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Posts Tagged ‘ ministry of education ’

Education crisis talks are underway

Mar 15th, 2018 | By | Category: Radio News

Claims of 9 years of undervaluing and underfunding teachers are behind a series of meetings around the country this week. The meetings, run by New Zealand Educational Institute Te Riu Roa, offer teachers and principals a chance to discuss pressing issues such as teacher shortages and inadequate resources. National Executive member Liam Rutherford says change […]



Brooklyn School is using $3.5 million refit to rethink education

Mar 31st, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Parents in April get their chances to talk about renovating five teaching spaces



Future looking clearer for abandoned campus

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



Community gets a say on future of Karori campus

Sep 16th, 2016 | By | Category: Latest News

A meeting tonight will give the Karori community a say on the future of the vacant Victoria University campus.



Karori crowds determined to save uni campus for community

May 10th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

An abandoned looking Ako Pai Marae on Victoria University’s campus typifies the value that locals see in the former education facilities.

AMY MCEWEN reports on local reaction and the meeting.



New Creekfest celebrates great year with more than 30,000 people

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

Event organiser Liz Kelly will be leaving Creekfest in good health after seven years.



Te Aro wins back school decile six rating after ministry raises it to 10

Apr 18th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

The idea of doing away with the decile system for rating schools has found favour with a school which has had to fight against the inequities of the current system.

Tayla Shortland reports on Te Aro School’s battle.



Creekfest celebrates great year with more than 30,000 people

Apr 6th, 2016 | By | Category: Diversity, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Event organiser Liz Kelly will be leaving Creekfest in good health after seven years.



Work to be done at grass roots in fight against bullying

Mar 28th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, Most Popular, News

Lisa Gembitsky is leaving her Konfident Kidz programme. She reflects on her work with AMANDA CARRINGTON.



Māori students still struggling with stereotypes, racism

Mar 16th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Features, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Student Features

Not enough focus on how Maori are taught, right down to pronouncing names correctly.



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.



Newtown School planning for the future

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

Newtown Primary School is developing its learning environments to better suit kids in modern society.



Payout means blue skies thinking for Brooklyn School

Aug 22nd, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News

Brooklyn School has received extra funding to be creative and create a modern learning environment.



Lyall Bay School’s new classrooms on track for better learning

May 22nd, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Classroom rebuild will create more space for Lyall Bay School children to play in.



Dyslexic learners challenging education for support

Apr 3rd, 2013 | By | Category: Diversity, Featured Article, Features, Student Features

As ongoing change challenges schools, LIZ WYLIE explores what is being done to help dyslexic learners. Image: iStockphoto



Three pools in three days for Wellington mayor

Feb 7th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Wellington Council’s investment into health, safety and fitness includes spending on swimming



Aro Valley residents rally to save town belt

Dec 7th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

RESIDENTS are angry that council town belt land positioned in Aro Valley is deemed to have “low recreational and ecological values”.

JAMES PAUL talks to Aro Valley resident’s who are concerned changes to the town belt could lead to unwanted buildings in the area.



High decile schools short of operating funds

Sep 20th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Brooklyn’s Ridgway School has to raise money for resources.



Save your languages, Parata tells islanders

Jun 24th, 2012 | By | Category: Diversity, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Newtown meeting told more government money will not help



Pupils face cut-backs due to ministry quake policy

May 2nd, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Thorndon cuts teacher spending to upgrade school hall



Schools may be more apathetic than youth

Nov 15th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Students get their political education at home.



Tribunal will soon look at Crown treatment of kohanga reo

Nov 14th, 2011 | By | Category: Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout

TESSA JOHNSTONE looks at challenges facing the 29-year-old language movement.



Montessori now available through to high school level

Oct 27th, 2011 | By | Category: Diversity, Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, News, Student Features

Wa Ora School will offer approved NCEA standards, together with the Montessori philosophy. RUSSELL PALMER reports.



Principal dials up great ideas at Hampton Hill School

Oct 5th, 2011 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

A year into her job, Louise Bray-Burns is satisfied with what has been achieved. Danielle Norman reports.



Leaky school repairs costing Govt millions

Sep 22nd, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Seatoun School facing a $4.5 million repair bill.



Pasifika communities fear for future of their languages

Sep 8th, 2011 | By | Category: Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, Student Features

The Bilingual Leo Pacific Coalition wants official minority status for five Pacific languages, reports KATIE McALISTER.



School so popular it must turn pupils away

Aug 24th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Wilton’s Otari Primary School will introduce zoning to cope.



Education Ministry must foot $75,000 flood bill

Jun 1st, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

A school in Porirua East has flooded twice in just two months.



Paekakariki School ‘no’ to National Standards

Oct 21st, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Principal Allan Marsden risks being sacked by Ministry



Hampton Hill kids encouraged to connect

Oct 12th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

New principal says phones, electronics okay at school



Holy Cross education embedded in garden

Oct 5th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Principal helps students develop skills through enterprise idea.



Grandparents top choice for at-home kids

Jul 21st, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Figures show parents prefer nan/pop for informal childcare.



Home education keeps adding to its numbers

May 18th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Home education numbers grow as support and awareness rises



Police vetting delays frustrate Teachers’ Council

Dec 16th, 2009 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

New computer system will speed up vetting process, cut costs.



Hutt school spends $20,000 on pupil’s safety

Jul 30th, 2009 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Extra fencing and special bathroom cost Ministry $100,000.



Kids accentuate the positive of computers

Jul 22nd, 2009 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Gracefield School pupils are proud of their new technology.



Fewer students, but loan debt gets bigger

Dec 19th, 2008 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Students with loans up 4% in 2007, despite slight drop in enrolments.



Playcentre mum savours funding victory

Dec 19th, 2008 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Happier, calmer children finally at home at Newtown Playcentre.



Religious body pressures school kids, say parents

Sep 15th, 2008 | By | Category: Latest News, News

How Christian values are being offered in secular state schools.



Hutt schools adopt new ways to take on bullies

Aug 7th, 2008 | By | Category: Featured Article

Hutt Valley intermediate schools believe they know how to stop bullying. SANDRA DICKSON finds out what they’re up to.



Brekky best way to start day – and it wins awards

Aug 6th, 2008 | By | Category: News

Avalon Intermediate wins Heart Foundation healthy foods award.



Mt Cook school first to get artist in residence

Jul 29th, 2008 | By | Category: News

Mt Cook’s artist-in-school is using art to “activate the community”.