Archive for the 'Education' Category

Hutt Valley student chosen to attend youth rhino summit in South Africa

Press Release – Imake
The first International Youth Rhino Summit will begin this year on World Rhino Day (21-23 September) and a charitable trust – Imake a Difference (est 2013)- will fund the experience for three Kiwi students including one from Lower Hutt. Read more »

16 schools helping clean-up Hutt City for Keep NZ Beautiful week

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Imagine a city where we all care about and actively work to restore, enhance and protect our environment. That’s the vision for Keep New Zealand Beautiful week and many locals are getting on board to help make this happen in Hutt City. Read more »

Wellington Zoofari welcomes Russell School from Porirua

Press Release – Wellington Zoo
35 students from Russell School in Porirua will visit Wellington Zoo at 11am on Thursday as part of the Warehouse Wellington Zoofari programme. Read more »

Wellington Zoofari welcomes Maraeroa and Pukeatua Schools

Press Release – Wellington Zoo
The Warehouse Wellington Zoofari welcomes Maraeroa School and Pukeatua School
133 students from Maraeroa School in Porirua and 42 from Pukeatua School in Lower Hutt will visit Wellington Zoo on Tuesday as part of the Warehouse Wellington Zoofari programme. Read more »

Universe of learning at Massey’s open day in Wellington on Friday

Press Release – Massey University
From futuristic 3D printing to explorations in theatre, film and creative writing, to what’s new in sports science and the intrinsic and market value of a BA degree, Massey’s Wellington campus Open Day on Friday offers brainfood for all tastes and interests. Read more »

Workshop to help community-led arts projects in Upper Hutt

Press Release – Upper Hutt City Council
The second round of Creative Communities funding for 2014 opens on 5 September, prompting Upper Hutt City Council to inspire and empower more people in the community to get involved in creative funding opportunities. Read more »

Fourth in Asia Pacific – new ranking for Massey’s school of design

Press Release – Massey University
Massey University has leapt up the global university rankings for design. The global design award agency Red Dot now rates Massey fourth in Asia Pacific, up from 11th two years ago. Read more »

Interactively learning new skills – community Maker Party in Miramar

Press Release – MakerBox
MakerBox, an educational community programme in Wellington, announces Maker Party Wellington will be held on Saturday, 13 September, from 12.30pm to 3.30pm at the Miramar Community Centre at 27 Chelsea Street. Read more »

Witi Ihimaera to speak at VUW conference on NZ’s classical connections

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
The first conference to explore New Zealand’s relationship with its Greco-Roman heritage will be hosted by Victoria University of Wellington’s Classics programme next month. Read more »

Parents offered chance to sample Gymbaroo’s pre-school classes

Press Release – Gymbaroo Wellington
Wellington parents of children aged up to 18 months have an opportunity to sample Gymbaroo pre-school neurological classes in Wilton tomorrow morning for free. Read more »

Sports academy at Naenae College teaches leadership skills

Press Release – Ignite Sport
A three-day sports academy at Naenae College has reinforced the school’s sports leadership pathways. A surprise skype call from middle distance runner Nick Willis during one of the sessions gave students extra encouragement in their sport. Read more »

Medical students demonstrate in Cuba Street; concerned at unhealthy homes

News from MSGA
Wellington medical students have put their textbooks and stethoscopes aside this weekend, and ventured into the streets of Wellington to call for improved rental housing. Read more »

Talks and debates on housing, at the Wellington Museum

Press Release – Museum Of Wellington City and Sea
The Museum of Wellington City & Sea< is to play host to a series of talks concerning aspects of housing in New Zealand as part of its Lunchtime Sessions. House Party will launch at the Museum on Monday 1 September and continue every lunchtime until Friday 5 September at 12.30pm. Read more »

Wellington Zoofari welcomes Porirua East School

Press Release – Wellington Zoo
119 students from Porirua East School will visit Wellington Zoo at 10am on Wednesday as part of the Warehouse Wellington Zoofari programme. Read more »

Youth Orchestra playing Shostakovich in MFC

News from Wellington Youth Orchestras
On Monday night there’s to be a special concert from the Wellington Youth Orchestra. It will be playing the monumental Shostakovich Symphony No. 8 in the Michael Fowler Centre. Read more »

Hutt City Libraries leading online learning with 2500 free tutorials

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Hutt City Libraries are the first in New Zealand to offer access to lynda.com – a world-renowned online tutorial service. Read more »

Māori a priority for survival of stomach cancer – Wellington study

Press Release – University of Otago/Wellington
New research shows that Māori diagnosed with stomach cancer are 27% less likely to survive than non-Māori, prompting calls for recently-released national stomach cancer standards to prioritise the needs of Māori. Read more »

Mary Prichard’s 27 years helping to organise Artsplash

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Artsplash kicks off next month and behind the scenes of New Zealand’s biggest primary and intermediate event is the energetic Mary Prichard who has been helping to organise and coordinate it for 27 years. Read more »

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