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Whānau Manaaki Supports Regulations To Safeguard Children’s Interests

Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 1:44 pm | Whanau Manaaki Kindergartens

Whānau Manaaki Kindergartens is concerned about changes to the early childhood sector that remove the requirements for the person responsible to be a fully registered teacher, and that allow new centres to be set up even where there is no need for ... More >>

Education Job Cuts Short-sighted With Serious Implications

Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 1:37 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

The axing of more than 500 positions at the Ministry of Education is short-sighted, makes no sense, and will have serious implications in the long term, says Chris Abercrombie, PPTA Te Wehengarua president. More >>

UC Celebrates Exclusive With Wallace And Gromit Creators

Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 1:29 pm | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury (UC) have signed a multi-year agreement with the training arm of Academy Award® winning Aardman Animations. More >>

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Royal New Zealand Navy Celebrates Females In Stem Careers At School To Seas Wahine Camp

Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 9:44 am | New Zealand Defence Force

Forty female students from across New Zealand are participating in a week-long School to Seas Wahine Camp at Devonport Naval Base. The aim of the camp is to get young women interested in Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) based ... More >>

Early Childhood Regulation Changes: Put Children Not Business First, Says Union

Tuesday, 16 April 2024, 7:35 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

The Government needs to be putting early childhood teachers, children, and their families first, rather than business, say members of the country’s largest education union NZEI Te Riu Roa. More >>

ECE Regulations With Unintended Consequences Need To Be Removed While Retaining Regulations

Tuesday, 16 April 2024, 11:43 am | Early Childhood New Zealand

A framework that ensures quality education and safety of tamariki is key. More >>

Moves To Simplify ECE Regulation Will Benefit Centres And Parents

Tuesday, 16 April 2024, 9:52 am | Early Childhood Council

The Early Childhood Council says today’s Early Childhood Education regulation announcements and confirmation of a wider regulatory review will help teachers and managers focus on children, not unnecessary compliance. More >>

BestStart Educare Welcomes Network Planning Repeal

Tuesday, 16 April 2024, 9:45 am | BestStart

“BestStart welcomes the announcement by Minister Seymour that they will be repealing network planning and removing the persons responsible changes,” says BestStart Educare Deputy Chief Executive Fiona Hughes. “The network planning process substantially ... More >>

Asia New Zealand Foundation Opens Doors To Singapore's Tech Innovation Hub

Monday, 15 April 2024, 4:11 pm | Asia New Zealand Foundation

The Asia New Zealand Foundation launched its latest tech industry internship, in partnership with SGInnovate, a Singapore government-backed investor and ecosystem builder focusing on deep-technology development. The internship gives students in ... More >>

Selwyn House Boarding House To Close At The End Of Year

Saturday, 13 April 2024, 5:38 am | Selwyn House School

“The Boarding House has been an important and valued part of Selwyn House for the last 89 years. Unfortunately, the Boarding House has run at a significant financial loss for a number of years now, despite an increase in boarding student numbers." More >>

Supporting The Next Generation To Succeed In Agriculture And Horticulture

Friday, 12 April 2024, 10:34 am | AgriFutures

A series of agriculture and horticulture modules created to help secondary school teachers deliver the curriculum and help support students in achieving their goals has been rolled out. Clash of the Colleges is set to hit Auckland! Agri Futures | ... More >>

Supporting The Next Generation To Succeed In Agriculture And Horticulture

Thursday, 11 April 2024, 1:31 pm | AgriFutures

A series of agriculture and horticulture modules created to help secondary school teachers deliver the curriculum and help support students in achieving their goals has been rolled out. Clash of the Colleges is set to hit Auckland! Agri Futures | ... More >>

New Approach To Increase Māori And Pacific University Success

Thursday, 11 April 2024, 8:40 am | University of Auckland

Bold initiative to improve Māori and Pacific University Entrance pass rates and increase success, has been launched by Waipapa Taumata Rau, University of Auckland. More >>

Minister Wants A Different Set Of Kids To Solve His Problems!

