Education

Pay rise for education support workers

The Government has announce that hundreds of women working in education, who have fought for years to be paid fairly, are to get a pay rise of up to 30 per cent in a historic settlement for pay equity. The New Zealand Educational Institute and the...... Read More

Teacher strike set to disrupt Mahurangi schools

As the spectre of a national teachers strike loomed last week, 14 primary schools across the wider Mahurangi region were preparing to close on August 15 affecting hundreds of families across the region. Affected schools were expected to be Warkworth,...... Read More

Kiwi kids will be better off with money

Banqer, the online financial literacy platform that sees New Zealand primary school students paying tax, saving for retirement and buying property, is set for another boost. Kiwibank, which is in its third year of partnering with Banqer, has committed...... Read More

VR takes property students new places

Virtual reality field trips are now being used to teach students about construction and leaky homes at the University of Auckland Business School, as the technology revolutionizes the property industry. Virtual reality field trips are now being used...... Read More

Biosecurity partnership for national science chall

The BioHeritage National Science Challenge has joined an award-winning Port of Tauranga biosecurity partnership that is committed to biosecurity excellence. It is the third Flagship Site for the BioHeritage Challenge, with this collaboration being...... Read More

Govt aims for foreign student surge despite enrolments drop

The government is optimistic about growing the value of the foreign student industry from $4.5 billion to $6b-a-year by 2025 despite a 20 percent fall in new enrolments from China. Education Minister Chris Hipkins told an international education conference...... Read More

Auckland schools struggling as rolls reach capacity

The number of school children in Auckland has grown at the upper limit of official forecasts this year and some schools are struggling to find enough classrooms and teachers, principals say. The Education Ministry said provisional figures indicated...... Read More

No promises from Hipkins on reducing class sizes

The Education Minister isn't making any promises to reduce primary school classes. National's leader Simon Bridges said a priority of a government led by him would be to reduce class sizes. Teachers said the current ratio should be reduced...... Read More