Archive for the 'Education' Category

Promoting physically active children in car-dependent NZ

Press Release – Massey University

April 24, 2014

Kids in the city: Promoting physically active children in car-dependent NZ

New Zealand has one of the highest rates of car ownership in the world and cities that are purpose-built for car travel. One of the consequences of our car dependency has been declining rates of physical activity, despite compelling evidence of its health benefits. Read more »

New Appointment to Whitireia and WelTec Council

Press Release – WelTech and Whitireia

New Appointment to Whitireia and WelTec Council

23 April 2014

Roger Sowry, Chair of the Council of WelTec and Whitireia today announced the appointment of Antony Royal to the institutions’ governing body. “I am very pleased to announce Antony’s appointment and delighted he has accepted this new role,” says Mr Sowry. Read more »

Māori Funds Welcomed; But Caution Needed

Press Release – Nga Pae o te Maramatanga

Māori Funds Welcomed; But Caution Needed

The government’s announcement to invest up to $2.5 million a year over the next two years in Māori-led science and innovation has been cautiously welcomed by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM), the country’s only Māori Centre of Research Excellence. Read more »

Northland College: huge improvements in NCEA achievement

Press Release – Youth Horizons Trust

16 April 2014

Northland College: huge improvements in NCEA achievement cap off term 1, 2014

The last day of term 1 is worth celebrating for Northland College as success in NCEA levels one and two increased in 2013. Read more »

HBHS First XV to Japan for international rugby tournament

Press Release – Lodge Real Estate

MEDIA RELEASE
16 April 2014

For Immediate Release

HBHS First XV head to Japan “to win” international rugby tournament Read more »

Media Design School partners with PlayStation® in a NZ first

Press Release – Media Design School

Media Design School partners with PlayStation® in a New Zealand first

Media Design School has partnered with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) to become the only tertiary institute in New Zealand where students can develop for PlayStation platforms. Read more »

Smartphone satellite wins NASA Space Apps Challenge

Press Release – AUT University

Satellite built from smartphone wins NASA Space Apps Challenge
Figuring out how to convert a smartphone into a micro satellite in just 48 hours has won a team of four students top honours at New Zealand’s only International NASA Space Apps Challenge, hosted by AUT University and the US Embassy. Read more »

Passionate entrepreneur to receive honorary doctorate

Press Release – University of Canterbury

April 16, 2014
Passionate political and business entrepreneur to receive honorary doctorate Read more »

Auckland Grammar to Build State of the Art Classroom Block

Press Release – Auckland Grammar School

Media release
Auckland Grammar to Build State of the Art Classroom Block

Launches biggest fundraising campaign in the school’s history Read more »

Communicating Learning: Parent Engagement Forum

Press Release – Learning Auckland

Communicating Learning: Parent Engagement Forum
Engage parents to improve learner outcomes
Evidence shows that parents and whānau can have a huge impact on children’s learning. To support schools and ECEs in their efforts to build strong learning-focused partnerships with parents and whanau, Learning Auckland presents Communicating Learning: Parent Engagement Forum. Read more »

University of Auckland offers new Master of Teaching degree

Press Release – University of Auckland

University to offer new Master of Teaching degree

The country’s largest tertiary teacher education provider, the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Education, will offer a Master of Teaching (Primary) from July 2014. Read more »

Kiwi kids bring Anzac history to life In Minecraft

Press Release – Media Design School

Kiwi kids bring Anzac history to life In Minecraft

Auckland War Memorial Museum has teamed up with Media Design School and their ‘Pick & Shovel’ community to recreate ANZAC history in Minecraft®. Read more »

First Bachelor of Youth Development Degrees to be Awarded

Press Release – Wellington Institute of Technology

First Bachelor of Youth Development Degrees to be Awarded at Auckland Ceremony – Graduating Pair Fast Tracked to Success Read more »

Māori researchers keep pressure on funding stalemate

Press Release – University of Waikato

9 April, 2014

Māori researchers keep pressure on funding stalemate

Māori researchers are calling on Government Ministers to come up with ways of tackling the issue of Māori research funding. Read more »

Auckland international students to graduate from Otago Poly

Press Release – Otago Polytechnic

First cohort of Auckland international students to graduate from Otago Polytechnic

Otago Polytechnic Auckland International Campus, in partnership with Future Skills Academy, will have its first cohort of graduands walk across the stage and receive their qualifications this Friday, 11 April at the Auckland Town Hall. Read more »

‘Jim’s Letters’ a moving story of a soldier’s short life

Press Release – Massey University

April 8, 2014

‘Jim’s Letters’ a moving story of a soldier’s short life

War affects children, and it is important they understand how it impacts families and societies, says Professor of War Studies Glyn Harper, who has written a new children’s book based around correspondence between a New Zealand boy and his Gallipoli-bound soldier brother. Read more »

BuzzShift’s Cameron Gawley to talk at The Project

Press Release – AUT University

BuzzShift’s Cameron Gawley to talk ‘digital disruption’ at The Project

Organisers of The Project: Digital Disruption have announced the final four names on the speaking line-up, including American digital strategist Cameron Gawley. Read more »

Upcoming Public Policy Lectures at Victoria University

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington

Upcoming Public Policy Lectures at Victoria University
Systems Change in the Manufacturing Sector: Innovation and Access to Technologies for Sustainable Development
Date: Friday, 11 April
Venue: The Treasury, 1 The Terrace, Level 5, Rooms 510-511
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm Read more »

Chromebooks Connect Kura

Press Release – Te Wananga o Raukawa

Chromebooks Connect Kura As Ōtaki Moves To Become Global Digital Education Icon

Ōtaki will take a giant leap towards becoming a world leader in digital education today and no one is more excited than the kids of Te Kura a Iwi o Whakatupuranga Rua Mano. Read more »

Hot demand for youth scholarships

Press Release – UCOL

Media Release


Friday, 4 April 2014

Hot demand for youth scholarships Read more »

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