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Thursday, March 22, 2018

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.

Boarding school aimed at Māori boys has outdoor education emphasis

Taupo is to get a charter school - a boarding school aimed at Maori boys in Years 11 to 13 with an emphasis on outdoor education.

Supporting new teachers in their bicultural education

New arrivals from the UK and South Africa are expected to quickly get up to speed in their New Zealand teaching positions. As well as adjusting to a new country and getting to grips with a new education system, they must meet the needs of New Zealand students in our bicultural nation. An initiative at Mahurangi College aims to immerse new-to-New Zealand teachers in the significance of the Treaty of Waitangi.

New strings to their bows

Sistema Aotearoa's music education programme melds Mozart and waiata and is changing communities, one violin at a time, writes MELISSA WASTNEY.

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.

New Ngati Whakaue-run charter school a ‘vision realised’

Ngati Whakaue will open its own charter school in Rotorua - a move 12 years in the making.

Unions dismayed at new charter schools

Two new charter schools have been approved for Māori students in Rotorua and Taupo, to the dismay of teacher unions.The Rotorua school, Te Rangihakahaka Centre for Science and Technology, will combine a science and...

Feeding the imagination: tapping into inherent creativity

Peter and Ellen Jarratt began their arts education project with the simple mission of ‘inspiring creative thinkers with the confidence to change their world’. From their base in Gisborne they offer a range of arts education resources to unleash student creativity all over New Zealand, writes MELISSA WASTNEY.

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.

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Off the record: Sir Ken’s talk missed the mark

One teacher who attended Sir Ken Robinson’s talk on Monday, said although it was entertaining it left him feeling “unenlightened and disappointed”.