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NZEI Te Riu Roa Launches Kōhanga Reo Fair Pay Campaign

Saturday, 4 July 2020, 4:21 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

Today NZEI Te Riu Roa is launching Te Ake Rautangi, a new whakahau calling for the mana of Kōhanga Reo kaimahi to be upheld by ensuring all kaimahi are paid fairly. Announced at this weekend’s annual Te Kāhui Whetū national hui, the campaign ... More >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa Welcomes Funding For Students And Education Workforce After COVID-19 Lockdown

Friday, 3 July 2020, 11:30 am | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa is welcoming the Government’s funding announcement to support schools and early learning services as they face lower attendance rates after the Covid-19 lockdown. NZEI Te Riu Roa President, Liam Rutherford, says the $52m fund, ... More >>

Principals Welcome Truancy Funding Boost

Friday, 3 July 2020, 9:16 am | New Zealand Principals' Federation

NZPF welcomes the announcement by Minister Hipkins for a $52m urgent response fund, to address the issue of young people with a history of poor school attendance. Schools uniformly report poor service from existing truancy and attendance service providers. ... More >>

Concern Funding For Teacher Pay Going Towards Maintenance And Corporate Profit

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 4:17 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

NZEI Te Riu Roa is concerned public funding earmarked for much needed pay increases for early childhood teachers may instead be going towards maintenance and private corporations’ bottom lines. The $151.1 million funding boost announced in Budget ... More >>

Kindergartens Call For More Funding For Non-Kindergarten Services

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 4:14 pm | Kindergartens Aotearoa

Kindergartens Aotearoa, a collective representing more than half of New Zealand’s kindergartens, supports funding increases for non-kindergarten early childhood education services as long as it comes with pay parity. Private employers are saying it is ... More >>

Taratahi Hosts Agricultural Career Weeks

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 1:46 pm | UCOL

The long wait has ended for training to recommence at the Taratahi Agriculture Training Centre south of Masterton. Career weeks are being offered for people to experience life on the land at Taratahi, and decide whether they want to learn more about working ... More >>

Free Training Initiative Targets Growth For Industries In Recovery From Lockdown.

Monday, 29 June 2020, 10:05 am | Southern Institute Of Technology

The Government recently announced a free training initiative through the Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF) and Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) is providing a range of courses, as well as the benefit of accommodation bursaries ... More >>

Better Student Support But 72% Of Primary Principals Think Too Much Is Being Asked Of Schools

Friday, 26 June 2020, 3:07 pm | NZ Council for Educational Research

Results from NZCER’s latest 3-yearly National Survey of English-medium primary schools show that more attention is being paid to improving the school experiences and outcomes for Māori students, Pacific students, and students with disability ... More >>

NZ Herald Premium Launches Special Investigation Into Early Childhood Education

Friday, 26 June 2020, 2:07 pm | NZME

Private centre, home-based care, playcentre, kindergarten… the world of early childhood education is a complex and often expensive minefield. It’s no surprise that many parents and caregivers feel overwhelmed when it comes to the best options ... More >>

Ara Applauds Education New Zealand’s Innovation Healthcare Challenge Winners

Friday, 26 June 2020, 2:03 pm | Ara Institute

ChristchurchNZ’s Emerging Future’s Two Week Innovation Healthcare Challenge has just finished, with Team Aritma emerging as the ‘Judges Choice’ and Team Glimpse as the ‘People’s Choice’ winners after a live-stream final pitch to ... More >>

Hidden In Plain Sight – Discovering UC’s Unseen Artefacts

Friday, 26 June 2020, 1:03 pm | University of Canterbury

  Aotearoa New Zealand’s second oldest university is launching a survey of its historical objects in the lead-up to its 150th birthday, thanks to a $12,000 grant from Lottery Environment and Heritage. Canterbury College was established in ... More >>

New Zealand And Japanese High Schools Share Home Room Classes In Online Experience

Friday, 26 June 2020, 11:45 am | North Asia CAPE

New Zealand high school students are having conversations in Japanese with students at high schools in Tokyo, thanks to an initiative from the North Asia Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence (NA CAPE) in collaboration with Education New Zealand (ENZ). This international ... More >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa Concerned By Growing Number Of Teachers Feeling Unsafe In The Classroom

