Archive for the 'Education' Category

WelTec’s try before you buy learning programmes proving popular

Press Release – Weltec
“Being treated like an adult…”
“Real-life learning”
“Making a real difference…”

These are some of the reasons why senior school students are flocking to enrol at the Wellington Trades Academy, based this year at Petone, Wellington and Porirua. Read more »

Whānau Manaaki Kindergartens: a new name and new organisation

Press Release – Whanau Manaaki Kindergartens
The new kindergarten association covering much of the lower North Island has been officially launched under a new name, He Whānau Manaaki o Tararua Free Kindergarten Association Inc, or Whānau Manaaki Kindergartens for short. Read more »

Trades Academy studies set up students for success

Press Release – Weltec


Denno Veratau at WelTec

18 year old Denno Veratau is pursuing his life goal to become a qualified carpenter like his granddad and puts his impressive academic success down to studying with the Wellington Trades Academy. Read more »

Childspace turns 21

Press Release – Childspace
Childspace is a small family-owned, Wellington-based organisation making big waves in early childhood education. Read more »

Peter Walls to be the new chief executive of Chamber Music NZ

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News from Chamber Music NZ
Chamber Music New Zealand is very pleased to announce that its new Chief Executive is to be Peter Walls, former CE of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and currently Pro Chancellor of Victoria University of Wellington. Read more »

VUW students win film and music contest

Press Release – QEII National Trust
Victoria University students Ruby Judson and Steffan Paton are the winners of the Soho Film and Music Competition run in collaboration between the Queen Elizabeth II National Trust and Victoria University of Wellington. Read more »

VUW academic becomes new leader of Tertiary Education Union

Press Release – Tertiary Education Union
Prolific democracy campaigner and Victoria University academic Dr Sandra Grey today takes up her position as president of the 10,000 strong Tertiary Education Union (TEU). Read more »

Creating food forests and gardens: Grow Aotearoa seeks support via PledgeMe

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Grow Aotearoa’s growing team, from left: Kaye-Maree Dunn (BA – Maori Resource Management), Connor Boyle (student – Geography & Environmental Science), Mita Dunn (management consultant), Gareth Sven-Corder (occupational therapist), Alexis, James Michael (BA – Visual Arts, Honors Diploma Art & Creativity), Oliver Bone (MSc candidate in Marine Biology) and Leanne Myers (Director of Organic Wealth and ECHOES hub). Other members: Joe Simmonds (Board Member – Permaculture in New Zealand), Fredd Marshall (Permaculturalist).

News from Grow Aotearoa
Wellington-based Grow Aotearoa is a new social enterprise working to help communities and neighbourhoods boost the amount of fresh food they grow for their households. Having successfully proven the role a hub organisation can play to boost collaboration and support grassroots projects such as community gardens, Grow Aotearoa is now seeking support via crowd-funding platform PledgeMe to take implementation of their concept to the next level. Read more »

Campaign aims to double Wellington’s international student numbers by 2023

Press Release – Whitireia NZ
Launched today is an ambitious plan to significantly lift the numbers of international students in Wellington. Read more »

$1.4m for VUW professors’ research into education policies and fair trade

News from VUW
A Victoria University of Wellington programme examining the development of human societies has been recognised with $1.4million in research funding grants. Read more »

Star-gazing at Hutt libraries

Press Release – Hutt City Council
New Zealand offers some of the best views of the night sky, and Hutt City Libraries is giving budding stargazers the chance to view the Milky Way and the Magellanic Clouds like never before. Read more »

Rapport or power: what workplace emails reveal about culture

News from Victoria University of Wellington
Most of us use emails at work without so much as a second thought—but new research from Victoria University of Wellington shows a range of socio-cultural forces govern what and how we write. Read more »

29 young entrepreneurs start accelerator programme today

News from VUW
Twenty-nine promising entrepreneurs and graduates of The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme will take part in the inaugural Venture Up programme, which starts in Wellington on Monday and runs for six weeks. Read more »

Nanny agency organising “fun day”

Press Release – KiwiOz Nannies
KiwiOz Nanny, the internationally renowned nanny recruitment agency, is hosting a Family Fun Day for Wellington families on Saturday 24th from 10am to 1pm. Read more »

Iwi connections more important than Wellington for ‘urban’ Māori

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
Many Māori who migrated to Wellington 50 years ago still don’t consider the city “home”, new research from Victoria University of Wellington reveals. Read more »

PlayCentre Federation congratulates Beverley Morris

Press Release – New Zealand Playcentre Federation
The New Zealand Playcentre Federation congratulates Beverley Morris, QSO on her appointment as a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to early childhood education. Beverley has been a passionate member of Playcentre since the early 1950’s, when she opened a Playcentre in Newtown, Wellington. Read more »

Digital literacy trust appoints Vanisa Dhiru as executive director

Press Release – 2020 Trust
The Board of Trustees of 2020 Communications Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Vanisa Dhiru as Executive Director for the Trust. Vanisa is a recognised leader in the not for profit sector, most recently as Chief Executive of Volunteering New Zealand. Read more »

Zoofari raises $26,500 for visits to zoo next year

News from Wellington Zoo
The Warehouse Group has presented Wellington Zoo with a cheque for $26,498.40 – money raised in its stores across the region to help students from low decile schools visit the Zoo in 2015. Read more »

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