Summer 2015

Money, money, money

By Jane Blaikie 20 January, 2015

Teachers are happy to do it, says Auckland principal Malcolm Milner, it’s just the kind of people they are and the kind of people you want to have in teaching.…

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Modern learning environments

By Diana Clement 20 January, 2015

They’re all the rage “you know”: modern learning environments (MLEs), that is. But are the benefits proven or unproven? Is the MLE a modern-day version of the Emperor’s New Clothes?…

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The spark for bilingual education

By Michelle Nixon 20 January, 2015

It’s a Polynesian festival of languages in the Finlayson Park playground, plus a smattering of English and a dash of Mandarin. With a roll of 1100 it’s the biggest primary…

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Time to aim high

By Jane Blaikie 20 January, 2015

[g1_quote author_name=”Jennifer Ward-Lealand” author_description=”Actress” align=”center” size=”m” style=”solid” template=”01″] Education is survival and growth. From generation to generation we pass on skills that enable us to do everything from tool making…

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Lift the quality of ECE in your district

By Jane Blaikie 20 January, 2015

The Hutt Valley ECE network has become active over the last year, giving a boost to exhausted teachers and support staff. The network offers free professional development and networking to strengthen services in…

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Support staff: This is about you

By Jane Blaikie 20 January, 2015

Support staff stars Alison Gray and Bonnie Campbell kick off the year with a To Do list for support staff members on how to jump start their careers. 1. Job…

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Someone needs to learn their ABCs

By Jane Blaikie 20 January, 2015

In 2008, the Australian government paid out $A22m when the ABC chain of centres collapsed. The banks reportedly lost over $1 billion and hundreds of staff lost their jobs. ABC…

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Never say never

By Jane Blaikie 20 January, 2015

Green’s earliest memories centre on the sheer joy of her first day at school. She can’t remember much else before then. Her five younger brothers, however, do remember being lined…

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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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