Friday, 26 June 2020, 9:11 am | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa is concerned at the growing number of primary teachers who feel unsafe in their classroom. The survey from NZCER shows 24% of primary teachers occasionally felt unsafe in their classroom, up from 12% in 2016. NZEI Te Riu Roa President, Liam ... More >>

Turning The Lens On Māori-language Journalism

Thursday, 25 June 2020, 2:28 pm | Auckland University of Technology

What is Māori-language news journalism? It’s not exactly like its mainstream, English-language cousin. A researcher from the Auckland University of Technology has produced the first in-depth study to explain how the sector works and reveal ... More >>

InZone Education Foundation Acknowledges National Volunteer Week

Thursday, 25 June 2020, 11:47 am | InZone Education Foundation

InZone Education Foundation went above and beyond through the COVID-19 lockdown period to ensure their rangatahi did not get left behind. Critical to this was the support and assistance of volunteers whose generosity we acknowledge this National ... More >>

Lincoln’s Land-based Legacy Delivers For Government

Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 2:56 pm | Lincoln University

Lincoln University’s 142-year record of delivering practical land-based courses is matching the Government’s need to encourage workers into the food and fibre sector. Lincoln is the only New Zealand university included in the Government’s ... More >>

Collaboration To Benefit Funeral Services Industry

Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 1:55 pm | Open Polytechnic

A recently signed Memorandum of Intent between The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand, the Funeral Service Training Trust of New Zealand and Auckland Institute of Studies will see the three organisations collaborating to develop programmes of study for ... More >>

New Money Lessons Help Students Gain NCEA

Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 11:44 am | Commission for Financial Capability

Secondary students can gain credits toward NCEA by learning about money thanks to a new collection of learning materials developed by the Commission for Financial Capability (CFFC). The CFFC has launched the resources through its Sorted in Schools ... More >>

Teacher Aides Vote To Endorse Historic Pay Equity Settlement Including Pay Rises Of Up To 28%

Sunday, 21 June 2020, 4:32 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

Teacher aides have voted overwhelmingly to endorse an historic pay equity settlement that includes pay increases of up to 28%. The endorsement follows a pay equity claim that NZEI Te Riu Roa initiated with the Ministry of Education in 2016. The endorsement ... More >>

USP Special Council Meeting – 19 June 2020

Friday, 19 June 2020, 6:53 pm | University Of The South Pacific

Meeting Resolution The Council, having considered the decision by the Executive Committee to suspend the Vice-Chancellor & President, is not persuaded that due process was followed in the suspension of the Vice-Chancellor & President, ... More >>

Tuition Fees On Postgraduate Courses Waived To Meet Employment Needs

Friday, 19 June 2020, 3:00 pm | Lincoln University

Lincoln University is endeavouring to meet the need of the thriving food and fibre sector for skilled and qualified workers by waiving tuition fees on a number of postgraduate courses which feed into it. The move also boosts retraining options for those who ... More >>

Tararua Veterinary Student One Step Closer To A Career In Animal Welfare

Thursday, 18 June 2020, 6:49 pm | Agcarm

Massey University veterinary science student Kate Poole’s drive to help evolve New Zealand’s production animal systems has been rewarded with a $2,500 scholarship from Agcarm. Growing up on a sheep and beef farm in Tararua, in the Southern Hawkes’ ... More >>

Chance To Make An Impact Within Indigenous Communities

Thursday, 18 June 2020, 12:06 pm | University of Auckland

A programme which offers an opportunity to create real change within Indigenous communities while becoming part of a global network is calling for applicants for 2021. The Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity (AFSE) is a one-year full time programme ... More >>

Unitec Welcomes Government Initiatives To Provide Local Jobs

Thursday, 18 June 2020, 8:48 am | UNITEC

 Unitec Institute of Technology welcomes the Government’s initiatives to provide local jobs as part of the COVID-19 fast-track recovery, utilising Crown land purchased from Unitec in 2018 for residential development. Unitec continues ... More >>

