Education News

National Day of Silence against homophobia and transphobia

Press Release – InsideOUT
Today thousands of students across New Zealand will take a vow of silence, to draw attention to the silence surrounding homophobic, biphobic, and transphobic bullying in their schools and communities. Read more »

Quitline is good value-for-money – new Wellington study

Press Release – University of Otago – Wellington
A new study from the University of Otago, Wellington has found New Zealand’s Quitline service is a highly cost-effective way to improve health and even saves the health system money. Read more »

$9m to improve buildings at Mana College

News from NZ Government
Around $9 million will be invested to redevelop Mana College in Porirua. Education Minister Nikki Kaye visited the school this morning to make the announcement, with the Prime Minister Bill English and MP Brett Hudson, a Mana College old boy and the school’s first member of parliament. Read more »

A treat from Whitireia students

Press Release – Whitireia NZ
Whitireia Stage and Screen Arts students present ‘Sapai and the Yam Snatchers’ by Michelanne Forster and Leilani Unasa Read more »

Candlelit Vigil for Water

Press Release – Forest And Bird
One year since the Havelock North water crisis, four communities will hold a candlelit ‘Vigil for Water’ this Sunday at twilight. Read more »

Samuel Marsden lists “winning streak” of its students

Press Release – Samuel Marsden Collegiate School
Samuel Marsden Collegiate School students have been on a winning streak recently, excelling academically and in their co-curricular pursuits. Read more »

Campaigners welcome recognition of Gordon Wilson Flats heritage values

Media release from Docomomo NZ
Docomomo New Zealand welcomes the decision by the Environment Court to overturn the proposed Wellington City Council District Plan Change to rezone the land on which the Gordon Wilson Flats are located and delist the significant heritage building, thereby facilitating the Victoria University’s intention to demolish. Read more »

Can heritage buildings be ugly?

by Christine McCarthy
Can ugly buildings be heritage? This question responds to the idea that ugliness (“ugly,” “eyesore,” “hideous,” “concrete monolith,” “North Korean flat,” etc.) is a reason why the Gordon Wilson Flats should not be saved, while appreciating that for many the Gordon Wilson Flats is not ugly. Read more »

Porirua’s second Jobfest aims for success

Press Release – JOBfest
Porirua’s JOBfest will put employment in the spotlight, connecting senior students and young jobseekers to employers and businesses in the region. Read more »

Public meeting to discuss VUW’s plan to sell its Karori land and buildings

Three councillors have called a public meeting for tonight to discuss Victoria University’s plan to sell its Karori campus. The meeting will be from 7.30 until 9 pm at the Karori Normal School Hall. It aims to discuss concerns about how the community can have a greater say and influence on what happens to the campus. Read more »

A new look for lower Tory Street – students’ design ideas on show this week

Concept designs for a redesign of lower Tory Street are now on display at Courtenay Central from 7am-7pm until Sunday. Read more »

Six VUW students going to China to learn about future of ICT

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
Six Victoria University of Wellington students have won places on a two-week ICT training course in China through Huawei’s Seeds for the Future programme. Read more »

No Ordinary Sheila to have a nationwide release in October

Press Release – Rialto Distribution
Hugh Macdonald’s fascinating and inspiring NZ documentary No Ordinary Sheila is to be released by Rialto Distribution in cinemas across the country on October 19 (Labour weekend). Read more »

Winter hoodies for pupils at Maoribank School

Press Release – Laser Plumbing
Simon Walker of Laser Plumbing & Richard Beaufort of Laser Electrical Wellington East aren’t just about plumbing & electrical, they have a real passion is giving back to his community.
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Police dog handler, with her dog, launches new book for children


News from NZ Police
Paws, pupils and police today celebrated Wellington Police dog handler Senior Constable Sue Burridge’s new junior fiction book ‘The Adventures of Police Dog Ace’. Read more »

Students organising Pride Week at Wellington East Girls’ College

Press Release – Pride Week
Wellington East Girls’ College (WEGC) is holding their second annual Pride Week this month. Read more »

University students get more funding and staff to fight sexual violence

Press Release – NZ Union of Students’ Associations
After nearly two years of working closely together, the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) and the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) have signed an historic partnership agreement to combat sexual violence for those in tertiary education. Read more »

Wellington research on childhood respiratory illnesses and primary care

Press Release – University of Otago
A study using ‘big data’ has found that childhood respiratory illnesses, especially during the first two years of life, have a big impact on New Zealand primary care general practice (GP) workloads. Read more »

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