Auckland teachers awarded study scholarship

Venkat Raman –  venkat@indiannewslink.co.nz Four teachers at Zayed College for Girls in Auckland have been granted four Auckland Airport 50th Anniversary Scholarships for further tertiary studies. Among the recipients were Principal Regina Rasheed ($10,000 to pursue Masters of Educational Leadership), Head of Physical Education Elena Bernardo ($3000 for a Postgraduate Certificate in Digital and Collaborative Learning), Head of English Tara…

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Student group highlights race relations with a difference

Staff Reporter –  info@indiannewslink.co.nz A group of students called, ‘the Auckland Law Revue’ has produced a video to highlight and raise discussion around race relations in New Zealand. John Kingi, a law student at the University of Auckland said that the video is a parody of ‘Sorry Video’ of Justin Bieber based on the Treaty of Waitangi. “New Zealand is the…

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Your ‘Asian experience’ vital for Research Scholar

Shirish Paranjape –  A Canterbury University postgraduate student has invited Indian Newslink readers and others to participate in a survey which forms a part of her study. Vivian Shurmer, who is pursuing her Masters (MA) in Psychology is keen to have the participation of people of varies ethnicity of Asian origin including Chinese, Indian, Korean, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Filipino and others.…

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Our young Taekwondo hero for Canada

Apurva Shukla  When Srikar Masanam took up learning Taekwondo ten years ago, the thought of representing New Zealand on the world stage may not have crossed his mind. This Mount Roskill Grammar School Year 13 student will make his parents, family, relatives, peers, teachers and his coach proud as he participates in the World Taekwondo Federation (WTO) Junior World Taekwondo Kyorugi Championships later…

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Colourful world of children keeps growing

Raising children in a positive environment according opportunities for their intellectual, physical and personality development has grown beyond parental and domestic responsibility with the government actively promoting Early Childhood Education (ECE). The growth of nucleus families, single parenthood and avenues for gender equality have also been factors that have contributed to a flourishing ECE sector, the leaders among which are…

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Quality care ensures healthy growth of children

Early Childhood Education (ECE) forms the core of social and community development, in realisation of which, the government actively encourages and provides partial funding for childcare centres. “Children are the most valuable assets of every family, community and society,” says Rippon Sandhu, the driving force behind ‘Discoveries Educare Services,’ that is spread throughout the Auckland region. A qualified teacher and…

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Homecare for children, exciting career for teachers

The keenness of the government to promote Early Childhood Education (ECE) to ensure that children are prepared well for their scholastic career has encouraged the establishment of Childcare Centres throughout the country. While these Centres (such as Discoveries Educare, discussed in another article in this Special Report) have become an important part of promoting wellness among children, there is yet…

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