Archive for the 'Education' Category

Kindergartens Call For More Funding For Non-Kindergarten Services

Press Release – Kindergartens Aotearoa

Kindergartens Aotearoa, a collective representing more than half of New Zealand’s kindergartens, supports funding increases for non-kindergarten early childhood education services as long as it comes with pay parity. Read more »

New Zealand And Japanese High Schools Share Home Room Classes In Online Experience

Press Release – North Asia CAPE

New Zealand high school students are having conversations in Japanese with students at high schools in Tokyo, thanks to an initiative from the North Asia Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence (NA CAPE) in collaboration with Education New Zealand (ENZ). Read more »

Turning The Lens On Māori-language Journalism

Press Release – Auckland University of Technology

What is Māori-language news journalism? It’s not exactly like its mainstream, English-language cousin.

A researcher from the Auckland University of Technology has produced the first in-depth study to explain how the sector works and reveal the day-to-day realities of journalists who gather and produce radio, television and online news in te reo Māori. Read more »

InZone Education Foundation Acknowledges National Volunteer Week

Press Release – InZone Education Foundation

InZone Education Foundation went above and beyond through the COVID-19 lockdown period to ensure their rangatahi did not get left behind. Critical to this was the support and assistance of volunteers whose generosity we acknowledge this National Volunteer Week. Read more »

Collaboration To Benefit Funeral Services Industry

Press Release – Open Polytechnic

A recently signed Memorandum of Intent between The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand, the Funeral Service Training Trust of New Zealand and Auckland Institute of Studies will see the three organisations collaborating to develop programmes of study for the funeral services industry. Read more »

Chance To Make An Impact Within Indigenous Communities

Press Release – University of Auckland

A programme which offers an opportunity to create real change within Indigenous communities while becoming part of a global network is calling for applicants for 2021. Read more »

University Opens Door For Current And Potential Students Affected By Covid-19

Press Release – University of Auckland

Both current University students and secondary school students planning to take up tertiary study next year have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The University of Auckland has acknowledged and responded to this with a series of initiatives designed to support current students and assist new students to pathway into university programmes. Read more »

NZ’s Top Providers Unite For The Country’s First Ever Higher Education Virtual Careers Expo

Press Release – Media Design School

Media Design School has joined forces with a number of higher education institutions – including all eight of New Zealand’s universities – to organise the nation’s first ever virtual careers expo, as major career expos are cancelled and postponed across the country due to COVID-19. Read more »

Ethel Benjamin Scholarship For Outstanding Women Lawyer Announced

Press Release – Universities New Zealand – Te Pokai Tara

Auckland lawyer Ana Lenard has been awarded the New Zealand Law Foundation Ethel Benjamin scholarship for outstanding women lawyers. Read more »

Lessons From NZ’s Bubbles For The World

Press Release – Auckland University of Technology

Initial findings into how New Zealanders did under lockdown can now help inform policy makers around the globe fighting COVID-19. Read more »

UP Students Feel More Supported Through Ground-breaking Partnership With Global Safety Company

Press Release – UP Education

Largest independent tertiary education provider delivering new support via technology partnership

UP Education, New Zealand’s largest independent tertiary education provider, says its partnership with global personal safety and mental health support company Sonder is helping its 2,500 international students feel safer, supported and more secure while studying in New Zealand. Read more »

School Sets Up Virtual Class To Help SMEs

Press Release – Selwyn College

Selwyn College, a well known Auckland school and a stronghold in community education, is helping small business owners with its new online education offering. Read more »

University Of Auckland Launches Learning Centres In China

Press Release – University of Auckland

The University of Auckland has launched two Learning Centres in collaboration with Southwest University (SWU) in Chongqing and Northeast Forestry University (NEFU) in Harbin. This will provide an alternative learning experience for its students unable to enter New Zealand because of current border restrictions. Read more »

‘Best Brains’ Awarded Postgraduate Scholarships

Press Release – Universities New Zealand – Te Pokai Tara

Several young New Zealanders have been given assistance to complete their postgraduate study thanks to the William Georgetti Scholarships. Read more »

University Community Rises To The Challenge Of Creating Solutions For New Zealand’s Problems

Press Release – University of Auckland

COVID-19 disruption, microplastics disposal, pet data management and marine health are just some of the many problems tackled in this year’s Velocity Innovation Challenge competition. Read more »

Proposed Pay Equity Settlement Offers 22,000 Teacher Aides Pay Rises Of Up To 28%

Press Release – New Zealand Educational Institute

More than 22,000 school teacher aides have been offered a life-changing pay equity settlement including pay increases of up to 28%, following a pay equity process that NZEI Te Riu Roa initiated with the Ministry of Education in 2016. Read more »

Plugging The Gaps: Hundreds Of Devices Delivered To University Students

Press Release – University of Auckland

When University of Auckland students headed home for an unprecedented semester studying remotely, many found themselves without access to a computer. Read more »

Research To Address Inequities In Maternal Health Services For Māori Receives NSC Funding

Press Release – University of Waikato

New research by the University of Waikato aims to address inequities in maternal health services for Māori by using Māori knowledge and tikanga to empower Māori families. Read more »

Business Student Interns For UK Company From Comfort Of Home

Press Release – University of Auckland

A University of Auckland business student is one of six selected worldwide for a virtual internship to gain work experience without leaving the house. Read more »

New Learn-to-read Series Supports Learning At Home After Lockdown

Press Release – University of Canterbury

Many parents will have enjoyed sharing books and stories with their whānau during lockdown. This is a wonderful way to support young children learning to read. A new series of stories for young Kiwis, released by the University of Canterbury (UC) Child Well-being Research Institute, provides a perfect resource for the whole family, based on extensive research. Read more »

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