News in February 2014
Practical guides on school food programmes
26 February 2014
Practical new guides for schools wishing to introduce food programmes have been released by the Children's Commissioner. The guidelines provide clear advice to schools and can be used by primary, intermediate, and secondary schools of all deciles and in all communities. Guidelines for school food programmes
New Ministry bulletin for school leaders
14 February 2014
The Ministry Bulletin for School Leaders He pitopito kōrero is our new central channel for school-related information.The bulletin will be sent to principals and board chairs fortnightly on Monday mornings and will then be published on the Ministry of Education website.Look out for it in your inbox.Here is a link...
Check out this new self-review section
11 February 2014
This new section on Ed Leaders offers frameworks that principals might like to use to develop a plan for ongoing school self-review. The section looks at: The self-review mindset Self-review and why it matters Principles and levels of review What is reviewed? Gathering evidence A sustainable culture of self-review The...
Surrender and retention guidelines available for schools
10 February 2014
On 5 February 2014 the Ministry of Education published guidelines to help schools correctly interpret new powers for the surrender and retention of student property. They were part of the Education Amendment Act that came into force last month. Under the Education Amendment Act, the Secretary for Education was required...
Sabbatical reports recently added
03 February 2014
Principals sabbatical reports added in December 2013 and January 2014 look at: The options available in the greater Dunedin/Otago area for ORRS funded students with diverse learning needs on leaving school (Raewyn Alexander, Sara Cohen School). Primary school leadership in modern learning environments (Paul Cooper, Whitiora School). The rationale and...