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NZEI Te Riu Roa Launches Kōhanga Reo Fair Pay Campaign

Sat, 4 Jul 2020 16:21:43 +1200 | New Zealand Educational Institute

Today NZEI Te Riu Roa is launching Te Ake Rautangi, a new whakahau calling for the mana of Kōhanga Reo kaimahi to be upheld by ensuring all kaimahi are paid fairly. Announced at this weekend’s annual Te Kāhui Whetū national hui, the campaign ...More >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa Welcomes Funding For Students And Education Workforce After COVID-19 Lockdown

Fri, 3 Jul 2020 11:30:41 +1200 | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa is welcoming the Government’s funding announcement to support schools and early learning services as they face lower attendance rates after the Covid-19 lockdown. NZEI Te Riu Roa President, Liam Rutherford, says the $52m fund, ...More >>

Four new projects announced as part of the rebuild

Fri, 3 Jul 2020 11:15:58 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Education Minister Chris Hipkins today announced significant funding for Auckland’s Northcote College as part of the first wave of a new nationwide school redevelopment programme to upgrade schools over the next ...More >>

Principals Welcome Truancy Funding Boost

Fri, 3 Jul 2020 09:16:58 +1200 | New Zealand Principals' Federation

NZPF welcomes the announcement by Minister Hipkins for a $52m urgent response fund, to address the issue of young people with a history of poor school attendance. Schools uniformly report poor service from existing truancy and attendance service providers. ...More >>

COVID-19: Support To Improve Student Attendance And Wellbeing

Fri, 3 Jul 2020 07:47:49 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Hon Chris Hipkins Minister of Education Media Statement The Government has opened an urgent response fund to support schools and early learning services to get children and young people back on track after the Covid-19 lockdown. “While we are seeing ...More >>

Free lunches served up to thousands of school children

Thu, 2 Jul 2020 09:09:54 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The Government’s free and healthy school lunches programme moves south for the first time creating jobs for around 30 people in Otago and Southland. “Eighteen schools with 3000 students are joining the programme – 11 have already begun serving ...More >>

Second Language In Schools Passes First Reading

Thu, 2 Jul 2020 06:46:09 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

A Member’s Bill that would give children the opportunity to learn a second language in primary and intermediate schools has passed its first reading in Parliament, Auckland Central MP and National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. The Education ...More >>

IHC Calls On Government To Abandon Force In Schools

Wed, 1 Jul 2020 15:38:48 +1200 | IHC

IHC is calling on the Government to heed the wave of anti-brutality sentiment sweeping the world, and move away from the use of force and restraint in schools. The Education and Training Bill, currently before the Committee of the whole House, includes clause ...More >>

Concern Funding For Teacher Pay Going Towards Maintenance And Corporate Profit

Tue, 30 Jun 2020 16:17:37 +1200 | New Zealand Educational Institute

NZEI Te Riu Roa is concerned public funding earmarked for much needed pay increases for early childhood teachers may instead be going towards maintenance and private corporations’ bottom lines. The $151.1 million funding boost announced in Budget ...More >>

Kindergartens Call For More Funding For Non-Kindergarten Services

Tue, 30 Jun 2020 16:14:33 +1200 | Kindergartens Aotearoa

Kindergartens Aotearoa, a collective representing more than half of New Zealand’s kindergartens, supports funding increases for non-kindergarten early childhood education services as long as it comes with pay parity. Private employers are saying it is ...More >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa Concerned By Growing Number Of Teachers Feeling Unsafe In The Classroom

Fri, 26 Jun 2020 09:11:29 +1200 | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa is concerned at the growing number of primary teachers who feel unsafe in their classroom. The survey from NZCER shows 24% of primary teachers occasionally felt unsafe in their classroom, up from 12% in 2016. NZEI Te Riu Roa President, Liam ...More >>

National Will Deliver A New Waikanae School

Wed, 24 Jun 2020 11:38:15 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

National is committed to quality education for the next generation of New Zealanders and to deliver on this we need to invest in infrastructure, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. “Today National’s Candidate in Ōtaki Tim Costley ...More >>

Why Are Strong Public Services Essential For Social, Economic And Health Security For All?

Tue, 23 Jun 2020 07:51:31 +1200 | Bobby Ramakant

The COVID-19 pandemic has illustrated, more than ever, the overwhelming importance of public services and the devastating consequences of under-funding and privatising them. That is why the writing on the wall on this year's United Nations Public Services ...More >>

Learning From Experience: How Our Universities Can Turn The Int'l Student Crisis Into An Opportunity

Mon, 22 Jun 2020 16:05:39 +1200 | The Conversation

Learning from experience: how our universities can turn the international student crisis into an opportunity More >>

Teacher Aides Vote To Endorse Historic Pay Equity Settlement Including Pay Rises Of Up To 28%

Sun, 21 Jun 2020 16:32:03 +1200 | New Zealand Educational Institute

Teacher aides have voted overwhelmingly to endorse an historic pay equity settlement that includes pay increases of up to 28%. The endorsement follows a pay equity claim that NZEI Te Riu Roa initiated with the Ministry of Education in 2016. The endorsement ...More >>

Fiji: Stop Harassing Peaceful Protesters At The University Of The South Pacific

Sat, 20 Jun 2020 07:29:09 +1200 | Amnesty International And CIVICUS

The Fiji authorities must respect the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly for university staff and students and immediately cease intimidation tactics. Around 200 university staff and students at University of the South Pacific (USP) ...More >>

New roles to help health and healthy relationship teaching

Fri, 19 Jun 2020 14:35:28 +1200 | New Zealand Government

New frontline support for high quality teaching that promotes the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people was announced by Associate Minister of Education Tracey Martin today.More >>

Parliamentary Committee Sanctions Religious Discrimination In Primary Schools

Wed, 17 Jun 2020 09:52:17 +1200 | Teach Not Preach

The Education and Workforce Committee’s report to the House of Parliament last week on the Education and Training Bill shows that they have failed to listen to much of the feedback they received from the public about the discriminatory practice ...More >>

Petition Accepted On Early Reading Instruction

Mon, 15 Jun 2020 14:55:43 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

Today I accepted a petition from parents and children with dyslexia on early reading instruction and how we can ensure children with learning difficulties get the best support possible, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. “The petition ...More >>

Further Investment To Move NCEA Exams Online

Sat, 13 Jun 2020 09:27:02 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Two-thirds of the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) exams can now be delivered digitally as the Government boosts funding for the NCEA online programme, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today. “The response to COVID-19 has ...More >>


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