Monday 25 July 2016

Volume 95 Number 13

Latest articles

All the world’s a stage: celebrating the work of Shakespeare with our students

Wesley College performed Romeo and Juliet in Tongan. Photo: Brian Scurfield Shakespearean plays have secured a place in our cultural life, and also remain popular in the English, drama and technology programmes offered by secondary schools. 2016 marks 400 years since Shakespeare’s death, and Education Gazette asks what lies behind the enduring appeal of the Bard for students in …read more


A catalyst for change: improving science education across the entire school

A catalyst for change: improving science education across the entire school

The Science Teaching Leadership Programme strives to increase student engagement in science by upskilling teachers. Education Gazette meets teachers from two schools who explain how the programme is enriching STEM learning within their school community. A programme that gives teachers time and space to immerse themselves in the world of science is improving the way the subject is taught …read more


One planet, one humanity: postcards from New Zealand to the world

One planet, one humanity: postcards from New Zealand to the world

Students are invited to celebrate our multilingual society by taking part in Moving Words 2016. This year, the theme of the competition is One Planet, One Humanity: Postcards from New Zealand to the World. For the third year, Wai-te-ata Press and the School of Languages and Cultures at Victoria University of Wellington — in partnership with the New Zealand Translation …read more


A chance for reflection: TeachNZ Study Awards

A chance for reflection: TeachNZ Study Awards

Paraparaumu College assistant principal Helen Benson says a TeachNZ Study Award she received allowed her ‘breathing space’ to achieve her goals. Education Gazette asks Helen about the research she undertook. What motivated you to apply for a TeachNZ Study Award? I applied because I needed the extra time that the award provides to be able to manage study and work …read more


The Education Council marks its first year

The Education Council marks its first year

The Education Council is the professional body representing New Zealand teachers. One year in, the Council is making solid progress on key projects to enhance the profession through excellent and innovative teaching practice. The Education Council is about championing the profession – elevating the status of teaching and speaking up and out for teachers. The Council is independent but acts …read more


New tools to support te reo Māori in the classroom

New tools to support te reo Māori in the classroom

Several new tools for schools to support te reo Māori in the classroom were launched during Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. The new resources include a trilingual digital book, which has been designed by KIWA Digital and Core Education for deaf Māori students but is accessible to all deaf students. The Story of Rūaumoko is the first-ever digital book …read more


Digital technologies to become part of the national curriculum

Digital technologies to become part of the national curriculum

On 5 July Education Minister Hekia Parata announced digital technologies will be fully integrated into The New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa from 2018. Digital technologies have revolutionised how we live and work, and are increasingly influencing almost every facet of our lives. To participate successfully in society and get the jobs and careers they want, today’s students …read more


Accreditation for PLD facilitators open now

Accreditation for PLD facilitators open now

If you want to deliver centrally funded professional learning and development (PLD) in 2017 you need to be an accredited facilitator. You will also need to tender for a contract to deliver centrally funded PLD. These are two separate processes and both are important to you. Applications for accreditation opened 18 July; a Request for Proposal (RFP) will be …read more


Game therapy for students

Game therapy for students

Funded by the Ministry of Health, SPARX is therapy in an online game format and aims to help young people struggling with difficult emotions. Are your students struggling with their feelings or just in a bad mood that never ends? SPARX can help! SPARX is a clinically tested, evidence-based online game targeted at 12 to 19-year-olds (but can be …read more

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