ACE System Supports Success Of All First-year Students At UC

Thursday, 18 June 2020, 8:35 am | University of Canterbury

A new system at the University of Canterbury (UC) has proven effective at identifying and contacting first-year students who may need support. The first year of university is exciting but can also be challenging for new students as they transition to a ... More >>

University Of Waikato Tauranga Campus Wins Top Australasian Award

Wednesday, 17 June 2020, 1:41 pm | University of Waikato

The University of Waikato Tauranga Campus scooped a top award for its innovative learning environment design at an Australasian awards ceremony last week. The Tauranga Campus, designed by Aotearoa New Zealand leading architecture practice, Jasmax, working ... More >>

IQualify Celebrates The Rise Of Online Learning With Over 100,000 Accounts

Wednesday, 17 June 2020, 11:21 am | Open Polytechnic

iQualify, The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand Limited’s online learning management system is celebrating a significant milestone, passing over 100,000 accounts on the platform this month (June). The platform was developed in-house by Open Polytechnic ... More >>

RoVE Reform Poses Significant Opportunity To Embed A Cohesive Careers And Employability Programme

Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 2:31 pm | CDANZ

The Review of Vocational Education (RoVE) has been a major focus of education for the government in recent years, resulting in the “ seven key changes ” designed to create ‘a unified vocational education system that is ready for a fast-changing ... More >>

1 Of 13Secondary Schools Funding Announcement Good For Primary Sector

Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 1:24 pm | Primary ITO

The Government’s announcement of more school-based trades training is a great opportunity to attract promising learners into farming, horticulture, and the wider food and fibre industries, Primary ITO chief executive Nigel Philpott says. As part ... More >>

Supportive Learning Programme Enhances Caregiving Skills Of Those Wishing For A Career In Aged Care

Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 11:13 am | Radius Care

Graduates of a vocational training programme EPEC Radius Care have discovered that skills they have developed in caring for families / whānau which makes them hugely employable in the aged care sector. Currently a class of 9 students are undertaking ... More >>

Happy 147th Birthday, University Of Canterbury

Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 7:51 am | University of Canterbury

The founders of the University of Canterbury 147 years ago were progressive, but could never have imagined the diverse, multi-cultural, gender-balanced leadership of today’s university. UC is the first, and remains the only, Aotearoa New Zealand ... More >>

Education Outcomes Improving For Māori And Pacific Peoples

Monday, 15 June 2020, 2:34 pm | Statistics New Zealand

Young Māori and Pacific students are leaving the education system more qualified than older Māori and Pacific people, Stats NZ Tatauranga Aotearoa said today. Data from the 2018 Census indicates that, in both secondary and tertiary studies, younger ... More >>

50% Off All July School Holiday Programmes At Y Central

Friday, 12 June 2020, 4:04 pm | YMCA

July school holiday programmes at the Y will be half price for those who enrol early, across Greater Wellington, Palmerston North and Whanganui. This initiative is part of a wider push to help get New Zealand families back on track after the impact of ... More >>

University Opens Door For Current And Potential Students Affected By Covid-19

Wednesday, 10 June 2020, 6:55 am | University of Auckland

Both current University students and secondary school students planning to take up tertiary study next year have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The University of Auckland has acknowledged and responded to this with a series of initiatives designed ... More >>

NZ’s Top Providers Unite For The Country’s First Ever Higher Education Virtual Careers Expo

Tuesday, 9 June 2020, 6:49 pm | Media Design School

Media Design School has joined forces with a number of higher education institutions – including all eight of New Zealand’s universities – to organise the nation’s first ever virtual careers expo, as major career expos are cancelled and postponed ... More >>

Ethel Benjamin Scholarship For Outstanding Women Lawyer Announced

Tuesday, 9 June 2020, 2:28 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Auckland lawyer Ana Lenard has been awarded the New Zealand Law Foundation Ethel Benjamin scholarship for outstanding women lawyers. The award honours Ethel Benjamin, New Zealand’s first woman barrister and solicitor, who was admitted to the bar ... More >>

Ara Colleague Recognised In 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honors List

Tuesday, 9 June 2020, 10:19 am | Ara Institute

A number of colleagues, past and present who have held positions at CPIT/Ara, were awarded Queen’s Birthday honours. These include: DNZM Mrs Aroha Reriti-Crofts – for services to Māori and the community. Dame Aroha Reriti-Crofts has been honoured ... More >>

