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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Global honour for Hawke’s Bay Longworth Education forest school

A family that has shown kids the joy of learning in the environment, and shared the value with thousands of teachers, has made a list of the world's most innovative educators.

National singing school under way

More than 100 singing students and teaching faculty are now fully immersed in this year's New Zealand Singing School.

Calls for education changes: ‘We can’t keep going down this path’

Some of New Zealand's top entrepreneurs are warning New Zealand's education system needs to change if the country is going to keep up with a rapidly changing workforce.

Free-range kids: bush kindergartens in the early childhood education setting

‘Bush kindergartens’ are providing opportunities for young children to learn and grow outside the classroom walls. MELISSA WASTNEY meets teachers from two kindergartens who are encouraging their students to freely explore their wider – and wilder – surroundings.

Roquette opens new Asia Pacific Headquarters and an Innovation Center in Singapore

Roquette opens new Asia Pacific Headquarters - these new facilities will be focused on Food, Nutrition and Pharma to better address eating habits and health concerns of Asian consumers.

Upskilling to lead students into digital revolution

School leaders are evolving to meet the changing needs of students in the future. Three deputy principals have stepped forward to upskill and transform their teaching practices by enrolling in The Mind Lab by Unitec’s Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Practice (Digital & Collaborative Learning).

Virtual Reality tool helps upskill jobseekers

Virtual reality technology is being used to boost training and employment opportunities in New Zealand.

Honouring young writers and artists

Toitoi is a quarterly journal that celebrates the creative spirit of young writers and artists. MELISSA WASTNEY talks to editor Charlotte Gibbs about the inspiration behind this special publication, and how to maximise its use in the classroom.

Treaty experience plays part in new outdoor education centre

A new Bay of Islands outdoor education centre aims to give Kiwi kids a taste of adventure along with solid knowledge of the Treaty of Waitangi.

BUILDING BRIDGES BETWEEN HOME AND SCHOOL: Empowering parents and improving reading

Fulbright Scholar and Northcote College teacher DAVID TAYLOR’s research in New Zealand and the United States found that initiatives to encourage better parental involvement in students’ reading not only resulted in improved reading habits, but also had significant additional benefits.


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