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Saturday, April 17, 2021

More studying online, with education flexibility acknowledged

A prominent educationalist says with more Kiwi kids engaging in part-time online learning this summer, it’s positive that Children’s Commissioner Judge Andrew Becroft has supported the flexibility online education can offer many young students. “It’s...

From South Auckland to Galápagos: an exchange of culture and kōrero

Primary school students aged 10-11 from Kauri Flats School in Takanini and Tomas de Berlanga School on the island of Santa Cruz in Galápagos exchanged information about their lives and cultures as a first...

Upskilling to support Wellington’s homeless

Six support workers, some with lived experience, are about to embark on their own journey of learning with support from industry training organisation, Careerforce.  DCM (formerly Downtown Community Ministry) works with people who experience being homeless. The organisation which recently celebrated its 50th birthday, provides services...

Commercial contractors win school lunch tender

Big companies have won most of the contracts to provide free school lunches next year, despite ministers' initial hopes that the scheme would create jobs for small-scale community groups. The social enterprise Eat My Lunch...

Covid 19 coronavirus: Record jump in home-school enrolments

By John Gerritsen, of RNZ The Covid-19 pandemic has driven the biggest-ever increase in home-schooling enrolments, with 619 more children learning from home in July this year than at the same time last year. The jump to...

Demand for treatment outstrips supply, as Kiwis continue to be convicted for minor drug...

The State of the Nation report underscores the need for the Government to undertake further drug law reform and invest in treatment and prevention. Policy and Advocacy Manager Kali Mercier says: “Treatment providers have been...

Wairoa student awarded $20,000 Rocket Lab Scholarship to pursue medical degree 

Wairoa teenager Clive Hook-Pomare has been awarded the 2020 Rocket Lab Scholarship, created to support and encourage students from the region where Rocket Lab launches to pursue science, technology, engineering, or maths at a tertiary level. 

Care worker embraces online learning to sprint through her qualifications 

Golden Bay Community Health care worker Carol Robinson progressed from Health and Wellbeing Level 2 trainee to registered assessor in just three years.

EIT celebrates official opening of Ōtatāra Outdoor Learning Centre

Invited guests gathered today to celebrate the official opening of the Ōtatāra Outdoor Learning Centre (OOLC).

NZ students first in world to study at new online school

New Zealand students can now combine a full-time online education with attendance at any of the Inspired Education Group schools in New Zealand and around the globe. The Inspired Education Group owns and operates an...

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The Privacy Act 2020 was passed by Parliament on 26 June...

Notifiable privacy breaches The main thing to consider is that the legal requirements of responding to a privacy breach are changing. The new Act will...
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