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31 July, 2014

Report on Education Regulations released

A report looking at how improved legislation and regulation could free-up schools to focus more on raising student achievement has been welcomed by Education Minister Hekia Parata.

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31 July, 2014

Minister welcomes parental engagement report

A report recommending ways to encourage more parents to get involved in their children’s education has been welcomed by Education Minister Hekia Parata.

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30 July, 2014

Government-owned company to take over school payroll

New Zealand's school payroll service will come under Government management in October of this year.

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29 July, 2014

Kiwi curiosity at heart of science engagement

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce and Education Minister Hekia Parata today launched the Government’s action plan to encourage engagement with science and technology across all sectors of New Zealand.

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29 July, 2014

Stand-downs, suspensions & exclusions at 14-year low

Student stand-downs, suspensions and exclusions have reached 14-year lows, says Education Minister Hekia Parata.

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29 July, 2014

$15.6m redevelopment of Tarawera High School begins

Today is significant for the Kawerau community with a ceremony to mark the start of construction of new facilities at Tarawera High School, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye says.

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25 July, 2014

Pay Period performance steady

Latest figures show the school payroll system maintained a steady performance for each of the last four pay periods.

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24 July, 2014

Strong gains in student achievement

Education Minister Hekia Parata says the latest achievement information shows children throughout the country are doing better across the education system.

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23 July, 2014

Trainee teachers to benefit from education portal

Teacher-training institutions can now access a digital resource that enables schools to share learning resources and best practices, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye says.

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21 July, 2014

Excellent progress on education results

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Education Minister Hekia Parata today welcomed the release of the 2014 mid-year Better Public Service results, which show great progress towards the Result Areas 5 and 6 education targets.

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21 July, 2014

Social sector makes gains in BPS targets

Results released today show good progress is being made to achieve the Government’s Better Public Services targets, say social sector Ministers Tony Ryall, Paula Bennett and Hekia Parata.

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16 July, 2014

Select Committee Reports Back on Education Amendment Bill (No 2)

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

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14 July, 2014

750 additional Trades Academy places for 2015

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Education Minister Hekia Parata today announced that 5,250 student places will be available across New Zealand’s 22 Trades Academies in 2015. This is an increase of 750 places from the current allocation of 4,500 places.

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11 July, 2014

$14.9 million upgrade for Rangiora High School

The Government is investing $14.9 million in Rangiora High School to upgrade its buildings and facilities and to accommodate a growing roll, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today.

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10 July, 2014

NZ students financially savvy

Many New Zealand students are among the most financially literate, and score higher than the OECD on average, Education Minister Hekia Parata says.

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6 July, 2014

Labour out of ideas and out of their depth

Education Minister Hekia Parata says that Labour’s “new” education announcement today shows once again that they are a party out of ideas and out of their depth.

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5 July, 2014

Labour playing catch up on 21st century schools

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye says Labour has clearly not done its homework in the education area and is promoting "new ideas" that have already been put in place by National.

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3 July, 2014

New ICT advisory service for schools

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye today announced the establishment of an ICT Advisory Service to help schools make the most of their new connections to the Managed Network.

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3 July, 2014

More success for thousands of children

Education Minister Hekia Parata says thousands more young people are on the road to success as a result of continued improvements in NCEA achievement and early childhood education participation.

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1 July, 2014

15 more Canterbury school pools to be repaired

The Ministry of Education aims to repair a further 15 quake-damaged school pools in the greater Christchurch area with most due for completion in time for the 2015 school year, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye said today.

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30 June, 2014

Creative Industries Pathway launched

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Education Minister Hekia Parata today announced the release of the Creative Industries Vocational Pathway at the Te Ara Whakamana: Pathways, Transitions and Bridges to Tertiary Education Forum 2014 in Wellington.

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26 June, 2014

Digital literacy investment for Christchurch

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye today confirmed that a $200,000 project is under way to provide Christchurch students, particularly those in low-decile schools, with better access to digital learning.

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26 June, 2014

Assessment data helps lift student achievement

Education Minister Hekia Parata says the latest ERO report on ‘Raising Achievement in Primary Schools’ is further evidence of how improved use of data and innovative teaching practice are helping to lift student achievement.

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25 June, 2014

Winners of PM’s Education Excellence Awards

Education Minister Hekia Parata says the winners of the inaugural Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards demonstrate the amazing work being done to give young New Zealanders better educational outcomes and more promising futures.

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24 June, 2014

Karen Poutasi joins Network for Learning Board

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye today announced the appointment of Dr Karen Poutasi to the board of Network for Learning (N4L).

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20 June, 2014

Green Star rating for new schools

The government’s building programme for new schools is breaking fresh ground by ensuring new schools meet exacting environmental building standards, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye says.

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20 June, 2014

Respected academics join IES advisory group

Education Minister Hekia Parata says six respected education experts have agreed to join the advisory group working on the detailed design of Investing in Educational Success, the major initiative to raise student achievement.

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20 June, 2014

Construction starts for Mangere trades academy

A new, modern-trades academy at Southern Cross Campus will create better career pathways for local students, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today.

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19 June, 2014

Māori Battalion’s legacy honoured at celebration of excellence

Education Minister Hekia Parata has praised the nine outstanding Māori students who have received scholarships to honour the 28th Māori Batallion.

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19 June, 2014

$2.4 million for new classrooms in Arrowtown

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye has announced funding for new classrooms at Arrowtown Primary School, in response to a growing population.

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