Saturday 5 September 2015

Volume 94 Number 15

Latest articles

Creating financially capable New Zealand students

The Ministry of Education and the Commission for Financial Capability are encouraging teachers to broach the subject of financial capability in the classroom. In this, the second in a two-part series of articles building up to Money Week 2015, the Education Gazette talks to educators involved in the Upper Harbour Sorted Schools cluster, and finds out why it’s never too early …read more


Science and identity: Matakōkiri project

Science and identity: Matakōkiri project

Linking science/pūtaiao to Māori language, culture and identity through students’ local tikanga, whakapapa and stories is getting some great results for the Matakōkiri project. Matakōkiri is an iwi-based science programme run by Te Taumata o Ngāti Whakaue Iko Ake Trust for local students, whānau, teachers and schools. “Matakōkiri is a comet that lights up the sky – it’s about lighting …read more


Adaptation for early success

Adaptation for early success

Applications are now open for the Special Education Study Awards and Scholarships, helping to support those wanting to make a difference for children with additional learning needs. Special Education Study Awards and Scholarships allow recipients to pursue further development in their careers working with students with additional learning needs. A study award can help cover your tuition fees, provide you …read more


Get involved in the SMS initiative

Get involved in the SMS initiative

The education sector and the Ministry are working together to resolve the challenge of easily accessing and sharing information that schools, students and caregivers need – and they want to involve more people in the school sector. The Student Management System (SMS) initiative was launched after discussions with schools, and within the Ministry, highlighted problems with SMSs and a desire …read more


Massey Child Care Centre: self-worth and self-motivation

Massey Child Care Centre: self-worth and self-motivation

Massey Child Care Centre is located on the Massey University Turitea campus, in Palmerston North. It consists of four interlinked sections, and caters to 120 families. A total of 29 teachers are employed between the two over-2-year-old sections (Kea and Kiwi) and the two under-2-year-old sections (Hoiho and Tui). The centre was a finalist in the Prime Minister’s Education Excellence …read more


Local business sees benefit in supporting school project

Local business sees benefit in supporting school project

Tom Boon, CEO of Taranakipine, is a firm believer in learning by doing and putting theory into practice. That is why for the second year in a row his company is sponsoring the Taranaki Futures ‘Build a Bach’ project for school students. The project is an opportunity for local secondary school students to learn skills on a live construction site …read more


Bound for Asia

Bound for Asia

Lauren Borgas is heading to Shanghai in September to study at one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in China. Twenty-nine year old Lauren Borgas, a Bachelor of Arts student at Victoria University of Wellington majoring in Economics and Chinese, is one of 140 New Zealand students to be given the opportunity to undertake study in Asia in the …read more


Unsung heroes

Unsung heroes

New stories of New Zealand gallantry at Gallipoli are being made available on the WW100 website (ww100.govt.nz/unsung-heroes) to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Battle for Chunuk Bair. The battle, which took place between the 8th and 10th August 1915, saw the awarding of New Zealand’s only Victoria Cross of the Gallipoli campaign to signaller Corporal Cyril Bassett. Minister …read more

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