An innovative approach to STEM learning has seen Ormiston Junior College students working on some high-end projects that will have a real effect on their wider community.
New arrivals from the UK and South Africa are expected to quickly get up to speed in their New Zealand teaching positions. As well as adjusting to a new country and getting to grips with a new education system, they must meet the needs of New Zealand students in our bicultural nation. An initiative at Mahurangi College aims to immerse new-to-New Zealand teachers in the significance of the Treaty of Waitangi.
A new programme helps students set up a business, helping them learn about the future of work, entrepreneurship, idea generation, and develop the necessary 21st century skills.
Parents of students at Tai Wānanga don't pay anything for education - but they pay $4 a day for the school to give their children breakfast and lunch.
Back in 2013, Gazette Focus spoke with Ian Vickers about Good New Habits, a resource he’d compiled of simple strategies for teachers to maintain their health and peace of mind under the strain of the modern workload. The response to the resulting article was overwhelming and clogged the inboxes of both Ian and Education Gazette for some time. Three years on, JAYLAN BOYLE catches up with Ian again.
New Zealand education initiative Longworth Forest has been selected by global education non-profit HundrED as one of its 100 innovative education projects across the world.