Monday 26 September 2016

Volume 95 Number 17

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Strength in numbers

Working in collaboration towards a shared goal has brought a broad group of teachers and students together for the benefit of their community. Education Gazette talks to three principals involved.   Principal of Auckland Normal Intermediate Jill Farquharson believes her school is already seeing positive changes since the establishment of ACCOS (Auckland Central Community of Schools). Jill, who is also …read more


 Navigating her own path

Navigating her own path

Hariata Rongo Dalton-Reedy credits her deep love of art, language and culture to her Māori medium education.   Hariata Rongo Dalton-Reedy with Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Waiü o Ngāti Porou principal Matua Phil Heeney   The 19-year-old arts student visited the Ministry of Education during Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, to talk about her journey through immersion …read more


 2,421 schools to receive more funding to help raise achievement

2,421 schools to receive more funding to help raise achievement

The Ministry of Education has notified all 2,436 state, state-integrated schools and kura of their initial allocation of $1.346 billion in operations grants funding for their students in 2017. The Ministry has also advised 2,421 of these schools and kura of their funding, for 2017, from an extra $12.363 million to help more of their most disadvantaged students to succeed. …read more


New Zealand ranked high in OECD for adult education

New Zealand ranked high in OECD for adult education

 An Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) study shows that education remains a priority for New Zealanders long after they’ve left school The report Education at a Glance 2016 shows New Zealand has one of the highest rates of adult learning in the OECD. Some 68% of adults aged 25 to 64 participated in either formal or non-formal education. …read more


 Rising to The Challenge

Rising to The Challenge

Ruatoria student Carlos Paenga was named Supreme Award winner in this year’s ‘The Challenge’, which is a multimedia competition to uphold the legacy of the 28th (Māori) Battalion and Second Lieutenant Te Moananui a Kiwa Ngārimu VC. I kite mātou i ngā wāhi i wehe ai ētahi a o mātou Pāpā i tēnei ao....i kite a whatu mātou i te …read more


 A gift from the sun

A gift from the sun

A range of sustainability education initiatives is boosting interest in science at Ōtaki College. One initiative is even providing financial support to senior students as they navigate their post-school years.  Ōtaki College’s solar panels from above. Photo: Stephen Aitken.  Ōtaki College is harnessing energy from the sun to help students succeed. The school is taking advantage of its sunny location to …read more


 Making your PLD proposal

Making your PLD proposal

BEFORE MAKING A PLD PROPOSAL Communities of Learning (CoLs), schools and kura looking to apply for centrally funded PLD in 2017 can start identifying their PLD requirements for the coming year. The Ministry is now accepting proposals for PLD to be delivered from term 1, 2017. Before making a proposal, there are a number of things you need to consider, …read more


Fellowship winner a champion for native languages

Fellowship winner a champion for native languages

A Tauranga early childhood education teacher with a passion for the Māori language is preparing to travel to Hawaii to see how the state is nurturing its native language. Karine Te Kanawa, from Ngāti Maniapoto and Tainui, is the winner of the 2016 Margaret M Blackwell Travel Fellowship. Winning the fellowship means Karine, who is the team leader of the …read more

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