Good news for Gifted Awareness Week 2016! A nationwide research project has been announced around what is actually happening, and what those involved at the coalface really think about the state of gifted education in Aotearoa New Zealand. giftEDnz, The Professional Association for Gifted Education, will be conducting a nationwide research project that will explore the current state of gifted educ . . . more
Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has today announced a new competitive funding process to allocate up to $35 million in annual tuition subsidies for levels 3 and 4 tertiary education study in agriculture, horticulture and viticulture qualifications. . . . more
A new programme to prepare international students for working in New Zealand workplaces has proved valuable to the first Wellington cohort. . . . more
New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC) has expanded the delivery of their renowned early childhood education qualifications abroad with the launch of a new initiative – NZTC Global . . . more
Wellington’s creative community is set to benefit from the build of a new $22.5 million campus which will produce more than 1000 graduates each year to support New Zealand’s flourishing film, creative technology and applied arts industries. . . . more
Budget 2016 will provide $14.4 million over four years for more apprenticeship training, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce announced today. . . . more
Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Education Minister Hekia Parata have today announced Careers New Zealand will become part of the Tertiary Education Commission in a reform which will result in better and more consistent careers information for school students.
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An exciting collaboration between Ara Institute of Canterbury, Otago Polytechnic, Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, Eastern Institute of Technology and Universal College of Learning Palmerston North, the online learning service enables the institutes to offer first-rate online education to students across New Zealand. . . . more
Newshub can reveal Immigration New Zealand's office in Mumbai, India is being swamped with hundreds of cases of fraud, with dodgy education agents trying to get students into international schools in New Zealand. . . . more
Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has today launched the ‘Make the World’ Engineering to Employment (E2E) campaign to encourage more young people into a career in engineering. . . . more
Lessons on digital citizenship are vital when implementing technology in the classroom. That’s the focus of a new whitepaper from NetRef, a specialist in internet management in the education sector, which says that while tech in the classroom can empower a student’s educational journey, it’s important to teach students to make the right choices when it comes to the digital world. . . . more
SAP is bringing its flagship youth innovation programme Young ICT Explorers to New Zealand, hosting an event in Auckland on 8 October in association with Manukau Institute of Technology. Designed to inspire and encourage school-aged children to use technology creatively, the programme invites them to apply what they learn about information and communications technologies (ICT) inside and outside t . . . more
Information technology is one of the highest earning degrees New Zealand tertiary students can study, along with civil engineering. This is according to information the Government has released about income premiums for graduates studying in different disciplines at universities and other tertiary providers. . . . more
Aoraki Polytechnic and the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology have merged to become the Ara Institute of Canterbury. . . . more
Amongst the ideas are several points about education, including introducing coding to New Zealand’s core school curriculum.
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“The summary shows New Zealanders want their kids to succeed academically, to be prepared for work and future life and to be helped to become good citizens. They also want their cultural heritage to be recognised and valued. . . . more
There are more than 100,000 international students who come to New Zealand each year. New Zealand was one of the first countries to adopt a code of practice in 2002. This new code will ensure we remain a world leader in the pastoral care of international students,” Mr Joyce says. . . . more
New Zealand principals have voiced their support for the OECD’s proposed solutions for the education sector. . . . more
NorthTec has become the first international education provider in New Zealand to launch an official Pearson Test of English Academic test centre. . . . more
“The Auckland ICT Graduate School is a collaboration between The University of Auckland and University of Waikato, which will develop post-graduate students who will have the technical, communication, critical thinking, business, and enterprise skills that employers’ value,” says Mr Joyce. . . . more
Education Minister Hekia Parata has welcomed an OECD study that has found New Zealand teachers are among the world’s most professional.
The Teaching and Learning International Study (TALIS) ranked New Zealand teachers fourth out of 35 participating countries, behind the Russian Federation, Estonia and Singapore. . . . more
The ICT sector is continuing to look rosy according to a new report from the Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce. . . . more
The New Zealand Tertiary College has received special recognition from the Chinese Ministry of Education, receiving acknowledgement as a high quality international education provider. . . . more
School is back and the homework battle is about to begin. But before the first meltdown know this - most primary-aged Kiwi kids only do 15 minutes a night and experts believe there are better ways to learn than endless worksheets. . . . more
The latest student visa dashboards released today shows 2015 has been another strong year for the international education industry – a total of 91,062 student visas were approved, a 13%, or 10,407, increase in approved visas on 2014. . . . more
Increasing costs of education are putting a strain on families, with a new study showing education costs in New Zealand are escalating, with the possibility of schooling costing families more than $300,000. . . . more
Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed a report which shows apprentice numbers and completion rates are both up . . . more
Microsoft is creating a new version of Minecraft that’s being purpose-built for use in schools.Minecraft: Education Edition will expand upon classroom-oriented modMinecraftEdu (which Microsoft has purchased), and will be available as a free trial this coming winter . . . more
There has been a lot written about how technology is changing the classroom and learning environment for students. So, what’s needed to upskill our educators to ensure they have the tools and knowledge required to thrive within this new technology driven learning paradigm? . . . more
New Zealand has launched a pilot programme that will enable international students to study for up to three consecutive study programmes under a single, five-year pathway visa. Auckland Grammar School is one of the schools selected for the 18-month pilot of New Zealand's pathway visa.
