a mallard duck outside the (College of Education) home of the NCEA in Christchurch took place yesterday (Thursday 3 May the College’s Open Day) as a protest against the NCEA,” said Concerned Teachers spokesperson Peter Calvert.

“Now the Mallard season has other targets – the first is Rangiora High School’s Open Evening next Monday 7 May. We will encourage Rangiora parents to think very carefully before enrolling at Rangiora High, because of the Board’s strong support for the NCEA. More ducks will suffer but it will be in a good cause!”

“Mr Mallard must understand the consequences of pushing on with a flawed NCEA. Our aim is to ensure he realises he himself will be a sitting duck at the next election, if he experiments with our children. This is just the first shot in our NCEA is a Dead Mallard campaign,” said Mr Calvert.

“The College of Education was targeted because it had been in our view ‘feathering its nest’ with the NCEA. They have got many thousands of dollars from so called training of teachers for the NCEA – training which even the Ministry has said was disappointing. Yet the trainers were apparently paid bonuses for their disappointing effort,“ said Mr Calvert. “We aimed to bring this to the community’s attention by a symbolic mallard slaying and its canine retrieval outside the College.”

“Our next target is in the country - Rangiora High School’s Open Evening next Monday 7 May. Rangiora High School Principal Peter Allen is the ‘father of the NCEA’ and our group will be protesting outside the school from 4.30 on Monday,” said Mr Calvert. “We believe the Rangiora High School community should be targeted for the radical untrialled experiment they have brought on all other State schools. The Black Report shows that the NCEA should be trialled.” Ends:

For More information contact: Peter Calvert 021 2111 825 E-mail ConcernedTeachers@xtra.co.nz Website www.concernedteachers.com


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Legendary Bassist David Friesen Plays Wellington’s Newest Jazz Venue

Friesen is touring New Zealand to promote his latest album Another Time, Another Place, recorded live at Auckland's Creative Jazz Club in 2015. More>>

Howard Davis Review: The Father - Descending Into The Depths of Dementia

Florian Zeller's dazzling drama The Father explores the effects of a deeply unsettling illness that affects 62,000 Kiwis, a number expected to grow to 102,000 by 2030. More>>


Howard Davis Review: Blade Runner Redivivus

When Ridley Scott's innovative, neo-noir, sci-fi flick Blade Runner was originally released in 1982, at a cost of over $45 million, it was a commercial bomb. More>>

14-21 October: New Zealand Improv Festival In Wellington

Imagined curses, Shibuya’s traffic, the apocalypse, and motherhood have little in common, but all these and more serve as inspiration for the eclectic improvised offerings coming to BATS Theatre this October for the annual New Zealand Improv Festival. More>>

ALSO:

Bird Of The Year Off To A Flying Start

The competition asks New Zealanders to vote for their favourite bird in the hopes of raising awareness of the threats they face. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books:
Jenny Abrahamson's John & Charles Enys: Castle Hill Runholders, 1864-1891

This volume will be of interest to a range of readers interested in the South Island high country, New Zealand’s natural environment, and the history of science. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION