Summer-2016

Success in more than one size

By Debra Harrington 21 January, 2016

Thirteen-year-old Jack Hudner sits calmly at the crowded round table in his principal’s office at Gisborne Intermediate. He thoughtfully answers questions about how today’s class trip to the Eastwood Hill…

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Smart practice with BTs

By Jane Blaikie 21 January, 2016

New teacher Melinda Clow speaks highly of the BT programme at Kauri Park. She came late to teaching, and even with a mother who had taught for 40 years, wasn’t…

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Onward!

By Jane Blaikie 21 January, 2016

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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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Shock change in ECE law

By Jane Blaikie 21 January, 2016

You are an unqualified carer at home with seven children under five. A few more older children are also on the premises. In an emergency you have to get out…

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Steep rise in child poverty

By Jane Blaikie 20 January, 2016

The latest Child Poverty Monitor Technical Report shows that New Zealand has shameful levels of child poverty.

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On the way to equal pay

By Jane Blaikie 20 January, 2016

Three support workers, special education, have stepped up to take a case for equal pay. Mary Jones from Masterton (centre) and Kathy Power, (left) Christchurch, are pictured here with Kristine…

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Education Act review: a kind of ‘merry-go-round’

By Jane Blaikie 20 January, 2016

NZEI National Executive members met in Wellington with officials to challenge the ministry’s thinking on the review of the Education Act. The government announced an “update” of the Education Act…

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Learn (and learn to teach) a new language – for free

By Jane Blaikie 20 January, 2016

A free programme run through Auckland University enables teachers to boost their own and their students‘ language learning. Learn (or learn more) Chinese, Cook Islands Maori, French, German, Japanese, Niuean, Samoan,…

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A tale of two fairs

By Jane Blaikie 19 January, 2016

The government is expected to announce this year changes to how schools are funded. Currently decile funding is meant to compensate for inequity. But as the tale of these two…

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