Web Directory > NZ > Education > Educational Agencies and Organisations
- ABRSM : [Web site]
New Zealand site of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. Intended for use by music teachers and students. Provides support materials, including music for sale. Covers syllabi, examinations, a calendar of courses and events, and a forum.
- Anthroposophical Society in New Zealand
Site has information about anthroposophy, details of future events and lectures, latest news from the Anthroposophical Society, contacts for New Zealand anthroposophical groups.
- Central Otago Rural Education Activities Programme
Central Otago REAP (Rural Education Activities Programme) is a Ministry of Education funded organisation that provides supplementary and complementary education to the Central Otago region. REAP operates across the entire community spectrum from early childhood through to primary and secondary schooling, to continuing education for the adult community. The web site includes information on REAP activities and courses, and the William Glasser Institute. Links to related sites are included.
- Coastguard boating education
Provider of recreational boating education in New Zealand. Contains information about available courses and offers subscription to newsletter.
- College of Law = Te Whare Kura Ture o Aotearoa
Information for prospective students about the College's Professional Legal Studies Course online.
- COMET. : making education work in Manukau
COMET is a charitable trust contracted to provide leadership, advocacy, co-ordination and facilitation services to Manukau City Council. It encourages, supports and leads innovative responses to the various education issues that face the city. Site includes publications, newsletters, annual report.
- Computers in Homes = Rorohiko I Roto ngā Kainga
Includes information about the computers in homes project and links to various resources.
- Drama New Zealand : seek the revered treasure = E hau ki te taonga pounamu
Information for teachers, youth theatre and theatre in education practitioners interested in promoting the recognition, study and development of drama in education from early childhood to tertiary education.
- Duke of Edinburgh's Hillary Award
Provides a history of the organisation and the awards system. Includes publications, and information on programmes and projects.
- Education Outdoors New Zealand
EONZ is a national professional association of outdoor teachers and educators. Members are mostly schools and teachers but also include tertiary institutions, youth groups and outdoor providers. The site includes a list of courses run by the organisation and resources available for sale.
- Education Review Office = Te Tari Arotake Matauranga
The Education Review Office is the government department which reports publicly on the quality of education in all New Zealand schools and early childhood centres, including private schools, kura kaupapa Māori (Māori language immersion schools), special schools and kohanga reo (Māori language early childhood groups). The site describes ERO's role and the review process. Publications, reports and handbooks are available in full text.
- ESA Publications (NZ) Ltd.
ESA Publications (NZ) Ltd is an educational publisher. ESA publishes a unique range of 26 books and 14 exam booklets covering mainly Forms 5, 6 and 7 (ages 15, 16 and 17yrs). Ibis Books is a range of 11 classroom books published under a separate imprint and covering the junior secondary level in Economics, Mathematics, English and Social Studies. The site provides a catalogue of publications, online ordering, a means of submitting corrections, and links to other sites.
Electrotechnology IndustryTraining Organisation promotes the skill needs of industries in the education and training sector and delivers industry training services.
- Federation of WEAs in Aotearoa New Zealand Inc.
Contains information about WEA, the organisation which provides adult education courses, forums and seminars on subjects. Has information about regional centres and the courses they run as well as details of the book discussion group scheme and publications.
- First academic tutors : first for your tuition needs
First Tutors is a private tuition agency that provides tuition throughout New Zealand for entrance exams, NCEA levels 1-3 and tertiary level examinations. The site provides a facility for tutors to register with the service and for students and parents to find tutors. Also includes testimonials, frequently answered questions and tutoring tips.
- Gifted Kids Programme
GKP aims to identify and provide educational opportunities for gifted children mainly from lower income communities.
- HETTANZ : Home Economics and Technology Teachers' Association of New Zealand
The Home Economics and Technology Teachers' Association provides a forum for teachers to share ideas and experiences. HETTANZ promotes professional development and encourages research related to home economics education.
- Institute of Registered Music Teachers of New Zealand
Includes information about teacher training courses and the IRMT Diploma. Also provides a database of music teachers.
- Leadership Development Centre LDC : developing the capability of public sector leaders = Ara Kaiārahitanga
The principal delivery organisation for senior leadership management and development in the public sector. Online booking for seminars and clinics, enrolment in the executive leadership programme, lists of fellowships, a career focus, course finder service and publications.
- Literacy Aotearoa : choice, change, freedom
Provides services to adults seeking literacy assistance. Includes information about the organisation - examples of student writing, news magazine, description of training opportunities and list of members.
- Māori Education Trust
The Trust administers a wide variety of scholarships, grants, and awards to encourage Māori participation in tertiary education. Includes application forms.
Gateway to information about the Māori qualifications which are part of the National Qualifications Framework under Field Māori. New Zealand Qualifications Authority.
- Ministry of Education = Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga
Site has information for parents, educators, administrators and students and describes each of the educational sectors governed by the Ministry. Also has overview of the Ministry, goals, mission, aims and statistics, including official documents.
