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Kiwi Response Needed To Address Dropping International Student Rankings

Wednesday, 9 December 2020, 11:07 am | NZEI

In response to our declining ranking in international maths and science tests, New Zealand educators say we should be focusing on the gap in achievement between Pasifika and Māori and Pakeha students, rather than measuring the difference between us and ... More >>

Schools Excluded From Govt Coal Commitment

Wednesday, 2 December 2020, 5:20 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Education union NZEI Te Riu Roa is disappointed the education sector has been excluded from a state sector phase-out of coal boilers by 2025, announced today. The announcement , made by the Prime Minister today, notes that schools are included in principle ... More >>

Thousands Of Women In Education Sector To Benefit From Pay Equity Claims

Saturday, 7 November 2020, 2:21 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

As the Equal Pay Amendment Act comes into force, 10 pay equity claims affecting thousands of women across the education sector, including for all early childhood education teachers have been raised by their union, NZEI Te Riu Roa. This Saturday ... More >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa Welcomes Government's Wellbeing Announcement For Educators

Wednesday, 30 September 2020, 1:35 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa is welcoming the Government’s commitment of additional counselling and advice services for educators in early learning services and schools, especially in the current Covid environment. NZEI Te Riu Roa President, Liam Rutherford, says ... More >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa Welcomes Labour Promise To Provide Mental Health Support To Students

Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 3:39 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa says Labour's promise to provide mental health support in primary and intermediate schools would deliver a much-needed resource for both children and teachers, especially given the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. If re-elected, Labour's ... More >>

Politicians To Go Head To Head On Education Issues In Election Debate

Sunday, 27 September 2020, 5:41 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

WHAT NZEI Te Riu Roa is hosting a political debate to put parliamentary parties' education policies to the test ahead of the General Election, with a focus on early childhood, primary education, support staff and learning support. Candidates include ... More >>

Labour Promise To Extend Sick Leave Will Have Huge Impact In Early Childhood Education

Saturday, 19 September 2020, 2:30 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa is welcoming Labour's announcement today that it would double minimum sick leave entitlements to 10 days per year if returned to Government. President Liam Rutherford says inadequate sick leave is an issue across the education sector, ... More >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa Says Fixing The Pay Gap For Kaiako Must Extend To Kōhanga Reo

Saturday, 19 September 2020, 2:15 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa says Kōhanga Reo kaiako can’t afford to be left out in the cold when pay and funding gaps in ECE are addressed. This week Labour joined the Green Party in including pay parity for early childhood teachers in their election pledges. ... More >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa Welcomes Wero In Māori Party Education Policy

Wednesday, 16 September 2020, 5:12 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa is welcoming the wero set out in the Māori Party’s newly-released education policy . NZEI Te Riu Roa Matua Takawaenga, Laures Park, says the union backs more support and resourcing for kaupapa Māori education, Māori approaches ... More >>

Early Childhood Teachers Celebrate Labour’s Pay Parity Commitment

Tuesday, 15 September 2020, 10:50 am | NZEI

Early childhood education (ECE) teachers across the country are celebrating this morning following a $600m commitment by the Labour Party to move towards pay parity for qualified teachers if re-elected. NZEI Te Riu Roa says the policy commitment ... More >>

National's Education Policy - The Good,bad And Ugly

Monday, 14 September 2020, 3:48 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa is welcoming some of the National Party's newly-announced education policy, but President Liam Rutherford says the plans needs to be considered in light of their actions during nine years in Government. "Plans to reduce class sizes ... More >>

Labour Nearly There On Pay Parity Commitment For Next Term

Saturday, 12 September 2020, 12:18 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Chris Hipkins' strong comments in support of early childhood education pay parity this week are promising, but the sector needs a firm commitment and funding, says NZEI Te Riu Roa. Despite having specialist qualifications at the same level, and ... More >>

Alarming Rise In ECE Complaints Highlights Under-resourcing Of Sector

Thursday, 10 September 2020, 12:01 pm | NZEI

The Ministry of Education's data on complaints and incidents in early childhood education services, released this week, shows an alarming increase since 2013. The number of complaints between 2013 and 2019 increased 69% (246 in 2013 to 415 in 2019) ... More >>

Early Childhood Teachers Call For Government Investment With Shovel-Ready Day Of Action

Friday, 28 August 2020, 5:16 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Early childhood educators and their supporters have picked up their shovels today and posed for pictures to draw attention to the sector’s readiness for ‘shovel-ready’ investment. Ahead of October’s election, the teachers, parents and whānau have ... More >>

National Party’s Recycled Employment Policies Are Stale And Mean – NZEI Te Riu Roa

Friday, 28 August 2020, 10:38 am | NZEI

The National Party’s recycled policy of scrapping and reinstating 90 days trials are stale and mean, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. NZEI Te Riu Roa President Liam Rutherford says such policies have a negative impact on people’s right to decent working conditions ... More >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa Supports Extension Of Alert Levels

Friday, 14 August 2020, 6:29 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa supports the continuation of level 3 restrictions in Auckland and level 2 for the rest of the country while investigations continue into the recent Covid-19 outbreak. The union also welcomes the extension of wage subsidy support ... More >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa Welcomes Funding Boost For Schools In Wake Of COVID-19

Monday, 10 August 2020, 2:53 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa welcomes the Government’s announcement of $38 million towards COVID-19 related costs for schools. NZEI Te Riu Roa President Liam Rutherford says the funding for costs such as hand sanitiser and extra relief teacher hours, will ... More >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa Welcomes Action Plan For Pacific Education

Wednesday, 22 July 2020, 9:30 am | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa has welcomed the launch of a new Government action plan to support the learning and aspirations of Pacific learners and their families. Sose Annandale, Principal of Russell School in Porirua, was especially pleased to see the expansion ... More >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa Welcomes Funding For Students And Education Workforce After COVID-19 Lockdown

Friday, 3 July 2020, 11:30 am | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa is welcoming the Government’s funding announcement to support schools and early learning services as they face lower attendance rates after the Covid-19 lockdown. NZEI Te Riu Roa President, Liam Rutherford, says the $52m fund, ... More >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa Concerned By Growing Number Of Teachers Feeling Unsafe In The Classroom

Friday, 26 June 2020, 9:11 am | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa is concerned at the growing number of primary teachers who feel unsafe in their classroom. The survey from NZCER shows 24% of primary teachers occasionally felt unsafe in their classroom, up from 12% in 2016. NZEI Te Riu Roa President, Liam ... More >>