Sunday 28 August 2016

Volume 95 Number 15

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Fostering a culture of language learning

Judith Riki, Moana Timoko and Maurice Nelson recently received Māori Medium Bilingual Education Study Awards to enhance their teaching practice. Education Gazette finds out how it has changed their work. PASSION AND DRIVE: MAURICE NELSON Maurice Nelson’s life has changed considerably since he embarked on his Māori Medium Bilingual Education Study Award. A resident of Waiheke Island for 28 …read more


A wealth of opportunity: leveraging the curriculum to build financial capability

A wealth of opportunity: leveraging the curriculum to build financial capability

Financial skills are important for a secure and satisfying life, but it’s never too early to learn to manage one’s money. The Ministry of Education and Commission for Financial Capability (CFFC) are once again encouraging schools to harness the flexibility of The New Zealand Curriculum to teach financial capability. Teaching financial capability is all about strengthening people’s knowledge so they …read more


Creating global students: teaching and learning Japanese

Creating global students: teaching and learning Japanese

Akiko Harada works with both primary and secondary teachers as an adviser for Japanese. She believes that learning languages at school helps to shape globally-minded students. Akiko is one of five National Language Advisers funded through New Zealand’s cross-government education arrangements. She provides linguistic, cultural and pedagogical expertise to support Japanese language learning in New Zealand schools. Akiko works as part of the …read more


Smoother transitions through collaboration: The Canterbury ‘We are ready’ project

Smoother transitions through collaboration: The Canterbury ‘We are ready’ project

 The Special Education Update is working across the whole education system and with sector partners to strengthen inclusion and modernise learning support. Education Gazette will shine a light on a number of local improvement projects throughout the year. In this issue, we meet those involved in the Canterbury ‘Kua rite mātou – We are ready’ project, which aims to smooth …read more


Serving a community: TeachNZ Study Awards

Serving a community: TeachNZ Study Awards

 Martyn Reynolds is a specialist classroom teacher at Wellington College who recently received a TeachNZ Study Award to pursue his PhD. What inspired you to be a teacher in the first place? I became a teacher, at least in part, with the idea that an enjoyable education should be available to all, and that no one should have to stop …read more


Richmond View: engaging students in their digital futures

Richmond View: engaging students in their digital futures

Learning about digital technologies now and in the future is as important as it was to learn trade languages during the early modern period, according to a Blenheim principal. Dave Pauling, the principal of Richmond View School, says digital technologies skills are essential for today’s young people. “We need digital technologies and ICT (Information and Communications Technology) because they’re helping …read more


Digital technologies fund opens

Digital technologies fund opens

A new $1 million fund aimed at encouraging collaboration between schools, kura, Communities of Learning and industry to strengthen digital technologies and hangarau matihiko teaching and learning has opened. The Ministry of Education is calling for Requests for Proposals (RFP) from those who are well placed to provide education and/or digital technologies hangarau matihiko expertise and who are keen to …read more


Information is key to improving education performance

Information is key to improving education performance

Public Achievement Information (PAI) data plays an important role in raising student achievement, and improving the performance of our education system, writes Lisa Rodgers, Deputy Secretary Early Learning and Student Achievement at the Ministry of Education.   On 9 August, the Ministry of Education released its Public Achievement Information (PAI) data for 2015. PAI measures the ‘big things’ about our …read more

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