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Thursday, September 21, 2017

10 recommendations to resolve Auckland’s teacher crisis

NZEI Te Riu Roa, New Zealand Principals Federation, Auckland Primary Principals Association and Waitakere Area Principals Association have developed a 10-point plan to resolve Auckland's teacher crisis.

Plan needed to address Auckland’s teacher crisis

Four education groups representing New Zealand’s principals and teachers will tomorrow announce their plan to turn around the Auckland teacher crisis.

Rotorua teacher shortage due to low pay and heavy workloads

Auckland teachers are moving to the regions to escape housing costs and long commute times, but there's still a shortage of educators for certain subjects.

Kaitaia principal Sue Arrell leaving after nine years in job

Staff and students at Kaitaia Intermediate School won't be celebrating the next round of holidays with the usual gusto.

Mixed reactions to Act Party’s teacher pay policy

The Act Party's teacher performance pay policy has attracted mixed reactions. Teachers' union NZEI Te Riu Roa says it is "out of touch" with what teachers want.

Glenfield principal moves to Long Bay after just 16 months

A North Shore principal has left "disappointment and initially anger" in his wake by moving on to a bigger school after just 18 months.

Sisters who went to Kereru School fight to restore roll

A countryside school where children play in the mud and climb trees is under threat of having its teaching resources halved.

Language expert: which languages will kids learn?

A languages expert is calling for a national debate on which languages children should learn under a new National Party policy to teach every child a second language.

Voluntary bonding scheme to be extended to Auckland teachers

Education Minister Nikki Kaye has confirmed that the voluntary bonding scheme will be extended to new teachers working in all Auckland schools.

Why does nobody know about the Voluntary Bonding Scheme?

The NZEI says the Government has been seemingly shy about promoting an existing bonding scheme, which could be an effective tool in easing shortages, particularly in Auckland.

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GJ Gardiner donates profits from house sales to Big Buddy

Profits from the sale of two houses - one in Hamilton and one in Pukekohe - have been donated by construction company G.J Gardiner to Big Buddy - a New Zealand charity that partners fatherless boys with a positive male role model.