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Ara | Te Pūkenga BICT Student Wins Praise For VR Project Now Up For National Award

Tuesday, 20 June 2023, 10:52 am | Ara Institute

Switched On Housing is charged with delivering property maintenance work for approximately 12,000 Te Mahi Ngātahi Kāinga Ora homes throughout Aotearoa. It’s a huge job which brings with it health and safety risks for maintenance kaimahi (staff), including ... More >>

Government Solution To ECE Sector Concerns As Clear As Mud

Tuesday, 20 June 2023, 10:26 am | Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood NZ

ECE sector leaders came together for the first time in a long while, responding to the Government’s proposed extension to 20 hours ECE. Sector leaders believed the introduction of additional conditions would have made delivering 20 hours to ... More >>

Early Childhood Sector Fair Pay Agreement Process Gets Go Ahead

Monday, 19 June 2023, 4:54 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

The early childhood sector is set to embark on the next steps in their Fair Pay Agreement process which will set minimum pay and conditions for over 35,000 workers. A Fair Pay Agreement would explicitly set minimum conditions and pay for a sector ... More >>

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Language And Languages Matter, Yeah Right

Monday, 19 June 2023, 1:26 pm | ALANZ

Later this week, professional and academic staff at Victoria University/Te Herenga Waka will see details of a proposal to disestablish up to 260 positions. This follows Otago University’s decision earlier this month to cut or downsize programmes, resulting ... More >>

PPTA National Executive To Consider Facilitator’s Recommendations On Dispute

Sunday, 18 June 2023, 6:57 pm | PPTA

PPTA Te Wehengarua and Ministry of Education negotiators met yesterday for facilitated bargaining on the Secondary Teachers’ Collective Agreement. Chris Abercrombie, PPTA Te Wehengarua acting president, says the facilitator has released a decision ... More >>

Te Pūkenga And Apple Announce Education Partnership To Deliver Equity To Aotearoa Tech Sector

Thursday, 15 June 2023, 11:30 am | Te Pukenga

Te Pūkenga, New Zealand’s largest tertiary education provider, together with Apple’s Racial Equity and Justice Initiative (REJI), today launched a programme to help address the tech sector gap for Māori and Pasifika peoples in Aotearoa. ... More >>

“Take Your Shot At Scholarship Success” – Canterbury Students

Thursday, 15 June 2023, 11:28 am | University of Canterbury

When three Christchurch friends found out they’d been awarded the same full-fee scholarship to study at university they called everyone they knew to share the news. Now they’ve visited their old school to tell other students why they should apply ... More >>

Ethel Benjamin Scholarship Winner To Attend Yale Law School

Tuesday, 13 June 2023, 3:41 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Universities New Zealand Te Pōkai Tara is delighted to announce that Auckland lawyer Jessica Fenton has been awarded the 2023 New Zealand Law Foundation Ethel Benjamin Scholarship. Jessica Fenton The award was established in 1997 by the New Zealand ... More >>

Government’s Healthy Lunch Programme Has High Potential To Benefit Entire Communities, Review Article Finds

Tuesday, 13 June 2023, 12:21 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

The Government’s free school lunch programme Ka Ora, Ka Ako has high potential to benefit students, their whānau, and communities, but needs continued investment, a review article by EIT | Te Pūkenga and University of Auckland (UoA) researchers ... More >>

Research Vital To Aotearoa New Zealand Supported By The William Georgetti Scholarship

Tuesday, 13 June 2023, 12:08 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

From theoretical physics to addressing fundamental issues in the criminal justice system, the nine recipients of the William Georgetti Scholarships for 2023 represent some of the finest student researchers in Aotearoa New Zealand. The purpose of the ... More >>

Schools Face Leadership Crisis Over Next Five Years

Monday, 12 June 2023, 10:33 am | 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 >>

Over 300 Schools Celebrate Pride Week

Monday, 12 June 2023, 10:31 am | InsideOUT

InsideOUT Kōaro are prouder than ever to celebrate Schools’ Pride Week Aotearoa - a nationwide rainbow pride campaign in schools, running June 12-16 2023 . Schools’ Pride Week Aotearoa is a celebratory week of events and activities to help foster ... More >>

