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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...

Kindy teachers’ union to vote on new $75m pay offer

Kindergarten teachers have been offered pay parity with school teachers after four days negotiating with the Ministry of Education. The new pay offer would also see union members get a one-off lump sum of $1500. Under...

School choice and the NEGP

In the next 10 years, 100,000 more children are expected to enrol in New Zealand schools.In response to this “unprecedented population growth,” the Ministry of Education established the National Education Growth Plan (NEGP) earlier...

Govt policy on parent donations for school camps: OK for some, not OK for...

Schools that scrap parent donations to get $150 per student from the Government will still be able to ask for donations for school camps and other items - as long as they were voluntary. The...

Slip-ups force three schools to rerun board elections

Administrative slip-ups have forced three Auckland schools to rerun elections for their boards of trustees. The reruns come on top of extensions of time that the Ministry of Education granted to at least 54 schools...

Nearly 150,000 given NCEA credits in fee wipe

Nearly 150,000 students who have had school credits held back for years over unpaid NCEA fees have been handed over their grades. The Government on Wednesday moved to award qualifications to former pupils, some who...

Childcare fees may rise as relief teachers’ pay soars above $45 an hour in...

Childcare companies warn that they may have to raise fees to cover wage costs which have soared above $45 an hour for relief teachers in Auckland, as a desperate teacher shortage bites. Four early childhood...

School choice set to tighten as population squeezes school rolls

School choice is set to tighten across Auckland as new housing developments force more schools to close their doors against out-of-zone families. A National Education Growth Plan unveiled yesterday says enrolment schemes will be required...

Govt plans 61 new schools – but only one new one funded

The Government has unveiled plans for 61 new schools by 2030, but has only announced funding for one new one so far. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Education Minister Chris Hipkins are at Hingaia Peninsula...

New rules creating culture of suspicion in sports coaching

Dr Blake Bennett, a lecturer at the University of Auckland's Faculty of Education and Social Work, is at the beginning of an investigation into the ways New Zealand volunteer sports coaches are being influenced...
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