Wednesday 17 September 2014

Volume 93 Number 16

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Prime Minister's Education Excellence Awards: winner profiles (part 2)

Following on from our coverage of the Prime Minister's Education Excellence Award Winners in Issue 14, we take a look at what impressed the judges – and can serve as an example of great practice – about the three other category winners.  Educational Focus Prize – Takatū Prize: Top of the South Trades Academy The judges said: “Top of …read more


IT training opportunities for schools

IT training opportunities for schools

The Microsoft IT Academy programme has made a big impact at Avondale College, and now, the Ministry of Education has opened the door for more schools to join the programme. The Ministry of Education is inviting schools to apply for free access to the Microsoft IT Academy programme. IT Academy participants can sit official Microsoft certification exams to verify …read more


Kiwi kids to get Cricket Smart

Kiwi kids to get Cricket Smart

Once limited to the sporting field or backyard, cricket will move into the primary classroom from term 4 with the launch of New Zealand Cricket’s new education resources, Cricket Smart. These resources have been designed to make the most of New Zealand’s co-hosting of this summer’s ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. The tournament is returning to New Zealand and Australia …read more


Improving payroll services to schools

Improving payroll services to schools

The school payroll service comes under government management from 17 October 2014. Cathy Magiannis, deputy secretary, education payroll services (EPS), is leading the dedicated transition programme for the Ministry of Education. We talk to Cathy about the change and what schools can expect to see.   Q: Why the change? “A government-owned company means that we can have much more …read more


Going viral with future-focused education

Going viral with future-focused education

Future-focused learning and digital pedagogies have been around for some time, and there is now a growing sense of urgency around the need to shift these practices from the periphery to the education mainstream. Recent sector workshops explored the possibilities.  Young people are globally connected to an unprecedented degree. Knowledge and networks are at their fingertips, and digital technologies continue …read more


Board and Principal Alert

Board and Principal Alert

Board Alert Trustee Study Awards There are five study awards annually, valued at up to $4,000 each. The study awards are available to all trustees on NZSTA member boards within the New Zealand compulsory education sector, except school-employed trustees. Applications for the 2015 Crombie Lockwood/Vero Liability study awards close on Friday 14 November 2014. The selection committee will have …read more


ECE UPDATES

ECE UPDATES

  ELI AND THE FIRST ELECTRONIC RS7 RETURN ELI system update All eligible ECE services are on track to be connected to ELI by November 2014. Currently, fewer than 14 per cent of eligible ECE services are not connected to ELI via ELI Web or a Student Management System (SMS). If your service is one of those not yet …read more

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