Archive for the 'Education' Category

Free coding for the holidays

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Hutt City Libraries, Grow Wellington and Gather Workshops are ready to welcome young people and their teachers to the War Memorial Library to learn about coding and computer programming these school holidays. Read more »

Students build playhouse for kindergarten

Press Release – Weltec
Teenagers at the Wellington Trades Academy put their newly acquired construction skills to great use this week when a children’s playhouse was presented to the Petone Kindergarten. The students who are dual enrolled with their secondary school and WelTec attend the Wellington Trades Academy to gain their NCEA and trades qualifications. Read more »

400 entries from 42 schools at annual science and technology fair

News from NIWA
Budding scientists from all over the Wellington region are displaying their ingenuity, creativity and analytic skills at the annual NIWA Wellington Regional Science and Technology Fair at Victoria University this week. Read more »

‘Victory for democracy:’ students win back elected seats on VUW governing council

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VUW University Council – photo from VUWSA

News from Tertiary Education Union
A strong campaign by staff and students has won back democratically elected seats on Victoria University’s governing council. Read more »

Celebrate Literacy Day with a giant game of Scrabble at the railway station

Press Release – Literacy Wellington
To celebrate UNESCO International Literacy Day, Literacy Aotearoa Wellington (LAW) will be holding a giant game of Scrabble in the foyer of Wellington Railway Station on Tuesday 8 September from 7.30 am – 1.00 pm. Read more »

Global attention for book on strategy co-authored by VUW professor

News from VUW
A new book on creating and communicating effective strategies, co-authored by Victoria University of Wellington’s Stephen Cummings, is capturing widespread attention around the globe. Read more »

50 schools and 2,200 students competing in multi-sports festival

Press Release – Wellington City Council
A two day multi-sports festival for Wellington’s future sports stars starts on Tuesday. Read more »

Japanese chef shares recipes at WelTec

Press Release – Weltec
Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) trainee chefs were treated to an amazing culinary display on Friday as renowned Japanese Chef Naoyuki Yanagihara dropped in at the School of Hospitality at 52 Cuba Street. Read more »

Puppet playground at Capital E for school holidays

Press Release – Capital E


Kakapo in Kiwi Moon-Please. Credit: Stephen A’Court

Immerse yourself inside a world of manipulation at Capital E these September/ October school holidays. Puppets from all walks of life including string, marionette, digital and even the little white kiwi from Capital E National Theatre for Children’s Kiwi Moon will be coming out of the box to play. Read more »

VUW launches new Master’s degree to test commercial resolve

News from Victoria University of Wellington
Victoria University of Wellington is launching a new Master’s degree aimed at placing students at the coalface of product development and commercialisation. Read more »

“Flash haka” at Parliament will support achievements of Marton school

Press Release – Nga Wahine Tawhito
Nga Wahine Tāwhito o Turakina will host a “flash haka” at Parliament with supporting MPs to raise awareness and celebrate the achievements of Turakina Māori Girls College. Read more »

Education seminar agrees: planning needed to get more overseas students

News from WCC
Leaders of Wellington City’s education, local government and business communities met this morning for an Education Summit to focus on expanding the Capital’s international student market. Read more »

Students to Parliament for annual commonwealth event

Press Release – Commonwealth Youth New Zealand
Some of New Zealand’s brightest young leaders will assemble at Parliament next week for a two-day conference aimed at enhancing their knowledge and understanding of the Commonwealth. National Student CHOGM is the premier annual event hosted by Commonwealth Youth New Zealand. Read more »

Second year of building and programming electronic Christmas trees

Press Release – IPENZ


Project X 2014 at Titahi Bay Intermediate School.

Project X is a hands-on electronics and computer programming activity for children at intermediate schools. It addresses New Zealand’s need to get more young people interested in becoming creators, rather than just users, of digital technologies. Read more »

Four Wellington charities to try “fun and philanthropic” crowd-funding

Press Release – The Funding Network
Four Wellington charities – working to make local communities healthier, helping troubled teens and empowering young change-makers – will pitch for dollars at The Funding Network’s next crowdfunding event. Read more »

Fixing the problem in 90 minutes

by Lindsay Shelton
The city council is holding an ‘education summit’ tomorrow morning. It’s to focus on solving the problem that Wellington isn’t attracting enough overseas students. But the chances of fixing the problem don’t seem to be too great, because the summit will run for only 90 minutes. Read more »

Work starts on new $70million creative campus for Cuba Street

cuba st ground breaking aug 2015
Photo: Nicola Young

News from WelTech and Whitireia
A $70million development for Cuba Street was started today with a “ground breaking” ceremony led by Te Āti Awa and attended by members of the film, creative and performing arts sector, central and local government, designers, producers, digital technologists and special effects makeup artists and creators. Read more »

Cheap laundry for VUW – less than a dollar an hour paid to Arohata prisoners

Wellington.Scoop
It’s been reported today that Victoria University has been contracting its laundry services to Arohata Prison, the women’s prison in Tawa, where inmates are paid between 20 and 60 cents per hour for their work. Read more »

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