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Kindergarten support staff achieve pay rise in tough climate

Friday, 21 November 2014, 11:12 am | NZEI

The valuable contribution of kindergarten support staff has been recognised with a pay increase, despite the significant funding cuts that the kindergarten associations are experiencing. More >>

Changes to decile funding ignore the real issue

Thursday, 13 November 2014, 4:50 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

News that the school decile funding system will be reviewed ignores the real issue in primary school resourcing – a 7.5% reduction in funding between 2013 and 2018. More >>

NZEI congratulates expert teachers

Monday, 10 November 2014, 1:51 pm | NZEI

Nearly 350 primary teachers around the country have been given special recognition as expert classroom teachers following an agreement reached last year between NZEI Te Riu Roa and the Ministry of Education. More >>

Schools standing strong over opposition to education plans

Thursday, 6 November 2014, 4:34 pm | NZEI

Primary schools remain strongly opposed to the government’s Investing in Educational Success policy despite strong attempts by the Ministry of Education to sell the policy to them. More >>

PM’s downplaying of hunger in schools stuns principals

Thursday, 6 November 2014, 2:24 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Primary principals are astounded by the Prime Minister’s latest comments about hunger in schools. More >>

UNICEF report card highlights need for action

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 9:05 am | NZEI

Unicef’s child poverty report released today shows that New Zealand needs to be more proactive in pursuing policies to protect our most vulnerable members of society. More >>

Online tool allows schools to compare benefits of plan

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 11:46 am | NZEI

Principals, teachers, school boards and parents are now able to compare the impact of the government’s controversial $359 million education initiative with other options such as more resourcing for teacher aides and smaller class sizes. More >>

The problem of hunger in our schools

Friday, 17 October 2014, 11:07 am | NZEI

When it came out this week that Treasury had advised the government that school breakfasts had no measureable impact on educational performance, principals of low decile schools around the country were flabbergasted. More >>

Treasury officials challenged to go without breakfast

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 11:46 am | NZEI

The principal of May Road School in Auckland, Lynda Stuart, has challenged Treasury officials to go without breakfast for one month in order to share the experience of thousands of New Zealand children. More >>

Helping teachers and children engage with science

Wednesday, 15 October 2014, 1:15 pm | NZEI

Entries have opened for the next round of the successful Best 100 Science Experiments Competition run by the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology and education sector union NZEI Te Rui Roa. More >>

Lack of housing badly affecting kids’ education

Wednesday, 8 October 2014, 4:58 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

New Zealand’s lack of affordable, decent housing is preventing thousands of children from achieving success at school and NZEI Te Riu Roa hopes that the government will finally start to address what has become a crisis, particularly in Auckland. More >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa congratulates Hekia Parata

Monday, 6 October 2014, 12:20 pm | NZEI

“Ministerial appointments are the decision of the Prime Minister, and NZEI Te Riu Roa will work constructively with the Minister of Education,” said President Judith Nowotarski. More >>

Gender Pay Gap No Surprise to Education Support Workers

Saturday, 4 October 2014, 11:39 am | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Statistics released today * showing the widening gap between the earnings of men and women will come as no surprise to education support workers in early childhood education. More >>

Taonga welcomed home as part of World Teachers Day

Friday, 3 October 2014, 11:44 am | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Teachers, school support staff and their communities will gather at dusk on Gisborne’s Midway beach on October 5 to welcome the return of a rakau korero (talking stick) that left Aotearoa one year ago. More >>

New team to lead NZEI fight for quality public education

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 2:08 pm | NZEI

The Annual Conference of NZEI Te Riu Roa today elected Louise Green, Principal of Khandallah School as President to lead the union’s fight for quality public education. More >>

Hundreds of educators protest IES in Rotorua

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 11:29 am | NZEI

Four hundred educators from around the country took their opposition to the Government's controversial Investing in Educational Success policy to the public today. More >>

Children paying the price for charter school stitch up

Monday, 29 September 2014, 3:11 pm | NZEI

New Zealand children will be paying a high price for a one-seat deal between ACT and National, with an expansion of the beleaguered charter school system says education union NZEI Te Riu Roa. More >>

Teachers support PM’s call for solutions to child poverty

Friday, 26 September 2014, 4:14 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa is pleased to hear that the Prime Minister is calling for new ideas to address child poverty. More >>

Government continues its obsession with testing children

Thursday, 25 September 2014, 1:31 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Primary teachers and principals say testing students in their first two years of secondary school would stifle creativity and exacerbate the damage caused by National Standards in primary education. More >>

PM needs to disown Act’s dangerous education agenda

Thursday, 25 September 2014, 9:55 am | NZEI

The Prime Minister needs to make it clear that the government is not planning to introduce bulk funding of schools through the back door by doing a coalition deal with Act. More >>



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