Saving Tertiary Campaign

Monday, 12 June 2023, 10:28 am | VUWSA

VUWSA, OUSA, THW-VUW and Otago Tertiary Education Unions, along with THW-VUW Vice Chancellor Professor Nic Smith and Otago Acting Vice Chancellor Professor Helen Nicholson today call on the CEO of the Tertiary Education Commission - Tim Fowler, Education ... More >>

NZEI pushes through sellout of New Zealand primary teachers

Sunday, 11 June 2023, 8:58 pm | 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 >>

EIT | Te Pūkenga Is Open For Business, Come To The Hawke's Bay Information And Enrolment Day

Friday, 9 June 2023, 11:33 am | Eastern Institute of Technology

The Hawke’s Bay campus of EIT | Te Pūkenga in Taradale may still be recovering from the effects of Cyclone Gabrielle, but its enrolments are still very much open – an Information and Enrolment Day in June will provide all the details for students. ... More >>

Te Pūkenga Launches Consultation On Proposed New Model

Thursday, 8 June 2023, 2:30 pm | Te Pukenga

Te Pūkenga will next week begin a round of consultation as part of its Organisational Design and Change Programme. "Aptly named 'Tāraia te anamata | Creating our futures', this consultation is a significant milestone for Te Pūkenga as we strive ... More >>

Two New Professional Development Workshops On Offer At Waitangi

Wednesday, 7 June 2023, 11:52 am | Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Waitangi Treaty Grounds is offering two new workshops for teachers: Aotearoa New Zealand Histories (ANZH) and Histories Go Digital . Both workshops embark on an immersive exploration that transcends the pages of textbooks and brings history to life. Beyond ... More >>

Primary School Teachers Accept 4th Collective Agreement Offer

Wednesday, 7 June 2023, 8:12 am | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Primary teachers have voted to accept the latest Ministry of Education collective agreement offer. This was the fourth offer put to teachers and follows a long negotiation campaign which included the largest education strike in this country’s history. ... More >>

Whangaparāoa College Reintroduces NCEA Level 1 From 2024

Tuesday, 6 June 2023, 11:49 am | Whangaparoa College

Whangaparāoa College, a leading state Year 7 to 13 school, is pleased to announce a series of assessment changes beginning in 2024. Whangaparāoa College recognises the recent reform of the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) and ... More >>

Whangaparāoa College Reintroduces NCEA Level 1 From 2024

Tuesday, 6 June 2023, 10:19 am | Whangaparoa College

Whangaparāoa College, a leading state Year 7 to 13 school, is pleased to announce a series of assessment changes beginning in 2024. Whangaparāoa College recognises the recent reform of the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) and ... More >>

Sign The 1:4-U3! Petition To Reduce The Under Three, Child To Teacher Ratio

Tuesday, 6 June 2023, 9:43 am | Early Childhood New Zealand

Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand and Childspace are urging parents to sign a petition calling for one teacher | kaiako to every four children under three years of age in early childhood education (ECE). This would replace last century’s ... More >>

National Recognition For Sacred Heart College Student's Environmental Leadership

Friday, 2 June 2023, 12:10 pm | Sacred Heart College

Lauren Harkness’ dedication to protecting the environment has seen her named as 2023 Leader of the Year by the Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award. As part of its 60th anniversary in Aotearoa, the Duke of Edinburgh's Hillary Award celebrated five ... More >>

Minister Agrees To Look Into Early Childhood Education Concerns

Friday, 2 June 2023, 10:56 am | Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education (ECE) sector leaders met with Minister Luxton, in Minister Tinetti’s absence, to discuss their concerns following the budget announcement of 20 hours free ECE for 2-year-olds. The sector’s strong advice is that if implemented ... More >>

Aut Retains Top 100 Spot In 2023 Global Impact Rankings

Friday, 2 June 2023, 9:44 am | Auckland University of Technology

Auckland University of Technology’s (AUT) ongoing commitment to action on improving environmental, social, and economic outcomes has seen it again ranked in the world’s top 100 universities in the 2023 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings . The rankings ... More >>

