Joint Initiative

Stretch the envelope!

By Debra Harrington 21 April, 2016

“James and I have the same dopey sense of humour,” says Te Atatu Intermediate School Principal Noelle Fletcher as she and Arohanui School principal James Le Marquand attempt to explain…

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Seizing success from the jaws of the GERM

By Jane Blaikie 18 January, 2016

Smart schools are taking a cautious approach to the new Communities of Learning (CoL), rejecting the one-size-fits -all model and working according to evidence, need and proven records of success.…

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The fight for communities of learning  

By Jane Blaikie 3 October, 2015

NZEI Te Riu Roa Joint Initiative Working Party explain why they are in the fight for communities of learning and how they are different [g1_row] [g1_1of3] Achieving the dream The…

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Innovative Communities of Learning set to get a boost

By Melissa Schwalger 28 August, 2015

All around New Zealand, schools and early childhood centres are working together in inspiring ways. Whether it’s a rural group of schools making huge leaps in ICT or a town-wide…

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There is a better way

By Jane Blaikie 14 July, 2015

The Joint Initiative is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to boost the New Zealand education system. Will the Minister of Education give the go-ahead or will the government persist with its ideological…

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Educators dig deep on Joint Initiative

By Jane Blaikie 30 April, 2015

Hundreds, if not thousands, of teachers, principals and support staff are offering the government a leg up on its failing education policies. “We’ve had too many initiatives to go and…

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Victory comes from standing strong

By Jane Blaikie 20 January, 2015

Members ended last year on a high, thanks to a new agreement with the Ministry of Education prompted by a firm rejection of the flawed Investing in Educational Success scheme.…

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