Ministry of Education stories - Page 2
$8 million put aside for Newmarket School
“This redevelopment is about the Government getting ahead of the game in an area, and modernising facilities to provide innovative learning."
Nikki Kaye speaks: Progressing 21st Century school infrastructure
"I thought it may be useful to give you an update on where we are at with the wider education portfolio, including digital infrastructure."
MYOB praises digital tech curriculum announcement
"It’s vitally important that the next generation is equipped with the skills and knowledge required to compete in the digital world.”
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."
First-ever digital book for deaf Māori students launched
"The app breaks new ground in language revitalisation, interpreting the world of a deaf Māori student through art, storytelling, & mobile technology."
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.
Labour: Pasifika Education Centre doomed
“The Minister seems to have become so disconnected from the role PEC plays in promoting Pasifika languages and culture he now refuses to fund it."
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.
Ministry announces extension of Teacher-Led Innovation Fund
“This fund supports teachers to develop excellent practice and share what works across schools so that it becomes common practice."
$3m for Taranaki and Whanganui schools
"The investment will expand capacity and will focus on providing flexible learning spaces with the latest infrastructure to support digital learning."
Modular classrooms prove a hit
"These are wonderful modern new spaces. It’s a flexible space, and we can use it in lots of different ways."
More government investment in Auckland schools
“These investments are testament to the Govt’s commitment to get ahead of demand, upgrade facilities and grow school capacity in our largest city."
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."
Kiwi schools stuck in server land, remain slow to adopt the cloud
“The 9-3pm model for education is changing, and the best way to support this cost effectively is through the cloud."
Further $8.5 million boost for govt's Wireless School Network Upgrade Project
“This additional boost means a large majority of New Zealand schools will have access to high quality wireless connections."
$4.2m upgrade for Papatoetoe Central School
"The learning spaces will also feature the latest IT infrastructure to support digital learning."
Christchurch schooling network set to be most modern
The Ministry of Education has announced the official opening of the 416.8 million West Rolleston Primary School.
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.
Half a million dollars for more schools to get wireless technology
The Government has announced funding of $500,000 that will see over 40 more schools across the country receive wireless technology.
Auckland school to get $10 million upgrade
The spaces will be flexible to support different ways of teaching & learning, and feature the latest IT infrastructure to support digital learning.
2016 Secondary Teacher Census: Ministry wants educator involvement
Secondary teachers in New Zealand schools are being invited to take part in the 2016 Secondary Teacher Census.
Connected Learning Advisory to host digital tech events this April
The Connected Learning Advisory has announced it will run a one-day professional support workshop for teachers around New Zealand this April.