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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 >>

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 >>



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