Tuesday 22 April 2014

Volume 93 Number 6

Latest articles

Reciprocal teaching: a schoolwide core teaching and learning strategy

Educational psychologist and teacher Julia Westera is a passionate advocate for reciprocal teaching (RT). Her 2002 doctorate focused on its use as an inclusive, schoolwide strategy and more recently she co-authored BES Exemplar 4 on the same theme. Julia’s ambition is to see reciprocal teaching used in a powerful way in our schools, increasing the likelihood of success for our …read more


Communities championing success

Communities championing success

Bay of Islands College is finding that great results come from quality whānau involvement. NCEA is an important step in providing greater choices and opportunities for all students. In fact NCEA Level 2 or an equivalent qualification is considered the minimum qualification a student needs to be able to succeed and progress in further education or the workplace. One …read more


Leaders building leaders

Leaders building leaders

An Auckland Kindergarten Association (AKA) initiative that supports head teachers in their role has helped to clarify for non-management teachers what’s required of an effective leader.     Leadership Symposium participants Lia Nokes, Sali Jones and Robyn Matthews engage in professional discussion.   In 2010, AKA professional service managers (PSMs) Natalie MacKenzie, Christine Murray, and Kim Wyborn established an ongoing symposium …read more


Emerging leaders linking minds

Emerging leaders linking minds

Applications open shortly for the 2014/2015 prestigious Linking Minds Scholarship, which is a significant award aimed at young teachers who are identified as emerging leaders. The last group of scholarship winners visited Wales and learned about the Welsh experience with bilingualism.  The Linking Minds Scholarship provides the opportunity to gain international experience and bring back new insights, skills, and inspiration …read more


NZQA NEWS

NZQA NEWS

Art Launch at Massey University’s Te Ara Hihiko building New Zealand Scholarship fee changes NZQA will introduce changes to fee structure for the New Zealand Scholarship next year. Current NCEA fees for domestic students include entry into up to three New Zealand Scholarship subjects, with additional subject entries costing $76.70 each. From 2015, New Zealand Scholarship will no longer …read more


ECE updates

ECE updates

IMPLEMENTATION OF THE EARLY LEARNING INFORMATION (ELI) SYSTEM TO THE ECE SECTOR PROGRESSING WELL The implementation of the ELI system for the electronic transfer of enrolment and attendance data to the Ministry of Education is progressing well following successful ELI pilots. The pilots were run with ECE services using ELI Web and also those using ELI through the Infocare …read more


Board and Principal Alert

Board and Principal Alert

BOARD ALERT Amendment to state and state integrated schools terms and holiday dates for 2015 and 2016 The Minister of Education has amended the school terms and holiday dates previously set for 2015 and 2016. This is to accommodate the ‘Mondayisation’ of ANZAC Day and Waitangi Day in these years. For primary schools, this means that the prescribed half-days for …read more

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