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Strong Performance Highlighted In 2021 Open Polytechnic Annual Report

Monday, 23 May 2022, 11:40 am | Open Polytechnic

The recently released 2021 Annual Report for Open Polytechnic highlights a second year of record enrolment growth, strong financial and course completion results, and significant progress towards closing the equity gap for priority learners. A ... More >>

Christchurch High Schoolers Commissioned To Create Anti-bullying Song

Friday, 20 May 2022, 5:01 pm | Rangi Ruru Girls' School

Rangi Ruru Girls’ School students and commercial music teacher Henare Kaa have written, composed and produced ‘We Tumeke’ the official waiata anthem for Bullying-Free NZ Week, which culminates in Pink Shirt Day today. Mr Kaa with Year 13 students from ... More >>

Four Talented Secondary School Students Awarded Mentorships As Part Of Youth Mentorship Programme

Friday, 20 May 2022, 1:59 pm | New Zealand Society of Authors

  These young writers will hone their writing skills and develop their craft through the year as part of this programme and we congratulate them on their success. 2022 Youth Mentorships awarded to: Shima Jack (Logan Park High School) Eloise ... More >>

Regalia Hiring Group Help Funds Pasifika Study Programme For NCEA Students

Friday, 20 May 2022, 12:16 pm | University of Canterbury

Pasifika NCEA students will have the opportunity to participate in a free study programme during the holidays, thanks to the generous support of Graduate Women Canterbury (GWC). GWC is a not for profit that operates the hire of academic regalia for graduating ... More >>

Radio Advert Sparks Interest In EIT Social Work Programme

Friday, 20 May 2022, 10:03 am | Eastern Institute of Technology

An EIT radio advert promoting the institute’s Bachelor of Social Work programme convinced Natalya Williams that social work was the career for her and a way for her to help women going through what she had experienced. When she was younger Natalya ... More >>

New Zealand’s Largest Independent Creative College Rebrands As Yoobee College Of Creative Innovation

Friday, 20 May 2022, 9:29 am | Yoobee CCI

Harnessing its mission to shape and empower a global community of learners who are prepared to ‘Create the Future’, Yoobee Colleges reveals new brand. New Zealand’s largest independent creative and technology tertiary education provider, Yoobee Colleges, ... More >>

Tamariki In ECE Services Come Off Second Best In Budget 2022

Friday, 20 May 2022, 6:24 am | Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood NZ

19 May Early childhood teachers will be celebrating another step towards pay parity in this year’s Budget – but there’s still no parity for tamariki in early childhood education services, or their whānau. “After being forgotten in last year’s Budget, ... More >>

Tamariki In ECE Services Come Off Second Best In Budget 2022

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 8:17 pm | Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood NZ

Early childhood teachers will be celebrating another step towards pay parity in this year’s Budget – but there’s still no parity for tamariki in early childhood education services, or their whānau. “After being forgotten in last year’s Budget, ... More >>

Tamariki In ECE Services Come Off Second Best In Budget 2022

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 8:16 pm | Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood NZ

Early childhood teachers will be celebrating another step towards pay parity in this year’s Budget – but there’s still no parity for tamariki in early childhood education services, or their whānau. “After being forgotten in last year’s Budget, ... More >>

PR: Te Pūkenga - Budget Investment Into Vocational Education And Training Applauded

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 7:34 pm | Te Pukenga

Today’s Budget announcement of further investment into vocational education and training has been welcomed by the organisation leading New Zealand’s vocational training. Te Pūkenga was established as part of the Reform of Vocational Education ... More >>

Principals' Response To Budget 2022

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 7:31 pm | NZ Principals Federation

The New Zealand Principals’ Federation (NZPF) has welcomed the increased funding to Education in the 2022 Budget announcements. "Our top priorities are to implement the curriculum refresh by providing the appropriate resources and professional learning ... More >>

A Budget Of Two Halves For Tamariki - NZEI Te Riu Roa

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 7:19 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

New Zealand’s largest education union says there are a number of pleasing aspects of this year’s Budget but it is frustrating to see no long-term commitment to fixing the issues of under staffing and increased work demands that affect the quality of ... More >>

