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Teacher supply package for ECE is welcomed by sector

The Government has agreed to a $4 million package in 2019/20 to ease teacher supply pressures for Early Childhood Education. The package could not come a minute sooner for many ECE centres facing a...

Government announces huge investment in Bay of Plenty schools

A new school will be built in Tauranga and another $37 million will be invested in the Bay of Plenty to accommodate ongoing school roll growth. The Government today announced 50 new classrooms at 23...

Area school principals vote to accept Ministry of Education offer

Principals and tumuaki in area schools and wharekura who are jointly represented by NZEI Te Riu Roa and PPTA Te Wehengarua have voted to ratify a settlement to their collective agreement. All teachers and principals in...

Calls to halt Learning Support Coordinator roll-out

The initial allocation of Learning Support Coordinators has been described as flawed and unfair by some in the sector, prompting calls to halt the roll-out.

Measles outbreak: Number of cases rise to 804 in Auckland

A total of 804 measles cases have been confirmed in Auckland, with an increase of 26 from Saturday. In a media stand up this afternoon, Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) medical officer of health...

Government launches free school lunch trial which is expected to eventually feed 21,000 children

The Government has launched a trial free lunch in schools programme which it expects to extend out to 21,000 children once the policy is fully rolled out in two years' time. Starting next year, roughly...

Secondary principals ratify deal

Secondary principal’s council chair James Morris is pleased that principals now have an agreed collective agreement. "We can now focus on what matters; supporting each of our students to reach their full potential.” “The main components...

Boost for literacy and numeracy training in the workplace

The Government's funding injection into literacy and numeracy workplace training will help more employers like Porirua City Council, upskill their staff.

Secondary principals to vote on offer

Mediation yesterday between secondary principals and the government has resulted in a deal that the principals' negotiating team is recommending to its members.

Primary principals accept Ministry settlement offer

Following months of negotiations primary and intermediate school principals have voted to accept a new settlement from the Ministry of Education, which includes pay parity with secondary principals. The settlement will ensure primary, intermediate and secondary...
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