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Press pause and give 400,000 Kiwis time to speak

Wednesday, 4 September 2019, 11:02 am | NZSTA

Kiwis are being encouraged to support the 400,000 people in New Zealand who have a communication disability, in a week-long campaign by the NZ Speech Language Therapy Association (NZSTA), called “Press Pause, Please Give Me Time To Talk”. With ... More >>

Child Wellbeing Strategy a turning point

Friday, 30 August 2019, 2:04 pm | NZSTA

The School Trustees Association is excited about the Child Wellbeing Strategy released yesterday by the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and the Minister for Children Tracey Martin. More >>

Welcome to our new CEO Elise Adams

Friday, 2 August 2019, 2:36 pm | NZSTA

NZSTA is delighted to announce the appointment of Mrs Elise Adams as Chief Executive of the New Zealand School Trustees Association (NZSTA). Lorraine Kerr, President of NZSTA, said "I am very pleased to appoint Mrs Adams to this critical role ... More >>

Real transformation takes time

Tuesday, 4 June 2019, 4:01 pm | NZSTA

With time over the long weekend to reflect on Budget 2019, NZSTA is convinced that this Budget is genuinely transformative. More >>

Tomorrow’s Schools review v Budget 2019 - what needs fixing

Tuesday, 4 June 2019, 4:00 pm | NZSTA

Budget 2019’s priorities for education include several key areas that NZSTA and other stakeholder groups have expressed concern about: the cost to parents of a supposedly ‘free’ state education, the shortfall in resources to cater to disability and ... More >>

Passionate about making a difference

Monday, 20 May 2019, 8:41 am | NZSTA

Having all four of her children attend Maidstone Intermediate, Heather was interested in understanding how their school was run. "I wanted to give back to the schools that my children had been at, and I wanted to meet new people. I wanted to be involved, ... More >>

Giving back to your community

Sunday, 19 May 2019, 10:24 am | NZSTA

Giving back to his community was something Tony Scott is passionate about. When he was asked by the Owhata school principal if he was interested in becoming a trustee, Tony agreed. More >>

Becoming a school trustee for all children

Saturday, 18 May 2019, 11:41 am | NZSTA

Frian had a long-term involvement with the local school that her children attend. When it came to school trustee elections back in 2016 she was encouraged by friends who are parents of children attending the school to join. More >>

Give it a go, become a school trustee

Friday, 17 May 2019, 9:19 am | NZSTA

Twenty-one years as a trustee on Salisbury school board and Peter says the experience has been a real mixture but very rewarding. More >>

Getting involved in my kids’ education

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 5:03 pm | NZSTA

Amanda Neil wanted to get involved in her children’s school and in her community. When the opportunity presented itself, Amanda didn’t hesitate to put her hand up to be a trustee on her kids’ school board. More >>

Free state education a step closer with NCEA changes

Monday, 13 May 2019, 4:17 pm | NZSTA

The kiwi ideal of free state education is a step closer with the announcement that NCEA will be free of charge to students, while the overall emphasis on making NCEA more accessible and easier to understand, begins to place students back at the centre ... More >>

Education Workforce Advisory Group needs to deliver

Thursday, 2 May 2019, 2:08 pm | NZSTA

The sector working group announced by Minister Hipkins this morning has been given a hugely important job to do with a tight timeline. It’s a challenge, but it’s definitely do-able according to NZSTA President and working group member, Lorraine ... More >>

Support boards of trustees, don’t replace them

Monday, 8 April 2019, 9:06 am | NZSTA

School governance in New Zealand is not broken. School boards of trustees have been the most cost-effective part of the education system for the past 30 years, in spite of the lack of adequate support for the role over most of that period. Self-governance ... More >>

How to support parents or caregivers in sensitive situations

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 3:18 pm | NZSTA

Jude Barback’s article (Education Central, 16 Jan) has raised a considerable range of challenges on the interactions across the education system and the roles of parents, teachers, principals, boards, the Ministry and other agencies. More >>

School boards of trustees cost-effective and under-valued

Friday, 14 December 2018, 4:19 pm | NZSTA

School boards of trustees have been the most cost-effective part of the education system for the past 30 years, says the New Zealand School Trustees Association. More >>

Effective co-governance the key to success

Friday, 7 December 2018, 2:16 pm | NZSTA

Proposed changes to school governing structures recommended by the Tomorrow’s Schools taskforce will take some time to work through, however NZSTA is delighted to see that the report recommends community-led school boards of trustees retain ... More >>

Trustees disturbed by extent of principals’ suffering

Tuesday, 11 September 2018, 2:43 pm | NZSTA

The extent of principals’ distress shown in the latest NZEI principals’ wellbeing survey is disturbing, says NZSTA President Lorraine Kerr. Although it comes as no surprise for boards of trustees generally that school principals are often under ... More >>

Trustees worry about unmanageable expectations

Friday, 22 June 2018, 4:00 pm | NZSTA

Despite the inflammatory language being used in media coverage, NZSTA is not suggesting that principals should "be dumped" from school boards of trustees. More >>

Budget builds strong foundations for the future of education

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 4:04 pm | NZSTA

Budget 2018 is an excellent one for schools, but the best thing about it is the joined-up approach to improving outcomes for children and families. More >>

NZSTA confident Tomorrow’s Schools Panel up to the job

Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 5:15 pm | NZSTA

NZSTA has extended its congratulations to the Tomorrow’s Schools Review Panel named by Minister Hipkins today. More >>

 

 

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