Steven Joyce, Hekia Parata
22 November, 2012
Two Ministries come together to help raise Pasifika achievement
A new initiative aimed at raising achievement among Pasifika students has been launched by the Government today in Auckland.
The Pasifika Education Plan 2013-2017, which has been developed by the Education and Pacific Island Affairs Ministries sets out how ministries can work together w . . . more
Institute Strengthens Education Ties between NZ and India
Victoria University is heading up a new organisation to deepen educational ties between New Zealand and India.
The New Zealand India Research Institute, based at Victoria and directed by Professor Sekhar Bandyopadhyay, an authority on Indian history and development, involves nearly 40 academics in five New Zealand universities?Victoria, . . . more
19 November, 2012
Education Minister welcomes He Kai Kei Aku Ringa Action Plan
Education Minister Hekia Parata has welcomed the He Kai Kei Aku Ringa report from the M?ori Economic Development Panel saying it is very consistent with her own approach to improving M?ori outcomes in the education system.
?He Kai Kei Aku Ringa is a very helpful piece of work. It makes clear, quality . . . more
Sport New Zealand has begun a project which aims to use the power of sport to help kids achieve in the classroom and the community.
?Every day we see the power of sport to change the lives of young people and to help them succeed in other aspects of life. This project will harness that power for schools to get the results they want in their communities,? said Sport New Zealand Chief Executive, Pe . . . more
89% of international students satisfied with their NZ experience
89% of the 13,130 international students who took part in the i-graduate surveys in 2011 and 2012 were satisfied, or very satisfied, with their overall experience. Students in secondary schools were the most satisfied, with 94% saying they were happy or very happy with their overall experience.
The 2012 surveys took place in May an . . . more
31 October, 2012
Final decision on residential special schools announced
Education Minister Hekia Parata has today announced her decision to close Salisbury School in Nelson and McKenzie Residential School in Christchurch.
?After carefully considering all the information provided to me, including the responses from the schools, and information provided at my meetings with the Boa . . . more
Pasifika Framework Launched
19 October 2012
The TEC has launched the Pasifika Framework 2013-2017, a leading step towards a whole-of-sector approach to improving Pasifika tertiary achievement and employment prospects.
The framework has been developed in consultation with TEC?s Pasifika Working Group, established by TEC earlier in 2012. The Working Group comprised of eight tertiary education org . . . more
15 October, 2012
Innovative education policy one step closer
The establishment of Partnership Schools|Kura Hourua is one step closer with the introduction of the Education Amendment Bill, Associate Education Minister John Banks said today.
?The Bill sets out the legal framework for this exciting new type of school which is based on international best practice but tailored to New Zea . . . more
Youth Guarantee Educational Performance Information
Purpose of Youth Guarantee Programme
Youth Guarantee, a fees free programme, aims to increase the educational achievement of 16 and 17 year olds not currently engaged in education, and to improve transitions between school, tertiary education and work. The programme has been funded by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) since 2010. It seek . . . more
$38m for dedicated fees-free foundation level learning
by Hon Steven Joyce, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment
26 September 2012
Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, Steven Joyce today welcomed funding decisions that will see Private Training Establishments (PTEs) deliver core foundation tertiary education for the first time in 2013.
?The TEC has run a competitive pr . . . more
21 September, 2012
First National Standards data sets baseline of learner achievement
Education Minister Hekia Parata says National Standards data reported for the first time has set a baseline of Years 1-8 learner achievement.
The data shows that 76 per cent reached or exceeded the national standard for reading, 72 per cent of learners for mathematics, and 68 per cent for writing . . . more
Gerry Brownlee, Hekia Parata
13 September, 2012
$1 billion investment for education renewal in Canterbury
The Government will invest $1 billion over the next 10 years to restore the education sector in greater Christchurch, Selwyn and Waimakariri, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee and Education Minister Hekia Parata announced today.
?The whole education sector has experien . . . more
6 September, 2012
More performance gains in tertiary education sector
Results from 2011 show the Government?s continued focus on performance in the Tertiary sector is working well, Tertiary, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce says.
The 2011 education performance information released today shows that the university, polytechnic, w?nanga, and private training establishment . . . more
5 September, 2012
Education renewal in greater Christchurch
Education Minister Hekia Parata has today announced she will meet with school leaders in Christchurch next Thursday to discuss the approach for education renewal in the greater Christchurch area.
?The priority is delivering a network that will meet changing community needs and deliver better outcomes for learners. It is . . . more
Evaluation at a Glance: Priority Learners in New Zealand Schools
ERO has identified three key interrelated issues that need to be addressed to significantly lift the achievement of students, particularly for priority learners. These broadly relate to how well schools are focussing on providing education that addresses the needs of students.
The fact that the issues are: a . . . more
Steven Joyce, Hekia Parata
29 August, 2012
Ministers launch BPS education action plans
Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Education Minister Hekia Parata today released two action plans which detail the Government?s work to achieve the Better Public Service targets of boosting skills and employment.
The Result Action Plans ? 5 and 6 ? were announced by the Mini . . . more
On Saturday we had the priviledge of being at the launching of the ?Floating Classroom?. Using the ?Nereides? a boat that was gifted to the children of New Zealand. Graham Johnson ?became the new owner and started the refit that would take 18 months. Graham, through the apprentice programme in his workshop and while working with these young men on Nereides realised the potential of teaching childr . . . more
27 August, 2012
Mixed model for learners with special education needs
Education Minister Hekia Parata has today announced a proposal for a new mixed model of support for learners with special educational needs.
The model would include both community-based services and residential special schools. Two of the country?s four residential special schools would remain open, and the new . . . more
21 August, 2012
Government acts on Person A Ministerial Inquiry recommendations
Tougher employment checks and improved information sharing are among a number of measures announced by the Government today to tighten-up teacher employment and vetting procedures.
The measures are part of the Government?s response to the Ministerial Inquiry into the employment of convicted sex offende . . . more
ERO drops decile rating from its school reports, to correct stereotype
A school?s decile rating will no longer be shown on its Education Review Office report, following a decision announced today.
ERO says it has taken the decision to remove the rating from its reports in an effort to correct the stereotype that a school?s decile equals performance.
Dr Graham Stoop, Chief R . . . more
9 August, 2012
New work rights to boost export education in Canterbury
Immigration Minister Nathan Guy has announced that work rights for English language students in Canterbury will be extended, giving a boost to the export education sector in the region.
?Foreign students are an important industry for Canterbury, but numbers have taken a hit since the major earthquakes,? says Mr G . . . more
The Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA) has signed a statement of confidence with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) to strengthen the education ties between both countries in first degree education.MQA chief executive officer Datuk Dr Syed Ahmad Hussein said the agreement was part of the effort to combat counterfeit certificates in Malaysia.?This effort is part of the implementation . . . more
10 August, 2012
Community Rebuild inspires Pacific Partnership
A group of sixteen Year 9 students from Kristin School have recently returned from a life-changing three week expedition to the island community of Poutasi, Samoa ? a village tragically impacted by the massive tsunami which ripped through the area in 2009.
After visiting the area in 2011, Carl Murray - Year 9 De . . . more
2011 Tertiary Education Performance Report
6 August 2012
Last year, the TEC published the inaugural Tertiary Education Performance Report.
This report captured the 2010 financial, educational, and organisational performance of Tertiary Education Institutions (TEIs), as well as aggregate performance of Private Training Establishments and Industry Training Organisations. The report brought togeth . . . more
PINZ to establish new polytechnic in Saudi Arabia
New Zealand education provider Polytechnics International New Zealand (PINZ) has signed a five-year contract to provide training that will support growth in Saudi Arabia's electricity industry.
A two-year vocational training programme in electricity established by PINZ and SEC which focused on study majors in generation, transm . . . more
Revised gifted and talented handbook goes live
Thursday 9 August 2012, 4:50PMBy Massey University
A revised gifted and talented handbook co-written by a Massey University researcher will help educators recognise and support gifted pupils.
Gifted and Talented Students: Meeting Their Needs in New Zealand Schools went live today on the Te Kete Ipurangi website, as part of International Week . . . more
8 August, 2012
Better Public Achievement Information
Education Minister Hekia Parata has today outlined the Government?s approach to improving the quality and use of achievement information at year, school and national level.
Public Achievement Information (PAI) will be available on the Ministry of Education?s ?Education Counts? website.
It will allow parents to see how their ch . . . more
Ministers announce framework for Partnership SchoolsThursday, 2 August 2012, 9:27 amPress Release: New Zealand Government
2 August 2012 Media StatementMinisters announce framework for Partnership Schools/Kura Hourua Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Education Minister John Banks today announced the framework for the New Zealand Model of Charter School. The schools will be . . . more
Hekia Parata, John Banks
2 August, 2012
Ministers announce framework for Partnership Schools/Kura Hourua
Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Education Minister John Banks today announced the framework for the New Zealand Model of Charter School.
The schools will be known as Partnership Schools or Kura Hourua.
?The term ?partnership? captures the essence of the concept; they will be . . . more
Weltec to Foster Industry InnovationWednesday, 25 July 2012, 11:59 amPress Release: Wellington institute of Technology
MEDIA RELEASE: 25 July 2012
Weltec to Foster Industry Innovation
The Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) has announced its involvement in a national initiative that will benefit local industries and which aims to develop the export competitiveness of the country.
