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Posts Tagged ‘ education ’

Seniors master the ancient art of Tai Chi

Oct 19th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

A taste of Tai Chi for Johnsonville’s senior citizens as the country marks Seniors Week. Tai Chi was developed in China 500 years ago and has many health benefits according to experts who say it has less impact on the body than other martial arts such as Karate. Instructor Mary Clare says the benefits to […]



Marama Te Kira brings Te Reo to Te Papa and her life

Sep 21st, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

As Te Reo in schools added to the political debate in the elections, AIMEE EASTWOOD listens to her experience.



Candidates dangle the house lolly in Hutt City symposium

Sep 8th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Social Issues on the agenda as crowd of 40 brave wet night for politics



Wellington principal opposes National policy

Sep 6th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Radio Story



Positivity key as Miramar Central School taps into ministry funding

Sep 6th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Seclusion rooms are being replaced by the Positive Learning for Life programme



Where’s the funding for special needs education?

Sep 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Diversity, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Most Popular, Radio News



Days too short for extra languages teaching, says principal

Sep 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

LISTEN: A principal is struggling to see merit in National’s latest education policy announcement.



Thorndon School rebuild expected to be complete by April 2018

Aug 25th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Leaky buildings give school a chance to build flexible learning environment



Kelburn Normal School is getting an $8.5 million face lift

Aug 25th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Rebuild helping school become modern learning environment



Five-year-olds learn to code at Waterloo Primary School

Aug 25th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

At Tuesday Coding Club kids learn about the languages and logic driving their devices



REVIEW: Five women figure out The First Time at Circa Theatre

Jun 28th, 2017 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Play a must-see for young New Zealanders for whom life continues to confuse



Hutt teenage mums celebrate 20 years of their own school

Jun 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

Hutt Valley young mums, alumni and staff celebrate 20 years of unique schooling at the Titiro Whakamua teen parent unit. Debbie Whitely, principal and teacher from the very beginning says most schools would wait till their 50th birthday, but Titiro Whakamua is not like other schools. SAPEER MAYRON reports.



Traditional Maori forms re-imagined by artist Darren Ward

Jun 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

The Weltec tutor is using the eel traps of his whanau to inspire creative students. He talks with PATRICK FRENCH.



Porirua principal settles into job where she wants to excite students

May 21st, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

Ragne Maxwell is hoping to revamp the teaching style at Porirua College to get students more engaged in learning. A few months into the job, she sits down with KATENI SAU and talks about her dreams and the actions she intends to take.



Wairarapa dams come at a cost says council

May 21st, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

Dams proposed for two for the Wairarapa reservoirs are not finding favour with locals. The community group Wairarapa Water, People before Profits recently held a protest outside Te Papa to raise awareness in Wellington about the dams. Chairman Dave Field says the Greater Wellington Regional Councils’ proposal is going to come at a cost.  



PHOTO ESSAY: African Unity celebrated in Wellington

May 11th, 2017 | By | Category: Diversity, Featured Article, Most Popular, News, Picture story

Reporter SAPEER MAYRON visually captures the essence of African Unity celebrated in Wellington.



This Anzac Day remember World War 1 on film at Nga Taonga

Apr 24th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Animation, 100-year-old newsreels and veterans’ personal recounts on big screen



New Zealanders now have a say in data sharing

Apr 21st, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

JADE WINTON-LOWE REPORTS



WW1 musical film experience comes to Wellington Museum

Apr 20th, 2017 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Latest News, News

The Nudge are performing live before showing of film, music commemorating World War 1



New Te Aro knitting teacher from Spain

Apr 19th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Most Popular, News, Top Picture

A Spanish student teacher is running knitting classes at Te Aro school as part of her PhD. Aimee Eastwood reports.



Te Aro knitting teacher from Spain

Apr 7th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Most Popular, News, Top Picture

A Spanish student teacher is running knitting classes at Te Aro school as part of her PhD. Aimee Eastwood reports.



Collectors, musicians, poets raise money for Rape Crisis

Mar 31st, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Thursday 30th March was the street appeal for Wellington Rape Crisis. SAPEER MAYRON met some of the volunteer collectors.



Kiwis to get a say on how their data is shared

Mar 10th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

JADE WINTON-LOWE REPORTS



Wellingtonians are up skilling their Waitangi knowledge.

Feb 21st, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

JADE WINTON-LOWE REPORTS



Wellingtonians invited to check out local parks

Feb 15th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

JADE WINTON-LOWE REPORTS



NZ Land Wars day announcement reminder of push for Parihaka

Nov 3rd, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, Most Popular, News, Student Features

Modern day peace protesters keep up the pressure for November 5 memorial. SHAR DAVIS talks to two supporters.



