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Early Learning Fairness Call Must Extend To Centres

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 2:19 pm | Early Childhood Council

The Early Childhood Council welcomes the early learning sector speaking with a united voice on teacher pay parity – but warns that community and privately-owned centres can’t keep missing out. “Resources are tight and must be used strategically. ... More >>

Educators Urged To Register For Road Safety Week And Get Free Educational Resources

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 6:58 am | Brake NZ

Educators are being encouraged to take part in the 10th Road Safety Week (17-23 May 2021), which will involve hundreds of schools and childcare centres running road safety activities to help raise awareness of road safety issues. This year the week ... More >>

Are Kiwi Kids Getting The Education They Deserve?

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 6:15 am | The New Zealand Initiative

A well-functioning education system is vital to equip our children for life. However, a new report from The New Zealand Initiative says it is not clear whether the education system is serving our children as well as it should. Educational Performance and ... More >>

Future Leader Awarded Prestigious Robertson Scholarship

Friday, 26 February 2021, 2:44 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

An exceptional young woman who plans to pursue a career in global public service to become a leader who leads through compassion has been awarded the prestigious Robertson Scholarship to study in the US. <img src="" ... More >>

Young Designers From Across The World Invited To Apply To The Id International Emerging Designer Awards 2021

Friday, 26 February 2021, 12:04 pm | iD International Emerging Designer Awards

Nominations are being called for the prestigious iD International Emerging Designer Awards 2021 – In Partnership With Otago Polytechnic. The Dunedin-based awards - being held for the 17th time in 2021 – is the only awards programme in Australasia ... More >>

Porirua Bikes In Schools: “The Best Thing Ever”

Friday, 26 February 2021, 6:35 am | Porirua Bikes in Schools

More than 1300 students from six primary schools in Porirua can now ride a bike, thanks to Bikes in Schools and local cooperation. Mass bike-riding is the best thing that’s ever happened at Titahi Bay School, says principal Kerry Delaney. Almost ... More >>

A Polar Law Approach To Climate Change?

Thursday, 25 February 2021, 10:58 am | University of Canterbury

Who is legally responsible for protecting our ice caps? Could a Polar approach to climate change strengthen political and legal responses to climate change and other human activities in both the Arctic and Antarctic regions? University of Canterbury ... More >>

New Flagship Science Facility Spotlights Positive Outlook For Lincoln University

Thursday, 25 February 2021, 9:24 am | Lincoln University

Significant growth in domestic student numbers, clear Government support and a raised awareness of the importance of the agritech industry to New Zealand’s economic development have all factored into Lincoln University’s increased profile as a ... More >>

Justine Munro Appointed CEO Of The New Zealand Centre For Gifted Education

Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 2:00 pm | New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education

  The Board of the New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education (NZCGE) is pleased to announce the appointment of Justine Munro as Chief Executive Officer, commencing 12 April 2021. Ms Munro will replace Deborah Walker, who has been CEO of NZCGE and ... More >>

New Pro Vice-Chancellor Focused On Bringing A Human Dimension To Tackle Some Of The Big Problems Of Our Time

Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 10:20 am | University of Waikato

Professor Patrick Leman has been appointed Pro Vice-Chancellor to the Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences (ALPSS) at the University of Waikato, joining from senior roles at King’s College London. <img src="" ... More >>

New Zealand Universities First To Benefit From Space Tech Agreement

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 5:57 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

New Zealand universities will be the first to benefit from a memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and global space and data analytics company Maxar Technologies. Maxar and MBIE have agreed on potential ... More >>

Filipino Teachers Learn Online Through UC

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 3:25 pm | University of Canterbury

Teachers in the Philippines are benefiting from the knowledge and experience of expert educators from the University of Canterbury (UC) this year. UC’s College of Education, Health and Human Development offered a new five-week online course ... More >>

Whitireia Offers Nursing Diploma As Government Covers Student Costs

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 10:22 am | Whitireia Polytech

It will come as no surprise to hear that New Zealand has a shortage of nurses, with a particular need for nurses of Māori and Pacific descent. In efforts to bolster these numbers, Whitireia is the only institution in the Wellington region to offer ... More >>

