Tag Archives: NZ Education

Please can this be Peak Failure and Stupidity in Education? — Kiwiblog

As I have observed before the Ministry of Education has gone full irony (retard) on their Mission Statement: We shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes. Some examples of their in-joke: 10% of decile 1 leavers transition to degree courses – 60% of decile 10.30% of decile 1 students have left at…

Please can this be Peak Failure and Stupidity in Education? — Kiwiblog

Compulsory Te Reo a Cruel Joke — WOBH | Media

 

Kelvin Davis’s push for compulsory Maori in schools shows Labour is deeply committed to social engineering. The Minister responsible for Maori education has said he wants te reo to become compulsory in state schools as soon as possible. Too many children leave school without having acquired basic literacy skills. A 2014 report by the Tertiary Education Commission…

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70 public meetings planned for and against school trustee reforms — Your NZ

The task force that has proposed major changes to the way schools are managed has organised 32 public meetings around the country, but the Opposition has organised 40 meetings of it’s own. While teacher unions are usually strongly on Labour’s side some school principals are opposed to the proposals. NZ Herald: Battle over school reforms […]

via 70 public meetings planned for and against school trustee reforms — Your NZ

Gender-imbalanced teaching fails our boys — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

 

In all our sons’ years of schooling, the number of male teachers they had could easily be counted on one hand. Which was a pity, because the boys loved them. Feminists and government agencies fret about STEM, yet remain silent while education remains one of the most shockingly gendered segments of the workforce. Over 80%…

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Face of the day — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

 

In this week’s strongly-worded attack, Macleans College principal Steven Hargreaves wrote to parents and staff in the holidays to say the proposed changes would “destroy the school system in New Zealand as we know it”. Hargreaves joined other heads, including Auckland Grammar’s Tim O’Connor, in revolting against the proposals. Taking power away from boards would create “bland, one-size-fits-all” institutions and…

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Teacher strikes again this week — Your NZ

Primary school teachers are still unhappy with pay negotiations and plan more strikes this week, starting in Auckland today and rolling out across the country through the week. This will inconvenience many people. Last Thursday: Revised pay offer for secondary teachers labelled as ‘laughable’ About 1500 teachers turned up for a meeting yesterday to discuss the new […]

via Teacher strikes again this week — Your NZ

Fighting words from charter schools who refuse to go quietly — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Top people from two different and unrelated charter schools have come out fighting in the media. The chief executive of He Puna Marama Trust that operates a Whangarei charter school has used the emotive and legal phrase ‘under duress’ to describe how charter schools have been coerced into putting in applications to become state schools. Raewyn…

via Fighting words from charter schools who refuse to go quietly — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Treaty of Waitangi may be used in battle to save charter schools — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

If the battle to save charter schools, which are doing so much for Maori, was a comic book I would describe this latest move as a Pow if not a Zap! I can only hope that the Treaty of Waitangi proves to be the Kryptonite that the schools need to drain the Labour party of…

via Treaty of Waitangi may be used in battle to save charter schools — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Physical Restraint Rules Remove Common Sense & Safety — Family First NZ

Media Release 26 March 2018 Family First NZ says that school staff are wasting hours of valuable time having to complete documentation on the physical restraint of disruptive and unruly students in primary schools. Official documents from the Ministry of Education show that more than 1,000 reports of physical restraint have had to be lodged…

via Physical Restraint Rules Remove Common Sense & Safety — Family First NZ

Imagine the howls of outrage if these had been charter schools — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Imagine the howls of outrage if these had been charter schools. I can’t wait for Chris Hipkins to flag these schools for closure. The Auditor-General has highlighted school spending including overseas travel, a $7000 staff party and gifts for principals including a ride-on mower and “wellbeing” payments. Another school did not pass on $3700 collected…

via Imagine the howls of outrage if these had been charter schools — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Parata: families and society must step up

As she ends her tenure as Minister of Education Hekia Parata says that the responsibility for education goes beyond schools. NZ Herald: Schools can’t teach everything, outgoing Education Minister Hekia Parata warns Outgoing Education Minister Hekia Parata says a push for schools to cover all civic and social responsibilities needs to be resisted – saying […]

via Parata: families and society must step up — Your NZ

Now that is closing the gaps

 

Hekia Parata released final NCEA achievement data and the results speak for themselves. I have done a summary below: The increase in Pasifika achievement has been massive, as has the lift for Maori achievement. And if you look at it by deciles, those studying in the lowest decile schools have had the biggest increase in achievement…

via Now that is closing the gaps — Kiwiblog

Children Out Of Control

by Leighton Baker: Recent reports of excessive violence, amongst school children, towards teachers should come as no surprise, but more as a wake up call to parents and caregivers New Zealand wide. Violence by children in primary schools has reached breaking point for principals. Assaults include kicks to the groin, a pencil in the eye,…

via Children Out Of Control — Conservative Party NZ