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The Turnaround Of Auckland Girls' Grammar School

Fri, 9 Feb 2024 15:35:38 +1300 | Auckland Girls' Grammar School

Auckland Girls’ Grammar School has delivered outstanding academic results for 2023. All its numbers have sky-rocketed but the school’s big “boast” number has it pushing 80 percent (78.5 at time of writing) for University Entrance success ...More >>

Minister Congratulates NZQA Top Scholars

Fri, 9 Feb 2024 14:46:55 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Erica Stanford congratulates the New Zealand Scholarship recipients from 2023 announced today. More >>

Leaders Conference paves the way to ASB Polyfest 2024

Sat, 20 Jan 2024 17:48:13 +1300 | ASB Polyfest

The annual Student Leader’s Conference returns this week with guest speakers, cultural workshops, and connecting with more than 150 student leaders who are preparing for another ASB Polyfest season. This year’s leaders conference is sponsored by ...More >>

High Hopes For A Smooth 2024 NCEA Exam Round

Wed, 17 Jan 2024 09:49:17 +1300 | The Secondary Principals' Council of NZ

As NCEA results are released today for about 140,000 young people in Aotearoa New Zealand, secondary principals are hopeful that this year’s exam round will be completely free of disruptions. “Today will be a very memorable one for thousands of young ...More >>

Government Needs To Address Secondary Teacher Shortage Urgently

Fri, 15 Dec 2023 11:49:58 +1300 | PPTA

The Government needs to go where successive governments have failed – and solve the secondary teacher shortage crisis in Aotearoa New Zealand, says Chris Abercrombie, PPTA Te Wehengarua acting president. “The worsening shortage of secondary teachers ...More >>

NZPF Welcomes New Minister Of Education

Fri, 24 Nov 2023 12:12:35 +1300 | New Zealand Principals' Federation

The New Zealand Principals’ Federation (NZPF) President, Leanne Otene, congratulates the new Minister of Education, Erica Stanford and looks forward to working with her. "We realise that today’s announcement gives only a taste of the education ...More >>

PPTA Seeks Urgent Meeting With NZQA About Exam Issues

Fri, 10 Nov 2023 15:37:03 +1300 | PPTA

PPTA Te Wehengarua is seeking an urgent meeting with the NZ Qualifications Authority (NZQA) to express teachers’ serious concerns about the issues with this year’s exams so far. “Running exams is NZQA’s core business and the issues being experienced ...More >>

Mayoral Scholarship Awarded For 2024

Wed, 8 Nov 2023 18:49:50 +1300 | South Waikato District Council

South Waikato District Council is proud to announce the recipients of the 2024 Mayoral Scholarship Fund. Maia Putoko from Forest View High School and Shaun-Leigh Davey from Putāruru College were each awarded a $10,000 scholarship towards their studies. ...More >>

Low Participation Decreases Meaningfulness Of International Education Results

Wed, 1 Nov 2023 13:46:46 +1300 | Post Primary Teachers' Association

New Zealand students’ low participation rates in the latest international reading, maths and science assessments shows its increasing irrelevance to many countries, says Chris Abercrombie, PPTA Te Wehengarua acting president. He was commenting in ...More >>

Whanganui Attracts International Students

Tue, 10 Oct 2023 05:55:06 +1300 | Whanganui and Partners

Whanganui’s international education delegation has completed the Japanese portion of its assignment, meeting more than 40 agents and visiting six schools over a five-day period. The group also held a meeting with the Tokyo Board of Education and visited ...More >>

Who Teaches The Teachers?

Sun, 17 Sep 2023 05:04:08 +1200 | The New Zealand Initiative

Being an effective teacher is one of the most important and difficult jobs there is. It is essential that we prepare teachers well for the classroom. In a new report by The New Zealand Initiative, authors Dr Michael Johnston and Stephanie Martin highlight ...More >>

2022 Vaping Stand Downs Just 0.44% Of All School Students

Mon, 11 Sep 2023 06:53:04 +1200 | Sunny Kaushal

Dairyowners are pointing to a parliamentary answer that puts the vaping “epidemic” in new light, with violence, a much larger issue in schools and something dairy owners say is reflected in youth crime. “No kid should vape, period, but if kids were ...More >>

Rangatahi Māori Can Now Earn Achievement Standards On Financial Education For The First Time

Mon, 11 Sep 2023 05:45:33 +1200 | Te Ara Ahunga Ora Retirement Commission

Te Ara Ahunga Ora Retirement Commission has developed the country’s first te reo Māori Achievement Standard learning and assessment resources for financial education as part of its Te whai hua – kia ora, Sorted in Schools programme. Te whai hua ...More >>

Confronting New Zealand’s Inconvenient Writing Problem

Tue, 5 Sep 2023 09:22:25 +1200 | Writers' Toolbox

Company developed government-coined ‘common practice’ standards for writing years ago The issue of New Zealand’s youth literacy rates has been met with a range of contentious solutions—from the NCEA pilot programmes, to the government's recent ...More >>

Over Half Of NZ Parents Won’t Allow Children To Use AI For Schoolwork

Thu, 24 Aug 2023 11:48:13 +1200 | Fred Russo

Only 46% trust school technology policies and online security measures. Nearly two-thirds of Kiwi parents worry children post things on social media that could impact them later in life. Large language models like ChatGPT have captured the world’s attention ...More >>

Programmes Helping To Lift School Attendance

Tue, 22 Aug 2023 11:03:53 +1200 | Jan Tinetti

412 initiatives funded across 762 schools by Regional Response Fund 84 full-time and part time attendance officers in place   Rapid action taken by the Government to improve attendance is working, Minister of Education Jan Tinetti said today. “The ...More >>

Going To Mars, Barbie, And Government Policy: The Moot Must Fall 2023

Fri, 18 Aug 2023 06:24:29 +1200 | Wellington College

Almost one hundred Wellington students spent last weekend arguing at The Moot Must Fall. Students debated everything from using ChatGPT in schools to whether they should accept a one-way ticket to Mars. The Moot Must Fall is a student-led debating competition ...More >>

Relief Teacher Shortage Forces Northland Schools To Double Up Classes And Sometimes Close, Survey Shows

Thu, 10 Aug 2023 11:39:21 +1200 | Tai Tokerau Principals' Association

Te Tai Tokerau Principals’ Association president Pat Newman is calling for the Government to take action after a survey found a lack of relievers in Northland has forced schools to combine classes, put untrained teachers in front of students, and ...More >>

Snapchat Beats TikTok for Top Place with High School Students

Mon, 7 Aug 2023 06:33:44 +1200 | CensusAtSchool

Snapchat has emerged as the top app among high school students, with 61% of them reporting that they used it four or more times the day before participating in the CensusAtSchool questionnaire. TikTok closely followed with 60%. In contrast, primary ...More >>

Specialist Learning Support Staff Accept Offer

Thu, 3 Aug 2023 14:12:59 +1200 | NZEI

Specialist learning support staff have voted to accept their latest offer from the Ministry of Education and have withdrawn their strike action. Specialist learning support staff cover a huge variety of educational specialists who work to support ...More >>


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