Archive for the 'Education' Category

Canterbury research into Auckland eruption clean up

Press Release – University of Canterbury

Canterbury research into clean-up plans after an Auckland eruption wins an award

July 13, 2014

A University of Canterbury geological sciences postgraduate has won a competition about communicating his thesis investigating the clean-up work required after an Auckland volcanic eruption. Read more »

Professor Robert Winston headlines ECE conference

Press Release – Te Tari Puna Ora o Aotearoa

Media statement

Professor Robert Winston headlines early childhood education conference Read more »

Educating disadvantaged children

Press Release – University of Auckland

Educating disadvantaged children and the dangers of charter schools
The similarities in educating disadvantaged children in New Zealand and Chile and the dangers of charter schools are the subjects of a public lecture at the University of Auckland this month. Read more »

A New Head for EIT’s ideaschool

Press Release – Eastern Institute of Technology

Media Release

A New Head for EIT’s ideaschool

Figuratively speaking, Chris Verburg is picking up the paintbrush as the new head of EIT’s ideaschool. Read more »

PhD student wins Fulbright Travel Award

Press Release – University of Waikato

9 July 2014

PhD student wins Fulbright Travel Award

University of Waikato second-year PhD student Monica Peters has won a $3000 Fulbright New Zealand Travel Award. Read more »

Upper Hutt schools latest to unite against govt plan

Press Release – NZEI Te Riu Roa

Upper Hutt schools latest to unite against government’s $359m education plan

The opposition of all primary principals and Boards of Trustees from Upper Hutt to the government’s $359m Investing in Educational Success policy reflects the growing resistance to the controversial scheme. Read more »

Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori buoyed by te Reo commitment

Press Release – Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori

3 July 2014

Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori buoyed by commitment to language excellence

Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori is impressed by Auckland University Faculty of Education’s recent request to proficiency test Māori medium teacher trainees. Read more »

Campaign to Give Cost of Living Adjustments to Students

Press Release – NZ Union of Students’ Associations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NZUSA Campaign to Give Cost of Living Adjustments to Students Gains Traction. Read more »

Auckland student represents NZ at Human rights lab in France

Press Release – Embassy of France to New Zealand

7 July 2014

Auckland student to represent New Zealand at Human rights lab in France

23 year-old University of Auckland student Julia Reynolds will represent New Zealand at the second edition of LabCitoyen, an international Human Rights lab in France, gathering 82 young people travelling from 60 different countries. Read more »

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 »

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