‘You Make, You Learn’: Yoobee Colleges Connects The Next Generation Of Creative Makers With Careers

Friday, 5 June 2020, 10:07 am | Yoobee

New Zealand’s largest specialist creative industries education provider, Yoobee Colleges, has launched a new campaign focused on connecting students with their desired career outcomes. ‘You Make, You Learn’ – the core creative strapline of the ... More >>

Signalling A New Horizon For Tech Education

Friday, 5 June 2020, 9:22 am | Signal ICT Grad School

As we look forward after lockdown, SIGNAL ICT GRAD SCHOOL is challenging New Zealanders to think about the technology skills and diverse workforce we will need to thrive in an uncertain future. S IGNAL ICT Graduate School has launched its research report ... More >>

Careerforce Welcomes Targeted Training And Apprenticeships Fund

Thursday, 4 June 2020, 4:15 pm | Careerforce

Minister of Education Chris Hipkins, today announced the detail of a $320m Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF), designed to support vocational training across high-demand industries. This funding forms part of the $1.6b trades and apprenticeships ... More >>

Apprenticeships And Industry Training Land Significant Post-COVID-19 Boost

Thursday, 4 June 2020, 10:37 am | Competenz

Competenz sectors are set to benefit significantly with the announcement of free apprenticeships and industry training commencing 1 July 2020. As part of the $1.6 billion boost in the vocational education sector, Education Minister Chris Hipkins ... More >>

Pivot From Career Disruption: Unitec Joins Forces With Industry Leaders To Host Virtual ‘cyber Chat’

Thursday, 4 June 2020, 10:26 am | UNITEC

Unitec’s School of Computing and Information Technology is partnering with industry leaders to host a webinar on starting a career in cybersecurity, with the disruption of COVID-19 forcing many people to re-think their career pathways and employment ... More >>

Lessons From NZ’s Bubbles For The World

Tuesday, 2 June 2020, 3:22 pm | Auckland University of Technology

Initial findings into how New Zealanders did under lockdown can now help inform policy makers around the globe fighting COVID-19. Research led in NZ by the Auckland University of Technology found that other countries may find our “bubbles” effective ... More >>

UP Students Feel More Supported Through Ground-breaking Partnership With Global Safety Company

Tuesday, 2 June 2020, 2:32 pm | UP Education

UP Education, New Zealand’s largest independent tertiary education provider, says its partnership with global personal safety and mental health support company Sonder is helping its 2,500 international students feel safer, supported and more secure ... More >>

Horticulture Student’s Drive To Push NZ’s High-quality Produce Around The Globe Is Rewarded

Tuesday, 2 June 2020, 10:47 am | Agcarm

The journey of New Zealand’s high quality nutritious food from farmer to fork is what drives Agcarm’s horticultural scholarship winner, Alexandra Tomkins in her goal to be a leader in food production. The Massey University student is in her ... More >>

Scholarships Open Up World Of Possibilities For Canterbury Graduates

Tuesday, 2 June 2020, 10:36 am | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury (UC) graduate Maui Brennan is looking forward to eating pizza and gelato while studying economics in Milan, Italy next year after being awarded a $90,000 academic scholarship. He is one of three UC graduates to receive a coveted ... More >>

NPM Tauira Tautoko – 2020 Completion And Intern Scholarships

Saturday, 30 May 2020, 4:47 pm | NPM

Part of NPM’s Tautoko strategy given COVID-19 impact is to support 40 tauira (students) to complete their theses and degree requirements. A suite of new NPM completion scholarships are now open for Māori students across Aotearoa New Zealand. These scholarships ... More >>

School Sets Up Virtual Class To Help SMEs

Friday, 29 May 2020, 6:48 pm | Selwyn College

Selwyn College, a well known Auckland school and a stronghold in community education, is helping small business owners with its new online education offering. Community education has been an important staple of learning. Students get to attend classes, ... More >>

