The Olympics and Teaching Children About Competition
Citius, Altius, Fortius, is Latin for "Faster, Higher, Stronger" (the original Olympic motto).
Are we enabling children to aspire to achieve, to go faster, to strive higher, and to be strong in mind and body?
Together, are we making participation in competition enjoyable? If not, why not?
The Discretionary Hour Increase – What You May Not Have Been Told
The Ministry of Education has chosen to reduce teaching quality by doubling the discretionary hours per funding period from 40 to 80 hours for certain teacher-led centres.
Will it be good or bad, and for whom?
What effects will the policy funding change have now and in the longer-term?
Service Providers - you may be interested to learn how the Ministry plans to respond to services from now on that don't provide their discretionary hours information as requested.
What is Going on With ECE Teacher Pay?
Right now, there are a lot of initiatives, announcements, pronouncements, discussions and social media conversations and opinions surrounding ECE teacher pay.
It is easy to be confused.
This short article is intended to help you to understand what is going on.
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Director of Pre-School
St Margaret’s College is a Christchurch based independent day and boarding school, offering a unique education and cutting-edge facilities for girls from Year 0 – 13. Our Pre-school is a gateway to our wider School and is a crucial pathway within our St Margaret’s community with a strong interaction with our junior school. The Pre-school is a purpose-built facility for both boys and girls aged between 2 and 5 years.
Educators' and Parents' Views on Literacy for Children Under Three
This research paper published in the NZ-International Research in ECE Journal is popular!
Home-based Providers - Business Opening
The Ministry of Education is looking to contract licensed home-based ECE providers to oversee the care of children and meet requests from essential workers, promptly within 48 hours of any move again to a Covid19 Alert Level 4. This is contingency planning ONLY.
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