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Friday, November 24, 2017

Unions opposed to more charter schools

Response to the government’s announcement that they are to build four more partnership schools in 2019 has been quick and unequivocal.

Microsoft, Datacom – and theatre company – sign up to new charter school

Microsoft, Datacom - and the Auckland Theatre Company - have signed up as partners for New Zealand's newest charter school.

Mt Albert Grammar School’s state-of-the-art agriculture centre hopes to attract urban students

The state-of-the-art centre will bridge a gap between urban and rural communities and provide a more forward looking facility for students and the community.

Introducing City Senior School at The Launching Pad

Claire Amos introduces new partnership venture City Senior School at The Launching Pad with Brett O'Riley

Four new charter schools announced

Four new charter schools have been announced, including one to be run by an organisation associated with Labour candidate Willie Jackson.

National Standards: Are they working?

"It's not about the standard, it's about your journey - have you made enough of a journey this year, have you done a year's worth of learning?"

Concussion education for Northland schools

Northland has continued its strong work to combat concussion in rugby by welcoming trial concussion education and baseline concussion testing for high school students.

Whangarei Sistema-style music project granted $40,000

Nick Grew says learning an instrument teaches students more than just music. It also teachers essential skills such as respecting taonga and teamwork.

Then and now: Te Kura online – a history of change

From 100 isolated primary kids in 1922 to over 23,000 enrolments today, Te Kura Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu (Te Kura) - formerly The Correspondence School – has a long tradition of adapting to meet the changing needs of the New Zealand school system.

Sector tension over new Rotorua Maori charter school

Two local Te Kura Kaupapa Maori school principals are frustrated a new Maori charter school has been announced to open in 2018, saying they have been crying out for extra funding recently but been turned down.

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Govt rejects secondary teacher pay rise proposal

The PPTA is disappointed at the Government's rejection of their proposal to increase secondary teachers' salaries by five per cent to help alleviate teacher shortage.