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Cyclone closes schools & ECE centres across North Island

Thursday, 13 April 2017, 11:17 am | Ministry of Education

Severe wet weather caused by Cyclone Cook has now closed 137 schools and 133 early learning centres across the North Island, affecting 34,232 school children and 4339 pres-schoolers. More >>

Cyclone Cook closes schools and early learning centres

Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 4:59 pm | Ministry of Education

With heavy rain forecast to continue, all schools and early learning centres in the Eastern Bay of Plenty will be advised to remain closed, and there will be further closures in the Franklin area, Great Barrier Island, Waiheke Island, Thames and Coromandel. More >>

Caution ahead of Cyclone Cook closes Eastern BOP schools

Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 9:37 am | Ministry of Education

All 57 schools and about 80 early learning services in the Eastern Bay of Plenty will be advised to close tomorrow as a precaution ahead of Cyclone Cook. More >>

Flooding keeps schools and early learning centres closed

Friday, 7 April 2017, 12:41 pm | Ministry of Education

The aftermath of the severe wet weather has kept 29 schools and 38 early learning services across the North Island closed today, affecting 3101 schools students and 1252 pre-schoolers. A local state of civil emergency remains in place in Whakatane ... More >>

Weather closes 67 schools and 52 early learning centres

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 5:15 pm | Ministry of Education

Flooding has this afternoon closed more schools and early learning centres, and has now affected 10,817 school students and 1,814 pre-schoolers. More >>

Severe wet weather closes 47 schools and 21 ECE centres

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 1:32 pm | Ministry of Education

Flooding has today closed 47 schools and 21 early learning services across the North Island, affecting 5875 school students and 709 pre-schoolers. More >>

Flooding closes 103 schools and 92 early learning centres

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 8:51 am | Ministry of Education

The severe wet weather has today closed 103 schools and 92 early learning centres across the North Island, affecting 13,725 school students and 3,895 pre-schoolers. More >>

School closures as a result of civil emergency

Wednesday, 5 April 2017, 9:21 am | Ministry of Education

All schools in the Whanganui District and Rangitikei District will be closed on Wednesday, as a result of the state of civil emergency declared by the two District Councils. This is automatic whenever a state of civil emergency is declared. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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