Respected Kaumātua Demand Resignation Of Unitec/MITBoard Chair

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 6:14 am | Maori at Unitec

Respected kaumātua have supported a call from Māori staff at Unitec to remove the Chair of the joint Unitec/MIT Board and one remaining member of its Rūnanga. Māori staff collective Te Rōpū Mataara are calling for the resignation of the ... More >>

Fake News Is Ancient; Just Ask Plato

Monday, 22 February 2021, 10:19 am | University of Canterbury

Fake news entered our collective vocabulary during the Trump presidency, but the concept is nothing new according to the Head of Humanities and Creative Arts at the University of Canterbury (UC), Associate Professor of History Peter Field . “Trumpians ... More >>

Kindy Cottage Accepting New Enrolments For 2021

Friday, 19 February 2021, 3:17 pm | Kindy Cottage

North Shore childcare centre, Kindy Cottage are now accepting new enrolments for 2021. Based in Windsor park, the kindergarten services the East Coast Bays community, including Mairangi Bay, Torbay, Murrays Bay, Sunnynook, Albany, Rosedale, and Rothesay ... More >>

Scholarships Awarded To University Of Waikato Tauranga Campus Students

Friday, 19 February 2021, 11:04 am | TECT

There were many congratulations and words of appreciation spoken at a scholarship function held last night for a group of University of Waikato Tauranga Campus students. The scholarships, generously donated by the Tauranga Tertiary Campus Charitable Trust ... More >>

Research Founded On Sacred Pacific Concept Of The Vā

Thursday, 18 February 2021, 2:47 pm | Auckland University of Technology

New Pacific research from AUT puts the sacred concept of the vā at the heart of its study. For pan-Pacific peoples, the vā is generally acknowledged as the relational spaces that bind and unify all people and things. Nationwide, more than 500,000 Kiwi ... More >>

NZTech Event For Teachers Crucial For New Zealand’s Future

Thursday, 18 February 2021, 1:16 pm | Make Lemonade

ShadowTech Teachers, a game-changing programme for teachers run by NZTech and supported by the Ministry of Education, is taking teachers, the key influencers of students, into tech firms to see first hand exciting tech careers. It is an opportunity to ... More >>

Sigh Of Relief As Graduation Allowed To Go Ahead

Thursday, 18 February 2021, 11:13 am | Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki

Yesterday’s Alert Level announcement caused a huge sigh of relief for WITT and the 1,600 students and guests who plan to attend Graduation tomorrow. More than 400 WITT students will march the streets of New Plymouth’s CBD in full academic regalia ... More >>

WeBeliev Announces Its First Fundraising Campaign, WeEducate, To Support SDG 4: Quality Education In 8 Countries

Wednesday, 17 February 2021, 4:53 pm | WeBeliev

WeBeliev , a Singapore-based crowdfunding platform, has announced its ambitious fundraising efforts for SDG 4: Quality Education, as established by the UN. The campaign is seeking to raise NZ$88,000 to provide immediate financial support to 2586 beneficiaries ... More >>

Kaumātua Intervene To Provide A Safe Space For Māori At Unitec

Wednesday, 17 February 2021, 6:41 am | Maori at Unitec

Representatives of Te Rōpū Mataara (Unitec Māori Staff Collective) and kaumātua, who have strong connections with Māori education and communities in Tāmaki Makaurau, met last Friday 11th February to discuss the pressing issues facing Māori at Unitec. ... More >>

NZ’s World-leading Quake Archive Adds More Government Content Ahead Of 10th Anniversary

Tuesday, 16 February 2021, 3:59 pm | University of Canterbury

Free to use, CEISMIC is an award-winning public, online collection of tens of thousands of stories, video, audio, documents and images relating to the Canterbury earthquake sequence, created by and based at the University of Canterbury. It has absorbed the ... More >>

Ara Institute Of Canterbury Now Offering New Business And Innovation Courses

Tuesday, 16 February 2021, 3:53 pm | Ara Institute

This year for the first time Ara Institute of Canterbury is offering learners the opportunity to enrol in courses designed to develop their own business and innovation ideas. The two courses - ‘Business Accelerator’ and ‘Innovation Accelerator’ ... More >>

