Archive for the 'Education' Category

New English and sport product launched for Japan market

Press Release – Education New Zealand

‘Game On English’ – new English and sport product launched for Japan market today

7 July 2014

New Zealand has teamed up its expertise in rugby and English language teaching to develop a new edu-sport programme for Japan in the lead up to the 2019 Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Summer Olympics. Read more »

Taking charge in electricity research

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington

7 July 2014

Taking charge in electricity research

A Victoria University engineering lecturer is shedding light on household power usage, as part of her research into improving the way New Zealand uses electricity. Read more »

Study trip to bring Singapore into New Zealand classrooms

Press Release – Asia New Zealand Foundation

Study trip to bring Singapore into New Zealand classrooms
New Zealand children will be able to interact with their Singaporean counterparts after their principals and teachers participate in an Asia New Zealand Foundation study tour. Read more »

Hot time for Fulbright recipient

Press Release – University of Waikato

Hot time for Fulbright recipient
From a Waikato winter to the desert heat in Tucson is the journey Sharon Toi will be taking next month when she embarks on a year-long stint at the University of Arizona. Read more »

Free Solway College Science Programme for Primary Students

Press Release – Solway College

Free Solway College Science Programme for Primary Students
3 July 2014
Solway College is offering a free science workshop to girls in years 6, 7 and 8. Read more »

Child Online Safety Education in Schools

Press Release – AVG

Teachers Struggle Under the Weight of Parents’ Expectations for Child Online Safety Education in Schools Read more »

Education Trust and Northtec: Māori and Pasifika Training

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Te Matarau Education Trust and Northtec Partner to Provide Māori and Pasifika Training

Te Matarau Education Trust, a new Tai Tokerau Hapu-Iwi collective made up of Te Uri o Hau, Ngātiwai, Ngati Hau, Ngati Hine, Ngati Rangi and Te Aupouri, has teamed up with NorthTec to provide trades training for Maori and Pasifika learners. Read more »

Open Lecture: My Father was a Race Alien

Press Release – University of Waikato

2 July 2014

My Father was a Race Alien: Globalisation and Immigration in New Zealand
Living in multi-cultural New Zealand today, it’s hard to imagine what life was like for those who came here from non-European countries during the 20th century and were classified as ‘race aliens’. Read more »

Rangi Ruru Student to Represent NZ in Bali

Press Release – Rangi Ruru Girls’ School

2 July 2014 Media Release

Rangi Ruru Student to Represent New Zealand in Bali

The first South Island school student in 25 years to represent New Zealand at the International Biology Olympiad leaves Christchurch today (Wednesday 2 July). Read more »

Social housing stars

Press Release – National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries

Social housing stars

An ambitious redesign of a dated Housing New Zealand complex, based on New Zealand’s iconic Star Flats, has won an international housing competition. Read more »

Teaching Excellence winner for the University of Auckland

Press Release – University of Auckland

Another Tertiary Teaching Excellence winner for the University of Auckland
Sustained excellence in tertiary teaching has earned a national Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award for University of Auckland Senior Lecturer in Law, Khylee Quince. Read more »

Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards

Press Release – Ako Aotearoa

Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards
The Prime Minister presented his 2014 Supreme Award for Tertiary Teaching Excellence to Dr Karyn Paringatai (Ngāti Porou), lecturer at Te Tumu – School of Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies, University of Otago. Read more »

BOP Polytechnic tutor ‘flipping brilliant’

Press Release – Bay of Plenty Polytechnic

BOP Polytechnic tutor ‘flipping brilliant’

Mike Scott, an electrical tutor at Bay of Plenty Polytechnic was one of only 12 educators to be awarded a prestigious 2014 Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award in Wellington last night. Read more »

Five History students receive Auckland Museum grants

Press Release – University of Auckland

Five History students receive Auckland Museum grants

Five University of Auckland History students are delighted to have received research grants from Auckland War Memorial Museum in a recent round of awards. Read more »

Outspoken UK military thinker at WWI conference

Press Release – Massey University

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Outspoken UK military thinker at WWI conference

One of Britain’s most respected military advisors, who recently criticised the British and United States government’s strategy in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, will share his views on the First World War in an international conference here in August. Read more »

Students Want What MPs Give (only) to Themselves

Press Release – New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Students Want What MPs Give (only) to Themselves.

1 July 2014

Press Release: New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations Read more »

Brain Bee buzz helps promote sciences

Press Release – University of Auckland

1 July 2014

Brain Bee buzz helps promote sciences

The annual New Zealand Brain Bee Challenge for secondary school students gets under way this week (July 2) at the University of Auckland. Read more »

Artwork Inspires Identity For Youth

Press Release – NorthTec

Media Release 30 June 2014

Artwork Inspires Identity For Youth

Joel Martin’s artwork has started to inspire a journey of progress and identity for Northland youth. Joel is an artist and father and he has gifted the image of one of his paintings for use on the NorthTec’s Youth Guarantee Programme pamphlet. He initially studied art at NorthTec and now lives near Auckland. Read more »

New Zealand teachers make youth employment their business

Press Release – Workchoice Trust

30 June 2014

New Zealand teachers make youth employment their business

Hundreds of New Zealand teachers will trade classrooms for boardrooms to boost students’ job prospects during ‘Teachers’ Workchoice Day’ – a unique ‘workplace education’ initiative. Read more »

Benefits of charter schools for Pasifika kids questioned

Press Release – NZEI

Pasifika educators question benefits of charter schools for Pasifika kids
29 June 2014
Charter schools may put the quality of education Pasifika students receive at risk, participants at a Pasifika education fono warned this weekend. Read more »

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