Union NZEI Te Riu Roa is working through a pay equity claim with the Ministry of Education with the goal of improving the remuneration of education support workers including Learning Assistants and Teacher Aides. However Manurewa Intermediate already pays its Learning Assistants well above the national average. How do they do this, and why?
It is Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori and as the Green Party calls again for Te Reo Māori to be a core curriculum subject by 2025, Jody Hopkinson looks at examples where our first language is being honoured.
With a major review of Tomorrow’s Schools underway, school governance is in for a shake-up. But what will change look and feel like for New Zealand schools and their communities? JUDE BARBACK considers shared governance, parental input and other possibilities that could deliver more collaboration and less competition between schools.
By award-winning New Zealand author Craig Phillips, Aroha's Way is anticipated to be an important contribution to mental health literature. Here, publisher Bex Lipp talks about the journey that led to the book's creation.
In an open letter to Education Minister Chris Hipkins, parent Kia King outlines her concerns that there is no evidence to show that innovative learning environments can support enhanced teaching and learning.
‘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.
Addressing the social and cultural challenges confronting our education system is still top of the list before any real traction can be made with other issues begging for educators’ attention. That was one of the main messages to emerge from the Education Leaders Forum in Rotorua this week.
SARAH AIONO of Longworth Education suggests that a successful play-based learning environment requires a level of skill by teachers not easily understood by school management.