Archive for the 'Education' Category

IT event aims to inspire young women

Press Release – Long Bay College

An Auckland high school is pushing for more girls to think about a career in IT.

About 150 Year 8 girls will be attending the “ Read more »

Getting enough Iodine? Not eating bread?

Press Release – Massey University


Jacqui Finlayson, School of Food and Nutrition Masters student, Massey University. Read more »

Meaningful careers in healthcare focus of Big Day Out

Press Release – Careers New Zealand

MEDIA RELEASE

FRIDAY 23 JUNE 2017
Meaningful careers in healthcare focus of Health and Disability Sector Big Day Out

Encouraging South Auckland secondary school students to consider a career option helping those with disabilities to live meaningful lives is the focus of the Careers New Zealand Health and Disability Sector Big Day Out today. Read more »

Government should focus on quality early childhood education

Press Release – Child Forum

Government should focus on quality and look closely at how spending ensures access for all children when it comes to early childhood education says the OECD Read more »

Fulbright New Zealand 2017 grantees include seven from UC

Press Release – University of Canterbury

Fulbright New Zealand 2017 grantees include seven from UC

Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith has congratulated the 60 New Zealanders honoured as Fulbright grantees at a ceremony at Parliament, including seven from the University of Canterbury. Read more »

Young people are future for key construction player

Press Release – Careers New Zealand

MEDIA RELEASE

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 2017

Young people are future for key construction player Read more »

New ecentre chief has plans to scale up services

Press Release – Massey University

June 21, 2017
New ecentre chief has plans to scale up services

The ecentre’s new chief executive Jackie Young wants the business incubator to take some of its own advice. Read more »

The appalling lack of charter school accountability

Press Release – Save Our Schools NZ

David Seymour and the appalling lack of charter school accountability

After a delay of over a year, the poor performance of New Zealand’s charter schools in 2015 has finally been confirmed by the Ministry of Education. Read more »

University of Auckland Academics Urge Fossil Fuel Divestment

Press Release – Fossil Free UoA

Two hundred and forty staff at the University of Auckland have signed an open letter to the University Foundations urging them to divest from coal, oil and gas companies. The letter cites the “overriding moral impetus to withdraw the social license” of fossil fuel companies in “the transition to a zero-carbon economy”. Read more »

Whitireia And Weltec Welcome New Chair

Press Release – WelTech and Whitireia

Whitireia And Weltec Welcome New Chair And Acknowledge Contribution of Departing Chair
The appointment of new Council Chair Mr Greg Campbell by Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith has been welcomed by WelTec and Whitireia who have had a single governing body in place since 2012. Read more »

Radius Global Market Research Proves Display Size Matters

Press Release – Epson

New Epson EB-710Ui laser ultra-short throw projectors underpin commitment to every student’s right to an equal education Read more »

NCEA Writing Competition Hits Students in The Funny Bone

Press Release – LearnCoach

The words ‘voluntary NCEA writing competition’ is enough to send most students running for the hills. Or at least back to Facebook. However, one novel approach is working. Read more »

Medical Students Prevented From Finishing

Press Release – New Zealand Medical Students’ Assn

Medical Students Prevented From Finishing
A recent study published in the New Zealand Medical Journal found that medical student debt is astonishingly high (1). Compounding this problem the lifetime limit on the student loans means some medical students will be unable to finish their degrees. Read more »

Ema Tavola appointed Pacific Studies Artist in Residence

Press Release – University of Canterbury

Ema Tavola appointed Pacific Studies Artist in Residence at UC

South Auckland artist Ema Tavola will be the University of Canterbury Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies Artist in Residence for 2017. Read more »

Survey exposes teens risk of suicide

Press Release – University of Auckland

Survey exposes teens risk of suicide

A survey of over 8000 New Zealand high school students has found young people exposed to suicide attempts of others are at an increased risk of taking their own lives, and young people living in poverty are at the highest risk. Read more »

Many childcare services fall short of recommended nutrition

Press Release – Auckland University

Many childcare services fall short of nutrition recommendations

Many Early Childhood Education centres serving food to children do not have menus that meet nutritional guidelines, according to research from the University of Auckland’s Centre for Longitudinal Research – He Ara ki Mua. Read more »

We are looking after international students

Press Release – Hastings District Council

Lifestyle and pastoral care are big draw cards for parents from other countries looking for an international education for their youngsters – and Hastings is a winner in both those areas. Read more »

QTI defends high quality international education

Press Release – Quality Tertiary Institutions

QTI defends high quality international education against political attacks
Press Release – Quality Tertiary Institutions (QTI) Read more »

Telling tales of gendered bodies: public lecture at Auckland

Press Release – University of Auckland

Telling tales of gendered bodies: public lecture at the University of Auckland

What place do the humanities still have in a world where governments and universities are increasingly focused on job skills? What does it mean to be a critical scholar in the age of Trump? In a world where the pressure on women to look a certain way has never been greater? Read more »

Call on Education Minister to back ‘water only’ schools

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Dental Association and Hāpai Te Hauora call on Education Minister to back ‘water only’ schools

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) and Hāpai Te Hauora are calling on Education Minister Nikki Kaye to back ‘water only’ schools. Last year, The Ministries of Health and Education made an announcement encouraging schools to provide students with water and milk only. Read more »

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