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Letting our kids run wild

'Bush schools' let children explore their creativity physically and intellectually.

Minister sets up youth advisory group

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has named 12 students for his Ministerial Youth Advisory Group.

ECE involvement in CoL: sector voices

Earlier this week, Education Central looked at the background to early childhood services’ involvement in Communities of Learning (CoL) and spoke to a teacher and principal involved. In this article we speak to New Zealand Kindergarten’s Clare Wells and the Minister of Education about what lies ahead.

Riled residents fight NorthTec closure

A group of "fired-up" Hokianga residents are lobbying the new government over NorthTec's plans to close its Rawene campus while working on creative ways of retaining tertiary education in their town.

School buses axed in East Auckland

Parents at some East Auckland schools are in shock at Auckland Transport plans to axe dedicated school buses and ask primary school children to catch public buses.

Positive pathways: ECE within Communities of Learning

Early childhood education (ECE) plays an important role in a child’s learning journey. Yet the parameters for Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako (CoL) set out by the Ministry of Education did not initially include ECE services. Many now do - but what’s in it for them?

Mini bus last hope for little Bay of Plenty school

Pukehina's once flourishing school is making a last throw of the dice to try and stave off closure.

Hokianga residents fight Northtec campus closure

Hokianga residents are lobbying the new government over NorthTec's plans to close its Rawene campus while working on creative ways of retaining tertiary education in their town.

Mid-life adults join teens in rush for free tertiary education

Mid-life adults are joining young school-leavers in a rush to take advantage of the new Government's policy of one year's free tertiary education.

Kindergarten reforms on hold after boss quits

Auckland Kindergarten Association chief executive Tanya Harvey has quit, a fortnight after her board announced an independent review of reforms that she has driven.
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