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Area teachers vote to ratify their agreement

Teachers in area schools and wharekura have voted to ratify a settlement to their collective agreement negotiations.

School bars students from ball unless they pay subject fees

A school which has barred students from its school ball until they pay subject fees has been contacted by the Ministry of Education after complaints that the move may have breached official rules. Te Kauwhata...

Complaints against early childcare providers jump by a third

Head lice, smacking, dirty nappies left unchanged and kids jumping the fence and escaping were among issues at early childcare centres flagged with the Ministry of Education last year. Complaints against ECEs jumped by nearly...

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.

Welcome boost for Alternative Education

Education for students who are risk of disengaging from school receives a $9.8 million boost in Budget 2019, Associate Education Minister Tracey Martin announced earlier this week. “Education isn’t one-size-fits-all – we need options to...

NZ universities rank well despite resourcing constraints

New Zealand universities continue to do well in international rankings, with the release of the 2020 QS world rankings showing that all eight universities remain in the world’s top 500. “Every university has seen an...

New offers on the table for teachers

Primary and secondary teacher unions are considering new offers from the government, following last week's meeting with Education Minister Chris Hipkins.

Is the stand off between Govt and teachers about to end?

Secondary teachers have cancelled rolling strike action that had been planned for next week, fuelling speculation that the teachers' stand off with the Government is about to end.

School support staff begin meetings for new collective agreement

School support staff begin two weeks of nationwide paid union meetings to discuss plans for upcoming collective agreement negotiations, with pay equity settlements high on the agenda as well.

Schools fear legal challenges over ‘unjust’ delays in school trustee voting

School principals are livid over delays in delivering Board of Trustees ballot papers with one saying she was prepared to the break the law to give parents time to vote.
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