Union Dismayed By Mayor's Proposal To Cut ECE

Thursday, 1 June 2023, 5:06 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa, New Zealand’s largest education union, was dismayed and surprised by Mayor Wayne Brown’s decision to insist on cuts to provision of early childhood education in his proposed budget. NZEI Te Riu Roa early childhood representative, ... More >>

Gold Standard Resuscitation Training To Become New Normal For UCOL Nursing Ākonga

Wednesday, 31 May 2023, 4:02 pm | Universal College Of Learning

UCOL | Te Pūkenga is thrilled to introduce a new partnership with the New Zealand Resuscitation Council, with their critical emergency care education being taught to all nursing ākonga (learners) enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing. Every UCOL ... More >>

Ara | Te Pūkenga Trades Team Celebrate National Apprentice Award

Wednesday, 31 May 2023, 12:47 pm | Ara Institute

It was hard to concentrate on work after spending the weekend winning the national final of the ITM sponsored NZCB Apprentice Challenge, but Ara | Te Pūkenga managed apprentice Alex Erickson was straight back on the tools having to do just that. <img ... More >>

School Engagement – Latest Research Shows Student-teacher Relationships, Self-belief, & Inclusivity Are Keys To Success

Wednesday, 31 May 2023, 10:47 am | University of Auckland

Research published today by Growing Up in New Zealand shows that students who report positive relationships with their teacher are more engaged in school. The research also shows the importance of students’ self-belief as learners, and the need for ... More >>

Pasifika Open Night In June

Tuesday, 30 May 2023, 4:43 pm | Southern Institute of Technology

The SIT | Te Pūkenga Pasifika Open Night is back early this year; in collaboration with Pacific Island Advisory & Charitable Trust (PIACT), to provide Pasifika’s southernmost community with an event informing them on education and training opportunities. ... More >>

Long-serving Teachers Share Memories Of Time At Karamu High School

Monday, 29 May 2023, 2:04 pm | Karamu High School

Past and present teachers, with more than 500 years between them at Karamu High School, gathered to celebrate their long service. The event on Friday was held to honour 21 teachers who have served more than 25 years. Nineteen of the group were ... More >>

Open Polytechnic | Te Pūkenga Graduates Celebrate At Graduation Ceremonies

Monday, 29 May 2023, 11:36 am | Open Polytechnic

  Seven hundred graduates from throughout Aotearoa New Zealand received their diplomas and degrees from the Open Polytechnic | Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology, either at graduation ceremonies in Auckland, ... More >>

The Staff, Whanau And Friends Of Central Auckland Specialist School: We Stand With Our Teachers!

Thursday, 25 May 2023, 4:17 pm | Central Auckland Specialist School

We believe that in order for teachers to maximize the learning for our tamariki : they need salaries that keep up with the cost of living , especially those newer teachers. that the provision of Special Education Needs Coordinators should increase, ... More >>

ECE Budget Promised A Ferrari But Delivered A Lemon

Thursday, 25 May 2023, 2:52 pm | ECNZ

Early Childhood Education leaders representing three quarters of the 4,579 ECE providers in Aotearoa have joined together in an open letter to the Minister of Education calling on her to rethink the unworkable 20 hours fees free conditions for two year olds ... More >>

ECE Focus Should Be On Lower Ratios And Better Pay

Thursday, 25 May 2023, 11:17 am | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa, New Zealand’s largest education union, welcomes the extension of 20 hours early childhood education (ECE) to two-year-olds because it means greater equity of access for tamariki and their families. The policy announced in last week’s ... More >>

Tū I Te Ora Scholarships Awarded

Wednesday, 24 May 2023, 9:11 am | Northland Regional Council

Six Northland students are set to receive $4000 in financial assistance and paid work experience thanks to Northland Regional Council’s Tū i te ora Scholarship. Council chair Tui Shortland says this is the fourth year that council has awarded ... More >>

Heartland Bank And The Resilience Project NZ Driving Better Mental Health In Schools

Tuesday, 23 May 2023, 7:27 pm | Tania Dalton Foundation

Heartland Bank is helping to sustainably spread the word about mental health and happiness to schools nationwide, by sponsoring the Tania Dalton Foundation’s Resilience Project. As part of its dedication to developing and supporting rangatahi (young ... More >>

