Education overhaul includes new Support Agency

Schools lose right to manage zonal system John Gerritsen The government is creating a new division in the Education Ministry in an overhaul that will strip schools of the right to manage their enrolment zones and their property. There will also be minimum standards for prospective principals and possible compulsory training for school trustees. Education Minister Chris Hipkins said that…

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Parmjeet Parmar asks PM about Shane Jones

Standfirst: National List MP Dr Parmjeet Parmar has written to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern labelling New Zealand First List MP Shane Jones’s outburst against the Indian Community last month as ‘incendiary’ and as hate speech.   Wellington, November 3, 2019 By Email Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern Parliament Buildings Wellington Dear Prime Minister, Re: Comments of the Hon Shane Jones to…

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University of Auckland tops in student accommodation

Supplied Content The University of Auckland is set to open its new Hostel (Waiparuru) in time for the 2020 academic year, bringing the total number of beds available for students to 4500. The addition will make the University the largest provider of student accommodation. Strategic decision Michael Rengers, Associate Director of Accommodation, said that only 10 years ago the University…

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New Zealand Excellence Awards benefit Indian students

New Zealand Excellence Awards benefit Indian students

Venkat Raman Three students from India have recounted their rewarding experience of the Transformational Education System and the New Zealand Excellence Awards (NZEA) Programme. Sponsored by Education New Zealand and funded by the eight Universities of the country, the NZEA Programme, since its launch in 2016, has benefited scores of international students from India. The Programme incorporates Scholarships that are…

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Choice open for $1 million funding students, Charities

Supplied Content Thousands of school students in Auckland are among those set to benefit from grants which will see $1 million allocated to community organisations which help a range of health; cultural, environment, education and other causes. Online voting An online platform has been opened which allows Kiwis to vote for the charities and groups they feel are most deserving…

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Programme to lift low decile students to Varsity

Supplied Content Promising students from four low decile Auckland schools will have a better chance of achieving University Entrance, thanks to a gift from the Buchanan Charitable Foundation to a University of Auckland initiative. For the past decade, the University, through the Faculty of Education and Social Work (EDSW) Woolf Fisher Research Centre, The Centre for Educational Leadership and The…

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