Thursday 5 May 2016

Volume 95 Number 7

Latest articles

Putting whānau at the heart of early childhood education

Tuia te here tangata – making meaningful connections is a recent report published by the Education Review Office. It tells the story of five special puna whakatupu that are focused on whānau-wide learning. We know that children are more likely to succeed in education when there are strong connections between home and school. Evidence shows that though these connections may …read more


Supporting and sharing transformation

Supporting and sharing transformation

The Positive Behaviour for Learning programme is made up of a number of initiatives to help school communities address problem behaviour and improve student wellbeing. Education Gazette looks at how a recent expo in Nelson brought together schools in the region to share their PB4L stories. As of March 2016, the Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) School-Wide initiative is being …read more


Launch of Play.sport

Launch of Play.sport

A new initiative aims to support schools to provide quality sport and physical education. New Zealanders have traditionally been active people who enjoy outdoor activities. While the spirit of sport is still strong in our communities, there is a global trend towards inactivity and, according to a recent New Zealand Health Survey, almost a third of secondary school students …read more


NCEA tool for parents and students

NCEA tool for parents and students

The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) has developed two apps, the NCEA Guide and the NCEA Student App, that can be downloaded for free from the Apple and Google Play stores. They are available in English or Te Reo Māori.   NCEA GUIDE APP The ‘NCEA Guide’ App provides quick and easy access to key information about NCEA for parents. …read more


Hautū – get on board the waka

Hautū – get on board the waka

The Hautū tool is a resource for boards of trustees to help them review cultural responsiveness in their school. Māori parent and community membership on school boards of trustees hit an all-time high in 2013, and this year, schools will call again for nominations. Hautū is a resource for boards of trustees to assess how culturally responsive their school is …read more


Weaving together as one

Weaving together as one

A community weaving group in Kaikohe helps Māori early learning flourish. Te Kohekohe drop-in centre on Kaikohe’s main street is beautifully adorned with woven art work. It smells of freshly cut harakeke/flax. It is warm and welcoming. The vibe is of aroha and manaakitanga. Generations of mums, aunties and nannies, young and old are teaching, sharing and learning from each …read more


Changes to PLD are coming – find out what you need to know

Changes to PLD are coming – find out what you need to know

Following on from a Cabinet decision in September 2015, a number of changes to professional learning and development (PLD) are underway. These changes are broad ranging and deal with both how centrally funded PLD will operate, and how the PLD landscape is expected to look going forward. The changes are intended to lift the effectiveness of PLD for teachers, and …read more


Animal ethics and schools

Animal ethics and schools

Do you use animals in your teaching? It’s important that you are meeting your obligations under the Animal Welfare Act, explains DANA HOLT of the New Zealand Association of Science Teachers’ Animal Ethics Committee. The Schools Animal Ethics Committee was set up under New Zealand Association of Science Educators (NZASE) in 2005 to make it easier for school students and …read more


Promoting primary industries

Promoting primary industries

An event in Northland has highlighted career opportunities in primary industries for secondary students. Seventy-five year 10 to 13 students from 12 Whangarei schools were inspired to explore the growing employment opportunities in Northland’s primary industry sector at the Careers New Zealand Industry Big Day Out in early March. Students gained a unique insight into the primary industry sectors of …read more

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