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Teacher shortage: Young Kiwis going teaching again to fill classroom gaps

More New Zealanders are finally going into teaching again, apparently because the teacher shortage is making them confident of getting a job.

Take advantage of overseas teachers, say recruiters

Education recruitment agency assures principals of rigorous recruitment process so that top candidates with relevant experience are put forward for Kiwi teaching positions.

New school opens with 10 teachers for 13 kids

A new state school has been staffed with 10 teachers for an opening roll of just 13 children - at a time of a record teacher shortage.

Teacher shortage needs more than overseas recruitment

While the Government says overseas recruitment campaign is having an impact on the teacher shortage, many schools are still struggling to recruit teaching staff. Opposition parties share their ideas on what else is needed to help relieve the shortage.

Teacher shortage: Taxpayers pay $10,000 for each overseas teacher to fill gaps in schools

A massive drive to recruit foreign teachers to fill gaps in schools is costing taxpayers about $10,000 for every teacher recruited.

Aussie teacher crisis matches New Zealand’s

New Zealand is not alone in its teacher crisis: hordes of disillusioned and burned-out teachers are fleeing the profession in Australia - with potentially damaging ramifications for the whole country.

Designing our education workforce for the future

Secretary for Education Iona Holsted discusses a big question – how should our education workforce in the 21st century look and be supported?

Hundreds of overseas teachers prepare to teach in New Zealand

Over 800 overseas teachers are ready for schools to interview for them to start at the beginning of next year.

“Teaching in New Zealand isn’t going to cut it financially”

Kiwi teacher Reuben Potaka says that while he misses teaching in New Zealand, thinking about what he will earn when he returns, in comparison to what he is earning teaching in Dubai, is “actually devastating”.

Secondary teachers reject third Govt offer

The PPTA has just announced that it has rejected the Government’s latest pay offer. This comes after the NZEI Te Riu Roa’s rejection last night of the latest Government offer, and signals that more strikes could be on the cards for both primary and secondary schools in 2019.
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