APN has a proud history of running a free, multi-media education programme dedicated to helping educate and develop informed, socially-aware youth across New Zealand. Newspapers in Education (NiE) programmes and resources promote student literacy and analysis of the news and media, while encouraging effective use of newspapers in the classroom.
The NiE programme offers:
- archived NiE pages, previously published, with accompanying teaching suggestions and downloadable lessons
- e-Editions, during school term times in eight APN newspapers
- Front Page Builder, where students build a newspaper front page online, within this website
- printed teacher resource manuals
APN's Newspapers in Education programme operates across seven APN regional daily newspapers offering classroom resource for teachers, and a useful home-schooling tool for parents.
Newspapers contain up-to-the minute information on current affairs and a wide range of learning areas. They help develop a variety of skills and thinking competencies that link to The New Zealand Curriculum objectives.
Newspapers help students to:
- develop a reading habit
- develop thinking competencies
- connect with their communities
- encourage social action
- engage students in e-learning environments and opportunities
- bridge the gap between the classroom and the world
- act as a springboard to further inquiry
They read, they think, they interact, they respond. Students are on their way to becoming active citizens.
Teachers, find out how to order a newspaper subscription at a reduced rate to schools.
Teachers and parents, find out more about our Literacy in the Home programme, where selected homes in participating regions receive free newspapers.
Schools, find out about The Year That Was tabloid publication. Showcase your school's philosophy and achievements and spread the word in your region. Published each year and inserted inside your local APN daily nrewspaper.
The APN NiE programme is partially funded by sponsoring partners. Newspapers and supporting resources are delivered FREE to schools. NiE coordinators in each region are available to visit schools to demonstrate the programme resources and run teacher workshops. All services to schools are free.