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22 May, 2015

Updated Bullying Prevention Guide welcomed

Education Minister Hekia Parata has welcomed the update of a successful anti-bullying guide, which incorporates suggestions from schools and boards of trustees.

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21 May, 2015

Vote Education – Budget 2015 Presentation to Education Cross Sector Forum

Hi everyone. It’s great to see you all again this afternoon. Some of you are new to this lock-up; others have been here before. Regardless, I welcome you all and thank you for your ongoing commitment to education and to the future for all our children and young people.

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21 May, 2015

Stepping up for kids with special needs

The Government is investing an extra $62.9 million of operating funding over the next four years to better assist children with special education needs to learn and achieve, Education Minister Hekia Parata says.

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21 May, 2015

$373.9m spending on school infrastructure

The Budget provides $373.9 million for school infrastructure, Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye say.

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21 May, 2015

Extra $8.2m for vulnerable students

Almost 6,000 of New Zealand’s most vulnerable students will benefit from an extra $8.2 million operating funding over the next four years for initiatives designed to increase their participation in the education system and lift achievement levels, Education Minister Hekia Parata says.

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21 May, 2015

Education investment rises to $10.8b

A Budget 2015 investment of $686.7 million will take total spending on early childhood, primary and secondary education in the coming year to $10.8 billion, Education Minister Hekia Parata says.

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12 May, 2015

Education Excellence Awards finalists

Education Minister Hekia Parata says eleven entrants have been selected as finalists for the prestigious Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards.

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8 May, 2015

$10.4m redevelopment for Ellerslie School

Work will get under way this month as part of a $10.4 million redevelopment of Ellerslie School in Auckland, says Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye.

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6 May, 2015

Minister congratulates top scholars

Education Minister Hekia Parata has congratulated Joshua Hansen on being awarded this year’s Prime Minister’s Award for Academic Excellence.

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6 May, 2015

Former principal appointed to key role

Highly-regarded educationalist and experienced school leader Prue Kelly, the former principal of Wellington High School, has been appointed to a key role overseeing appointments for new teacher and principal positions in Communities of Schools.

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2 May, 2015

Most schools signed up to Managed Network

Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye are delighted that most schools in New Zealand have now signed up to use the government-funded Managed Network.

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1 May, 2015

Green light for $298m public private partnership schools

Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye say the signing of a $298 million contract for four more public private partnership (PPP) schools will see significant benefits for schools and taxpayers alike.

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1 May, 2015

Minister opens Rolleston Christian School

Education Minister Hekia Parata today officially opened Rolleston Christian School, located in the fastest growing Territorial Authority in New Zealand.

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30 April, 2015

Rising ECE participation for Māori and Pasifika

Education Minister Hekia Parata has welcomed an increase in the proportion of Māori and Pasifika children participating in early childhood education (ECE) before starting school.

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29 April, 2015

Speech to Ngārimu VC and 28th (Māori) Battalion Memorial Scholarship Award ceremony

On behalf of the Ngārimu VC and 28th (Māori) Battalion Memorial Scholarship Fund Board, I wish to welcome you all here this evening.

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29 April, 2015

Outstanding young Māori receive scholarships

Education Minister Hekia Parata today presented five Māori students with a prestigious tertiary scholarship in honour of the 28th (Māori) Battalion.

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22 April, 2015

Next wave of Communities of Schools

Education Minister Hekia Parata says 129 schools from across the country have signed up for the second round of Communities of Schools.

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21 April, 2015

Field of Remembrance established

Education Minister Hekia Parata today helped students at Titahi Bay’s Ngāti Toa School establish a Field of Remembrance as part of a nationwide project to highlight the service and sacrifice of young New Zealanders during World War One.

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14 April, 2015

Budget to invest $244 million in schools

Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye say next month’s Budget will provide $244 million of funding for new schools, additional classrooms and expansions to existing schools.

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10 April, 2015

Ceremony marks next stage of construction

Education Minister Hekia Parata today participated in a ceremony to mark the next phase of construction at the new Marshland School in northeastern Christchurch.

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8 April, 2015

New trades academy opened in Mangere

Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye say a new trades centre at the Southern Cross Campus in Mangere opened today by Prime Minister John Key will provide further options for young New Zealanders.

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8 April, 2015

Research project to improve literacy outcomes

Education Minister Hekia Parata says some of the country’s youngest students are the focus of literacy research by experts from Massey University.

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8 April, 2015

$5m school digital advisory service launched

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye has welcomed the launch of a new advisory service aimed at helping schools make the most of rapidly expanding opportunities for digital learning.

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2 April, 2015

ISTP impressed with IES

Education Minister Hekia Parata is returning to New Zealand after attending the International Summit on the Teaching Profession (ISTP) in Canada.

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2 April, 2015

$6.3m upgrade for Mahurangi College Warkworth

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today that work has begun on a $6.3 million property upgrade at Mahurangi College in Warkworth, North Auckland.

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30 March, 2015

Minister delighted with calibre of nominations

Education Minister Hekia Parata says she is delighted with the high number and calibre of people nominated for the new teacher professional body, EDUCANZ (Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand).

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30 March, 2015

Reflections on ISTP 2014

It is my great privilege to speak to you all at this fifth International Summit on the Teaching Profession 2015 here in Banff, Alberta, Canada.

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27 March, 2015

Minister to attend fifth annual ISTP

Education Minister Hekia Parata will be departing for Canada today to attend the fifth International Summit on the Teaching Profession (ISTP) accompanied by teachers, professionals and union leaders.

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26 March, 2015

High number of teachers apply for $10m fund

Education Minister Hekia Parata has welcomed the more than 200 applications for the first round of the $10 million Teacher-led Innovation Fund.

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23 March, 2015

Consultation initiated over Redcliffs School

Education Minister Hekia Parata has begun consultation with the Board of Trustees of Redcliffs School in Christchurch about the possible closure of the school because of concerns about the long-term safety of the Redcliffs site.

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