Lincoln University Strongly Positioned For The Future

Friday, 29 May 2020, 2:58 pm | Lincoln University

Lincoln University’s 2019 Annual Report shows it is strongly positioned for the future, with an ambitious programme of campus development projects beginning during the year. The University’s total insurance claim was settled in 2019, providing ... More >>

University Of Auckland Launches Learning Centres In China

Friday, 29 May 2020, 11:23 am | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland has launched two Learning Centres in collaboration with Southwest University (SWU) in Chongqing and Northeast Forestry University (NEFU) in Harbin. This will provide an alternative learning experience for its students ... More >>

‘Best Brains’ Awarded Postgraduate Scholarships

Friday, 29 May 2020, 10:02 am | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Several young New Zealanders have been given assistance to complete their postgraduate study thanks to the William Georgetti Scholarships. Established by the late William Georgetti, a Hawke’s Bay farmer, to create opportunities for the “best brains” ... More >>

University Community Rises To The Challenge Of Creating Solutions For New Zealand’s Problems

Friday, 29 May 2020, 7:51 am | University of Auckland

COVID-19 disruption, microplastics disposal, pet data management and marine health are just some of the many problems tackled in this year’s Velocity Innovation Challenge competition. Velocity is the University of Auckland’s flagship extra-curricular ... More >>

World’s Largest Online Educational Library Launches In ANZ

Thursday, 28 May 2020, 5:30 pm | Perlego

Perlego provides access to major local and international publishers Perlego, the world’s largest streaming service for educational and self-development books, has today launched in Australia and New Zealand. The platform, founded in 2016, provides ... More >>

Te Rito Maioha Welcomes The News That Teacher Aides Have Finally Achieved Pay Parity

Thursday, 28 May 2020, 4:58 pm | Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood NZ

Te Rito Maioha welcomes the news that teacher aides have finally achieved pay parity, affording them very significant rises in pay. “We’re really pleased for teacher aides, it’s long overdue”, says Te Rito Maioha Chief Executive Kathy Wolfe. “But ... More >>

Proposed Cuts At NorthTec Are A Clear Misstep

Thursday, 28 May 2020, 4:23 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Plans by NorthTec to cut jobs and close departments have come as an unwelcomed attack on staff and shocked the Northland community. Changes announced last Tuesday outline plans to review courses in Trades and International Education and have signaled the ... More >>

Open Polytechnic 2019 Annual Report Highlights Increase In Enrolments And Learner Satisfaction

Thursday, 28 May 2020, 1:12 pm | Open Polytechnic

The release of The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand Ltd’s 2019 Annual Report reveals a year-on-year increase in learner enrolments and overall satisfaction at the country’s specialist provider of online and distance learning at tertiary level. Open Polytechnic ... More >>

Proposed Pay Equity Settlement Offers 22,000 Teacher Aides Pay Rises Of Up To 28%

Thursday, 28 May 2020, 7:14 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

More than 22,000 school teacher aides have been offered a life-changing pay equity settlement including pay increases of up to 28%, following a pay equity process that NZEI Te Riu Roa initiated with the Ministry of Education in 2016. Taken together ... More >>

Massey’s Massacre Of Casuals Will Impact On All

Wednesday, 27 May 2020, 6:32 pm | Tertiary Education Union

A memorandum sent to staff at Massey University outlines plans to restrict casual staff expenditure for the remainder of 2020 in the College of Science and comes in the wake of the Massey Business School slashing their casual budget by 50%. This ... More >>

Kete Koha To Kohanga Reo And Early Childhood Education Centres

Wednesday, 27 May 2020, 1:49 pm | Joint Press Release

Ngātiwai Trust Board and Te Manawaroa o Ngāti Hine continue to partner this time providing Kete Koha for over 20 Early Childhood Centres(ECE) and Kohanga Reo across the mid north and Whangārei area. The Kete Koha are endorsed by Te Kohanga Reo National ... More >>

On-Line Maths Lesson – A Locked-Down Nightmare

Monday, 25 May 2020, 4:32 pm | John Mendzela

Many years ago I was a recent graduate in mathematics, unsure what career to follow. My first few jobs were teaching maths to secondary school students. I soon discovered the big problem in teaching maths. Like all well-qualified maths teachers, I was ... More >>