PHARMAC, Te Pātaka Whaioranga has announced that anyone aged 13 to 25 years who lives in boarding school hostels, tertiary education halls of residence or military barracks is eligible to receive the meningococcal ACWY vaccine free of charge, until 30 November 2021.
The Government’s investment in digital literacy training for seniors has led to more than 250 people participating so far, helping them stay connected. The Wellbeing Budget in 2019 provided $600,000 to deliver computer training and skills for people who need it. The funding has been used to contribute to Programmes such as Pacific Senior CONNECT and Better Digital Futures that are upskilling people across the country.
Following its success over the last two years, Te Ahu o te Reo Māori will be expanded as a nationwide initiative for up to 10,000 teachers, leaders and support staff who wish to strengthen their use of te reo Māori. Registrations are now open for the delivery of Te Ahu o te Reo Māori in 2021, which aims to normalise te reo Māori throughout the education system, so it is used every day by everyone in the classroom.
COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins today launched the nationwide ‘Make Summer Unstoppable’ campaign to keep COVID-19 at bay, during day 3 of the Blackcaps test match against the West Indies at Wellington’s Basin Reserve. The campaign TV ads premiered on the big screens at the Basin.
Education Minister Chris Hipkins has announced significant changes to NCEA Level 1 that would provide students with a broader foundation and more pathways for their learning whilst reducing student and teacher workload. The Ministry intends the changes to support learners to gain the key skills, knowledge and competencies needed for a strong foundation before more specialised learning starts from Level 2.
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The Teaching Council has developed an enhanced induction and mentoring programme for beginning teachers who have been impacted by COVID-19. The programme provides additional support for beginning teachers who have had reduced practical experience during their initial teacher education as a result of the COVID-19 lockdowns. The programme will be delivered nationwide by the University of Auckland and is fully funded by the Ministry of Education.
Springtime is an ideal time to get out in the garden…it’s also a time to protect yourself from legionella disease. Legionella lives in moist, organic matter such as soil and can cause a range of symptoms, including severe pneumonia (Legionnaires’ Disease) and it can be deadly. People can catch the disease by inhaling airborne droplets or particles containing the bacteria.