SecondaryEd news 24 July 2017

Learning te reo; leveling the educational playing field; new mental health resource fills a gap; and more...

Melanie Riwai-Couch: Every child should have the chance to learn te reo Māori
For generations, our kids have been emerging from schools with a range of ideas, or no ideas at all, about what line of work they might try embarking on.

Teenage parents on fast track to adulthood
Nelson Mail
Jayde says when she found out she was studying for her NCEA Level 2. She has since gone on to have another child to her boyfriend of two years and is studying through the Nelson Young Parents' School towards her NCEA Level 3 as well as working part-time.

Labour's school donation scheme will level the playing field - PPTA
Newstalk ZB
PPTA president Jack Boyle told Tim Dower it's going to work best if there are other steps that take us back to a free education.

More of the same from Labour in education pledge
Charter schools would also be abolished, as would the Government’s plan to change tertiary education legislation so private providers received the same funding as public institutions. Hipkins said the commitment to reduce class sizes had been dropped because the 2014 manifesto had allocated money from the Government’s $359 Investing in Education Success tent pole policy.

Education at the forefront for young Māori voters
The Education Ministry forecast in 2016 that universities and other tertiary institutions were facing the loss of 10,000 students over the next three years.

New Zealand’s technology sector is booming - but education needs to catch up
Digital Technologies will be a compulsory subject from years 1 to 10 by 2020 and new NCEA credits will also be developed for years 11 to 13.

Bayfield High School - Making the right choice
Otago Daily Times
High School teachers are inspiring, dedicated to their pupils and highly effective in maximising the potential of each young person in their care.

New mental health resource expected to fill a gap in schools
Secondary Principals Association New Zealand president Michael Williams said schools were always looking for new resources to add to any curriculum areas, but said schools needed more than books.

Statutory manager steps into Kelston Deaf Education Centre
New Zealand Herald
Ministry of Education deputy secretary Katrina Casey said Christchurch-based human resources consultant Terri Johnstone has been appointed limited statutory manager for the Kelston Deaf Education Centre.

Student's defecating plot to protest elite school
New Zealand Herald
Mac.Robertson Girls' High School Principal Dr Toni Meath said that earlier this year it had become "aware of a student who was dissatisfied and we've reached out to offer her support and address her concerns. 

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