WelTec Student Placed Third In The World’s Largest Digital Culinary Competition

Monday, 15 February 2021, 2:37 pm | Weltec

WelTec cookery student, Jess Hoskins, has been placed third in the 7th annual Young Chef Olympiad 2021 (YCO) - a global culinary event. Jess competed against students from 49 other countries, over six continents and 24 time zones, and was assessed ... More >>

Programme Empowering Young People Plays Catchup

Monday, 15 February 2021, 8:41 am | TECT

Young people are our future. But for some children, the future doesn’t seem so bright. One local programme is aiming to change that, empowering young people with the practical skills they need to make a lasting positive difference in their lives. ... More >>

Bursaries Grow Our Māori Mental Health Workforce

Friday, 12 February 2021, 3:08 pm | Ministry of Health

Over 120 Māori students who have received bursaries for their mental health studies have been welcomed at two-day hui at Massey University in Auckland today. “We are committed to improving mental health and addiction outcomes in Aotearoa New Zealand. ... More >>

Education Perfect And Science Alive Join Forces To Equip Students For STEM Jobs Of The Future

Wednesday, 10 February 2021, 7:03 pm | Education Perfect

Leading education technology provider Education Perfect (EP) has announced a new partnership with New Zealand Charitable Trust, Science Alive, in a project designed to encourage student engagement in the areas of science, technology and innovation ... More >>

Scholarship Win Opens Ag Science Opportunities

Wednesday, 10 February 2021, 10:21 am | Ravensdown

Massey University student Sophie Ridd has been announced as this year’s recipient of Ravensdown’s Hugh Williams Memorial Scholarship. <img src="" width="540" height="720"> Sophie, 19, is about to start ... More >>

Youth Mentorship Programme 2021 Seeks Emerging Young Writers

Tuesday, 9 February 2021, 4:26 pm | New Zealand Society of Authors

  Four secondary school students will each have the opportunity to be mentored by one of New Zealand’s best professional authors in order to develop their craft and hone their writing skills. The NZSA Youth Mentorship Programme offers aspiring ... More >>

Lessons From Lockdown: What Could We Do Better?

Tuesday, 9 February 2021, 1:09 pm | University of Auckland

The 49 days of national lockdown in 2020 created stressful dilemmas between public compliance and personal responsibilities, a new study has found. People did pay attention to public health concerns but had to navigate competing moral imperatives and risk ... More >>

Congratulating Daryn Thompson On His NESP Academic Outcome

Tuesday, 9 February 2021, 12:35 pm | Northland District Health Board

Auckland University have recommended Daryn Thompson, a JRBM Scholarship recipient, for a BN Hons intensive 18-month academic pathway after completing the new entry to specialist practice (NESP): mental health and addiction nursing programme last ... More >>

Māori Student Success At Unitec At Risk

Friday, 5 February 2021, 4:39 pm | UNITEC Student Council

Irene Farnham (Māori Student Rep) and Aroha WiKohika Dykes (Student President). Te Kaunihera Akonga o Wairaka, Unitec Student Council respond to the claim of institutional racism at Unitec. As the elected voice of Unitec students, the Unitec Student Council ... More >>

Minister Hipkins Reaffirms Māori Stance At Unitec

Friday, 5 February 2021, 12:08 pm | Te Roopu Mataara

The Minister of Education has validated serious concerns raised by Unitec’s Rūnanga and Māori staff collective Te Roōpū Mataara. In a response letter to former Rūnanga Chair Tui Ah Loo, Minister Chris Hipkins stated that his expectations in accordance ... More >>

WITT And Open Polytechnic Working Better, Together

Friday, 5 February 2021, 8:34 am | WITT

WITT and the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand are getting off on the right foot in 2021, with a number of collaborative projects underway set to benefit learners, staff and the economic development of the region. The institutes are working together to ... More >>

Māori Student Success At Unitec At Risk

Friday, 5 February 2021, 6:38 am | UNITEC Student Council

Te Kaunihera Akonga o Wairaka| Unitec Student Council respond to the claim of institutional racism at Unitec. As the elected voice of Unitec students, the Unitec Student Council (USC) are deeply concerned about the dismantling of Māori leadership at Unitec and ... More >>

