September 2017

August 2017

  • Little diplomats

    Little diplomats in action

    JUDE BARBACK talks to Oropi School principal Andrew King about the Little Diplomats programme, which has helped its students to build their intercultural competencies and the school to build its relationship with its sister school in China.

  • Asia ready

    Are our school leavers Asia-ready?

    A new report from the Asia New Zealand Foundation reveals that fewer school leavers think Asia-related skills and knowledge are important – a trend that experts describe as “alarming”.

  • Building bridges

    Building bridges and opening doors

    CHRIS HENDERSON believes global competencies are the foundations for our future.

  • Disobedient teaching

    Behind Disobedient Teaching

    DR WELBY INGS provides an insight into his inspiration for writing what has become the most popular book in education circles at the moment, Disobedient Teaching.

June 2017

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    The "Kardashian effect": in defence of single-gender education

    In New Zealand, single-gender education is a choice parents can make – not a common scenario in comparable state education systems. As the debate continues to burn in the US, JAYLAN BOYLE talks to two principals of single-gender schools about why they believe their school environment is a force for good – both cite reasons that might not be immediately obvious. 

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    Digital data: a leadership tool or Big Brother watching you?

    Dr LOUISE STARKEY’s research into how schools use data revealed inconsistencies among schools’ attitudes, approaches and capabilities and identified room for the development of data expertise across New Zealand schools.

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    Disobedient teaching: a review

    JUDE BARBACK believes it is the rich, personal experience interwoven with big-picture thinking that sets Disobedient Teaching: Surviving and creating change in education by Welby Ings apart from other books of its ilk.

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    Breaking the cycle: first in family to higher education

    JUDE BARBACK looks at initiatives focused on getting students who are the first in their families to pursue higher education to complete a degree. breaking the cycle *Recipients of the 2017 Woolf Fisher First-in-Family AUT Scholarship – (L-R) Callum Fiu, Felila Havea, Thu Nguyen, Makelila Fetu’u, Helen Wilson, Emmette Gray, Ana Siafolau, Faava Tuigamala, Michelle Ellis, Salome Paea, Laryia Lomitusi, Ofaloto Talakai.*

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    The wobbly line to success

    Woolf Fisher First-in-Family AUT Scholarship recipient LARYIA LOMITUSI shares a moving account of her journey from her childhood in Samoa to a university education in New Zealand.

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    Bringing NCEA tutorials to the masses

    Education Review talks to DR Deborah Lambie about LearnCOACH, a site she co-founded that is helping thousands of Kiwi students to pass NCEA. deborah lambie *Dr Deborah Lambie*

February 2017

  • Spinning top

    An innovative spin

    Carolyn STUART says schools need to establish themselves as “hubs of innovation” to meet the needs of their communities.

August 2016

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    “Just like a game of tennis” Serving on a school board

    On the back of the triennial Board of Trustee elections and this year’s New Zealand School Trustees Association (NZSTA) conference, Education Review asks NZSTA’s Elaine Hines about where new trustees should be channeling their enthusiasm.

  • Scholarships

    Scholarships a-plenty

    The good news for school leavers quietly freaking out about the costs involved with their next move – be it further study, training or diving into the workforce – is that there are literally thousands of scholarships, grants and awards out there to help ease the load.

  • JETmag

    Tackling the big and little issues for young people

    JUDE BARBACK catches up with JETmag editor Miah Kennett about the realities young people are facing as they transition from school to work, training or higher education.

April 2016

  • Election time

    Election time looms for school boards

    With this year’s triennial board of trustee elections looming, there is much that schools need to be thinking about in terms of the election process, managing the transition to a new board and supporting new board members. JUDE BARBACK reports. 

  • Tracey

    The path to principalship

    TRACEY GURNEY shares her path to a principal position at Ballance School, a small rural school in Pahiatua, Manawatū.

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    A matter of principal

    Education Review asks New Zealand Principals’ Federation (NZPF) president IAIN TAYLOR discusses how the role of school principal has changed over the years and how to manage the challenges of this demanding position.

  • Jan Robertson

    Learning leadership for principalship

    JAN ROBERTSON says we need school leaders who are ready to step up to address the challenges in New Zealand education: that of isolated competitive schools, of inequity in student learning outcomes and inequity in the quality of teaching.

  • Curtis Gaynor

    Reflections of a first-time principal

    Education Review asks Ruawai Primary School principal CURTIS GAYLOR about taking the step to the position of principal and what he’s learned along the way.

