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Online Schools Out of Line Say Principals

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 2:55 pm | New Zealand Principals' Federation

Iain Taylor, President of the New Zealand Principals' Federation (NZPF) said he was gobsmacked to have yet another choice of school, 'Online Schools' turn up in the Education Act Update announcement. More >>

Funding Doesn't Add Up

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 5:10 pm | New Zealand Principals' Federation

'You can't fund a new intervention strategy if you don't add new funding!,' said Iain Taylor, President of the New Zealand Principals' Federation today. More >>

Charter Schools - Throwing Good Money After Bad

Friday, 20 May 2016, 4:22 pm | New Zealand Principals' Federation

Today’s announcement that the government will fund another seven charter schools and an independent body to support them comes as a huge disappointment to Principals across the nation. More >>

Pre-eminent Education Conference Comes to Auckland

Thursday, 12 May 2016, 11:53 am | New Zealand Principals' Federation

The New Zealand Principals’ Federation in partnership with the Australian Primary Principals’ Association and the Auckland Primary Principals’ Association will be hosting the Trans-Tasman Principals’ Conference from31 May - 3 June 2016 at ... More >>

Principals Support OECD Solutions

Thursday, 3 March 2016, 12:05 pm | New Zealand Principals' Federation

Source: NZ Principals’ Federation ‘The latest report addressing low performing students in OECD countries, including New Zealand, suggests innovative answers that are nothing like the out-dated standardised solutions such as national standards, ... More >>

Charter Schools Funded For Failure

Thursday, 3 March 2016, 11:33 am | New Zealand Principals' Federation

Charter Schools Funded For Failure ‘Unbelievable’, was the response from the President of the New Zealand Principals’ Federation (NZPF), Iain Taylor, on hearing that all of the charter schools established in 2014, with the exception of the one ... More >>

New Zealand Teachers Top Professionals in World

Monday, 15 February 2016, 9:49 am | New Zealand Principals' Federation

The latest OECD study has ranked New Zealand teachers in the top four countries of the world when it comes to professionalism. More >>

Principals call Minister to scrap charter school experiment

Thursday, 28 January 2016, 12:50 pm | New Zealand Principals' Federation

Principals across the nation are calling on Minister Parata to put a stop to any further charter school developments in the wake of the closure of Te Pumanawa o te Wairua, the Whangaruru charter school. More >>

Principals Reject Parata’s Funding Plans

Friday, 2 October 2015, 4:36 pm | New Zealand Principals' Federation

Minister Parata’s announcement to scrap the decile system of funding and link future school funding to student achievement has been roundly rejected by school principals. More >>

Māori Learners Will Get Lift From Today’s Announcement

Friday, 11 September 2015, 8:55 am | New Zealand Principals' Federation

The Minister of Education’s announcement to fund a full time coordinator and provide ongoing funding to support an initiative for lifting Māori children’s learning was met with enthusiastic applause at the Te Akatea Māori Principals’ conference ... More >>

Data Manipulation Function of Target Setting

Thursday, 9 July 2015, 12:32 pm | New Zealand Principals' Federation

‘Target setting for standardised assessment measures is not the way to improve students’ learning or create viable future learning pathways for our young people,’ said Denise Torrey, President of the New Zealand Principals’ Federation (NZPF). ... More >>

Maths Report Doesn’t Add up

Monday, 8 June 2015, 9:56 am | New Zealand Principals' Federation

‘The latest research on the state of mathematics teaching and learning released by the business group NZ Initiative, may have reached quite different conclusions had it sought critical input from education’s academic and professional sector,’ ... More >>

Maths Report Doesn’t Add up

Thursday, 4 June 2015, 4:50 pm | New Zealand Principals' Federation

‘The latest research on the state of mathematics teaching and learning released by the business group NZ Initiative, may have reached quite different conclusions had it sought critical input from education’s academic and professional sector,’ ... More >>

Judging Learning by Standard Responses No Good For Schools

Wednesday, 3 June 2015, 2:38 pm | New Zealand Principals' Federation

‘Employing a tool that offers standardised exemplars drawn from national standards has no place in a twenty-first century classroom,’ says Denise Torrey, President of the New Zealand Principals’ Federation (NZPF). More >>

Caution Urged in Appointing Change Principals

Friday, 6 March 2015, 10:38 am | New Zealand Principals' Federation

The Minister’s announcement that she will pay five principals an extra $50,000 on top of their normal salaries to turn around the fortunes of five troubled schools has sounded a warning bell from President of the New Zealand Principals’ Federation ... More >>

Closing the Gap on Inclusiveness

Thursday, 5 March 2015, 5:26 pm | New Zealand Principals' Federation

A report released by the Education Review Office today indicates that schools are close to hitting the Government’s target of 80% of schools practising inclusive behaviour towards special needs students by the end of 2014. The report states that ... More >>

Caution Urged in Appointing Change Principals

Thursday, 5 March 2015, 12:57 pm | New Zealand Principals' Federation

The Minister’s announcement that she will pay five principals an extra $50,000 on top of their normal salaries to turn around the fortunes of five troubled schools has sounded a warning bell from President of the New Zealand Principals’ Federation ... More >>

Principals Pleased Minister Acknowledging Special Needs

Friday, 30 January 2015, 3:25 pm | New Zealand Principals' Federation

President of the New Zealand Principals’ Federation (NZPF) Denise Torrey, has welcomed the Minister’s announcement that $2.5million will be allocated to support children in classrooms with high learning needs in the next two terms and says this ... More >>

Don’t Take Books from Kids, Say School Principals

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 12:50 pm | New Zealand Principals' Federation

School principals have reacted strongly to the latest announcement that the National Library curriculum service will be phasing out its provision of non-fiction books in favour of providing digital resources. More >>

EDUCANZ Debate Ignores Teachers

Friday, 28 November 2014, 9:28 am | New Zealand Principals' Federation

The legislation for the creation of the new EDUCANZ to replace the former Teachers’ Council body is now undergoing its second reading. Without warning, it was promoted to the top the queue this week. More >>

 

 

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