Category: Engaging with Parents

Category: Engaging with Parents

COMET – Supporting Education Initiatives across Auckland


Originally the City of Manukau Education Trust, COMET Auckland is doing an awesome job “to advance education for Auckland by supporting and connecting education initiatives across the city.”  Have a look at some of these striking facts and figures about education in Auckland: https://goo.gl/wCGLp6

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The NZ National Curriculum


What is your child actually meant to be learning at school?  Take some time to look at the curriculum: http://goo.gl/en5Uvg  …

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What’s a new school look like in 2016?


A new school in 2016 might look a whole lot different (and better!) than you might think. Rototuna Junior High School in Hamilton (for Years 7-10 ie Forms 1-4 in the “old money”) opens next week and I think it looks and sounds like a cool place to be!  What do you reckon? http://goo.gl/aY0xl7…

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“Schools rely on $1b donations during 15 years of ‘free’ education system”


It would be most interesting to combine these figures with the amounts raised by schools from overseas students! http://goo.gl/1284qw Schools rely on $1b donations during 15 years of ‘free’ education system stuff.co.nz Figures reveal huge gap in donations, with top schools raking in $2m a year. …

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“Too many mistakes made buying computers for students”


 12 January 2016 – “Too many mistakes made buying computers for students” – some interesting Australian research on BYOD in schools http://goo.gl/2mneu2…

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Consultation on the Education Act


Consultation on the Education Act 1989 is an online process so go https://consultation.education.govt.nz/ and have your say! …

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Does ICT assist learning?


Excellent response from @dwenmoth to the recent OECD report http://goo.gl/d2Yc9j  …

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Sticks ‘N Stones


SticksnStones – a great NZ student-led initiative for online safety http://www.sticksnstones.co.nz/our-project/  …

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Welcome to Our School!


On behalf of Brett, myself and the rest of the Our School team, welcome to our new website and blog. In a sense, our company has been under way since i-com started in 1996, and when we expanded last year, we kept that familiar name.  Now we’ve had a good 12 months to get better established and the new company name…

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