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Investigation into the use of seclusion at Miramar School

Friday, 14 October 2016, 5:15 pm | Ministry of Education

On July 25, the Ministry of Education received a complaint from a parent about her son, a student at Miramar Central School, and his confinement in a small dark room at the school. The letter, to the Ministry and the School Board of Trustees, was ... More >>

Historic school bus welcomed to Parliament

Wednesday, 12 October 2016, 1:46 pm | Ministry of Education

Education Minister Hekia Parata this afternoon welcomed a historic school bus onto the grounds of Parliament. More >>

Ministry gives effect to Employment Court decision

Thursday, 15 September 2016, 4:27 pm | Ministry of Education

Media release 15 September, 2016 Ministry gives effect to Employment Court decision The Ministry of Education is taking steps to put an Employment Court decision into action over the way support staff are paid, says the head of the Education Infrastructure ... More >>

Ministry disappointed by union claims

Tuesday, 9 August 2016, 3:36 pm | Ministry of Education

9 August 2016 Ministry disappointed by union claims Ministry of Education Secretary Katrina Casey says she’s disappointed with the mischaracterisation of the Funding Systems Review work being undertaken by the Government, the Ministry and the Advisory ... More >>

New Zealand’s top student named

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 12:44 pm | Ministry of Education

Education Minister Hekia Parata has congratulated former Rutherford College student Oxana Repina on being awarded the Prime Minister’s Award for Academic Excellence at the NZQA Top Scholar Awards at Parliament today. More >>

Sentencing of Robert Burrett

Tuesday, 12 April 2016, 12:12 pm | Ministry of Education

“We welcome the sentence imposed by Justice Gerald Nation today,” says Katrina Casey, the Ministry’s deputy secretary for sector enablement and support. More >>

Children head back to school

Monday, 1 February 2016, 10:16 am | Ministry of Education

Schools will be opening for the new school year this week, as students begin another year’s learning. More >>

Schools to be informed of decile review

Thursday, 4 June 2015, 2:12 pm | Ministry of Education

Schools to be informed of decile review Schools that have applied for a review of their decile recalculation will be advised of the outcome over the next ten days. Deputy Secretary for Student Achievement, Dr Graham Stoop, says 160 schools asked ... More >>

Updated sexuality education guide for schools released

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 12:28 pm | Ministry of Education

The Ministry of Education has released an updated guide for schools on teaching sexuality education. More >>

Teachers urged to turn students into ‘data detectives’

Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 1:59 pm | Ministry of Education

The Ministry of Education and Statistics NZ are encouraging teachers to sign up to CensusAtSchool, an online statistics project that turns students into “data detectives”. More >>

Ministry chooses preferred bidder for building project

Monday, 9 February 2015, 12:41 pm | Ministry of Education

The Ministry of Education has chosen Future Schools Partners as the preferred bidder for a public private partnership (PPP) to build four schools. More >>

Children head back to school

Monday, 26 January 2015, 11:48 am | Ministry of Education

More than 10,000 five-year-olds head off to class for the first time as New Zealand schools open for the New Year from today. Schools will be reopening this week and next week. More >>

First Communities of Schools’ details released

Friday, 12 December 2014, 12:47 pm | Ministry of Education

Communities of Schools in Auckland, Hawke’s Bay, Marlborough, Nelson, West Coast, Canterbury, and Southland will form in the new school year. ‘I’m pleased to release today the list of schools approved for the first 11 Communities of Schools,” says ... More >>

School decile ratings released

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 12:10 pm | Ministry of Education

The Ministry of Education has today released the new decile ratings for the country’s 2,406 state and state-integrated schools. “Over the last two weeks we have contacted all schools to let them know their ratings, which are recalculated after each census,” ... More >>

Schools to learn of any changes to their decile ratings

Monday, 10 November 2014, 10:10 am | Ministry of Education

Monday 10 November, 2014 The Ministry of Education will be contacting all schools over the next ten days to let them know the outcome of the latest recalculation of school decile ratings, says the Ministry’s Deputy Secretary for student achievement ... More >>

New payroll company takes over

Friday, 17 October 2014, 11:01 am | Ministry of Education

The decision to transfer ownership and management of the schools’ payroll service from Talent2 to the new company was announced by Minister Responsible for Novopay, Steven Joyce, in July this year. More >>

Celebrating World Teachers’ Day

Friday, 3 October 2014, 12:09 pm | Ministry of Education

The huge part that teachers play in the lives of every New Zealander is being acknowledged this weekend as World Teachers’ Day is celebrated. More >>

Payment was for payroll errors, not compensation

Friday, 26 September 2014, 11:18 am | Ministry of Education

A report in this morning’s Dominion Post claiming a $252,100 payment to the PPTA included payment for hurt and humiliation is wrong. More >>

Shortlist announced for major schools building project

Monday, 28 July 2014, 4:14 pm | Ministry of Education

Two consortia have been shortlisted for a major schools building project to construct four schools worth more than $200m, says Kim Shannon, head of the Education Infrastructure Service for the Ministry of Education. The four schools to be built by the successful ... More >>

Ministry appoints Chief Education Science Advisor

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 1:06 pm | Ministry of Education

Internationally acclaimed educational researcher Professor Stuart McNaughton has accepted the new role of Chief Education Scientific Advisor at the Ministry of Education. More >>



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