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The growing role of SENCOs and why it needs resourcing

By Debra Harrington 27 September, 2016

Carterton School parent Jayne Bryant has spent years tracking through the difficult and complex pathway of special education. Her son Liam, who’s now seven, suffers from epilepsy and is on…

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Te Mata teachers peak on performance

By Debra Harrington 27 September, 2016

New entrants’ teacher Brenda Skelton was gutted to find that she was the only one of her teaching colleagues who failed to get ACET registration two years ago. Along with…

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By speaking out, teachers defend children

By Jane Blaikie 10 August, 2016

Good morning David I was saddened to hear your smarty-pants sound-bite response to a serious education issue when you spoke to RNZ this morning. As a parliamentarian, you should display…

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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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Students and teacher Rachel Foster delight in their e-portfolios

 The best and best of e-Portfolios

By Diana Clement 12 July, 2016

Above: Students and teacher Rachel Foster at City Kids in Wellington delight in their e-portfolios Software such as Blogger from Google, Microsoft’s Sway and smaller e-portfolio suites such as Storypark,…

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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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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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Onward!

By Jane Blaikie 21 January, 2016

 The temperature is rising in ECE as flaws in the current model grow ever clearer  [g1_row color=”dark-light” background_color=”#63cabf” background_repeat=”repeat” background_position=”center center” background_attachment=”static” padding_top=”20″ padding_bottom=”20″ mobile_padding_top=”10″ mobile_padding_bottom=”10″ type=”default”] [g1_1of1 valign=”top” color=”dark-light”…

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Make their future fair

By Jane Blaikie 21 January, 2016

Educators are backing UNICEF’s new campaign for children’s rights. The campaign, Make My Future Fair – Meinga tōku āmua kia tika, and its interactive website highlights children’s rights as they…

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New research shows flaws in National Standards

By Jane Blaikie 17 November, 2015

Research from the US and Denmark shows that delaying a child’s first day of school for a year reduces the chances of hyperactivity and inattention, meaning children do better at school.…

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