SecondaryEd news 2 August

More on the scrapping of the school decile system; celebrating good ERO reports; the benefits of reading; and more...

Principal exchange opportunity to share knowledge
Rotorua Daily Post
Ms Kriksciunas is here on the Leading Educators Around the Planet - Ontario Principals' Council programme.

Break The Silence: Rainbow suicide rate five times higher than mainstream
New Zealand Herald
According to Youth 2012, a major national survey of the health and well-being of secondary school students carried out by the University of Auckland in 2012, almost half of queer youth had seriously thought about taking their own life in the previous year.

Phil O'Reilly: We need to approach the art of educating scientifically
Dominion Post
And yet, some say the best employees are well rounded and that can't be achieved by studying STEM subjects alone.

400,000 Kiwis don't read - here's what they're missing out on
Stuff.co.nz
The Book Council's survey found those who didn't read a book in 2016 were likely to be earning less money and to not have completed NCEA level three, or an equivalent.

School decile system should remain says Manurewa Principal
Maori Television
Education Minister Nikki Kaye says the system will be replaced with extra funding for at-risk children who have enrolled.

Oral Question: 7. Risk Index-Criteria
New Zealand Parliament
CHRIS HIPKINS (Labour-Rimutaka) to the Minister of Education: What criteria will be used to calculate the Risk Index that will "better target funding to schools with children and young people most at risk of not achieving due to disadvantage"?

Oral Question: 11. Risk Index-Data Collection and Maintenance
New Zealand Parliament
CATHERINE DELAHUNTY (Green) to the Minister of Education: How will the Government collect risk index data for education funding and how will the ministry ensure that data is up to date, given families needing to move often because of the housing crisis?

Change as Rathkeale school principal set to step down
Dominion Post
Before his stint at Rathkeale, Kersten was associate rector at Palmerston North Boys' High School and deputy principal at Central Hawke's Bay College.

Principal and board chairman are leaving Hawera High School
Taranaki Daily News
Hawera High School's principal and board of trustees chairmen have both resigned.

Bad timing for Northland College review
Northland Age
The latest report said the new board of trustees was governing the school efficiently with the support of the LSM, with some progress made to improving the quality of teaching and NCEA results.

Targeted funding for at risk children a good investment, principals say
Stuff.co.nz
Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced the change on Monday, confirming the decile system will be replaced over the next three years with targeted funding to support individual students most at risk.

Kupe scholarship winners announced
School News
Education minister Nikki Kaye has congratulated 30 highly-accomplished Māori and Pasifika student teachers who have been awarded Kupe Scholarships. The prestigious scholarship aims to attract Māori and Pasifika high achievers to the teaching profession and support them to become inspiring teachers and role models in early childhood, primary and secondary education.

Latest ERO report praises leadership and changes at Kaikoura High School
Marlborough Express
In July 2015, the Ministry of Education appointed a limited statutory manager to the school to support the work of the board until June last year.

 

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