Wednesday, 10 April 2024, 1:18 pm | Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association

Minister Seymour’s wants a different set of kids in NZ schools, but does not say what he wants to do with all the kids that don’t fit his idea of ideal kids! More >>

Big Brother Becomes Youngest Course Recruit For RNZAF

Tuesday, 9 April 2024, 1:01 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Kaliomiha Talamahina is the youngest of 61 graduates from this year’s Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) recruit course and says that youthful starting point gave him the drive to succeed. The 17-year-old will parade at RNZAF Base Woodbourne this ... More >>

The Kura – Let’s Do It Campaign Is Making An Impact In The Western Bay Of Plenty, And We Couldn't Be More Thrilled!

Monday, 8 April 2024, 11:44 am | Te Kura

After the first ever successful lauch of the Kura - Let’s Do it campaign in the Western Bay of Plenty, we’re excited to be back in term 2 as it's time for our ākonga in the Bay of Plenty to dust off their school bags and return to school. ... More >>

Minister Using Outdated Information To Justify Cutting School Lunches

Saturday, 6 April 2024, 12:34 pm | Health Coalition Aotearoa

The Associate Education Minister David Seymour is quoting a highly negative Treasury report on the Healthy School Lunches Programme to justify cuts, despite new evaluations that paint a much more positive picture. More >>

SAE Auckland Partners With Rockquest Promotions Ltd (RQP)

Saturday, 6 April 2024, 5:18 am | SAE Creative Media Institute

This collaboration will entail SAE teaming up with RQP on three of their key initiatives: Smokefreerockquest, Smokefree Tangata Beats, and OnScreen - music and filmmaking programmes for high school students nationwide. More >>

Principals And Teachers Agree Changes To NCEA Timeline Necessary

Friday, 5 April 2024, 4:48 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

Secondary principals and teachers agree with significant changes, announced by the Minister of Education today, to the timeline for implementation of new NCEA Levels 2 and 3 qualifications. “Delaying the implementation of Levels 2 and 3 is a sensible ... More >>

Early Childhood Providers Landed With Increased Salary Rates For Overseas Teachers

Friday, 5 April 2024, 3:23 pm | Early Childhood Council

“When the government introduces a compulsory pay rise, they should at least tell the employers that pay the bill. The lack of communication is disappointing and sub-standard,” said Simon Laube, ECC CEO. More >>

First RNZ Asia Scholarship Recipients Announced

Friday, 5 April 2024, 10:22 am | RNZ

The scholarship is part of the RNZ Asia service, launched in July 2023 and co-funded with NZ On Air, as part of a new initiative to speak to and report on issues in the growing Asian communities of New Zealand. More >>

Pursuit Of Corporate Career Brings Purpose

Friday, 5 April 2024, 7:03 am | University of Auckland

Pacific academic and lecturer Sione Taufa left his homeland of Tonga, traditionally from a long line of fishermen, farmers, weavers, and teachers, with dreams to enter the corporate world. More >>

School Attendance, School Lunches And Bus Transport - Is There A Link?

Thursday, 4 April 2024, 11:20 am | NZ Principals Federation

"The Minister wants to establish an Attendance Action Plan," said Otene. "My suggestion would be if you want actions to increase attendance, then reinstate and expand Ka Ora Ka Ako and don't remove transport subsidies to make it harder for young people ... More >>

Students Are Learning More About New Zealand’s Histories But Are Learning Less About Global Events

Thursday, 4 April 2024, 10:34 am | Education Review Office

"It is important that histories are linked to global contexts and ERO found that students are more than twice as likely to enjoy ANZ Histories when they are learning about New Zealand’s place in the world," says Ms Shinoda. More >>

Building A Better ECE Future Together

Thursday, 4 April 2024, 5:30 am | Early Childhood New Zealand

The sector and government need to design and implement a regulatory framework that enables a high-trust, low-compliance, service provider accountability environment, that safeguards our tamariki. More >>

New Histories Curriculum On Right Track – More Support Needed

Thursday, 4 April 2024, 5:14 am | Post Primary Teachers' Association

“This new curriculum is a huge improvement on what we were teaching previously. Clearly there is a need for more support for teachers to ensure that the curriculum content is covered in full. More >>

