Posts by Raena Armitage

A message of support from Eva McGauley

We’ve just received this great message from Eva McGauley supporting our campaign. Eva is a young activist working to help end sexual violence in New Zealand, and support the survivors. Hello my name is Eva McGauley. I’m 17 and run a nationwide campaign called EvasWish. I had an amazing start to my education thanks to a…

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Getting started with Every Child activities and resources

Every time someone organises an Every Child Is Worth It campaign event, they bring their own ideas and focus to the event. We’ve seen some great activities so far! If you’re planning your own event, check out these case studies for an idea of things to try. Community centre – campaign launch This event took place at 10am…

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Early childhood education faces yet another funding squeeze in 2016

Kindergartens and early childhood education services face an even bigger battle to maintain quality teaching and learning following the Budget announcement that there will be no increase in funding. This is the fifth year in a row that funding for early childhood education has effectively been frozen, said NZEI National President Louise Green. “This year funding…

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Putting a value on early childhood education.

When people ask Andrew Allen what he does for a living, he sometimes tells them he’s a social engineer. Although his reply is tongue-in-cheek, it’s a pretty good description of a kindergarten teacher’s role. “We are helping create the next generation – their attitudes to learning, life and other people – really big stuff. We’ll…

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