New National Environmental Partnership Embraces Global Commitment To ‘Living With Water’

Tuesday, 23 May 2023, 3:49 pm | Keep New Zealand Beautiful

Suntory’s global Mizuiku programme officially partners with ‘Upstream Battle’ Auckland, 23rd May 2023: Iconic Kiwi charity Keep New Zealand Beautiful today welcomes global beverage manufacturer Suntory as an official partner of its successful citizen ... More >>

Protégés To Pros: 2degrees Womentorship Programme Winners Announced

Tuesday, 23 May 2023, 3:33 pm | 2Degrees

Winning schools include Haeata Community Campus, Hauraki Plains College, Kaiapoi High School, Kaipara College, Rotorua Girls’ High School, Sacred Heart College (Lower Hutt), St Mary’s College, and Tamaki College Eight secondary school teams ... More >>

Empowering Education For Sustainable Oceans

Tuesday, 23 May 2023, 3:31 pm | Education Perfect

The founders of Education Perfect, Shane and Craig Smith have always sought to influence positive change. Their new focus has become the ocean, with Craig qualifying as a scuba diving instructor, and Shane developing an interest in underwater photography ... More >>

Outcome Of Primary Teacher Industrial Action Ballot

Monday, 22 May 2023, 7:03 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa primary teacher members have endorsed two industrial actions, in a ballot which closed this evening. The actions endorsed by members in the ballot which ran from last Thursday to today are a one-day strike on Wednesday 31 May AND ... More >>

Collaboration And Cooperation Key To India And NZ’s Future International Education Success

Monday, 22 May 2023, 3:10 pm | India New Zealand Business Council

At the India New Zealand Business Council Education Roundtable, international education practitioners, business leaders and government stakeholders came together to examine opportunities and challenges for future growth in international education services ... More >>

Rewilding To Create Luxury Lodgings For Campus Critters

Monday, 22 May 2023, 10:21 am | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury is turning a prime piece of Ilam campus lawn over to wildflowers to provide habitats and food sources for insects, as it strives towards ambitious biodiversity goals. Rolling lawns are a feature of the well-kept, picturesque ... More >>

Budget Misses Opportunity To Train More NZ Doctors

Thursday, 18 May 2023, 6:02 pm | University of Waikato

Today’s Budget misses an opportunity to invest in training more New Zealand doctors to meet the country’s future health workforce shortages, particularly in general practice. “The Government is continuing to rely on importing doctors from other ... More >>

Early Childhood Education Sector Gets More

Thursday, 18 May 2023, 5:53 pm | Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood NZ

Early Childhood Centres are closing at an alarming rate of eleven per month. That’s 285 centres closing their doors to parents and tamariki over the last two years making it even harder for parents to earn a living during a cost-of-living crisis, while ... More >>

Disappointing Budget For Primary Educators

Thursday, 18 May 2023, 5:41 pm | 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 >>

Big Steps For Our Smallest Citizens

Thursday, 18 May 2023, 5:31 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa, the country’s largest education union, welcomes the $1.8 billion investment in Budget 2023 to fund full pay parity for early childhood education (ECE) teachers and the extension of 20hrs free ECE to all 2-year-olds. Geena Fagan, an ... More >>

A Good Start - Staff And Students Welcome Funding Boost

Thursday, 18 May 2023, 5:15 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Te Hautū Kahurangi | Tertiary Education Union, Te Mana Ākonga and Te Rōpū Ākonga O Whare Wānanga O Aotearoa | New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations congratulates the government for the significant tertiary education funding boost announced in ... More >>

Early Childhood Education Reaction To Budget 2023

Thursday, 18 May 2023, 3:50 pm | Early Childhood Education

Children are our future but Budget 2023 does not go far enough to ensure today’s 181,000 children in early childhood education (ECE) will all experience at least a minimum standard of education and care, says chief advisor Dr Sarah Alexander. ... More >>

