Educators welcome te reo curriculum plan

The primary teachers’ union has welcomed a new report that outlines a plan for te reo Maori to become a core curriculum subject. The Maori Language Commission commissioned the New Zealand Council for Educational Research report, which proposes...... Read More

New Christchurch primary school to open in 2019

Education Minister Nikki Kaye today announced the formal establishment of the new $11 million primary school for Halswell in Christchurch, which will now open in 2019. “The Halswell area is experiencing rapid growth, and we’ve responded...... Read More

Students sleeping rough

Dargaville High School Students recently went to the ‘Create1World’ creative activism conference in Auckland and entered its competition, winning the social studies category for their project about homelessness. The students slept outside...... Read More

New student places for Tauranga

Education Minister Nikki Kaye has announced an increase to the maximum roll of Bethlehem College in Tauranga, and approval for the college to establish a new campus in Rotorua. “This announcement reflects the Government’s commitment to...... Read More

Kids get active for the J Rock show

Six Auckland Schools took to the stage to dazzle the judges with their dancing skills on the second night of Auckland’s J Rock show.   J Rock is a Stage Challenge event for primary and intermediate schools that celebrates healthy living...... Read More

Go ahead for new research facility

A new multi-million dollar research facility at Lincoln University has been given the green light. The proposed $206 million facility for learning and research to be based at the university’s Lincoln campus had been developed jointly by Lincoln...... Read More

Taranaki community fight sugary drinks

Taranaki’s Bell Block community are working together to reduce school children’s consumption of sugar sweetened beverages, through supporting a Taranaki District Health Board initiative called ‘Tap into Water’ which promotes the...... Read More

$5.5 million investment in Northland schools

Around $5.5 million will be invested under Budget 2017 to provide more new classrooms for schools in Northland, Education Minister Nikki Kaye and Associate Education Minister Tim Macindoe announced today. Minister Macindoe visited Te Kura Kaupapa Māori...... Read More

Long-awaited Leigh School upgrade nears completion

Leigh School will open two new classrooms this month, replacing rotting prefab classrooms, which had been on site since the early 1990s. The $400,000 upgrade was first discussed with the Ministry of Education in 2014, but due to a number of other school...... Read More

Digital learning won’t hinder core subjects- Kaye

Education Minister Nikki Kaye says including digital learning and computer coding as part of the school curriculum won’t come at the expense of other core subjects. This week Nikki Kaye announced a $40m package aimed at updating the school curriculum...... Read More