Tools not books on offer at library with a difference

Oct 14th, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News


Ireland Hendry-Tennent reports.



Student fare discount funding “question of prioritisation”

Sep 29th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Six mayoral candidates give Newswire their views on funding for student transport discounts in Wellington.



Student-friendly candidate needed, says discount campaigner

Sep 27th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Students are urged to keep the pressure on candidates to lower transport fares



Disability rights subject of Te Papa forum

Sep 23rd, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News



Disability rights subject of weekend forum at Te Papa.

Sep 23rd, 2016 | By | Category: Uncategorized
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Trust has $6000 up for grabs for children in capital’s Eastern Ward

Sep 22nd, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Students are missing out on scholarships by not applying to a local charitable trust.



Finalists for $570,000 memorial ready for exhibition in Wellington

Sep 21st, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Four finalists have been confirmed for a French Memorial to be installed in 2018



Karori wants vacant campus kept for community use

Sep 19th, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News



Lesson in empathy for Thorndon school children

Sep 16th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Most Popular, News, Top Picture

A seven-month-old baby is teaching primary school students about empathy as part of an international programme. SALLY MUYOMA reports.



Four languages and more part of the teaching at Paremata

Sep 13th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Principal thinks NZ should take after British schools with mid-term breaks



Wellington High School stretched to the limit

Sep 12th, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News



Strathmore gets to play on hillside super slide

Sep 8th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

Kahurangi School has been working with community on projects such as a super slide. SHAR DAVIS sits down with principal Kyran Smith (above) to talk about the school.



Differences celebrated at Clyde Quay School thanks to diverse families

Sep 1st, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

At the Mt Victoria school kids are comfortable hearing different languages.



Wellington High School students favour an early start

Sep 1st, 2016 | By | Category: Latest News

Wellington students are turning down the option to start lessons later in the day.



Nine-year-olds should start student-athlete journey says coach

Aug 20th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

McFadden eyeing up next generation of basketball talent at Sportsfest



Graduating students break records

Jun 2nd, 2016 | By | Category: Multimedia, News

The largest number of graduating students ever, celebrate their success with friends and family.



Te Ara school nurtures struggling students

Jun 2nd, 2016 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Same education, different pathway,. Te Ara offers an alternative to mainstream schooling.



Anzac women connected through fashion and stories

Apr 19th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Aussie helps Kiwis remember centenary with Woman of Empire exhibition at Mansfield House



Karori public meeting to talk about empty teacher campus

Apr 15th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

University, residents association and councilors are inviting locals to a meeting on April 26



Achievement rates on the rise at Windley School

Apr 14th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

Teacher Alex Hamilton with Ocearny Kaiwhata at Windley School where new teaching practices are making a difference. KATENI SAU reports.



Karori West Normal School tackles growing roll with new buildings

Apr 10th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Four new buildings to cater for growth which continues to reflect multi-cultural area.



Thorndon School uses Tuffery art to make temporary rooms like home

Apr 8th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Temporary premises on college grounds clears way for $9 million reconstruction.



Write, voice, or video your call for more refugees

Dec 11th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Most Popular, News, Top Picture

Amnesty International has set up a website for Kiwis to send their message to government to lift New Zealand’s intake. COLIN ENGELBRECHT reports.



Migrant Journeys is more than just a new book launched

Dec 1st, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Features, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Your cab driver can be doctors, architects and scientists, and author doubts many people ask why.



Wellington’s disabled stars ready to jam

Nov 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News



Sun safety warnings ahead of summer

Nov 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News

A sun safe warning just a month out from the shortest day. The Cancer Society says people should not only wear sunblock but also suitable clothing. U.V ray exposure is the main cause of skin cancer in New Zealand so the Cancer Society is promoting the use of long sleeved shirts and wide brimmed hats […]



Movember moustaches start to sprout

Nov 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News

THE international Movember fundraising campaign is underway. To support the annual November fundraiser men are encouraged to grow a moustache to raise money for testicular and prostate cancer, mental health and physical inactivity. Movember campaign worker, Paul Chynoweth says the Movember campaign has made a huge difference to men’s health awareness.