Minister Needs Evidence To Back Her Claim Linking Structured Mathematics To Raising Achievement

Wednesday, 3 April 2024, 6:36 pm | Aotearoa Educators Collective

“For years, research in mathematics education highlights that a one-size-fits-all approach has failed and in addition is discriminatory for the very students (Maori and Pacific students) who are currently under-served in our education system.” More >>

The New Zealand School Of Dance (NZSD) Is Proud To Present The 2024 Choreographic Season, Liminal

Wednesday, 3 April 2024, 7:45 am | The New Zealand School of Dance

This year’s Choreographic Season provides a platform for 3rd year contemporary dance students from the New Zealand School of Dance to showcase their creative voices in a curated and supportive environment. The showcase, titled Liminal, builds on ... More >>

Broken Election Promise; Unscientific Beliefs Taught As Fact; Puberty Blockers Banned In England

Tuesday, 2 April 2024, 5:03 pm | Resist Gender Education

“We call on this government to urgently make good its promise to replace the RSE Guide,” says Fern Hickson, spokesperson for Resist Gender Education. More >>

More Support Needed For Classroom Behaviour Says ERO Report

Thursday, 28 March 2024, 1:55 pm | New Zealand Principals' Federation

The New Zealand Principals' Federation (NZPF) welcomes the latest research report on ‘Behaviour in Classrooms’, conducted by the ERO research team. "I am grateful that ERO has responded to our calls for more research into the behaviour ... More >>

AEC Calls On The Government To Move Beyond The Sound Bite!

Thursday, 28 March 2024, 7:22 am | Aotearoa Educators Collective

AEC believes the government should ditch harmful policies like standardised testing & charter schools which will only compound equity issues in education. We want to see them investing in vital areas like initial teacher education, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, ... More >>

Family Boost Policy Could Miss Target Group

Thursday, 28 March 2024, 6:33 am | Kindergartens Aotearoa

Spokesperson Sherryll Wilson says families who cannot afford the fees to start with will not be able to benefit from this policy. Nor will families who do not have good English language skills or computer access find it easy to get the rebates. More >>

Challenging Behaviours In New Zealand Classrooms At Critical Levels

Thursday, 28 March 2024, 5:37 am | Education Review Office

New research from the Education Review Office (ERO) has found that disruptive behaviour in New Zealand’s classrooms is worse than other countries, is a rapidly growing problem, and is getting in the way of learning. More >>

One Teacher Per Four Children Under Three Would Be A Significant Step To Ensure Higher Quality Early Childhood Education

Wednesday, 27 March 2024, 4:29 pm | Early Childhood New Zealand

The government set the minimum standard for the ratio of teachers to children in Early Childhood Education services in the 1960s and Te Rito Maioha and Childspace are calling for that ratio to be updated. They organised a petition that was signed ... More >>

Lack Of Iinterest In Tamariki By Te Tai Tokerau Government MPs

Wednesday, 27 March 2024, 3:59 pm | Pat Newman

  There’s been a lot of talk about the current Coalition Government’s plans for schools, including changes to the free lunch scheme. As a principal, these issues are extremely important to me. Late last year, Te Tai Tokerau principals tried ... More >>

Te Āti Awa And WelTec Partner To Engage The Community In Tertiary Training Through Try-a-Trade

Wednesday, 27 March 2024, 12:56 pm | WelTec

Te Rūnanganui o Te Āti Awa and WelTec have joined up to launch an initiative called Try-a-Trade to encourage members of the community who are not currently working, studying or in training to consider pathways into further education or employment ... More >>

ECE ‘Boost’ An Administrative Burden For Whānau And Teachers

Tuesday, 26 March 2024, 5:44 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

"While any investment in ECE is welcome, this policy doesn't even begin to address the current crisis our ECE sector is facing.” More >>

Will Family Boost Funding Reach Those Families Who Need It Most?