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MoU with Education New Zealand
Friday, 20 July 2012
Immigration New Zealand (INZ) and Education New Zealand have been working together to implement the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed on 24 April 2012.
Immigration New Zealand (INZ) and Education New Zealand have been working together to implement the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed on 24 April 2012. The MoU, which aims to st . . . more
Supporting future-oriented learning and teaching - a New Zealand perspective
publisher: Ministry of Education
Publication type: Research report
This research report draws together findings from new data and more than 10 years of research on current practice and futures-thinking in education. It was commissioned by the Ministry of Education to su . . . more
New Zealand Government : $1 million investment in Maori Trades Training
The Government will invest a further $1 million into Maori trades training in Christchurch, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, Steven Joyce announced today.
The new initiative builds on He Toki ki te Rika, a Maori trades initiative delivered by the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, in pa . . . more
13 July, 2012
Review of Teachers? Council to begin
Education Minister Hekia Parata has today announced the chair and members of the committee that will review the role and functions of the New Zealand Teachers? Council as part of the Government?s programme of work to lift student achievement.
?The goal is to ensure that the Teachers? Council is a strong, professional body that wil . . . more
Including Students with Special Needs: School Questionnaire Responses (April 2012) 01/04/2012
A 2010 Education Review Office (ERO) report, Including Students with High Needs, found that half of schools demonstrated mostly inclusive practices for students with high needs. Thirty percent of schools were found to have some areas of good performance, and 20 percent had few inclusive . . . more
Hon Kate WilkinsonActing Minister of ImmigrationHon Steven JoyceMinister for Tertiary Education, Skills& Employment
11 July 2012 Media Statement
Ministers welcome action on visa fraud
Acting Immigration Minister Kate Wilkinson and Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce have welcomed today?s operation by Immigration New Zealand to take action with a number of peop . . . more
Literacy and Mathematics in Years 9 and 10 (July 2012) 03/07/2012
Years 9 and 10 are vital years in students? schooling. It is in these years that students build on and consolidate their learning from the primary school years, and lay the foundation for their future success in the senior secondary school, and their post-secondary lives. In this report ERO evaluates how effectively schools . . . more
New collaborative service for universities and CRIsThursday, 5 July 2012, 10:23 amPress Release: University of Auckland
The University of Auckland
5 July 2012
New collaborative service for universities and Crown Research Institutes
A new collaborative online service for New Zealand universities and Crown Research Institutes officially launches today.
Named Tuakiri - New Zeal . . . more
Report highlights need for more connected support for foundation learners
by: ako_admin (Ako Administrator) on 5 July 2012
Lifting Our Game: Achieving greater success for learners in foundational tertiary education calls for government agencies and tertiary providers to work more closely together to lift the success rates for foundational learners.
The report, released on July 5, focuses . . . more
Working with National Standards to Promote Students? Progress and Achievement (June 2012) 18/06/2012
A Report by ERO on National StandardsThis report is part of a series published by the Education Review Office, over three years, about the implementation of the National Standards in English-medium schools with students in Years 1 to 8.
The New Zealand Curriculum provides schools wit . . . more
Future Planning Enjoy Fantastic Success!
As we sat in the auditorium with over 2000 FPS students, the enormity of it hit me. The MC read out 9 teams to go on stage and we were not in the top 9. I thought, we had worked hard and getting to the internationals was amazing. Knowing that in NZ we were in the Junior division and at Internationals we were put up into the Middle division made me realis . . . more
Microsoft Office 365 for Education Launches in New ZealandThursday, 28 June 2012, 1:01 pmPress Release: Microsoft New Zealand
Microsoft Office 365 for Education Launches in New Zealand
Students and educators set to benefit from cloud-based desktop suite and collaboration tools
Microsoft New Zealand has announced the availability of Office 365 for Education, allowing students and educators to . . . more
25 June, 2012
Forum commits to raising achievement goal
The Ministerial Cross-Sector Forum on Raising Achievement has agreed to work together on achieving success for all learners.
Forum chair, Education Minister Hekia Parata, welcomed the commitment from all the Forum representatives.
?We know that our education system is amongst the best in the world with four out of five kids . . . more
Help for parents of children with special needs
25 June 2012
A new DVD showing how children with developmental disorders can be helped by simply sharing books has been launched.Turn the page with me is a resource developed by the New Zealand Down Syndrome Association in conjunction with the Champion Centre and features University of Canterbury senior lecturer and speech therapist Dr Anne van . . . more
SERVILLES ACHIEVES A HAT TRICK AT THE AUSTRALASIAN HAIRDRESSING AWARDS
Servilles came out on top at the 2012 Hair Expo Awards in Sydney, taking away the event?s three top business awards for Educational Organisation of the Year for the third consecutive year, Excellence in Marketing and Business of the Year.
One of Australasia?s highest profile salon brands and the regi . . . more
This year's MATARIKI programme is inspired by our Taumata's vision for the Museum:Whakamana, nga taonga tuku iho, hei whakataki i nga ra ki muri. Honouring the past, Embracing the present, Guiding our future. We're one week into our exciting month-long programme which features waiata, storytelling, poetry, offsite walks, lectures and the Matariki market and we look forward to extending our manaaki . . . more
Steven Joyce, Hekia Parata
25 June, 2012
Education targets to boost skills & employment
The Government?s Better Public Service targets for education are about giving more New Zealanders the opportunity to succeed, and increasing the skill level of our workforce, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Education Minister Hekia Parata say.
The Government has two t . . . more
21 June, 2012
New websites assist schools to respond to bullying and other challenging behaviour
Education Minister Hekia Parata has today launched two new websites which will assist schools to create safe and secure learning environments that deter bullying.
?To learn and achieve, students need to feel safe, secure and well supported in their learning. Difficult behaviour and bul . . . more
19 June, 2012
Early childhood education programme allocated $18.9m
Education Minister Hekia Parata has today announced that $18.9 million of grant funding will go towards boosting early childhood education participation in targeted areas.
The funding will help create 1,039 new childhood education places in high need areas, including Kaikohe, Waitakere, Manukau, South Auckland, Ha . . . more
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National Geographic Channel has brought internationally-renowned wildlife photographer Jason . . . more
11 June, 2012
Cyber Security Awareness Week launched
New Zealand?s first ever Cyber Security Awareness Week has been launched this morning by Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams.
The week is designed to raise awareness among New Zealanders and small businesses of cyber security risks, and the simple steps they can take to protect their personal, financial and . . . more
11 June, 2012
Quality teaching remains the focus
Education Minister Hekia Parata said today the Government remains firmly focused on raising achievement for all learners through quality teaching.
?Raising achievement requires a system-wide lift in quality teaching and quality leadership from early childhood education (ECE), through primary and into secondary schooling,?? Ms Parata . . . more
Chinese students will be calling Wellington the home of outdoor adventure, following the establishment of a cooperation programme between Whitireia Polytechnic and China's Capital University of Physical Education and Sports.
A cooperation programme has been established between Capital University of Physical Education and Sports (CUPES) and Whitireia Polytechnic New Zealand (Whitireia) by Professo . . . more
29 May, 2012
Minister provides assurances to schools
Education Minister Hekia Parata says no school will lose more than two full-time teachers (FTTEs) as a result of the policy changes in Budget 2012.
?As we've previously said, about 90% of schools will either gain, or have a net loss of less than one FTTE as a result of the combined effect of the ratio changes and projected roll . . . more
Summary of International Enrolments, 2005 ? 2011
The International Division has prepared the latest in a series of annual summaries of the publicly available information, from three main sources, on the enrolments of international students with New Zealand education providers.
This 17-page report includes enrolment data for the 2011 calendar year. Summary information is given on the total annu . . . more
23 May, 2012
Govt uni investment up 13.5% in four years
The Government has increased its investment in New Zealand?s universities by 13.5 per cent over the past four years, latest figures from the Tertiary Education Commission show.
Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Steven Joyce saysNew Zealand?s universities continue to sustain strong financial performances t . . . more
24 May, 2012
$110.9m to increase early childhood participation
Extra Budget operating funding of $110.9 million for early childhood education (ECE) over the next four years continues the Government?s drive to increase the number of vulnerable children participating in ECE, Education Minister Hekia Parata says.
?We know that participating in early childhood education has considerab . . . more
Hekia Parata24 May, 2012
$511.9m more to deliver better results for studentsBudget 2012 focuses on raising student achievement by investing $511.9 million of operating funding for new initiatives in education over the next four years, Education Minister Hekia Parata says. This takes the Government?s total investment in early childhood education and schooling to $9.6 billion for 2012/13. ?Our edu . . . more
Lifeway College, New Zealand signed an MoU with NGF College of Engineering & Technology, Palwal
Lifeway College, New Zealand signed a Memorandum of Understanding with NGF College Of Engineering & Technology. On this occasion Mr. Craig Hansen, Principle, Lifeway College, New Zealand , Mr. Ashwani Prabhakar CEO & Mr. Sharat Kaushik (Director, NGF College Of Engineering & Technology, . . . more
Pasifika Tertiary Education Working Group
17 May 2012
The TEC has established a Pasifika Tertiary Education Working Group to provide advice on the tertiary component of the Pasifika Education Plan 2013-2017.
