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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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