- Montessori Aotearoa New Zealand
MANZ site is for all New Zealanders involved in Montessori education. Provides information for parents and educators. Explains Montessori philosophy and teaching and provides a list of schools.
- Music / Nelson School of Music
Site provides information about the School, news, tuition and events. Includes online booking option and seating plans.
- National Centre for Research on Europe, University of Canterbury
A multi-disciplinary centre concerned with a broad range of European issues, which aims to to stimulate and develop post-graduate research on European topics and to raise awareness of Europe within New Zealand, both in universities and among the wider public. The site provides information about the Centre and the people associated with it. Online resources, and links to other sites of interest, are also included.
- National Youth Theatre Company : N.Y.T.C
Information on an Auckland-based musical theatre programme and its staff; performances, workshop and classes; and information for cast teams.
- New Zealand Association for the Teaching of English = Te Pouhere Whakaako o Te Reo Pakeha o Aotearoa
NZATE site includes publications; contents pages of current and past issues of the journal English in Aotearoa; subscription and conference information.
- New Zealand Association of Private Education Providers
Features information about NZAPEP, an organisation for private tertiary education institutions. Includes events calendar; details of workshops and conferences; and a newsletter, PEP talk.
- New Zealand Catholic Education Office = Te Tari Mātauranga Katorika o Aotearoa
An agency of the New Zealand Catholic Bishops' Conference. It assists Catholic integrated schools in their mission to provide Catholic education. Includes resources for teachers, schools and families, details of courses for teachers and publications.
- New Zealand Educational Institute : NZEI = Te Riu Roa
Information about NZEI, the union representing staff employed in primary, secondary and area schools, early childhood centres, specialist education services and colleges of education. Includes sections on industrial and professional issues, with online articles, press releases, submissions, and reports. Includes newsletters such as NZEI news, NZEI negotiations news, and NZEI campaign news.
- New Zealand National Commission for Unesco = Te Kōmihana Matua o Aotearoa mō Unesco
Information about the Commission and its secretariat, Unesco in New Zealand, news and events, current initiatives and publications.
- New Zealand School of Export
Provider of professional qualifications in exporting and international trade which have been internationally accredited by IATTO (the International Association of Trade Training Organisations).
- New Zealand Teachers Council = Te Pouherenga Kaiako o Aotearoa
Provides information about the process of teacher registration (teacher licensing in New Zealand). Includes information about approved education programmes, professional ethics, and complaints procedures, also online newsletters, research reports, and media releases.
- NZALT, New Zealand Association of Language Teachers
Professional association of over 550 teachers of languages (other than English or Māori) from the primary, secondary and tertiary sectors. Includes professional development, conferences, publications, news.
- NZPTA : partners in education
Site of the NZPTA, a non-profit, voluntary organisation supporting parent and whanau involvement in schools. Contains news and information for parents, teachers and members.
- NZQA New Zealand Qualifications Authority = Mana Tohu Mātauranga O Aotearoa
The New Zealand Qualifications Authority co-ordinates qualifications in education and training, maintains national standards, ensures recognition of overseas qualifications and administers national secondary and tertiary examinations. Their Web site provides current information about NZQA's services and is primarily intended for education and training providers, ITOs, employers and others involved or interested in post-compulsory education and training. It has links to other relevant Web sites and careers information.
- Quality Public Education Coalition Inc.
Voluntary coalition of parents and educators concerned to promote high quality within each sector of public education.
- REAP-ISP : Rural Education Activities Programme
Central Plateau REAP (Rural Education Activities Programme), based in Taupo, New Zealand is one of thirteen REAPs established to provide educational support and assistance which does not duplicate other work in the districts they serve. The site provides access to a range of search engines, databases, news & news service information, information about Taupo, with selected links to children's education sites, information about REAP and the range of REAP-ISP services.
- Special Education
Special Education (also referred to as GSE) is a group in the Ministry of Education focused on providing services - directly and indirectly - to children and young people with special education needs. Provides information on government policy and gives links to local services and contacts.
- SPELD NZ : [web site]
History of the Specific Learning Disabilities Federation, courses provided by SPELD, directory of member associations.
- Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand
The council is an organisation for teachers run by teachers with a focus on professional issues. It exists to enable teachers to take responsibility for the standards of the teaching profession.
- Think student exchange, think NZIIU : the ultimate learning adventure
Site developed by the New Zealand Institute of International Understanding with information for overseas secondary school students who want to spend time in a New Zealand school as an exchange student. Includes information how to go about joining the scheme as well as what to expect in New Zealand schools.
- Tune me in : MENZA's online home
MENZA site has information about the society and its branches in the regions. Also includes news, events calendar, publications and membership information.
- Wairarapa REAP
Wairarapa REAP (Rural Education Activities Programme) provides educational services to the Wairarapa Community in early childhood, primary and secondary schools, and to adults through its community programmes. Information about the organisation and its programmes; newsletters; annual report.
- WestREAP : pathways to learning + Te arahou
The Westland REAP site, Rural Education Activities Programme provides educational services throughout Grey & Westland Districts by means of community programmes and courses.