The TEC Pasifika Tertiary Education Working Group, which draws upon sector-wide expertise, will consider best practice in the sector (supported by evidence and analysis) and provide advic . . . more
16 May, 2012
Budget 2012: Extra $511.9 million for education
Budget 2012 will deliver funding that is firmly focused on raising student achievement, says Education Minister Hekia Parata.
?We are increasing the overall spending on education ? for the fourth Budget in a row. This is happening despite tight fiscal times, against a backdrop of a recent global financial crisis, and . . . more
INZ signs MoU with Education New Zealand
Tuesday, 8 May 2012
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Immigration New Zealand (INZ) and Education New Zealand (ENZ) on 24 April 2012 will strengthen the framework of the New Zealand Specialist Agents (NZSA) programme and create a number of benefits for New Zealand?s export education industry.
The MoU formalises the partnership bet . . . more
9 May, 2012
Network for Learning a step closer
Education Minister, Hekia Parata, today announced that the Ministry of Education is seeking a network services provider for the Network for Learning, an online network that will enable improved access to education resources for learners.
Suppliers are being asked to present innovative proposals to deliver network services such as in . . . more
WelTec hopes the three artists chosen for this year?s prestigious Rita Angus Residency will enrich both its programmes and the Wellington arts scene.
Glen Hayward, of Kaikohe, will begin his three-month tenure in June, followed by Shannon Te Ao, of Nelson, and Iain Frengley, of Dunedin, who will share the residency later in the year.
Shannon and his brother-in-law Iain can?t wait . . . more
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Science education needs improvement ? report
Posted in In the News on May 2nd, 2012.
A report released today by the Education Review Office shows that only 27 percent of schools have highly effective or generally effective science programmes for Years 5 to 8 students.
The report presents the findings of team of reviewers who evaluated the quality and effectiveness of science teaching in 100 . . . more
Hekia Parata, Pita Sharples
1 May, 2012
Reference group to boost M?ori-medium teaching workforce
Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Minister Pita Sharples have announced the establishment of an expert reference group on the M?ori-medium teaching workforce.
The reference group will advise the Government on how to increase the number of high-quality, te reo-fluent teachers in M?ori-me . . . more
New international code of ethics to ensure best interests of students
Ishani Duttagupta, ET Bureau Apr 27, 2012, 08.33PM IST
A new international code of ethics to ensure that education agents act in best interests of students, declare conflict of interest and be open about all fees and commissions, has been unveiled recently in London. The new code has been agreed upon by Australia, the UK . . . more
27 April, 2012
2011 Prime Minister?s Award announced
Jade Fai Leung from Auckland?s St Cuthbert?s College was named today as winner of the Prime Minister?s Award for Academic Excellence.
Education Minister, Hekia Parata, presented the Top Scholar Awards, on behalf of the Prime Minister, at Government House.The Prime Minister?s Award for Academic Excellence recognises the highes . . . more
Universities to share national journals storage
24 April 2012
A collaborative initiative by New Zealand?s eight university libraries is set to free up space and save money by jointly storing a single copy of low-use print journals, while ensuring the preservation of, and access to, these important resources.
The journals will be stored with Crown Records Management.
One . . . more
German recognition of New Zealand doctoral titles
The Ministry of Education, together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, has successfully worked with officials of the Kultusministerkonferenz (KMK) to allow New Zealand doctoral graduates to use the title ?Dr.? in Germany. The New Zealand Qualifications Authority and Universities New Zealand have also actively contributed to this out . . . more
Are you the next man for the New Warrior Training Adventure?
The New Warrior is a man for today?s world, ready for full, vibrant, equal partnership with other men and women.
The ManKind Project New Zealand is a Charitable Trust born out of the ManKind Project, an international network of interdependent not-for-profit men?s centres across the world. The movement began in January 1985 when 18 men . . . more
ITO Update - 12 April
12 April 2012
The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) is pleased to announce the scope of the first release of the ITR refinement project.
ITR refinement project ? scope of first release
The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) is pleased to announce the scope of the first release of the ITR refinement project.
There are six items in the scope of the first release which . . . more
Career Education Benchmarks ? Tertiary
Careers New Zealand is developing a set of benchmarks to improve the quality of career education in tertiary organisations. Find out more about the new benchmarks and when they will be ready.
Better career education for learners
What are the benchmarks?
Testing the benchmarks
When will the benchmarks be ready to use?
Further inf . . . more
10 April, 2012
Contract signed for first school PPP
The Ministry of Education has entered into a contract for New Zealand?s first school property public private partnership (PPP), Associate Minister of Education, Craig Foss announced today.
Learning Infrastructure Partners will be responsible for the design, construction, finance and maintenance of Hobsonville Point primary and se . . . more
Red tape cut for international students
by Hon Nathan Guy, Immigration02 April 2012
Minister of Immigration Nathan Guy has announced changes to health screening rules which will reduce red tape for international students and other migrants, while protecting the public health system.
?From July this year, international students will no longer need to supply full medicals. Unless they have ot . . . more
Demand for IELTS Increases Around the World
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) reinforces its position as the world's most popular high stakes English proficiency test, hitting a new record of more than 1.7 million tests taken around the world in 2011.
MELBOURNE, Australia, March 30, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- In the face of changing economic and migration . . . more
Update on Computer Power (NZ) Limited (In Liquidation)
John Fisk and Jeremy Morley, of PwC, as the Liquidators of Computer Power (NZ) Limited (In Liquidation) today provided an update on the progress of the Liquidation.
The Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) and Whitireia Community Polytechnic (Whitireia) and related entities of both organisations are working on a package . . . more
Maori educators look at boosting tertiary output
Thursday, 29th March, 2012
Maori tertiary educators are meeting today at Pipitea Marae in Wellington to look at ways to improve the engagement, retention and pass rates of Maori students.
The second Tuia Te Ako Maori tertiary education Hui is being hosted by Ako Aotearoa ? the National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence.
Professor . . . more
28 March, 2012
International student numbers show impact of Chch quakes
Christchurch?s earthquakes have had a big impact on the number of international students studying in the city with a 37% drop in 2011, latest figures from the Education Ministry show.
Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Steven Joyce says the results were not unexpected.
?The earthquakes i . . . more
Joel Granger Performs for Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber
Anyone who attended Kristin School?s 2011 production of Jesus Christ Superstar will be in no doubt of the astounding talent of its young lead performer, Joel Granger. Winner of Best Leading Male in a Musical at Auckland?s AMI Showdown Awards last year, Joel won the respect of many for his performance as Jesus of Nazareth in the hugely pow . . . more
26 March, 2012
Preferred Bidder announced for the first public private partnership in schools
Associate Minister of Education, Craig Foss has today announced Learning Infrastructure Partners as the Preferred Bidder for the first school property public private partnership (PPP) in New Zealand.
Learning Infrastructure Partners was one of three consortia short listed. The proposals . . . more
Update on Computer Power (NZ) Limited (In Liquidation)Friday, 23 March 2012, 3:55 pmPress Release: PricewaterhouseCoopers
23 March 2012Update on Computer Power (NZ) Limited (In Liquidation)
Price Waterhouse CoopersJohn Fisk and Jeremy Morley of PwC, Liquidators of Computer Power (NZ) Limited (In Liquidation), today provided an update on the progress of the Liquidation following on discu . . . more
Private Computer Training Company in Liquidation
Christchurch and Auckland, was put into liquidation in the High Court at Wellington this week owing more than $8.3 million in tax, penalties and interest. .
Computer Power has has about 750 students including about 150 international students and runs campuses in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
The liquidator John Fisk said that the insti . . . more
Microsoft and Ministry of Education Agree to Deal
Friday March 23rd, 2012
A deal between Microsoft New Zealand and the Ministry of Education have agreed on a deal which will give schools unlimited servers and the option of private clouds inwhich they will be able to store data.This will mean a number of improvements for schools which will include unli . . . more
Hekia Parata, Amy Adams
21 March, 2012
More schools to benefit from UFB
The roll out of ultra-fast broadband to more schools in Hamilton, Tauranga, New Plymouth and Whanganui will see thousands more students able to be connected to the network by July, Education Minister Hekia Parata and Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams say.
Ultrafast Fibre, one of the Government?s . . . more
International Summit on the Teaching Profession shows New Zealand is on the right track
The International Summit on the Teaching Profession affirmed the Government is taking the right steps to help teachers deliver 21st century learning skills, says Education Minister, Hekia Parata.New Zealand was one of 23 countries hosted in New York by US Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, the OECD and . . . more
Creative Networks for Kristin Students
In this age of social networking, relationships are becoming increasingly important. The old saying, ?it?s not what you know but who you know? is evident on a daily basis. More than just contacts and opportunities, networks are becoming more about collaboration and the sharing of ideas. Two groups of Kristin students ? K-Force Robotics and Forensics@Kristin . . . more
Promoting agreements between tertiary student and providersTuesday, 13 March 2012, 1:41 pmPress Release: Ako Aotearoa
Media Release Ako Aotearoa ? The National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence 12 March 2012
Promoting good practice for contracts between domestic tertiary students and their providers
The enrolment process for domestic tertiary students in New Zealand involves a . . . more
Hekia Parata, Amy Adams
5 March, 2012
UFB to be rolled out to hundreds more schools
More than 410,000 students at over 1500 schools will have access to ultra-fast broadband by July next year, says Education Minister Hekia Parata and Communications and IT Minister Amy Adams.