Helping Hand For The Class Of 2020

Thursday, 4 February 2021, 11:50 am | University of Auckland

Newly qualified teachers whose classroom experience was cut short because of last year’s Covid lockdowns can now apply for extra mentoring support. All first-year registered teachers employed in a teaching role in 2021 who weren’t able to complete ... More >>

New Pathway Into Primary Teaching Meets A Need

Thursday, 4 February 2021, 8:23 am | Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood NZ

Te Rito Maioha is launching a new three-year Bachelor of Teaching | Tohu Paetahi Whakaako (Primary) that does not require students to relocate from their home communities. The three-year Bachelor of Teaching | Tohu Paetahi Whakaako (Primary) degree is field-based ... More >>

History Curriculum ‘a Major Step In Nation Building’

Wednesday, 3 February 2021, 2:56 pm | Auckland University of Technology

In Reaction To The Government Release Today Of Its Proposed History Curriculum For New Zealand Schools, AUT History Professor Paul Moon Says: “This consultation document is a substantial opportunity and a major step in nation building. I encourage the ... More >>

Enhancing Cultural Competency The Pasifika Way

Wednesday, 3 February 2021, 8:27 am | Wintec

Raising equity and unleashing potential for Pasifika people in education starts with culturally competent educators and K’aute Pasifika and Wintec are working to address this in engaging ways. Pasifika leader Peta Karalus (right) is upskilling ... More >>

Online Deaf Culture And NZSL Webinar - Wed 17th Feb At 8pm-9pm

Wednesday, 3 February 2021, 8:09 am | Deaf WellBeing Society

Watch and listen as a Deaf presenter (with NZSL interpreter) explains Deaf culture, NZSL as a language, and the Deaf community in New Zealand. There will be an opportunity to ask questions too! A great fundraising event to support! Perfect for those in ... More >>

NZUSA National Welfare And National Education Officers Appointed

Tuesday, 2 February 2021, 12:15 pm | NZUSA

The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) has appointed its National Welfare and National Education Officers for 2021. Kate Aschoff (National Welfare Officer) and Ellen Dixon (National Education Officer) were recently appointed at ... More >>

Rongohia Te Hau: Effective Support For Culturally Responsive Teaching

Tuesday, 2 February 2021, 10:14 am | Ministry of Education

School leaders, teachers and communities have a new best evidence feature that explains the ‘how’ of building productive partnerships to drive change and excellent outcomes for ākonga in English medium education. Released today by the Ministry of Education, ... More >>

Ara IT And Digital Technology Courses Free To All Under The TTAF Scheme

Friday, 29 January 2021, 10:25 am | Ara Institute of Canterbury Ltd

Ara Institute of Canterbury has just had all of its IT and digital technology courses added to the Government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF) scheme, with the Bachelor of ICT degree being the only exception. This means that incoming ... More >>

More Than Trades Included In Government’s Free Study Fund

Thursday, 28 January 2021, 2:08 pm | UCOL

Learners in the Manawatū, Whanganui, Wairarapa, and Horowhenua regions are flocking at the chance to take up free study covered by the Government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF) – but many parents and students are unaware of the ... More >>

Educators Launch Independent Review Of School Staffing, Calling For Public Submissions

Thursday, 28 January 2021, 1:14 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

NZEI Te Riu Roa has launched an independent review of perceived under-resourcing in primary schooling*, inviting public submissions on how to ensure every child can realise their potential. NZEI Te Riu Roa members have raised serious concerns about ... More >>

Whitireia And WelTec Leadership Programme Helps Young Woman Grow Confidence Through Volunteer Work

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, 1:04 pm | Whitireia and WelTec

At the beginning of 2020, Roseline Enoka, who was born in a refugee camp in Kenya, moved from her family home in Australia to Wellington to live with her sister. Roseline wanted to study social work so she could get a job helping children and refugees. ... More >>

