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On Newshub Nation: Simon Shepherd Interviews Education Minister Chris Hipkins

Sat, 21 Mar 2020 16:46:25 +1300 | The Nation

114 countries have closed their schools to try and suppress the spread of Covid-19. New Zealand has not done this yet. But is it just a matter of time? Simon Shepherd spoke to Education Minister Chris Hipkins and asked him how seriously he's considering ...More >>

School Student Tests Positive For COVID-19

Tue, 17 Mar 2020 20:49:33 +1300 | Southern District Health Board

As was announced by the Director-General of the Ministry of Health, a Dunedin student has tested positive for COVID-19. He is the son of a Dunedin man who was confirmed as testing positive earlier today. The student attends Logan Park High School. Southern ...More >>

Education Ministry announces changes to NCEA

Fri, 21 Feb 2020 10:50:15 +1300 | RNZ

The government has dropped controversial plans to let primary and intermediate school children sit NCEA literacy and numeracy tests. More >>

Rangi Ruru Scholars Top New Zealand Results

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 14:41:39 +1300 | Rangi Ruru Girls' School

  Two Rangi Ruru students from Year 13 in 2019 have achieved outstanding results in New Zealand’s leading academic scholarship awards. Sarah Lawrence and Rosetta Brown have both been named amongst the Top Subject Scholars for 2019; Sarah ...More >>

Drop In School Attendance Concerning

Fri, 14 Feb 2020 15:32:28 +1300 | New Zealand Educational Institute

Results out today showing a drop in school attendance in 2019 is a cause for concern, says NZEI Te Riu Roa President Liam Rutherford. “The drop in school attendance numbers is very concerning, particularly the widening gap in attendance between higher ...More >>

Climate Change-focused School Opens In Taranaki

Fri, 14 Feb 2020 13:07:03 +1300 | RNZ

A groundbreaking school that puts a green ethos at the centre of its learning is celebrating its opening in Taranaki today. Green School New Zealand. Photo: RNZ / Robin Martin Green School New Zealand has a focus on sustainability, but it doesn't ...More >>

Vocational education to take centre stage in schools

Sat, 1 Feb 2020 11:22:31 +1300 | New Zealand Government

More than 85,000 students will talk to around 4000 employers at events to promote vocational education in schools, Education Minister Chris Hipkins says. The Government is funding 343 schools with $3000 each to run trades-based events to give both students ...More >>

School trustees present options for future of schooling

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 14:20:24 +1300 | NZ School Trustees Association

The New Zealand School Trustees Association is calling on the government to extend the 6-week consultation period on the Education and Training Amendment Bill to ensure that school communities, including boards, staff, students and parents have the opportunity ...More >>

Mental health before marks, says NZ education expert

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 10:50:06 +1300 | Inspiration Education Limited

As NCEA results are released today, it is important that students and whanau remember that mental health is more important than grades, according to the head of nationwide high school tuition company, Inspiration Education .More >>

Teacher aides welcome pay equity negotiations

Tue, 3 Dec 2019 13:23:06 +1300 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Teacher aides have welcomed the Ministry of Education's agreement to begin pay equity negotiations in the week of December 16th. More >>

Integrated schools upset over exclusion from property funds

Tue, 3 Dec 2019 12:49:30 +1300 | RNZ

More than 300 integrated schools are challenging the government's decision to leave them out of its $400 million boost for maintenance. More >>

Schools welcome maintenance boost, criticise allocation

Mon, 2 Dec 2019 11:35:58 +1300 | RNZ

Principals across the country are pleased with a surprise cash injection from the government, but say the allocation of funding has been somewhat mysterious. More >>

Government investing to future proof school property

Sun, 1 Dec 2019 14:47:10 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Government investing to future proof school property Nearly every state schools will receive a capital injection next year valued at $693 per student to bring forward urgent school property improvements, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Education ...More >>

Support staff set to receive significant pay increase

Sat, 30 Nov 2019 11:09:44 +1300 | Ministry of Education

Over 30,000 school support staff, kaiārahi, and therapists are set to receive a significant pay increase if they accept an offer made by the Government. More >>

School support staff to consider new collective agreement

Sat, 30 Nov 2019 11:07:19 +1300 | NZEI

School support staff to consider new collective agreement offer next week 30 November 2019 School support staff who are members of NZEI Te Riu Roa will vote on a new collective agreement offer from the Ministry of Education next week that includes a new minimum ...More >>

Now only a month's wait for Ministry help!

Thu, 14 Nov 2019 13:46:55 +1300 | Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association

“Te Tai Tokerau Principals are over the moon knowing they only having to wait a month for Ministry help for behavioural needs,” says Pat Newman President Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association. More >>

Company calls on Union to dial down aggression for students

Wed, 13 Nov 2019 13:36:58 +1300 | Go Bus

Go Bus is calling on First Union and its members to dial down the hyperbole and aggression that have been part of its short notice strike and picket. The company rejects completely claims the safety of picketers has been put at risk, and if anything, believes the ...More >>

ACT will campaign to restore school autonomy

Tue, 12 Nov 2019 13:17:49 +1300 | ACT New Zealand

“ACT will campaign to reverse Labour’s proposals to undermine school autonomy announced today”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Principals still struggling to obtain help for children

Mon, 11 Nov 2019 14:00:36 +1300 | Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association

“Principals in Te Tai Tokerau are still struggling to receive the necessary help needed to deal with the results of trauma and abuse of the kids in our schools, yet this problem has been known for years!” says Pat Newman President Te Tai Tokerau ...More >>

School support staff to demand fair pay in week of action

Sun, 10 Nov 2019 17:10:50 +1300 | NZEI

School support staff start a week of action tomorrow (Monday 11 November) to express their frustration over the stalling of collective agreement and pay equity negotiations. More >>

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