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Employers Committed To ECE Fair Pay Agreement Process

Sat, 18 Nov 2023 14:31:15 +1300 | Early Childhood Council

The Early Childhood Council confirms its commitment to the Early Childhood Education Fair Pay Agreement process, despite NZEI Te Riu Roa issuing a petition claiming employer representatives weren’t coming to the table. “Nothing has changed – the ECC ...More >>

St Laurence’s College Enhances Student And Teacher Experience With Boomi

Thu, 26 Oct 2023 17:50:56 +1300 | Boomi

Boomi™ , the intelligent connectivity and automation leader, has announced that St Laurence’s College (‘Lauries’) is using the Boomi platform to enhance the end-to-end experience of its 1,990 students, and 250 teachers and staff, from enrolment ...More >>

Small Wellington Primary School Celebrates 100 Years

Tue, 26 Sep 2023 18:33:20 +1300 | St Anthony's School

On Friday 13 October, a small school in the seaside suburb of Seatoun Wellington, will start its weekend long 100-year celebrations with a mix and mingle event. St Anthony’s Primary School has been serving whānau, both Catholic and non-Catholic ...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 >>

Schools Face Leadership Crisis Over Next Five Years

Mon, 12 Jun 2023 10:33:20 +1200 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Nearly half of new primary school principals intend to leave their role in the next five years, a new survey by NZEI Te Riu Roa has found. The findings of a Principal Sentiment Snapshot survey are being released at the union’s Educational Leadership ...More >>

NZEI pushes through sellout of New Zealand primary teachers

Sun, 11 Jun 2023 20:58:59 +1200 | Socialist Equality Group

On June 7, the New Zealand primary teachers’ union NZEI announced that a majority of its membership of about 30,000 teachers had voted to accept a below-inflation pay deal that the union stitched up with the Labour Party-led government.   ...More >>

Primary Teachers' Top Base Salary Step To Rise To $100,000

Wed, 7 Jun 2023 10:58:35 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Primary teachers have agreed to the Government’s pay offer which will see the top base salary step rise to $100,000 by December next year. More >>

Disappointing Budget For Primary Educators

Thu, 18 May 2023 17:41:01 +1200 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa, the largest education union in Aotearoa, says that this year’s Budget has disappointed primary educators. It is the second year in a row that school funding has not kept pace with CPI, and there are no investments in teacher pay, ...More >>

Cancer Society Supports Petition To Double Healthy School Lunches

Thu, 11 May 2023 09:55:10 +1200 | Cancer Society

The Cancer Society has joined dozens of other health and community organisations by signing a new Health Coalition Aotearoa (HCA) petition to double the number of schools eligible for Ka Ora, Ka Ako healthy school lunches programme. Currently only ...More >>

Pan-Commonwealth Forum On Open Learning Returns To Africa

Tue, 9 May 2023 10:56:35 +1200 | Commonwealth of Learning

The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) is pleased to announce that the Ministry of Education and Skills Development, Botswana, to be represented by Botswana Open University (BOU), will co-host the Eleventh Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF11) with COL ...More >>

Principals Stand Strong At The Start Of Term As After Hours Work Ban Begins

Mon, 24 Apr 2023 05:02:38 +1200 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Primary and area school principals begin a two-month work ban starting 8am Monday 24 April, the first day of term two. The work ban includes a pause on all Ministerial work that principals normally do, such as implementing the Curriculum Refresh, or ...More >>

Waka Ama Secondary School Nationals Returns For 2023

Tue, 21 Mar 2023 18:55:00 +1300 | Waka Ama NZ

The Waka Ama Secondary School Nationals will return for 2023 at Lake Tikitapu, Rotorua, next week 27-31 March. The week-long event will bring over 1,500 rangatahi from 105 kura from all around Aotearoa, after a year off in 2022 due to covid restrictions. ...More >>

Kindergarten Teachers Striking For Better Conditions

Sun, 12 Mar 2023 14:57:28 +1300 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

For the first time ever, kindergarten teachers are joining their primary and secondary colleagues in strike action. This historic occasion will bring 50,000 educators together on 16 March across the motu to show they’re serious about needing change. Kindergarten ...More >>

Greens Back Teachers’ Strike

Fri, 10 Mar 2023 07:06:43 +1300 | Green Party

The Green Party stands with teachers in their request for fair pay and decision to strike. “The working conditions of our teachers are the learning conditions of our tamariki. The Green Party is calling on the Government to pay teachers what ...More >>

30,000 Teachers To Strike On 16 March

Fri, 10 Mar 2023 06:18:46 +1300 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Around 30,000 primary school teachers and principals, kindergarten teachers and area school teachers and principals have voted to take strike action on Thursday 16 March. NZEI Te Riu Roa members last week rejected a second offer from the Ministry ...More >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa Educators To Discuss Employment Offer, Further Action

Sun, 26 Feb 2023 15:15:00 +1300 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

26 February 2023 Tens of thousands of teachers will begin a week-long series of union meetings across the motu from Monday to vote whether to accept their latest collective agreement offers. NZEI Te Riu Roa members covered by the kindergarten ...More >>

Consequences For Truancy: ACT Proposes Solutions

Sun, 27 Nov 2022 13:12:04 +1300 | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour and Education spokesperson Chris Baillie have today proposed a range of solutions to deal with New Zealand’s truancy crisis, including consequences for parents and schools. “A good education is the most important thing kids need ...More >>

School Attendance Report Hugely Concerning – More Time And Resources Needed

Thu, 10 Nov 2022 06:05:55 +1300 | Post Primary Teachers' Association

Turning around poor school attendance rates will not happen overnight but with the right solutions, it can happen, says Melanie Webber, President of PPTA Te Wehengarua. “As the Education Review Office report released today (Thursday 10 November) shows, ...More >>

Connection Between Teachers And Tamariki Key To Turning Around Attendance

Thu, 10 Nov 2022 06:03:23 +1300 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Lower class sizes, more teacher aides and much great access to learning support for all tamariki who need it are among key solutions to turning around attendance, NZEI Te Riu Roa said today (Thursday, 10 Nov). The Education Review Office today ...More >>

Children Are Missing School More In New Zealand Than Other Countries And It Is Getting Worse, New Research Finds Out Why

Thu, 10 Nov 2022 06:00:25 +1300 | Education Review Office

Going to school is crucial for children’s futures and every day of school matters. Yet New Zealand’s attendance is much lower than other countries and is falling. Only three out of five learners regularly attend school. "Covid-19 has badly ...More >>


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