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Prime Minister’s Vocational Excellence Awards launched

Following last week's announcements of the major reforms to the vocational education system, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has launched The Prime Minister’s Vocational Excellence Awards. The awards were launched this week at Hutt Valley High...

Primary principals to vote on further strike action

Primary and intermediate principals who are members of NZEI Te Riu Roa will vote on whether to increase strike action at a series of nationwide paid union meetings next week from 12 to 15 August.The...

New Institute Establishment Board announced

Following yesterday's vocational education reform announcements, the establishment board for the new Institute of skills and technology has been announced.

Major changes for vocational education confirmed

Under major changes to New Zealand’s vocational education system announced today, industry training organisations will be replaced by industry-led councils and polytechnics with operate as a single campus network. By Jude Barback.

More than 700 Board chairs sign letter calling for a fair deal for principals

NZEI Te Riu Roa organised the letter to Education Minister Chris Hipkins and Secretary for Education Iona Holsted, to show the strong levels of community support for principals.President Lynda Stuart said principals deserved an offer that...

Ministry of Education paid 1776 teachers below minimum wage

An audit has found that 1776 new teachers were paid below the legal minimum wage while officials assessed their qualifications. The number, found by the Auditor-General, is far greater than the "small number" of teachers...

Parents, children asked to wear green to support school principals

The principals' and teachers' union, the NZ Educational Institute (NZEI), has called for the day of action on August 9, saying green was chosen "because it's part of our campaign branding and it's a...

Learning support action plan might not be enough

The Learning Support Action Plan 2019-25 was announced on Friday by associate education minister Tracey Martin with the aim of helping children and young people with learning needs.It came in response to feedback from...

On-the-job teacher training gets a boost

On-the-job teacher training has been given a boost, as the Government looks for ways to increase teacher numbers.Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced a new programme will offer 240 trainee teachers the chance to earn...

ITO heads to court to challenge ROVE consultation process

Skills Active Aotearoa headed to the High Court today for a hearing on its application for a judicial review of the consultation process for the reform of vocational education, which the ITO describes as...
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