Tuesday, 26 March 2024, 11:52 am | ECNZ

The confirmation that Family Boost will proceed is a positive step forward,” says Kathy Wolfe CE Te Rito Maioha. “Anything that helps parents afford quality childcare education is welcome, but the proof will be the reach of the policy and how parents ... More >>

100 Post-Grad And Masters Students Join A “Community Of Changemakers And Industry Shakers”

Monday, 25 March 2024, 1:37 pm | academyEX

(Auckland) Celebrations are in full swing at higher education institute, academyEX, formerly known as The Mind Lab. The institution has proudly awarded Postgraduate and Masters degrees to circa 100 eager achievers. This accomplished group, mainly ... More >>

2024 Ngarimu VC And 28th (Māori) Battalion Memorial Scholarships Announced

Friday, 22 March 2024, 5:29 pm | New Zealand Government

Thirteen Māori students have been awarded Ngarimu VC and 28th (Māori) Battalion Memorial Scholarships and Awards in recognition of their dedication and outstanding achievements. More >>

Polyfest Punters Help Le Va Develop Programmes For Pasifika

Friday, 22 March 2024, 5:21 pm | Le Va

Le Va’s iconic fale-style tent is hard to miss when people arrive at the 2024 ASB Polyfest to immerse themselves in the vibrant sights and sounds of the Pacific at the Manukau Superbowl in Tāmaki Makaurau. Running over four days from March 20 ... More >>

Tamariki Get Opportunity To Speak Out On Ka Ora, Ka Ako, Healthy School Lunches Programme

Friday, 22 March 2024, 5:19 pm | Save The Children

Child rights organisation Save the Children is on a mission to ensure children’s voices are heard on any proposed changes to Ka Ora, Ka Ako, Healthy School Lunches programme. As part of its ‘Children’s Voices’ project, the child rights organisation ... More >>

Government Refusal To Release Charter School Information Alarming

Friday, 22 March 2024, 9:26 am | PPTA

The Government’s refusal to release information, or consult with those directly affected, about impacts of charter schools on communities raises serious concerns about the costs and implications of this unproven experiment, says Chris Abercrombie ... More >>

Leading U.S. Social Work Scholars Explore Aotearoa | NZ’s Social Innovation And Social Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

Thursday, 21 March 2024, 6:15 pm | University of Otago

The visit, featuring Auckland and Wellington, aims to cultivate a fertile exchange of ideas and best practices between scholars and practitioners in the two nations. More >>

Instigators And Advocates Of Cultural Safety Honoured At Ara

Thursday, 21 March 2024, 5:15 pm | Te Pukenga

Ara Institute of Canterbury has honoured three exceptional and inspirational Ngāi Tahu leaders in health, education and cultural safety with their portraits formally installed at its Manawa campus. The late Dr Irihapeti Ramsden (ONZM), Linda Grennell ... More >>

Vision For Whānau Healthcare Inspires Nursing Graduate

Thursday, 21 March 2024, 11:59 am | University of Auckland

Merophy Brown wants her masters research to help all whānau to have positive experiences in Whāngarei Hospital. Merophy Brown has just graduated from Te Tai Tokerau with a Master of Nursing – first class honours - and a vision for health services where ... More >>

Te Pūkenga Bridging Education Courses Prove Popular As Alternate Path To Tertiary Education

Thursday, 21 March 2024, 11:41 am | Unitec

Unitec | Te Pūkenga bridging education courses are proving valuable in helping school leavers and career changers progress into tertiary education. For Semester One 2024, Unitec | Te Pūkenga saw a 23 per cent increase in domestic enrolments ... More >>

International Studies Highlight Link Between Hunger And Lower Educational Achievement

Thursday, 21 March 2024, 9:10 am | Public Health Communication Centre

There is compelling international evidence linking hunger in schools in Aotearoa New Zealand to lower educational achievement according to public health researchers. In the second Briefing in a three-part series from the Public Health Communication ... More >>

Burnside High School To Close Two Blocks After Seismic Assessment Report

Wednesday, 20 March 2024, 8:13 pm | Convergence Communications and Marketing

Two of Burnside High Schools’ classroom blocks, I and J block, will close after the school’s board received draft detailed seismic assessments revealing that both buildings are below the minimum level of earthquake rating required under the New ... More >>

