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Govt increases support for those wanting to change registered sex

The Government is increasing support for New Zealanders wanting to change their sex marker on birth certificates, Minister of Internal Affairs Jan Tinetti said today. “This Government understands that self-identification is a significant issue for transgender, non-binary and intersex New Zealanders, and is committed to making it easier for people to formally acknowledge their identified […]readmore

Apprenticeship numbers jump in 2020

The number of apprentices continues to grow, with people from across the community signing up for careers in the trades, Education Minister Chris Hipkins says. Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) <data> for enrolments in tertiary and vocational study as at December 2020 shows that the number of apprentices increased by 17.6 per cent compared to 2019 (45,155 […]readmore

Govt expands Mana Ake to provide more school-based mental wellbeing

More children will be able to access mental wellbeing support with the Government expansion of Mana Ake services to five new District Health Board areas, Health Minister Andrew Little says. The Health Minister made the announcement while visiting Homai School in Counties Manukau alongside Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Associate Education Minister Jan Tinetti. “Mana […]readmore

Learning Support Coordinators a success

“Up to 300,000 children with diverse learning needs are getting better support to learn, with the first tranche of Learning Support Coordinators (LSCs) off to a strong start”, says Associate Minister of Education, Jan Tinetti. “It’s now been just over a year since the first LSCs started work in 1,052 individual schools and kura around the […]readmore

More schools and kura delivering creative experiences

More schools and kura are helping inspire students to get creative and be involved in the arts through the second round of Creatives in Schools, Education Minister Chris Hipkins says.  Another 143 schools and kura are set to begin creative projects this year. Of these, 10 are from kura and one is from a New […]readmore

Hundreds more schools join free lunches programme

An additional 88,000 students in 322 schools and kura across the country have started the school year with a regular lunch on the menu, thanks to the Government’s Ka Ora, Ka Ako Healthy School Lunches programme. They join 42,000 students already receiving weekday lunches under the scheme, which launched last year to help tackle child poverty, […]readmore

Practical tools to get tamariki talking

A new early learning resource launched today will provide kaiako, parents and whānau with practical tools and advice to better meet the needs of their tamariki in their oral language development. “A strong base of oral language is vitally important for a child to build the rest of their learning upon. It is the foundation […]readmore

Free Period products to be available in all schools and

From June this year, all primary, intermediate, secondary school and kura students will have access to free period products, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Associate Education Minister Jan Tinetti announced today. The announcement follows a successful Access to Period Products pilot programme, which has been running since Term 3 last year in 15 schools and […]readmore

Whānau-centred care for young parents’ pilot launches

The Government is progressing its work on supporting families and children with today’s Rotorua launch of “Tiaki Whānau”, a pilot programme which will provide better support for young parents who most need extra help. “The Government allocated $10 million as part of Budget 2019 Mental Wellbeing Package for three pilots to provide enhanced support for […]readmore

School sustainability projects to help boost regional economies

Forty one schools from the Far North to Southland will receive funding for projects that will reduce schools’ emissions and save them money, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today. This is the second round of the Sustainability Contestable Fund, and work will begin immediately. The first round announced in April supported projects at 53 schools. […]readmore