Education

Hands-on wānanga for coastal health

About 40 Western Bay of Plenty schoolchildren have joined Waikato University scientists, Manaaki Te Awanui, NIWA, DoC and iwi experts for hands-on lessons in marine biosecurity. The students gathered at Tauranga Bridge Marina to check pest crab traps...... Read More

Disorder causes school lockdown

Update 10.58am - Police are on the hunt for two people accused of causing a lockdown at a Tauranga school. A police media spokesperson says police responded to a disorder event at Aquinas College at about 10am. "The college was placed in lockdown...... Read More

No report by Catholic college into abuse claims

A Catholic secondary school says no investigation report exists into a sex abuse complaint now being looked into by the police. St Bede's College's rector and board of trustees had previously claimed a full investigation was carried out when...... Read More

Secondary school teacher shortage looks set to get worse

The demand for teachers will ease in primary schools in the next three years, but get much worse in secondary schools, a new forecast from the Education Ministry shows. The ministry today announced results from a new system for estimating future teacher...... Read More

School name has ’huge effect psychologically’

A bid to change a Dunedin school's name is gaining traction following accusations its namesake covered up sex abuse. Kavanagh College is named after the late Bishop John Kavanagh. There has been growing pressure for a name change after revelations...... Read More

Schools forced to find hundreds of foreign teachers

Schools must recruit nearly 1000 teachers from other countries in the next few months to ensure they are fully staffed next year and principals say they have no other options. Principals told RNZ they had no choice but to seek teachers from overseas...... Read More

New plan to address teacher shortage

The Coalition Government is ramping up efforts to attract over 850 additional teachers to meet an expected shortfall next year, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today. New analysis by the Ministry of Education shows that 650 extra primary...... Read More

RainbowYOUTH reaches target with help from HELL

RainbowYOUTH’s joint initiative with HELL Pizza, which saw 3,000 t-shirts up for sale in support of LGBTQIA+ rights in Aotearoa, has raised a ‘game-changing’ $75,000 and increased awareness of the issues facing one of the country’s...... Read More

Teaching considered for official skill shortage list

The government is considering fast-tracking work visas for foreign teachers by recognising teaching as an official skill shortage area. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment said preliminary reports showed "moderate evidence"...... Read More