Saturday 3 December 2016

Volume 95 Number 21

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Values explored by students on school patrol

The school patrol is a tried and tested way that students contribute to their school community. Education Gazette finds out how the task puts values into action for those students involved. On a crisp morning, four students arrive at Onekawa School in Napier well before their classmates. They meet their adult supervisor, don vests and joke around a little – …read more


Generations of service, love and respect

Generations of service, love and respect

A finalist in the Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards this year, Auckland’s A’oga Fa’a Samoa has been immersing students in Samoan language and culture since 1984. Language, culture and family are the building blocks of success at A’oga Fa’a Samoa, an early childhood education centre in Ponsonby, Auckland. Janice (Jan) Taouma and her husband, the late Dr Papali’i Pita Taouma, …read more


Help with school uniform and stationery costs

Help with school uniform and stationery costs

Since 25 October, changes made to the Ministry of Social Development’s online service, MyMSD, allow some MSD clients to apply online for assistance with school uniform and stationery costs. Please share this information with your school community. Applicants can upload and send verification of the cost, which will likely be a quote from the supplier. If the payment is approved, they …read more


A clearer view: the upgraded Te Waharoa Ararau

A clearer view: the upgraded Te Waharoa Ararau

Te Waharoa Ararau is a data collection tool for the Māori medium sector. While it has been used by kura for several years, the tool has been recently upgraded and a new version is now up and running. An upgraded online tool for the Māori medium sector helps teachers see where a student’s learning is going well, and where extra …read more


Flicking the switch: taking digital technology education further

Flicking the switch: taking digital technology education further

From Raspberry Pi to tuatara, nine local successful applicants from across the country will receive funding for projects that support the new local digital technologies curriculum. Education Gazette talks to those involved with two of these projects. Nine projects have been given the green light from the Ministry of Education’s contestable fund for digital technologies. The Ministry was looking for …read more


Immunisation changes: protecting boys from cancer

Immunisation changes: protecting boys from cancer

Year 8 boys will be lining up alongside the girls to be immunised against HPV next year, following changes to the National Immunisation Schedule announced by PHARMAC in July.  Changes to school immunisation programmes from 2017 will protect boys from some types of cancer. HPV immunisation will be free for everyone aged nine to 26, whether they’re male or female. …read more


New service to deal with harmful digital communications

New service to deal with harmful digital communications

From late November, teachers, students, whānau and school leaders will have access to a new service to help resolve cyberbullying and online harassment. School leaders or their delegate (with the student’s consent) and whānau will now be able to contact NetSafe to help resolve complaints about harmful digital communications. The new service is provided under the Harmful Digital Communications Act …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 look at how the advisory can support your school.   Who we are, what we do Our advisors are based regionally from Otago/Southland to Tai Tokerau and offer …read more


Bringing the world to your school

Bringing the world to your school

Develop a successful international programme and everybody wins – students, your school and the wider community, writes Education New Zealand, the government’s lead agency for international education. For international students, studying here can be life-changing. It’s a chance for students to benefit from our quality education system, discover the New Zealand way of life and have experiences they will never …read more


Professional learning and development – what happens now?

Professional learning and development – what happens now?

The Ministry of Education has redesigned how it supports Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako, schools and kura through centrally funded professional learning and development (PLD). Community of Learning | Kāhui Ako, schools and kura can now put together proposals for PLD support, have them assessed by a panel based in their local area and, if they are successful, choose …read more

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