Hekia Parata stories
Communities of Learning expo showcases tools for teachers
"It acts as an education hui for the whole sector, focussing us all on the goal of raising the achievement of all young New Zealanders."
Education Ministry pushes PaCT site for student achievement
"I expect teachers will make the most of digital tools, such as the PaCT, especially when we’re asking our students to upskill into the digital age."
Govt's Innovative fund opens to ECE
“Extending the fund to include early learning will encourage more innovative teaching practices to be explored and shared."
Education Minister slammed for ‘appalling’ response to principal stress review
“To be honest, I should not have been surprised with Minister Parata’s lack of caring."
N4L's Managed Network rollout complete
“This is about providing schools and students across New Zealand with access to the vast world of learning resources available online."
Friend or foe, Education Minister Hekia Parata bows out
“Of course it is challenging, absolutely challenging. But that goes with this portfolio – people feel passionately about it, and so they should."
Govt offers $1m to engage young Kiwis in digital tech
“We’re funding providers who have innovative and smart projects that will capture teachers’ and students’ imagination."
Government launches new pathway for 'disengaged' Kiwi students
“This new approach will help because it allows young people to more fully explore career options while they are still enrolled at school."
NZ sitting rosy when it comes to education, OECD report finds
“No other OECD country spends a higher percentage of its public funding on education as New Zealand."
Papatoetoe school next in line for big govt upgrade
"This project is just one of many underway across Auckland to modernise facilities and add capacity to the school network.”
Education Minister releases latest ERO indicators
“The insights that the indicators will provide schools will act as a catalyst for change so that every Kiwi kid can achieve educational success."
Waiheke schools in line for massive govt investment
“I want to acknowledge the work of the schools’ BoTs, principals and staff to get to this point. Investment of this scale cannot be rushed."
New Zealand takes part in Trans Tasman principal exchange
“The Trans-Tasman principal exchange presents an opportunity for both principals to gain practical experience from a different education system."
Govt's digital tech in schools announcement not up to scratch
"We welcome the expansion of digital tech in schools, but we are disappointed the broader changes needed in this area have apparently been dumped."
Will the 'computer geek’ become extinct?
"Every student will effectively be joining the digital revolution and coding could be as common as riding a bicycle."
NZ school curriculum set for digital shake up
“It will ensure we have an education system that prepares children and young people for a future where digital fluency will be critical for success."
Further funding for NZ schools
Otago and Southland are the latest regions to benefit from funding for school property, with the Government announcing $37 million will be invested.
Online resource to help schools with teacher aides
The creation of an online guide to help schools make the best use of teacher aides has been welcomed by the Minister of Education.
Canterbury schools set to benefit from Budget 2016
"The announcement is great news for Canterbury’s new education network as it continues to rise from the rubble of the 2011 earthquake."
Parata: 'Most' schools to get extra funding
“Teachers and principals recognise that some schools need extra resources to meet the educational needs of their students."
Labour slams controversial 100k BYOD donation
The Labour Party is accusing the Govt of ignoring inequalities caused by BYOD after a controversial 100k donation to Wakatipu High School.
PM Education Excellence Awards finalists revealed
“Their entries showcase innovative and effective teaching practice."
Green Party calls out Education Minister over ECE push
“By pushing participation rates at any cost, the Government is knowingly putting very young children at risk."
Education Minister launches digital resource to strengthen Te Reo Māori
Parata has launched a new digital graphic novel aimed to strengthen recognition of the Māori language, culture and history.