Prime Minister John Key today announced the next 693 schools to be connected by Chorus, one of the Crown?s four partner . . . more
New Government Working Groups to Provide Advice on Improving ECE Quality
The make-up of two working groups to provide Government with advice on improving the quality of ECE services was announced by the Education Minister, Hekia Parata, today.
On the 14th October 2011 the former Minister of Education, Anne Tolley, stated in response to its ECE Taskforce report that it would . . . more
Steven Joyce, Hekia Parata
27 February, 2012
Govt funds Pacific trades initiative for Christchurch
The Government is providing $6 million to support Pacific peoples enter into trades training in 2012 and 2013 to assist with the Christchurch rebuild, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Steven Joyce and Minister of Pacific Island Affairs Hekia Parata announced today.
The initi . . . more
28 February, 2012
Ministerial Inquiry to be established
There will be a Ministerial Inquiry into the employment of a convicted sex offender in the education sector, Education Minister, Hekia Parata, announced today.
The inquiry has been initiated after Ministers were informed late last week that a convicted sex offender had been arrested while allegedly in breach of the offender? . . . more
What we get for what we spend
This report synthesises the inputs, outputs and outcomes of the Government's tertiary education expenditure over the period 2006 to 2010 in eight key funds. In total, these funds distributed around $4.6 billion to providers and students in 2010.
Author(s): Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis
Date Published: February 2012
Outputs and ou . . . more
February 20, 2012
Hawkes Bay Trades Academy
The Hawke?s Bay Schools Trades Academy will be officially launched on Friday.
The trades academy will provide high school students with on-campus practical skills training at EIT in Hawke?s Bay and Gisborne while allowing them to study for NCEA credits and tertiary qualifications.
The basic model offers 16 and 17-year-olds the chance to att . . . more
IB Scholars Honoured at Government House
The success of some of New Zealand?fs finest young scholars was celebrated at the inaugural International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Top Scholars?f Awards Ceremony at Government House, Auckland on Wednesday night. The 450 students who completed the IB Diploma in New Zealand last year represented less than 1% of the participants worldwide. However, this sma . . . more
US Ambassador visits Pacific Institute of Education in Manukau
February 16, 2012
Press Release ? BEST Pacific EducationThe inaugural visit by US Ambassador, David Huebner to the Best Pacific Institute of Education campus in Manukau is further endorsement of the great work the organisation is doing in tertiary education for Pasifika communities.
Ambassador Huebner met with students from the b . . . more
16 February 2012
New Zealand Equine ITO joins AgITO
The New Zealand Equine Industry Training Organisation (NZEqITO) has joined the Agriculture
Industry Training Organisation (AgITO).
Continuing pressure on funding means it is more cost effective for NZEqITO to operate in
AgITO?s framework. AgITO?s industry coverage has been extended to include the equine
industry, including the thoroughbre . . . more
10 February, 2012
Taking action to raise quality in early childhood education
Education Minister Hekia Parata has announced the establishment of two working groups to improve quality early childhood education for young children.
?We are taking action to make sure all early childhood education services are of the highest possible quality,? says Ms Parata.
?The early years of child . . . more
In WelTec Trades Academy?s first year a whopping 94 percent of the 77 students who signed on have gained NCEA level 2 passes. That?s set a high benchmark and with an expected cohort of 125 students this year Dean Trish Collett is keen to see it emulated.
?We had very high retention rates,? says WelTec Trades Academy Dean Trish Collett. ?That suggested students were happy coming here. Particularly . . . more
Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) Awards Honorary Degree to Tim Harding
Tim Harding is this year?s recipient of WelTec?s prestigious honorary degree. Tim was for six years the Chair of the New Zealand Drug Foundation and the inaugural chair of the Addiction Practitioners Association (DAPAANZ) for seven years. Although he recently handed over these chairing roles, Tim remai . . . more
"Fast-track" teaching scheme to launch
Teach First NZ and Auckland University are developing a programme where in February they will recruit 20 people who already have a degree and then place them in a programme which will train them for six weeks.
The purpose is to place these graduates in low-decile secondary schools and in subject areas where teachers are in short supply.
The cou . . . more
Growing Number of NZ Students Excel in International Examinations
New Zealand students have been recognised amongst the world?s best with the release of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma results for 2011.
The 450 students who completed the Diploma in New Zealand represented less than 1% of the participants worldwide, however this small group have made their mark, producing impressive . . . more
Adjunct faculty to enhance students? learning at WaiarikiMonday, 16 January 2012, 4:40 pmPress Release: Waiariki Institute Of Technology
16 January 2012
Adjunct faculty created to make students? learning more authentic at Waiariki
Providing students with access to some of the leading movers and shakers in M?ori and iwi development has driven the establishment of an adjunct faculty wi . . . more
Industry training systems in other jurisdictions
Purpose of report
1. This report summarises industry training and vocational education systems in other countries. It provides information on government-subsidised industry training systems in:
- United Kingdom (England and Scotland)
- Republic of Ireland
- British Columbia
2. We chose t . . . more
Changes to Visa Rules for Group Students
Minister Joyce recently approved an amendment to the Group Student definition in the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students (the Code). The change effectively meansthat group Students no longer need to apply for a group visa from Immigration New Zealand to be treated as Group Students under the Code. They can . . . more
20 December, 2011
150 more schools to receive network upgrades
The Minister of Education, Hekia Parata, today confirmed the next 150 schools to receive government-subsidised internal network upgrades, in readiness for ultra-fast broadband.
The Ministry of Education?s School Network Upgrade Project (SNUP) has so far upgraded networks in more than 700 state and state integrated scho . . . more
What are Charter Schools?
By Lloyd Burr TV 3 News
Charter schools have received a lot of attention this week after National and ACT revealed plans on Monday to roll them out in New Zealand.
The plan for the schools was floated by ACT in their confidence and supply agreement negotiations with National. It has now been signed and charter schools seem set to become a reality.
But what exactly . . . more
7 December, 2011
Strong progress in kaupapa Maori education
A glowing report on the work of Te Wananga Takiura o nga Kura Kaupapa Maori o Aotearoa Inc reflects credit on that institution, on Tawhirimatea and Kaa Williams and their staff and students, and also on the tenacity and passion of the leaders of the whole kaupapa Maori education movement, says Associate Minister of Educat . . . more
22 November, 2011
Whitireia and Weltec councils merge
Minister for Tertiary Education, Steven Joyce, is pleased to confirm the merger of the Whitireia Community Polytechnic (Whitireia) and Wellington Institute of Technology (Weltec) councils.
Mr Joyce?s approval of the merger is the first since new legislation for ITP governance was passed in 2009.
?It is an exciting development . . . more
Heidi Lawson Takes Top Academic Awards
The Stevens Award for Academic Excellence is awarded to the Kristin Dux of School and this year the recipient was NCEA student, Heidi Lawson.
A highly motivated student who is actively involved in all aspects of life at Kristin, Heidi was awarded Merit in Level 3 Geography, and Excellence in her remaining 5 sub . . . more
11 November, 2011
$6 million boost for Kawerau schooling
Education Minister Anne Tolley says the Government is set to invest $6 million in establishing a new secondary school in Kawerau, to provide modern learning environments and help boost student achievement.
The new year 7-13 school will provide excellent 21st Century facilities for students in new and refurbished buildings on . . . more
Adult learners and educators awarded
Media Release Friday, 4 November 2011 Bay of Plenty Polytechnic students and staff were amongst top award winners at the annual Adult Learners Week Awards.Held last night at the Tauranga City Council?s Chambers the Awards were presented by Deputy Mayor David Stewart.
The awards are the culmination of International Learners? Week recognising and celebrating . . . more
Tool to increase secondary students' prospects for employment
Careers New Zealand has launched the country?s first Career Education Benchmarks. Revisit some of the essentials of this new initiative with Careers New Zealand?s Dale Bailey.
The Career Education Benchmarks were unveiled by Education Minister Anne Tolley at Christchurch?s Hornby High School in October 2011, ushering in a new era for . . . more
30 October, 2011
Innovative learning network to lift student achievement
Education Minister Anne Tolley has announced that a dedicated nationwide online network for New Zealand schools will be developed, to ensure that teaching and learning is at the forefront of global educational developments and makes the most of new technology.
The safe, secure system, called the Network for Le . . . more
27 October, 2011
Minister welcomes evaluation of Service Academies
Education Minister Anne Tolley has welcomed the release of an Education Review Office evaluation of Service Academies, which shows improved engagement, behaviour and academic achievement for the secondary school students enrolled in this important Youth Guarantee initiative.
The evaluation also found improvements in . . . more
From the Auckland Museum
astrolabe disaster: what can we do?
Sustainable Coastlines was one of the organisations that we worked with on our exhibition AQUA investigating how to look after one of our most precious resources - water. Less than six months later this been brought home with a vengeance with the environmental tragedy unfolding around the con . . . more
14 October, 2011
Raising quality in early childhood education
Education Minister Anne Tolley says the Government is moving to end the variability of quality in early childhood education (ECE) services and give better information to parents.
