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