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NZEI Te Riu Roa Welcomes Funding For Students And Education Workforce After COVID-19 Lockdown

Published: Fri 3 Jul 2020 11:30 AM
NZEI Te Riu Roa is welcoming the Government’s funding announcement to support schools and early learning services as they face lower attendance rates after the Covid-19 lockdown. NZEI Te Riu Roa President, Liam Rutherford, says the $52m fund, ... Read more...

Principals Welcome Truancy Funding Boost

Published: Fri 3 Jul 2020 09:16 AM
NZPF welcomes the announcement by Minister Hipkins for a $52m urgent response fund, to address the issue of young people with a history of poor school attendance. Schools uniformly report poor service from existing truancy and attendance service providers. ... Read more...

Concern Funding For Teacher Pay Going Towards Maintenance And Corporate Profit

Published: Tue 30 Jun 2020 04:17 PM
NZEI Te Riu Roa is concerned public funding earmarked for much needed pay increases for early childhood teachers may instead be going towards maintenance and private corporations’ bottom lines. The $151.1 million funding boost announced in Budget ... Read more...

Kindergartens Call For More Funding For Non-Kindergarten Services

Published: Tue 30 Jun 2020 04:14 PM
Kindergartens Aotearoa, a collective representing more than half of New Zealand’s kindergartens, supports funding increases for non-kindergarten early childhood education services as long as it comes with pay parity. Private employers are saying it is ... Read more...

Taratahi Hosts Agricultural Career Weeks

Published: Tue 30 Jun 2020 01:46 PM
The long wait has ended for training to recommence at the Taratahi Agriculture Training Centre south of Masterton. Career weeks are being offered for people to experience life on the land at Taratahi, and decide whether they want to learn more about working ... Read more...

Free Training Initiative Targets Growth For Industries In Recovery From Lockdown.

Published: Mon 29 Jun 2020 10:05 AM
The Government recently announced a free training initiative through the Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF) and Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) is providing a range of courses, as well as the benefit of accommodation bursaries ... Read more...

Better Student Support But 72% Of Primary Principals Think Too Much Is Being Asked Of Schools

Published: Fri 26 Jun 2020 03:07 PM
Results from NZCER’s latest 3-yearly National Survey of English-medium primary schools show that more attention is being paid to improving the school experiences and outcomes for Māori students, Pacific students, and students with disability ... Read more...

NZ Herald Premium Launches Special Investigation Into Early Childhood Education

Published: Fri 26 Jun 2020 02:07 PM
Private centre, home-based care, playcentre, kindergarten… the world of early childhood education is a complex and often expensive minefield. It’s no surprise that many parents and caregivers feel overwhelmed when it comes to the best options ... Read more...

Ara Applauds Education New Zealand’s Innovation Healthcare Challenge Winners

Published: Fri 26 Jun 2020 02:03 PM
ChristchurchNZ’s Emerging Future’s Two Week Innovation Healthcare Challenge has just finished, with Team Aritma emerging as the ‘Judges Choice’ and Team Glimpse as the ‘People’s Choice’ winners after a live-stream final pitch to ... Read more...

Hidden In Plain Sight – Discovering UC’s Unseen Artefacts

Published: Fri 26 Jun 2020 01:03 PM
  Aotearoa New Zealand’s second oldest university is launching a survey of its historical objects in the lead-up to its 150th birthday, thanks to a $12,000 grant from Lottery Environment and Heritage. Canterbury College was established in ... Read more...
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