Universities’ Budget 2022 Funding Doesn’t Even Keep Up With Inflation

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 7:10 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Aotearoa New Zealand’s universities are disappointed that despite their potential to be the key to improving wellbeing, addressing climate change and positioning the country for post-pandemic success, Budget 2022’s tiny funding increases won’t ... More >>

Little Comfort For Early Childhood Education In This Year’s Budget

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 6:52 pm | Office of Early Childhood Education

Early childhood education services that are already financially stressed and struggling to retain teachers are unlikely to find much to smile about in this year’s Budget. A cost adjustment to funding rates may be welcome news for ECE business owners worried ... More >>

Great Leaders, Great Schools: Springboard Trust Creating Positive Change For Tamariki

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 10:53 am | Springboard Trust

By learning with Springboard Trust, school principals vastly improve their leadership as well as their ability to engage and mobilise the entire community. Our latest set of impact reports, to be released over the coming months, highlight the myriad ... More >>

Urgent Solutions Needed To Make Schools Safer – PPTA Te Wehengarua

Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 2:41 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

Going to secondary school – for both students and staff – is becoming increasingly dangerous in too many communities, and urgent solutions are needed, says Melanie Webber, President of PPTA Te Wehengarua. “Recent incidents show that levels of ... More >>

Pretty But Invasive: Stopping Monkeyflower Spread

Tuesday, 17 May 2022, 4:30 pm | University of Canterbury

UC master’s student Aaron Millar is researching ways to stop the spread of monkeyflower, an attractive North American plant that is invading pristine areas of Canterbury and Otago. Colloquially known as monkeyflower, the plant is particularly prominent ... More >>

Te Pūkenga And Learners Work Together To Design The Future

Tuesday, 17 May 2022, 2:35 pm | Te Pukenga

Te Pūkenga ākonga (learners) and kaimahi (staff) are working together to develop a system that meets the needs of its ākonga, particularly Māori, Pacific and disabled ākonga who are often underserved. Learner Journey and Experience Deputy Chief Executive ... More >>

Campaign Launched To Fund Gender Neutral Bathrooms In Schools For IDAHOBIT

Tuesday, 17 May 2022, 7:06 am | InsideOUT

Campaign launched to fund gender neutral bathrooms in schools for International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia On May 17, 1990, the World Health Organisation stopped classifying homosexuality as a mental health condition. ... More >>

Digital Badges Awarded To Online Learners

Monday, 16 May 2022, 5:24 pm | eCampus NZ

Several vocational education providers across New Zealand are now awarding graduates with digital badges, electronic credentials that can be shared and verified online. Ara, Toi-Ohomai, NMIT, NorthTec, UCOL, WelTec & Whitireia, Otago Polytechnic, ... More >>

Freshwater Ecosystems Under Threat In A Warming Aotearoa

Monday, 16 May 2022, 5:05 pm | University of Canterbury

Nature is taking with one hand and giving with the other when it comes to Aotearoa New Zealand’s freshwater ecosystems. While the increasing number of severe droughts is playing havoc with our waterways, more floods could prove to be their friend. ... More >>

New Zealand Far From Bullying Free

Monday, 16 May 2022, 6:20 am | Sticks 'n Stones

It’s Bullying Free New Zealand week! This week is an annual, nationwide event, led by the Bullying Prevention Advisory Group (BPAG). It’s an opportunity for schools and their communities to raise awareness about bullying and promote inclusion. Data ... More >>

EIT Promotes Three Recognised Researchers To Associate Professor Position

Saturday, 14 May 2022, 5:13 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

Three locally and internationally recognised EIT researchers and academics have been promoted to Associate Professor in recognition of the work they have done. The three staff members are Dr Emily Nelson, who was Principal Academic Staff Member ... More >>

Canterbury Astronomers Spot Quadruple Stars Which May Spark Supernova

Friday, 13 May 2022, 4:20 pm | University of Canterbury

A quadruple star system discovered in 2017 and recently observed at the University of Canterbury Mt John Observatory could represent a new channel by which thermonuclear supernova explosions can occur in the Universe, according to results published in ... More >>

Maritime Training And Employment – Creating Positive Futures For Northland’s Young People

