Monday 20 February 2017

Volume 96 Number 2

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Career changers: Teach First New Zealand

Up to 30 driven and dedicated new teachers are being trained every year through the Teach First NZ pilot. Not only is the highly competitive programme changing the lives of its participants, it’s also changing the lives of the students they teach. After spending several years working for a marketing company, film and theatre graduate Jeremy Downing knew he wanted …read more


The New Zealand Curriculum Online

The New Zealand Curriculum Online

The New Zealand Curriculum Online is designed to help New Zealand educators create an engaging, inclusive, and dynamic curriculum that meets the needs of their unique school communities. The site is constantly updated with the latest stories, resources, tools and much more. The Education Gazette takes a look at a range of content that may be useful in the classroom …read more


Ask the Connected Learning Advisory

Ask the Connected Learning Advisory

The Ministry of Education’s Connected Learning Advisory – Te Ara Whītiki is committed to supporting schools and communities as they plan for, manage, and use digital technologies for learning. This month we look at how the advisory has helped schools and kura. TECHNICAL SUPPORT FOR A KURA One of our Māori medium advisors supported a kura with a new tumuaki. …read more


Alternative communication in the classroom

Alternative communication in the classroom

Augmentative and alternative communication has offered students at Kowhai Special School new tools for learning, writes special education teacher ANGI PEARCE. My journey into the world of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) began at the beginning of 2015 when I started teaching at a school for children with special needs. Prior to this I had been teaching in mainstream …read more


Leading the change

Leading the change

New Secretary for Education Iona Holsted says that changing what we do and how we do it is the way to meet the challenges facing the New Zealand education system. Newly appointed Secretary for Education Iona Holsted is excited to be charged with leading the sector at a time of significant change. “For me, signing up to this role is a …read more


Community celebrates launch of Rotorua Central Community of Learning | Kāhui Ako

Community celebrates launch of Rotorua Central Community of Learning | Kāhui Ako

It takes a village to raise a child, and a community to educate a young person. That is the philosophy of the six schools that have formed the Rotorua Central Community of Learning | Kāhui Ako (CoL).  Rotorua Central CoL is very clear about a shared vision for its students. Intrinsic to the identity of the CoL are the central …read more


Māori identity, language and culture to thrive at Te Matatini 2017

Māori identity, language and culture to thrive at Te Matatini 2017

 The whakatauki ‘Whāia te mātauranga hei oranga mō koutou’ can be translated into English as ‘Seek after learning for the sake of your wellbeing’. Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival supports this by celebrating authentic Māori identity, language and culture and linking it to school life. Thousands of kapa haka fans will gather in Hastings next week for Te Matatini …read more


New Rolleston College opens doors

New Rolleston College opens doors

Students, parents, school staff and special guests gathered at Rolleston College, near Christchurch, recently to mark the opening of the new school. Education Minister Hekia Parata officially opened Rolleston College, which has been built to cater for population growth in the Rolleston area. The new school is located on a six hectare site and facilities include a range of flexible …read more


Character arch revealed at heritage school

Character arch revealed at heritage school

An architect’s image of Takapuna Grammar School’s main block. Photo: Prendos New Zealand Ltd. Surprises have been in store for the team working on the upgrade of the iconic Takapuna Grammar School main block in Auckland – some good, some bad. The landmark heritage building dates back to 1926 and was later extended in 1935 and again in 1965. A …read more


Bringing statistics to life

Bringing statistics to life

In this year’s CensusAtSchool, students are turning data detectives to tell real-life stories about their peers. Record numbers of students will see how maths and statistics are relevant to their lives when they compare their pocket money rates and screen time allowances for this year’s CensusAtSchool/TataurangaKiTeKura. More than 530 schools have already registered to take part in the biennial project, …read more

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