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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Education Council gets a shake up

Teachers are delighted by the introduction of legislation today to give teachers back the right to elect representatives to the Education Council.

$5000 grant proves ‘massive incentive’ for foreign teachers

A new $5000 relocation grant is proving a "massive incentive" for agencies recruiting overseas teachers, as schools reopen after the summer holidays this week.

Affordable housing fears could hit supply of teachers

Fears are growing that young teachers may be put off shifting to Tauranga because of its reputation for unaffordable housing.

Teacher commutes from Thames as teacher shortage intensifies

Principals are scrambling to ensure there is ‘someone’ in front of every class when school starts next week, writes Simon Collins.

Education crisis: School’s in, but where are teachers? 1 in 5 Auckland schools short...

One in every five schools in Auckland will open for the year next week without a full teaching staff.

St Cuthbert’s College principal resigns after a year in the job

The principal of one of Auckland's most exclusive private girls' schools has resigned suddenly just as school is set to return for the year, and after just four terms in the job.

Rotorua teacher shortage at ‘crisis point’

A Rotorua high school has been forced to pull two people out of retirement to fill a maths and a science position, as the city's teaching shortage reaches "crisis point".

Students favouring health, engineering and IT over accounting, teaching

New Zealand is training a lot more doctors and nurses, but fewer accountants and teachers, as students seek out courses that will get them good jobs.

Calls for more assistance for new teachers

A Canterbury teacher is calling for teacher aide's in every classroom for those early in their career.

Teachers drowning in paperwork

A survey reveals the amount of paper work as one of the reasons teachers are exiting the profession.

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‘Hand-to-mouth’ Grammar School needs donations

Auckland Grammar School headmaster Tim O'Connor says his school "couldn't operate as we do" without a donation of $1225 a year from parents.

Teachers parade with pride