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6 July, 2015

UNESCO appointment announced

Education Minister Hekia Parata has announced the appointment of Dr Arapata Hakiwai to the New Zealand National Commission for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

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6 July, 2015

Progress a tribute to teachers

Today’s Better Public Service (BPS) update showing the Government is on track to achieve its goal of lifting the proportion of 18-year-olds with NCEA Level 2 is a tribute to the hard work and professionalism of teachers and principals, says Education Minister Hekia Parata.

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6 July, 2015

Schools funded to trial innovative approaches

Education Minister Hekia Parata has announced the successful applicants for a new $10 million fund to encourage innovative teaching practices.

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3 July, 2015

Network for Learning board reappointments

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye today announced the reappointment of all the directors of crown company Network for Learning (N4L) whose terms expire in 2015.

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3 July, 2015

NZ educators among the world’s best

New Zealand’s teaching profession is amongst the most highly trained, best qualified, and most experienced in the world, Education Minister Hekia Parata says.

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1 July, 2015

NZQA congratulated on 25 years of service

Education Minister Hekia Parata has congratulated the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) on 25 years of service to education.

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1 July, 2015

Dawn of a new era for education

Today marks a new era for teachers as the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand opens its doors, says Education Minister Hekia Parata.

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30 June, 2015

Fewer students being suspended

A drop in the number of school students being suspended, stood-down, excluded and expelled has been welcomed by Education Minister Hekia Parata.

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26 June, 2015

Mt Albert Primary School set for lift in learning

Students at Auckland’s Mt Albert Primary School are set for a lift in learning thanks to the opening of a new classroom block, says Education Minister Hekia Parata.

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26 June, 2015

Auckland to showcase educational excellence

Auckland is to host a major international education event in November, says Education Minister Hekia Parata.

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25 June, 2015

New fund inspires new approaches to learning

“Forty one projects have won funding worth a total of about $2.6 million in the first round of grants from the Teacher-Led Innovation Fund,” says Education Minister Hekia Parata.

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18 June, 2015

Lifetime of contribution recognised

The lifetime education award presented to Dr Adrienne Alton-Lee recognises a major contribution to raising educational achievement, says Education Minister Hekia Parata.

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17 June, 2015

2015 Education Excellence Awards Winners

Education Minister Hekia Parata has congratulated Gisborne Boys’ High School on being chosen as the winner of the Supreme Award at the 2015 Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards.

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4 June, 2015

Speech to the New Zealand Initiative launch of Un(ac)countable: Why millions on maths returned little

As the Minister of Education speaking at the launch of a report that is critical of the education system I confess to feeling a little like Marie Antoinette approaching the guillotine.

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3 June, 2015

Membership of new education body announced

Education Minister Hekia Parata has announced the make-up of the new teacher professional body, the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand.

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29 May, 2015

Increase in achievement levels hailed

A further increase in the proportion of students achieving NCEA has been hailed by Education Minister Hekia Parata.

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28 May, 2015

Trailblazing education body a step closer

“Today’s gazetting of the official start date for the Education Council (EDUCANZ) is another step along the path towards the creation of a trailblazing professional leadership body,” Education Minister Hekia Parata says.

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26 May, 2015

New indicators for educational success

Education Minister Hekia Parata has welcomed the development of new measures of educational success to be used for both internal and external evaluation of schools.

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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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