It comes as the Minister announces the first steps in the Government?s response to the ECE Taskforce report, which received more than 4000 sub . . . more
WELLINGTON INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY BACHELOR OF CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIES GRADUATE EXHIBITION 2011
NGA TAONGA A WHATU
Opening: Friday 28 October 2011 5.30pm until 7.30pm
New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts Galleries,
1 Queens Wharf from 29 October to11 November 2011
Friday 28 October 2011 marks the career start for 29 graduands of the Bachelor of . . . more
6 October, 2011
By 2021, Kristin School could be sporting eco-friendly rooftop gardens and check-in classrooms says Year 10 student, Christian Silver, the driving force behind Kristin School's recent Futures@Kristin conference.
Over a recent weekend in September, Christian brought together more than 40 Kristin students from Year 7 ? 11 for a think- . . . more
12 October, 2011
Increased focus on recruiting high-quality teachers
Education Minister Anne Tolley has announced the next step in the Government?s work to attract high-calibre candidates into teaching as a career.
?Effective teaching has the biggest impact on results for students, and this starts with recruiting high-quality teachers,? says Mrs Tolley.
?We are concentrating on re . . . more
Servilles Academy Continues to Celebrate Success Servilles
Academy of Hairdressing has received three of the four awards at the annual New Zealand Association of Private Education Provider?s awards in Wellington! Tutor of the Year: Hairdressing Tutor,Glenn Mercer Support Person of the year: Education Manager, Maryke Botes: Student of the Year: Vladimir Moiseev . . . more
4 October, 2011
Further support for secondary teachers
Education Minister Anne Tolley has announced four further support days for secondary school teachers, as they implement the new curriculum-aligned achievement standards for NCEA Levels one, two and three over the next two years.
Two teacher-only professional development days will be provided to schools in 2012, with two further . . . more
3 December, 2010
Focusing on quality in the ITP sector
From next year the NZ Qualifications Authority (NZQA) will assume direct responsibility for quality assurance of Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics, taking the role from ITPNZ which has had the responsibility through ITPQ since 1993.
The Minister for Tertiary Education, Steven Joyce, says the change has come about as a . . . more
20 September, 2011
International education Leadership Statement released
Doubling the economic value of international education to New Zealand is at the heart of the Government?s Leadership Statement for international education, says Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce.
?The government has preparedthe first version of a Leadership Statement for international educationwhichse . . . more
18 September, 2011
High priority for schools reporting concerns to CYF
Social Development Minister Paula Bennett has asked Child Youth and Family to strengthen processes to respond better to school reports of abuse.
?Teachers and principals know the children they teach, they know what?s normal for each child and what?s not,? says Ms Bennett.
?I felt we could strengthen the prio . . . more
16 September, 2011
Resourcing for Christchurch schools
Education Minister Anne Tolley says that the movement of students away from Christchurch and within the city since the February earthquake will result in a redistribution of resources for schools.
3500 students from Christchurch remain enrolled in schools outside the city, while over 1500 students have moved to diff . . . more
International student mobility highlights in the OECD?s Education at a Glance 2011By Kris Olds September 13, 2011 11:15 am EDT
Education at a Glance 2011 was released today by the OECD. The report is replete with data about education systems, patterns, trends, etc., and is well worth reading.
Free copies of the full report (497 pp) and the highlights version (98 pp) are available in PDF format . . . more
7 September, 2011
Good progress on career pathways for students
Education Minister Anne Tolley says the development of new vocational pathways for senior secondary students is making good progress, as the Government improves the transition from education to employment.
The routes for NCEA level 1 and 2 students will provide young people with a clear map of the subjects they need to . . . more
6 September, 2011
Ten new Trades Academies confirmed
Education Minister Anne Tolley has announced the ten new Trades Academies which are to open around New Zealand from 2012, providing practical skills training for secondary school students while allowing them to study for NCEA credits and tertiary qualifications.
The number of fees-free places for 16 and 17 year olds will increase . . . more
5 September, 2011
New and extended Trades Academies for Canterbury
Education Minister Anne Tolley has announced that Christchurch is to have a new Trades Academy, and that student places are to more than treble at the existing Academy in the city.
Following applications from across New Zealand, the National Trade Academy in Christchurch has been selected as one of ten new providers . . . more
29 August, 2011
Doubling the number of new Trades Academies
Education Minister Anne Tolley has announced that the number of new Trades Academies is to double, keeping even more 16 and 17 year olds engaged in education and practical skills training, who would otherwise be at risk of dropping out of the system.
Budget 2011 funding of $63.1 million and some reprioritised funding will . . . more
Steven Joyce, Peter Dunne
29 August, 2011
Student loans: Over 50,000 overseas debtors targeted
A successful government pilot programme to recover debt from student loan holders living overseas will be expanded to target a further 50,000 debtors in Australia and the United Kingdom, says Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce and Revenue Minister Peter Dunne.
The announcement follows an Inland . . . more
25 August, 2011
New guidelines to support safer schools
Education Minister Anne Tolley says newly-released guidelines for the search and seizure of drugs and weapons in schools will help support teachers and protect students and staff.The guidelines ? the first of their kind ? were developed by the Ministry and external legal advisers following calls from the sector for clear advic . . . more
Call for laptops for Kiwi studentsThe New Zealand Institute is urging the Government to consider buying laptops for all Kiwi school students. The think tank is set to meet with the Ministry of Education and warns the ultra fast broadband rollout will be pointless for schools if there is no Government strategy to make it available to students. The New Zealand Institute's Rick Boven said e-learning . . . more
Anne Tolley19 May, 2011
Extra $550m to improve families? access to ECEThe Government will invest an extra $550.3 million in early childhood education over the next four years, to allow as many families as possible to access quality services where they are needed the most, Education Minister Anne Tolley says. Budget 2011 provides an 11.5 per cent increase in ECE spending from Budget 2010 - or an . . . more
Steven Joyce22 August, 2011Strong financial report card for tertiary institutions Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed a report showing that New Zealand?s tertiary institutions continue to record strong financial positions.
The report, released today by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC), shows that tertiary institutions have improved their financial position year-on-year be . . . more
18 August, 2011
Tertiary education legislation passes
Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce says new law passed today will introduce greater transparency in the setting of compulsory student services fees, boost New Zealand?s international education sector and safeguard standards in the tertiary sector.?New Zealand has a tertiary education system to be proud of and I want to see . . . more
Anne Tolley   . . . more
Anne Tolley19 May, 2011
Extra $621m for schools over four yearsBudget 2011 delivers significant investment to lift achievement in schools and keep students engaged to gain worthwhile qualifications, Education Minister Anne Tolley says.?Budget 2011 invests an extra $1.3 billion in operating funding and $109 million in capital for education, of which $621.2 million is for schooling,? she says.?Thi . . . more
19 May, 2011
Supporting M?ori educational achievement
Budget 2011 will provide significant capital and operational funding to strengthen delivery of school and community-based M?ori language initiatives, Associate Education Minister Pita Sharples says.
It will also help teachers to engage better with M?ori students, improve literacy teaching, and support Kura Kaupapa M?ori.
Budg . . . more
4 August, 2011
Continuing support for Playcentre
Education Minister Anne Tolley says there is no risk to Playcentre funding, following the release of the independent ECE Taskforce report.
?The Government is investing $1.4 billion in early childhood education this year, and the Taskforce was established to review the effectiveness of ECE spending and to make recommendations on propo . . . more
4 August, 2011
Strengthening the Learning and Behaviour service
Education Minister Anne Tolley has announced that changes to the Resource Teachers: Learning and Behaviour (RTLB) service will bring more consistency and better leadership, while increasing the number of teachers.
RTLB are specialist teachers who work across clusters of schools to support them in dealing with challengi . . . more
Anne Tolley, Tariana Turia
3 August, 2011
Pasifika Education Plan shows good progress
Education Minister Anne Tolley says a mid-term review of the Pasifika Education Plan (2009-2012) shows positive results in early childhood education, schooling and the Youth Guarantee for Pasifika children and young people.
The review found that Pasifika participation in early childhood education (ECE) has in . . . more
1 August, 2011
Minister Congratulates Autism New Zealand
Associate Minister of Education Hon Rodney Hide today congratulated Autism New Zealand on being allocated a $764,500 grant from Pub Charity.
?This grant will allow Autism New Zealand to develop a toolkit to complement other work happening in special education and improve access to education for children and young people on . . . more
28 July, 2011
Industry training sector delivering better results
The government?s push for more accountability in industry training is starting to pay off with a big increase in credit achievement, says Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce.
Preliminary figures from the Tertiary Education Commission, released by the Minister this morning at the Industry Training Federation?s An . . . more
27 July, 2011
Green Paper for Vulnerable Children
Social Development Minster Paula Bennett joined Sir Peter Gluckman, Green Paper Champions, MPs and the public in Aotea Square today to launch the Green Paper for vulnerable children.
?Too many children are being hurt, abused, neglected and badly let down but we can change this and now is time to act,? says Ms Bennett.
?The decisi . . . more
27 July, 2011
Encouraging response to ECE Taskforce consultation
Education Minister Anne Tolley says there has been a great response from the public and the early childhood education sector to calls for submissions during consultation on the independent ECE Taskforce report.
?The eight-week consultation began in June, and so far there have been 1637 submissions, which is extremely . . . more
25 July, 2011
Kohanga reo position understood - Sharples
The Associate Minister of Education and Minister of Maori Affairs, Dr Pita Sharples, is assuring the whanau of kohanga reo that their concerns have been recognised, and solutions are being investigated.
