Wednesday 24 May 2017

Volume 96 Number 8

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Growing and learning together

Alexandra Primary School was the recipient of a recent Treemendous School Makeover that also saw the wider community dig in to help enliven the school’s outdoor environment.   Project Crimson trustee Ruud ‘The Bugman’ Kleinpaste attended the Treemendous Makeover to share his knowledge about habitats for native insects.    Alexandra Primary School has had many helping hands to spruce up its …read more


Looking for the good: appreciative inquiry in early childhood education

Looking for the good: appreciative inquiry in early childhood education

A group of early childhood education services in Auckland took part last year in a range of projects using appreciative inquiry processes to improve teaching and learning. Education Gazette finds out more. A strengths-based approach to organisational change is having encouraging results within a group of early childhood education services in the Auckland region. Appreciative inquiry (AI) is a way …read more


House of Science goes national

House of Science goes national

An initiative aimed at making science more accessible and fun is set to go nationwide. Former secondary school teacher Chris Duggan established House of Science three years ago with the aim of enriching the science education of young New Zealanders, and the organisation is now expanding. House of Science aims to inspire and enrich the educational experiences of students and …read more


Victoria launches exciting New Zealand Sign Language resource

Victoria launches exciting New Zealand Sign Language resource

Victoria University of Wellington continues its leading role in the documentation, research and resource development of New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) with the launch of an innovative learning resource by its Deaf Studies Research Unit (DSRU). Learn NZSL is a new and free online resource launched by Victoria University of Wellington on 6 April, the 11th anniversary of NZSL becoming …read more


A chance to investigate

A chance to investigate

Neil Baker, principal of Christchurch’s Northcote School, was last year awarded a TeachNZ sabbatical to research the use of interactive video floor projections in the primary school environment. Education Gazette asks Neil about what he discovered. What inspired you to be a teacher? I started my career in the medical field, but became aware that the type of job I …read more


Coming home to teach

Coming home to teach

A new campaign is aimed at encouraging New Zealand teachers working overseas to return home to work. Launched in December last year, the initiative makes up part of a wider Ministry of Education package to boost teacher workforce. Education Gazette meets one teacher who has made the trip home. A new initiative is tapping into that pull of ‘home’ felt …read more


Let’s talk about 13 Reasons Why

Let’s talk about 13 Reasons Why

A new television show raises a lot of questions but doesn’t provide any answers, writes Shaun Robinson of the New Zealand Mental Health Foundation. It seems like everyone is talking about 13 Reasons Why. Some people find it pretty disturbing, like 17-year-old Bree Brown, who wrote that the show reinforces some dangerous myths about suicide. Others think it is starting …read more


Battle of Passchendaele digital technology competition for senior students

Battle of Passchendaele digital technology competition for senior students

In commemoration of the Battle of Passchendaele, secondary school students are invited to enter a special digital technology competition that runs from May to July this year. Jacking up a field gun at Passchendaele in an attempt to move it forward. 1999-929, Kippenberger Military Archive and Research Library, Army Museum, Waiouru. Senior school students are being invited to enter a …read more


Hamilton secondary student wins Prime Minister’s Award

Hamilton secondary student wins Prime Minister’s Award

Not only a talented musician and natural leader, Christopher Mayo has also won the 2016 Prime Minister’s Award for Academic Excellence. The 2016 Top Subject Scholar Award recipients. Photo: Mark Coote.  The Prime Minister’s Award for Academic Excellence was established in 2011 and recognises the success of the highest achieving New Zealand Scholarship student. The winner has the highest overall …read more


Ask the Connected Learning Advisory

Ask the Connected Learning Advisory

The Ministry of Education’s Connected Learning Advisory – Te Ara Whītiki is committed to supporting schools and communities as they plan for, manage and use digital technologies for learning. This month we invite you to attend one of our free professional learning opportunities to explore developing a digital technologies action plan with our popular resource the Strategic Thinking Roadmap.  Free …read more

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