“Pathway student visas are an important initiative that will help us double the value of international educati . . . more
Working closely with particular industries where there are not enough trained New Zealanders to fill the skill needs of that industry. This programme will provide young Kiwis with opportunities to get a careers in one of New Zealand’s most important industries.” . . . more
The Government intends to build and maintain six new schools around New Zealand using a public private partnership (PPP), . . . more
A brand new Trades Academy will open in Southland next year, meaning secondary school students in every region of the country will now have the opportunity to gain practical skills while studying towards NCEA credits and tertiary qualifications, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Steven Joyce and Education Minister Hekia Parata announced. . . . more
The Government has given funding approval for a 20 per cent increase in the number of veterinarians New Zealand can produce to meet growing national and international demand from the agrifood sector. . . . more
Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Associate Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, Louise Upston have welcomed the announcement today of a new tourism and hospitality college that will open in Northland early next year . . . more
Kelly Tarlton’s SEA LIFE Aquarium has put the call out to budding young filmmakers across Auckland to produce their latest television advertisment. . . . more
Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has announced changes to the Workplace Literacy and Numeracy Fund which will see more workers be able to access training. . . . more
Scholarships are a great way of keeping costs down and gaining academic profile.
Jade Leung left Auckland University with zero debt. That's thanks mostly to the large number of scholarships the engineering student applied for and won.
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Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Steven Joyce has today signed a new education partnership with Viet Nam. Prime Minister John Key and Viet Nam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung witnessed the signing of the New Zealand/Viet Nam Strategic Engagement Plan on Education in Hanoi today. . . . more
Education New Zealand (ENZ) has launched new website pages and rolled out a number of improvements as part of its aim to deliver meaningful content to prospective students and their parents. . . . more
Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has today announced that Aoraki Polytechnic will merge with Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT) to create a new larger tertiary institution that will provide Canterbury-wide access to high quality 21st century vocational education . . . more
The Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, Steven Joyce, has today announced that some tertiary providers and Industry Training Organisations (ITOs) running courses in high demand will be given increased flexibility to grow their student numbers without waiting for annual or bi-annual funding approval from the Tertiary Education Commission. . . . more
Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce announced that the Government will be investing an additional $2.76 million into initiatives to boost the international education industry in regional New Zealand, and help develop new international markets. . . . more
Education Minister Hekia Parata today launched an OECD report on innovative learning systems at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Paris headquarters. . . . more
For the first time trainee teachers are to be offered the opportunity to earn post-graduate qualifications in Māori medium and Early Childhood Education (ECE) teaching, Education Minister Hekia Parata announced. . . . more
New Zealand will partner with Australia in a trans-Tasman education project exploring how innovative learning environments can enhance teaching, Education Minister Hekia Parata announced today. . . . more
There is a changing paradigm in recruitment and people development – where employers are hiring based on workplace culture and innovative thinking over IQ scores and university grades, says AbsoluteI . . . more
Google’s Cardboard is the closest you can get to Virtual Reality without making a hole in your pocket. And Google wants everyone to experience Virtual Reality, especially students, who take the most interest in upcoming technology, and Virtual Reality is the next big thing that looks about to go commercial in a big way . . . more
Businesses may be placing less importance on university degrees than in previous years but employees with tertiary education still earn more on average than those that don't, according to research by recruitment company absoluteIT. . . . more
More young people will have the opportunity to combine study and practical experience with 940 additional places in Trades Academies, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Education Minister Hekia Parata announced today. . . . more
Changes to the way professional learning and development (PLD) is delivered to teachers will lift student achievement, says Education Minister Hekia Parata. . . . more
The Victoria University of Wellington has released a new programme targeted at bullying in New Zealand schools.The tertiary institute says Accent Learning, a subsidiary of Victoria, is aiming to increase the number of New Zealand schools utilising KiVa—an anti-bullying programme from Finland, which it says is yielding impressive results in an increasing number of countries. . . . more
Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has today announced that from 2017 all Universities, Wānanga and Polytechnics will be required to publish information about the employment status and earnings of their graduates broken down by specific degrees and diplomas. . . . more
When slate was replaced by paper there was a public outcry. Many complained that paper and pencils were too expensive, and that they would ruin children’s writing skills. Sound familiar?
Progress within education is not a new dilemma, and has been discussed for generations. But why is technology still a bone of contention? By its nature, it moves on while schools can be notoriously conservative . . . more
Youth who have dropped out of school will have the opportunity to attend alternative education through the Te Arawa Lakes Trust.
A one-year education programme by the Trust aims to build up the confidence of youth who have left school with no qualification . . . more
Clearly, this won’t be realised overnight but NZQA has been trialling new processes and technologies with schools so that we can understand more about what works and what might be possible. . . . more
"The NCEA Guide App is proving valuable in helping parents understand NCEA, and what their children are studying at school. Extending its reach into four Pasifika languages will increase its usefulness and align with the brochures and videos we produce in the same languages." . . . more
Tertiary Education Organisations have increased achievement rates across all sectors, particularly in course and qualification rates for students at Youth Guarantee Providers, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce announced today. . . . more
"New Zealand has emerged as a new destination for Indian students who want to study abroad and over 20,000 Indians studied at New Zealand campuses in 2014, an increase of 67 per cent than the earlier year" Morton said.
"New Zealand provides quality education in a safe and welcoming environment with a range of lifestyle and recreation options for students. The focus of our education system on exce . . . more
A new initiative has been launched to give our schools stronger representation in the international education sector. Education Gazette talks to SIEBA’s interim executive director John van der Zwan about his hopes for the new association. . . . more