Education News

Migrants and students feel cheated over residence visa decision

People who missed out on one of the 165,000 residence visas are cursing their bad luck at not being on the right visa on the right day. Among those also feeling aggrieved are those still working for New Zealand companies from overseas – and with valid visas – but who are excluded from the immigration […]

New Zealand and Japan high schools win ‘dragon’s den’ style business pitches tackling Sustainable Development Goals

Five high schoolers from across New Zealand have been crowned winners in the inaugural BizVenture Programme, a pilot initiative led by Education New Zealand and its Japanese partners to give Kiwi and Japanese students a first-hand experience conceiving business solutions that address the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Forty specially selected students* from New Zealand and […]

Educators ‘not surprised’ by drop in NCEA pass marks

Teenagers are ending the third school term today with 93,000 fewer NCEA pass marks than at the same time last year. The figures provided to RNZ by the Qualifications Authority show schools had reported 1.4 million achieved, merit and excellence results to the authority so far this year, 6 percent fewer than last year and […]

New Zealand History to be taught in schools

From 2022 onwards, New Zealand’s histories will be taught in all schools. According to a Ministry of Education Spokesperson, learning New Zealand’s histories will provide New Zealanders with an understanding there are multiple perspectives on historical and contemporary events and help them develop their critical thinking and inquiry skills. A draft of the curriculum encouraged […]

Scholarship Gives Young People Boost Into Beekeeping Career

Young people interested in a beekeeping career are being encouraged to apply for the annual Ron Mossop Youth Scholarship, sponsored by Mossop’s Honey and Apiculture New Zealand. The scholarship was set up three years ago as a way of giving young people the best possible start in the apiculture industry. The scholarship includes $2000 to […]

University of Waikato launches world’s first degree in climate change

The University of Waikato has launched the world’s first Bachelor of Climate Change degree as New Zealand works to meet its target of net zero emissions by 2050. The three-year degree, starting next year, combines scientific knowledge with understanding of economic, social and political systems and Māori and Pacific responses to climate change, delivering graduates […]

New Zealand Universities climb the global rankings

The 2022 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings has listed the University of Auckland as the 137th best university globally, the highest rank ever achieved by a New Zealand university. Auckland University of Technology and the University of Otago both ranked within the top 250 universities globally, and the University of Waikato and the […]

New Zealand secondary school students compete for Chinese proficiency

Thirty-four secondary school students from across New Zealand competed for Chinese proficiency in the annual “Chinese Bridge” competition held on Sunday. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 15 junior high school students and 19 senior high school students participated in the 14th “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition for Secondary School Students via video link. Hosted by […]

Fears review to affect $24m foreign enrolments at schools

Primary and intermediate schools fear a government review is threatening foreign enrolments worth more than $20 million a year in fees. Sector leaders said the review was a complete surprise and the government had not explained what it wanted to change. Primary and intermediate schools are a small but growing part of New Zealand’s international […]

New Zealand international education – a wasted opportunity

Education agents have “all but written off” travel to Australia and New Zealand for international students for 2021, while Canada and the UK have seen more interest as study destinations in recent months. Despite New Zealand being ranked highly for the governments’ handling of Covid-19 and having ‘safe and stable’ reputations, New Zealand has lost […]