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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Pacific tertiary scholarships open

The 2018 Toloa Tertiary Scholarships of up to $25,000 each over three years are awarded to Pacific students studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects at tertiary level.

A foundation to build on

Hineihaea Murphy of Haemata Living Language and Education believes that supporting Māori teachers with professional learning options should be everyone’s responsibility, writes JAYLAN BOYLE.

Generating seismic shifts with reciprocal teaching

Educational psychologist and teacher JULIA WESTERA continues to be a passionate advocate for reciprocal teaching and in this article she introduces a new initiative and provides a follow-up on two Q & A sessions reported in Education Gazette in April 2014 and November 2015.

Stocktake of policies on te reo Māori in schools

It is Te Wiki o te reo Maori (Maori Language week) and just ten days until the general election. In light of the week’s theme Kia Ora te Reo Maori – Let the Maori Language live, we examine each of the political parties policy on te reo Maori.

Opinion: Chris Lynch: Te Reo Maori needs relevance, not artificial feel-good factor

Te Reo Maori is in dire straits. That's the unsurprising claim made by Professor Paul Moon. He made it in his new book Killing Te Reo Maori: An Indigenous Language facing extinction.

Lavalavas for Tauranga Boys’ College

Tauranga Boys' College is incorporating a formal lavalava into its uniform for Pacific Island students.

Student spotlight: Maori Scholarship winner awarded Dux

Year 13 student Carym Wharerau enjoyed great success in his final year of school at Okaihau School.

New dawn for Māori history in schools

Implementation of the New Zealand history curriculum resource, Te Takanga o te Wā was launched in style at Te Papaiouru Marae in Rotorua on Saturday.

Catholic Church reaches agreement with troubled Auckland college Hato Petera

A stoush between the Catholic Church and a troubled Auckland Maori boarding school has ended up in court.

NZ Herald editorial: Te reo should be first choice on National’s list

A unique indigenous language has a value to any country that far exceeds any material or cultural gain that might come from turning out pupils proficient in a language more widely spoken in the world.

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Opinion: Alwyn Poole – Ministry of Education needs a shake-up

Minister of Finance Steven Joyce has stated that Labour may have a zero budget plan for 2018 and 2019 outside the realms of Education and Health.