NZSTA - Latest News [Page 2]

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 >>

Draft guidelines on firearms in schools

Monday, 5 March 2018, 2:10 pm | NZSTA

It is important that boards of trustees and their school communities provide feedback on the draft guidelines for schools on the safe use and storage of firearms, released today by the Ministry of Education. More >>

Enthusiastic response to government work plan from Trustees

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 10:51 am | NZSTA

The government’s work plan for education, released yesterday, presents some exciting opportunities to progress issues that boards of trustees have been concerned about for some time says NZSTA President, Lorraine Kerr. More >>

Focus on students main thing in Partnership Schools debate

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 4:35 pm | NZSTA

2018 promises many changes for the school sector, including changes to the status of Partnership Schools which is currently before parliament. More >>

Children and young people share their experiences of school

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 9:47 am | NZSTA

"I am a library, quiet but filled with knowledge - it’s dumb [that I’m not asked]." More >>

An exciting time for boards of trustees, says NZSTA

Thursday, 26 October 2017, 8:43 am | NZSTA

The New Zealand School Trustees Association is looking forward to working with the new government to refresh and revitalise the education system for all our children and young people. The incoming government has a strong focus on education, and a ... More >>

Improvements for schools running board elections

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 3:01 pm | NZSTA

The Ministry of Education (Ministry) and the New Zealand School Trustees Association (NZSTA) are trialling a new way of running board of trustee elections to streamline the process and reduce the workload on individual schools More >>

New dawn for Māori history in schools

Monday, 18 September 2017, 1:01 pm | NZSTA

Implementation of the New Zealand history curriculum resource, Te Takanga o te Wā was launched in style at Te Papaiouru Marae in Rotorua on Saturday. More >>

The conversation we need to have about school equity funding

Thursday, 3 August 2017, 10:21 am | NZSTA

The announcement that the government is moving to target equity funding to students instead of schools is "really exciting stuff", says NZSTA President Lorraine Kerr. More >>

School board trustees descend on Dunedin

Friday, 14 July 2017, 3:31 pm | NZSTA

Despite the storm moving over the country and causing major travel delays, the 28th annual New Zealand School Trustee Association (NZSTA) conference, has kicked-off this morning in Dunedin. More >>

Community-led school governance working well

Monday, 10 July 2017, 3:09 pm | NZSTA

Community-led boards of trustees are governing their local schools well, actively improving their governance practices and focussed on the outcomes their schools deliver for students, according to the NZCER national survey of primary and intermediate ... More >>

New Zealand chairs equipped to lead with purpose

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 4:07 pm | NZSTA

The New Zealand School Trustee Association (NZSTA) is running their annual chair residential programme in Auckland this weekend. More >>


Monday, 15 May 2017, 3:03 pm | NZSTA

On Friday, NZSTA included Education Minister, Hon. Nikki Kaye in the list of keynote speakers for the NZSTA annual conference. More >>

New Minister of Education off to a fantastic start

Wednesday, 3 May 2017, 4:08 pm | NZSTA

Education Minister Nikki Kaye is off to a fantastic start, with the announcement of an extra $68.8m to support vulnerable children and their families, says Lorraine Kerr, President of New Zealand School Trustee Association (NZSTA). More >>

Accentuate the positive key to behaviour management

Friday, 12 August 2016, 2:16 pm | NZSTA

Restorative practices, resilience programmes, anti-bullying fostering care, support and connections at secondary schools might not be the topics most people would expect at a conference focussing on behaviour management in schools, but these are some ... More >>

Positive Behaviour conference reinforces winning approach

Thursday, 11 August 2016, 2:23 pm | NZSTA

Judge Andrew Becroft the new Children’s Commissioner, Minister of Education Hon. Hekia Parata and international experts in positive behavioural interventions and support will all address the 5th annual Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) School-Wide ... More >>

Schools urged to make submissions on new Education Bill

Friday, 22 July 2016, 11:38 am | NZSTA

Proposals to update the Education Act for the 21st century reflect a need to think about the flexibility schools and others need in their legislation, says Acting Secretary for Education Katrina Casey. More >>

"Fewer tests, broader curriculum," trustees told

Friday, 22 July 2016, 9:44 am | NZSTA

Implementing the Progress and Consistency Tool (PaCT) can allow teachers to do less formal testing, a principal told trustees at the NZSTA annual conference over the weekend. More >>

Rachael Leafe - promoting educational achievement

Friday, 27 May 2016, 1:24 pm | NZSTA

Rachael Leafe has been actively engaged with the community and the school that her children and family attend. She has enjoyed the opportunity to be a representative for the community on Petone’s Sacred Heart Primary School Board of Trustees for ... More >>

Grant Reese - Rewarding role for all trustees

Monday, 16 May 2016, 1:15 pm | NZSTA

Grant Reese has three daughters and wanted to be more involved with their education than just dropping them off at the school gates. Furthermore, Grant wanted to be on the school board to be able to contribute back to the community and the education ... More >>