Tuesday 23 December 2014

Volume 93 Number 22

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Education Gazette office closure

  EDUCATION GAZETTE OFFICE CLOSURE (INCLUDING VACANCY SUBMISSIONS)    The Education Gazette office will be closed from Friday 19 December. Vacancies and notices will be processed up to 2.30pm on 19 December. The office will re-open from 9am on Monday 12 January 2015 to process all notices and vacancies submitted over the holidays. All article and advertising queries will be …read more


At the cutting edge: WEGC in Silicon Valley

At the cutting edge: WEGC in Silicon Valley

  The best way to confirm for students that the caricature of the cliché IT worker should have been left in the last century is to get on the plane, says Cris Roughton of Wellington East Girls’ College.   Meijun, Ashleigh, Augusta and Emerald pose on the Golden Gate Bridge. A few years ago, universities were asking schools to do …read more


Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards: entries now open

Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards: entries now open

The Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding achievements in early childhood education, primary, and secondary schooling. Do you have what it takes to be one of our 2015 winners?    Otumoetai Intermediate School receiving their Supreme Award   If your group or team is doing great things and you think your work has what it takes to …read more


Novopay: payslips, Start-of-Year processing, and training

Novopay: payslips, Start-of-Year processing, and training

How to read your payslip At the end of the school year as employees finish contracts or prepare to start new jobs, you may see one-off payments on your payslips. Seeing these may cause confusion, particularly for payments like holiday pay, which is paid out in PP19 on 10 December 2014. To help you through this process, please remember that …read more


The Taro Patch: Pasifika success at Westlake Boys’ High School

The Taro Patch: Pasifika success at Westlake Boys’ High School

A community focus has successfully lifted achievement and integration among Pasifika students at Westlake. Every Thursday morning at 7.30am, there is a buzz in the air at Westlake Boys’ High School on Auckland’s North Shore as the Taro Patch members – Pasifika students from Years 9–13 – meet for the opportunity to share breakfast, their studies, and to ‘talanoa’ (talk) …read more


Treaty of Waitangi 175

Treaty of Waitangi 175

2015 is an auspicious year for all New Zealanders as it marks the 175th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, our founding document. 2015 will also mark the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings, recognising the contribution that many of our forefathers made in shaping and building our nation. There are many themes in both anniversaries …read more


Future-focused learning at Leamington School

Future-focused learning at Leamington School

A belief in moving slowly but steadily, with a resolute focus on learning outcomes, has underpinned the roadmap for Leamington Primary School’s widespread adoption of digital technologies to support future-focused learning practices. Leamington Primary School is a decile 7 school of 380 Year 1–6 students on the outskirts of Cambridge, where suburbia meets farmland. In four classes, every student brings their …read more


Virtual Learning Awards celebrating outstanding online and blended learning

Virtual Learning Awards celebrating outstanding online and blended learning

The Virtual Learning Network Community is responsible for significant accomplishments in the increase in learning through digital technologies within and across geographically dispersed classrooms, promoting the developing practice of blended and online learning. To acknowledge this, the VLNC Council developed parameters for awarding recognition to some key individuals from within the member communities as a way to showcase some of …read more


NZQA NEWS

NZQA NEWS

Examination season complete The 2014 NCEA and New Zealand Scholarship season is now complete, and students and teachers can look forward to a much deserved break. This year, over a period of four weeks, approximately 143,000 students sat 120 examinations, beginning with Scholarship drama on Friday 7 November and concluding with Chinese and earth and space science on the afternoon …read more


ECE updates

ECE updates

  ELI 2014–2015 ELI progress during 2014 In late 2013, the Ministry of Education first piloted the Early Learning Information (ELI) system with nine ECE services. Throughout 2014, ELI was rolled out to the rest of the ECE sector, and there are now over 3300 ECE services connected to ELI, sending data to the Ministry via ELI Web or …read more


Board and Principal Alert

Board and Principal Alert

NZSTA Conference 2015 Strategic governance: driving a culture of excellence A not-to-be-missed trustee professional development opportunity. Budget for your whole board to attend. SkyCity Conference Centre, Auckland, 3-5 July 2015. Watch the website – www.nzsta.org.nz  – for regular updates on registration and seminar details. e-learning comes to trusteeship! NZSTA has launched its new e-learning resources and encourages all trustees to …read more

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