?The Government recognises the Kohanga Reo desire for recognition as a distinct kaupapa Maori that does not fit within cur . . . more
11 July, 2011
Future schooling in Kawerau
Education Minister Anne Tolley says the reorganisation of schools in Kawerau will bring a much brighter future for education in the town, and raise achievement levels for students.
?The decisions announced today, including some changes as a result of community feedback during consultation, will provide certainty for students, schools and c . . . more
8 July, 2011
Decision on South Dunedin schooling
Education Minister Anne Tolley has announced her final decisions on the review of schools to strengthen education provision in the South Dunedin area.
The reorganisation of primary schools for years 1 ? 8 children will see the formation of two new merged schools, and will provide an extra $1.8 million in Education Development . . . more
7 July, 2011
New $8.4 million school for students with special needs
Education Minister Anne Tolley has officially opened the new $8.4 million Mahinawa Specialist School and Resource Centre, based at Mana College in Porirua.
?This new school and resource centre shows the Government?s commitment to providing education for students with special needs,? says Mrs Tolley.
?Mahinawa Spe . . . more
6 July, 2011
Drivers of Crime: investing in education
Education Minister Anne Tolley says that Government investment in early childhood education and parenting programmes has made a significant contribution to the progress made in the Drivers of Crime strategy.
?All children deserve the best possible start to their education, and to be engaged in learning, which is why Budget 2011 . . . more
Anne Tolley, Peter Dunne
4 July, 2011
New tax education online resource for schools
Education Minister Anne Tolley and Revenue Minister Peter Dunne have today launched a new tax education online curriculum tool for school students.
The Citizenship and Tax Education tool is designed for Year 7-10 social studies classes.
?This will be a welcome addition to the resources currently available to s . . . more
30 June, 2011
Focus on literacy and numeracy paying off
Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce says the government?s focus on foundation skills has seen the number of adults accessing programmes with a strong literacy and numeracy component more than quadruple since 2008.
In 2008, less than 15,000 adult learners accessed foundation courses with embedded literacy and numeracy.&nb . . . more
24 June, 2011
Proper consultation on new school
Education Minister Anne Tolley says construction of a proposed new school on the site of the former Waimokoia residential school in Auckland has been put on hold to allow proper consultation to take place with neighbouring schools and the wider community.
Thurston Place College was due to open in January 2012, to cater for thirty stud . . . more
For immediate release
Winning streak continues for Servilles Academy
The champagne corks have been popping as trainers celebrate their success.
For the second year running, Servilles Academy of Hairdressing has been awarded Education Organisation of the Year at the annual Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Expo Awards in Sydney.
Since its establishment in 1993, th . . . more
22 June, 2011
Launch of He Toki ki te Rika M?ori Trade Training programme
Tuatahi me mihi ki te tangata whenua, ki a Ngai Tahu.
Me mihi ki nga mate o te wa
Me mihi hoki ki nga iwi maha o Nga Pakihi Whakatekateka o Waitaha, o Otautahi, e hemanawa nei, e whakamomori nei i nga ru whenua, e ngaueue nei o koutou kainga, e koropupu nei te wai i te whenua. Ka nui te aroha ki nga whanau . . . more
Anne Tolley   . . . more
1 June, 2011
Minister welcomes release of ECE Taskforce report
Education Minister Anne Tolley has welcomed the release by the Independent Taskforce of a report on the future of early childhood education in New Zealand.
The Minister established the Taskforce in October 2010 to review the effectiveness of ECE spending and to make recommendations on proposed improvements, including ch . . . more
27 May, 2011
New industry training organisation for local government
State Services Minister Tony Ryall has today announced that Learning State will be the new industry training organisation for local government.
From 1 April 2011, the Local Government Industry Training Organisation (LGITO) ceased operating and Learning State, the industry training organisation for the public sector . . . more
26 May, 2011
Big boost for marketing of international education
New Zealand's new international education agency will start operations with nearly double the budget of its predecessors, and with most of the increase directed to marketing.
The new agency, which is scheduled to commence operations on 1 September will have a total operating budget of $84 million over four years, comp . . . more
Anne Tolley, Steven Joyce
24 May, 2011
UFB will transform education system
Government Ministers Anne Tolley and Steven Joyce say ultra fast broadband to schools will transform the education system by enhancing the way teachers teach and children learn.
Their comments follow the award today of the final two contracts for the roll out of ultra fast broadband around New Zealand and the award last . . . more
16 May, 2011
Study centres support Christchurch students
Education Minister Anne Tolley says new study centres are providing extra support for Christchurch students whose schools are still affected by the February earthquake.
The centres provide a supervised place for students to study, and are aimed at students at colleges which have been temporarily relocated to another site or a . . . more
12 May, 2011
Budget 2011: Canterbury trades training boost
Budget 2011 will provide up to $42 million for trades training for the Canterbury region, Tertiary education Minister Steven Joyce says.
Funding is being set aside for up to 1500 additional training places as part of a comprehensive cross-agency response to meet additional demand for labour for the reconstruction programm . . . more
5 May, 2011
Next steps for Kawerau schools
Education Minister Anne Tolley has made a decision on the future of schooling in Kawerau, following a second round of consultation.
?Following extensive consultation with schools and the community, I believe a number of changes need to be made to ensure that students in the area have access to the best possible education,? says Mrs Tolley. . . . more
5 May, 2011
Changes to schooling in South Dunedin
Education Minister Anne Tolley has decided on a number of changes to schools in South Dunedin to strengthen the provision of education for children in the area.
?I have carefully considered a report on the second round of consultation on the future of Year 1 ? 8 schooling in South Dunedin, and believe changes must be made to streng . . . more
2 May, 2011
Allocation of Special School Funding Announced
Associate Minister of Education Rodney Hide today announced the allocation of $22.8 million in funding under the ?Success For All ? Every School, Every Child? initiative to upgrade existing special schools and satellite units, and create new satellites around the country.
?Launched in October 2010, ?Success For All? i . . . more
Rita Angus Residency
Artists Ben Cauchi of Wanganui and Andre Hemer of Christchurch will share the highly prized Rita Angus Residency for 2011. A collaboration between Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) and Thorndon Trust, the Residency supports established artists and enables them to access a wide range of cutting edge facilities and technologies to achieve their vision. Creative . . . more
17 April, 2011
Green Paper puts priority on children
Social Development Minister Paula Bennett is developing a Green Paper to kick off a national conversation on how we value, nurture and protect children.
?By taking a Green Paper to the nation, we?re inviting New Zealanders to be part of this visionary approach,? says Ms Bennett.
?We can do better by our children in taking a pl . . . more
Anne Tolley, Rodney Hide
14 April, 2011
Ministers open new special education school for Wellington region
Education Minister Anne Tolley and Associate Education Minister Rodney Hide have today officially opened a new $6.3 million special education facility in Lower Hutt.
Kimi Ora School, which has relocated from Thorndon, has been specifically designed to meet the needs of students with physic . . . more
13 April, 2011
Education Bill brings greater accountability in international education
The Education Amendment Bill (No. 4), which last night passed its first reading in Parliament, brings changes to the oversight of private training establishments (PTEs) involved in export education which will result in higher standards and greater accountability, says Tertiary Education Minister . . . more
11 April, 2011
Pay deal brings certainty for students
Education Minister Anne Tolley has praised secondary school teachers for voting to accept a new pay agreement.
?This will give certainty and peace of mind to students, parents and teachers,? says Mrs Tolley.
?It removes the threat of further industrial action, and we can now concentrate on raising achievement levels and giving . . . more
6 April, 2011
Recruiting and retaining quality teachers
Education Minister Anne Tolley says improvements to the teaching workforce will be addressed at a two-day forum which gets underway in Wellington tomorrow.
?This event is extremely important as we look at ways to improve the quality of teaching, retain great teachers and lift student achievement,? says Mrs Tolley.
?Represent . . . more
6 April, 2011
Combined international education agency to boost sector
Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce says a new Crown Agency to improve the way the government supports and encourages international education will also help minimise the impact of the Christchurch earthquake on the sector.
"International education contributes more than $2 billion to our economy and supports . . . more
Bill English, Anne Tolley, Rodney Hide
6 April, 2011
Hobsonville schools PPP will bring wider benefits
The Government intends to commission two new schools in Hobsonville that will be designed, financed, built and maintained under a public-private partnership, Infrastructure Minister Bill English, Education Minister Anne Tolley and Associate Education Minister Rodney Hide announced today.
The . . . more
1 April, 2011
Funding for family violence focuses on frontline services
The Government has decided to reorganise a portion of its current funding for family violence into five initiatives to strengthen support for families.
Making the announcement today, Associate Minister for Social Development and Employment, Tariana Turia, said $11.035 million of the $62.4 million Government c . . . more
20 March, 2011
More schools re-open in Christchurch, ECE funding extended
Education Minister Anne Tolley says that 97 per cent of Christchurch schools are set to have re-opened by the middle of this week.
151 schools will be open tomorrow, with that figure due to rise to 157 by Wednesday.
?Schools are doing a magnificent job in making sure students can return to learning, either a . . . more
18 March, 2011
Hauora Maori Scholarships available
Associate Health Minister Tariana Turia is encouraging Maori students to apply for Hauora Maori Scholarships to help them start or finish their studies in health related courses.
