Posts Tagged ‘Education’

Bad ideas ruined NZ’s once world-leading education system Comments 0

Thursday, October 8th, 2020

There is a rot at the core of schooling in New Zealand. The Ministry of Education follows unscientific advice and is in thrall to a flawed philosophy. Education is awash with debates and dichotomies. Should schooling be about knowledge or personal discovery? Should teachers provide motivation for learning or nurture it intrinsically? Should schools provide Read more

Māori schools need more – will deliver ultimatum to ministry after delays to rebuild Comments 0

Monday, September 28th, 2020

Te Rūnanga nui o ngā kura kaupapa says institutional racism is the cause of total immersion Māori schools being dropped down the list for repairs and rebuilds and they are fed up and calling on the Education Ministry to act. Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o te Whānau Tahi, based in Christchurch, has been waiting more Read more

Schools told to let students choose their gender identities and names Comments 0

Thursday, September 10th, 2020

Schools have been told to let students choose their own gender identities and names. New relationships and sexuality education guidelines issued by the Ministry of Education say that schools must “uphold the human rights of all people.” “All people have the same rights and freedoms, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and Read more

Students take stand against school brawls with peaceful protest Comments 0

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Fed up with groups from different schools fighting, students in Auckland have marched against inter-school violence. In June, a student was stabbed in the stomach and another left with concussion after a brawl involving up to 30 teens outside De La Salle College. Read more Related Posts:Sydney Anglicans and Catholics decline school climate strikeSt Mary’s Read more

Racism common in the the education system Comments 0

Monday, July 20th, 2020
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In 2018 Unicef ranked New Zealand 33rd out of 38 countries in terms of educational equality and the Ministry of Education has said there is “consistent evidence that the education system has underserved Māori learners and whānau over an extended period”. When @Ngati_Frybread posed a question on their Instagram meme page asking Māori and Pasifika to Read more

Opposing parties agree survey about religion in schools biased Comments 0

Monday, July 20th, 2020
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A Government-sponsored survey questioning the future of religious instruction in state schools is being dismissed by both religious and secular groups as “biased.” The survey was launched last week by an independent charity, the Religious Diversity Centre (RDC), in partnership with the Ministry of Education. The survey asks whether “religious instruction” in state primary schools Read more

Auckland school well placed to help people struggling post-COVID-19 Comments 0

Monday, May 11th, 2020
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An Auckland boarding school for boys says it is well placed to assist post-COVID-19 when some people to find themselves struggling financially. All students at Dilworth – currently 575 in total – receive a fully-funded scholarship, worth about $35,000 a year. The costs of the school are covered by the Dilworth charitable trust, which is Read more

Gender diversity lessons should be stopped Comments 0

Thursday, February 27th, 2020

Gender diversity lessons aren’t appropriate and should be stopped, a primary teacher has told a parliamentary select committee. It is the “stuff of nightmares” Waitakiri Primary School teacher Helen Houghton told the committee. “I believe our professional integrity comes under threat when we are required to teach ideology that many in our parent communities, as Read more

Five reasons John Henry Newman is a saint for our times Comments 0

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

When people today hear that John Henry Newman is being named a saint, the first question that likely comes to mind is: What can I take away from the example of a 19th-century priest and intellectual? Not only did he live in a very different time, but his day-to-day existence was quite different from what Read more

Less time at funerals – more time at school Comments 0

Thursday, June 13th, 2019
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Pika Purotu and her priest, the Reverend Fakaofo Kaio of the Onehunga Cooperating Parish, are campaigning for children to spend less time attending funerals and more time attending school. They say children should spend a maximum of three days at a funeral – and only if the deceased is a member of their immediate family. Read more