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5 March, 2015

Positive report on special education schooling

Education Minister Hekia Parata has welcomed a new ERO report showing schools have become significantly more inclusive towards children with special educational needs.

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4 March, 2015

Minister applauds national kapa haka festival

Education Minister Hekia Parata wishes the best of luck to everyone involved in this week’s national kapa haka festival, Te Matatini, in Christchurch.

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3 March, 2015

Education Excellence Awards judges named

Education Minister Hekia Parata today announced the names of the judges and education experts who will decide the winners of the 2015 Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards.

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1 March, 2015

Five schools get special recruitment allowance

Education Minister Hekia Parata says schools in Northland, Waikato, Hawkes Bay and Canterbury are the first to gain approval to use a new allowance to recruit principals who can help them tackle significant challenges.

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26 February, 2015

Nominations open for new education profession body

Education Minister Hekia Parata today announced that nominations are now open for the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand (EDUCANZ).

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25 February, 2015

Kōhanga consultation plan pleasing

Education Minister Hekia Parata says she is pleased that Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust Board will begin consulting with kōhanga whānau next month about a new governance structure.

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24 February, 2015

School-whānau relationships report released

Education Minister Hekia Parata has welcomed a report by the Office of the Auditor-General (OAG) into relationships between schools and Māori whānau.

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23 February, 2015

Māori scholarship winners announced

Education Minister Hekia Parata today announced the five winners of a prestigious tertiary scholarship in honour of the 28th Māori Battalion.

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20 February, 2015

School Trust issued with notice

Education Minister Hekia Parata has issued the Trust running Te Pumanawa o te Wairua School with a performance notice requiring it to take immediate action to address areas of serious concern at the school.

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19 February, 2015

Great progress made towards education targets

Education Minister Hekia Parata says the latest Better Public Services (BPS) results show the government is making great progress towards its education targets.

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17 February, 2015

More families to get Computers in Homes

Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye say another 1500 low income families will be provided with computers in 2015/16 through the Computers in Homes programme.

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16 February, 2015

Former PPTA president a strong advocate

Education Minister Hekia Parata today paid tribute to Post Primary Teachers Association senior vice president Robin Duff who died this morning in Christchurch.

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13 February, 2015

Speech to Trans-Tasman Business Circle, Auckland

Ours is a small nation with a far reach and big ambitions – and the full realisation of those ambitions relies on ensuring that we have a highly skilled workforce and well qualified New Zealanders.

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13 February, 2015

$20.5m redevelopment for Koru School Mangere

Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye today announced the government will invest up to $20.5 million in the redevelopment of Koru School in Māngere, Auckland.

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12 February, 2015

Significant milestone for Christchurch schools

Education Minister Hekia Parata has announced that Queen Elizabeth II Park (QEII) is the preferred relocation and co-location site of Avonside Girls’ High School and Shirley Boys’ High School.

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11 February, 2015

Mandarin Language Assistants welcomed

Education Minister Hekia Parata today welcomed 38 Mandarin Language Assistants from China to New Zealand at Parliament.

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10 February, 2015

Education Amendment Bill passes third reading

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Education Minister Hekia Parata today welcomed the passing of the Education Amendment Bill (No 2).

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9 February, 2015

Minister pays tribute to Ngati Porou leader

Education Minister Hekia Parata today paid tribute to Ngati Porou leader Dr Apirana Mahuika who died today at his home in Kaiti, Gisborne, after a long illness.

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6 February, 2015

Special plaques to mark Treaty signing

Education Minister Hekia Parata says all new schools and early childhood centres opening this year are being offered special plaques to acknowledge the 175th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi.

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5 February, 2015

Iwi education profiles released

Education Minister Hekia Parata today released new information showing how iwi around New Zealand are achieving in education.

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30 January, 2015

More students with special needs to get support

Education Minister Hekia Parata announced today that 1,500 students with special education needs will be the first to benefit from additional teacher’s aide hours from Term One this year.

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29 January, 2015

Upwards NCEA trend continues

Education Minister Hekia Parata has welcomed the release of provisional results showing NCEA Level 2 achievement rates are continuing to rise.

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25 January, 2015

Minister welcomes beginning of school year

Education Minister Hekia Parata has wished Kiwi kids well as they begin heading back to school on Monday.

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22 January, 2015

Minister responds to parent engagement report

Education Minister Hekia Parata says the Government has accepted the 18 recommendations of the Education and Science Select Committee’s inquiry into engaging parents in their children’s education.

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22 January, 2015

Minister approves new Takanini school

Education Minister Hekia Parata today announced that $20 million has been set aside for the establishment of a new primary school in Takanini, Auckland.

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31 December, 2014

Minister congratulates NY honours recipients

Education Minister Hekia Parata has congratulated the New Zealanders who have received New Year Honours for their services to education.

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18 December, 2014

Minister thanks all involved in kids’ learning

Education Minister Hekia Parata has thanked parents, whānau and staff across the education sector for their passion and commitment to making sure all kids get the best possible education.

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11 December, 2014

Minister welcomes statutory interventions report

Education Minister Hekia Parata has welcomed the recommendations of the Review of Statutory Interventions in State and State Integrated Schools.

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10 December, 2014

Minister welcomes Ministry-NZEI agreement

Education Minister Hekia Parata has welcomed an agreement between the Ministry of Education and NZEI to jointly work on ways to help raise educational outcomes.

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10 December, 2014

Advisory Group on early learning pathway

Education Minister Hekia Parata has appointed an advisory group to help children get the best possible start to their early learning and schooling.

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