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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

New school opens with 10 teachers for 13 kids

A new state school has been staffed with 10 teachers for an opening roll of just 13 children - at a time of a record teacher shortage.

Kōhanga reo volunteers will get minimum wage by 2021 in Budget boost

Kōhanga reo volunteers will be paid the minimum wage by 2021 in a Budget boost seen as a first step towards resolving a Treaty of Waitangi claim lodged eight years ago.

$5000 grant proves ‘massive incentive’ for foreign teachers

A new $5000 relocation grant is proving a "massive incentive" for agencies recruiting overseas teachers, as schools reopen after the summer holidays this week.

Calls for more assistance for new teachers

A Canterbury teacher is calling for teacher aide's in every classroom for those early in their career.

Glenfield principal moves to Long Bay after just 16 months

A North Shore principal has left "disappointment and initially anger" in his wake by moving on to a bigger school after just 18 months.

Students favouring health, engineering and IT over accounting, teaching

New Zealand is training a lot more doctors and nurses, but fewer accountants and teachers, as students seek out courses that will get them good jobs.

St Cuthbert’s College principal resigns after a year in the job

The principal of one of Auckland's most exclusive private girls' schools has resigned suddenly just as school is set to return for the year, and after just four terms in the job.

“There are not enough teachers, full stop.”

A survey of secondary principals highlights worsening teacher shortages.

Primary teachers reach agreement, but principals reject settlement

While primary teachers have voted to settle their collective agreement, primary principals have rejected a settlement due to concerns over relativity with what senior teachers or deputy principals will be paid under this settlement, and over pay parity with secondary principals.

Eminent musicians’ jobs to go at University of Auckland

Auckland University proposes to axe five eminent music academics in a bid to transform its music school from a "conservatory" into a research-intensive academic department.

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