Moving Educators: Aimee’s story

By EA Staff 30 January, 2018

Meet Aimee Lynch – mum, partner, teacher and powerlifter. She started her journey to “attempt to get healthy” and ended up on the platform at a powerlifting meet. Find out how Aimee’s success at the squat rack supports success in the classroom.

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Raising an Inglewood citizen

By Kate Drury 27 July, 2017

Inglewood is a community in more than one sense of the word. People know each other like any other close-knit, mainly rural community but it is a community working together…

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Finalists live now at

By Jane Blaikie 6 October, 2016

Hundreds of gorgeous entries to the Kaboom art competition are now up on the website. See the artistic talent that’s alive and well in our centres and schools. The research…

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Sarah Hammersley

Shaping the future

By John McRae 12 July, 2016

“We’re a small branch so we need high levels of engagement to succeed,” says president Sarah Hammersley, a teacher at Sandspit Road School, west of Pukekohe. “That means we work…

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Folded paper boats

Give peace a chance

By Melissa Schwalger 12 July, 2016

  Principals are great people managers. Good leaders have the support and trust of whānau and their working relationships with boards and staff are positive. But good relationships take time…

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Letters to the Editor

By Jane Blaikie 18 April, 2016

The wealth of experience Every year, NZEI Te Riu Roa sees a number of its members retire from the  educaton service. They take with them a wealth of knowledge, experience…

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EA’s latest news stories

By Jane Blaikie 18 April, 2016

Field staff win out By sticking together and staying strong, Ministry of Education Field Staff members have won a better collective agreement. Field staff work in a number of roles…

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Support staff have day in court over pay cuts

By Jane Blaikie 7 April, 2016

School support staff members have taken legal action against an “unfair and illegal” cut in their fortnightly pay packets. NZEI Te Riu Roa, on behalf of the support staff, took…

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KidsCan launches cheaper failsafe nit comb

By Jane Blaikie 29 March, 2016

From KidsCan – Every parent’s faced the challenge of nits. Regardless of financial position nits have made themselves at home in thousands of children’s heads across the country and they…

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Kaboom – this is what the judge is looking for!

By Jane Blaikie 18 February, 2016

Kaboom – this is what the judge is looking for! Artist and author Bob Kerr says what he’s looking for in the children’s art competition Creativity sits at the heart…

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