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University of Canterbury sees pre-quake levels of enrolments

School leavers are flocking to the University of Canterbury in greater numbers than before the quakes.

Award-winning Indian students settle into New Zealand universities

A scholarship programme which aims to grow quality education linkages with India has seen a group of 35 students from India settle into their studies at New Zealand universities.

Evolve Education childcare chain launches cut-out guns for kids

One of New Zealand's biggest childcare chains is launching cutout guns and targets to teach gun safety rules to preschoolers.

Comps and resources galore for eco-friendly schools

A range of gardening and environmental competitions and initiatives are currently open to New Zealand schools that are keen to take advantage of programmes promoting a sustainable and healthy approach to life.

Polytechnic student enrolments flat despite fees-free policy

Polytechnic enrolments are flat nationally despite the new fees-free policy for students doing their first year of tertiary study.

Fees-Free: From Famine to Feast?

Jody Hopkinson weighs up opinion on the Government’s new fees-free tertiary education policy.

Restoring school entry age of 5 may cost taxpayers $42m

Axing early school entry before age 5 may cost taxpayers up to $42 million a year, official documents show.

Huge subject gaps in NCEA pass rates stun teachers

Language students are almost five times as likely as home sciences to achieve excellence.

New NCEA report: “We should be weighing credits – not counting them”

The Ministry of Education says it will look closely at the New Zealand Initiative's suggestion of weighing NCEA credits, rather than simply counting credits, in order to effectively measure student and school performance.

Collaboration with overseas universities is essential, confirms report

New Zealand universities would benefit from more collaboration on joint research initiatives with overseas universities, a new report has found.
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