Mount Maunganui College Wins Cooney Lees Morgan Bay Of Plenty Regional Schools’ Debating Championships

Wednesday, 20 March 2024, 5:48 am | NZ Schools' Debating Council

The teams in the Grand Final debated the motion “This House Believes that important decisions about children’s health should be made by medical professionals and not by their parents.” More >>

Sorted Teams Up With New Zealand’s #1 Podcast, The Morning Shift, To Help Shift The Conversation Around Money

Tuesday, 19 March 2024, 10:36 am | Retirement Commission

Sorted and New Zealand’s biggest podcast, The Morning Shift, are joining forces to redefine how New Zealanders talk about money. The Morning Shift is the brainchild of three Kiwi dads Jordan River and Brook Ruscoe, former breakfast radio hosts, and ... More >>

Downer Māori Leaders Graduate Via Otago Polytechnic's Capable NZ Pathway

Monday, 18 March 2024, 12:32 pm | Te Pukenga

A group of Māori leaders at Downer have graduated with bachelor’s degrees from Otago Polytechnic | Te Pūkenga as part of a groundbreaking initiative involving Te Puni Kōkiri and Capable NZ. They crossed the stage at the Dunedin Town Hall on ... More >>

2024 Te Waiu O Aotearoa Trust Scholarship Recipients Announced

Monday, 18 March 2024, 10:11 am | Westpac New Zealand

The 2024 recipients of the Te Waiu o Aotearoa (TWOA) Trust scholarships have been announced. The four recipients come from throughout Aotearoa, but share a common purpose in wanting to build on their studies to make a difference in their communities. ... More >>

Unite Union Offers Support To Freyberg Students Facing Disciplinary Action Over Protest

Friday, 15 March 2024, 7:51 pm | Unite Union

Unite Union has offered professional advice and assistance to any Freyberg student facing disciplinary action over the recent protest at the school. “A school strike and protest in 2006 over youth rates drew very similar criticism at the time. In ... More >>

Minister - Don’t Throw The Baby Out With The Bathwater

Friday, 15 March 2024, 7:02 pm | Early Childhood Education

“Getting rid of Pay Parity in the Early Childhood Education (ECE) sector will send a message that we don’t value qualified teachers,” says Kathy Wolfe, CE Te Rito Maioha. Pay Parity is not yet fully implemented, however when it is it “will ... More >>

Safe-guarding An Ethical Future For AI

Friday, 15 March 2024, 4:26 pm | University of Canterbury

Digital literacy experts are advocating for the need to change the way we engage with and teach Artificial Intelligence (AI), setting students up for success in the future. Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury (UC) Associate Professor ... More >>

Award Winning Scholars Step Closer To Achieving Equity For Pacific Peoples

Friday, 15 March 2024, 2:52 pm | University of Auckland

Two award winning Pacific academics are hopeful that a $US75K Spencer Foundation Vision grant will lead to future generations of Pacific peoples having greater achievement in Higher Education. <img src="" ... More >>

Young Pacific Academic Lands Harvard Teaching Role

Friday, 15 March 2024, 2:29 pm | University of Auckland

Dr Therese Lautua’s research journey began as way to help Pacific young people, the Waipapa Taumata Rau, University of Auckland theologian had no idea it would set her on a path to Harvard University. <img src="" ... More >>

An “invisible Wall” Is Crippling NZ Classroom Achievement: Experts

Friday, 15 March 2024, 10:54 am | ACORN

Our educational system is failing one in 10 students More >>

2024 ASB Polyfest Gets Underway Next Week

Thursday, 14 March 2024, 7:53 pm | ASB Polyfest

The Manukau Sports Bowl will burst into life in a week’s time with the 49th staging of the ASB Polyfest. From Wednesday, 20 March to Saturday, 23 March the Sports Bowl will reverberate with traditional song and dance from Auckland’s youth. ASB Polyfest ... More >>



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