Category Archives: Education

In which Pooh looks for a 21st Century Education Part 4

‘Pooh!’ ‘Yes?’ said Pooh. ‘When I’m – when – Pooh!’ ‘I’m not going to do Nothing any more.’ ‘Never again?’ ‘Well not so much. They don’t let you.’ Pooh waited for him to go on, but he was silent again. … Continue reading

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In which Pooh looks for a 21st Century Education Part 3

In Part 2, Pooh, apparently disillusioned with his experience with a 21st Century Education, announced to Piglet that though he didn’t know what it looked like, he was just going to try and catch a Good Education because the century … Continue reading

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Here we go again: another intervention injustice

I have substantial amounts of information about goings-on at Wairoa College, some of it scandalous, but that can be looked into by the ministerial inquiry I’m calling for, I just want concentrate here on the bureaucratic behaviour around the appointment … Continue reading

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Rangiora High School: attempts to discredit Authority decision: explosive staff meeting: why Hekia resigned: $m of blood money found

This posting begins quietly, setting the scene, one in which a principal and a board are unjustifiably dismissed on the basis of a secret report. In the process, I believe the commissioner compromised the Strategic Leadership Team (SLT) which partly … Continue reading

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Down to detail now: Hekia in deep trouble

Fight over $12M in assets Rangiora High School board of trustees’ meetings 2014: Allocated funds: Peggy’s utterly proper actions It is now time for exact detail to demonstrate that the appointed commissioner and her boss, Hekia Parata, but mainly through … Continue reading

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Forum! by and for teachers and principals.

Networkonnet is now offering a new place to communicate your ideas: Forum! If you have something to say about current education and want it read by a large number of teachers and principals, send it to: Allan Alach ( or … Continue reading

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Rangiora: claim and counterclaim – then a demand for Parent to reveal identity

 A Parent says: May 13, 2016 at 6:05 pm Perhaps you should take a look at the Board minutes of Sept and Oct 2014. The person who prompted investigation into the sale of the house you are discussing was none … Continue reading

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