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23 April, 2014

School pay continues improvement

The latest Novopay complaints reports confirm the system is settling back into a more consistent and steady state after the busy start-of-year period.

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17 April, 2014

$2 million for new classrooms at Tai Tapu school

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye today announced nearly $2 million funding for new classrooms at Tai Tapu School in rural Canterbury.

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16 April, 2014

PM’s Education Excellence Awards Finalists announced

Education Minister Hekia Parata today announced the finalists for the inaugural Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards.

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15 April, 2014

Announcement of further ITE provision

Education Minister Hekia Parata today announced the five universities the Government will partner with to provide further postgraduate level initial teacher education (ITE) qualifications from 2015.

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10 April, 2014

Ministers welcome hui convened by King Tuheitia

Education Minister Hekia Parata and Māori Affairs Minister Dr Pita Sharples have acknowledged the leadership of King Tuheitia and welcomed this weekend’s hui to discuss governance of the Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust.

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9 April, 2014

High Court says there is a case to answer in relation to leaky school building allegations

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye said today that legal action will continue in relation to the supply of allegedly defective wall cladding materials by Carter Holt Harvey (CHH).

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9 April, 2014

Decision to merge Phillipstown and Woolston Schools

The Education Minister Hekia Parata has announced her decision on the proposed merger of Phillipstown School and Woolston School.

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27 March, 2014

Global Education Ministers arrive for Summit

Ministers of Education from the top performing education systems around the world have started arriving in New Zealand to attend the 4th International Summit on the Teaching Profession (Summit), which starts tomorrow.

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26 March, 2014

School payroll improving again

Minister Responsible for Novopay Steven Joyce today released the report on complaints and notifications received in regards to Pay Period 26 of the schools’ payroll.

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22 March, 2014

Ministers launch education portal

Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye today launched a new digital portal for teachers, students and education administrators with Crown-owned company Network for Learning (N4L).

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19 March, 2014

Te Pataka Ohanga referred to Serious Fraud Office

Education Ministers Hekia Parata and Dr Pita Sharples have referred matters relating to Te Pataka Ohanga, a private company owned by the Te Kohanga Reo National Trust Board, to the Serious Fraud Office.

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18 March, 2014

Release of independent audit into Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust

Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Minister of Education, Dr Pita Sharples have released the independent review of Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust, which shows the Trust’s financial controls are effective.

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17 March, 2014

Minister rejects claims on funding changes

Education Minister Hekia Parata has rejected claims that the Government is looking to fund schools according to student performance.

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14 March, 2014

Government welcomes NEXT Foundation $100 million

Government Ministers attending today’s launch of the $100 million NEXT Foundation have welcomed its establishment and its commitment to New Zealand’s environmental and education projects at the Foundation’s launch in Auckland today.

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13 March, 2014

New legislation to strengthen the education sector

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Education Minister Hekia Parata welcomed the first reading of the Education Amendment Bill in Parliament today, which will make a number of legislative changes aimed at strengthening the education profession.

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13 March, 2014

New schools announced for Hamilton

Education Minister Hekia Parata today announced progress towards establishing two new schools in Hamilton.

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13 March, 2014

Service Centre changes next priority for Novopay

Changes to the Service Centre operating model to make it simpler for schools to address payroll and HR issues are the next priority as the remediation of Novopay continues, Minister Responsible for Novopay Steven Joyce says.

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13 March, 2014

Start of year process affects pay periods

Minister Responsible for Novopay Steven Joyce today released the reports on complaints and notifications received in regards to Pay Period 24 and 25 of the schools’ payroll.

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13 March, 2014

Global Education Ministers to attend Summit

Education Minister Hekia Parata says that it is a credit to the quality of our education system that nearly 20 Ministers of Education from the top performing education systems around the world are coming to New Zealand later this month to attend the International Summit on the Teaching Profession.

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9 March, 2014

$2.7 million to lift achievement of at-risk-students

Education Minister Hekia Parata has today announced the Government is investing $2.7 million over four years in an initiative which will provide help and support for at-risk students enrolled in Te Kura - the Correspondence School.

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8 March, 2014

Girls doing well in education

Education Minister Hekia Parata has released statistics on how well girls are achieving in education, acknowledging International Women’s Day.

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5 March, 2014

Students to rise to The Challenge in honour of fallen heroes

Education Minister Hekia Parata today launched a new school competition to continue the living legacy and heroism of the 28th (Māori) Battalion.

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4 March, 2014

New PPP school procurement announced

Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye today announced that building and maintaining four new schools around New Zealand could be delivered using a public private partnership (PPP).

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4 March, 2014

‘Better Information for Parents’ now available

Education Minister Hekia Parata today announced the launch of a Ministry of Education project to encourage more families to ‘be involved, get enrolled’ in quality early childhood education (ECE).

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3 March, 2014

Minister announces establishment of new schools for Rolleston

Education Minister Hekia Parata today announced the establishment of two new schools to cater for the growing population in Rolleston.

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28 February, 2014

Minister announces establishment of new school for the Aranui Community Campus

Education Minister Hekia Parata today announced the establishment of a Year 1-13 school to provide education to children and young people in east Christchurch as part of the new Aranui Community Campus. The school will be built on the current Aranui High School site and will open for term 1, 2017.

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28 February, 2014

$9 million in new classrooms for two Auckland schools

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today $9 million funding for new classrooms at Auckland schools Mt Albert Grammar and St Thomas’s School in Kohimarama.

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26 February, 2014

The NZ Spelling Bee celebrates tenth birthday

Education Minister Hekia Parata celebrated the tenth birthday of The New Zealand Spelling Bee at an event at Rata Street School in Wellington today.

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21 February, 2014

New guide to help students reach their full potential

Health Minister Tony Ryall and Education Minister Hekia Parata have today launched a new guide designed to help deliver better health services for secondary school students.

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21 February, 2014

Festivals of Education Programmes Launched Today

Programmes for the Festival of Education are now being finalised, Education Minister Hekia Parata says.

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