Archive for the 'Education' Category

Are we living within our limits?

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
Evaluating whether Wellingtonians are living within the resource limits of their region is the focus of new research by a Victoria University of Wellington graduate. Read more »

Mayor presents awards for community service by secondary students

News from WCC
Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown recently presented the last of this year’s Absolutely Positively Wellington Student awards, celebrating secondary school students’ contribution to their communities, to Raj Patel at Rongotai College’s prize giving. Read more »

Children’s mountain bike track in Island Bay wins NZ recreation award

News from Wellington City Council
Wellington’s first mountain bike track for the city’s children has won the New Zealand Recreation Association (NZRA) award for an outstanding recreation project. Read more »

VUW commended for its Māori and Pasifika initiatives

News from Victoria University of Wellington
Victoria University of Wellington’s latest academic audit commends the University for a large number of initiatives, particularly those focusing on Māori and Pasifika students. Read more »

Pupils at Wellington East Girls’ College gearing up for careers in IT

Press Release – Wellington East Girls’ College
Connaire McKeefry, a Wellington East Girls’ College Year 12 student, is challenging her own stereotype. She is a bright young woman predisposed to studying law or commerce, but after a life changing school trip this year, she is now focussed on a future in ICT. Read more »

Accreditation for VUW Business School extended for three years

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
Victoria Business School has had its EQUIS accreditation confirmed for a further three years, endorsing the School’s high international standing. Read more »

Unitec’s Mind Lab coming to Wellington next March

Press Release – UNITEC
The Mind Lab by Unitec is delighted to announce it is partnering with the Next Foundation to deliver 800 scholarships for teachers to undertake postgraduate study in digital and collaborative learning. The Foundation is also providing a grant to research the impact of the qualification. Read more »

Students from Beijing to join Santa parade today

beijing students

News from WCC
Beijing’s largest student cultural group to visit Wellington has flown in to the Capital to join in the Wellington Santa Parade this weekend. Read more »

Victoria University appoints Mark Hickford as its new Dean of Law

News from Victoria University of Wellington
Victoria University of Wellington has appointed a leading Wellington public and Māori law issues specialist, Dr Mark Hickford, as Pro-Vice Chancellor and Dean of Law. Read more »

Wellington twin students to spend semester at German university

brothers

News from VUW
They live together, are studying for the same degree at Victoria University of Wellington and now twin brothers Isaiah and Tré Ratahi are getting ready to travel overseas together, following their dream to be international entrepreneurs. Read more »

Keys – a childhood dream realised

Press Release – Huia Publishers
New author Sacha Cotter has had a dream come true. Her first book Keys, along with the te reo Māori version Ngā Kī, was launched at the Wellington City Library today, to an enthusiastic audience of children from local Kōhanga Reo and Kindergarten. Read more »

Graduation parade for 1250 VUW students

grads
Photo via Twitter by Rebecca Thomson

News from VUW
Nearly 1250 students, including 84 who are graduating with a PhD, marked the successful completion of their studies at Victoria University of Wellington during graduation ceremonies and a parade in Wellington today. Read more »

Prizes for two feature film scripts

News from Victoria University of Wellington
A Victoria University of Wellington Masters student has won the annual David Carson-Parker Prize for his feature film script The Sun At Night, set in Wellington’s youth and drug culture. Read more »

Local KiwiSport programme wins national excellence award

Press Release – Sport Wellington
A regional KiwiSport programme funded by Sport Wellington and led by the Hutt City Council has received a top recreation award. Read more »

New financing plans for strengthening Town Hall and improving Civic Square

civic square from the air
Photo: WCC

News from WCC
Wellington’s Town Hall, famed for its world-class acoustics, will be home for a National Music Hub under an ambitious plan to breathe new life into the Capital’s civic square precinct. Read more »

NZSO delighted by Town Hall plan; aims for national centre of excellence

nzso in town hall

News from NZSO
The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra is delighted that the Wellington City Council has outlined a comprehensive plan that aims to finance the strengthening of the Town Hall and breathe new life in to the Civic Square area. Read more »

Salina Fisher wins NZSO Young Composers Award, for a second year

News from NZSO

Wellington music student Salina Fisher has won the 2014 NZSO TODD Corporation Young Composers Award, for the second year running. Read more »

Naenae Playcentre giving life membership to its “queen of messy play”

Press Release – New Zealand Playcentre Federation
Naenae Playcentre celebrates the years of contribution from their ‘Queen of Messy Play’ Sandra Bailey. Over morning tea on 15 December, Naenae Playcentre will award Ms Bailey with a life membership in recognition of her 21 years of dedication to the parent cooperative. Read more »

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