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History in the making: the push to change the curriculum

Teachers have made another push to make New Zealand’s history a mandatory part of the school curriculum. The New Zealand History Teachers’ Association has urged the Government to ensure schools “teach our own past” to...

Reflecting reality – the move to digital assessment

Thousands of students will be sitting some of their NCEA exams this year using a laptop or PC, as digital assessment starts to roll out in earnest. On all but one exam day in November...

External exams in NCEA ‘a gigantic step backwards’, college says

A South Auckland school that will be forced to hold external exams for the first time says the latest changes to school assessment are "a gigantic step backwards".

Reverse gear for NCEA: more external exams, more emphasis on traditional subjects

Students will face more emphasis on exams and less on internal asessment in changes to the NCEA system unveiled today.

Student-led signing club creates inclusion

A student-led sign language club is helping Wellington students communicate while also raising awareness of one of New Zealand’s three official languages.

NCEA pass rates drop slightly and ethnic gaps worsen

Senior school exam pass rates have dropped slightly, despite record proportions of students in their last two years of school actually sitting the exams.

Innovative assessment scheme enhances learning

Research into a ground-breaking new assessment scheme for high school students aims to boost achievement and help students and their families better understand the learning experience.

Measuring progressions – a way forward

Villa Education Trust’s Alwyn Poole says his schools have cracked measuring progressions and is keen to work with other schools on developing this further.

Push for every school leaver to have first aid education

Following the UK's move to make first aid training compulsory in state schools, St John New Zealand are pushing for the same in Kiwi schools so that  every school leaver graduates with basic first aid education.

International students fail University Entrance; educators call for more intensive courses

Educators are calling for intensive English courses for foreign students who arrive in New Zealand schools with very little or no English, as statistics show that many fail to get University Entrance.
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