?These scholarships are about supporting students in their studies, and recognising their contribution to their community.
?This year a new categ . . . more
16 March, 2011
Minister welcomes pay agreement
Education Minister Anne Tolley has welcomed the decision by the secondary teachers? union, PPTA, to agree a new pay settlement.
?This settlement, subject to ratification by members, is fantastic news for students, parents and schools,? says Mrs Tolley.
?It removes the threat of further industrial action, which has caused disruption f . . . more
Researchers launch free online journal to encourage further study into human wellbeing
Posted by Open Polytechnic on 2 February 2011
An open access online journal devoted to the study of human wellbeing has been launched by Kiwi researchers this week to help academics and practitioners? worldwide better understand what makes people flourish and thrive.
The International Journal of Wellbeing has . . . more
2 March, 2011
Supporting schools to re-open
Education Minister Anne Tolley says over a quarter of schools in Christchurch City have now asked for support to re-open as soon as possible, following last week's earthquake.
?43 schools, more than double yesterday?s total, are determined to open for students as soon as they can, which is extremely encouraging,? says Mrs Tolley.
?These . . . more
Anne Tolley27 February, 2011Support for Canterbury schools and students
Education Minister Anne Tolley says schools and ECE services in Christchurch City remain closed until further notice, as the extent of damage to school property becomes clearer following the devastating earthquake.
?The Ministry has now identified 18 state schools with major damage as a result of the earthquake,? says Mrs To . . . more
Anne Tolley 24 February, 2011
Update on Canterbury schools
Education Minister Anne Tolley says while Christchurch City schools and early childhood education centres remain closed until further notice, some schools in Selwyn and Waimakariri may be able to open after the weekend, following the devastating earthquake.
There are 215 schools across Christchurch, Waimaka . . . more
24 February, 2011
Govt expresses grave concern for Kings Education missing
Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce has this afternoon expressed grave concern for the staff and students of Kings Education, a private training establishment located on the third floor of the collapsed CTV Building.
Kings Education is an international education private training establishment with stud . . . more
21 February, 2011
Minister welcomes another pay settlement
Education Minister Anne Tolley has welcomed the decision by school principals to ratify the Secondary Principals? Collective Agreement (SPCA), and has congratulated all of the parties involved.
?The 2011-2013 SPCA is a very good settlement for secondary principals and the Government,? says Mrs Tolley.
?It provides an impro . . . more
22 February, 2011
Consultation continues for South Dunedin schools
Education Minister Anne Tolley has invited parents and teachers in the South Dunedin community to have their say in a second round of consultation about the future of South Dunedin schooling.
?I want to thank the boards of the six schools and their communities for their constructive feedback in the first consultatio . . . more
Mike?s Woodshop Ltd is always evolving with new ideas and products and 2011 brings online a new chair to our range of products.
Our new iSmart chair comes in a range of 4 sizes from Year 1 through to Year 13.
320mm high ? year 1 & 2 )
360mm high ? year 3 & . . . more
14 February, 2011
Wellington Trades Academy gets underway
Education Minister Anne Tolley has officially launched the Wellington Trades Academy, which will offer vocational trades and technology training to at least 60 students as part of the Government?s Youth Guarantee.
Thirty Wellington schools will work in partnership with the Wellington Institute of Technology and employers to . . . more
11 February, 2011
Minister launches Trades Academy in Whakatane
Education Minister Anne Tolley has officially launched the Eastern Bay of Plenty Trades Academy in Whakatane, which will offer vocational trades and technology training to 105 students as part of the Government?s Youth Guarantee.
Seven Eastern Bay schools, led by Trident High School, will work in partnership with the W . . . more
Anne Tolley 31 January, 2011
Early Childhood Education funding at record $1.4 billion
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Steven Joyce 4 February, 2011
More young people engaged in tertiary study
The number of 18-25 year olds studying at tertiary level has increased markedly since 2008, according to Tertiary Education Commission figures
The number of Equivalent Full Time Students (EFTS) aged 18 - 25 years engaged in formal tertiary study increased by 15,6 . . . more
21 December, 2010
Improved Resource For Gifted And Talented New Zealand Students
It will now be easier for parents and schools to access information on providers of gifted and talented education following the launch of a redesigned website today, Associate Minister of Education Rodney Hide said.
?The Ministry of Education?s 'Gifted and Talented Online' website provides . . . more
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Interactive workshop 8-10 February 2011
Petone Campus 3-7pm COME ALONG AND HAVE A GO!A fun day out to experience the campus, speaks to the tutors, try out your skills and discover what you can do! Petone campus will be open to the public from 3-7pm, 8-10 Feb 2011. Free hot food ? giveaways and great music supplied by The Edge on campus Come alone to one, or all our interactive workshops and . . . more
Hong Kong Cyberport and Wellington Institute of Technology to Collaborate in Creative Technology Education
Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Ltd (Hong Kong Cyberport) and Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate in the field of creative technologies.
Hong Kong Cyberport, wholly owned by the Government of the Hong Ko . . . more
11 December, 2010
Bill enabling Trades Academies to become law
The Education Amendment Bill (No 2), which has passed the last of its Parliamentary stages, will increase educational opportunities, reduce bureaucracy and improve student safety, says Education Minister Anne Tolley.
?This Bill provides exciting new opportunities for Year 11 to 13 students by allowing them to participat . . . more
Anne Tolley, Pita Sharples
9 December, 2010
Tai W?nanga to provide choice
Education Minister Anne Tolley and Associate Education Minister Dr Pita Sharples have announced the establishment of a new secondary school over two sites in Hamilton and Palmerston North.
Tai W?nanga, a Year 9 to 13 secondary school developed in conjunction with Te W?nanga o Aotearoa, will deliver a tikanga-based educat . . . more
7 December, 2010
Appointments to University and Wananga councils
The Minister for Tertiary Education, Steven Joyce, today announced new Council members for six of New Zealand?s Universities and all three W?nanga.
The new appointments are as follows:
?The new appointees bring an excellent mix of skills and experience and I am confident that they will provide strong leadershi . . . more
7 December, 2010
OECD study confirms gap between high and low achievers
Education Minister Anne Tolley says the findings of an international study by the OECD show that more needs to be done to lift achievement for all New Zealand students.The 2009 results from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) compare the performance of 15-year-olds in reading literacy, math . . . more
17 November, 2010
ERO reports excellent progress in National Standards
Education Minister Anne Tolley says the latest Education Review Office report on the implementation of National Standards shows that primary and intermediate schools are making excellent progress.
"The latest ERO evaluation, covering Term 3, is extremely encouraging," says Mrs Tolley.
"Children and their pare . . . more
Working with other Industry Training Organisation?s (ITO) to improve our service
The PGDR ITO has recently signed a contract with the Joinery ITO to provide shared regional staff services to the South Island. The current Government is looking to ITOs to work together more and to become more efficient. The PGDR ITO is carrying out a shared service venture with the Joinery ITO in the . . . more
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CLTi New TESOL Course
CLTi has been accredited for a new 1 year Diploma in TESOL (Level 6) by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. This allows graduates to have a 1 year open work visa and 50 immigration points.
CLTi is the only place in the world where non-native speakers of English can take a practical in-depth TESOL qualification. The Diploma includes:
Certificate . . . more
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Anne Tolley 11 November, 2010
Tamaki to benefit from ECE funding boost
Education Minister Anne Tolley has announced that Tamaki has been selected to receive a funding boost to increase participation in early childhood education.
Tamaki joins the intensive community-led projects which are already underway in Waitakere and . . . more
High demand for switched on Engineering graduates
The electrical and electrotechnology industry has a skill shortage and UCOL is stepping up to the plate with a new qualification.
From next year, the two year New Zealand Diploma in Engineering Level 6 - the newest Electrical Engineering qualification in New Zealand ? will be available at UCOL. UCOL?s Dean of Trades and . . . more
20 October, 2010
Success For All - Every School, Every Child
Associate Minister of Education Rodney Hide today launched 'Success for All - Every School, Every Child', the Government's response to the Special Education Review. The plan sets out changes to be made over four years to ensure children with special needs get a fair deal.
"'Success for All' is about schools . . . more
19 October, 2010
Feedback sought on Tair?whiti and EIT merger proposal
The Minister for Tertiary Education, Steven Joyce, is calling for submissions from the public on the proposed merger of Tair?whiti Polytechnic and Eastern Institute of Technology.
The proposal is that the two organisations merge into one entity.Mr Joyce says the two organisations have a strong interest in off . . . more
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14 October, 2010
Govt welcomes rise in literacy participation
Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed a new report that shows the number of adults participating in courses that include literacy and numeracy skills has more than doubled since 2007.
The Tertiary Education Commission today released a report Getting Results in Literacy and Numeracy which outlines progr . . . more
Implementation of the Registered Teacher Criteria
Registered Teacher Criteria to replace Satisfactory Teacher Dimensions
From 2010, the New Zealand Teachers Council/Te Pouherenga Kaiako o Aotearoa (the Council) will begin phasing out the Satisfactory Teacher Dimensions and replacing them with the finalised Registered Teacher Criteria as the standards for teacher registration. Most teachers will . . . more
12 October, 2010
Govt shifts $55 million into more student places
The Government will fund almost 3,000 more university student places over the next two years in response to high demand for full-time tertiary study, Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce announced today.
