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Saturday 22 July 2017

Volume 96 Number 12

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Awards recognise that schools do amazing things

A diverse mix of schools and kōhanga reo have been recognised in this year’s Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards. Manurewa Intermediate School won both the Supreme Award for education excellence and the Excellence in Engaging category. The Prime Minister’s Excellence Awards ceremony took place in late June, with Manurewa Intermediate winning both the Supreme Award for education excellence and the …read more


Sharing learning from both sides of the wire

Sharing learning from both sides of the wire

A cutting-edge idea is bringing two groups of Hawke’s Bay students together in the name of business. A unique enterprise is bringing students from two very different schools together. Five youth prisoners at Hawke’s Bay Regional Prison are working with boys from St John’s College, Hastings, to complete Level 4 qualifications, and in doing so, have established a company. Head …read more


You’re invited to the first New Zealand Teachers’ Games

You’re invited to the first New Zealand Teachers’ Games

A special new event will bring teachers together to play sport for fun, fitness and wellbeing. The organisers of the inaugural New Zealand Teachers’ Games invite you to the Bay of Plenty to take part, whether you play sport seriously or socially (or both). Teachers are encouraged to get sporty this spring. The New Zealand Teachers’ Games present an opportunity …read more


Discussing behaviour danger

Discussing behaviour danger

In light of recent media coverage about suspicious approaches to children, the New Zealand Police and the Ministry of Education are encouraging schools to have conversations with students about ‘behaviour danger’ rather than ‘stranger danger’. “The concept of ‘stranger danger’ has been discredited and could be potentially dangerous. Research shows that harm to children is also likely to come from …read more


Effective early childhood education for the best start in life

Effective early childhood education for the best start in life

Professor Iram Siraj has spent more than 30 years as an academic and researcher, leading longitudinal studies into the effectiveness of early childhood education. Education Gazette spoke with her recently about what high-quality early childhood education looks like, and her special interest in education for social equity. Children don’t have a choice about the circumstances into which they are born, …read more


Access your achievement anytime, anywhere

Access your achievement anytime, anywhere

Records of Achievement have been refreshed by NZQA as part of its work with learners, education providers and employers to ensure that their needs are met in a world that is increasingly global, digital and connected. The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) has refreshed the Record of Achievement (ROA), the official transcript of national qualifications and standards. Now known as …read more


Youth mental health and wellbeing information to share with parents

Youth mental health and wellbeing information to share with parents

The Ministry of Education has recently updated the wellbeing page on its parents’ website, which includes links to parent-focused information and resources and outlines how to get help for young people going through difficult times. There has been a lot of public discussion about youth mental health recently and we would really appreciate you sharing this information with your parents, …read more


Call for submissions to help prepare our kids for the future

Call for submissions to help prepare our kids for the future

In response to the fast-evolving digital environment, new Digital Technologies| Hangarau Matihiko (DT | HM) curriculum content has been drafted. Submissions are now welcome on this content. New Zealand is a digital nation. Digital technologies are transforming how we live – shaping our homes, our schools, our workplaces, and changing the way that we interact with each other and live …read more


Draft International Education Strategy for New Zealand to 2025

Draft International Education Strategy for New Zealand to 2025

The draft International Education Strategy for New Zealand to 2025 was released for consultation on 30 June. It was developed with input from the international education sector, including an online survey and a series of workshops in 2016 to identify the future challenges and opportunities of international education in New Zealand. ENZ and the Ministry of Education are leading the …read more


Matakōkiri ignites young minds

Matakōkiri ignites young minds

Linking science to Māori identity, language and culture through students’ local tikanga, whakapapa and stories helps to lift the educational success of Māori. Matakōkiri is an iwi-based pūtaiao | science programme run by Te Taumata o Ngāti Whakaue Iko Ake Trust (Te Taumata) in Rotorua for local students, whānau, teachers and schools where young people have the opportunity to explore, …read more


Refugees gain skills for new life

Refugees gain skills for new life

A state-of-the-art school within the Mangere Refugee Centre, including 12 new flexible classroom spaces, opened recently on World Refugee Day 2017. The transformation of the school within the Mangere Refugee Centre has stunned ex-refugee Adel Salmanzadeh, who lived at the centre when he arrived in this country in 1989. He says that the new facilities are incredible compared with the …read more


Sit less, move more, sleep well

Sit less, move more, sleep well

Sport New Zealand and the Ministry of Health have jointly released a new set of health guidelines for young children. The new active play guidelines for under-fives recently released by the Ministry of Health, and Sport New Zealand include recommendations for sleep, as well as the importance of plenty of active play and breaking up long periods of sitting. Consistent …read more

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