Saturday 29 November 2014

Volume 93 Number 21

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A Commemoration – World War I Centenary: establish your Field of Remembrance

‘No greater love has any man than he lay down his life for his country.’ Not long before World War I, New Zealand boys and girls learned, played, and laughed in schools just as they do today. However, within a few short years, many were on the battlefields of World War I. Though some aspects of school today are different, …read more


Improvements to Novopay website

Improvements to Novopay website

 Over the next four to five months, the Novopay website (www.novopay.govt.nz) will change in two ways: we will be adding more comprehensive how-to information, and improve the ways in which you find information.   This is in direct response to feedback from a user group on how to make it easier to find what you need, understand what you find, and …read more


Students immortalise our World War II heroes

Students immortalise our World War II heroes

    Hariata Dalton-Reedy (holding NZ flag at left ) and company in Faenza, Italy, during the unveiling of a plaque commemorating the liberation of the town by the 28th Māori Battalion.         Winners of the Ngārimu VC & 28th (Māori) Battalion Memorial Challenge have been announced recently and both Supreme Award-winning entries come from the area …read more


Decile funding

Decile funding

All state and state-integrated schools up and down the country will have been contacted by Thursday this week with a new decile rating. As with previous decile recalculations, around a third of schools will stay the same while a third will increase decile and a third will go down. The current decile system was introduced in the mid-1990s as a …read more


Putting policy into practice

Putting policy into practice

 Ka Hikitia – Accelerating Success 2013–2017, the Māori education strategy, is all about enjoyment and achievement in education for Māori, as Māori. But many teachers have been asking ‘what does Ka Hikitia look like on the ground?’   Find your copy of Ka Hikitia In Action online: www.education.govt.nz/ka-hikitia-in-action   In response, the Ministry of Education has released Ka Hikitia In …read more


Where my grandfather lies

Where my grandfather lies

  Here you can read an excerpt from Hariata Dalton-Reedy’s Ngarimu VC & 28th (Mäori) Battalion Memorial Challenge Supreme Award-winning essay. You can read her full essay on the Ministry of Education website and watch the other supreme award-winning entry from Rongomai Callaghan and Atareta Smith-Taumata’s music video for ‘Māori Battalion Tū Ake E’” at: bit.ly/1pWoVF4    “We are gathered here …read more


Principal Alert

Principal Alert

Recognising exemplary primary classroom teachers As part of the settlement of the Primary Teachers’ Collective Agreement 2013-2015 (PTCA) the parties agreed to recognise exemplary practice in primary teaching by establishing the Advanced Classroom Expertise Teacher (ACET) allowance. ACET recognition provides a $5,000 ongoing allowance that recognises primary classroom teachers whose practice is demonstrably higher than the experienced teacher professional standards. …read more

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