Wednesday 25 May 2016

Volume 95 Number 9

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Wonderful water

Children at Northland’s Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Pukemiro (from left) Asher Williams (8), Savanna Chapman (9), Henare Cherrington (14) and Ty Pomare (9) with their drink of choice This year the Ministries of Education and Health are joining forces to encourage schools to become ‘water-only’. Education Gazette takes a closer look at what this means in practice for …read more


Bullying has no place here

Bullying has no place here

Campbell Maunder, deputy principal of Masterton Intermediate makes time for a chat Following the first Bullying-free NZ Week (16–20 May), Education Gazette talks to organisations behind this initiative and profiles three schools that feature on the newly launched Bullying-free NZ website. Bullying continues to be a serious problem in New Zealand schools, with some studies indicating two-thirds of young …read more


Fuelling focus: TeachNZ Study Awards

Fuelling focus: TeachNZ Study Awards

Dance teacher Louise Fielder received a TeachNZ Study Award to enrich her work as a dance teacher at Paraparaumu College. Education Gazette asks Louise about the focus of her research and how she has integrated her study into her teaching practice. What inspired you to be a teacher in the first place? My passion for the arts and interest in …read more


Digital technologies: new initiative calls for ideas

Digital technologies: new initiative calls for ideas

The Ministry of Education’s Grass Roots Ideas initiative is working with teachers and school leaders to test and share digital learning ideas. Are you an innovator in the classroom? If you have been using technology in a way that is innovative, or you have a brand new idea you would like to trial, the Grass Roots Ideas initiative wants to …read more


School internet use at an all-time high

School internet use at an all-time high

Ninety-five per cent of New Zealand schools are now enjoying fast, uncapped internet through the Managed Network.   N4L CEO John Hanna visiting students at Pukekohe Intermediate last year when the halfway mark of the rollout was reached. Photo: Julie Landry   School internet use has skyrocketed since the development of the government-funded Managed Network for digital learning. More than …read more


A special place to play

A special place to play

Play Café is an innovative group that was recently set up to help support families who have children with special needs. Education Gazette talks to its founders about the kaupapa of the group. A desire to create a place where parents of children can get together in a child friendly setting is the spark behind Play Café, a special group …read more


A dual perspective

A dual perspective

Applications for the Special Education Study Awards for 2017 studies open on 1 August 2016. Education Gazette talks to Saul Taylor about his recent study journey. Special Education Study Awards support and encourage teachers to develop their skills in working with students with additional learning needs. SAUL’S STORY With the help of a Special Education Study Award, Saul Taylor recently …read more


Have your say on the Student Information Sharing Initiative

Have your say on the Student Information Sharing Initiative

A new report on the Ministry’s initiative examining the future landscape for student information sharing has been published online. The Student Information Sharing Initiative (SISI) Report was published earlier this month for feedback from the wider sector. The Ministry’s SISI project was set up to examine solutions which would increase the interoperability of student management systems (SMS) in New Zealand, …read more


Special dog brings joy to special students

Special dog brings joy to special students

The intelligence and easy-going nature of trained assistance dog Lobo have made him a natural companion for students on the Ministry’s special education transport George Dempsey is a special education assistance driver who takes a special friend along on his daily commutes – Lobo the black Labrador. Big smiles greet George Dempsey when he arrives to transport students with …read more

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