"Cabinet this week decided to invest a further $55m to create more undergraduate places for young people . . . more
6 October, 2010
Getting the best out of our Industry Training Organisations
Changes to the way our industry training organisations (ITOs) operate will bring increased accountability and better value for taxpayers' money, says Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce.
He is responding to the release today of revised funding rules from the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC).
The . . . more
5 October, 2010
Changes To Aspire Scholarship Eligibility Criteria
Following a review of the Aspire Scholarship scheme, Associate Education Minister Hon Rodney Hide was today pleased to announce changes to the scheme's eligibility criteria which will see more students able to apply.
"At present, the scheme does not take into account the number of children in a household and how . . . more
Simon Power, Pita Sharples
4 October, 2010
Signing completes Wai 718 negotiations
Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce and Maori Affairs Minister Dr Pita Sharples have today signed a deed of settlement with Te Whare W?nanga o Awanui?rangi that recognises the unique contribution it makes to tertiary education, and provides the w?nanga with funding to develop its Whakat?ne campus.
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28 September, 2010
Tertiary institutions in strong financial position
New Zealand's publicly funded tertiary institutions are generally in strong financial positions and are well-placed for future challenges and growth, says Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce.
He is commenting after the Tertiary Education Commission's release today of a report comparing the financial inf . . . more
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Steven Joyce8 September, 2010
Greater accountability for tertiary spendTertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce says today's online publication of information about the performance of tertiary institutions is another step towards transparency and accountability for the country's large investment in tertiary education The Tertiary Education Commission has today released, for the first time, an ov . . . more
Anne Tolley, Pita Sharples1 September, 2010
Brighter future for Alternative Education studentsEducation Minister Anne Tolley and Associate Education Minister Pita Sharples have announced a funding increase of $1.5 million alongside changes which will see Alternative Education better meet the needs of students.From next year each Alternative Education provider will be required to involve a regist . . . more
Anne Tolley31 August, 2010
Felix Donnelly College to closeEducation Minister Anne Tolley has announced that Felix Donnelly College in South Auckland is to close on 27 January 2011."Following consultation last year I am satisfied that the complex needs of the students are not being met at the school and that it should close," says Mrs Tolley.The special school, which has a lengthy history of seri . . . more
2 September, 2010
Funding for new Science Academy
Education Minister Anne Tolley has announced Government funding for a new Science Academy which will benefit students from small, rural and low decile secondary schools.
$593,000 is being invested over two years in the Otago University Advanced School Sciences Academy, which will host fifty students from around New Zealand each ye . . . more
National Winners announced in Monetary Policy Challenge
The Reserve Bank announced today that Kristin School from Auckland is the national winner of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand 2010 Monetary Policy Challenge (MPC). Tauranga Boys? College was placed second and Scots College from Wellington came third.
The national final took place at the Reserve Bank in Wellington yeste . . . more
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17 August, 2010
Eighty per cent of schools working well with Standards
Education Minister Anne Tolley has welcomed a report from the Education Review Office which shows that eighty per cent of primary and intermediate schools are already making good progress with implementing National Standards.
"These findings reinforce what parents, principals and teachers have been telling me . . . more
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Steven Joyce, Paula Bennett
5 August, 2010
Training for beneficiaries to get better results
Social Development Minister Paula Bennett and Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce today announced changes to the Training Opportunities Programme (TOP's).
TOPS training courses for beneficiaries are to be reconfigured to have a greater emphasis on getting people into work.
"I am committed to h . . . more
Diploma in Tourism & Travel Management
Diploma in Business Management & Marketing
Diploma in Tourism & Aviation (Flight Attending)
Travel Careers and Training
These level 5 diplomas prepare people to work in management roles in small businesses, especially in the fields of aviation, tourism & travel.
All 36-week courses, they . . . more
Kelly Tarlton?s offers two scholarship valued at $9,000 each to students planning to enter their first year studying a Diploma in Marine Studies at the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic. In addition, recipients can gain valuable work experience working over the summer holiday break at Kelly Tarlton?s Antarctic Encounter and Underwater World. The scholarships cover the course fees for the two year Diploma. . . . more
Brother and sister schools perform for charity Queen Margaret and Scots Colleges will join forces on August 4 to stage a musical extravaganza to raise funds for charity. Shared Harmonies will feature talented musicians and instrumental groups across all age levels from both Colleges. Included in the concert line-up will be Queen Margaret College?s award winning Barbershop chorus, . . . more
Heather Roy 23 July, 2010 Minister Welcomes ERO Report On High Needs Students Associate Minister of Education Heather Roy today welcomed the release of the Education Review Office (ERO) report 'Including Students with High Needs', and agreed with its recommendation that professional learning and development in this area be school-wide rather than solely undertaken for individual teachers . . . more
Bill English, Anne Tolley 21 July, 2010 School property PPP moves to next stage The Government is taking the next step towards a public-private partnership for building and maintaining some new school property, Infrastructure Minister Bill English and Education Minister Anne Tolley announced today. "This Government has made it clear we are open to greater use of private sector expertise . . . more
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If you are living in New Zealand and English is not your first language, then North Tec can help you!
Our free online English for Migrants certificate course is specially written to help you improve your English and learn more about life in New Zealand.
Click here to register you . . . more
Steven Joyce 8 July, 2010 Minister welcomes polytech collaboration The Minister for Tertiary Education Steven Joyce has today welcomed news that the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology and the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology have signed an agreement to investigate projects they can work together on. "Earlier this year we signalled to polytechnics that they should b . . . more
Steven Joyce A simpler, more user-friendly qualifications framework. The establishment of a single, unified qualifications framework will make life a lot simpler for employers and for New Zealanders looking to enrol in tertiary study, says Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce. The New Zealand Qualifications Framework, which replaces the New Zealand Register of Quality Assured Qualificat . . . more
Primary Industry Employers to benefit from clearer training outcomes
Tuesday May 18, 2010
Employers stand to benefit from a project that will see a larger pool of people with the skills needed for our land-based industries.
The project aims to harmonise common elements of national qualifications managed by seven primary sector training organisations: Agriculture ITO, Equine ITO, FITEC (Forestry . . . more
Anne Tolley 15 June, 2010 Minister launches learning resource in Shanghai Education Minister Anne Tolley has launched a Chinese language online learning resource for New Zealand schools, while attending Education Week at the World Expo in Shanghai. The launch took place at the New Zealand-China forum on Mandarin language teaching. "New Zealanders need to be equipped with the skills and k . . . more
Anne Tolley 10 June, 2010 Attracting and retaining high quality teachers Education Minister Anne Tolley has released a discussion document after receiving an independent report on how to attract, train and retain high quality teachers. "I appointed the Workforce Advisory Group to give me independent, expert advice on the future of the teaching workforce," says Mrs Tolley. "We want to . . . more
8 June, 2010
Site purchased for new school at Waikanae
Education Minister Anne Tolley has confirmed a site has been purchased for a new primary school at Waikanae, near Wellington.
"This is good news for Waikanae, and shows the Government is focused on supporting the needs of students and lifting achievement," says Mrs Tolley.
The three-hectare site, close to David . . . more
Steven Joyce 25 May, 2010 Student support reforms will boost performance Measures to reform the student support system in Budget 2010 will improve accountability of th . . . more
Anne Tolley 20 May, 2010 Extra $1.4 billion for schools, early childhood Budget 2010 delivers a substantial boost to education in a difficult economic environment, Education Minister Anne Tolley says. "The Budget allocates an extra $1.4 billion to education over four years, as we continue to focus on frontline services to help lift student achievement and give our children the best possi . . . more
Heather Roy 14 May, 2010 Government To Modernise Independent Schools Laws Associate Minister of Education Heather Roy today confirmed that the Government is committed to modernising the . . . more
Steven Joyce 5 May, 2010 Govt investigating recovery of student loan administration costs The government is investigating changes to student loan administration . . . more
Anne Tolley 27 April, 2010 Further motivation for NCEA students Students will have strong performances in individual courses recognised from next year across all NCEA levels says Education Ministe . . . more
Steven Joyce 14 April, 2010 Tertiary institutions get more freedom to develop campuses The government has announced it will give tertiary education institutions more control over how their land and buildings are managed, . . . more
Anne Tolley, Steven Joyce 12 April, 2010 New Zealand signs education agreement with India Education Minister Anne Tolley and India's Minister for Human Resource Development, Mr Kapil Sibal, today renewed an agreement to strengthen and broaden New Zealand's education engagement with India. "India is a key education ma . . . more
Anne Tolley 30 March, 2010
Excellent response to National Standards training
Education Minister Anne Tolley says schools have rushed to sign up for professional development workshops to support the implement . . . more
FREE Animation Workshops
South Seas Film and Television School is offering beginners' animation workshops absolutely free on the last Saturday of each month in 2010.These are fun days with our animation tutors, introducing you to concepts of animation and simple exercises. Exercises include movement drawing with a life model, layout application, character desi . . . more
Wayne Mapp 25 March, 2010
Improving the science system
Research, Science and Technology Minister Wayne Mapp has welcomed the planned ama . . . more
Wayne Mapp 29 March, 2010
Changes to make CRIs ?engines of growth?
Changes aimed at ensuring New Zealand gets the best from its Crown Research Institutes (CRIs) were announced by the Governm . . . more