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Please call our new freephone number if you’d like to know more about Investing In Educational Success. 0800 IES INFO (0800 437 4636), 8-5, Monday to Friday. You can also contact us any time at IES.Team@minedu.govt.nz – we’d be pleased to answer your questions.
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The Prime Minister has presented the awards to the winners of the inaugural Education Excellence Awards. Find out more >>
Applications are now open for the 2015 Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching for New Zealand Teachers. Find out more on the TeachNZ website >>
Ka Hikitia – Accelerating Success 2013-2017 the updated Māori education strategy and Tau Mai Te Reo the Ministry of Education’s new Māori language in education strategy are now available online. Now is the time to act and accelerate Māori education success. Read more
English-medium and Māori-medium workshops to assist teachers making Overall Teacher Judgments will get underway in term three. For the dates and venues of workshops in your location, visit the Consortium for Professional Learning website for English-medium workshops, and the TKI website for Māori-medium workshops
The Education.govt.nz portal will become a gateway to government education content. The portal is a beta release, which means we are not finished yet and are in test phase. Go to Education.govt.nz to find out more.
Our new website for Parents gives parents practical information about education. Check out for Parents now and get involved in continuing to build the site.
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Content last updated: 13 October 2014
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