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Engineering students to help Vanuatu community

The 16-strong contingent of Otago Polytechnic Engineering students will spend 10 days on the small island of Paama, one of 83 islands that comprise the nation of Vanuatu, where they will work on a...

Quality of early childhood education services under scrutiny

Researchers have called into question the quality of the education of our youngest learners during a recent seminar. Rebekah Fraser speaks to early childhood education experts about the state of the sector.

Students’ international STEM project brings global citizenship to life

In 2018, four students from the Accelerator STEM Programme at Ormiston Junior College travelled to Honolulu, Hawai’i as part of a project investigating ancient Hawaiian fish ponds called Loko’Ea, which are simple yet highly...

Book born in Rotorua helps inform early childhood education cultural practices

The book refers to a Ngāti Rangiwewehi tupuna, Hikairo, as an exemplary figure around which the content is based. The The Hikairo Schema was reaffirmed for publication at a tribal meeting at the weekend and...

Secondary principals to vote on industrial action

Secondary principals today walked away from negotiations with the government.

Promoting positive online experiences

Today at St Patrick’s Silverstream, 40 students from four Wellington high schools will join the first  Online Advocates workshop, part of a student-led programme from Facebook, Instagram and Sticks ‘n’ Stones to promote positive...

Moving house linked with behavioural difficulties in children

Lead researcher, Kim Nathan, a PhD student at the University of Otago, Wellington, says two- thirds (69 per cent) of the more than 300,000 children studied had moved house at least once by the...

Sector funding a major focus of tertiary education forum

The 2019 Voices of the Sector Forum was timely given the major changes afoot in the tertiary education sector.NZUSA President James Ranstead says students are keen to see a refocusing of the tertiary education...

Time to Bee Aware

Co-ordinated by Apiculture New Zealand, Bee Aware Month has been running for nine years.  A key part of this campaign has been engaging primary school children in the fascinating world of the honeybee and...

Let the battle of the words begin

The battle to be New Zealand’s best speller is on again, with 250 Year 9 and 10 students around the country gearing up for the New Zealand Spelling Bee regional finals starting on August...
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