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Immigration announcements ‘too little too late’ for teachers

Teacher representatives welcome the addition of to the new Regional Skill Shortage List (RSSL) with as much energy as they can muster, which is to say, not much.

Education Minister Chris Hipkins proposes amendment to law over university name changes

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has proposed changes to the process for universities to change their names.

Praise for Piki: Wellington students welcome free mental health support

Tertiary students in the greater Wellington region are pleased to see the expansion of Piki, a free youth mental health support pilot.

Hipkins: Teacher pay offer is “best in a decade”

As teachers vote this week on whether to take joint strike action later this month, Education Minister Chris Hipkins says the pay offer on the table for teachers is the "best offer in a decade".

Māori youth say better cultural awareness needed in schools – Unicef report

Māori tamariki say their culture and spirituality need to be better acknowledged in school for them to flourish, according to a report by Unicef.

Asthma awareness

Asthma emergency awareness is being brought to schools through free activity packs this May.

New initiative fosters diversity in STEM

An innovative new pilot scheme at Taupo’s Tauhara College could see more Maori females pursuing successful careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

Surf’s up: school surf competition attracts community support

Students from two Bay of Plenty schools got the opportunity to showcase their surfing skills at a recent inter-school surfing competition, supported by businesses and families from the local community.

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.

Teacher unions to vote on joint strike action

Primary and secondary teacher unions NZEI Te Riu Roa and the Post Primary Teachers' Association (PPTA) will both ballot members next week on whether to take joint strike action on 29 May.
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