St Peter’s Catholic School, Cambridge High School and University of Waikato funded to trial innovative teaching approaches

Electorate news
Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Local MP Louise Upston says she can’t wait to see the results of the St Peter’s Catholic School (Cambridge) project in 12 months, which has been given $41, 544 as part of a $10 million fund to encourage innovative teaching practices.

“I’m happy to see our local education providers working together for the benefit of children here in the Waikato,” Louise Upston said.

“This project focuses on teachers enhancing boys writing through e-learning pedagogy”.

“The project is one of 39 selected in the first round of the Teacher-led Innovation Fund – part of National’s $359 million Investing in Educational Success initiative.  The initiative aims to encourage collaboration between schools and lift teaching practice.”

This current funding round is committing about $2.6 million of the $10 million fund.  The next funding round will open in November. 

“These projects will trial new ways of doing things, and undertake important research.  National’s unrelenting focus is on raising achievement for all students, and where these projects are successful, other schools will be able to learn from the successes,” Louise Upston said.

More information on the fund is available at: http://www.education.govt.nz/ministry-of-education/specific-initiatives/investing-in-educational-success/teacher-led-innovation-fund