Saturday 22 November 2014

Volume 93 Number 20

Latest articles

Kids to run new environmental education project in Taupō

A new environmental education project starting in Taupō next year will be led by the students it educates and empowers. Kids Greening Taupō is an 18-month project involving five local schools, based on the Kids Restore the Kepler project in Fiordland. Kids Restore the Kepler is a conservation project with a difference. As well as having conservation goals – …read more


Ngārimu VC & 28th (Māori) Battalion Memorial Challenge winners announced

Ngārimu VC & 28th (Māori) Battalion Memorial Challenge winners announced

  On 4 November, Minister Hon Hekia Parata announced the winners of the Ngārimu VC & 28th (Māori) Battalion Memorial Challenge, a re-vamped competition that aims to integrate different media options for students looking to express their learning on the famous Battalion in the media of the 21st century. In an upcoming issue of Education Gazette we’ll profile the winners …read more


Making waves in education through teamwork

Making waves in education through teamwork

The Ministry of Education’s Vocational Pathways programme was recognised for its efforts at collaboration when it recently won the Drake New Zealand Government Partnerships category in the 2014 AUT Business School Excellence in Business Support Awards.  Arthur Graves, general manager of Youth Guarantee, attributes the programme’s success to working with schools and tertiary providers to raise student achievement. Arthur is …read more


PaCT pilot launched

PaCT pilot launched

The Progress and Consistency Tool (PaCT) has been launched in schools this term with a pilot of the mathematics version. The pilot is the final step in user-testing the tool to identify areas that need fine-tuning and ensure the support materials and resources meet the needs of school leaders, teachers, and administrators. The PaCT is designed to support teacher judgements …read more


First World War resources connect the past, present, and future

First World War resources connect the past, present, and future

  Those expecting a traditional focus on guns, battles, and fighting in the new cross-curriculum First World War inquiry guides will be surprised. The guides promise to kick-start student thinking in directions they’ve never been before.    The resources for Years 1–4 and 5–8 are the first in a series of inquiry guides in English, and resource packs in Māori, …read more


NZQA NEWS

NZQA NEWS

Best practice workshop: collecting evidence A new model of NZQA Best Practice Workshop is currently being trialled. This new workshop, Collecting Evidence, aims to explore diverse and valid methods of collecting assessment evidence to meet the varied needs of learners. These workshops are an extension of, but not intended to replace, the current ‘Connecting with Contexts®’ workshop. Lynne Gill, team …read more


ECE Updates

ECE Updates

  THE EARLY LEARNING INFORMATION (ELI) SYSTEM UPDATE The vast majority of eligible ECE services have now successfully connected to ELI. The Ministry of Education will continue to work with those few services that have not yet managed to connect, so eligible ECE services send data to the Ministry via ELI Web or a Student Management System (SMS). Once connected, …read more


Board and Principal Alert

Board and Principal Alert

  MINISTRY BULLETIN FOR SCHOOL LEADERS |HE PITOPITO KŌRERO The Ministry of Education has created the Ministry Bulletin for School Leaders | He pitopito kōrero to centralise its communications to schools. The aim is to make it easier for busy school leaders to quickly determine what Ministry information is important and relevant to them. The bulletin is sent to schools …read more

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