Education

Ministers welcome commitment to te reo in schools

Associate Education Ministers Kelvin Davis and Jenny Salesa have welcomed schools’ commitment to tikanga Māori and te reo Māori. A New Zealand Council for Educational Research report Ākonga Māori in English-medium primary and intermediate...... Read More

Most teachers are using te reo Māori

Most teachers are using te reo Māori at some level in the classroom, a survey has found. The Council for Educational Research council's national survey of primary and intermediate schools found just 1 percent never use the language with students. The...... Read More

School kept Fiji flood victims money

Audits of school finances have revealed a school that kept money donated for disaster relief in Fiji and another that spent $250,000 on an overseas trip. The auditor-general's report on this year's audits of schools' 2016 finances named four...... Read More

Summer shellfish hazards

It doesn’t bode well for shellfish gatherers this summer. Biotoxin alerts warn of paralytic shellfish poisoning in the Bay of Plenty, from Waihi Beach to Opape, east of Opotiki, while the warning on the West Coast extends from Oakura to the...... Read More

New Air Force personnel graduate

Defence Minister Ron Mark welcomed new Royal New Zealand Air Force recruits and officers into the service in a combined Graduation Parade at Base Woodbourne in Blenheim. Thirty-four Recruit Course graduates joined 22 Initial Officer Training Course...... Read More

Aucklanders urged to check mumps immunity

An Auckland vaccinologist is urging people to check their likely immunity to mumps as the number of people who have contracted the disease tops 1000. The number of victims is the highest since a similar mumps outbreak in the 1990s. The more people...... Read More

Ministry to review NCEA next year

Overassessment of students and teacher workload will be addressed as part of the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) review starting early next year. The review’s Terms of Reference were released today. Education Minister...... Read More

$9.5 million boost for teacher supply

Education Minister Chris Hipkins today announced an immediate $9.5 million teacher supply package to support more teachers into classrooms in 2018. “Principals have been telling the Government for many months they are desperately trying to plug...... Read More

Many schools cutting teacher aide hours

Nearly half of primary and intermediate schools are cutting teacher aide hours in order to make ends meet next year, a survey by the teacher union the Educational Institute indicates. The institute said 622 principals out of 1948 who belonged to the...... Read More