Friday, 13 May 2022, 6:56 am | R. Tucker Thompson Sail Training Trust

The R. Tucker Thompson Sail Training Trust has teamed up with Queenstown Resort College Tai Tokerau (QRC) and Skipper Training NZ to deliver a Maritime and Tourism Operations training programme based in Paihia. The collaborative initiative has been ... More >>

Dancing To A New Beat, Making Museums Easier To Navigate

Thursday, 12 May 2022, 4:39 pm | University of Canterbury

An international classical ballet dancer has pivoted to mastering how to make museums easier for everyone to navigate, including people who are neurodivergent. Inspired by a partially blind child with autism, University of Canterbury Master of Business ... More >>

New ERO Research Finds Pacific Learners Facing Significant Impacts In Face Of Covid-19

Thursday, 12 May 2022, 6:35 am | Education Review Office

New research published today by the Education Review Office (ERO) shows that Covid-19 has disproportionally and significantly impacted Pacific learners. "Pacific learners and communities have been remarkably resilient in facing the challenges ... More >>

Te Pūkenga Welcomes Boost To Trade Training

Tuesday, 10 May 2022, 3:35 pm | Te Pukenga

New Zealand’s largest vocational education provider has welcomed the Government’s Budget 2022 announcement to put an extra $230 million into trades training. Education Minister Chris Hipkins and Social Development and Employment Minister Carmel Sepuloni ... More >>

The University Of Auckland And Fiji National University Sign MoU

Monday, 9 May 2022, 6:06 pm | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland) and the Fiji National University (FNU) on Friday 6 May 2022, signed a memorandum of understanding that will pave the way for greater academic cooperation. Its aim is to facilitate collaboration between staff, introduced joint ... More >>

Tackling Climate Change With ‘Carbon Negative’ Green Hydrogen

Monday, 9 May 2022, 5:21 pm | University of Canterbury

Researchers at the University of Canterbury (UC) are developing a smart new way of making green hydrogen from woody biomass and capturing carbon in the process. As Aotearoa New Zealand heads towards zero carbon 2050, green hydrogen is poised ... More >>

Cobranding Marks Transition To A National Vocational Education Network

Monday, 9 May 2022, 9:52 am | Universal College Of Learning

The transition of UCOL to Te Pūkenga – the New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology is well underway, including a new co-branded look from May. Te Pūkenga is the new national vocational education training network that includes all Institutes ... More >>

AASC Media Statement: Independent Investigation And Review Into New Zealand Broadcasting School

Friday, 6 May 2022, 6:07 pm | Ara Academic Staff of Canterbury

Ara Acadamic Staff of Canterbury (AASC) represents some of the staff and tutors working in the NZ New Zealand Broadcasting School- Te Whaitua Whakapaoho o Aotearoa. AASC’s members are pleased to see the serious allegations made against staff through ... More >>

EIT Environmental Project Short-listed For International Award

Friday, 6 May 2022, 4:59 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

International Green Gown Awards An acclaimed EIT community environmental project has been shortlisted for a prestigious international sustainability award after winning a category in the Australasian tertiary sector awards last year. The International ... More >>

EIT Environment Coordinator Wants To Build On Sustainability Successes

Friday, 6 May 2022, 10:36 am | Eastern Institute of Technology

EIT’s new Environment and Sustainability Coordinator Mark Caves plans to maintain and develop the institute’s award winning outdoor learning project and also find ways of reducing EIT’s carbon footprint. Mark will split his current role of Chef ... More >>

Biodiversity Is Everyone’s Business

Thursday, 5 May 2022, 5:20 pm | University of Canterbury

Environmental Science students from the University of Canterbury will upskill the community on how everyone can contribute to improving local biodiversity. Environmental Science student and EnviroSoc Andrew McKaskell, with UC Geology PhD student and founder ... More >>

Ara Releases NZBS Investigation Report

Thursday, 5 May 2022, 12:35 pm | Te Pukenga

Ara Institute of Canterbury ("Ara") has today released the independent investigator’s report following allegations of inappropriate behaviour made by some students of the NZ Broadcasting School (NZBS). The independent investigation ... More >>

