Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


Graduates fill the gap in Auckland schools

24 November 2003 Media Statement

Teaching graduates fill the gap in Auckland schools

Education Minister Trevor Mallard said an intensive three-days of interviews got under way this morning to try and match this year's secondary teacher graduates with much needed job vacancies in the Auckland and Northland area.

"Beside Auckland secondary teacher graduates, 24 graduates from secondary teacher education programmes in Dunedin, Christchurch and Wellington have been flown to Auckland for these interviews," Trevor Mallard said.

"I expect this exercise to have a positive outcome for both graduates and schools and it's my hope most of these graduates will be offered teaching positions for 2004.

“A similar initiative, held last year, successfully placed 80 per cent of South Island and Wellington graduates in jobs at Auckland secondary schools."

Trevor Mallard said Auckland's increasing roll growth meant the demand for teachers was high, but recent teacher recruitment initiatives were clearly working with a drop to around 120 vacancies, compared to 167 at this time last year.

Trevor Mallard said it was also important to increase the number of secondary graduates who go straight into teaching positions.

“If graduates do not go into teaching soon after graduation they may move into other types of employment, have to survive on relief teaching, or end up going overseas to teach.

"We need them here in our secondary classrooms - particularly teachers of chemistry, computing, English, mathematics, physics, physical education and te Reo."

Trevor Mallard said graduates will stay in university student accommodation and have the opportunity to visit a number of Auckland secondary schools and to look around the city.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>

ALSO:

Higher Payments: Wellington Regional Council Becomes A Living Wage Employer

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>

ALSO:

Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>

ALSO:

With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>

ALSO:

Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news