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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Hipkins: Teacher pay offer is “best in a decade”

As teachers vote this week on whether to take joint strike action later this month, Education Minister Chris Hipkins says the pay offer on the table for teachers is the "best offer in a decade".

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.

Beginning Teacher Project gets high praise

Supporters of the Auckland Beginning Teacher Project are calling for others to grab the opportunity

Ministry and NZEI enter mediation over collective agreement negotiations

The Ministry of Education and primary teachers' union NZEI Te Riu Roa have both expressed their wish to explore "every possible avenue to reach an agreement" through mediation to resolve negotiations over the primary teachers' collective agreement.

New Zealand’s primary school leaders experiencing high rates of physical violence

Primary school leaders experience physical violence at 10 times the rate of the general population, a health and wellbeing survey has found.

Teachers’ Strike: Premature Exhortation?

Lyall Lukey, Convener of the recent Education Leaders Forum “Valuing Educators-Revaluing Education” argues that precipitate strike action is counterproductive to lifting the status and salaries of present teachers and recruiting the next generation.

End of an era for five Havelock North High School teachers

It is the end of an era for five Havelock North High School staff, as they retire after more than 40 years of service.

School may build houses to stop teachers fleeing Auckland’s high housing costs

Auckland's biggest school is investigating building houses for its teachers in a desperate move to stop teachers leaving the city because of sky-high house prices.

Workload demands at dangerous levels for primary school leaders

Principal Ricardo Fox agrees with the findings of a new survey that shows principals are under a lot of pressure and struggle to find a good work-life balance. He talks to ANNIE GRAHAM-RILEY about the realities of the job.

Schools cut reading, extension programmes due to teacher shortage

Auckland's teacher shortage is forcing many schools to cut literacy and extension programmes, a principals' survey has found.

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