Te Pūheke Opens A Pathway Towards Improved Environmental Stewardship

Thursday, 5 May 2022, 5:28 am | University of Canterbury

If Aotearoa New Zealand is to successfully transition to a more sustainable, resilient future without sacrificing productivity, then the full impact of various land-use practices needs to be well-understood and appropriately managed. A powerful new model ... More >>

Te Pūkenga Agrees A Plan To Improve Outcomes For All Disabled Learners In Vocational Education Across Aotearoa

Wednesday, 4 May 2022, 6:39 pm | Te Pukenga

On 27 April, Te Pūkenga approved a national strategic disability action plan to improve outcomes for disabled ākonga (learners). This plan provides a unified national strategy across Te Pūkenga, which includes 16 Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics ... More >>

Cool Kids With Their New Lids

Wednesday, 4 May 2022, 5:01 pm | Tauranga City Council

Five Tauranga and Western Bay students and one teacher will be looking extra sharp on their bikes, scooters, and skateboards after being presented with their new professionally painted helmets. They are all category winners in Travel Safe’s annual Design your ... More >>

Te Tai Tokerau Principals Seriously Concerned About The Differences In Funding Children With Severe Behavioural Needs

Wednesday, 4 May 2022, 4:19 pm | Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association

The region that a child lives in impacts hugely on the help provided by the Ministry of Education Pat Newman, President of Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association says that the figures he has obtained from the Ministry show the average amount allocated ... More >>

New Life For A Building That Played A Big Role In Raising Generations Of Palmerstonians

Wednesday, 4 May 2022, 4:06 pm | Universal College Of Learning

A building that helped nurture generations has been strengthened and modernised so that it can help connect UCOL students to their future careers. Built in 1929, the former Palmerston North Plunket Rooms in King Street is now the Workhub – a ... More >>

International Appointments And Research To Advance Early Childhood Education

Wednesday, 4 May 2022, 3:09 pm | Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood NZ

New academic appointments and collaborative research have cemented an international relationship to advance early childhood education knowledge and practice. UNITAR International University of Malaysia has appointed two academic staff of Te Rito ... More >>

Otago Polytechnic Rolls Out Te Pūkenga Co-branding

Wednesday, 4 May 2022, 10:29 am | Te Pukenga

Otago Polytechnic has taken another key step on its transition journey to Te Pūkenga, rolling out co-branding with the national organisation responsible for delivering vocational education and training across Aotearoa New Zealand. Over the coming months, ... More >>

Benefits Of Interventional Education For Māori "Far Outweigh" Investment

Wednesday, 4 May 2022, 9:44 am | Te Ohu Kaimoana

A recent study into the social impact of interventional Māori education has found that for every dollar invested, students are receiving almost twice as much value in return. Te Kete Aronui: Social Return on Investment report published today by ... More >>

Famous Chefs Luncheon Returns, Inspiring Next Generation Of Chefs

Tuesday, 3 May 2022, 12:49 pm | Southern Institute of Technology

Following on from the runaway success of the inaugural event in 2021, The Pure South Famous Young Chefs Luncheon returned to Southern Institute of Technology recently; Southland’s finest produce was prepared and presented to perfection by the next ... More >>

Discovering The Adulterer’s Guide: Aotearoa’s Wicked Bible

Monday, 2 May 2022, 5:15 pm | University of Canterbury

In 1631, Robert Barker, printer to the English King Charles I, made one of the most serious blunders in publishing history. So much so, one contemporary labelled it “a ſcandalous miſtake in our Engliſh Bibles.” Barker’s error was indeed ... More >>

Early Childhood Education Sector In Crisis – Pre-Budget Survey Reveals

Monday, 2 May 2022, 9:27 am | Office of Early Childhood Education

More people than ever in the early childhood education (ECE) sector think it is heading in the wrong direction and that there will be no improvement, at least not over the next 12 months. The quality of ECE for children in the sector has worsened. ... More >>

Aotearoa Legal Workers’ Union National Student Committee Launches Across Law Schools On International Workers’ Day

