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Student perspective: Powerful Passchendaele experience for Kiwi students

DYLAN WOODHOUSE, a Year 12 student from St Paul's Collegiate in Hamilton, was one of ten secondary students to represent New Zealand in Europe for the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele. Here, he reflects on what a moving experience it was.

NZ shines at international WorldSkills Competition

New Zealand held its own at the WorldSkills International Competition in Abu Dhabi this month, with the WorldSkills New Zealand team bringing home a gold medal and five medallions of excellence.

Moved to tears: celebrating the first health and wellbeing apprenticeships

Editor JUDE BARBACK attends the inaugural Careerforce Workforce Development Conference Graduation and Awards Ceremony in Wellington.

Hatch by Pacific Business Trust – Creating the commercial leaders of tomorrow

The Hatch Youth Programme was launched today by the Pacific Business Trust, providing a combination of flexible tertiary education with real-world experience.

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.

Teachers miss out on $17,500 incentive to teach in low-decile and isolated schools

Hundreds of beginner teachers in low-decile Auckland schools have missed out on an incentive that could have wiped $17,500 off their student loans, because the incentive has not been promoted.

Charter school student receives PM’s scholarship

Charter school student receives Prime Minister's award in spite of government opposition to charter schools.

Dillon Scholarships available for Rotorua students with disabilities

Rotorua students who have a significant physical or intellectual disability can now apply for their share of BayTrust's $100,000 Dillon Scholarship fund to help them do tertiary study next year.

Pacific tertiary scholarships open

The 2018 Toloa Tertiary Scholarships of up to $25,000 each over three years are awarded to Pacific students studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects at tertiary level.

AUT introduces language scholarships

If a fourth-term National government makes good on their promise to provide all Kiwi kids the chance to learn a second language, language teachers will be very much in demand. AUT (Auckland University of Technology) is looking to get the ball rolling with the announcement of 20 scholarships.
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