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Kerikeri teen part of new education advisory group

Kerikeri teenager Hadassah Wharawhara is one of 12 young people selected to form a new Ministry of Education Youth Advisory Group, established to enable her generation to have their say regarding the education system and issues that affect them.

Govt rejects secondary teacher pay rise proposal

The PPTA is disappointed at the Government's rejection of their proposal to increase secondary teachers' salaries by five per cent to help alleviate teacher shortage.

Youth Advisory Group members announced

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has announced the twelve young New Zealanders selected to take part in the 2018 Ministerial Youth Advisory Group.

Level 1 NCEA maths exam gets fail mark from teachers

Exasperated maths teachers are drafting a letter of complaint after a major exam left baffled students facing questions they had little chance of answering.

Minister sets up youth advisory group

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

Whanganui schools unite to tackle world issues

A United Nations (UN) delegation took place at Whanganui Girls' College yesterday to tackle big issues such as nuclear weapons and peaceful use of outer space.

Two more schools drop NCEA Level 1

Two more schools have told their students not to bother about getting the first level of the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA).

Students angry about makeup ban at Auckland’s Rangitoto College

Rangitoto College students are outraged at a school rule banning makeup and forcing those who come to school wearing it to take it off.

Rotorua schools chosen for first police studies course

Rotorua Boys' High School and Rotorua Girls' High School will be the first schools in the country to add a NCEA-accredited police studies subject to their curriculum.

NCEA examinations start next week

With NCEA and New Zealand Scholarship examinations starting next week, the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) is reminding students to make sure they are ready.
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