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27 August, 2015

Original waiata wins Supreme Award

A Year 8 student who composed and sung his own waiata has won the Supreme Award for a school competition honouring the 28th (Māori) Battalion, Education Minister Hekia Parata announced today.

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21 August, 2015

$9.9m Westmere School redevelopment completed

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye will visit Westmere School in Auckland this afternoon to mark the completion of a $9.9 million redevelopment.

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16 August, 2015

New milestone for schools’ Managed Network

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye is pleased to announce that in the next few days, 2000 schools will be connected to the government-funded N4L Managed Network, giving them fast, reliable internet.

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12 August, 2015

120,000 kids now in Communities of Schools

Education Minister Hekia Parata says it's fantastic that more than 120,000 kids are now in 42 Communities of Schools committed to working together to raise student achievement.

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12 August, 2015

Consultation over Turakina Māori Girls’ College

Education Minister Hekia Parata has initiated consultation with the board of trustees and proprietor of Turakina Māori Girls’ College over the future of the school.

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11 August, 2015

More Asian languages in schools

Twenty-two groups of schools have won funding to establish new Mandarin, Japanese or Korean programmes, or expand existing ones, Education Minister Hekia Parata announced today.

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10 August, 2015

Students gear up for Maths Week

Education Minister Hekia Parata says Maths Week, which starts today, shows the real-life importance of mathematics in a fun and engaging way.

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7 August, 2015

$14m Northland College redevelopment approved

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye today announced a major investment of up to $14 million to redevelop Northland College.

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31 July, 2015

Site purchased for Pt Chevalier Kindergarten and Community Education Hub

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye today announced the site of a new Community Education Hub in Pt Chevalier, Auckland, which will incorporate the relocated Pt Chevalier Kindergarten.

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31 July, 2015

Aranui education vision takes shape

Education Minister Hekia Parata today planted a mānuka tree at the Aranui Community School site to mark the official start of construction.

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30 July, 2015

Trades Academies “overwhelmingly positive”

Education Minister Hekia Parata has welcomed a report showing that Trades Academies are delivering “overwhelmingly positive outcomes” for students.

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29 July, 2015

Multi-million dollar classrooms opened at Ngaio School, Wellington

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye visited Ngaio School in Wellington this morning to formally open a block of eight new teaching spaces.

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27 July, 2015

Minister celebrates 40th Māori Language Week

Education Minister Hekia Parata encourages all New Zealanders to celebrate and engage in Māori Language Week (Te Wiki o te reo Māori).

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26 July, 2015

New classrooms confirmed to meet Auckland growth

Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye today confirmed that more than 230 new classrooms are on-track to be delivered over the next 18 months to help meet increasing rolls in Auckland.

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24 July, 2015

Another chance for kids

Education Minister Hekia Parata says she has given Te Pumanawa o te Wairua in Northland a chance to continue operating because of her concerns about finding other educational opportunities for its students.

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24 July, 2015

Modern buildings open at two Auckland schools

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye will today open innovative new learning environments for students and teachers at two Auckland schools.

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23 July, 2015

Court of Appeal upholds the Ministry’s product liability claim

Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye have welcomed today’s judgement from the Court of Appeal about the Ministry of Education’s case against Carter Holt Harvey over leaky school buildings.

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23 July, 2015

Exciting progress in educational achievement

Education Minister Hekia Parata says a regional breakdown showing the proportion of 18-year-olds with NCEA Level 2 rising in each of the country’s 16 local body regions is exciting.

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22 July, 2015

Next steps for Western East Cape Schools

Education Minister Hekia Parata has initiated a second round of consultation over the future of Raukokore School, Te Kura o Ōmaio and Te Whānau-a-Apanui Area School in Western East Cape.

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21 July, 2015

Agreement clears way for educational progress

Education Minister Hekia Parata has welcomed an agreement between the Ministry of Education and the New Zealand Educational Institute Te Riu Roa on how schools will work together to lift student achievement.

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21 July, 2015

$3.7m redevelopment for Lepperton School

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye today announced a $3.7 million redevelopment for Lepperton School in North Taranaki.

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17 July, 2015

$100m-plus transportable classroom deal signed

A contract has been signed with the consortium Interlink which will provide over $100 million worth of modern, multi-purpose, transportable classrooms over ten years, says Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye.

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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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