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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 >>

Opening of Te Waiora Community Health Service, Foxton

Sunday, 6 July 2014, 10:31 am | Ministry of Education

E ngā kanohi o Ngāti Raukawa i konei i tēnei rā, tēnā koutou katoa. More >>

Top educators recognised in awards

Tuesday, 24 June 2014, 2:06 pm | Ministry of Education

Top educators recognised in awards Innovative teaching practices will be on show when the winners of the Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards are announced on Wednesday night, says Ministry of Education deputy secretary Graham Stoop. “The ... More >>

Work continues on plan to lift student achievement

Monday, 23 June 2014, 11:26 am | Ministry of Education

Work is underway on the next phase of design of the Investing in Educational Success package intended to raise student achievement, says Ministry of Education Deputy Secretary Dr Graham Stoop. More >>

Reassuring results in from testing at Bayfield School

Friday, 9 May 2014, 11:20 am | Ministry of Education

“Testing conducted today at Bayfield School in Auckland has found no sign of any asbestos contamination outside the immediate work site area,” says Ministry of Education head of Education Infrastructure Service Kim Shannon. More >>

Ministry considering statement of claim by IHC

Friday, 2 May 2014, 9:35 am | Ministry of Education

Ministry considering statement of claim by IHC The Ministry of Education is studying the IHC’s statement of claim to the Human Rights Review Tribunal, lodged on April 30. “We would like to work with the IHC on their areas of concern over the education ... More >>

Ministry works to secure boy’s educational future

Saturday, 22 March 2014, 3:13 pm | Ministry of Education

Ministry works to secure boy’s educational future The Ministry of Education is working closely with Green Bay High School to secure the educational future of a boy at the centre of a legal case. More >>

Hundreds more could get special NCEA assessment support

Friday, 14 March 2014, 1:08 pm | Ministry of Education

The NZQA and the Ministry of Education are moving to ensure hundreds more students get extra help for NCEA assessments to meet their special learning needs. “It’s important that students at all schools have access to special help if they need it ... More >>

Prime Minister’s Awards seek excellent educators

Wednesday, 12 March 2014, 12:05 pm | Ministry of Education

Groups involved in education are being urged to enter the inaugural Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards which celebrate great work being done in communities around the country. More >>

Surrender and Retention Guidelines Available for Schools

Wednesday, 5 February 2014, 12:52 pm | Ministry of Education

The Ministry of Education has today published guidelines to help schools correctly interpret new powers for the surrender and retention of student property. They were part of the Education Amendment Act that came into force last month. More >>

Three quarters of a million children go back to school

Thursday, 30 January 2014, 12:56 pm | Ministry of Education

More than 10,000 children are due to start school for the first time as schools open for the new year this week and next. “Over the whole school year, an estimated 62,000 five year olds will begin their primary schooling”, says Ministry of Education ... More >>

Student safety a top priority

Wednesday, 29 January 2014, 3:00 pm | Ministry of Education

The Ministry of Education says work is ongoing with schools to make sure everything is being done to keep students safe and minimise any risks to them. The Ministry’s head of Sector Enablement and Support, Katrina Casey, says student safety is a top ... More >>

New round of applications underway for Partnership Schools

Saturday, 21 December 2013, 8:34 am | Ministry of Education

The Partnership Schools/Kura Hourua Authorisation Board announced today that a second round of applications for schools to open by Term One of 2015 is now underway. Tender documents have been released on the Government’s Electronic Tender Service (GETS), ... More >>

Flash mob dance troupe spreads the message

Friday, 15 November 2013, 12:36 pm | Ministry of Education

The benefits of early learning and early childhood education will take centre stage at the Otara Town Centre this weekend, at the For Otara, By Otara event. More >>

New appointments to Ministry Leadership Team

Wednesday, 30 October 2013, 12:45 pm | Ministry of Education

Secretary for Education Peter Hughes has announced appointments to three new roles in the Ministry's Leadership Team. More >>

School resources remain in safe hands

Monday, 7 October 2013, 2:58 pm | Ministry of Education

The Ministry of Education expects contracts to be finalised this month for new suppliers for the work currently being done by Learning Media Ltd. Deputy Secretary for Education, Andrew Hampton, says shortlisted suppliers for future work have been identified and ... More >>

Contribution of teachers recognised on World Teachers’ Day

Friday, 4 October 2013, 5:20 pm | Ministry of Education

The Secretary for Education Peter Hughes wants to recognise the extraordinary work teachers do every day. More >>

Ministry of Education response to PSA

Monday, 9 September 2013, 7:00 pm | Ministry of Education

The Ministry of Education did not spend $198,823 on psychometric assessment. The correct figure for psychometric assessment was $96,933 ex GST in the 2011/12 period. More >>

National Standards: School Sample Monitoring and Evaluation

Wednesday, 4 September 2013, 12:17 pm | Ministry of Education

The National Standards School Sample Monitoring and Evaluation Project describes and evaluates the implementation of National Standards in New Zealand schools. It started in 2010 when the standards were first introduced. This report describes information ... More >>

 

 

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