Pataka exhibition puts the spotlight on a dying art form

Sep 22nd, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News



Careers exhibition offers a look into the future

Sep 22nd, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News



Commuters to be challenged with giant scrabble game

Sep 3rd, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News, Uncategorized

New Zealand’s low rate of adult literacy is the driving force behind a giant scrabble game being held at Wellington Railway station next Tuesday. Statistics show that 1.6 million New Zealanders have low literacy and numeracy skills. To promote International Literacy Day on Tuesday, Literacy Aotearoa Wellington has set up a big scrabble game from […]



Creative leader predicts new campus centre will light up Wellington

Sep 2nd, 2015 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Lead Story, Most Popular, News

THE man who lit up Wellington’s 150th birthday is excited about the creative possibilities of the new polytechnic arts and performance centre on Cuba Street. Construction has just began following a ceremony led by Te Ati Awa iwi in late August. EMMA MOODY reports.



Porirua schools work smart with funding to plug in digital learners

Jun 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Porirua schools are part of the spend-up on electronics through smart use of grants and funding.



Art through the eyes of young people used to mark Porirua milestone

Jun 4th, 2015 | By | Category: Latest News

A local artist and college students band together to create art to celebrate Poriruas 50th anniversary..



Small school’s big visit from Phoenix football players

Apr 21st, 2015 | By | Category: Latest News, News, Sport

Three Wellingotn Phoenix players visited Linden School as part of their ‘Phoenix in Schools’ programme.



Students benefit from Rangikura School programme

Apr 14th, 2015 | By | Category: Latest News, News, Uncategorized

A programme created at a Porirua school is achieving results for Maori and Polynesian students .



Karori school wants community input in future planning

Apr 14th, 2015 | By | Category: Latest News, Uncategorized

Karori Normal school principal a firm believer in sending local children to local schools.



School prepares its pupils for 21st century jobs

Apr 2nd, 2015 | By | Category: Latest News, Uncategorized

Kilbirnie School gets funding of $200,000 and half will be spent on preparing pupils for jobs not yet invented.



Safety and freedom a Wellington drawcard for international students

Feb 15th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Universities, Polytechnics, training providers and schools in aiming to double international numbers.



Capital makes soothing noises, but some are wary of housing review

Dec 1st, 2014 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Wellington City Council reviews as central government looks set to get rid of state housing.



Are New Zealanders resigned and accepting about being spied on?

Sep 16th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

NewsWire asks Wellingtonians what they thought about being spied on, and for many it is just part of life.



Swinging voters may decide Wairarapa

Sep 6th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

Almost one third of Wairarapa voters don’t know who they will vote for according to a phone poll by the NewsWire Team.



Concern over low visitor numbers at Capital E

Aug 29th, 2014 | By | Category: Radio News



National standards don’t reflect student improvement

Aug 8th, 2014 | By | Category: Latest News

The merit of national standards is still the subject of debate among educators.



New phase of positive learning for St Anthony’s School in Seatoun

Mar 27th, 2014 | By | Category: Latest News

St Anthony’s School in Seatoun reaping the results after adopting a new learning scheme.



New programmes get Naenae on the right track

Mar 27th, 2014 | By | Category: Latest News

Naenae Primary School is looking to the future after striking a perfect harmony of education and positivity.



New generation eyeing up Maori Party leadership

Mar 19th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, Most Popular

There are questions about his mana, but Te Ururoa Flavell tells SAM DUFF it is better to be on the field scoring goals.



Council accused of being Christmas Grinch with decorations

Dec 18th, 2013 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Newswire took to the streets to see what Wellington thinks of not refreshing Christmas decorations.



Samoan women sewing their way to language confidence

Dec 18th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, Uncategorized

Wairarapa REAP has helped a group of women with their sewing skills and also their English.



Absolutely positively growing – Census VINES

Dec 4th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Multimedia, Newsroom Blog, Top Picture

WELLINGTONIANS are more educated, earning more and have greater access to internet than in 2006, according to the latest census results.



Get Set Go gets Kiwi kids set to go at Newtown event

Nov 5th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

The Get Set Go programme responds to research showing Kiwi kids could do better in movement skills.



Council gives Chalkle $19,000 to develop its own social network

Sep 18th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured Article, Features, News, Student Features

A new approach to learning through one-off affordable classes proves to be a hit. PAUL ORDISH and JOHANNA CLELAND report.



Top Wellington musicians join 40 students on stage for Blues Express

Sep 15th, 2013 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Latest News, News

Thomas Oliver, Lisa Tomlins and John O’Connor contribute to stars of future.



Playcentre celebrates 60 years of early childhood education

Sep 4th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Wallaceville Playcentre believes in the old saying ‘it takes a village to raise a child’.



Chess takes South End School to nationals for third year

Aug 25th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

A group of South End School boys are off to Auckland next for a national chess competition.