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Friday, July 30, 2021

New curriculum a long time coming

The way technology is taught in New Zealand is changing, with most schools welcoming the new digital technologies curriculum. But some say it has been a long time coming. By Adam Gifford.

What worries you most about becoming a student?

Bethlehem Tertiary Institute’s course helps prepare students for further study in a range of disciplines, including teaching, social work and counselling.

Bringing 21st-century teaching and learning to schools with cloud

Warwick Beban says moving to a full cloud model means schools can fully deliver and benefit from 21st-century teaching and learning, allowing staff and students to access school resources anywhere and at any time.

Hold the phone – communication between school and home

Have we seen an end to the printed school newsletter, phoning in absences and relying on children to ferry permission forms between parents and teachers? Soumya Bhamidipati looks at the technology aiming to streamline communication between parents and schools.

Kiwi innovators compete with the world’s best

A team of New Zealand students reached the semi-finals of the Microsoft Imagine Cup recently, among some of the best and brightest young tech innovators in the world vying for more than US$725,000 in...

Opinion: Modern learning environments – are they all they’re cracked up to be?

As Auckland’s King’s School approaches its centenary, the opening of one of its most important buildings in its long history, is one that has been a personal highlight for me through my 25 years...

A digital game changer for the trades

09The construction industry is booming and needs around 30,000 qualified people in the next five years to meet demand. However, fewer than 1,500 school leavers are currently moving into BCITO apprenticeships each year. “Right now,...

Make a difference in the world: Be a change agent; shape great hearts and...

Grow as a leader and in your profession. Become a teacher, social worker or counsellor. Learn from international experts. Study onsite in Tauranga or by distance, from anywhere in New Zealand. Bethlehem Tertiary Institute (BTI)...

Surf’s up: community support comes in waves

A small-scale inter-school surfing competition in the Bay of Plenty has demonstrated the importance of involving the local community in school events. Jude Barback explains.

Young WelTec carpentry graduate aims to inspire more wahine into the trades

WelTec carpentry graduate, Sarah Clark, wants to start a company that champions female tradies. Sarah (left) is currently employed by Tonks Residential, a local construction company, as an apprentice builder. Sarah was introduced to the company...


Tertiary education institutions are feeling the pressure to accelerate their digital...

The pandemic forced many tertiary education institutions in Australia and New Zealand to speed up their ongoing digital transformation efforts.