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Otago Apprentice builds his way to the top

Published: Tue 30 May 2017 09:08 AM
Otago Apprentice builds his way to the top “There’s no prize that could mean more to me than the Ken Reed Trophy!” Dunedin apprentice and Otago Polytechnic graduate, Chris McLean, is over the moon about winning the national 2017 NZ Certified ... Read more...

Script to Screen partners with Australia's Compton School

Published: Mon 29 May 2017 03:03 PM
Script to Screen has partnered with Australia’s Compton School to deliver a new programme for New Zealand filmmakers. Read more...

Partnership to enhance interactive online driving programmes

Published: Mon 29 May 2017 10:59 AM
The University of Waikato and eDrive Solutions (trading as Fleetcoach) have announced a new partnership that will increase opportunities for safer driving in New Zealand and Australia. Read more...

Corrections welcomes signing of joint education agreement

Published: Fri 26 May 2017 02:40 PM
Corrections Chief Executive Ray Smith has welcomed the Tertiary Education Commission’s (TEC) re-commitment to work with his department providing access to quality education for prisoners and helping reduce re-offending. Read more...

Affirming diverse sexualities and genders in schools

Published: Fri 26 May 2017 12:13 PM
The PPTA is launching an updated and refreshed set of guidelines for schools to help them create a safe and affirming environment for all students. PPTA believes that gender and sexuality should never be barriers to student engagement and achievement. Read more...

Open Polytechnic congratulates 2017 graduates

Published: Fri 26 May 2017 10:19 AM
The Open Polytechnic held the last of its nationwide graduation ceremonies for the year in Wellington this week [23 May] with students from a wide range of diploma and degree subjects receiving their hard earned qualifications. Read more...

Budget 2017 cuts funding for children in ECE

Published: Thu 25 May 2017 04:33 PM
Budget 2017 has stripped funding from children in early childhood education for the seventh year in a row, says New Zealand’s largest representative body of licensed early childhood centres. Read more...

No real commitment to great universities

Published: Thu 25 May 2017 04:25 PM
Vice-Chancellors say that while the government has invested heavily in some aspects of New Zealand’s future it is yet to show a commitment to creating the great universities that will be central to the country’s future. Read more...

Education budget a timid sprinkling of coins

Published: Thu 25 May 2017 03:54 PM
“Secondary teachers who were hopeful for an education budget that looked to and planned for the future, for children and for teachers were disappointed today”, PPTA president Jack Boyle says. Read more...

Host Families Needed in July 2017 - Community Call Out

Published: Wed 24 May 2017 04:40 PM
This July, we will be receiving exchange students from Finland, Germany, Italy and Sweden. Our new arrivals will live with a host family and attend a local school for 3, 5 or 10 months. We are urgently seeking suitable families who might be interested ... Read more...
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