TCDC calls for YES 2017 nominations

If you're a young Coromandel local who lives on the east coast of the peninsula and is after a challenging, hands-on learning experience, then read on. Thames-Coromandel District Council is inviting youngsters, aged 16-20, living in an area stretching... Read More

A dream ’15 years in the making’

Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi is partnering with University of Hawaii – Winward Community College to bring 28 students and staff to Whakatane next week as part of their studies in rituals of encounter. Winward, in Kaneohe, Oahu, is a campus... Read More

Tauranga charitable trust goes national

Three years after starting a science education resurgence in Tauranga, the House of Science is taking its programmes nationwide. Former Tauranga Girls' College Head of Science Chris Duggan, appalled at the lack of science knowledge possessed by... Read More

Offering lollies to primary pupils

Police were alerted after a man was seen offering lollies to pupils at Te Akau Ki Papamoa School on Friday. Headmaster Bruce Jepsen posted on the school's Facebook page that three of the school's older children were offered lollies by a man... Read More

Support staff seeking pay increase

Paid union meetings were held by NZEI support staff members today over issues of pay and proper recognition. NZEI support staff representative Barbara Turley says 68 members turned up to this morning's meeting at Otumoetai College. “The main... Read More

International students worth billions

New research shows the economic benefits of international education across New Zealand to be in the billions of dollars. As the country's fourth-largest export industry, international education is worth $4.28 billion to the New Zealand economy. Bay... Read More

The right ‘attitude’ for high schoolers

Talking to 400 or so high school students at a time might sound like a nightmare for some people, but for Christian Gallen it's, quite literally, all in a day's work. This week the Parenting Place are taking their ‘Attitude' programme... Read More

Local students poised for leadership

A group of local college students are well positioned to take on future leadership roles, thanks to a specific Bay of Plenty Education Trust programme. The group recently graduated from the Trust's Future Leadership Programme, following a course... Read More

Funding boost for TeenAg initiative

A new initiative aiming to get more young people interested in agricultural careers from an early age is set to receive $146,000 in funding. Youth Minister Nikki Kaye says this funding will allow 500 young people across the country to participate in... Read More

A ‘major shift’ in education

Eight Tauranga schools have united to form one of the largest Communities of Learning in the country. The Ministry of Education initiative seeks to build greater cooperation between local schools. Five such communities are planned for the Tauranga region,... Read More



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