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
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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
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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
Anne Tolley   . . . more
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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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.
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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