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Saturday, December 5, 2020

Opinion: Chris Whelan – recognising the value of our international students

Universities New Zealand executive director CHRIS WHELAN says New Zealand has some way to go in better communicating the benefits of international students to our economy and our society.

Whanganui principals welcome Government move to scrap school decile system

The chair of the Whanganui Principals' Association has welcomed the Government's move to scrap the school decile system.

Opinion: Nikki Kaye – 5 benefits of getting rid of the decile system

Education Minister Nikki Kaye takes us through the benefits of getting rid of the decile system and implementing a new system with additional funding

Opinion: Josh Williams – finding the right pathways

Congratulations to the publishers of Education Central – I hope it turns out to be a great new way to have some important conversations in education. So let me have a crack at starting one. The...

Opinion: Joe Carey – why I left Auckland

As a quick background to my journey, I've worked very hard to become a teacher as many others have too. It's not the kind of journey you spend five years building up just to...

Opinion: Lynda Stuart – schools shouldn’t have to be “fundraising machines”

NZEI Te Riu Roa President Lynda Stuart says school funding should meet the educational needs of every child.

Opinion: Catherine Delahunty – our schools need to be for everyone

The Green Party's education spokesperson Catherine Delahunty is a strong advocate for inclusive education.

Opinion: Brooke Hannah – my future won’t be in Auckland

My “original” plan was to complete University, find a great school to work in, visit my folks on Sundays for roast, buy a home and watch the Highlanders basically kick butt. Everything was going...

Opinion: Taylor Adair – The reality of teaching and living in Auckland

Auckland teacher TAYLOR ADAIR tells it like it is.

Opinion: Alwyn Poole – nine years of education under National

After Labour had been in power for nine years in 2008, ALWYN POOLE wrote a controversial piece titled Education a Disaster Under Labour. Here he takes stock of New Zealand education after nine years under a National-led government, and explains why education should be the major issue of this year's General Election.


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...