Playcentres Welcome Budget Boost For Parent-led ECE

Thursday, 18 May 2023, 3:49 pm | Playcentre Aotearoa

Playcentre Aotearoa has welcomed a one-off grant of $3 million in Budget 2023, which will support the sustainability of parent-led early childhood education (ECE) in New Zealand, chief executive David Moger said today. Mr Moger said he was pleased ... More >>

Early Childhood Education – A Tangible And Positive Difference For Children

Thursday, 18 May 2023, 3:32 pm | Kindergartens Aotearoa

Kindergartens Aotearoa welcomes the Government announcements relating to early childhood education. Extending the 20 hours subsidy to two year olds will provide much needed relief for parents, whānau and early childhood providers. “The announcement extending ... More >>

Early Learning Centre Closures Continue To Mount Up

Thursday, 18 May 2023, 2:14 pm | Early Childhood Council

70 early learning centres shut their doors in the year-ended June 2022, showing how tough it is for community-based leaders and business owners to run financially sustainable ECE operations within the current Pay Parity initiatives and rising costs. ... More >>

UCOL Celebrate Mana Whenua Legend With Launch Of Children’s Book ‘The Legend Of Okatia’

Tuesday, 16 May 2023, 5:46 pm | Te Pukenga

UCOL | Te Pūkenga, is thrilled to announce the launch of the children's book 'The Legend of Okatia’, thanks to the support of Rangitāne o Manawatū and Rangitāne o Tamaki nui-a-Rua. Inspired by the legend about how Te Āpiti Manawatū Gorge came ... More >>

Government Announces $300m For Classes While Teacher Attrition Rates Increase

Tuesday, 16 May 2023, 2:48 pm | Trend Analysis

May 15 The Prime Minister, in conjunction with Education Minister Jan Tinetti, made a pre-budget announcement for funding NZ$300 million explicitly for building classrooms and accommodating additional student attendance. Trend analysis reveals that this ... More >>

SPCA Provides Story Books In Te Reo Māori To Māori Education Settings Across Aotearoa

Monday, 15 May 2023, 5:33 pm | SPCA

SPCA is delighted to announce its latest storybooks for children have been translated into te reo Māori and provided free to all Māori medium education settings across Aotearoa. These schools include not only full Māori immersion schools, but also ... More >>

Ara | Te Pūkenga Student Ambassador Shares Real Insights At Expo

Friday, 12 May 2023, 3:08 pm | Te Pukenga

Connor Ure described being put on the spot by an avalanche of school students looking for insights into future study paths as "fun and invigorating". "It’s been really nice to provide some reassurance," the Ara | Te Pūkenga Student ... More >>

Critic And Conscience Of Society Award Winner Holds Those In Power To Account

Friday, 12 May 2023, 3:05 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

For the vital role he has played in contributing analysis and academic expertise to areas of public interest, the winner of the 2023 Critic and Conscience of Society Award is Dr Dean Knight, Associate Professor of Law at Te Herenga Waka Victoria University ... More >>

Cancer Society Supports Petition To Double Healthy School Lunches

Thursday, 11 May 2023, 9:55 am | 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 >>

Otago Polytechnic | Te Pūkenga Design Ākonga To Fore In International Contest

Wednesday, 10 May 2023, 11:06 am | Otago Polytechnic

Otago Polytechnic | Te Pūkenga School of Design ākonga have shone in an international competition, Map the System. Jungmee (Michelle) Jung (Communication Design) and Will Davenport (Product Design) participated in the Humber College, Toronto, round of ... More >>

New Longford Gore Merged School Celebrates Inclusivity

Wednesday, 10 May 2023, 9:32 am | Longford Gore

The merger of Longford Intermediate School and Gore High School signals a progressive bi and multi-cultural future for Gore and Southland. The historic moment will see the creation of a new school that embraces both European heritage and Māori heritage ... More >>

Ākonga Māori Success Focus Of Te Pūkenga Collaboration

Tuesday, 9 May 2023, 11:54 am | Te Pukenga

Te Pūkenga has begun expanding a cultural capability training model that will improve the learning experiences and outcomes for ākonga (learner) Māori and underserved learners. UCOL | Te Pūkenga recently hosted 17 kaimahi from BCITO | Te Pūkenga ... More >>



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