  • Pasifika leaders

    Creating Pasifika leaders of tomorrow

    Four inspirational Pasifika students came away from Victoria University’s international leadership programme with a drive to put their newfound skills to practical use in their communities.

  • Amber

    What does being a student leader really mean?

    AMBER JOSEPH, head girl of Palmerston North Girls’ High School 2016, provides her take on student leadership.

  • Danny Nichols

    Catholic primary schools look to the future

    Incoming national president of the New Zealand Catholic Primary Principals’ Association (NZCPPA) DANNY NICHOLLS says attracting suitably qualified staff is a challenge for Catholic schools.

February 2016

  • Graham Stoop

    Getting answers from Council’s new CE

    Education Review asks Education Council’s new chief executive DR GRAHAM STOOP about his priorities for the Council, his response to Council opposition, his views on Communities of Learning and his hopes for the Education Act review.

  • Learning visible

    Making learning visible: putting Hattie into practice

    Professor John Hattie’s meta-analyses have helped to unveil effective teaching and learning practices. Here, LYNDA SHANKS shares how this research is being made accessible to schools and teachers through the popular Visible Learningplus programme.

  • Ten Trends

    Ten years of Ten Trends

    As CORE Education’s influential Ten Trends initiative enters its 10th year, KAREN SPENCER looks back on the origins of the trends and what’s in store for 2016.

October 2015

October 2014

May 2014

March 2014

December 2013

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    Sun sets on Teachers Council

    With the new Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand set to replace the New Zealand Teachers Council next year, teachers are anxious that their new independent statutory professional body truly is independent. JUDE BARBACK looks at how things are evolving.

January 2013

December 2012

September 2012

  • Tragedy under scrutiny

    CAPTAIN DEREK ELLIS believes exoneration is not appropriate for the air crew involved in the 1979 Erebus tragedy.

February 2012

  • Hekia’s hopes for New Zealand education

    New Zealand’s new Minister of Education, Hon HEKIA PARATA gives Education Review an insight into her background and shares her aspirations for New Zealand’s education system.

  • A city turning the tables?

    ROBIN DUFF reflects on how Christchurch schools are coping one year on since Canterbury’s devastating earthquake.

  • A valued education

    Whose job is it to instil values in our young people? The family’s? The school’s? The teacher’s? Everyone’s? JUDE BARBACK spins the moral and ethical compass.

  • Teachers of Promise

    MARIE CAMERON and SUSAN LOVETT discuss the early findings of their research, the Teachers of Promise study: Teachers in their ninth year of teaching.

  • Codes of practice

    PETER COOLBEAR analyses the implications of codes of practice for domestic tertiary students.

  • The Otorohanga model

    Through a number of initiatives Otorohanga district has successfully reduced youth unemployment. Believe the hype, says JUDE BARBACK.

  • Mentoring new teachers: putting the new guidelines into action

    The Teachers Council reports good feedback from the newly implemented Guidelines for Induction and Mentoring and Mentor Teachers and looks to the next steps.

  • Driving the road safety message home to students

    New Zealand Transport Agency collaborates with schools to enable road-safety education.

June 2010

March 2010

  • State of the relationship

    Relations between the Minister of Education and teachers do not appear to be good. JOHN GERRITSEN assesses the implications

  • Educations' beginners

    STUART MIDDLETON considers parallels between the experiences of new teachers and new entrants

  • A better start

    Moves are afoot to ensure new teachers are well supported in their first two years in the profession

  • Finding your place

    Fitting in is an important part of teaching, suggests JOHN TAYLOR

  • A timely challenge

    MARY JAMIESON talks to NZ Teacher about the issues facing new teachers

  • Finding the voice that fits

    Take care of the minor misbehaviour and the big stuff is less likely, says KEVIN KNIGHT

  • Staying in control

    The model of effective practice: BILL ROGERS advises a calm, non-confrontational approach to behaviour management

  • Blurring secondary-tertiary boundaries

    It’s the school that is not a school – the tertiary high school. JOHN GERRITSEN reports

  • The year ahead

    Education Review asks education leaders to share their thoughts on the big issues looming for the school sector this year

March 2011

  • Who’s who?

    Associations, unions and more – here’s a brief guide to the education sector.

  • How we do things around here

    Workplace culture is a common concept in other sectors, so what about in schools? WAYNE ERB takes a look at two examples at either end of the spectrum.

  • A spade is now a spade

    GEOFF VAUSE reports on expectations now placed on providers of teacher education.

  • Invest when it matters most

    We spend 10 times as much putting a young person through ‘crime school’ than high school. Dr JOHN LANGLEY asks why.