Sunday, 1 May 2022, 11:34 am | ALWUNSC

The Aotearoa Legal Workers’ Union National Student Committee (ALWUNSC) has representatives at every law school in Aotearoa, and today, they launch their campaign to encourage fellow law students to join. “As many of us head back on campus, you will start ... More >>

Addressing The Social, Cultural And Educational Needs Of Pacific Learners

Friday, 29 April 2022, 6:12 pm | Pacific Learners

Pacific Learners is a community-led initiative borne from a desire to see Pacific tamariki succeed. In order to unlock Pacific children’s full potential, Pacific Learners believes that it is crucial to address the cultural, social, educational ... More >>

Researchers Tackle Wicked Problems In Shipping Industry

Friday, 29 April 2022, 11:20 am | University of Canterbury

An industry-academia research partnership could help offer solutions to reduce the carbon footprint of the freight transport industry.   The University of Canterbury (UC) researchers Dr Patricio Gallardo and Adjunct Professor of Practice ... More >>

Global Sustainability First For UC

Thursday, 28 April 2022, 5:11 pm | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury’s (UC) outstanding global sustainability results announced today are testament to years of coordinated planning, measuring and delivery across our campuses. UC achieved first in the world for Sustainable Development Goal ... More >>

University Of Auckland Student Wins Gates Foundation Scholarship To Cambridge

Thursday, 28 April 2022, 10:31 am | University of Auckland

University of Auckland physics student Caleb Todd is the sole New Zealander to win a coveted Gates Foundation 2022 scholarship to Cambridge University. He’ll use state-of-the-art techniques to study interactions between metals and molecules for ... More >>

AUT Rises In Global Impact Rankings

Thursday, 28 April 2022, 9:51 am | Auckland University of Technology

The Auckland University of Technology (AUT) has again been ranked amongst the world’s leading universities in the 2022 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings , recognising its ongoing commitment to creating a more sustainable future. The rankings, released ... More >>

University Improves Its International Impact Ranking

Thursday, 28 April 2022, 6:37 am | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland has risen in the 2022 Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings – moving to sixth globally from ninth equal in 2021. This is the fourth year the international ranking has been held, with Auckland ranked first in ... More >>

CIPS Accredits New AUT Master Of Supply Chain Management

Tuesday, 26 April 2022, 10:16 am | Auckland University of Technology

The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS), the professional body for the procurement and supply profession, has partnered with Auckland University of Technology (AUT) to accredit the new AUT Master of Supply Chain Management (MSCM). ... More >>

Karamu High School Students Get Their Hearing Checked

Friday, 15 April 2022, 6:25 pm | Karamu High School

Hearing Screening Programme at Karamu High School Karamu High School students were tested for their hearing as part of a partnership with the local community. The Hastings Host Lions Club sponsored 100 Year 9 Karamu High School students to be screened by ... More >>

Auditor-General's Report, Tertiary Education Sector: What We Saw In 2021

Thursday, 14 April 2022, 2:59 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

Our report Tertiary education sector: What we saw in 2021 was presented to the House of Representatives today. This report focuses on two key areas – the ongoing vocational education reform programme and the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on the tertiary ... More >>

Wairarapa Beauty Students In Demand By Industry

Wednesday, 13 April 2022, 3:01 pm | Universal College Of Learning

UCOL Wairarapa beauty students are seeing the benefits of working part-time in the industry while studying towards a diploma. Six of the eleven students in the New Zealand Diploma in Beauty Therapy have already secured part-time work in beauty therapy ... More >>

Myers Scholarship Winner Will Use Cambridge Learning To Tackle Mental Health Crisis

Wednesday, 13 April 2022, 11:16 am | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

The recipient of this year’s Sir Douglas Myers Scholarship to attend the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom aims to use what he learns there to help tackle Aotearoa New Zealand’s mental health crisis. Eighteen-year-old Aucklander Isaac ... More >>

First-of-a-kind Partnership To Deliver World-class Training For School Boards

Tuesday, 12 April 2022, 5:10 pm | NZSTA

World-class online training is set to be rolled out for the 17,000-plus school board members in Aotearoa under an Open Polytechnic/NZ School Trustees Association (NZSTA) partnership for innovation. “Through the power of partnership, and the combined ... More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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