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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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20 March, 2015

New $3.1m block opens at St Thomas’s School

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye was delighted to open a new 12 classroom block at St Thomas’s School in Kohimarama, Auckland this afternoon.

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17 March, 2015

Another $138 million for Christchurch schools

Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye say almost $140m is to be spent on the next wave of schools to be repaired and rebuilt in Christchurch.

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13 March, 2015

$5.2m upgrade for Tolaga Bay Area School

Students at Tolaga Bay Area School, East Coast, are set to enjoy a $5.2 million classroom upgrade, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today.

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13 March, 2015

Speech to Ministerial Cross-Sector Forum on Raising Achievement

Welcome everyone, to the first national cross-sector forum for 2015. We’re in for another exciting year in education with more opportunities for further outbreaks of achievement.

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13 March, 2015

Forum committed to raising achievement

Education Minister Hekia Parata is today in Wellington holding the first meeting of this year’s Ministerial Cross-Sector Forum on Raising Achievement.

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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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