Genesis Energy Supports Pūhoro STEM Academy Pathways For Maori Students

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, 11:41 am | Genesis Energy

Pūhoro STEM Academy has signed a three-year partnership with Genesis Energy supporting Māori students to choose school subjects and career pathways in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Pūhoro assists Māori secondary school students to ... More >>

Publisher Launches Phonics Scheme To Support Teachers In New Zealand

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, 11:10 am | Twinkl

A brand-new phonics scheme has been launched by Twinkl to help teachers, parents and carers across the country develop children’s reading and spelling skills. Twinkl Phonics New Zealand has been designed specifically to suit early literacy learning ... More >>

Ara Offers Two New Scholarships For Māori Learners

Tuesday, 26 January 2021, 8:32 am | Ara Institute of Canterbury Ltd

The Department of Applied Science and Social Practice are offering two new scholarships for Māori learners to study for a Graduate Diploma in Laboratory Technology (GDILT) in 2021. Completion of the programme will enable Māori learners to move into a future-focused, ... More >>

SIT Open Nights – Still Places Available For 2021

Monday, 25 January 2021, 4:09 pm | Southern Institute Of Technology

If you’re uncertain about what to do with your 2021, Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) has upcoming Open Nights to help make those important decisions. There are limited places available in some programmes for study this year, and the Open Nights ... More >>

ECC Calls For Pause On Lunchbox Rules

Saturday, 23 January 2021, 6:43 am | Early Childhood Council

The Early Childhood Council is calling for the implementation of new early learning centre food safety rules to be paused so that issues that have emerged through its roll out can be worked through. The issue is about preventing children from choking, ... More >>

N4L Report Shows Steep Rise In Online Threats Targeting Schools

Thursday, 21 January 2021, 9:37 am | Network for Learning

 When students returned to school following the nationwide COVID-19 Alert Level 4 lockdown, their schools were targeted by more than 2,000 online threats per minute, according to a new report released today by Crown company Network for Learning ... More >>

1 In 2 NCEA Students Not Meaningfully Supported During COVID-19

Thursday, 21 January 2021, 9:14 am | Inspiration Education Limited

As students anxiously check their NCEA results today, adults should be aware of how COVID-19 has worsened the barriers students face in their learning, according to the head of nationwide high school tuition company, Inspiration Education . Their ... More >>

Cambridge International Releases Results For November 2020 Series

Thursday, 21 January 2021, 7:23 am | Cambridge Assessment International Education

In a year like no other, Cambridge International has released the Cambridge International AS and A Level results of its November 2020 series on time, to thousands of schools around the world. Cambridge International received nearly 20,000 entries and has ... More >>

Pilot Of New NCEA Subject A Significant Step Towards Parity For Māori Knowledge

Wednesday, 20 January 2021, 11:01 am | Ministry of Education

More than 30 secondary schools and kura across the country will be piloting the new Māori Performing Arts subject at all NCEA levels and for University Entrance this school year, marking a significant step towards ensuring parity for Māori knowledge ... More >>

Get A Taste Of Study And Life At UCOL

Wednesday, 20 January 2021, 10:35 am | UCOL

If you’re interested in studying in 2021 and wondering what studying at a vocational education provider is like, join us for an afternoon of emersion in one of our Taster Workshops. <img src="" ... More >>

Education Must Act On Advances Made During Lockdowns

Wednesday, 20 January 2021, 9:25 am | Crimson Global Academy

The Government must now focus on the opportunities the Covid-19 pandemic has provided our country, not just the threats. More >>

Guidelines, Not Food Police, The Right Approach

Wednesday, 20 January 2021, 7:42 am | Early Childhood Council

The Early Childhood Council welcome the new guidelines for child food safety, provided room remains for ECE centre discretion. “We deeply sympathise with everyone involved in the incident that prompted the review, and agree children’s safety is paramount. ... More >>

New Research From ERO Highlights Impact Of Covid-19 On Education Sector

Tuesday, 19 January 2021, 6:53 am | Education Review Office

New reports, published today by the Education Review Office (ERO), indicate that, although schools and services developed a range of positive solutions during the pandemic, the impacts of Covid-19 on learners will continue to be felt this year. ... More >>



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