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A sense of belonging: New ECE resource expected to help refugee children

Refugee and immigrant children being resettled in New Zealand are at the centre of two major studies into how early childhood education can help refugees find a sense of belonging in Aotearoa and sustain...

Ministry wants to ban choke-risk foods from early childhood centres

The Ministry of Education is considering a ban on foods including sausages, chips and popcorn in early childhood centres because they pose a high choking risk. The ministry has told centres it wants to make...

Tauranga school awarded $5k for sustainability

A Mount Maunganui school has been treated to $5000 for their work in teaching kids the importance of sustainability. St Thomas More Catholic School's From Garden to Table initiative helped them win the Bayfair Shopping...

NZ Universities can step up to stop international brain drain

Developing the capabilities of New Zealand’s international education sector is a major priority of the nation’s education strategy. The key to this lies within the ability to understand and contextualize the preferences, goals and...

CMC Markets University of Canterbury Trading Challenge showcases next generation of traders

The second annual CMC Markets’ University of Canterbury (UC) Trading Challenge has come to a close, with third-year Computer Engineering student, Harry Dobbs, taking out the top spot with a 280.81 percent return on...

New campaign for fair pay in early childhood education

At its annual conference in Rotorua, NZEI announced a new campaign that they hope will empower the entire sector. There is an average 23% pay gap between ECE and kindergarten teachers. By next year, some ECE...

Getting schools ready for digital exams

Schools planning to offer digital exams this year can get their technical readiness assessed through a new programme led by Network for Learning (N4L) in partnership with NZQA (New Zealand Qualifications Authority). Beginning this week,...

The new Digital Technologies curriculum – hit or miss?

The technology learning area in the curriculum has been revised to strengthen the positioning of digital technologies. It now includes two new key areas – ‘computational thinking’ and ‘designing and developing digital outcomes’. Schools and...

It’s all fun and games in schools today

Games have always had a place at school but are most often thought of as a pastime in the playground. However, game-based learning (using games) or gamification (turning the learning process into a game by...

24/7 education: BYOD means learning doesn’t have to stop at bell-time

Home-time was when school finished with the three o’clock bell. In today’s world of digital connectivity, class can continue well beyond the school gates. This is the age of the BYOD – bring your...
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